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Leading Education for the 21st Century

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   whatisvpk What is VPK?vpk_fsia

VPK stands for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program.

The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education (VPK) Program is a FREE educational program created to prepare every four-year- old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. The VPK program offers each child an opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life by offering quality programs that include developmentally appropriate curricula with a focus on early literacy skills, developmental standards, accountability, substantial instruction periods, manageable class size, and qualified instructors.

  When can my child take the VPK?

    • During the Fall, 540 instructional hours, for the whole school year; 3 hours daily: Totally FREE
    • During the Summer, 300 instructional; 8hrs daily. Totally FREE
    • We also offer an extended VPK Program, where you can take advantage of the 3 free hours, with a complementary session.
    • Part time: M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
    • Full time: M-F 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
    • If your child didn’t take the VPK during the School Year and is eligible, he can take advantage of the Summer VPK Program 

 

   who_vpk Who is eligible?

If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK program.

In addition, as of July 2016, children born between February 2nd and September 1st may attend VPK either that program year or postpone attending until the following program year as long as the child has not yet been admitted to kindergarten.

VPK Age

  how_vpk How? 

  • Families may register at any time before August 21 st at the following link: www.vpkhelp.org  (It is important to have in mind we have limited spots available)
  • You need to provide proof of residency and child's date of birth when registering.
  • You can come to our schools and we will help you in the process

 

   what_vpk What does VPK offer?

  • As educators in a modern world, at Edu1st, we believe that one of our greatest responsibilities is that of instilling in our students a balanced approach to their life. An approach with which each individual uses his or her own wisdom and intelligence to give greater meaning to learning and the things they do. This approach is conducive to our ultimate goal of equipping our students with the necessary tools to lead a Meaningful Life with Balance and Wisdom, a VESS life. 

     

     

  • At Edu1st, we understand the difficulty that educators experience when faced with new insights and the reality of their classrooms. In order to breach the divide between theory and practice and give educators the appropriate tools to allow them to achieve the full potential of their educational endeavors, Edu1st has sought out, integrated, designed and implemented a variety of tools that have proven to be effective in helping educators breakdown obsolete paradigms to incorporate change and optimize their job.

    With these tools, we are forming from infancy, world citizens with an ethical mind that are able to live a VESS life. These tools generate an impact in teachers, helping them in their own learning process, encouraging a thinking language that enriches the environment where children grow up, and promoting a cultural change that involves children, teachers, parents and the entire community in the creation of cultures of thinking.

    Edu1st integrates all these components and presents them to teachers and institutions in a clear, engaging and pleasant manner through the VESS Curriculum.

For more information, call us or request a tour to learn more about this program.

    

   whatisvpk What is VPK?vpk_fsia

VPK stands for the Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program.

The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education (VPK) Program is a FREE educational program created to prepare every four-year- old in Florida for kindergarten and build the foundation for their educational success. The VPK program offers each child an opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life by offering quality programs that include developmentally appropriate curricula with a focus on early literacy skills, developmental standards, accountability, substantial instruction periods, manageable class size, and qualified instructors.

  When can my child take the VPK?

    • During the Fall, 540 instructional hours, for the whole school year; 3 hours daily: Totally FREE
    • During the Summer, 300 instructional; 8hrs daily. Totally FREE
    • We also offer an extended VPK Program, where you can take advantage of the 3 free hours, with a complementary session.
    • Part time: M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
    • Full time: M-F 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
    • If your child didn’t take the VPK during the School Year and is eligible, he can take advantage of the Summer VPK Program 

 

   who_vpk Who is eligible?

If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1, your child is eligible for Florida’s FREE VPK program.

In addition, as of July 2016, children born between February 2nd and September 1st may attend VPK either that program year or postpone attending until the following program year as long as the child has not yet been admitted to kindergarten.

VPK Age

  how_vpk How? 

  • Families may register at any time before August 21 st at the following link: www.vpkhelp.org  (It is important to have in mind we have limited spots available)
  • You need to provide proof of residency and child's date of birth when registering.
  • You can come to our schools and we will help you in the process

 

what_vpk What does VPK offer?vpk

VPK Fall School Year:

  • 540 instructional hours
  • Lead instructor with Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Classes can have a maximum of 11 students with one lead instructor or a maximum of 20 students with a lead instructor and an assistant
  • Graduation Ceremony and End of the Year Show
  • No Registration fee to enroll in VPK Program

VPK Fall Extended Program:

  • 540 instructional hours
  • Lead instructor with Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Bi-lingual Program (English-Spanish)
  • Visible Thinking Routines program from Harvard University
  • Free babysitting
  • Living the Arts
  • Hands-on, Minds-on
  • Field trips included
  • Classes can have a maximum of 11 students with one lead instructor or a maximum of 20 studens with a lead instructor and an assistant.
  • Graduation Ceremony and End of the Year Show
  • NO Registration fee to enroll in VPK Program

Summer VPK Program:

If your child didn’t take advantage of the Fall VPK Program, he/she is eligible for Summer VPK Program.

