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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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.