Cranium Academy offers a completely unique preschool experience combining advanced learning with imaginative social and play experiences.
The Next Generation of Preschool
Ages 2 – 5, VPK available
Our exclusive curriculum helps our students soar beyond ABC’s and 123’s into active critical thinking.
Children gain comprehension through interactive learning journeys rather than memorization, exploring ‘how’ and ‘why,’ and developing life-long learning advantages.
Schedule a Tour
The best way to see what we do is to come see for yourself. We believe you will clearly see what makes Cranium Academy so special! Please contact us to schedule a tour of either our Winter Garden – Windermere or East Orlando (near Lake Nona) locations today.
As a Cranium Academy preschool student, your child will benefit from:
Advanced, technology-based learning skillfully balanced with creative play, discovery and hands-on exploration.
A modern Montessori approach to critical thinking.
A custom learning path based on frequent skill assessment and analysis to help achieve his/her ultimate learning potential.
Exclusive curriculum soaring beyond ABC’s and 123’s into dozens of additional topics including astronomy, earth science, biology, art, world travel, foreign language, physics, weather, wildlife, public speaking, drama, social skills and character development.
Innovative programs designed to build cognitive, critical thinking, gross and fine motor skills, while fostering social, emotional, speech and language development.
Continuous engagement, challenge and motivation for learning as we change environments throughout the day, altering structured and technology-based learning with social play and hands-on discovery.
Large indoor and outdoor play areas featuring the latest gym and playground equipment.
Structured athletic gym program developing gross motor skills, strength, and coordination.
Revolutionary teaching techniques delivered by caring teachers focused on positive reinforcement and praise to build confidence.
Ongoing communication between teachers and parents with progress reports, teacher conferences, and continuous updates.
Access to a homework website loaded with fun, interactive activities to help parents reinforce learning at home.
Advanced curriculum which exceeds the highest common core state standards (CCSS).
Engaging instructors with low student-teacher ratios.
Cranium Academy Preschool Advantages
Advanced Reading & Math – Custom Learning Paths
Traditional school curriculum is centered around teaching all children in a class the same skills. Cranium Academy was founded to solve this problem. We test and monitor students throughout the year while providing a custom learning path for each child that is integrated into their reading and math learning journeys throughout each day.
Critical Thinking – Explorers
In addition to advanced reading and math, Cranium Academy offers our exclusive Cranium Explorers program featuring Montessori type critical thinking lesson plans that cover the four scientific domains: life, earth, physical and process science. Through Cranium Explorers, children build creativity, focus, communication, confidence, critical thinking and cognitive skills while exploring topics such as:
Students not only learn about the weather, they become junior meteorologists who can predict the climate using critical thinking skills. They don’t just learn about dinosaurs, they become young paleontologists embarking on journeys through time to explore what life was like in prehistoric times. At Cranium Academy, students go beyond ‘what’ to explore ‘how’ and ‘why,’ discovering a true love of learning along the way.
Cranium Academy recognizes the importance of art as a language, and an important form of self expression. Our teachers utilize two core art programs, along with art integration within other programs such as science, social studies and reading. Art highlights include:
Preschool through sixth grade art curriculum that meets all national art and state specific art standards.
An animated interactive art program that teaches students the “language” of art while developing critical thinking.
Exploration of art history, including appreciation of art periods, styles, famous pieces and museums around the world.
Cranium Academy uses base components of our core kindergarten through sixth grade writing program in our preschool to give even our youngest students a head start in fine motor skill development. This program links writing as a form of expression, while focusing on fun and achievement.
Cranium Academy curriculum introduces languages such as Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) while taking children on virtual journeys throughout the world. They learn about famous places and how children use language to live, learn, and play within various cultures.
Cranium Character, our exclusive ongoing character education program, integrates character education and positive discipline techniques throughout each day. Students benefit from:
Engaging character education focused on building character traits such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship
Fun character curriculum utilizing real world scenarios and creative strategies that match emerging cognitive abilities
Positive discipline techniques that nurture the development of life skills, while encouraging ethical and responsible behavior
Structured Gym Program
Our Winter Garden facility incorporates an indoor and outdoor state-of-the-art gym divided into Fun-Zones (over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor fun space). Our structured gym program develops a child’s gross motor skill proficiencies while building:
Gross motor skills
At Cranium Academy, we value music as a powerful learning tool that helps children develop into well-rounded individuals. Our preschool students begin to discover the marvelous wonders of music including beats and rhythms, instruments, and more! Cranium Academy teachers use music to:
Stimulate retention and overall learning capacity
Enhance communication and cognitive skills
Expand abilities in other academic areas
Fully engage students while making learning more fun!
Preschool students at Cranium Academy benefit from some of the lowest student to child ratios around:
10:1 ratio for oldest kids
Down to 7:1 for youngest kids
Most other facilities use Florida Child Care standard ratios which are up to 15 to 1 for three and four year olds and 25 to 1 for five year olds.
Preschool Classes & Schedule Options
We have a variety of schedule options to help meet the unique needs of every family. Please call for more information and to schedule a tour.
Our preschool classes include:
Ages 4 – 5, or one year from entering kindergarten as of the Fall Semester
Ages 3 – 4, or two years from entering kindergarten as of the Fall Semester
Ages 2 – 3, or three years from entering kindergarten as of the Fall Semester
Note: For Academy students we have a schedule that allows us to be open every week day with the exception of only 8 scheduled closing days per calendar year. Please call for more details on special holiday, spring break, and summer camps.
Extend for a Day Option
Parents of kids in the regular or extended day school options can pay for additional time on an as needed basis. This must be confirmed to ensure proper student/teacher ratios.
Our preschool schedule options, offered for each class listed
days per week
Mon thru Fri
days per week
Mon, Wed, & Fri
days per week
Tues & Thurs
Pick a time schedule that works best for you and your family
Regular Hours (Preschool only)
Drop off: 8:30 – 9:00 am | Pick up: 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Drop off: 8:30 – 9:00 am | Pick up: 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Drop off: 7:00 – 7:30 am | Pick up: 5:30 – 6:00 pm