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Cadence Academy Preschool in Fort Thomas, KY

The top-tier education at our Fort Thomas preschool allows children to develop a love for learning and a problem-solving mindset.

About Our Fort Thomas Daycare

Cadence Academy Preschool in Fort Thomas is a licensed, full-service, premium early childhood education facility focusing on the success 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 it should be cultivated. Group project work is encouraged to build social-emotional skills, which allows children to learn from each other/borrow each other’s knowledge. Teachers often pose questions to the group to encourage problem-solving. Children are then given time to make connections and form ideas.

We design a calm environment with natural, simple items and incorporate the use of light. The Reggio Emilia approach supports social, social-communication, cognitive, fine motor, and gross motor skills.

Our Fort Thomas Preschool Philosophy

  • We believe that young children have an innate sense of discovery, curiosity, and imagination that can be activated, maintained, and goal-directed by teachers who rely on a discovery approach to learning.
  • As teachers and staff, we plan stimulating learning experiences and design workspaces where children are free to learn. To achieve this end, our program is based on four criteria.

Fort Thomas Preschool: Program Criteria

These criteria hold our programs to a specific standard. We believe that every child can benefit from our innovative programs that function within these standards.

  1. The protection of the children’s health and safety is our first priority.
  2. The responsibility for developing the child’s inner resources holds us accountable for fostering feelings of autonomy.
  3. We rely on exploration as our primary teaching method, challenged by the task of channeling curiosity and creativity.
  4. We are facilitators of learning and our interaction with children and families promotes growth.

Each child learns best from the material that supports their own learning style. The equipment and materials we use reflect our appreciation for many methods of learning. For example, Montessori materials are used along with less structured materials to help ensure that each child learns in ways that are best suited to that child as an individual.

Fort Thomas Daycare: Infants

Our goal is to provide a warm, secure, loving, and nurturing environment for all babies while 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 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.

Fort Thomas Daycare: Infancy to Preschool

From infancy to preschool, children learn best when learning is engaging. Throughout our programs, teachers work with children on language and literacy skills, beginning with 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.

Fort Thomas Daycare: Pre-K

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. Children will also be exposed to addition and subtraction and more acute observational and analytical skills.

Pre-K classrooms 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 to the individual child. Our qualified teachers speak with the children, ask questions to promote thinking and language development, and the result is a center where children can learn and grow at their own individual pace.

Join Top Education At Our Fort Thomas Preschool

From our teaching staff to our programs to our physical campus — we at the Cadence Academy Fort Thomas daycare are more than ready to provide a top education to your little one. Contact us today to learn more!

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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.

Kentucky All-Stars

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.

Reviews from Parents

4.9 Rating based on 20 Reviews Leave A Review
Brittany Comstock • Google
We started sending our little one to Cadence Fort Thomas when it was still Abby’s. As a first time mom I was so nervous to leave my child with anyone. But the staff at Cadence quickly eased my worries. The infant room staff was amazing and took such great care of my baby, they keep you updated all day long, and share important reminders and information nearly every day. My son was in great hands from day 1. We’ve been with Cadence for 2.5 years now, and they continue to impress me with the quality of care and attention they give to each and every child. We now have two children we send and the infant room is still just as wonderful as the first time around. Our oldest is now in the 2s and he LOVES to talk about his teacher and all of the things he got to do during the day. In addition to the wonderful classroom staff, the front office is just as warm and welcoming. Always able to answer our questions, and genuinely care for both of our little ones. I would recommend Cadence to any of my friends or family as a safe and nurturing place for their kids.
Emily Barnes • Google
Megan M. • Google
We have been at Cadence, with a lot of these teachers, since my son was 6 months old. Over the last three years, they have gone above and beyond to make the daycare transition easy for both me and my son. They have such a nice and understanding staff that seem to love working with the children. My son learns so much and improves his social skills everyday. I have just recommended Cadence to my sister-in-law and plan on recommending to anyone who asks me.
Olivia Osborne • Google
Cadence is a fantastic daycare! We started sending our son at 3 months and have had a wonderful experience. Prior to his first day we had an orientation where Kellie sat down with us and went over everything, gave us a tour, and answered all of my first time mom questions. She was patient and welcoming. The teachers in the infant classroom are wonderful and caring and take the time to get to know each child and parent. Autumn has made us feel so comfortable leaving our son and I would highly recommend!

Cadence Academy Preschool

Fort Thomas, KY

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