Education First named in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America
Edu1st, a company that stands out for its Revolutionary 21st Century Early Childhood Education program, ranked 46 on the list of the nation’s fastest growing education companies.
Weston, Fl, September 29, 2009 -- Education First Inc (Edu1st), a company that stands out for its Revolutionary 21st Century Early Childhood Education program , was recently named in the 2009 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. Inc. magazine ranked Education First No. 46 on the “Inc. 5,000” list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held education companies. Moreover, Education First was ranked No. 3,693 on the third annual overall list.
Edu1st not only offers an outstanding educational program for children, but also incorporates continuous professional development for its staff by proving them with top of the line training on Thinking, creativity and routines, to keep their team up to date with what is going on in the world, the 21st Century skills and personal and professional growth. Edu1st is also committed to parents, offering on-going parental conferences and workshops open to the community, offering free conferences on the skills needed to be competitive in this century. And last but not least, Edu1st goes beyond offering consulting services to international schools and businesses interested in leadership skills, thinking skills, conflict resolution and strategy for the work force and cultures of learning for the 21st century.
"We are extremely honored and excited to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, this acknowledgement reinforces, even more, our commitment to our children and their families" said Ana Fernandez, President and CEO of Education First Inc.
Since debuting in 1991, the Inc fastest-growing private U.S. company list has served as evidence of the significant accomplishments of entrepreneurial companies.
The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2008.
About Education First Inc
Education First, Inc., a profit corporation, was founded in January, 2000 by Gilberto Pinzon and Ana Maria Fernandez. Both husband and wife have been involved in education for more than ten years as educators and administrators. Edu1st owns and operates 4 preschools for children 1 to 5 years of age in Broward county, Florida, serving more than 360 children of 250 families. Moreover, the company has positioned itself as a leader in education and thinking, becoming a training center for local and international teachers, as well as, recognized educational consultants of Education for the 21st century.
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