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Overview
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  • Accreditation
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Cadence Academy Preschool, Ankeny is a NAEYC Accredited daycare provider and private preschool that provides loving care and early education programs for infants through pre-kindergarten. Preschool is a wonderful time for intellectual, social-emotional, and physical growth and we offer a skill-based curriculum that is proven to prepare young children for success in kindergarten!

Preschool Programs

Ready for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten Club LogoWe want to make the most of your child’s first educational experiences. Our Ascend Curriculum helps children progressively build valuable skill sets in subjects like Literacy, Mathematics, Science & Sensory, Physical Fitness, and Creative Expression every month. These learning experiences start in our Infant and Toddler classrooms, progress through our preschool programs, and are later fine-tuned just before kindergarten in Kindergarten Club!

We work closely with the Ankeny Community School District’s kindergarten program. Understanding the local school district’s kindergarten readiness expectations helps us in ensuring that your child is ready for the transition to elementary school.

5 Star Rating & NAEYC Accreditation

Iowa Department of Human Services LogoThe Quality Rating System (QRS) was created by the Iowa Department of Human Services to raise the quality of child care in Iowa and to educate parents about their options for care. Cadence Academy Preschool, Ankeny has a 5 star rating, which is the highest rating a preschool center can earn.

NAEYC Accreditation LogoOur preschool has also earned accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC Accreditation requires us to meet standards across 10 different areas and helps families make better choices as they’re looking for a new daycare center or preschool.

Parent Communication

Communication and family involvement are keys to our center’s success. Our caring teachers are available both mornings and afternoons for face-to-face conversations and by phone throughout the day. We maintain an open door policy and welcome our families to visit their children at any time. We also encourage everyone to participate in the family-friendly events we hold at our preschool throughout the year!

Our Team

Kristi Parsons

Kristi Parsons

Assistant Director

I have been with Cadence Academy Preschool in Ankeny since 1998. I have my Early Childhood Education Degree. I am proud of the loving care that we provide to our families. Looking forward to you being a part of our Cadence Academy family.

Ms. Amanda

Ms. Amanda

Teacher

Amanda is the Primary Teacher in the Transition/2’s classroom. She was the recipient of the Early Education Professional of the Year Award in 2007 for her unwavering support and dedication to the children she teaches. Amanda emphasizes self-help skills, expressive and receptive language development, and social-emotional interactions in her classroom on a daily basis. We are very excited to have Amanda as a part of our Cadence Academy team!

Ms. Angie

Ms. Angie

Teacher

Angie is a Lead Teacher in our Older Nursery classroom. She is a valued member of our teaching team that plans engaging, and thought provoking lesson plans. She has her Child Development Associate’s degree, and is a Terry Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL award recipient. We are very excited to have Angie as a part of our Cadence Academy team!

Ms. Nusrat

Ms. Nusrat

Teacher

Nusrat is an integral part of our team as a Multi-Age Teacher. She cares for the children in a kind, compassionate, and loving manner. Nusrat has a master’s degree in history and her many years of experience in the industry allows her to interact with all ages of children in a fun and friendly style.

Accreditations

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

4.8 Rating based on 79 Reviews
Cassie Parks • Facebook
June 15, 2021
I am so thankful to the staff at Cadence they are compassionate, caring and feel like family to us. I can trust that my children are being taken care of and getting a great start on their education.
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Heidi • Facebook
May 18, 2021
Cadence Academy was the best decision for my son's preschool year. I wanted him to have a quality preschool program experience with licensed teachers. He loved his teachers Ms. Jen and Ms. Sammy! They planned fun, developmental and engaging activities. His academic and social skills improved tremendously. He is all ready for kindergarten! I am a kindergarten teacher and was so impressed with the weekly themes and learning targets. The teachers made the learning fun and my son shared about school at night because he loved it so much. I would recommend Cadence Academy to anyone who is looking for a quality preschool program!
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Elissa Evers • Google
May 18, 2021
We love Cadence! They offer strong educational programming, caring staff, and a safe environment. I especially appreciate the flexibility and support that the directors and staff are able to off our unique situation. They truly are the best!
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Megan Large • Google
April 22, 2021
Cadence Academy Preschool is a wonderful daycare/preschool center! I have never worried about my child while he is at the center. The teacher are caring, loving, and professional. My child has transitioned between four rooms now, and each teacher has had fun, educational, and engaging activities and lessons. The directors and teachers always keep me in the loop or what is happening at the center and how my child is progressing. Finally, and I think most importantly, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the center's number one priority has been the safety of the children, staff, and families. They have followed all protocols, kept families updated on changes, and been flexible with families needs. My child has always been excited about going to "school", and at pick-up he always leaves with a smile on his face. I would recommend Cadence Academy Preschool to any family.
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