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We offer high-quality childcare and early education, and are now enrolling for each age group! Our programs offer affordable rates, convenient hours and a great location with easy access to Route 3. In addition, we utilize a nationally recognized curriculum and an approach to education that you will see in action in all our centers.

Our developmentally appropriate classrooms are warm and inviting. Within each classroom you will find distinct learning centers such as blocks, sand and water, dramatic play, library, and computers. These well-defined areas present clear activity choices to children and give them control over their time during center time. Learning materials are offered on low shelves and in labeled containers so they are easily accessible to children and they can gain a sense of independence.

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Our Curriculum

Our curriculum provides a strong foundation for children’s academic success and our teachers provide a warm, nurturing environment in which every child can be successful. Children retain more when they are having fun, so our programs emphasize learning through play.

Parent Communication App

We have an extraordinary Parent Communication App that our teachers use daily to relay information and send pictures to family members, send newsletters, and track developmental progress for each child’s portfolio! With this application, parents/guardians are able to opt into email or text alerts and they can receive any information, instantaneously, about their child and their child’s school day.

Teachers and staff can tag daily pictures with our Developmental Domains (Social/Emotional, Physical, Artistic, Cognitive, and Language/Literacy) and are then able to communicate with the parents/guardians by adding captions or sending quick little notes. Families LOVE this feature and we’re utilizing it more and more each day! We are so excited to be able to communicate with our families throughout the day and to show them what their children are learning each day.

We invite you to visit our school! Please stop by or call to schedule an appointment at 781-826-3014. We would love to meet you and your family.

Our Team

Kaitlyn Wightman

Kaitlyn Wightman


I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education since October 2004. During my first three years in the field, I taught in a Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classroom. I then took on the role of Program Specialist, which allowed me to begin my management training. In 2007, I became an Assistant Director and held that position for 12 years, until I moved on to my role here as the Director at Cadence Academy. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and my Director II Certification through the Department of Early Education and Care.

My favorite thing about working in this field is being able to see children grow and develop so quickly. Whether it’s an infant learning to walk or a preschooler learning to write their name, each day brings something new and exciting, which truly makes me enjoy my days at the center. I love working with such amazing and dedicated teachers that have a passion for teaching. Our team here in Hanover is fantastic!

I am a Mom to my beautiful daughter, Evelyn, who was born in March 2019. In my spare time, I love to travel with my family. At least once a year, we make a trip to Disney World! I also love spending time down our family home in Cape Cod.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our Cadence family in Hanover!

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 24 Reviews Leave A Review
J P • Google
Great staff. My son has been at Cadence Hanover for a few months. He always comes home happy and I love getting photos of his day in the app.
Valerie Milley • Google
Your search is over- you have found the perfect daycare & nursery school for your child. My son first started in the infant room, and it has been the best experience that I could imagine. The entire staff is the equivalent to real life Disney fairy godmothers. They are magical. So professional, incredibly caring and warm from the start. From the moment I inquired online with Cadence Academy, in less than 24 hours our relationship began. Kaitlyn, the director, personally called me, and after 45 minutes on the phone, feeling like we were long lost friends reconnecting, the weight of finding the perfect place for my son was lifted. (Her daughter attends, so that right there was reassurance that Cadence Academy is the top choice for even a professional) I was called back to work in the middle of the summer of 2020, the PANDEMIC. Kaitlyn and her incredible staff made me feel so comfortable while I couldn’t physically tour any of the classrooms, or walk inside the building, their descriptions, virtual tours, and phone calls reassured me completely. The Covid protocols were strict and thorough- with daily temperature checks for each student, mandatory masks, and extra sanitizing steps- it is extremely clean that I never felt overly nervous. Within the first week my son attended for three days, he came home waving, clapping and saying “bye-bye” at 11 months old. The next week he was saying “ut oh” and signing for milk (I had practiced signing at home and let them know my goals- and within two weeks of being at the academy -he was signing back!) Now at almost a year and a half he has an extensive vocabulary and signing skills to communicate! All thanks to the incredible teachers and socialization with other babies. The first few weeks I was a naturally worried mom- between the live updated app they use showing each meal, how much he ate and how much milk he drank, how long he napped, to every dirty to clean diaper- to photos of their daily activities- it reassured me he was in the perfect hands. I would call to check in, and every time I did I never ever felt rushed off the phone- Miss Taryn (who my son calls mama and immediately reaches for when we arrive each morning) would take the time and tell me how James’ day was going and what he was learning. Even though I would hear a busy room in the background, she never rushed me off the phone and let me ask all of the questions. I felt at ease. She truly is doing what she is meant to do- be with babies and teach! My son had an immediate and special bond with Miss Taryn- that naps were no problem napping away from home (which is any mom’s biggest fear who has gone through sleep training and has a perfect sleeper- sleep and daycare! They are amazing at getting your baby to nap) Meghan, the assistant director, is the most warm and calming soul I have ever came across. She is the perfect face of the academy, taking care of the daily protocols and payments. Anything you need or any question you may have- she is literally two rings away, or your emailed is answered within minutes. Hannah, is the coolest and the most down to earth, who again makes you feel so comfortable leaving your child when/if he cries come Monday when you first leave. And mind you- she is the funniest- best personality. Look no further, this is the spot not only for you to feel at ease that your child is in the best care, but also the best place for your child to grow (and eat very well!)
Donald White • Google
Cadence has been a great place for our daughter and I’m so happy she’s there. We’ve felt so comfortable dropping her off and she’s always so happy to show us her projects and tell us what she learned when we pick her up. The staff are great and we love getting pictures and updates during the day. Our daughter’s language has blossomed so much since being back in school and we know she’s well cared for at the school. We’re so glad to be part of the Cadence family.
Sarah Jane • Google
We love this school. We feel very at ease having our child there and they are learning so much!

Cadence Academy Preschool

Hanover, MA

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