Cranium Academy

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4068 Winter Garden Vineland RoadWinter Garden, FL 34787

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  nitajivaj

    Reviews: 1

    excellent school!
    nitajivaj (1 review)
    7/20/2015

    my son was very happy at cranium. this school has given a lot of time, effort and planning in their school infrastructure and academics! the teachers are awesome. i recommend this school will full heart.

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  fuego630

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    Best School Ever!!!
    fuego630 (1 review)
    5/21/2015

    We have had our son at Cranium since 2010 and our second son started in 2014. Our fist son was non-verbal at 3 years old and even though he was making great strides he still was unable to communicate with words, he did however use sign language fluently. While looking for preschools our first concern was how the teacher would communicate with our son. We choose Cranium due to it being one of the few schools to offer a curriculum including sign langauge. Our son thrived in his class and was able to learn more signs to help him communicate. He is now a very talkative and sweet child who will be attending Cranium again next year for first grade. Cranium is not only a wonderful school with amazing teachers, it is a second home for our boys and a second family for us! I can't imagine entrusting my childrens education or life with any other school. If you want an exceptional education for your child Cranium Academy is the place to go!!!

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  tifvittas

    Reviews: 1

    best school
    tifvittas (1 review)
    6/05/2013

    My family moved to the Orlando area a little under a year ago, we researched the best schools in the area for our daughter. I can not express such admiration, gratitude for Cranium Academy. My daughter just completed her bachelors program, she once a shy little girl has blossomed into a vibrant, creative and articulate child, she has been stimulated in learning through this amazing school. we are so proud of her progress and its due to her teachers, curriculum and owners of Cranium. We look forward to enrolling our son in January. Thank you Cranium you have exceeded all our expectation. We look forward to watching her grow as she attends the VPK program in August. We hope you have an amazing summer and see you soon. tiffany

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  LindaRoy2

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    We also love this preschool
    LindaRoy2 (1 review)
    3/23/2011

    Both our kids have been going to Cranium Clubhouse for six months now. We are so happy with their preschool. Our oldest boy had been to 2 different preschools in the past and he has made more progress at Cranium Clubhouse in 2 or 3 months then he made in the last two years. We love the Explorers curriculum, which seems to be building up both of our boy's critical thinking skills. I am a Montessori parent and decided on Cranium Clubhouse partially based on their modern approach to teaching kids how to use and build their critical thinking skills. My only thing to suggest would be that they try to offer a K-2 school in the future. I feel their unique critical thinking approach to teaching would continue to benefit my boys even more if they had that chance - at least we found Cranium now so at least they get this exposure while they are still in preschool. Linda+Roy+2

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  MarthaTheMOM

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    Great Preschool and Camps!
    MarthaTheMOM (1 review)
    2/14/2011

    My kids have been going to Cranium Clubhouse for several months now. My daughter is in the preschool and my boy joins her during holiday and summer camps. Both my husband and I think the world of Cranium Clubhouse. The progress that our daughter has made has been beyond our expectations. We had looked at so many schools before Cranium and none of them were anything like it. We love the atmosphere.....the learning environment.....the educational curriculum. We have gotten close to most of the other parents in our daughters class and most of their kids had been at other preschools and all of them can not stop saying how happy they are to have their kids in the Cranium preschool. Oh yeah and our boy......he just thinks Cranium is cool and that is about all we can get out of him but what do you expect from a 7 year old boy who is.......all boy (takes after his daddy). Regards, Martha and Family

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  MumMum

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    Much promises - Disappointing delivery
    MumMum (1 review)
    12/10/2010

    Not satifsfied that the school is delivering all it promised at the tour. Staff are are stiff lipped and unfriendly. No one even looks up or says hello when we are picking up or dropping off the kids. I guess having full enrollment means that they can slack on service and be absolutely snotty.

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  JamieTZR

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    Fantastic Place
    JamieTZR (1 review)
    3/16/2010

    Our child has only been in the preschool for a few months and we love it. Between our two kids we have had lots of experiences at other preschools before finding Cranium. Everything from the education to the decor to the teachers and staff = we can not stop talking about it to our friends. Our 1 year old will be signing up for their new Gym classes too.‎

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  MelindaMom

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    We love this place
    MelindaMom (1 review)
    2/06/2010

    We moved our children over to Cranium Clubhouse and their preschool a few months ago. There was nothing wrong with their old place but we felt they were not getting challenged enough academically. I am so happy to say that Cranium has been outstanding. The curriculum, staff and environment is outstanding. Next year a few of my friends from the old school will be joining us over at Cranium.

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  TwoJobMom

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    We are so happy
    TwoJobMom (1 review)
    2/06/2010

    We moved our boy over from another preschool about 2 months ago and have been so happy with Cranium Clubhouse. It is such a unique place. I am astonished at the level of stuff they learn and due there everyday. Our small group of Moms will end up having five kids in the same class next August as they are all coming over from the other school and joining us.

