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Cadence Academy Preschool, Surfside provides loving care and early education programs for preschool children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old and after school care and summer camp for local elementary students. And, as elementary schools are altering schedules, we are here to serve your needs and the needs of your school-aged children with enhanced programs to help with virtual learning sessions and more. We take a skill-based approach to early education that balances the development of intellectual, creative, and physical skill and we attend to the social and emotional needs of our students through our Kind Child program.

We are very excited to announce that we are participating in the First Steps 4K program and the new First Steps 4K + SIBLINGS program. First Steps 4K offers free four-year-old kindergarten to qualifying children in South Carolina. First Steps 4K + SIBLINGS extends childcare and after-school scholarships through the SC Voucher Program, for up to 52 weeks, to any siblings, age 0-12, of a First Steps 4K enrolled student. You can learn more and apply online for both First Steps 4K and First Steps 4K + SIBLINGS at

Our Preschool Programs

Our Approach to Early Education

We believe that the best way to support the early development of academic skill is to give our preschool children an appropriate level of control over their learning process. Our students are continually offered a variety of playful educational activities in learning centers around the classroom and also take part in lots of small group activities with our teachers.

Ascend Curriculum LogoOur Ascend Curriculum starts in our Infant program and is designed to help our children progressively valuable build skill sets that will serve them in kindergarten and beyond! We introduce new skills in nine subject areas every month and modify individual activities to match the interests and learning styles of our students so that these first education experiences are engaging and fun!

What Makes Our Preschool Unique?

  • We provide our parents an app called KidReports, which keeps you updated on your child’s progress throughout the day.
  • Our lead teachers have their South Carolina teaching credentials and many have their Associates or Bachelors degree too.
  • Our wonderful cook prepares a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack daily at no additional cost.
  • We have the best After School program in Surfside Beach, which includes homework help and free transportation from local elementary schools.
  • We offer programs for school-age children during school breaks.

Our Preschools in Myrtle Beach

Cadence Academy has two preschools in Myrtle Beach. Cadence Academy Preschool, Myrtle Beach is a block west of Edward E Burroughs Highway on Perry Road. Cadence Academy Preschool, Surfside is just south of where Corporal Dennis Lynden Memorial Highway (SR 544) intersects Highway 17. Our preschool is off of Beaver Run Boulevard at , which can be reached from either highway.

Our Team

Amanda Raymond

Amanda Raymond

School Director

I joined the Cadence Academy family in May 2014. I grew up in Montgomery County, MD, right outside of DC. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and began working with children in high school. I pursued a degree in early childhood education and taught preschool for 10 years. In 2004 I was promoted to Director and then a Manager within the same company. In April of 2014, my husband and I moved to Myrtle Beach and I joined the Cadence Academy family in May 2014. I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to work with such amazing teachers, children and families!

Marlene Reed

Marlene Reed


I was born on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I am married with three children. I have worked with young children for over thirty years and love what I do. I have my certificate in Early Childhood Education, am CPR and First Aid certified and have received countless hours of additional trainings in the field. I have been part of the Cadence family for 10 years and truly enjoy working with my toddlers. I am excited to begin this incredible journey of loving, laughing and learning with your family!

Reviews from Parents

4.6 Rating based on 79 Reviews
Chrystal Scalia • Facebook
September 03, 2021
My daughter Gemma loves coming here!! She gives extra love hugs before leaving every day! Very nice staff
Kirsten Hildebrandt • Google
August 31, 2021
This is a great school! The management and staff are so kind and welcoming. The curriculum is educational and inclusive and our kids are learning so much! I can’t say enough great things about this school!
Emily Scavella • Facebook
July 27, 2021
Wonderful learning environment for our 3 girls! Caring and compassionate teachers! Would highly recommend!
Chelsea Nicole • Facebook
July 21, 2021
My baby boy is in the infant room at Cadence and I absolutely love his teachers! I feel so comfortable leaving him there while I’m at work. They are both so amazing and I’m so grateful to have them looking after my son!

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