Welcome to
The Academy at Craig Ranch

Premier Child Care and Education from Infancy to Pre-teen in McKinney, Texas.

Our Core Mission

At the heart of The Academy is a commitment to providing top-quality education and care. We believe in fostering an environment where every child can flourish physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Through personalized assessments and regular parent-teacher interactions, we ensure that our educational practices align closely with the needs of our students and expectations of their families.


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Dive into our virtual tour to see our state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about what makes The Academy a beacon of early childhood education.


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Feel free to browse through our extensive gallery to get a glimpse of our vibrant classrooms and playful learning spaces. From busy morning activities to peaceful nap times, each photo captures the essence of our nurturing environment.

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Grounded in Faith and Belief

Sponsored by Brookhaven Church, we hold strong to values that nurture a sense of community and spiritual well-being. We strive to instill love, respect, and a sense of purpose in all our students, guided by our faith-based environment.

"As the Curriculum Director here at The Academy, I feel blessed to see God’s work in action every day. Our preschool is a place where children are nurtured with love, guided by faith, and inspired to learn and grow."

- Ms. Casey

"Our curriculum is designed to spark curiosity and creativity, all while instilling Christian values. We blend educational activities with teachings of kindness, compassion, and respect. Watching the children explore, discover, and develop their unique gifts is truly a joy."

- Ms. Casey

"I am continually amazed by our dedicated teachers. Their love for God and their passion for teaching shine through in everything they do. We support them with ongoing training and resources, helping them to provide the best care and education for our children."

- Ms. Casey

"At The Academy, we believe in the power of early childhood education grounded in Christian faith. It’s an honor to be part of this wonderful community where children feel safe, loved, and excited to learn every day. I encourage all parents to consider our beautiful preschool for their child’s early education. Together, we can help them build a strong foundation in both academics and faith."

- Ms. Casey

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."

- Proverbs 22:6

"I've been with ACR for two years, working with infants—a challenging but rewarding role. The fact that half of our class has older siblings also at ACR speaks volumes about our care. Witnessing the children's joy during chapel enriches my days. I wholeheartedly recommend ACR for its impact on young lives. God bless."

- Jean Rodgers

"I'm grateful to be part of The Academy at Craig Ranch, where my role as a Pre-K Teacher allows me to fulfill my spiritual mission. It's a blessing to see the children grow and come to me with their heartfelt prayers. Thanks to our Director, Crystal Anderson, for her leadership, and to Nelson and Nancy Eagle for their support in our endeavors."

- Teri Silva

That Cares

Leadership That Cares

Led by CEO Nelson Eagle, our management team brings years of experience in developing faith-based educational programs that cater to young learners. Our staff is dedicated to making every day at The Academy a special one, filled with learning, laughter, and growth.

Years of experience now exceed 100!

Group 11

"We LOVE The Academy at Craig Ranch. My daughter has been at the school since 2019. She has loved every class she has been in. We couldn't be happier with the staff and teachers. Everyone is so kind and do a wonderful job teaching the kids. We have been so impressed with all our daughter has learned!"

- Libby R.

"We absolutely adore The Academy at Craig Ranch! Being a new mom, I was so nervous about leaving my 8 week old in the care of strangers while I went back to work. We’ve only been with the academy for a month and these women are now far from strangers! I feel such peace walking in the door every morning knowing my baby boy is being taken care of by such kind and genuine women. The leadership is so welcoming and understanding and I can tell that they want my childcare experience as a new mom to be a great one!"

- Bethanni S.

"Like any parent we were super nervous about leaving our kiddo anywhere but we are so glad we landed here. The front office staff has been so patient with us in answering any questions and addressing any concerns. I do have to give Ms. Jenny a special shout out. She is our kiddos teacher and she has been amazing. Our daughter can be a tad reserved with other people, but I can tell for certain she completely feels safe and happy with Ms. Jenny. Again, we are so happy to be a part of the academy!!"

- Alexandria R.

"My son has been attending the Academy since 2019 for his pre-K, Kindergarten, and a summer camp, and he loves his school as well as his teacher and all of his classmates. The Academy at Craig Ranch is an excellent school. The teachers are very friendly, and they build strong relationships with the students. Since the Academy is a fairly new school, everything is clean, safe, standard, and modern. The administration knows the students by name and care about how they are doing academically as well as each student’s well being. The kids are well behaved, and the curriculum provides the right amount of challenge without pushing kids too hard. In conclusion, The Academy at Craig Ranch is a great place to grow in your faith in God and develop many lasting friendships."

- Maryam A.