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Cadence Academy Preschool, Smithfield offers high quality child care and early learning for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten, and school age children. Our early learning program centers around our unique Children’s Workshop Framework curriculum, which combines RI Early Childhood Standards with the Massachusetts state standards and centers around play to provide your child with an educational experience unlike anywhere else.

Our school age buses and vans provide transportation to and from Smithfield and Johnston Elementary Schools. In addition, we service areas of North Scituate. If you are unsure if we service your area, please give us a call!

Our school is located on Cedar Swamp Road, right off Route 44 about a mile past the Smithfield Crossings. Our spacious layout gives a one-of-a-kind feel to the classrooms and allows each age group their own learning experience. We have two large playgrounds nestled safely behind our school to allow for lots of outdoor experiences, natural exploration, and safe gross motor time outside with similar age groups.

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We have an extraordinary Parent Communication App that our teachers use daily to relay information and send pictures to family members, send newsletters, and track developmental progress for each child’s portfolio! With this application, parents/guardians are able to opt into email or text alerts and they can receive any information, instantaneously, about their child and their child’s school day.

Teachers and staff can tag daily pictures with our Developmental Domains (Social/Emotional, Physical, Artistic, Cognitive, and Language/Literacy) and are then able to communicate with the parents/guardians by adding captions or sending quick little notes. Families LOVE this feature and we’re utilizing it more and more each day! We are so excited to be able to communicate with our families throughout the day and to show them what their children are learning each day.

BrightStars Program LogoWe are VERY proud to be a NAEYC accredited facility and a BrightStars rated program! For more information about NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the high quality standards they demand of their accredited programs, please Visit the NAEYC website

Our school is conveniently open from 6:30am – 6:00pm and our affordable rates include breakfast, hot lunch and daily snacks. We invite you to visit us at any time; we’d love to give you and your family a tour. For more information or to schedule a visit, please call us at 401-233-2828.

Our Team

Tanya Ouelette-Pierce

Tanya Ouelette-Pierce

I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 15 years. I started out as a classroom teacher and as my experience and education grew, so did my passion to make a difference in the lives of children and families. I believe that every child deserves a positive early learning experience because it is their first love of learning that will help them grow into lifelong learners. I would love to meet with you and show what our school has to offer. I know we will leave a lasting impression!

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 63 Reviews
Kristy C. • Yelp
September 09, 2021
This school is AMAZING. To the teachers and staff it isn't just a job. To the families they serve it isn't just a place we drop off our kids. It's a family. I do not have one bad thing to say about this school. Before my son was old enough to go to school I researched different schools for at-least 6 months and I finally chose them. I am SO glad I did. We just had a family tragedy at the end of last month and the staff here have went above & beyond to help my son through this. Thank you so much for taking care of us for so many years. We will miss you all so much
Victoria G. • Yelp
September 07, 2021
My daughter loved coming here and she misses it since our move to California. She would still be here if we were back in Rhode Island. They truly put a lot of effort into their art programs with the toddlers. I can tell when she comes home all of the different skills that she learned while she was there. I recommend to send your child here.
Meagan M. • Yelp
August 31, 2021
Cadence has been a place we can call not only our place for care, but a home! All the staff here are simply amazing and care so much for the children. They are patient, dedicated, comforting and make learning fun with their curriculum. My little one had a tough transition and they were able to make her feel secure and safe everyday. She graduated pre-k not wanting to leave school and with a huge smile on her face, giving hugs to everyone. If that's not the best feeling I don't know what is. When a school can touch a child's heart and make them feel the way Cadence does, I knew it was the perfect fit. I highly recommend Cadence Academy in Lincoln.
Amp Soup • Google
August 23, 2021
Cadence Academy has benefited my children’s learning experience. I find my son reciting topics he learned at Cadence when he gets home. My 1 year old daughter enjoys trying new food there and loves the company of her teachers and friends.

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