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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

Reviews from Parents

4.6 Rating based on 37 Reviews
Mary Lorman • Google
May 28, 2021
My son goes to rainbow, he is always so excited to go to school. We love all the teachers ,They are all so loving and welcoming!!
Amanda Logo • Google
April 22, 2021
I called a few places around and RA came highly recommended through FB groups. We signed up our son, 2x a week, for a few hours to give it a try. We had some concerns such as separation anxiety on his end, and day 1 came and he bawled. Thankfully the staff at RA is well trained and knew how to handle the situation, the first 2 weeks were tough especially because it wasn't an everyday thing for our kid, but by week 3 when we woke up he got up, got dressed and was ready to roll at 645 am. The director Ashley is amazing, she was very responsive and available with any questions I had. The teachers amazing, they worked with my son to ease him into an easy transition. The daycare has an app which you're updated on the progress of your child which I LOVE! They send out emails constantly updating us about any changes and plans for the week ahead. If you have kids and need childcare, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND RA! Thank you to the amazing staff your work is greatly appreciated!
Karen M. • Yelp
April 08, 2021
Love Rainbow Academy. My 2 year daughter has gone to Rainbow since she was 3 months. Teachers made my transition back to work after my maternity leave an easy transition. Amazing director, assistant director and teachers. They have made adjustments for COVID to insure our kids are safe. My daughter loves it there - she doesn't want to leave when I pick her up.
Chantal Isada • Google
April 06, 2021

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