JLP Inspiring Minds

Mission

To provide a close-knit learning community that supports all students socially, academically, emotionally, and physically regardless of their skill level and will help to develop them to their fullest potential.

Vision

To have a child centered approach with international awareness to develop, inspire, empower, and nurture our learners so that they become strong successful individuals in a global society.

Core Values

  • Inspire for Innovation and Excellence
  • Empower, and develop a growth mindset
  • Create a Positive Learning, and Growing Environment
  • Embrace Diversity and inclusiveness
  • Build Athletes and International Minds
  • Ensure that employees, families, and children are important and treated with the highest level of care, respect, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Encourage creativity, personal development, and self-confidence

Our School Profile

School & Preschool Director

Julie Bergeron

A French Canadian Origin that started as an international attorney in Europe, they moved to the Canadian foreign affairs and the United Nations, mainly HCR and UNICEF, in the area of child protection and humanitarian work, around the world for over 15 years. Her last mission was in Africa with her young son which led them to move back to Florida in 2013 to set up one of the only school aged licensed after school program in Broward in 2014. During COVID, the center extended its program to e-learning children. This brought the idea of opening a small scale private school for K-3 children who want to achieve their highest potential in an international setting.

Lead Teacher & School Assistant

Nina Green

Nina Green born in Kingston, Jamaica to parents who were the 1st- generation of their family to emigrate to the United States. They always instilled the value of education in their children.

She graduated from Hampton University with a bachelor’s in psychology and an emphasis in education. She received her Master’s in Elementary Education and certifications in Reading and Teaching English to Second Language Learners. She taught in the New York City as well as in Westchester, NY.

Nina developed an entrepreneurial spirit from both parents and left the school system to open her own Preschool/Daycare called the Learning Playground, before she moved to Ft. Lauderdale, where she continued to teach Elementary School impacting and fostering lifelong learning in all her students. While Nina taught, for years she tutored in the library and students’ homes, before she decided to open the Essential Learning Centre Inc. During COVID-19, the Essential Learning Centre Inc. served as an e-learning site and later expanded.

Nina has always had a dream of one day opening a school that meets the needs the needs of all students fostering creativity, independent thought, and cultural awareness.

Preschool Assistant

Andrinch Duplessy

A wonderful mother of 5 speaks 2 languages with over 10 years of working with children dedicated to insure that young children receive the best education as possible. motivated to continue to put forward the best education & knowledge toward this program and future endeavors to come.

Preschool Partner

Chris Nadler

My name is chris Nadler I have been in child care/children sports training for the past 12 years. I am a father of a beautiful little girl, Khloe. For the past decade I have learned what it takes to truly make a difference in each child’s journey through life. I am also a certified EMT/Paramedic so its safe to say your children will be in the best of hands at IMP. I look forward to helping your children as they grow and continuing to provide them with a positive environment to cultivate their young minds. Welcome to Inspiring Minds Preschool!

Quotes

Do not focus on what you cannot do; take a look at what you are capable of. You will feel confident and learn new things along your way.

Albert Einstein

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Colin Powell

Success is the result of perfection, hard work learning from failure, loyalty and persistence.

Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Kofi Annan

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

Mary Anne Radmacher.

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow,

Bill Cosby

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure,

Epictetus

Only the educated are free-

George Carlin

Don’t’ just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to questions everything.

Scott Hayden

Teachers have only three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and love of bringing the first two loves together.

Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    Program Overview

    At School, we provide a well-rounded curriculum geared to address all students learning styles. We aim to develop the whole child, not just academically, but mentally and physically as well.

    The subject areas and curriculum at our school is aligned with the Florida State Standards as well as National Standards, with a focus on international studies and the arts. At academy we offer the homeschool environment, smaller class sizes, with a hands-on approach to learning. We offer Technology and Media classes to prepare students for our new tech industry. We have sports, such as basketball, cheerleading and soccer, to develop our students natural athletic ability and talents which studies have shown helps students improve academically.

    We have adopted a child-centered approach to ensure our students are receiving a well-balanced and quality education. Having a multi-grade class is a benefit for our students to learn on a higher level. Why? This way they can receive foundational support in their current grade and begin learning concepts in their upcoming grade, right in the same classroom.

    At Academy we focus on our students’ abilities, not just their age or grade level. Students will receive differentiated instruction and individualized attention, because of our smaller class size.

    Our Curriculum

    Kindergarten-1st Grade

    Our Kindergarten-1st Grade Curriculum is designed to instill a strong foundation in reading and math. This will lay the groundwork for the students to be successful in the 2nd and 3rd Grade.

    Our Kindergarten-1st Grade Class will receive instruction in English Language Arts, Science, Math, and social studies taught through a thematic unit. The students are taught at a developmentally appropriate pace through a hands-on approach.

    1st-2nd Grade

    Our 1st-2nd Grade Curriculum is aligned with the Florida State Standards. Classes receive high quality instruction in English Language Arts, Math, Science, International Studies, Technology and Media, and Music Appreciation.

    Our 1st-2nd grade class has developmentally appropriate lessons and activities through a hands-on approach. The students receive instruction through differentiation and small class size, which is linked to high student achievement.

    2nd-3rd Grade

    Our 2nd – 3rd Grade Curriculum is aligned with the Florida State Standards. Students receive high quality instruction in English Language Arts, Math, Science, International Studies, Technology and Media, and Music Appreciation.

    Our 2nd – 3rd grade classes have developmentally appropriate lessons and activities with a hands-on approach to learning. The students are grouped based on their ability through difference and smaller class size. With highly effective instruction, active learning and critical thinking practices students will be prepared for the upper elementary level.

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