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About Cadence Academy Tualatin

Cadence Academy Preschool, Tualatin first opened its doors for business in August 2015 when it was a Creative Minds Learning Center location. We changed our name to Cadence Academy Preschool in October 2019. We neighbor the Tualatin wetlands, which provides us a unique opportunity to view nature and various wetland animals from our school. Throughout the day, our preschool students get to see life science in action as they spot nutria, herons, ducks, and more!

We’ve also brought nature inside the school with facade walls made of bamboo and birch trees, and real tree accents throughout the hallways and classrooms. We have beautiful murals throughout our daycare center which were painted by artist Stephen Williams. These murals contribute to the individual personality of each classroom in our child care facility.

Our Preschool’s Programs:

Preschool Facilities

Our preschool features two outdoor play areas. One is set up as a Western town with rustic buildings that encourage dramatic play. We also have an balance beam obstacle course that our preschool students love. If you’re nursing, we have a calm community room where you can relax and connect with your child.

Why Cadence Academy?

  • Educated and Experienced Teachers: Our Lead Teachers hold their Bachelors and Masters in Early Childhood Education and/or have over two years of experience in their specialized age group. Our Teachers exceed state standards for continued education and are Love and Logic Certified. Our teachers create a safe, nurturing and educational childcare environment and help our children grow through educational and social experiences.
  • Small Class Sizes and Ratios: Our class sizes and groups are small with extra floating teachers and staff onsite to provide support for our classrooms. Private Kindergarten programs have class sizes of only 10 children.
  • Skill-Based Curriculums: The Ascend Curriculum and our Reggio-Inspired Art Curriculum.
  • We’re Eco-Friendly: We follow eco-friendly practices to create a healthy and clean preschool environment for our children, teachers, and families.
  • Enrichment Programs: We offer music and dance, cooking classes, language lessons, art, and enrichment classes such as yoga, dance, and music.
  • Field Trips and Special Guests: Zoo Trips, Pumpkin Patch, Mr. Lizard Mobile Zoo, Walking Trips, Humane Society, visits to our local libraries and more!

Our Team

Tonya Wolfe

Tonya Wolfe


My passion for early childhood education began in 2006 when I became a certified in-home provider through FCC. My time with FCC really inspired me to continue my career in child care, implementing environments that have a home-like feel. I have played many roles including Teacher, Assistant Director, Director, and Area Manager. These roles have made me eager to help providers find their passion and continue to grow. The most rewarding part about this field is having the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life every day through creating a culture that will they will take with them into adulthood. I look forward to growing as a professional alongside of everyone on our Cadence Team.

Reviews from Parents

4.6 Rating based on 74 Reviews
JoAnn Maya • Google
September 22, 2021
Ashley Picerno • Google
August 19, 2021
Cadence Academy is such a wonderful school. The Director, Tonya, has the school running seamlessly. When we’ve had some behavioral issues with our son, she was great at giving us advice and recommended resources. Throughout COVID, my family has felt safe in their care while still maintaining a community atmosphere.
Kaitlyn Tate • Google
July 30, 2021
Nicole Sharp • Google
July 27, 2021
I have had the pleasure of working for Cadence Academy-Tualatin for the past 3.5 years. Over these few years, I have watched as major growth happened within the school, in large part due to amazing directors like Tonya and Helena, but also with an amazing team. Ever since Tonya has taken lead as the Director, the school has been filled with positivity, happiness, and connection, despite the challenges we’ve faced with COVID-19. Helena has made an amazing assistant director, always helping teachers find creative ways to go about things and making herself a great resource for anything and everything. Their leadership has built the community we have at Cadence, and they continue to strengthen it every day. Along with amazing directors, we have an amazing team as well. It’s one where everyone belongs, one where compassion thrives, and where a helping hand is always offered. Each staff member excels in their roles, and we all work together to help keep our community thriving. Being a part of this team has taught me the value of friendship, laughter, and empathy, but also what it feels like to truly be a part of a welcoming community. I am extremely happy with my time at Cadence. I have grown along with the school, and this community is one I consider myself lucky to have been a part of creating. Cadence will not only hold a special place in my heart but of all the families and children that are a part of the Cadence family as well.

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