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About Cadence Academy Preschool in Pekin

At Cadence Academy Preschool in Pekin, we believe in taking every step possible to make the most of childhood. In fact, our preschool’s main objective is to ensure exceptional care for the students we serve as well as provide a personalized preschool education for each child.

Our Preschool Programs Go Above and Beyond

The National Accreditation Committee (NAC) offers a set of superior standards for the education and care of young children. Its accreditation process is one of growth and commitment to excellence and includes the following components: Curriculum, Interactions, Health and Safety, Administration, and Family Engagement.

At Cadence Academy Preschool in Pekin, Illinois our administration, staff, and parents are committed to growing and improving our preschool and childcare programs for the benefit of all our children.

We provide early childhood education programs based on best practices, integrity, and excellent care and education for our students. We also undergo a regular evaluation process that allows NAC to conduct on-site assessments in each area of the NAC Accreditation standards, which go above and beyond the State’s standards.

Our Childcare & Early Childhood Education Programs:

  • Infant Childcare (6 weeks – 15 months). Books, music, and soft toys are part of our responsive, nurturing infant environment where loving caregivers spend time playing games, talking to, and singing to your child.
  • Toddler Childcare (15 months – 2 years). Every day is a new adventure for your toddler. Children thrive in our nurturing toddler childcare program where they are encouraged to think through their actions, solve problems, and fully experience the world around them.
  • Two-Year-Olds (2 – 3 years). At Rogy’s Learning Center, we understand that two-year-olds are curious explorers. Our enriching environment, various educational toys and materials, and self-directed activities help boost your child’s sense of discovery and encourages independence.
  • Preschool (3 – 5 years). Children in our preschool program experience a day filled with numerous choices for learning, with a smart balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Classrooms are divided into Interest Areas that encourage students to explore and imagine while gaining school-readiness skills.
  • School-Age Program (5 – 12 years). In our school-age programs, kids get help with distance learning and gain a creative, fun environment in which to learn. Children play games, create art projects, and have fun outside, among many other activities. To accommodate working parents, we offer transportation to and from many local elementary schools.
  • Summer Camp (6 – 12 years). This summer camp program offers wide-ranging, age appropriate activities and field trips, such as picnics, educational exhibits, sports, computer projects, and a reading program.

Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

To recognize positive manners and reduce, or eliminate, challenging behaviors, Cadence offers a unique program to enhance social and emotional development, and to promote school readiness. The approach was initially developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and utilizes a pyramid model to address children’s emotional and social needs.

At Cadence Academy Preschool, we refer to this method as PBS. It focuses on being proactive to prevent challenging behaviors. We accomplish this task by building positive relationships with our children and families; creating a supportive environment for our students; and using specific strategies to teach social and emotional development. With PBS, we reduce the amount of time we spend addressing challenging behaviors, and in turn, our staff can focus on positive behaviors, and support all areas of development and learning in all children.

For more information about the PBS method, check out these resources:

Visit Our Preschool

Cadence Academy Preschool in Pekin is conveniently located at 900 Kennedy Dr, Pekin, IL 61554.

Our Team

Sherry Schumm

Sherry Schumm

Director

My name is Sherry Schumm. I started with Rogy’s as an Assistant Teacher, and have been lucky enough to grow with Rogy’s and Cadence over the years. I have been married for more than 30 years and have 1 daughter.

Sandra West

Sandra West

Assistant Director

I have been at Rogy’s for 7 years and have been the Assistant Director for 5 years now. I have a passion for children and enjoy being around them every day and interacting with them.

I have been been married for 26 years and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. When I have free time, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren.

Accreditations

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.

Reviews from Parents

4.9 Rating based on 131 Reviews Leave A Review
Karyn Nielsen • Google
The staff at Cadence Academy have all been amazing! Both of my children were welcomed with open arms from the very first day and they have bonded well with their teachers. My son has multiple food allergies and I appreciate that they work hard to make sure he has safe food options available to him even for holiday parties so he is not left out. They go above and beyond to make sure both of my children are safe, happy, and healthy. I am so glad we found an amazing place for our children to attend.
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Kasi Legler • Google
My daughter has been going here for almost a year now. They always chart everything your child does on an app to make parents feel more comfortable. I think that’s great. The staff are always welcoming, and it is always super clean in there. Will be bringing my next child there when she is born and ready for daycare.
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Keirstin Blair • Google
Cadence Academy Preschool here in Pekin is a spectacular facility! My family and I absolutely love the staff here! They go above and beyond as a first time mom they definitely helped out my mind at ease with their kids app and her teachers being so sweet, kind and caring of my paisley when she was just 4 months old! Her teachers in her first class room Erin and Mariah were amazing! She is now a year old and I absolutely love Her teachers in her new room Heather, Jayme and Delane. This is not just a school or a daycare it’s like a family. I love talking to Sherry the director and Sandra the Assistant Director the actually take time to get to know you and they are so caring and active with the parents and children! If you are looking for an outstanding facility this is definitely the place to go! Not only are the people great, but they are a clean and well organized as well!
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Brandon Hinds • Google
I wanted to take the time to say thank you to cadence Academy, they are truly truly a blessing with amazing staff to kitchen the teachers to ministration. The lady that runs it Sherry is unbelievably kind and truly genuine. The other lady that helps to run it is amazing as well both my daughters I swear I get smarter by the day. If you’re looking for a daycare please take my word for it look no further this place is the best in the area.
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Cadence Academy Preschool

Pekin, IL

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Preparing Your Child To THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun, and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.