  • 300 instructional hours
  • 5 Days a week, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm; 8 hours a day: FREE!
  • Lead instructor with Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Bi-Lingual Program English-Spanish
  • Visible Thinking Routines Program from Harvard University
  • Free Babysitting
  • Living the Arts
  • Hands on, Minds On
  • Field Trips Included
  • Classes can have a maximum of 11 students with one lead instructor or a maximum of 20 students with a lead instructor and an assistant
  • No Registration fee to enroll in Summer VPK Program

 

For more information, call us or request a tour to learn more about this program.

Edu1st preschool horz 

 

  • Brickell
  • Bright Minds
  • First Steps
  • Pines West
  • Smart Beginners
  • VIP Kids

Lista de Formadores:
Edu1st.Consulting - Ana Maria Fernandez

Ana Maria Fernandez - USA

Directora Ejecutiva & Presidente - Education First Inc.

Ana María es la Fundadora y Coordinadora Curricular de Education First Inc. USA. Ana María es Licenciada en Educación Prescolar de la Universidad de San Buenaventura en Bogotá, Colombia. Ella tiene una Maestría en Gestión de la Educación Internacional de la Universidad de New Jersey, USA; (Un programa Internacional). Es entrenadora certificada en Pensamiento Paralelo por el Grupo DeBono de Estados Unidos y está certificada en Mapas de Pensamiento por TM inc. Estados Unidos.

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Edu1st - Gilberto Pinzon
 

Gilberto Pinzon - USA

Vice Presidente - Education First Inc.

Gilberto es Cirujano Maxilofacial y Profesor Universitario. Tiene una Maestría en Administración de la Universidad Americana Intercontinental, AIU de la Florida. Gilberto es el Co-Fundador de Education First Inc. Su liderazgo en el diseño y ejecución del plan estratégico para Education First Inc, ha posicionado a la compañía en el lugar No. 43 entre las compañías de más alto crecimiento en el campo de la educación en Estados Unidos en la década del 2000 al 2010.

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Edu1st - Andreina Story

Andreina Story - USA

Directora de Operaciones y Coordinadora Curricular - Education First inc.

Andreina ha estado trabajando con Edu1st por más de 10 años. Ella empezó como Profesora y poco a poco fue subiendo de cargo hasta llegar a ser la Directora de V.I.P. Kids Bilingual Preschool. Durante este tiempo ella continuo entrenando educadores y ganando experiencia en el área de Culturas de Pensamiento y Habilidades para el siglo XXI. 

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Edu1st - Silvana Carpio

Silvana Carpio - USA

Directora de Brickell International Academy

Silvana ha estado con la compañía por más de 5 años. Ella empezó como Profesora en el salón de los 3 años; un año después ella empezó a trabajar como Formador International viajando a países como Perú y Argentina. En el 2012 llego a ser presentadora Internacional liderando un Instituto Internacional en Buenos Aires, Argentina. También presentó en la Conferencia Internacional de Pensamiento en Bilbao, España en 2015. Entre los años 2012 – 2015 Silvana lideró 2 de los colegios de Edu1st, Bright Minds International Academy y Brickell International Academy.

Actualmente es la Directora de Brickell International Academy en Miami, Florida Y Formador nacional e Internacional. Silvana es Licenciada en educación, graduada con altos honores. Con una Maestría en Administración de Negocios con concentración en Recursos Humanos. Silvana es de Perú, tiene 7 años de experiencia en el campo de la educación y 3 años como Formadora y Directora.

Edu1st - Teri Sousa

Teri Sousa - USA

Directora y Profesora de Pines West Academy

Teri es parte de la compañía desde hace más de 15 años como Profesora y Directora del primer preescolar que Educación First adquirió: Pines West Academy. Más recientemente ella también colabora como Formador para Colegios Internacionales. Teri es de Florida, Estados Unidos. Ella tiene credenciales en Desarrollo Infantil.

Edu1st - Aura Miquel

Aura Miquel - USA

Directora de VIP Bilingual Preschool 

Aura a estado con Edu1st por más de 9 años; Ella empezó como profesora y llego a ser la Directora de VIP en el 2013 así como Formadora Internacional de nuestro Modelos VESS. Aura es de Venezuela y es licenciada en Educación Preescolar en la Universidad Católica Andrés Bello en Venezuela, y tiene 18 años de experiencia en el campo.

