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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 56 Reviews
Renee Goodwin • Google
August 31, 2021
My sons have been at Cadence for over three years and it has been a wonderful experience. The staff was very supportive during some difficult transitions at home for which I will forever be grateful. Our oldest had a period of some challenging behavior and the staff worked with us to develop a plan to help guide his emotional regulation in a positive way. They provide breakfast, lunch and snacks from their kitchen! It is so nice to only have to bring a blanket to school. They have been very helpful in potty training both of my boys and they are always doing art projects which they both love so much. They email photos and updates on naps and meals and potty training and activities every day! The COVID regulations have been a challenge for everyone. They have handled it extremely well and we have felt safe with our children attending there. They respect the mask mandates which we really appreciate. The center is clean and well maintained. The playground is huge and the kids have so much fun running around. During summer they have water play too! They’re are fun events for families during Halloween and Christmas and other holidays. The staff morale is always high which is wonderful when dealing with grumpy toddlers! Thanks for all you do Ms Erica and Ms Brittney!
K Radcliffe • Google
August 25, 2021
I absolutely love Cadence. The staff and Admin are so responsible and trustworthy. I love the comfort of being able to drop my children off and know that they will be safe and loved. Brittany and Erica have become unofficial family members by loving my children as their own. From Baptisms to birthdays to Dr. visits, they show genuine care and concern. I'm always referring them to family and friends
Paula S. • Yelp
July 30, 2021
Our daughter Emma started at Cadence Academy part-time last month. She was only attending half a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays because this was her very first time in childcare. We were so nervous because of health risks due to Covid-19, but Miss Erika reassured us that the staff would do everything they could to make sure that Emma would be safe and healthy. She took the time to explain to me all of the steps that the school was taking to keep the teachers and the children from spreading the virus in the school. From the first day, Miss Julie has been amazing with Emma. She made us feel so comfortable with leaving her and always talked to me in detail about Emmas day. Emma is full time now because of how happy we have been with the teachers and the staff. I love the Kids Reports app and receiving pictures of Emma at school really makes my day. Thanks so much!!
Alexus Johnson • Google
June 28, 2021
I had to worse experience here! My daughter attended the school for two months tops. Within those 2 months she had over (5) incident reports and I only received a phone call about 1, not even the most severe. I had to ask them they do incident reports! They didn’t give me one of the first incident. My daughter was bitten by a special needs child that’s was in her classroom who was also her friend. I did not receive a phone call and her arm was RED & BLUE. I could not speak to the care taker of the child, the parents, and all the director told me was she was sorry she was TOO BUSY TO CALL. She said she could not split them in different classrooms. My child is not vaccinated! I should’ve sued because I had a Panic attack on the way home from them being so neglectful with my child’s life. This picture was AFTER TREATMENT to her bite mark.

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