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Cadence Academy has partnered with the Norwalk Community School District to offer an on-site Before and After School Care program at both Oviatt, Orchard Hills and Lakewood Elementary Schools.

Our program is organized to promote a club-like atmosphere and offers kids a variety of carefully planned activities including arts and crafts, music and culture, reading, writing, drama, athletics, and cooking. Children enjoy the freedom to choose the projects that interest them, which provides them a sense of independence. Whether your child needs help with homework, time to relax and enjoy a snack, or to socialize and play board games with friends, he or she will find it at Cadence Academy Before & After School!

Programs Offered:

  • Before & After School Care (ages 5 to 12)
  • Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12)

Our Community Philosophy

We believe that the hours before and after school are the perfect time for children to explore their interests and build lasting friendships, so we offer our elementary students a world of choices to help foster both. Community is important to us at Cadence Academy and we’re proud to provide a safe, developmentally stimulating place where children thrive.

Our Before and After Care program ensures that out-of-school hours are spent constructively. We also regularly invite parents and family members into our center to share in the fun and learning!

Before & After Locations

Our program takes place on-site at Oviatt, Orchard Hills and Lakewood Elementary Schools. Oviatt Elementary School is located at 713 School Avenue in Norwalk, Iowa, 50211. Orchard Hills Elementary School is located at 1130 West North Avenue. Lakewood Elementary School is at 9210 Happy Hollow Drive in Norwalk, Iowa, 50211. Interested in before or after school care for your child? Schedule a visit with us today!

Our Team

Teresa Hoskins

Teresa Hoskins

School Director

Thank you for your interest in our Before and After School Program serving Kindergarten through 5th grade. I have been the Director of our program since it opened in June of 2004. As a Norwalk parent and resident myself, I am very pleased we are able to partner with the Norwalk Community School District and offer our program on-site at both Oviatt and Lakewood Elementary Schools.

Our program is organized in a club-like atmosphere. Your child can choose from a variety of carefully planned activities including arts and crafts, music and culture, reading, writing, drama, athletic and cooking. The club-like atmosphere is designed to offer your child the freedom to choose the projects that interest him/her while giving them a sense of independence. Our teachers will help your child with homework after school, in addition he/she may choose to relax, have a snack and play board games with friends. Each child is able to explore his/her interests and to interact with other children who share those interests. Our students, parents and teaching staff enjoy a community within a community atmosphere. It is such a pleasure to have former students return to our program to teach the next generation. I invite you to schedule a visit so that you and your child can see our program in action and how it may enhance your student’s early primary education years. We would be pleased to have your family become a part of our community.

Miss Olivia

Miss Olivia

Lead Teacher

Miss Olivia is our Lead Teacher has been with Cadence Academy for 5 years. She has an associate in applied science degree in early childhood education. Miss Olivia enjoys creating lesson plans that engage our K-5 students in developing skills to help them navigate through the academic and social & emotional growth events of the early elementary years.

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 51 Reviews
Meg Anderson • Google
October 09, 2021
My son has gone to Cadance Acadamy for almost 5 years and loved every minute! Staff is professional, kind, and caring. The only reason we are leaving the Candance family is because I’ll be working remotely. My son has grown to love the teachers because they created such a safe and fun environment for the kids.
Allison DuPont • Google
September 01, 2021
Both my children have gone to Cadence Academy. We’ve enjoyed meeting the staff and parents of children who go to Cadence. I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking for child care
Stacy Hildreth • Google
July 23, 2021
Abbie Finnegan • Google
June 25, 2021
My kids have been attending Cadence Academy (Oviatt/Norwalk) since January 2021. I've been so please with the communication during any and all updates with COVID, the precautions they took during the pandemic, as well as the transition into Summer care. My kids love every single staff member and look forward to attending. I couldn't recommend this location enough. I know my kids are cared for, loved, and in an education based setting when they are there.

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