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Reader's Choice LogoBest Preschool in Addison, TX

Cadence Academy Preschool of Bent Tree (formerly Bent Tree Child Development Center) has proudly provided exceptional child care and preschool programs for children 6 weeks – 12 years old since we first opened our doors in 1991. We maintain child teacher ratios that are 2-3 students below state requirements and have a STEM focus that features a phonics-based reading curriculum and hands-on math and science programs.

Cadence Academy Preschool of Bent Tree is proud to be a 3-time Reader’s Choice Award winner in the “Favorite Child Development Facility” category, which is chosen by the readers of Addison Magazine! If you are looking for the best preschool in Addison, look no further.

Our Programs

Kind Child

Kind Child Program LogoKind Child is a wonderful program that nurtures and strengthens social skills and develops valuable character traits. Preschool children need much more than intellectual development during their early educational experiences and Kind Child is the perfect way for our teachers to focus time each month on social and emotional development.

We introduce new social-emotional skills every month and a different character trait like Responsibility, Thankfulness, and a Positive Self-Image every two months. We have found that when we focus on the emotional well-being of each child in our care, we also strengthen our school!

AdvancED Accreditation

AdvancED Accreditation LogoAdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world and is deeply committed to the care and education of young children. Preschools and child care centers that earn Early Learning Accreditation through AdvancED must meet or exceed educational standards and provide a safe, encouraging, and nurturing environment that supports the development of young children. Cadence Academy Preschool of Bent Tree has been AdvancED Accredited since June 2011.

After School Care

Looking for care for your elementary student? Cadence Academy Preschool of Bent Tree offers After School Care, Summer Camp, and full day programs during school breaks for elementary students up to 12 years old.

We offer elementary students an afternoon of fun, help with homework, and pick-up service from Jerry Junkins Elementary in Carrollton, Rose Haggar Elementary School, Mitchell Elementary School, and Parrish Episcopal School in Dallas, and George Bush Elementary School and Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, TX.

Our Team

Kathy Tweeten

Kathy Tweeten

Head of School

Kathy Tweeten received her BS in Elementary Education and her MA in Educational Leadership. She has over 20 years experience in the education and childcare industry. She holds both teaching and principal certifications and has been a Head of School or Principal for over 19 years. She has one child and five grandchildren 4 years-old and under, which include two sets of twins, and a rescue dog.

Bobbie Meisel

Bobbie Meisel

Assistant Head of School

Bobbie attended Bookhaven College and majored in Child Development with a minor in Education. She has been working with children for over 40 years and has been at Bent Tree Child Development Center since 2004. She has one daughter and three grandchildren

Camilia Fields

Camilia Fields

Level 1 Preschool Teacher

Camilia is looking forward to furthering her education with a Child Development Associate’s Credential in the coming year.

She has been educating children for 4 years. Her most enjoyable moments as a teacher are helping children develop and learn to the best of their ability. She enjoys seeing healthy and bright faces every day.

Rose Jackson

Rose Jackson

Level 3 Preschool Teacher

Rose received her Child Development Associate’s Degree from Bookhaven College. She has been educating young children for 30 years.

Her most enjoyable moment as a teacher is when she is able to make a positive difference in a child’s life.

Lori Peck

Lori Peck

Specials Teacher: Kind Child, Technology, Spanish and Social Studies

Lori attended the University of North Texas and majored in Child Development with a minor in Sociology. She has been working with children for 30 years and has been at Bent Tree Child Development Center since 2005. She has three children.

Reviews from Parents

4.9 Rating based on 146 Reviews Leave A Review
Raphaelle Lebourg • Google
I’ve sent two kids to Bent Tree, the staff is amazing and the teachers make learning so much fun. My kids love going to school every morning! As a working parent, the hours are great and they also take care of meals and snacks. Some changes in experience during covid (like limited amount of the “specials” available like soccer or dance) but hopefully they can come back because it made the experience feel more complete. Overall love this school and would (and do!) recommend it to anyone searching.
Kara Waggoner • Google
We love Bent Tree Child Development Center! The teachers are great at keeping to your child's schedule, and the staff is very responsive and supportive.
Bronson & Allison Good • Google
We are so grateful to have found Bent Tree CDC. We felt so welcomed by their staff who knew us by name right away. Our son comes home happy and exhausted every day, and it’s easy to see the teachers’ passion for child care. Communication is always prompt and clear, and we love dropping our baby off each morning for a day of fun, learning, and focused care.
Joy Hill • Google
My kids have loved their time at Bent Tree! It is such a welcoming environment for children and parents with a great curriculum and so many happy and friendly faces. Both of my children were accepted to a premier magnet school thanks to the skills they've developed attending Bent Tree from shortly after birth to PreK (between 2010 and 2020). AND THE FOOD - my kids rave about the food so much I've had to ask for specifics so we can make them at home! Love, Love, Love the people here!

Cadence Academy Preschool of Bent Tree

Addison, TX

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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.