Providence Location

Discover Cranfield Academy at Providence!

Our Academy is dedicated to offering children high-quality care while building a strong educational foundation. Days are filled with learning through play, building cognitive and social skills, and exploring the world around them, all while in a safe, secure and loving environment. Our program goes beyond your typical day care.

We set the standards for education, care and safety as evident by our prestigious 5 Star rating by the state of North Carolina. We have gone above and beyond to ensure families consider Cranfield Academy an extension of home.

Nuturing Amazing Little Minds for Future Success


Safety and Security

  • Monitored building security to maintain a high safety standard
  • Comforting, secure environment with quiet places for children to relax

Learning and Fun

  • A 700 sq ft Exploration Room for play and special events
  • A gracious playground with meandering tricycle paths, shaded play area and fun water play activities
  • Unique infant and toddler suites with lovely shaded outdoor play areas


  • A full service, professional kitchen providing healthy, child-friendly meals and snacks that are prepared on site
  • HEPA filters to rid the indoor air of any pollen or dust spores to maintain beneficial indoor air quality


Meals and snacks, included as part of the tuition at Cranfield Academy, are well-balanced and designed to meet children’s nutritional needs without giving them excessive additives or sugar. The menus, designed by our private chef, are healthy and child-friendly with a focus on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and proper vitamins and minerals for a growing child.

Our menu and cooking methods include:

• Certified organic yogurt and milk
• All natural meats
• Whole wheat or whole grain breads
• 100% natural ketchup, olive oil and fruit juice
• Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables
• Apples and bananas are available daily at the front counter in a basket at pick-up times.

Download a printable copy of our menu.

Parent Conveniences


Fresh ground, fresh brewed Starbucks coffee is available each morning. Please feel free to bring your own mug to help save our environment!

Parent’s Night Out

Every third Saturday of the month (and the first three Saturdays of December) we offer a Parent’s Night Out from 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m for $35. Our teachers will be onsite to offer a wide variety of games, activities and fun while you enjoy a night out.

5 Star Rating

Cranfield Academy holds the highest star rating available by the Division of Child Development & Early Education and the North Carolina Child Care Commission. This ranking identifies our program as high quality by exceeding state requirements and faculty education standards.

“The high quality curriculum and the wonderful teachers are just a few reasons that make Cranfield a great preschool for our toddler.”

- Heba Root
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