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Willow Tree Academy is now Cadence Academy Preschool, Murfreesboro!

Cadence Academy Preschool is a private Christian Murfreesboro preschool providing a high-quality, fun, faith-based learning environment for all children to develop and grow. We offer programs focused on values, for children ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years old. The Christian message of God’s grace, love, and forgiveness is the foundation of all learning at Cadence Academy Preschool.

At our Murfreesboro preschool, we take an innovative approach to early education and childcare. Years of professional and educational experiences have led our staff to develop and create a curriculum that meets each child at their specific developmental level. A combination of social skills, fine and gross motor skills, and cognitive and academic skills is implemented throughout our day. 

It is the goal of our professionally trained staff to understand each child’s learning style, strengths, and needs, to help each child reach their fullest potential while preparing for future school readiness. Cadence Academy Preschool is so much more than a Murfreesboro daycare. If you are looking for the best preschool in Murfreesboro, look no further!

Highlights/Quick Facts:

  • High-quality care & established academic foundations for every child
  • Daily Bible devotion & prayer throughout the school day
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Flexible hours for our professional families
  • Secure check-in and locked building entries
  • CPR-certified staff with safety training monthly


  • Infants
  • Toddlers & Twos
  • Preschool
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • School-Age

We offer a quality Christian education to children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Throughout all classrooms, we focus on teaching about God’s immense love for us and encourage children to ask questions.

Our programs have been developed with biblical truth at the center. Students will learn all core subjects from highly-trained teachers with Christian backgrounds. Our curriculum is meant to prepare children for their next step in education and set them up with a lifelong love of learning. Sending your child to our Murfreesboro preschool and daycare will ensure they are prepared for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond.  

How Christian Values Help Shape Your Child’s Future

The spiritual freedom of praying in school, reading the Bible, and discovering Christ in all subject classes will provide your child with a solid biblical foundation that will last an eternity.

Our teachers are some of the finest early childhood educators. They lead and teach with passion, giving undivided attention to guarantee your child leaves each day enriched with knowledge, creativity, and a love for God’s word. They are prepared to create the best learning environment for your child.

Our teaching staff is dedicated to working with your child through using hands-on applications tailored to each individual’s needs. By using an age-appropriate curriculum and developmental objectives we instill a love for learning. We use the most innovative teaching methods for your child to reach their potential and ensure they are adequately prepared for Kindergarten and beyond.

All our teachers meet Tennessee state requirements and receive training throughout the school year, and our staff is trained in First Aid and CPR to best serve students.

Contact Us About Enrollment Today!

If you’re interested in learning more about enrolling your child in Cadence Academy Preschool in Murfreesboro, TN, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know your child!

Our Team

Marissa Parker

Marissa Parker

School Director

Our Director, Mrs. Marissa Parker was born and raised in San Jose, CA. She received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development and is in the process of earning her Master’s Degree in Education. She began her career at Cadence Academy Preschool at the beginning of 2021 but was a Director in the Bay Area for over three years and also has 10 years of experience working with children from preschool to fifth grade in various settings including childcare, elementary schools, and community centers. Ms. Marissa is dedicated to making sure every family has a positive experience at the school. Her favorite part about working at Cadence Academy Preschool is being able to engage with the parents and hear all the wonderful stories of how their children are growing and developing, academically and socially. You can truly see her heart poured into the school upon your first steps in the door. Ms. Marissa loves being an educator and part of the school community. She is inspired every day to leave a positive impact on each and every family she encounters. Her love for education stems from working with children hands on, allowing her to make a difference in the lives of her students and shape the world around them. She believes in investing in the children in her community and giving them the tools they need to reach their highest potential. In Ms. Marissa’s spare time she likes to travel, use her creative brain, and spend time with her husband, son, and dogs.

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.