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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.

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


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.


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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Mary Anne Daugherty • Facebook
Highly recommend!! The ladies here made sure my boy was safe and felt loved every day. He was so happy to see them and they did such a great job communicating with me throughout our time there. We also got pictures of him pretty regularly and that was a huge bonus😁
Amber Beyer • Facebook
I highly recommend this preschool! I worked there awhile back for almost 13 years and BOTH my children attended! They were loving and caring and valued their employees! Absolutely loved every second we spent there!
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Nicole Ziegler • Google
We love Cadence Academy in Pekin! We have been Sending our son there since he was 3 months old last September and love it! It’s so clean, and staff is so welcoming, and the app they use is even better because it gives me updates as things happen throughout his day. When we decide to have another baby, we will definitely be going with them!

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.