Our programs create warm and engaging Cultures of Thinking for children 3 months to 8 years to thrive towards passionate, autonomous learners capable of building happy, balanced, and meaningful lives for themselves. We follow the VESS curriculum, a holistic educational model approved by the Florida School Readiness Program and certified by the Department of Neuroeducation at the University of Barcelona.
VESS is carefully crafted to utilize research-based strategies during play to go beyond targeting developmental stages and nurturing important mind habits and thinking skills: Critical thinking, innovation, grit, a scientific mindset, music and art appreciation, bilingualism, and emotional intelligence.
Our Preschool Program brings the world into the classroom!
Every detail, from our strategic classroom distribution, the Language of Thinking our educators use, to the exciting learning opportunities we create, is carefully crafted to engage curious minds in awing experiences that lead them to want to know more and to think deeply.
We nurture life-long curiosity and cultivate children’s innate love for learning in a diverse, bilingual environment that responds to children’s interests and developmental stage.
Now implementing new COVID-19 safety procedures based on DCF and medical experts’ recommendations.
Infants 3 months - 12 months
Our Infants program prioritizes affection, personalized care, daily multi sensory experiences and a safe but exciting space for discovery, providing a complete environment for babies to thrive and be happy in. Our experienced educators understand that emotional safety comes first for babies, and the importance of respecting each baby’s unique routine and rhythm. Our teachers compliment warmth and fun with rich Thinking Language during play that assure babies wholesome development into autonomous little learners.
Your once baby is now a Toddler, eager for exploration, independence, and self-expression. An environment that is warm, challenging, safe, exciting and that fosters autonomy and self-esteem.
Their imagination is at its peak and should be encouraged. This is an important time to challenge their gross motor skills and to develop important cognitive functions.
Our Toddler Program is strategically designed to captivate Toddlers’ innate curiosity and imagination while promoting autonomy. While our hands-on sensory activities surprise them daily and encourage them to explore the world through play, our Thinking Strategies help them comprehend it.
Our experienced educators create a warm environment that prioritizes emotional safety, design a physical space that promotes autonomous exploration; plan exciting activities that surprise Toddlers daily, and use VESS Thinking Strategies to promote deep thinking.
As your Toddler turns two, they enter an exciting new chapter!
Our Two’s Program focuses on deep learning and comprehension of topics, always through each child’s unique interests and learning rhythm. Educators plan hands-on, multi-sensory activities that capture their inquisitiveness and take a “mentor role” as they use our Thinking Strategies to challenge and promote deep understanding.
With two-year-olds’ growing desire to “do things by themselves,” comes an array of feelings that we take advantage of to help children learn to regulate emotions, value those of others, and develop a growth mindset “I can,” no matter the adversities.
Our educators promote social skills, conflict resolution, and the value of teamwork through our small group work approach and positive discipline strategies.
As your little one turns Three, their inquisitive mind is more active than ever.
Our PK3 Program takes advantage of this age’s eagerness for discovery and places children in an environment built to potentiate each child’s unique interests. Our Teachers take a “mentor” role, using our Thinking Strategies through play to lead each child towards their own discovery. Pre-reading and writing skills, mathematical concepts, and a scientific mindset are always prioritized, but always through exciting activities that are meaningful to the child and respond to their areas of interest.
Our small group set-up encourages the sharing of ideas and teamwork. Our main goal is autonomous little learners with the tools and desire to take over the world and make it a better one.
Pk4 - Pk5 (VPK)
Our goals for PK4/5 go beyond preparation for Elementary School and into developing Thinking skills that promote their creativity, out of the box thinking, deep understanding, and problem-solving. We do so by promoting each child’s unique passions and needs in a space with multiple learning setups that respond to various interests and complement this with research-based Thinking Strategies to challenge them intellectually and promote deep comprehension.
We develop autonomous, adaptable kindergarteners with the tools to build fulfilling and balanced lives beyond school.
Edu1st.PreK 2 Go Online Early Learning Program.
A program designed to support parents in providing a rich and wholesome early learning experience at home for children ages 0-5 years.
We partner with parents to design a thorough learning program for children through carefully-crafted virtual sessions, home activity ideas and parental support, including educational videos, live webinars and one-on-one sessions.
Our program is led by early childhood education professionals and tailored to fit any family’s schedule and needs . We plan a complete and personalized learning program, and follow up on your child’s specific progress and milestones through target setting and progress report sessions.
Our After School Program provides Elementary school children with a stimulating and fun environment.
They are assisted with their homework, involved in our physical program, and will enjoy various supervised activities.
An afternoon snack will be provided for the children attending the program. Transportation to and from the child’s local elementary school is included in the program. We currently have transport for the following schools:
The Factory of Fun is a bilingual Camp for children 3 months to 8 years, offered during Winter, Spring and Summer months.
Our Factory of Fun provides age-appropriate seasonal activities that immerse children in a variety of topics: wiggle, walk and crawl, down in the deep, high in the sky, wild world, we are one, to name a few, as well as Sports classes, field trips, and special visits.
Weekly themes inspire creativity, challenges, teams, and a different focus on sports and games. All topics engage children in exciting activities that provoke their inquisitiveness and need for discovery; educators complement these activities with our thought-provoking Thinking Strategies that lead children into deep learning about the world.
Our camps are now implementing new COVID-19 safety procedures based on DCF and medical experts’ recommendations.
We work in partnership with families and commit to a dynamic, innovative, and evolving program based on the latest findings in neuroscience and education, responding to the needs of children in today’s world.
We understand the difficulties of being parents in this century. That is why we are here to support you, guide you, and be your experts, providing all the necessary advice related to your children’s education.
Our environment makes everyone feel safe and at home.
Accordingly, we offer a variety of resources, free for the community such as webinars, workshops, Baby & me classes, Thnikning adventures, and Storytelling, and much more.
It is necessary to reserve your space since we have a limited capacity in each event.