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About Cadence Academy Preschool in Summerville, SC

Our preschool and daycare provides early education programs and child care for children ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten. Our amazing 10,000 square foot early childhood education center features nine custom-designed classrooms where children play and explore in unique discovery centers, each designed to ignite their curiosity and allowing them to learn as they play. 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 also like to take advantage of the beautiful South Carolina weather each day, with lots of outdoor activities on our expansive, impressive playgrounds.

Early Childhood Education Programs Offered

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year). Our nurturing caregivers provide constant attention and love to all little ones left at our daycare center.
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2). Under the supervision of our nurturing staff, toddlers learn new socialization and communication techniques, boost creativity, and much more.
  • Early Learners (ages 2 to 3). Our Early Learning program immerses your child in a variety of playful, educational activities.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4). In this preschool program, students engage in fun, hands-on learning activities and learn to socialize harmoniously with their peers.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5). This Pre-K program supports the development of academic skills, preparing them for Kindergarten.
  • School-Age Program (ages 5 to 12). Our After School Care program makes education, social skills, and safety a major priority for kids.
  • Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12). We equip children in our summer program with the tools they need to expand their academic potential and lead meaningful, enjoyable lives.

Our Philosophy

Our proprietary curriculum, the Ascend Curriculum, was created based on the philosophy that the most impactful way to support the development of academic skills is to give children some control over their own learning process. The Ascend Curriculum uses a “Whole Child” approach that ensures each child is supported, engaged, challenged, and having fun.

What Makes Our Preschool & Childcare Center in Summerville, SC Unique

  • Our wonderful cook prepares a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack daily, and we include this benefit in our weekly tuition fee.
  • Our nurturing preschool teachers are early childhood education professionals who arrive every day with enthusiasm and passion for their work. Their long tenure with our center demonstrates the commitment we make towards ensuring quality childcare for all of our little ones.
  • We have the best After School program in Summerville, South Carolina. This program includes homework help and free transportation from area schools for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

More About Our Preschool

Since 1999, we have provided quality child care and after school programs to families in the Summerville area. We pride ourselves on our excellent staff and long-term commitment to serving our community, including the nearby neighborhoods of Good Creek, Ladson, and North Charleston.

We also serve the nearby elementary schools of Oakbrook, Ft. Dorchester, Joseph Pye, Summerville, Spann, Flowerton, and Dr. Eugene Sires. Our daycare is located at 1540 Old Trolley Road, at the intersection of Old Trolley Road and Dorchester Parkway.

Our Team

Debbie Button

Debbie Button

School Director

Ms. Debbie has over 20 years’ experience in child care and has been the Director since 2001. She has her SC Director credentials and a true heart for children. She is married to Robert and they have one daughter together. In her spare time she enjoys reading, and spending time with her 5 brothers and sisters and their families.

Ms. Amy

Ms. Amy


Ms. Amy, one of our infant room teachers, has been with Cadence Academy since May of 2001 and has received her ECD 101 credential. Ms. Amy is married with one daughter. She grew up all over the world since her father was in the US Navy.

Ms. Lee

Ms. Lee


Lecolmae Ladson, one of our Preschool 3B teachers, has been with Cadence Academy since February 2005 and has received her ECD 101 credential. Ms. Lee is married and she and her husband have four children together.

Reviews from Parents

4.7 Rating based on 125 Reviews Leave A Review
Summer Alabsa • Facebook
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Cadence Academy, Summerville! The staff is incredibly kind, not to mention more than qualified in early childhood education. My daughter absolutely adores her teachers and even asks to go to school on the weekends! We are so happy with our decision to come here and feel like we are part of one big family!
Katie Marcell • Google
I have two children that have attended Cadence Academy for almost 3 years and we have had ZERO issues with this daycare! We move around often and have experienced several other daycares with my other children and this by far has been the best. I highly recommend this location!
Robert Button • Google
Sloan M Griffin • Facebook
My son has been attending Cadence since he was 1. He has currently just graduated from the 4-k program and I’m blown away daily with everything he has learned. I’m confident that my son is more than prepared for Kindergarten come August. The director and staff also are wonderful!

Cadence Academy Preschool

Summerville, SC

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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.