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About Cadence Academy Portland

Cadence Academy Preschool, Portland offers nurturing childcare and preschool programs for families in NE Portland. This school served as a preschool in the community for over thirty years prior to us opening our doors, but needed major remodeling before it became the first Cadence Academy location in 2000. Our preschool center features two cottages, a fenced playground, and an outdoor gardening area.

Preschool Programs

Our Educational Philosophy

We take a balanced approach to early childhood education and have created a preschool environment where children find joy in learning. We are focused on the social, emotional, and intellectual development of each child in our care and we work towards the acquisition of meaningful and useful academic skills.

We give each child the tools to succeed so that when they enter more formal educational systems later in life, they have the skills and confidence to thrive. Our preschool and childcare programs encourage positive relationships and the development of critical thinking skills, which evolve through experimentation, exploration, and play.

Family Involvement

Communication between parents and school is a critical aspect of a successful early educational experience. We have a Parent Orientation prior to your child’s start date, parent conferences each April, and constantly provide feedback on your child’s development.

We have an open door policy and encourage your involvement in our preschool community. Many parents stop by to read to the children, help in the garden, participate in school events, or join us on field trips.

Our Team

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 56 Reviews Leave A Review
Elizabeth Withers • Google
We've been sending our kids to Gateway Cadence-Academy for over four years now and we couldn't be happier to have found this wonderful daycare. The staff are always so kind and welcoming, they feel like family. The director is absolutely amazing at her job, I do not know how she does it! You can tell that the kiddos and family's experiences are really important to her and she is so thoughtful and responsive in all that she does. And the facility is so fun with the most amazing outdoor spaces. They've been really careful during COVID and have gone above and beyond to keep everyone safe. Can't recommend this gem of a daycare/preschool enough!
colin nolan • Google
Cadence has been a part of our lives for almost 3 years now and we greatly appreciate all that the staff do for our daughter and her peers! The curriculum for the Kindergarten program this year has been a good balance of learning, skill building, socialization and creative play. Staff are communicative and caring and we have felt very comfortable sending our child there over the years, and especially this past year with the safety and COVID precautions they have in place. Thankful for this school and the teachers!
Emily Nolan • Google
Our daughter has been attending Cadence for a few years now and we so appreciate them and the care they provide for all the kids. Staff are good natured, friendly and are nurturing our daughter’s creativity, compassion and interest in learning. Having a Kindergarten program has been essential this past year and we feel she is being appropriately prepped to start school next year. We love Cadence and all that they do!
Vashti Mejia • Google
Our daughter has been going to Cadence for a few years and she has told us she loves her teachers and friends and their backyard play area, she is constantly learning new subjects and we are happy that they help nurture her growth with us!

Cadence Academy Preschool

Portland, OR

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Preparing Your Child to THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.