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Cadence Academy Preschool is proud to be a part of the Cadence Education Family of Schools.  One of the main benefits of working with Cadence Education is that it provides us access to preschool programs like Kind Child, the Ascend Curriculum, and Kindergarten Club.

About Cadence Academy Milwaukie

Cadence Academy Preschool, Milwaukie is located in the Westmoreland district in Southeast Portland. Our preschool center features beautifully designed classrooms, a community room with a lending library, an indoor gross motor area, a children’s garden, and an outdoor enrichment area.

Our Milwaukie location is 1 of 5 Cadence Academy Preschool in the Portland Metropolitan Area. We are proud to offer Portland families media-free child care services with healthy menus and small class sizes. Our philosophy is to enrich children’s lives through the creative arts and leading early childhood educational programs. Our focus is on the social, emotional, and intellectual development of each child in our care and creating a progressive, positive environment for children, staff, and families.

Our Preschool Facilities

Our preschool center was carefully designed with soothing colors, lots of natural light, age-appropriate equipment in every classroom, and murals painted by our featured artist, Stephen Williams. We have beautiful commercial kitchen with a chef who prepares a healthy lunch every day and snacks in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon. There’s a laundry facility on-site to launder soiled clothes and cloth diapers. This school also features an indoor gross motor skills area for those rainy Oregon days and a community room for enrolled families, which has a comfortable area for nursing mothers.

Ascend Curriculum LogoOur preschool features the same excellent programs embraced at our other schools such as the Ascend Curriculum, music and dance, Reggio Emilio inspired art, science, gardening, and drama. We regularly take walks in our local community and offer field trips to educational places such as the Oak Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

Family Involvement

We hope you will become involved by participating in classroom activities, joining us on field trips, and attending school events. Your participation broadens our child care programs and benefits our children and staff in a very special way. Parents are always welcome to visit their children at any time.

Our Team

Laura Gordon

Laura Gordon

School Director

My passion has always been to work with children, to teach them ,and help them grow. When I was around 11, my mother started having me volunteer at her in-home daycare. It was during that time that I knew working with children was something I could easily do for the rest of my life. I would lead activities, help with tutoring, answer phone calls, prepare snacks, and often times, I’d even be the janitor!

Since that time, I’ve worked with children in many different arenas. During high school, I worked as an after school tutor and a weekend babysitter. From the ages of 19-20, I worked full-time at a summer camp & after school program and from 21-25, I worked with an International non-profit organization traveling the world, teaching English, music, art, and math to children in third-world countries.

I started as the Lead Teacher for our 1’s classroom, was promoted to AD and I currently serve as the School Director. I have truly enjoyed my time here and I hope to continue being a part of this great community!

Reviews from Parents

4.0 Rating based on 12 Reviews Leave A Review
Emily Winslow • Google
My husband and I could not have imagined a better landing place for our first daycare experience with our first born. From day 1, Shelby has been well cared for, adored, safe and easily adjusted to a brand new environment. Miss Katelyn and Miss Abby are wonderful, as is Laura and the rest of the staff. We were so impressed when teachers from other classrooms knew Shelby by name, and when Laura, the site director, knew that Shelby was hitting various developmental milestones. Truly, above and beyond staff and facility. Thank you!
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Amy Ten Broeck • Google
We are so thankful for all the work that Laura, Danielle, Dara and the rest of the Cadence staff have put into supporting our kiddos. When our youngests started showing some disruptive behaviors, we all worked together to create a plan and they have improved immensely at school and at home after only a few months. The team and school under Laura's guidance and leadership is some of the best we have experienced since starting here in 2015.
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Kate • Google
We have been at Cadence a little over two years and love it. Miss Laura has been an amazing director, she provides excellent communication, the kids rooms have improved, & is super friendly! Miss Danielle has also been great, she creates fun lesson plans for the kids, patient with all the kiddos, & very nurturing! This has been a great place for my son to grow and we will miss the school!
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Michelle Conarty • Google
The teachers at this daycare were so warm and kind with the kiddos! The staff were also incredibly accommodating with our family’s needs and were truly a lifesaver! Would highly recommend.
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