Awards & Recognitions

Brickell 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!


FSIA got 100%   in the VPK Score VIP Kids got 97% in the VPK Score

This year First Steps International Academy has been recognized as a TOP School in Broward County. We receive a 100% , perfect score for VPK in Weston.

Also, in the area of Weston, VIP Kids has been recognized with an almost perfect score of 97%.

Let's celebrate this amazing achievement for both schools.

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.


Inc 5000

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.


CONGRATLATIONS PWA! Your passion and dedications is visible to everyone who visit the school.



The inspector and Mrs. Anita Platt, the lady in charge of QRS, both commended the passion in the PWA teachers and loved the thinking culture that has been established in the school.

They were so impressed with what they saw that they sent another QRS inspector the very next day to see the school and set it as an example.

To celebrate the achievement, Ana Maria and Gilberto went to Pines West and presented each team member with a flower bouquet and a thank you card.


“Andrés Bello Award” Honors Educator Andreina Story.
Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce of the United States and Sylvan Learning Center Recognize Those Who Have Made Exceptional Contributions to Improving Education.

Miami, Florida (Grassroots Newswire) October 22, 2012 -- In honor of teachers who have made outstanding contributions to improve education, Sylvan Learning Center with the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce of the United States (VACC) hosted the 2nd Annual “Andrés Bello” Teacher Awards celebration on Friday, October 12th, at Barry University in Miami, FL.

Andreina Story has been the Director of VIP Kids Bilingual Preschool since 2009. She has coached international teachers and served as a coach and bridge to integrate the American culture with that of Latin countries. Mrs. Story has blossomed into a passionate, energetic and exceptional educator and has earned the students and parents respect and trust.

Elena Dolinski de Montilla is the Executive Director of Sylvan Learning and one of the most influential Hispanic community leaders in Broward County. She co-presented with another Director of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce Mr. Regulo Araujo, the “Andrés Bello Award”; an annual event that brings together educators and Hispanic community leaders to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month.

In her speech, Mrs. Dolinski de Montilla recognized the need for a diverse teaching staff and educators. She noted, “Every child has a basic right to a great public school with qualified educators who can serve as role models and share similar cultural experiences”. Mrs. Dolinski de Montilla also acknowledges the talented educators that shared the stage as winners of the “Andrés Bello Award”, and encourage them to reach out to the children.

With pride, we want to congratulate and celebrate Andreina Story's Andres Bello Award. Her passion, dedication and commitment to make a difference in every child's life was recognized with this Teacher appreciation Award last night. Congratulations Andreina, and thank you for being such a great teacher, director and person!!!