Waterford Lakes

Amazing Explorers Academy fosters a nurturing environment where little minds open up to develop lifelong learning skills designed to inspire, connect and engage the great minds of the 21st century.

Are you open for adventure?

Amazing Explorers Waterford Lakes
Address: 11001 Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando, FL 32825

Phone: (407) 543-2103
Age: 6 weeks – 12 yrs old
Open: 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

The Amazing Director

Ms. Vanessa Diese

My name is Vanessa Diese and I am honored to be the director at Amazing Explorers, at Waterford Lakes. I have been in the education field for sixteen years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Inter American University of Puerto Rico. I taught in two amazing schools in Puerto Rico for seven years. As my passion for education grew, I moved to New York City to pursue my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Special Education thus broadening my knowledge in child development and their various learning styles. I then taught in New York City for five years. My husband got a great job opportunity in Chicago and that is what brought us to “The Windy City.” I became a director at a wonderful Preschool where I developed my leadership skills and built strong relationships with my teachers, families, and management team.

New career opportunities have brought my family to Florida and we could not be any happier to be in this beautiful weather and working in such a great school. My husband and I have a toddler that is joining the AE family. 

As an educator, I strongly believe that all children are entitled to quality education in a nurturing environment. My teaching philosophy is that children learn through exploration, curiosity, and play. There is so much learning and growth through exploring our surroundings. It is my goal that each child’s experience at Amazing Explorers helps them meet their potential and develop age-appropriate milestones. I strive to guide and support our teachers and ensure that our curriculum standards and goals are being met. I am a passionate educator and I would like to continue motivating teachers.

As a director, I will strive to ensure a quality experience for our enrolled children at Amazing Explorers. I benefit from being aware of parents’ needs and wants for their children’s education. More importantly, I care about the care that is given to your child at our school. I look forward to a successful academic school year with your child.                


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As an educator, AEA has become my second home. It is a lovely place to work. The curriculum, the facility, the resources, and the administration are the best. They are always willing to help and support our Team. I feel so blessed to be able to inspire children and teach them with all my heart and a big smile  
-Ana Gomez (Teacher Assistant)


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