Edu1st Month of Thinking
Members of Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Spain, and USA network were working and sharing together the VESS Model.
Thank you Edu1st.Preschools for welcoming us!
Raising Healthy Kids
We all want what is best for our children. But, sometimes, what is best is not so clear. In this issue of Well1st Newsletter, we demystify five very common nutrition misconceptions for preschoolers, so that you can better guide your little one into a happy, healthy life:
Myth #1: Fruit juice is healthy
Think again. We often think of fruit juices as great sources of vitamins for our preschoolers, but we forget about the sugar load we are feeding them with. A cup of 100% orange juice has 6 teaspoons of sugar – the same amount as an equal serving of soda! The same is true for apple juice, and grape juice beats them both, with 8 teaspoons of sugar per cup. Excess sugar increases your 2 child’s risk of obesity and all its related diseases.
Fruit is the best choice. All fruits are loaded with vitamins, have fiber that keeps their little guts healthy, have a third of the sugar that juice has, and most important, children love them! If you are having a hard time eliminating fruit juice from your child’s diet, limit it to 4 ounces of 100% fruit juice per day. If they are thirsty, the healthiest choice is always water.
Myth #2: I should limit my preschooler’s intake of fat
Myth #3: Offering candy, as a reward for eating their veggies, is a good idea
Candy, chips, fries, ice cream – we’ve all offered them as rewards to our children for eating their veggies or finishing their meals. What we are actually doing, is teaching them that the unhealthy foods are more desirable than the healthy ones: “Ice cream must be great, if mommy gives it to me when she considers that I am behaving well”. This can also lead to seeking the so-called “comfort foods” when feeling stressed, anxious, or sad as adults.
Offer your child a variety of healthy options to pick from. Maybe they can pick between carrots, peas, or broccoli when deciding a veggie for dinner. They are more likely to eat a food if they were part of the decision-making process. You can also offer a healthy reward unrelated to food: “after we finish all of our veggies, we can go to the park.”
Myth #4: Once a picky eater, always a picky eater
It can take up to 10 exposures to a new food before a preschooler accepts and likes it. So don’t give up! Try to expose your child to one new food per week.
Myth #5: I have no power over my child’s taste and food preferences
Expose them to the foods you want them to like, and don’t forget the power of example. If your child sees you eating and enjoying veggies regularly, he or she will probably pick up on that behavior eventually.
Coffee Morning: Raising Healthy Kids:
100% Readiness Program by the State of Florida
Last year was remarkable for Edu1st preschools.
2014-2015 VPK Program Rate was 100% in all of our Broward preschools:
- Bright Minds International Academy
- First Steps International Academy
- Pines West Academy
- Kinovu Preschool
All are contributors to the amazing VPK scores of Edu 1st Schools:
- VPK Teachers & Assistants: Delivery and knowledge of what needs to be taught and how
- School Leaders: Guiding and coordinating of all details
- Families: For their support and trust
Everyone and everything impacts learning, the environment and the results! Hard work and effort is always worth it.
Congratulations to all the team! We are super proud of all of you!
Our Corporate History
Education 1st Inc. is an educational organization committed to providing a challenging and enriching environment of early childhood education for children growing in a 21st impact not only on children, but also on parents, educational providers, and the community.
We are an organization with five Early Childhood Centers in South Florida, two international schools in Bogota, Colombia, and several partner institutions that have been inspired by our VESS Curriculum and are in training and implementing our proposal.
WE ARE ONE!
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the company, teachers, directors and all Edu1st Schools’ staff, undertook the task of participating in recreational activities, which integrated and brought the team together.
During the event, the company’s values were presented and special awards were given to those who live Edu1st values day by day.
¨If I was excited about my work before; now, after this event, I'm much more excited. Thank you for motivating me to take my position in the preschool”, were the words of one of the teachers at First Steps International Academy, who participated in this event.
There is no doubt this event was a success for the company where the outstanding work of an entire team was admired and recognized.
"Thank you to everyone for your passion and dedication!! 15 years impacting the world and it is all thanks to this extraordinary team!!! THANK YOU!!¨ was what Ana Maria Fernandez expressed during her speech at the event, while saying thanking us for all the work done by Edu1st’s magnificent team.
El 24 de Enero del 2014, el equipo de Edu1st se reunió para celebrar una ocasión especial en 1100 South Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, FL 33317 Con el fin de celebrar el 15 aniversario de la compañía, los maestros, directoras y todo el staff de los colegios de Edu1st, se dieron a la tarea de participar en actividades recreativas, las cuales integraron y unieron a todo el equipo.
Durante el evento también se presentaron los nuevos valores que representan a la compañía y se dieron premios especiales a quienes muestran día a día estos valores durante su jornada laboral.
¨Si antes estaba emocionada por mi trabajo , ahora después de esto estoy muchísimo mas. Mil gracias por haberme motivado a tomar mi cargo en el preescolar¨ fueron las palabras de una de las profesoras del colegio First Steps International Academy, quien participo durante este evento.
Sin duda este evento fue un éxito para la empresa, en donde se admiró y se reconoció el extraordinario trabajo de todo el equipo.
¨Gracias a todos por su pasión y dedicación!! Han sido 15 años impactando al mundo y todo es gracias a este extraordinario equipo. GRACIAS!!¨ fue lo que Ana María Fernandez expreso durante su discurso en el evento, agradeciendo por todo el trabajo realizado por su magnifico equipo.