Neydy Gomez first came across Zaniac Learning while researching different methods through which she could teach her daughter math. Gomez says that because her daughter learns differently than most, she struggled with the more traditional methods she learned in school. Zaniac’s curriculum appealed to Gomez because of its focus on teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts through what she calls “learning through play.”
In May 2015, after two-and-a-half years of planning, Gomez opened South Miami’s Zaniac Learning campus and is a co-owner of the franchise. The campus, like other Zaniac locations, utilizes many innovative ways of teaching STEM, and its most popular entire courses are based on the popular video game Minecraft. The video game that allows children to build virtual worlds using 3D cubes, much how the generation that preceded them might have used Legos. The game has been used to teach several concepts, including math and physics.