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Cadence Academy Preschool (formerly Tender Loving Kare), Newark is an early education school which provides childcare programs for children ages infant through fourteen years. Our philosophy includes providing a nurturing environment that fosters each child’s self-identity, utilizing developmentally appropriate practices to enhance each child’s learning opportunities.

Family and community are an important component at our school. As a small preschool, families are an integral part of the program. Parents have opportunities to see their children’s teachers daily and to participate in the program as their schedules allow.

This close relationship enhances each child’s personal growth and achievement and promotes a secure and safe environment. Communication between teacher and families adds to each child’s learning environment and offers support for continued success.


The infant/toddler program provides a loving, nurturing environment in which children can develop at their own pace. We offer opportunities for each child to explore their environment and learn through play. Singing, finger play, story time, and art are all part of daily activities for this age group.


The preschool program is a full day program that provides a curriculum that is balanced in work and play which allows for an introduction of a variety of subjects that includes group experiences, creative activities, listening and sharing stories, rest, language skills, writing skills, problem solving, independence, indoor and outdoor play, and health and safety education.


The before and after programs offer services for several of the local schools in our area. Transportation is provided to the schools by the school district and our own transportation service. This program is a structured environment where students can work on homework, socialize, and have continued learning experiences while in a safe caring environment. This program also provides services for when children are off school due to in service days or other school holidays.


This program is a continuation of our school-age program. During the summer break we provide a program for children finishing Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. The children are in separate groups, based on their grade level. All groups participate in outside field trips and in-house activities which enhance learning experiences while having fun.

Cadence Academy Preschool is so much more than daycare. We are proud to provide an exceptional preschool education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home.

Reviews from Parents

4.7 Rating based on 93 Reviews Leave A Review
J. H. • Google
I love this daycare. They truly set the tone of the day with their smiling faces and bubbly personalities first thing in the morning. My 3 year old loved his teachers and friends. We made the hard decision to pull our children out due to the increasing COVID rates across the nation. However, this daycare is doing their part with temperature checks, intense cleaning, and other protocols that they follow.
Alexis Burgos • Google
My daughter absolutely loves coming to TLK. With everything going on in today’s world, TLK is a place where she can come to play with friends & still be able to complete her virtual learning. TLK follows all guidelines, social distancing, masks on at all times, and has children washing their hands regularly. As a parent, this make me feel more at ease.
Christopher Micklitsch • Google
We sent our 6 mos. old to TLK for a few months before the pandemic began. We were very happy with the staff and how they took care of our daughter. The location was secure for keeping her safe. The teachers were great and they were responsive and attentive to her. We were quite pleased and recommend TLK for child care.
Tiffany Rucker • Google
My kids attended TLK in people’s plaza over 10 years ago and I felt secure in my choice to enroll my 3yr old son there this year as well. The professionalism and attentiveness they had back then has more than doubled. In light of the Covid craziness, the staff has been amazing with handling the social distancing of pick up and drop off of the kids. Daily temperature checks before allowing the kids to enter the building ensures me they are doing what they can to practice safety measures- the parents are limited to the lobby area only, if that, to minimize exposure. The staff has been amazing in coordinating child drop offs to the classrooms and retrieving the children at pick up. The best part.... they do all of this with the biggest smiles. My son loves his teachers and spends the whole ride home telling me what he did all day. I couldn’t be more pleased with the staff and facility! I highly recommend them.

Cadence Academy Preschool

Newark, DE

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