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About Cadence Academy Preschool

Cadence Academy Mallard is a mile south of the I-85/I-485 Interchange in North Charlotte and was previously known as Gateway Academy. Our childcare center is conveniently located a couple blocks east of I-85 at the northwest corner of Mallard Creek Church Rd and Mallard Glen Dr.

Cadence Academy Preschool is proud to be a part of the Cadence Education Family of Schools. One of the benefits of working with Cadence is that it gets us access to programs that you won’t find at other preschools. We utilize proprietary programs such as Kindergarten Club, Kind Child, and the Ascend Curriculum in our classrooms because they help us prepare children socially, emotionally, physically, and academically for success in elementary school. Testing confirms that our students are more than ready for kindergarten!

And, as elementary schools are altering schedules, we are here to serve your needs and the needs of your school-aged children with enhanced programs to help with virtual learning sessions and more. We also participate in the Meck Pre-K program which provides quality preschool education for qualified families. To learn more and to apply for the Meck Pre-K program, click HERE.

Childcare & Preschool Programs

Ascend Curriculum

Ascend Curriculum LogoThe Ascend Curriculum recognizes that young children need much more than cognitive development during their first few years of life. Our curriculum takes a balanced approach that focuses on the development of creative, socio-emotional, and physical skill. Skills within nine different learning domains such as Mathematics, Literacy, Physical Education, Cultural Understanding, and Kind Child are progressively introduced throughout all of our preschool programs and fine-tuned just before kindergarten in Kindergarten Club.

Kind Child

Kind Child LogoKindness is the foundation of our school’s culture and an important part of our Ascend Curriculum. We want every child that walks through our doors to feel welcome and valued and Kind Child is designed to elevate every child’s emotional well-being and enrich friendships. Our teachers focus on the development of social-emotional skills each month and a character trait like Responsibility, Thankfulness, and a Positive Self-Image every two months.

School-Age Program

Cadence Academy Preschool, Mallard offers a variety of childcare options for local kindergarten and elementary students. We provide care before and after school, during the summer at Summer Camp, and on public school holidays. Transportation for Before & After School Care is provided to and from Mallard Creek Elementary, Parkside Elementary, University Meadows Elementary, Bradford Preparatory School, Stoney Creek Elementary, and Croft Community School. And, as elementary schools are altering schedules, we are here to serve your needs and the needs of your school-aged children with enhanced programs to help with virtual learning sessions and more.

Reviews from Parents

3.8 Rating based on 57 Reviews
Kwadwo B. • Yelp
March 02, 2021
THE WORSE, THE BAD, THE UGLY. Perfect location poor management. The most despicable place to take your child. If you are reading this review, I will strongly recommend you not to take your child to the Mallard Cadence Academy location.I am not sure how this daycare or "academy" even has 3- 5 stars reviews; they must be family members leaving 4-5 stars reviews; this daycare is horrible, the worse person there is the assistant director there as of date (March 2021). She is rude, very unprofessional and unfit for the job. I am not sure if she is trained properly for her position. The assistant director is beyond rude, unpleasant, a liar, impertinent, and many more. When you call to speak to her about your issues and concerns, she will give you the run around, she does not care for the children in the facility at all from her behavior towards parents. I wonder how she treats the kids; this is very concerning.Additionally, with her tardiness, she comes of rude and uncaring; instead of her deescalating problems she makes it worse with her lies and blame you for not reading rules that was never brought up to you; The worse of it all she will "HANG UP" the phone on you whiles you are experiencing your concerns.For a facility charging $309 in the middle of a PANDEMIC and seems short staff, they sure do not know how to do their job properly. Most mornings there is barely any one at the front to greet you. When they lack staff, they come up with any issue possible to make sure not allow or accept your child in the facility even though you've paid $309 for the week.The moral of this review is do not take your child to this location or daycare/academy they are just there for a paycheck they will NOT CARE for CHILD OR YOU. The images, and articles on their page, website are all for PR work, it is mostly fake NEWS.PLEASE PARENTS FIND A BETTER OPTIONS; there are many do not settle for this place; it is disgrace.
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Hazem Najjar • Google
March 02, 2021
Rude and unprofessional. The lady hung up on me when I called about a minor issue! Feel incredibly disrespected!
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Kwadwo Bediako • Google
March 02, 2021
THE WORSE, THE BAD, THE UGLY. Perfect location poor management. The most despicable place to take your child. If you are reading this review, I will strongly recommend you not to take your child to the Mallard Cadence Academy location. I am not sure how this daycare or “academy” even has 3- 5 stars reviews; they must be family members leaving 4-5 stars reviews; this daycare is horrible, the worse person there is the assistant director there as of date (March 2021). She is rude, very unprofessional and unfit for the job. I am not sure if she is trained properly for her position. The assistant director is beyond rude, unpleasant, a liar, impertinent, and many more. When you call to speak to her about your issues and concerns, she will give you the run around, she does not care for the children in the facility at all from her behavior towards parents. I wonder how she treats the kids; this is very concerning. Additionally, with her tardiness, she comes of rude and uncaring; instead of her deescalating problems she makes it worse with her lies and blame you for not reading rules that was never brought up to you; The worse of it all she will “HANG UP” the phone on you whiles you are experiencing your concerns. For a facility charging $309 in the middle of a PANDEMIC and seems short staff, they sure do not know how to do their job properly. Most mornings there is barely any one at the front to greet you. When they lack staff, they come up with any issue possible to make sure not allow or accept your child in the facility even though you’ve paid $309 for the week. The moral of this review is do not take your child to this location or daycare/academy they are just there for a paycheck they will NOT CARE for CHILD OR YOU. The images, and articles on their page, website are all for PR work, it is mostly fake NEWS. PLEASE PARENTS FIND A BETTER OPTIONS; there are many do not settle for this place; it is disgrace.
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Jessica Bell • Google
January 12, 2021
The entire staff at Cadence is outstanding! They really care about the kids and communicate very well with parents to keep you updated on your child throughout the day. Glad we chose this location for our little one.
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