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Sunshine Learning Centers is now Cadence Academy Preschool!

About Cadence Academy Preschool

We’re parents too. We understand that choosing the best educational child care for your child is one of the hardest decisions you have to make. By providing an environment for your child where they can grow and thrive, we are confident that Cadence Academy Preschool in Valencia, California is the best preschool you can choose.

At Cadence Academy Preschool we integrate the most important elements in any child care or preschool – giving your child a fun educational experience and care from an amazing team of teachers. Combined, the value our preschool offers is unparalleled. We extend our school’s value by including enrichment classes such as Spanish, Sports, and Technology without additional fees.

And, we are proud to have been selected as the Best Childcare Center in Santa Clarita Valley!

Cadence Philosophy

At Cadence Academy Preschool, we believe that each child is a special gift, entrusted to our care by their parents. Each day, opportunities for exploratory learning are built into the preschool program schedule. Enthusiastic and dynamic teachers open a world of learning that children love to explore. We provide a positive, loving, controlled environment where children beg to come back… not an atmosphere of negativity where “don’t” and “stop” are prevalent words.

Our childcare center is designed to champion children to grow intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically, by cultivating a lifetime love of learning. Our philosophy emphasizes honoring God and our country, cultivating the importance of family and the community, instilling core values that make a difference in your child’s life.

We maintain no more than 9:1 student/teacher ratios, most schools operate at 12:1.

Communication with Families

Our teachers and staff are passionate about forming a strong partnership with you to ensure the best possible experience for your child. Teachers provide daily communication with families and seek to understand your unique needs. Parental involvement is the key to a successful program, and parental concerns are both respected and supported by the Cadence staff. We are here to help and support the work you are doing with your children at home.

Our Team

Jackie Major

Jackie Major

Assistant Director

Hi there! My name is Miss Jackie. I am the Preschool Assistant Director here at Sunshine. I have a Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies from Cal State Bakersfield. In 2012, I started in Sunshine’s After School program and shortly after, became a Preschool Assistant Teacher and made the transition to Preschool Teacher. I taught preschool for 5 years before stepping into the role of Assistant Director. I absolutely love welcoming new families into our Sunshine Family!

Denton Novick

Denton Novick

After School Director

My name is Denton Novick and I have worked in early childhood education for 8 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and hope to start on my master’s in the near future. I started at Sunshine as an After School Counselor and then became a driver shortly after. I worked my way up to Lead Counselor and now I am the Director of the After School Program.

I met my wife 14 years ago and have been married for 7. We have two beautiful children who both currently go to Sunshine. My wife also works in the field of early childhood education and has a master’s in the subject. We both love working with children as it is our passion and maybe one day we can pass it on to our children.

Keelan Pratt

Keelan Pratt

Administrative Assistant

My name is Miss Keelan and I am the Administrative Assistant here at Sunshine. I attended Sunshine as a child and knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher and work with kids. In 2004, I started working in Sunshine’s After School program while completing classes in Early Childhood Education. Shortly after I joined the preschool staff and taught both preschool and Pre-k for 14 years before transitioning into the role as the school’s Administrative Assistant. I love working with children and making the preschool years a positive experience for them and their families.

My husband and I bought our first home here in Valencia and love all that the community has to offer. We enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.


NAEYC Accreditation

Every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, schools must go through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years. In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.

Reviews from Parents

4.6 Rating based on 64 Reviews Leave A Review
megan marlatt • Google
I say it all the time, but really don't know what we'd do without Sunshine. Our kids have been coming here for over 4 years now, and they love it as much as we do. Not only do they provide before school care, but transportation to and from campus as well. All those random days schools are closed (furlo days I think they're called?), Sunshine is open on every single one. Christmas Eve, NYE, Spring Break, Winter Break, and SO many other holidays, Sunshine is open. Even through the pandemic, they've managed to keep kids safe and having fun even with all the changing regulations that were being thrown at them on a daily basis. I've never felt uninformed - communication is always very strong. Although Summer 2020 was not the norm, their Summer Camps are always the best. You won't find a camp with more field trips and fun events than at Sunshine. Even when my kids are grown, I'll always be thankful for this place!
Martha Luckett • Google
We have been with sunshine North Valencia since 2013. We have 2 kids. 11 and 5 years old. When both parents have to work you normally count with family members to help you with your children in every day life. You need a village! We were not fortune enough to have close family members helping us in this journey so the next step is the scary idea of leaving your kids somewhere else. Sunshine North Valencia is simply OUR village. The place our kids see as fun, family, friends, joyful, Loving, caring....... our home away from home. There has been numerous time when pick up comes and we are begged by our kids to comeback later to pick them up “we are having a great time, please pretty please “ and on top of that they are learning!!! We have experienced their day care, preschool, pre-k and summer caps. I can not say enough about this place! Every member of this family are professional, loving, caring, genuine in everything they do for everyone there. We completely understand the fear of leaving kids somewhere other than family members. If you are looking for the best place ..... this is it! The challenge of covid-19 has made it even harder to make decisions . Sunshine North Valencia has taken every precaution possible to make our journey as smooth as it can be. They have implemented every CDC recommendation made for schools, they take very serious every protocol implemented. A real peace of mind for the ones needing to keep working and having a safe place to leave your most valuable treasure..... your kids. Thank you for always bringing sunshine into my sons life. We truly appreciate you North Valencia Sunshine.
ricagari • Google
Gosh, where do I start :-) Sunshine has been an absolute BLESSING to our family! Not enough words can express how SINCERELY loving, caring, professional, and competent the administration and teachers are at this wonderful school. Ryan, Taylor, the teachers, the counselors...they all collectively make this school top-notch! You can honestly feel the hard work and teamwork that everyone puts in to make this preschool the best it can be. And like in any organization, it is the tone set at the top. Ryan and Taylor sets this tone CONSISTENTLY with smiles on their faces each and every day as you walk into Sunshine :-) This is my 5 year old son’s second year at Sunshine and I have to repeat again what a blessing each and every day has been for our family. My husband and I are both full-time working professionals who commute to Downtown LA and Ventura, and it is EXTREMELY important for us that our son is in the best possible care while we are at work miles away. Sunshine has delivered 1000%!!! From the first day, I have never ever felt doubt or reservation because everyone there has PROVEN themselves to us. I would consider myself a friendly, happy, and easy-going person but when it comes to my kids, I am painstakingly fastidious, discerning, and very selective. Mommy boxing gloves come out. So my LOVE for Sunshine speaks volumes! My 2.5 year old daughter will be starting Sunshine in June this year, and I can’t wait for her to join this AMAZING institution, almost perfect in every way a preschool can be, in my opinion. Like I always tell’s the best preschool in town, hands down! We are so PROUD to be part of the Sunshine family!
Pao Leones • Google
Excellent staff and caring teachers! Preschool, Pre k and now TK have met my expectations.

Cadence Academy Preschool

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Preparing Your Child to THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.