Parents considering Waterford Lakes preschool programs now have an exciting new option. The Amazing Explorers Academy offers one of the newest and most successful and creative learning programs for stimulating young minds and sparking creative thinking.
The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education is an innovative, pedagogical learning system the stimulates creative thinking and helps children as young as toddlers learn to express their own unique thoughts and develop their own distinct personalities in a highly nurturing environment.
Phone: (407) 543-2103 Age: 6 weeks – 12 yrs old Open: 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Waterford Lakes Preschool Programs
The Reggio Emilia approach is a pedagogical learning system that gives children more control over the direction of their learning. Rather than forcing children to study by rote memorization, this European style of learning encourages children to think for themselves through touching, moving, listening and observing. Not only does this new way of learning help children learn to express themselves more clearly and intelligently, but it also promotes socialization with other children as well as an exploration of the world around them.
Unlike other traditional education programs, in the learning programs utilized at The Amazing Explorers Academy children are put at the center of their own world. They are viewed as social beings who learn to easily and confidently interact with other children, family members, teachers, and other people in the community.
A New Way of Learning
The program has achieved remarkable success both in Europe and the US. Waterford Lakes preschool participants learn to value respect, responsibility, and community through self-driven exploration and discovery. It’s a highly innovative and unique way of learning that is both highly effective and a lot of fun.
Children learn to express their own ideas through symbolic languages such as art, science, and physical play. And it’s now available for parents of preschool-aged children in Waterford Lakes. To learn more, call or visit The Amazing Explorers Academy.
The Amazing Director
Ms. Lisette Raynor
Ms. Lisette Raynor is the Director of the Amazing Explorers Academy Waterford Lakes Location. She holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors Degree of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Major in Education. Ms. Lisette has acquired a State of Florida Level II Director’s Credential with a VPK Endorsement. Prior to joining the Amazing Explorers Team, she gained more than 25 years of experience working in the field of Early Childhood Education to include 10 years in the classroom working with all age groups, including 1 year as a Lead VPK Teacher, 9 years of Supervisory experience as an Assistant Director in Massachusetts and Florida, as well as 7 years as the Director of a large early childhood program in Florida. As an Amazing Explorers Director, Ms. Lisette’s role entails being in charge of the operations of the program and guiding her Team towards successful goals on a daily basis. She is also responsible for ensuring a safe, nurturing and loving environment, that exudes a genuine sense of collaborative teamwork, for the children and their families. Ms. Lisette has Early Childhood experience in a variety of states around the country as a result of her husband’s 23 years served in the U.S. Army.
"It's very rewarding to watch our ideas and vision come to life right here in Seminole County and to see what the future holds for STEM at Amazing Explorers."
Carol Ann DykesPresident / Central Florida Stem Council
"It's a perfect fit to have this unique, next generation preschool right in our backyard, focused on providing our youngest citizens with the tools and foundation needed to guide us into the future."
Dominic PersampiereMayor of Waterford Lakes, FL
"The curriculum is outstanding and the atmosphere is always so pleasant! When I pick my kids up they are always extremely happy and ready to go to school! I am so happy with everything about this center! I would recommend this place to anyone!"