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Our preschool and daycare center is located just south of Woodstock in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood of SE Portland. Our building was originally built as a nursery school in 1968 and we put our preschool facilities through an extensive remodel before opening as Cadence Academy Preschool, Brentwood in 2005. Our classrooms are designed to engage your child in an early learning experience unlike any other and we provide fun, educational childcare and preschool programs.

Preschool Programs:

Commitment to Quality (C2Q)

 width= Cadence Academy Preschool is committed to providing quality care to families in Southeast Portland and we’re happy to have earned the Commitment to Quality (C2Q) designation through Oregon’s Spark program. Spark was created to raise the quality of child care and early learning programs across Oregon. The foundation of the Spark process is continuously improving the quality of care being offered to Oregon families and the C2Q designation shows that our child care center has a solid track record with state licensing agents and that we have taken steps to improve our quality of care.

Our Preschool Facilities

Cadence Academy Preschool, Brentwood is one of our smaller childcare centers and because we have low teacher to student ratios, we provide your child more one-on-one experiences with both teachers and peers. We do not allow drop-ins, which allows your child to create stable friendships in a safe, secure setting. Each classroom is light and bright and features comfortable reading areas, dramatic play centers, sensory areas, and plenty of room for gross motor activities. We also have a beautiful, secure playground. When the weather permits, we enjoy walking across the street to Brentwood Park for more outdoor fun.

Open Door Policy

We have an open door policy and actively encourage parent involvement in our preschool community. You can participate by reading to the children, helping in our garden, attending school events, or joining us on field trips.

Getting to our Preschool

Cadence Academy Preschool, Brentwood is conveniently located at 7103 SE 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97206. We’re located just north of SE Ogden St on SE 60th Ave across from Lane Middle School and Brentwood Park. We’re a favorite of families living in Woodstock and Brentwood. If you’re looking for childcare in a setting that’s an extension of your home, schedule a visit online or over the phone! We can’t wait to show you around our preschool learning centers and introduce you to our teachers!

Our Team

Estera Zhiryada

Estera Zhiryada

School Director

I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childcare Education and over 7 years of experience in a childcare center. I have been with Creative Minds for over 5 years now. I started off as the Lead Toddler Teacher and worked my way up to becoming Assistant Director here at our Brentwood location.

I am grateful to Creative Minds and Cadence Education for sharing their family with me. I enjoy walking into work each day being greeted by the smiles from our little ones and their families. My passion is teaching young children to become independent, caring, and responsible individuals by providing positive guidance, nurturing relationships, and exceptional education.

Reviews from Parents

4.9 Rating based on 43 Reviews Leave A Review
Marta Michniewicz • Google
Our daughter has been going here for over 2 years now. She loves it and has grown so much with the wonderful staffs attention. The director Estera is friendly, attentive and very responsive as we have had several schedule changes she has assisted us with. They have adjusted the pandemic with exceptional communication and ease to help keep open and our families safe.
Barbara Fick • Google
Our son has attended Cadence for three years. The teachers are wonderful, the curriculum is thoughtful and the variety of activities is curated with their development in mind. The communication and daily app recap are alway great. Couldn’t recommend more!
Rebecca Strachan • Google
We have been so happy with both our daughters’ experience at Brentwood Candence Academy! There is so much warmth and heart in everything they do! The director is very responsive and profession, but so great with the kiddos as well. We really felt like family there. Very good enrichment, nutrition, and outside time. Would recommend to anyone!
Stephanie Duffy • Google
We've had such a wonderful experience with Cadence Academy for both of our children! The kids love their classes, teachers, and friends. After starting at Cadence quickly became so excited to go to school. They both have blossomed socially, which was huge after months of strict quarantine at home. The COVID precautions are thorough and help reassure us during an unpredictable time.

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.