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Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool, Ken Caryl! Our goal is to nurture every child who walks in the doors of our daycare center and make the most of these precious early years. We offer children a homelike preschool environment and we take a skill-based approach to early childhood education that allows us to balance intellectual, physical, and emotional development. We are proud to share that we have been voted in the top 3 for Best Preschools of 2021 by the readers of Colorado Parent!

Children have an endless capacity to learn. We believe that the most impactful way to support the development of academic skill is to give children an appropriate level of control over their own learning process. Our teachers provide our students a variety of opportunities to initiate their learning and encourage students to develop curiosity, persistence, and a love of learning!

Preschool Programs

Ascend Curriculum

Ascend Curriculum LogoOur Ascend Curriculum allows us to create unique learning experiences for each child in our care. Our teachers introduce new skills in 9 different subjects each month and modify activities to fit the interests and learning styles of each student. This approach helps children progressively build valuable skill sets that will serve them in elementary school and beyond!

Programs for Elementary Students

Our elementary children enjoy activities geared towards their interests, help with homework, and quiet time for reading during our before and after school program. We provide transportation to and from the following elementary schools:

  • Ute Meadows
  • Shaffer
  • Bradford
  • Powderhorn

During the summer months, our school-age children participate in exciting summer programs, which include lots of field trips and educational challenges.

Getting to Our Preschool

We get to enjoy a beautiful view of the Colorado foothills everyday at Cadence Academy Preschool, Ken Caryl! Our preschool center is conveniently located just off of C-470 in Littleton, Colorado. If you’re traveling on the C-470, you’ll want to get off at Ken Caryl Avenue and go east for a couple blocks, then turn north on Shaffer Parkway and take an immediate left onto Indore Place. Our preschool is one block north of Ken Caryl Ave at 12633 W Indore Pl, Littleton, CO 80127.

Our Team

Ms. Michelle

Ms. Michelle


I am the lead teacher in Beginners. I joined the Cadence family in 2002. Through my teaching experiences, I have learned many techniques for working with this age group. I love implementing sign language with the children and their parents; it has allowed me to fully incorporate language into my program. I have been selected several times to present workshops on toddler curriculum, and sign language at Cadence training sessions. I completed my group lead qualifications through Community College of Denver. In 2004 I was honored to be named the teacher of the year and mentor teacher. I enjoy many outdoor activities with my husband, Ryan, our son Bryson, our daughter Kyla, and Labrador, Jax. I look forward to getting to know your child and working with you to make your little one’s time in my classroom full of fun and wonderful experiences.

Ms. Julie

Ms. Julie


I am a lead teacher in the infant nursery. I joined Cadence Academy in 2006. Most of my experience has been with infants and toddlers. I also have taken college courses on child growth and development. I am married to my wonderful husband of 15+ years and have twin boys, Alex and Blake, and a stepson, Colton. We love to travel and we love Disney World! We try to go once or twice a year and I hope to someday live by the beach.

Ms. Jen

Ms. Jen


I am a lead teacher in the infant nursery. I have been with the Cadence family since 2004. In that time I have been with the infants since 2006. Babies are where my heart is. I am lead teacher qualified and also hold my Infant Nursery Supervisor certificate. I am married and have three amazing children. We enjoy spending time together camping, and playing with our dog, Angus.

Emily Durham

Assistant Director

Reviews from Parents

4.9 Rating based on 49 Reviews
Chrissy Blantz • Facebook
August 23, 2021
The teachers at Cadence have truly become like family to us over the last six years! I highly recommend Cadence Academy for any age!
Cassie Krajewski • Google
July 27, 2021
We absolutely love Cadence and the staff there! My son started there in the infant classroom and is now in the toddler classroom. His teachers really love him as their own, which is the best part of all. His teachers have been at Cadence for many years (uncommon we've found), and it is clear that they are experts in early childhood development. We love the activities that they have planned for him each day. The directors have been also extremely responsive and caring. Highly recommend!
Danielle • Google
June 23, 2021
This is a great school. Both of my kids go here and they love coming. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. I loving coming home and hearing about what my kids tell me they have learned or the fun thing they did that day.
Ashley Lipscomb • Google
April 30, 2021
If you looking for great care in the Ken Caryl area Cadence is the place to go. The teachers are so caring and awesome. The office admin. Ms. Brenda and Ms. Emily are professional and informative with helping out with anything you need! My kids are so happy. We love Cadence.

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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.