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Rainbow Academy is now Cadence Academy Preschool! We have been providing quality childcare to Carol Stream, Bartlett, Hanover Park, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, and other Western suburbs since 1983. Our preschool center has programs for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age, and our programs focus on your child’s individual needs and on his/her social, emotional, and intellectual development.

In addition to the high-quality childcare and developmentally appropriate curriculum that your child receives in his/her classroom, Cadence also provides exciting and unique features, including a Computer Lab, Bakery, Multi-Purpose Room and Theatre.

We require that all staff become certified in First Aid and CPR, and our teachers meet, and most often exceed, the DCFS teacher qualification requirements.

Rainbow Academy is so much more than daycare. We are proud to provide an exceptional preschool education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home.


The After Zone serves children ages 5 to 12. Our program supplements the child’s regular school hours by offering morning care, at which time breakfast is offered, and afternoon care. The 4000 square foot facility is truly a child’s dream after school “hang out” and we even provide transportation between your child’s school and the After Zone. Nine cameras are distributed throughout the facility for safety and security and can be viewed throughout the time that the children are present. The After Zone features:

  • Library equipped with Mac computers, large oak tables for doing homework, leather sofas and a fireplace
  • Bakery area designed with child height cabinets and counters where the children have supervised access to snacks and milk or juice
  • Diva room decorated with a zebra rug, Pottery Barn mirror and vanity, a Wii and numerous supplies for weaving bracelets and other fun activities
  • Game room fully equipped with Xboxes, computers, Playstation 3, Wii and Wii Dancing and Singing, Ms. Pac Man, board games, and a plethora of building supplies
  • Theatre equipped with a movie screen, HD projection camera, Dolby sound system, video camera and popcorn machine
  • Arts & science area with a myriad of supplies, designed to accommodate creative science and art projects

Our Team

Jamie Rice

Jamie Rice

School Director

Reviews from Parents

4.7 Rating based on 40 Reviews
Lauren Vellender • Google
October 08, 2021
Cadence Academy has been absolutely amazing for our daughter. We were so scared to send her to daycare after being home with her for a year and a half. From day one, they have been so kind and caring towards her and towards us as well. She runs in the building everyday excited to see her teachers and friends and she has learned so much! I love that they have structured lessons each day for all of the different ages. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Colleen Joyce-Guzman • Google
September 27, 2021
Cadence Academy Preschool is wonderful! My daughter attends twice a week and continues to improve her speech and socialization skills. The teachers are awesome! They are communicative, caring, and kind. I appreciate the daily updates, pictures and videos. I highly recommend Cadence Academy Preschool!
Karen James • Facebook
August 22, 2021
My grandchildren have attended Cadence (previously Rainbow) for about 3 years now. They always tell me about the fun things they did at school with the teachers. The last time I picked them up, the main areas were updated and redecorated which added a nice touch to the school. My daughter and I are so happy we found Cadence and are satisfied with the continued experiences.
Ashley N. • Yelp
July 26, 2021
As a first time mom I was a bit apprehensive about leaving my 6 month old daughter with just anybody, especially during COVID, but the staff at Cadence Academy Preschool of Carol Steam were so welcoming and have by far exceeded my expectiations. Since enrolling, the center has gotten a total facelift with new paint and decor that makes you feel right at home once you walk in the front door. The communication from the center and from the teachers is outstanding! I always know what's going on and even get picture updates of my daughter throughout the day!They have cute center wide events planned that we are excited to attend as COVID dies down. I also look forward to seeing their "whole child" approach philosphy carried out in the curriuclum I was told about as she moves up into the older classes.  Although apprehensive at first, after being here for a little over 2 1/2 months now, I can rest assure that my daughter is being cared for by some of the most kind and caring teachers around. I'm so happy we joined the Cadence Academy Family!

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