Cambridge Academy's educational philosophy encourages a learning environment that stimulates and nurtures children's growth and development. Our unique learning atmosphere incorporates a careful blend of Traditional, Contemporary, and Montessori styles of learning through teacher directed activities and structured play. We believe that each child should be provided with experiences of self-esteem, which are essential in the adjusting, exploring and growing stages of child development. This approach ensures that each child's learning experience at Cambridge Academy will be nurtured at the proper pace and level, and will provide them with the educational foundation for a bright future.
In 1996, Jennifer Rivera opened her first preschool in Pembroke Pines, FL. Her innovative approach of integrating a well-designed enrichment program and hiring degreed teachers to incorporate a balance of Montessori, Traditional and Contemporary Learning Techniques proved to be an instant success and became the educational foundation for over 1000 families over the next 17 years. In 2001, Jennifer made the decision to move to Brentwood, TN to raise her children, to open another preschool and continue her educational vision. Jennifer's hands-on experience in designing, building, and operating her first preschool was instrumental in her design of Cambridge Academy. In 2004, Cambridge Academy opened its doors to many excited parents and children. Through word-of-mouth, Cambridge Academy filled to capacity with over 100 families on the waiting list within the first few months. Cambridge Academy currently has and maintains a 3-Star Rating by the State of TN. We are very proud of our accomplishments and our school.
With Cambridge Academy operating Monday - Friday from 7 am to 6 pm year round, safety and security is a top priority. Parents feel secure knowing that all classrooms are closely monitored through our state-of-the-art security cameras. In addition, all exterior doors are locked and monitored at all times and a private PIN number for each parent is required for child check in and check out. When it comes to your peace of mind, you can count on us for the highest possible safety and security standards.
Cambridge Academy takes great pride in our quality team of educators. Cambridge Academy's stringent hiring practices combined with ongoing professional training requirements sets us apart from our daycare competition. We perform thorough background and reference checks to ensure every teacher candidate possesses the credentials which meet or exceed all state and local requirements.
Additionally, our educators must have the qualities and skills for providing a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment for each child. Every team member receives additional professional development and supportive evaluations throughout the year.Our Director has a college degree with an emphasis in early childhood education and over 10 years of successful hands-on experience with
preschool age children at Cambridge Academy.
We absolutely love this school. After coming from a different school in the same area the difference is night and day. Our son is so excited to go to school everyday now. Each day we get a hand written sheet of all his activities for the day. The staff is all very friendly too. As our family grows in the future we will definitely be bringing our little ones here.
We absolutely LOVE Cambridge Academy. Our son rushes me out the door in the morning so he can go to school. The staff are all very friendly and makes us feel like family. I love the structure they provide their students. I have full confidence that our son will be ready for Kindergarten in the fall after attending this preschool.
We have nothing but fabulous things to say about Cambridge Academy. We have had two children attend this school and it has been an extremely positive experience. As a former Kindergarten teacher, I realize the importance of Kindergarten readiness for the children and parents when looking for a preschool. We feel it is a balanced curriculum of academics and play. Cambridge Academy fully prepared my daughter for success not only academically but also nurturing her character development. We feel this is demonstrated by example. The staff do not speak "at" my child but "with" my child. They engage them in conversation and they do not talk down to them. There is a level of respect to the kids that you don't often see in other schools.
The staff is like family to us and we would do anything for them and we know they would do the same for us. Cambridge Academy is a hidden gem in Maryland Farms and we feel extremely lucky to have found them!
I was a long time parent of Cambridge and sent both my daughters to school there. The staff was always loving and great about keeping parents informed of their child's day to day activities and progress. The prep for kindergarten was out of this world. Much better than other schools that could be deemed as nothing but "daycare's". Management was always great with parent communication. Both my girls are in public school now but if I needed childcare again I would definitely go back to Cambridge.
We have an 8 month old who has attended Cambridge since she was 4 months and we absolutely love it! The Directors, Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Jennifer, are wonderful and do a great job communicating with parents. They know all of the parents by name and are very familiar with each child and their individual needs. I cannot say enough good things about her teachers! They are very friendly, warm, and have a lot experience caring for infants. The teachers genuinely care about the children and it shines through. When our baby was sick with broncheolitis her teacher even checked in on her after hours to see how she was doing. Our baby gets a lot of attention and is always happy and in a good mood when we pick her up. We tried another school nearby and did not have a good experience. The difference at Cambridge is the staff! They truly make you feel like a family member and not just a number.
Both my children currently attend Cambridge Academy. In fact my Son has been going there almost 4 years!!! Each day I'm given a work sheet listing the activities of their day. This is just what a parent needs to start the perfect dinner conversation. In fact, during one dinner conversation, my Son spoke a few words of Spanish!!! We were so excited!!! My 2 year old Daugter is also thriving at Cambridge. As we walked up the stairs the other day , she counted all 27 of them on her own. The teachers have become members of our family over the years and they have done a wonderful making education constructive and fun. This school was recommended to me by another parent and I'm so glad they did.