About Cadence Academy Preschool in Florence, KY
Cadence Academy Preschool in Florence, KY (formerly Abby’s Child Enrichment Center) is a licensed, full-service, premium early childhood education facility focusing on the success and nurturing of each child.
We incorporate the Reggio Emilia Educational Approach, which encourages children to think on their own. The Reggio Emilia Curriculum ensures the children’s work dominates the classroom rather than commercial art or designs. All children have potential, and their potential should be cultivated at school. Group project work is encouraged to build social-emotional skills and allows children to learn from each other and borrow each other’s knowledge.
Teachers can pose a question to the group to encourage problem-solving. Children are given time to make connections and form ideas. The environment is calm and simple, has natural items, and incorporates the use of light. The Reggio Emilia approach supports social, social-communication, cognitive, fine motor, and gross motor skills. Our school is so much more than just a Florence daycare.
Our goal is to provide a warm, secure, loving, and nurturing environment for all babies in our care. Daily activities are designed specifically to meet your baby’s needs and abilities. Routine caregiving activities, such as feeding and diapering, are used as opportunities for language interactions and for nurturing a one-on-one relationship with the teacher.
Our academic curriculum is based primarily on play. As infants play with toys, observe the world around them, listen to sounds, and interact with caring adults, they are learning. The development of play skills can be significantly enhanced by the quality of the teachers’ interactions and the availability of play materials. Infants learn through spontaneous play, in which they build an understanding of the world on their terms.
Infancy to Preschool
From infancy to preschool, children learn best when lessons are engaging. Throughout our programs, preschool teachers work with children on language and literacy skills, beginning letter/sound recognition and identification, pre-math and pre-science skills, as well as incorporating a whole language approach to learning. We foster a love for reading as well as providing opportunities to engage in counting, sorting, and categorizing through activities that are stimulating and fun. Additionally, we encourage social skills like cooperation and respect.
Our Pre-Kindergarten curriculum allows children to participate in small groups while interacting with other children in activities, projects, and experiments. Exposure to reading occurs daily by engaging children in letter identification which progresses to letter sounds, and finally how sounds and letters combine to form words. Additionally, children will be exposed to addition and subtraction and more acute observational and analytical skills.
Pre-K classrooms at our Florence facility are arranged with several interest areas/learning centers. Each area provides children with new challenges and learning opportunities. Teachers periodically change the interest areas in order to provide new experiences, challenge the children’s abilities, and respond to their growing interests. We have created a program that encourages both education and enrichment for the individual child. Adding qualified teachers who speak with the children and ask questions to promote language development creates a space where children can learn and grow at their own pace.
Before and After–School Care
We provide before-school care where school-age children are able to enjoy their breakfast prior to going to school, and we also provide after-school care with bus services and/or private transportation to and from local elementary schools.
The School-Age Program is designed to enhance problem-solving skills and social skills as well as to strengthen the children’s independence and individuality. Our routine is structured and consistent but is not rigid. Homework club is offered to give children (and parents) a head start on completing homework for the evening. Additionally, children are provided time to enjoy their afternoon snacks.
Cadence Academy Preschool in Florence, KY offers a summer program where children can explore and engage their many individual talents! Activities are age-appropriate, offering children busy days filled with fun adventures and opportunities to learn new things! Children will expand their imaginations and knowledge through a variety of stimulating and enriching hands-on experiences!
Contact Us About Enrollment Today!
If you’re interested in learning more about enrolling your child in Cadence Academy Preschool in Florence, KY, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know your child!
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.
We are proud to boast that our programs maintain a high star rating by <i>Kentucky All Stars</i>, Kentucky’s voluntary quality rating system for licensed Type I and Type II child care centers and Certified family child care homes. All STARS levels surpass the minimum licensing requirements that all participating programs must meet. <i>Kentucky All Stars</i> provides parents with a tool to help identify levels of quality when seeking a childcare setting outside of their home. Childcare centers and family childcare homes participating in <i>Kentucky All Stars</i> demonstrate a commitment toward providing quality care and education. Parents can use the rating system to gain an understanding of the factors that contribute to quality care and education, and can choose a child care setting that best matches their family’s needs. <i>Kentucky All Stars</i> represents a collaborative effort to ensure that young children in Kentucky are in early care and education settings that are seeking ever-increasing quality.