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Rogy’s Learning Place, Hilltop is now Cadence Academy Preschool!

Cadence Academy Preschool, Hilltop provides families in West Peoria, Illinois a warm and nurturing preschool environment where children feel at home. We take a skill-based approach to early childhood education which balances the development of academic, social-emotional, physical, and creative skill. We want your child’s first educational experiences to be fun and engaging so that they develop a love of learning that will serve them for years to come.

Preschool Programs

Kind Child

Kind Child is a program that allows us to focus on the social and emotional development of every child in our care and make an impact in our community. The goal of Kind Child is to enrich friendships and elevate the emotional well-being of every student so that everyone feels welcome and at home at our preschool. We focus on specific social and emotional skills each month and the development of valuable character traits like Friendship, Respect, a Positive Self-Image, and Thankfulness every two months.

We love spreading kindness outside our school by regularly hosting community events and volunteering locally. Cadence Academy Preschool also recently became a partner of the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon, which allows us to raise funds to help children fighting cancer and other diseases. Be sure to ask us about Kind Child when you come in for a visit!

Our Accreditations

NAC Accreditation logoThe staff at Cadence Academy Preschool, Hilltop is dedicated to continuously improving the quality of our programs and we’re proud to have earned both NAC Accreditation and the Silver City of Quality through ExceleRate Illinois. We first earned accreditation through the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) in February 2010, which requires us to maintain standards in our Curriculum, Health & Safety, Interactions Between Teachers and Children, and Family Engagement.

Excelerate Illinois is a statewide quality recognition and improvement system that establishes standards for helping infants, toddlers and preschool age children develop intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. The Silver Circle of Quality recognizes that our preschool center meets or exceeds quality standards in training, education, learning environment, and teaching quality.

Getting to Our Preschool

Cadence Academy Preschool has eight preschools in the Peoria metropolitan area and four of our centers are in Peoria itself. Cadence Academy Preschool, Hilltop is in tucked away in a residential neighborhood in West Peoria between I-474 and Route 8. We’re just north of Pleasant Valley Elementary School at 4607 W Elwood Dr, Peoria, IL 61604. We offer transportation to students at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, and Norwood Primary Elementary as part of our before and after school program.

If you’re looking for nurturing daycare services for your little one or preschool programs that will prepare your child for future academic success, schedule a visit today! We would love to show you around our preschool and introduce you to our teachers.

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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

5.0 Rating based on 42 Reviews
Nicoe Marie • Facebook
July 21, 2021
I can honestly say I absolutely love everything about Cadence Academy especially the staff. I’m very picky when it comes to choosing places for my children to attend and I haven’t had not one issue. Very professional, friendly, and you can actually tell the staff love what they do and it show I appreciate you guys so much me and my daughter.
Terra Smith • Facebook
June 17, 2021
First let me say I LOVE CADENCE ACADEMY PRESCHOOL-HILLTOP!❤ My son has went to this school for about a year and a half and it has became his second home. The teachers and administrators not only go above and beyond but they treat the children like family! I truly would reccommend this preschool to anyone and everyone. Thanks to Cadence for making my son feel at home when he's not at home and thank you for helping raise him!
Sean Patrick Bradley • Facebook
June 14, 2021
My daughter started going here right around when she turned 2. Up until that point she had mostly only been watched by family and close family friends so there were some areas where she was behind socially. Specifically, she was not very good at sharing. Now that she's been going here for almost 6 months, she is getting really good with sharing her snacks, not getting as jealous of other kids, and she's working on sharing toys better. Can't recommend them enough.
Jenny Phillips • Facebook
May 28, 2021
I love Rogy's - I know my son is safe and has caring people watching him and the other kiddos. Great communication, nice location away from heavy traffic, and appreciate them opening back up for essential workers during the worst of Covid!

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