Edu1st - Anna Leisse

Anna Leisse - USA

Directora de Bright Minds International Academy

Anna ha estado en la compañía por alrededor de 5 años. Ella comenzó como Profesora Principal en VIP Kids Bilingual Preschool. Después de 4 años en el salón de clase, ella fue promovida como Directora de Bright Minds International Academy; y por los últimos 2 años, Anna ha sido a la vez Formadora del Currículo VESS. Anna es de Venezuela y Licenciada en Educación Prescolar en Caracas, Venezuela.

Edu1st - Ana

Ana María Conde - Colombia

Gerente de Servicios & Formadora VESS Edu1st– Colombia

Ana María es parte del equipo de Edu1st desde el 2016. Ella empezó su trayectoria en educación desde muy joven como voluntaria de Teoría de Restricciones para la educación. En este rol realizó un entrenamiento a nuestro equipo en herramientas de pensamiento para la solución de conflictos, el manejo de la comunicación y la toma de decisiones en el año 2009. Ana Maria esta involucrada en trabajo voluntario para diferentes organizaciones. Una de ellas es The Odyssey Program, buscando impactar la calidad de vida de personas de diferentes partes del mundo.

Ana María es formadora de Edu1st y nuestra representante en Colombia, encargada de la expansión de Edu1st en Colombia y apoyo de nuestro Modelo VESS. Ella es de Bogotá, Colombia y es antropóloga de la Universidad del Rosario.

Edu1st - Natalia

Natalia Marandola - Argentina

Formadora VESS - Colegio Grilli Canning

Profesora de Manejo Ambiental en Nivel Secundario. Asistente de Dirección, acompañando al área de Gestión en la planificación y el desarrollo de planes pedagógicos institucionales. Orientada a la capacitación docente en Cultura de Pensamiento, generando en los alumnos unas disposiciones y hábitos de mente que les permitan transferir sus conocimientos a nuevos escenarios. Formadora de formadores VESS– educando para vivir una Vida Equilibrada con Sentido y Sabiduría- Nivel I, Education First Inc.

Edu1st VESS Coach

Mariana Siancha - Argentina

Formadora VESS - Colegio Grilli Canning

¨Galeano dijo, “La educación no va a cambiar el mundo, va a cambiar a las personas que hagan un mundo mejor”.

Desde que conocí el modelo VESS comprendí mejor estas frases y me sentí con el compromiso y la responsabilidad de hacerlas realidad, porque tengo las herramientas, la pasión y la intención para ello.¨

Desde 1993, ha tomado diversos cursos de Edu1st en Argentina, Miami, y en España fué conferencista de una presentación llamada: ¨El impacto de la aplicación del Pensamiento Visible y la enseñanza para la Comprensión¨. En el 2015 oficialmente se convirtió en Formadora VESS al completar el curso: Formador de Formadores I VESS de Edu1st.

Edu1st - Romina

Romina Di Lisio - Argentina

Formadora VESS - Colegio Grilli Canning

¨Disfruto y valoro cada nueva oportunidad de crecimiento que me desarrolle personal y profesionalmente, que me plantee nuevos desafíos y me brinde la posibilidad de poner en práctica aquellos conocimientos que alcancé conociendo el Modelo VESS y así poder contagiar la pasión por mi vocación, la importancia de reinventar el rol docente como facilitador y la responsabilidad de formar personas analíticas, críticas y autónomas¨

Edu1st - María

María Laura Cabrera - Argentina

Formadora VESS - Colegio Grilli Canning

“La educación no cambia el mundo, cambia a las personas que van a cambiar el mundo”. (Paulo Freire)

2015/16 Formador de Formadores VESS – Educando para vivir una Vida Equilibrada con Sentido y Sabiduría – Nivel I, El Poder de Hacer el Pensamiento Visible.

Actualmente, Directora del Nivel Primario del Colegio Grilli Canning. 

 

Pablo Martin Barrabes - Argentina

Formador VESS - Colegio Grilli Canning

 

 
 

15th Anniversary Video

Edu1st-WE ARE ONE! from Edu1st on Vimeo.

At Edu1st we are true believers of how much can be achieved through teamwork. It is for this reason that we are in constant pursuit of strategic alliances with other organizations, that along with us have as a goal to make a difference in education and have an impact on future educators.

 


Logo Universidad de la Sabana
Internship Framework Alliance

The alliances with La Universidad de la Sabana was established as part of their curriculum in their different mayors. Students are required to complete an internship throughout a semester. The internship consists of a co-training model between Edu1st and the university, students apply the theoretical and practical knowledge they learned during their career in our schools.

 

If you are interested in creating an alliance with Edu1st, please contact us.

We will be more than glad to hear from you.

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