Precious Cargo Academy embraces the concept that early childhood education is where the future begins for a child, a family, a community, and a nation. We are an exceptional preschool that provides a safe, healthy environment with a stimulating early childhood educational curriculum for infants, toddlers and pre-Kindergarten children under the guidance of nurturing, caring and knowledgeable staff.
Our Educational Program: Our educational program is based on the Creative Curriculum, which is a research based curriculum designed specifically to meet the educational, developmental, social, emotional, and physical needs of the children attending Precious Cargo Academy. Every classroom, regardless of age, contains multiple learning centers for a large variety of ways to learn. The centers include Dramatic Play, Manipulatives, Art, Science, Library, Sensory Tables, and many more. These centers are designed to increase vocabulary, introduce new ideas, increase interest in literacy, encourage creativity, build self-confidence, and develop recognition of letters, numbers, sounds, shapes, and colors. The Creative Curriculum provides the best available education in the opinion of early childhood educators and effectively meets the age-appropriate needs of our PCA children.
Extracurricular Activities: In addition to our daily curriculum, Precious Cargo Academy sponsors field trips to the Philharmonic and Barnes and Nobles. We also have special events for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, and Graduation. The children also enjoy our Scholastic Book Fair and visits from our local Police and Firemen. All necessary guidelines for protecting our children are followed during these extracurricular activities.
Chapel: Each week our older children meet with our Christian Education Director, for chapel time which affirms and nurtures their spiritual development. This interactive time includes music, drama, dancing and storytelling. Parents are welcome to participate.
Staff: The staff of Precious Cargo Academy is a professional, dependable, and caring group of teachers. They are dedicated to giving the children the best care possible. All teachers are required to undergo local and federal criminal checks, to receive training in Pediatric CPR and First Aid, and to participate in the Child Care Giver Training implemented by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families. The majority of our teachers have, or are working towards, their Childhood Development Associates Degree (CDA). We are very proud of the teachers at our school. They are able to show patience, love, and understanding as they help each child develop into a happy, caring, and well-adjusted individual.
Ages: We care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old.
Hours of operation: The center is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
Location: We are located just past Sea Gate Elementary School on Crayton Road near the Waterside Shops. We occupy the eastern portion of the NUCC campus. You are always welcome to stop by for a visit and can do so by calling our office.
Precious Cargo Academy
5200 Crayton Road
Naples, FL 34103