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About Cadence Academy Preschool

Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool, Eastfield in Huntersville, NC! Previously known as Gateway Academy, we’re a four-star accredited private preschool boasting an amazing, highly-skilled team of teachers and caregivers.

At our preschool and daycare, we strive to meet the many needs of the working families in our community by providing outstanding care and education for children, ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten.

Our inspiring preschool learning center is the perfect place for children to learn through play each day. Cadence Academy Eastfield’s students enjoy modern playgrounds featuring the latest outdoor equipment, including a rock climbing wall, musical instruments, and an outdoor art easel. 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.

Our Preschool Programs

We have designed Cadence Academy Preschool, Eastfield’s preschool programs to encourage early childhood development through an array of fun, engaging activities.

Our Ascend Curriculum uses a skill-based approach to early childhood education. Each month, teachers focus on developing skills in nine different areas such as Literacy, Technology, Creative Expression, and Physical Fitness. We also have Baby Signs® for infants through two years old.

We offer the following early childhood education programs:

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year). This infant daycare program helps maintain the strong bonds, warmth, and security your baby already enjoys with you at home.
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2). Your little one’s sense of discovery and active learning are the focus in this toddler daycare program.
  • Early Learners (ages 2 to 3). We focus on enhancing gross and fine motor skills, vocabulary, and learning via discovery in this early childhood education program.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4). Our Preschool program strives to prepare children for Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5). Our Pre-K program incorporates the skills learned in previous years to get your child ready for the transition to Kindergarten.
  • School-Age Program (ages 5 to 12). Students are picked up from local elementary schools to enjoy an afternoon of enjoyment and education.
  • Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12). This summer camp program is aimed at school-aged students and offers weekly themed activities throughout the summer months.

Our Philosophy

At Cadence Academy Eastfield, we believe in providing children with the tools necessary to excel in each stage of their development, ultimately preparing them for success in elementary school and beyond.

What Makes Our Preschool in Huntersville, NC Unique

We understand that parents have a lot of responsibilities to juggle every day. In fact, we are parents, too. With this in mind, we offer unique “extras” as part of our child care and educational programs.

For example, our cook prepares nutritious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon snacks each day at no extra cost. We offer the best Before and After school program in Huntersville; it includes homework help and free transportation to and from area schools for children kindergarten through fifth grade. We also have a fantastic summer camp, as well as full-day activities during public school holiday/vacation days.

More About Our Preschool Learning Center

Cadence Academy Preschool, Eastfield is located at 12330 Eastfield Road in Huntersville, North Carolina, 28078. You can find us off of Brown and Eastfield Road near the elementary schools of Highland Creek and Pioneer Springs.

Our Team

Arriva Moore

Arriva Moore


Arriva is SIDS, CPR, and First Aid certified. She has a B.A. in Education and holds a NC Educator Certificate. She has been with Cadence for many years. She has over seventeen years’ experience.

Reviews from Parents

4.7 Rating based on 53 Reviews
nolanbear11 • Google
June 19, 2021
It was so hard for me to go from being a stay at home mom to going back to work, and when our youngest was just six weeks old we made the decision that Cadence was the right place for us. From the very beginning, Ms. Arriva was a Godsend, she knows how care for infants! To be honest it was hard at first but I saw the attention and care she gave to all of the little ones. Ms. Julie took it from there and after our little one graduated from infant I, Ms. Julie was an amazing teacher! Ms. Sheila took over when she joined the toddler group and our little one would run to her arms as they were so welcoming and comforting to her. We took a break because of COVID but since we’ve been back, the administrators and teachers have been top notch. She absolutely ADORES going to school every day and Ms.Nancy and Ms. Shearee are the best of the best! I am so impressed with their care and instruction, I would definitely recommend Cadence Academy to anyone looking for a school that promotes learning, encourages acceptance and diversity, and genuinely cares for the children in their classrooms.
Aramus Conrad • Google
June 09, 2021
My daughter has been attending Cadence a little over 2 years now. When she first began, everything was literally perfect! I never ran into one single incident, miscommunication, unprofessional directors/employees, non caring workers, etc until a few months ago when a change shifted and a new management team was brought aboard. Every since new management has taken over things have seemed to go downhill. I've ran into a number of issues (physical and verbal) involving my daughter and when brought to the director's and/or assistant director's attn, it's always "I wasn't informed" and seem to never hear about the situation(s) again. It disturbs me severely with the amount of incidents involving my child and no one can tell me anything or communicate effectively if/when they are aware. Communication and professionalism with the new management along with them actually caring is very poor! I am severely disappointed with how things have been going since the new management has taken over. ***Ms. Margie and her team are missed dearly!!!***
Ebony • Google
May 03, 2021
Looking for a wonderful daycare for my disabled 2 year old! I’ve been very nervous because of his limitations, but have read nothing but great reviews about this facility so far! I look forward to hearing back soon.
Victoria Cashwell • Google
April 19, 2021
This is my first experience with daycare. I was so nervous to start the process and looked at many facilities. Cadence Academy immediately stood out as the communication was always fast, friendly, and professional. The level of care we have received is impeccable. The communication continues to amazing. My son has been attending since February and LOVES going. He is learning, advancing. angel having fun! I am proud of thos decision and fit a long future with Cadence Academy! THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF!!!

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