About our Cary Community

Cranfield Academy in Cary is a private early childhood education center with programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We provide Cary families with high-quality childcare and education programs that promote positive growth and development. With our team of professional early childhood educators, we ensure that every child gets the attention they need so that they grow their intellectual, social, and physical skills. At Cranfield Academy in Cary, we show children that learning is an enjoyable experience that provides a lifetime of benefits.

Cary, NC located outside of Raleigh

Ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States, Cary is located approximately 12 miles west of downtown Raleigh. With a population of approximately 170,000 residents, Cary is a thriving suburb just outside North Carolina’s capital city with many outdoor recreation areas, fine restaurants, and cultural attractions.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Cary is home to Bond Park, which boasts a 2-mile trail that runs adjacent to Bond Lake, a beautiful, tree-lined freshwater lake where visitors can kayak and participate in other water activities. The trail itself is a great attraction for bikers, runners, and walkers.

For those who want to delve a little deeper into nature, Cary is home to Hemlock Buffs Nature Preserve, a 140-acre park with four trails for outdoor enthusiasts to explore. Each trail is unique, with varying levels of elevation and different varieties of foliage. Hemlock Buffs is the perfect place for a picnic, walk, and simply relaxing in the greenery and listening to the sounds of nature.

Safety is a priority in Cary. In 2019, Cary has been repeatedly ranked as one of the safest midsized cities in the United States. These rankings include everything from crime rates to vehicle accidents and Cary scores among the lowest of midsized cities in both categories.

Cranfield Academy: Cary

Cranfield Academy in Cary has built a reputation for being one of the best preschools in North Carolina. With an innovative, child-focused curriculum to its experienced staff of talented and dedicated teachers, Cranfield Academy raises the bar for preschool education.

In addition to providing children with a high-quality education, Cranfield Academy also provides them with high-quality, nutritious meals. Learning requires good fuel and we give our children the energy they need to be at their peak each day. We use the finest ingredients, from fruits and vegetables to whole grains. If your child has special dietary needs, we will serve them accordingly. At Cranfield Academy, we give each child the individualized attention they deserve.

Directions to Downtown Raleigh from Cranfield Academy: Cary:

Downtown Raleigh is about a 25-minute drive from Cranfield Academy: Cary. To get to Downtown Raleigh, take Towne Village Drive to Waldo Rood Boulevard. From Waldo Rood Boulevard, turn right at the 1st cross street onto SW Cary Pkwy then take use the right lane to merge onto US-1 N/US-64 E via the ramp to Raleigh. After 2 miles, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 1A to merge onto I-40 E/US-64 E toward US-64 E/Benson/Rocky Mt. Head. Take exit 299 for Hammond Rd toward Person St. When you see East Jones street you have arrived in Downtown Raleigh.

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