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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.


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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.

Top Preschool in Miami, FL

signs-event-wowBrickell International Academy as one of the best preschools in Miami

We are very happy and proudly to announce that we are one of the Top 3 Preschools in Miami according to ¨The Best Rated¨. 

This website rated the best preschools in Miami, FL. They are constantly checking customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and their general excellence.

This only motivated us for bring the latest curriculum approach ensuring that children are exposed to reach meaningful experiences the first years of their life, enabling them to develop the skills needed to succeed in any challenge they face now or in the future.

Thank you so much Brickell Community!


Florida Approved Curriculum!

VESS Bilingual International Curriculum

Now one of the only 9 Florida curricula approved for the School Readiness Program that are specialized for children from 0 to 5 years of age.

Edu1st is excited to announce that the Edu1st VESS Curriculum was approved for the School Readiness Program. This means a new and very exciting era for Education First because we are putting Edu1st as a lighthouse in early childhood education in the world.

This is the result of a team's effort to make a difference building cultures of thinking with passion, dedication, hard work and integrity! Congratulations, and many thanks to all!

Edu1st VESS Curriculum, is the only curriculum that is designed with a Culture of Thinking in mind! Our curriculum takes into account and integrates the academic, social and emotional development of the child so that they may reach maturity in all these areas. VESS’ main objective is fostering in each child the thinking and life skills necessary to lead a Meaningful Life with Balance and Wisdom.

This curriculum combines all the fundamentals that children need during the most crucial neurological stage of their lives in order to endow each child with the necessary habits of mind and thinking and life skills to lead a good and productive live.

If you are interested the Edu1st VESS Curriculum is now available to all early childhood centers in Florida who want to go beyond memorization to develop thinking dispositions for the modern world, please contact us with any questions or comments you may have.