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Overview

Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool, Westerly! We are conveniently located on Route 1, not far from the beautiful Westerly beaches. Our building includes bright, developmentally appropriate, fun classrooms and large outdoor playgrounds. As you will see our Westerly center is warm, inviting, and designed with young children in mind.

Our Curriculum

Ascend Curriculum LogoOur teachers create personalized learning experiences for each child in our care thanks to the flexibility built into our Ascend Curriculum. We have found that the best way to support the development of academic skill is to give children an appropriate level of control over their own learning process.

We offer our students a variety of experimental and playful activities and encourage them to select the activities they would like to participate in. These activities allow us to progressively introduce new skills in nine subjects every month and our children reach important milestones in every program.

Parent Communication App

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.

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Accreditation

We 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.

 

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NAEYC Accreditation

Every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, schools must go through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years. In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.

Reviews from Parents

4.9 Rating based on 52 Reviews Leave A Review
Melissa Violette • Google
Words can’t express how Wonderful Cadence Academy in Westerly truly is! Being an anxious first time mom, the thought of leaving my infant with anyone other than my husband was terrifying however, I am beyond thankful that the stars aligned to allow my son to experience the absolute BEST care around. As a parent, the level of communication is above and beyond what I could ever hope for. His teachers consistently send us pictures, keep us updated with his deedings, diapers and always take the time to tell us how his day was. The entire staff is transparent and I couldn’t be more thankful for how often they communicate. They are ALL genuinely kind people who have the children’s best interests at the forefront of every decision they make. As an educator myself, I am so impressed with how much the students learn beginning in the infant room. It is truly incredible! It is also evident that my son LOVES being there. He always has a huge smile on his face whenever he is greeted by the staff. Cadence Academy is a giant family and I am so thankful that we are able to be a part of it. I am confident when I leave my son each morning that he will be well taken care of. I can't thank the entire staff, especially the infant room, enough for all that they do. If you are looking for reliable care, I can’t recommend Cadence Academy enough. THANK YOU to the entire staff for all that you do.
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Angela Mucci-Guido • Google
Our son has been part of the Cadence Academy-Westerly family since he was 9 months old. Words cannot express how blessed we are to have had the opportunity to be part of this school community. Since his first day in 2018, we have been amazed at how hard the teachers and directors work to ensure each child has the best day. Each day is filled with exciting activities and opportunities to not only learn academics, but also strengthen and practice social skills. The classroom environments are loving, friendly, safe, nurturing, and structured. The teachers do a wonderful job balancing these aspects to ensure that all student needs are met while making learning fun! We also appreciated that each teacher took the time to get to know our son on a personal level. They also worked very closely with us (as his parents) communicating progress as well as what we could work on at home. We always looked forward to the daily notes and pictures that were sent at the end of each day. It was a great way to talk to our son about his day and for him to share the fun he had at school. As we look back on his 4 years at Cadence Academy, our decision to attend Cadence would be made again and again. I can confidently say that because of the education received at Cadence Academy Preschool, our son is ready and prepared for his next school experience. We will be forever grateful for all they have done for our family!
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Alexandra Tenney • Google
We had an amazing experience with Cadence of Westerly and would recommend it to anyone considering care for their child. We sent out daughter during the summer months and she was part of the infant 2 classroom (16 months of age). We were impressed with the level of care the teachers and staff gave our daughter (and all the children). The curriculum was very dynamic and our daughter not only had the best time but learned so much through her time at Cadence. They are clearly best of breed and we couldn't recommend them enough!
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Jamie Q • Google
My daughter has attended cadence academy since October 2021 at 4 months old. Her teachers in the infant room are all wonderful, attentive and caring. They have excellent communication with us about how she is progressing, absolutely loves her time spent with them, and is so happy to see them at every drop off. I like that they focus on so many sensory activities to keep her stimulated and learning. She has never come home dirty, upset, or in distress. Every time we drop her off I am relieved to know she is in excellent hands. The building is always clean and is a colorful and fun environment. Our experience with cadence has been wonderful, right from the very beginning during the enrollment process, when we were so very nervous to send our baby to daycare. Megan and Justine are always available to answer any questions or concerns, and we could not be happier with our decision to enroll her at cadence. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!
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Cadence Academy Preschool

Westerly, RI

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