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About Cadence Academy Preschool in Algonquin

We proudly serve the Algonquin, Lake of the Hills, Huntley, and Crystal Lake communities. At Cadence Academy Preschool in Algonquin, Illinois, we want everyone to make the most of childhood, which is why we make it a priority to ensure extraordinary care for the children we serve, as well as offer a unique, early childhood education experience for each student who walks through our doors.

Preschool & Childcare Programs Offered:

  • Infant Childcare (6 weeks – 14 months). Our caring staff members use creative activities to help your infant in meeting developmental goals in a nurturing environment.
  • Toddler Childcare (15 months – 23 months). This age-specific daycare program helps foster the developing bodies, minds, and emotions of growing toddlers.
  • Two-Year-Olds (2 – 3 years). In our two-year- old childcare program, we integrate learning, fun, and safety.
  • Preschool (3 – 5 years). In our preschool program, your child’s day is filled with a various choices for learning, with a smart balance of teacher-directed and student-initiated activities.
  • Private Kindergarten (5-6 years). Our Private Kindergarten program prepares children to thrive in elementary school and beyond.
  • School-Age Program (5 – 12 years). To accommodate working parents, we offer transportation to and from many local elementary schools in addition to support with distance learning and more.
  • Summer Camp (6 – 12 years). In our summer program, children are allowed freedom to explore various interest areas, and they are also encouraged to create activities relevant to their personal interests.

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Program

At Cadence Academy Preschool, Algonquin, we use an innovative approach to building positive relationships and helping children in our classrooms, referred to as Positive Behavior Support (PBS). This method was developed through the Center for Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL. It is based on research that reveals that by teaching children the skills they need socially and emotionally, we are better equipped to prevent challenging behaviors, as well as promote school readiness.

The basis of PBS involves strategies for developing positive relationships with the children, followed by creating supportive environments. These strategies can be seen in each class via daily schedules featuring pictures; photos with step-by-step instructions for certain student tasks; classroom rules; and, helper charts and other visual reminders, and cues.

In addition, we offer strategy and solution cards, as well as emotion boards, to support students who may face challenges dealing with the social and emotional situation they are facing.

To learn more about the PBS method, visit Vanderbilt University’s resources:

Security at our Preschool

Our top priority is to keep your children safe and healthy. We are incredibly grateful that you trust us to look after your precious ones, and we promise to see that we meet their individual needs in the best possible way.

We ask parents to be proactive when it comes to security by keeping your family’s front door security codes private. Please have all other individuals ring our doorbell. We are always available to check Id’s.

Whether you plan to have someone else pick up, or an emergency arises, please notify our staff of any change. We will direct your guardian to the proper classroom, and inform the teachers. Also, if you need to change your code, feel free to drop by our front desk. Finally, please do not let people in our facility through the door in the main entryway.

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Cadence Academy Preschool, Algonquin is located at 4099 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102.

Our Team

Michelle Zeeck

Michelle Zeeck

Center Director

My name is Michelle Zeeck and I am the Center Director. I have completed both my bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in the early childhood field since 1998. I started here in 2013 as the toddler teacher, was promoted to Assistant Director in March of 2020 and to School Director in October of 2022. I live in Lake in the Hills with my Fiancé Thomas, our 2 boys Vincent and Dominic and our dog Onyx.  Early childhood has always been my passion and I look forward to partnering with parents and providing our youngest learners with a warm, caring, and nurturing environment where they can thrive and grow.


NAC Accreditation

The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) is a national accreditation program that was developed for early care and educational programs. NAC offers early childhood leaders the opportunity to demonstrate and document quality performance using research-based criteria and evidence-based practices. The National Accreditation Commission provides a comprehensive, ongoing quality improvement system and accredited schools must meet standards in the following 6 component areas: Administration, Family Engagement, Health and Safety, Curriculum, Interactions between Teachers and Children, and Classroom Health and Safety.

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Kelsey Mack • Google
My 2 year old always had a rough time at drop off. Since she has started at cadence, she runs up to the teachers with smiles and hugs!! She also has grown so much in all of her milestones!! She loves everyone there!! My 2 school agers have the best time there and enjoy all the the activities that get planned!! My family is so happy at cadence!!! Couldn't have asked for a better place!!
Andrea Kottke • Google
My little one just loves all her teachers. She is always so happy when I pick up and drop off . Classroom is always so clean and her teachers are amazing. They make me feel like my daughter is in wonderful hands.
Lauren Wilson • Google
Cadence did an amazing job calming the nerves of this anxious first time mama. From the first phone call, to the tour, to now almost 2 months in, they answer all your questions pretty much any time of day (without making you feel like you’re asking too many questions). They follow a schedule/routine similar to the one we have at home (and send updates and pictures throughout each day). Most importantly, my baby has so much fun in an environment where safety and cleanliness is a priority. All the teachers know all the kiddos names and truly care to form relationships to provide a fun, well rounded learning environment. I can’t wait to watch my baby continue to learn, grow, and thrive through this program! So thankful to have found a place that treats us like family!
Kimberly Dadtka • Google
My child loves the staff. Facilities are wonderful. Overall great place! Two thumbs up from our family!

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