Parents want the best for their children, including the best education available in their community. Fortunately, Waterford Lakes private school options include the innovative and creative Amazing Explorers Academy.
The program includes a forward-thinking curriculum built on the foundations of STEAM learning — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. It also is centered on the pedagogical approach to early childhood education first developed in Europe that promotes creative, hands-on learning, self-guided exploration, and personal expression.
Phone: (407) 543-2103 Age: 6 weeks – 12 yrs old Open: 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Waterford Lakes Private School Programs
At The Amazing Explorers Academy, children as young as toddlers learn to develop self-identity, social relationships with others, and collaborative learning. When acquired at an early age, these skills can help make children more adaptive, creative, and successful throughout their education and into their adult lives.
Students are guided by highly trained educators who help them learn and grow through a variety of fun and exciting activities. They also learn to inquire, participate in special projects, and even take field trips designed to help them think at a higher level of intelligence and express themselves with inspired creativity.
The Next Generation
The Amazing Explorers Academy is the Waterford Lakes private school that prepares young children to guide their own future through innovation, creativity, and unprecedented critical thinking skills and collaboration. Based on the pedagogical Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood learning first developed in Europe and imported to the US for the 21st Century, students are encouraged to explore their own interests and create their own ways of expressing their thoughts and ideas through “non-verbal languages” such as sculpting, playacting, and physical movement.
It’s an innovative, unique approach to early childhood education that yields the highly successful results today’s parents want for their children. For the Waterford Lakes private school that is unlike any other, call to make an appointment for you and your child at 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!"