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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.

Reviews from Parents

4.0 Rating based on 8 Reviews
Annie Gatzlaff Barclay • Google
November 18, 2020
Our daughter has attended this school for nearly 2 years (she's 2.5), and our son just started there as a 6 month old. After our positive experience with our daughter, we had no reservations about sending our son here as well. The teachers and staff genuinely care about our children, and create fun, age-appropriate and educational activities to keep them engaged on a daily basis. They receive healthy prepared meals and get outside when weather permits, both of which were important to us when selecting a childcare option. I receive frequent updates on their daily activities throughout the day, and usually hear a fun story about my child at pickup time. The staff has been extremely transparent about their operations and protocols throughout the COVID pandemic; I know that our children are safe and well cared for.
Avery Engstrom • Google
August 20, 2019
Awful school. I used to teach here, but employees were treated badly and there was little communication from higher ups so everything was disorganized and poorly done. Don't send your kid to a school owned by a corporation.
Sawyer S. • Yelp
July 02, 2019
My family can't be thankful enough for the wonderful care our children have received at the West Moreland Creative Minds Learning Center.   We have seen our now 3 year-old son grow so much over the years thanks the to the caring team of teachers and free-spirited atmosphere.  Their curriculum has also helped him develop his language and social skills a great deal.   Also, most recently the director Taira and her team have been so flexible and attentive to our newborn babies medical needs.  They have shown great compassion and have been willing to take the time to work with us to ensure she is getting the extra care she needs.   We feel lucky to have our kids being cared for by this truly amazing team!
Alia B. • Yelp
October 24, 2018
When I was pregnant we toured a lot of centers, and this one was at the top of my list as it felt very welcoming from the start (both from a staff and environment perspective). I love that each classroom has a lot of space and big windows (for natural light and people watching). My daughter started here in April 2017 at 3 months old. There was only a part time spot available at that time. And I think it took about 6 months before we could get full time care. My daughter loves going on her (almost) daily walks around the neighborhood. And she loves her teachers and friends. I like that they now provide daily reports online so I can check in on her activities throughout the day. We take it as a good sign that she sometimes doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. Sadly a lot of the teachers have changed over our time here, but all have been very friendly and loving to my daughter. I would definitely recommend CMLC to anyone looking for great care for their child.

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