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Creative Expressions Learning Center is now Cadence Academy Preschool!

Early education experiences play a vital role in the social, emotional, physical, and academic development of young children. At Cadence Academy Preschool (formerly Creative Expressions Learning Center), Imperial, we take that responsibility to heart and give each child loving attention and a strong educational foundation that will serve them for many years to come.

Our preschool’s mission is to partner with families in the care and education of their children, and we do everything in our power to create a safe and stimulating learning environment.

Programs Offered:

  • Infants & Toddlers (6 weeks – 2 years). We embed various learning experiences into daily activities in this program, such as feeding, diapering, nurturing, story time, music enrichment, and tummy time.
  • Two-Year-Olds (24 – 36 months). In this program, we work to meet the needs of children developing towards independence
  • Preschool (3 – 5 years). In our preschool program, our skilled teachers work with your child to help them develop knowledge through fun and play.
  • Kindergarten Club (4 – 5 years). Our Kindergarten Club program is a special weekly program that is designed to prepare 4-year-olds for the transition into kindergarten.
  • Summer Camp (5 – 12 years). Kids experience the sights and sounds of America as they go on a virtual tour of top attractions, events, and landmarks in this exciting program.
  • School-Age Program (5 – 12 years). In this program, your child stays involved and stimulated before and after school hours.

Our Educators

We take great pride in hiring the most highly qualified teachers. Our Lead Teachers have degrees in early childhood education, elementary education, or childhood development, or they have suitable experience and formal training through continuing education courses.

All of our team members are required to attend in-service training each year to continue their education in early childhood development. Every employee is required to maintain a current certification in Infant & Child CPR and First Aid.


We have worked diligently to earn and maintain our accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Preschools seeking accreditation through NAEYC must meet or exceed standards in 10 key areas: Relationships, Curriculum, Teaching, Assessment of Child Progress, Health, Teachers, Families, Community Relationships, Physical Environment, Leadership, and Management.

Our Location

Our Imperial location is located at the corner of Seckman Rd and Old Lemay Ferry Rd and our address is 2862 Seckman Rd, Imperial, MO 63052.


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

4.7 Rating based on 69 Reviews Leave A Review
Julie Freeman • Google
What an incredible preschool! My son is literally flourishing and it has only been 2 weeks. His language skills have just taken off. Also, when he started he was still solidly in the stage of parallel play with children his age. Now his play is fully interactive with his peers. Everyone there is beyond kind and you can feel how much the teachers and directors care about each individual child. I can’t say enough about the people, the environment, the curriculum, and the physical space for the kids. It’s nothing short of absolutely amazing. The app they use for communication makes you feel like you are involved in their day. It updates in real time and they post pictures almost every day of your child “in action”. HIGHLY recommend this center!
Kaden Kirtley • Google
Katie Weinrich • Google
As first time parents, finding a daycare we could trust was one of the first things we started thinking about, even before our baby was born. We had many people recommend Cadence Academy and I’m so glad they did! Our little boy is 3 months old now and has been going for about a month! We have had nothing short of a great experience so far! The teachers are so sweet and plan age/developmentally appropriate activities for them! We get pictures and updates throughout the day which is so nice for this working momma! Highly recommend sending your child here!
Margaret O'Hare • Google
We have been with Cadence Academy for about two months now and absolutely love it! Our son has excelled intellectually leaps and bounds at 16 months and we are so impressed with the care that he receives daily. We love that the teachers genuinely care for him and his development. The staff is constantly sending us updates on activities that are done in the classroom in order for us to better carry that over and apply it to our home life. We look forward to watching him grow in such a wonderful environment!

Cadence Academy Preschool

Imperial, MO

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