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  Sally16

    Reviews: 1

    Appearances can be deceiving
    Sally16 (1 review)
    1/12/2010

    Don't be fooled by the fancy murals and treehouse decor. I was very excited to check out the new Cranium Clubhouse and I left extremely disappointed. I had a number of people recommended them to me who had attended their previous location in Dr. Phillips and I have discovered that since they moved to the new location in Winter Garden the quality in their product has declined. As one of the other reviews mentioned, I found some of the staff to be unprofessional and borderline rude. And just for the short while I was there I was not comfortable with how the some of the staff seemed to be handling their classes. I would not recommend sending your child to Cranium Clubhouse.

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  Melinamom

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    My child said that it was her BEST birthday ever!
    Melinamom (1 review)
    11/02/2009

    What a great Party! My daughter said that it was her BEST birthday ever! All of the kids really liked the crafts and bounce houses, as well as the games. Mindy and Isabela did a fantastic job. All of the variety of activities kept the kids engaged and entertained. We received so many compliments from parents on what a fun, smooth, organized birthday party we had at Cranium Clubhouse, Thank You!!

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  GordonFamily09

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    Cranium Clubhouse is Superior in all Aspects!
    GordonFamily09 (1 review)
    10/19/2009

    Cranium clubhouse is unlike any other preschool. The curriculum is based on relevant research that identifies effective strategies for making the greatest impact on childrens' learning. It incorporates gross motor play, physical fitness activities, fine motor manipulation, and exploratory hands-on learning experiences that support the childrens' natural learning style. The teachers are highly qualified, nuturing leaders. Cranium Clubhouse is superior in all aspects and I wouldn't consider any other place for my daughter.-Lauren Gordon, mom and pediatric occupational therapist.

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  MDMike

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    Cranium is the best!
    MDMike (1 review)
    10/14/2009

    I wanted to let everyone know how pleased we have been with the preschool and tutoring classes at Cranium Clubhouse. The front desk staff and teachers are so nice and the learning environment is great. My youngest child goes to their preschool and my oldest goes to their afternoon tutoring classes. I could not help reading a response below and wanted to state some things I have observed. They have a separate lobby door that is controlled with an electronically controlled security procedure. I have been there on two separate occasions when grandparents have tried to pick up kids that were not in the system and both times I heard them call the parents and then check photo IDs. Once I finally get inside my child is always with her class and teachers and they make sure I am her parent (well they know me of course) before I get her. In terms of playground stuff..they have this huge indoor playground they have a large matted gym area and another recreation area that is inside with air conditioning). In addition I have picked up my kids early on a few other occasions(once at 10am and another at 11:30am)from the outdoor playground and it was completely covered with shade. I remember asking the teachers about this and they said the buildings walls keep the outdoor playground shaded all morning. In addition they have this huge sail looking shade structure that covers the playground equipment. We also love the customized learning programs (technology and animation geek - guilty!).

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  SpiDMommy

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    Awesome Birthday Party!!
    SpiDMommy (1 review)
    10/11/2009

    We just had a party for my 4 year old today, and it was a blast. I am not used to having everything done for me, the set up, the clean up, and the running of everything. The instructors were amazingly energetic, and very happy to incorporate my son's love of Spiderman in to everything! What a day to be able to ENJOY the party, instead of worrying about everything. A++ I recommend this place to all moms who would like to keep their children happy, and their own enjoyment high!!

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  • Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL -  mommy36

    Reviews: 1

    Worst Preschool Ever!
    mommy36 (1 review)
    10/10/2009

    I have to say i was EXTREMELY disappointed with this establishment. I signed up before they opened and all the owner would do is rave about the staff, security, and innovativeness of the school. Of course we were excited, only to find out the exact opposite. My child attend for a few weeks before i decided to stop. There is absolutely NO SECURITY. They have a door that locks, but there is no type of identification required, the staff relies on recognizing people as they come in, there are no security cameras, and once a person is inside they could basically leave with any child they wanted to. They promised the playground would be adequately covered and it is NOT. The equipment gets hot and my child was burnt on it. The teachers are not ALL friendly. I arrived early to pick my child up and witnessed a "teacher or assistant" mocking a child who was visibly upset and whining so she mocked his whining and had NO control over the kids she was watching. Some of the assistants take snack away from the students in order to discipline them, and the stories can go and on. I pulled my child after a few weeks and i know many people who have done the same. I expected extraordinary care and teaching techniques to be occurring for the outrageous price and that is NOT the case. To me and many friends it seems like they have talked a big game and spent money on the beautiful murals and decorations, but are skimping in other areas. The individuals rooms are very bland, they use some

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Business details

Features

  • Camera Surveillance
  • Certified Teachers
  • Fenced
  • First Aid
  • Meals
  • Open Observation Policy
  • Play Areas
  • School Transportation

Curriculum

  • Activity-Based Learning
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Computers
  • Field Trips
  • Foreign Languages
  • Math
  • Montessori
  • Motor Skills
  • Music & Dance
  • Physical Education
  • Reading
  • Social Skills Development

Sessions

  • After School
  • Full Days
  • Half Days

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

Cranium Academy - Winter Garden, FL - Best Of 2012 - Kudzu.com

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • TUE
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • WED
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • THU
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • FRI
  • 9:00am
  • 6:00pm
  • SAT
  • 9:00pm
  • 6:00pm
  • SUN
  • 12:00pm
  • 6:00pm

Payments Accepted

  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

Year Established

2003

Languages Spoken

  • English