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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

School 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

4.9 Rating based on 84 Reviews
Sasha Kisgen • Google
August 30, 2021
Great preschool! I’m so glad we found Cadence for my son. They have a strong curriculum and I really like that he has the same teacher everyday and can maintain a consistent routine. They also do lots of fun activities that help gets my son excited to go to school!
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Emily M. • Yelp
August 25, 2021
Cadence has gone above and beyond for our family and have accommodated my kids and our crazy schedule. The teachers are kind, respectful and loving. Our kids love going to school and they have made lasting connections with their teachers. Cadence is clean and welcoming. They lunch is healthy and Lala does a great job making different types of food for the kids. Kristie and Tammy in the office are wonderful. We really love that so many of the teachers have been there for an extended time and the turnover is not as high. It has allowed us to get to know some of the teachers much better and them get to know our kids! We could not recommend Cadence enough!
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Kalyn Stock • Facebook
July 14, 2021
I can only say great things about Cadence. I have had my boys attend for a little over a year and i couldnt be more impressed and blown away with both my kids progress in their learning. my eldest is in the older preschool and everyday he comes home telling me how much fun he had with friends and all he learned. and my youngest being 1 has grown so much in his vocabulary verbally and through baby sign language. i am beyond impressed. As a parent the entire staff has been amazing. I had a really poor experience at a different daycare and cadence has done nothing but eased this mother's worried mind. Everyone has shown the hard work and effort to making sure they give not only the kids but the parents a great experience by providing an amazing, caring staff, a great education and good communication. i highly recommend to any family looking for a school for their young kiddos.
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Kalyn S. • Yelp
July 14, 2021
I have had my boys in this amazing school for a little over a year and i couldnt express how much i love it. We had such a horrible experience at a previous preschool and coming to cadence was such a relief. I have seen sooooo much growth in my 4 and 1 year old. My oldest always talks about how much he has learned each day and how much he loves his preschool teachers. My youngest has started saying more vocabulary words and i couldnt believe how much this 1 year old has learned in vocabulary and his baby sign language that his teachers has taught him.I am beyond impressed with cadence and would 100% recommend to any family. They go above and beyond to create a fun, healthy, safe and learning environment for your kiddos.
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