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The first five years of life are an extremely important period of development for children and Cadence Academy Preschool, Urbandale is proud to offer NAEYC Accredited daycare services and preschool programs as well as kindergarten and school-age programs.

Our dedicated teachers and proprietary curriculum work hand-in-hand to help children reach their full potential during each developmental stage. We take an individualized approach to early childhood education and modify classroom activities so they fit the needs, interests, and current skill level of each child in our care.

Childcare & Preschool Programs

Partnering with Parents

We believe in creating a learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and we partner with our parents so that we can further encourage their child’s growth and development. We provide parents regular feedback on how their child is progressing towards important developmental milestones and we send out a monthly Reflections piece to provide guidance on how they can support our Ascend Curriculum at home. We have an open-door policy at our daycare center and we encourage parents to visit at any time and stay for any length of time they feel is necessary.

Our Teachers & Directors

With 100s of years of combined teaching experience in the field of early childhood education, the staff at Cadence Academy Preschool, Urbandale understands what quality child care means. This location was previously called Apple Tree Children’s Center and a number of our teachers have been with us since the Apple Tree days.

Many of our teachers and directors hold degrees in education and continually participate in training to stay abreast of developments in the field. Our teachers know how to anticipate developmental needs and continually create preschool centers and activities that encourage emerging skills.

Getting to Our Preschool

Cadence Academy Preschool, Urbandale is located at 3054 86th St in Urbandale, Iowa, 50322. We’re between Hickman Rd and Douglas Ave, just north of U.S. Route 6. Many of our families live in Windsor Heights, West Des Moines, and Clive. We would love to show you around our preschool. Schedule a visit today!


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.

Reviews from Parents

4.9 Rating based on 39 Reviews
Megan Wachendorf • Google
February 17, 2021
My son loves coming to Cadence everyday! It is the only place he leaves me happily.
Karen • Google
January 29, 2021
I have 3 grandchildren attending Cadence. When my 3 year old twin granddaughters come home talking about nocturnal animals and planet earth, I am truly amazed. My infant grandson is learning about interacting with other infants. They are so excited to tell me about their day, what they learned, and what Mr. Sean made them for lunch and snacks. I highly recommend Cadence.
Kris Leeper • Facebook
December 20, 2020
My son has grown so much in the few months he's attended Cadence, his vocabulary has tripled and his world has gotten much bigger!
Rachel Abrams • Google
November 18, 2020
As a first-time mom, the staff at Cadence Academy Preschool have been nothing but helpful, friendly, and professional. We decided to send our daughter to Cadence Academy in early 2020 while I was still pregnant. By the time I had our daughter, COVID was in full swing. Everyone at Cadence Academy have been responsive and proactive. They make sure the kids are safe and happy. I could not feel more confident having my baby attend. On top of everything else, the caretakers give 110%. As much as I would like to be home with my baby during the day, I think she has excelled far faster by attending Cadence Academy. Tonya and Kylie in the infant room are fantastic. They are truly experts and it is clear that they love what they do. They never make me feel bad by calling in with every question or worry I have. I leave the call feeling so much better every. time. I am so glad we chose to bring our daughter to Cadence Academy. Thank you for caring for my baby and helping her flourish.

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