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About Cadence Academy Preschool in Weston, MA

Cadence Academy Preschool, previously Beginnings School and Child Development Center, takes a distinctive and evidence-based approach to early childhood education and learning for children 3 months – 5 years old in a nurturing and supportive environment. Cadence Academy Preschool is far more than a daycare for young children from Weston, Wellesley, Newton, Waltham, Wayland, and many other Greater Boston communities. Cadence Academy is a school and child development center for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-K and transitional kindergarten students.

At Cadence Academy Preschool, we understand that when a child has positive feelings of self-worth and is able to recognize, express, and cope with their own emotions and those of others, they are better able to explore new areas of learning and engage more fully with the world around them. The philosophy is designed to help develop a strong sense of self by fostering the skills of emotional intelligence, which are critical for promoting academic, social, and personal success.

Cadence Academy Preschool is proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an organization that is devoted to promoting high-quality early learning for all young children. And, we are proud to provide an exceptional preschool education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home.

Children at Cadence Academy Preschool enjoy the benefits of approximately two acres of wonderful outdoor spaces to express their enthusiasm and release their energy. Our facilities are designed to stimulate children’s curiosity and cultivate a healthy appetite for learning and discovery. There is a treehouse and a stage, and the outdoor space was landscaped with children in mind.

Children’s Garden

  • Gardening allows children to experience responsibility and patience, learn about life cycles, and begin to understand the interdependence of living things.
  • Teachers are able to schedule time in the garden throughout spring and summer, and children can document seasonal changes and make observations through sketches, photographs, and words.
  • Each spring the garden fills with plants and flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds for observation.
  • Children can also take the lead in garden activities like planting seeds and then nurturing them to grow into strong plants with vegetables and herbs they can later enjoy together.


  • A multi-purpose play structure offers a variety of choices to match skill development and interests.
  • Children can enjoy tricycle riding, ball playing, and hula-hoop rolling.
  • A sand-filled area is perfect for filling and emptying pails and creating sandcastles – enhancing the child’s time for imaginative and creative play.
  • Our infants and toddlers enjoy a separate grassy play area and enclosed sandbox, separate from older children.


NAEYC Accreditation

Every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, schools must go through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years. In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 26 Reviews Leave A Review
Shreya Dave • Google
Cadence has been outstanding for our family. From the warm, nurturing environment that all the staff creates to the diversity of learning opportunities for our children, we are so grateful to have found this community. There are many examples of the above: - Our teachers know our family personally, and care about how the weekend or holiday was - Teachers that do not even have our son in their class know him, and how he is doing. The cross-staff communication is unparalleled - Every morning, the toddler room has a different set of activities (2 to choose from) for the children to engage with, even outside of curriculum time - Our 20 month old happily tells us who is who in a photo of the class, in his own words - Some evenings during pickup, he would be perfectly happy to stick around despite closing time! The learning variety is far superior than anything we can create at home and we love being part of the Cadence family.
Catarina Calha • Google
This school is absolutely amazing. Teachers are so caring and loving and kids are so happy here. Curriculums are tailored to kids preferences and teachers go beyond to make sure they learn while having fun with one another and learning how to become well rounded grown ups :)
Laura Johnson • Google
Cadence Academy Preschool in Weston is truly a special place. I have been working here for over two months and have nothing but good things to say. The staff is so welcoming and warm and makes you instantly share in their sense of teamwork, work ethic, and kindness. The care and intention that every teacher puts into the space and curriculum they create for the students is amazing. The students and community at Cadence are a huge part of what makes the school what it is. I feel very lucky to work here and experience and participate in the nurturing and supporting of the future generations.
Jennifer Pansa Seksaria • Google
Our family has a had a wonderful experience at Cadence Academy (formerly Beginnings School). The teachers are incredibly warm and caring, and it is evident how much thought the teachers put into each day's lessons. We especially love the daily updates with photos that allow us to see into the classroom. We feel very lucky to have found Cadence Academy, and we are looking forward to watching our child continue to learn and grow in the upcoming school year.

Cadence Academy Preschool

Weston, MA

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