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About Our School

Welcome to Cadence Academy, Chesterfield! We understand that finding the right child care provider can be difficult for many families and we’re to help you in any way that we can. Our preschool offers nurturing daycare services for infants and toddlers, educational preschool programs that are proven to prepare young minds for future success, and summer camp and before & after school care for elementary students.

Our school is a member of the Cadence Education Family of Schools and we changed our name from West County Day School to Cadence Academy Preschool, Chesterfield in September 2019. This change is part of our school’s ongoing commitment to providing families in Chesterfield the best preschool programming possible.

Preschool & Childcare Programs

Kind Child

Kind Child LogoPreschool children need to have positive interpersonal experiences at a young age so they can develop the social skills needed to succeed in elementary school and as adults. Kind Child is a program that allows us to nurture and strengthen social skills and develop character. We focus on social and emotional skills every month within our Ascend Curriculum and introduce positive character traits such as a Positive Self-Image, Respect, and Thankfulness every two months. Our objective is to elevate the emotional well-being of each child in our care and encourage positive friendships!

An Exceptional Education

Ascend Curriculum LogoCadence Academy is proud to offer preschool children an exceptional education that will serve them for years to come. Our Ascend Curriculum is skill-based and provides us a connected framework that progressively builds skill sets across 9 subject areas like Literacy, Technology, Spanish, and Physical Fitness every month.

Important skills are taught at every age level from Infant to Pre-Kindergarten and fine-tuned just before kindergarten in our popular Kindergarten Club program. Testing shows that this skill-based approach to early education is extremely effective at preparing children for kindergarten.

Getting to Our Preschool

Cadence Academy, Chesterfield is conveniently located less than a mile from I-64 in Chesterfield, Missouri. You’ll want to get off the I-64 at Olive Boulevard and turn left into Hilltown Village Center. We’re on the north side of Olive at 15405 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

Our Team

Carrie McKee

Carrie McKee


I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Associates of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. I have worked in education for 20 years and have spent the last eight as a director. I have two school-aged daughters who are also looking forward to being part of Cadence Academy!

Amanda Kocher

Amanda Kocher

Assistant Director

I absolutely love watching each child that I work with learn and grow. I have been in the Early Childhood field since 2002 and received a degree in Early Childhood from Webster University in 2004. I have taught infants through 1st grade, with a year as an SSD Para-educator. I have also worked as a mentor to new teachers, coordinated fundraising events, planned and organized School-Aged summer camps, and attended Professional Development conferences geared toward early learners. I am trained in Conscious Discipline and was a member of the Character Education Committee at Windsor Elementary.

I am the proud mother of 2 very energetic children. When we’re not at school, we love to spend time outdoors, go to the library, have dance parties, and watch movies. We also enjoy visiting our friends and family as often as possible. We are so excited to be a part of the Cadence Academy Family!

Rebecca Essary

Rebecca Essary

Assistant Director

Ms. Rebecca has a degree in early childhood development and over 9 years of childcare experience. She transferred to Chesterfield in June 2017 from a Cadence Education sister school. Ms. Rebecca is married and has a son who attends Cadence Academy Preschool.

Reviews from Parents

4.7 Rating based on 57 Reviews
April 01, 2021
I appreciate how much my daughter enjoys coming to Cadence. She has made new friends and looks forward to her days. I can’t express enough how grateful I am as a parent to know that she is in a safe and loving environment.
March 18, 2021
My grandchildren have learned so much at Cadence. My oldest Granddaughter started Kindergarten last year and was very well prepared. In fact bored sometimes because she already knew the answers from preschool. My four year old Grandson tells me all about what he has learned in school and his language far exceeds his age level. My 9 month old Granddaughter understands what we say and is progressing very well. This has been a great school for my grandchildren.
Jessica Stephan • Google
February 22, 2021
Our daughter has been a Cadence student (with the exception of the past year due to Covid and being home schooled) since 3 years old when we joined from another corporate daycare. All I can say is wow! From the directors to the teachers to the building to the curriculum, we have been beyond impressed with the school and our daughter has thrived here. The manor they approached Covid last year was incredible and gives me the assurance they take child care and safety very serious. We are expecting a new baby and she will attend daycare in their infant program this summer. Recently since our now 5 year old has been homeschooling pre k, we joined the Kindergarten Club program. I highly recommend this program for anyone looking for a virtual Kindergarten prep course. While it’s only been a week, my daughter is beyond excited about this and has a renewed sense of accomplishment. The teachers are great with the kids and the school does a great job providing materials for the parents to print and have ready. The class meets daily for an hour so it’s easily manageable and the kids are able to stay engaged since its not super long. Highly recommend!!
Laura Johnson • Google
January 23, 2021
I cannot say enough good things about being an employee at Cadence Academy! The environment here is full of positivity and professionalism that encourages teachers, and the staff are all so welcoming, genuine, and kind. I have been working here for the past five months and it has been an amazing experience of helping children learn and grow. I feel like I lucky I get to learn and grow with them! I am so grateful to be a part of the Cadence family and have a job that I love.

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