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  • Accreditation
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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.

Our Team

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

5.0 Rating based on 45 Reviews
Jenna Louise Hale • Facebook
October 21, 2021
Both of my children attend full-time daycare at this location and we LOVE IT. The staff is amazing & accommodating. My children love going every day to come home with new information! We 10/10 recommend. My children absolutely adore their teachers and are loving making friends & learning!
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Tiffany Myers • Facebook
September 15, 2021
My son just started Pre K here and we absolutely love them! My son wakes up everyday so excited to go to school! The staff is amazing with him, have been great with making us feel welcome, feel that our son is safely taken care of, and been great with communication. We highly recommend them!
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Kyle Cleer • Facebook
August 04, 2021
This is the best daycare ever. My kids learned so much there and the staff is real friendly and amazing to work with. I highly recommend this place to my friend's or othef people.
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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.
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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.