Choose Orlando’s premier early learning center for your child’s bright future.
Welcome to Expanding Minds Academy®
Orlando's premier destination for early childhood education. Our approach centers on experiential learning, fostering deep understanding and comprehensive knowledge development in every child. We're dedicated to cultivating self-aware, confident, and empathetic individuals, ready to face life's challenges and actively engage in our diverse society. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our APPLE Accreditation and Gold Seal Quality Care recognition, alongside our participation in Florida's Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program, ensuring a nurturing, inclusive, and professional environment for all.
Empowering Children to Thrive in a Dynamic World
Expanding Minds Academy takes immense pride in delivering outstanding education and promoting child development. This stems from our commitment to fostering holistic growth and robust academic preparation. We acknowledge the uniqueness of every child, treating them with utmost respect and compassion. Our goal is to cultivate a welcoming, warm learning environment that instills a passion for knowledge and fosters a strong sense of community. Recognizing parents' significant role in a child's academic journey, we encourage active parental participation.
Our distinctive approach allows us to cater to family needs effectively while valuing each child's unique talents and personality. The Expanding Minds Academy Learning Programs, utilizing the Frog Street curriculum coupled with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) learning, enable children to delve into their interests in a secure and nurturing environment. Our curriculum is expertly guided
by a seasoned team of educators, each specializing in different
facets of early childhood education.
Our mission at Expanding Minds Academy is to create a nurturing atmosphere and purposefully designed programs that equip children with skills appropriate for their age and development level, enabling them to flourish in their daily lives.
Our vision at Expanding Minds Academy is to provide an affordable, accessible learning environment that caters to the physical, emotional, and cognitive developmental needs of children across all age groups, empowering them to lead successful lives in an ever-changing world.
Join us in our quest to expand minds. Whether as a family seeking the best educational opportunity for your child or a professional looking for a fulfilling career, we welcome you. Contact us for more information on enrolling your child at Expanding Minds Academy, schedule a tour, or explore current openings to be a part of our dedicated team.
It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.
- Breanna Kirkland -
Meet Breanna Kirkland
A seasoned early childhood education and social work professional, Breanna Kirkland is the innovative mind behind Expanding Minds Academy. A proud Orlando native, Breanna's pursuit of a career in childcare and academics was fueled by her profound love for children. After earning her degree in Psychology, she specialized in Family and Marriage Social Work. This focus on family dynamics and the nurturing aspects of early childhood development provided her with distinctive insights into the unique learning needs of young minds.
In her role as a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Instructor, Breanna identified both the beneficial and detrimental aspects of prevalent academic structures. This invaluable experience guided her in designing an academic environment that optimizes a child's learning potential and encourages holistic development.
Expanding Minds Academy reflects Breanna's commitment to cultivating children's inherent strengths and talents. The Academy's mission is to prepare students for success in competitive examinations at every level. Breanna's decade-long tenure as a customer service professional has significantly influenced her approach, bestowing upon her remarkable empathy, creativity, and responsiveness. Those who know her or have interacted with her admire these qualities greatly.
Breanna is devoted to launching childcare franchises throughout the U.S. to provide comprehensive academic support and creative skills development for Pre-K children and beyond. Among her goals is the promotion of increased female participation in STEM fields. She aims to make this a reality by offering services that are affordable and accessible to families from diverse income groups and communities.
Breanna has always championed the unique abilities of each child and believes that with the right support, these skills can be honed to their fullest potential. Expanding Minds Academy is the realization of her vision, and it continues to embody her commitment to every child's educational journey.
"Absolutely love this school and the staff. My daughter has been going for 2 years and she loves it as well. They send updates throughout the day on what they learn and the activities they’ve done which helps me practice with her at home. The curriculum is very interactive and educational. Highly recommend!"