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Overview
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Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool in DuPont, Washington. We are conveniently located near Palisade Boulevard and Center Drive at 2212 Palisade Boulevard in DuPont, Washington.

At our private preschool in DuPont, Washington, we like to make children feel at home when they walk through our doors. From the family photos on our classroom walls to the live plants, and some classroom pets, students are surrounded by comforting, familiar items representative of their homes.

A member of the Cadence Education Family of Schools, our daycare center provides a developmentally directed curriculum and early childhood education programs for children ages four weeks to 9 years old. Our qualified, trained teachers provide your child with a loving, structured environment filled with learning opportunities appropriate to each child’s stage of development.

Our dedicated staff encourages and enables students to discover concepts about themselves and their surrounding world, placing a great emphasis on social and self-help skills. Our daycare center encourages an open door policy where parents and families are always welcome to be a part of their child’s day.

Our Philosophy

Our mission is to provide children and families with a “Home Away From Home” in an environment that fosters a sense of self, love of learning, and community culture through care and play. We strive for educational excellence through hands-on learning, implementing a child-centered preschool curriculum that allows each student to shine as an individual.

Daycare, Preschool & After School Programs Offered:

  • Infant Daycare (ages 4 weeks to 1 year) – A daycare program designed to foster your baby’s early foundational skills in a calm, secure environment.
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2) – Professional caregivers guide your toddlers through a curriculum of cognitive, social and physical growth.
  • Early Childhood Learning (ages 2 to 3) – A program focused on enhancing gross and fine motor skills in small, secure classroom settings.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4) – A carefully designed preschool program focused on thoroughly preparing students for Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5) – This Pre-Kindergarten program combines the skills and experiences taught in previous years to prepare students for the transition to Kindergarten.
  • School-Age Program (ages 5 to 9) – Students are picked up from area elementary schools to enjoy an afternoon of fun, learning, and growth.
  • Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 9) – From adventures in nature, to academic activities, and sports-related fun, our summer camp program ensures that students do not fall behind in the summer break between school years, while having the opportunity to have fun with their peers and our energized instructors.

What Makes Our Preschool Unique

Many of our families have kept their children with us from infancy through elementary school. In fact, the relationships we form with our families are so tight-knit that we stay in contact even when they move away.

What sets Cadence Academy Preschool DuPont apart from the rest? Here are some of the offerings that make us truly unique. We:

  • Are NAEYC accredited, which is equivalent to the highest quality of care standards in the nation
  • Employ qualified and dedicated staff
  • Offer hands-on learning inside and outside
  • Serve nutritious, family-style meals and snacks
  • Are Baby Signs certified
  • Offer a modern, security controlled facility in a family-friendly neighborhood
  • Partner with NACCRRA and Army Child Care in your Neighborhood
  • Foster Kindergarten readiness through our Pre-K Plus and Kindergarten Club programs
  • Promote open communication with weekly emails featuring photos, progress reports, and classroom newsletters
  • Provide before and after school programs

Learn More About Our Preschool & Daycare Center

We are happy to show you our beautiful preschool in DuPont, Washington. Schedule a Visit Today! Call (253) 964-1033 for more information.

Our Team

Heather Lewis

Heather Lewis

School Director

Hello families! My name is Heather and it is a joy to be a part of the Cadence Education family. I have worked within the childcare field since 2000 and have my Child Development Associates Certificate. I am also going back to school to complete my AA in Early Childhood Education.

During my free time, I like to spend time with my family. We enjoy road trips and exploring as a family. I have 2 sons of my own. My first born Jayden was born in 2003, loves football, and was even accepted to join a traveling team with Reggie Jones from the New Orleans Saints. My other son Kouri was born in 2005 and also loves football. He has an agent and has been in a couple commercials. One with Seattle Children’s Hospital and he just did another with Richard Sherman. I also have a little stepson Malaki who was born in 2014. My boys keep me very busy as they are growing up into little men.

Thank you for entrusting us with your children here at Cadence Academy DuPont, where we truly strive to implement exceptional education!

Lani Peters

Lani Peters

Teacher

My name is Lani Peters and I have been the infant room teacher at Cadence Academy since September 2013. I was born and raised in Washington. I married my husband Paul in 1988 and have two children. My daughter is a nurse in Pennsylvania and my son is an engineering student at WSU. I love being the infant room teacher and enjoy working with your children every day!

Accreditations

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 228 Reviews
Collin Yourightback Cassem • Facebook
June 17, 2021
We have had a tremendous experience at Cadence Academy. We know that our child is in great hands, and they always keep us updated on the things his classroom is doing throughout the day. We are very sad to move away from such a wonderful preschool, and it will be tough for another school to even come close to Cadence Academy.
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Brit Marie • Facebook
June 03, 2021
Our kids are learning so much. The teachers and staff take a special interest into every single student they have.
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Jhoana M. • Yelp
May 11, 2021
Last night Jazzy and I were practicing counting to 100 and counting in spanish and Filipino. She then started singing the alphabet in French. Since I have no clue how to sing the alphabet in French, I thought she was making it up. I had to look it up on youtube and sure enough she was singing it in French! I was so amazed! Very impressed with the kind of education my child is getting from her teachers. I would not be able to teach her that at home. Awesome job teachers!! You are all very much appreciated!!!
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Marlon Williams-Booth • Google
May 04, 2021
My son has been attending Cadence Academy after we moved to Washington from Florida, with the Army. Please let me tell you this, we were nervous of moving and what our choices for daycare could be, especially during COVID. My wife and I reviewed several schools in the area, but there is absolutely none who come close to Heather and the team at Cadence Academy. They bring family into the picture, trust, as well as attention to detail on a level that makes my wife and I feel safe leaving our pride and joy son in their care. He entered into Cadence Academy July 2020 and is currently still a student with them. We have watched him become a little man right in front of our eyes. The way they teach independence as well as learning life cycles, is breath taking. They raised butterflies, planted seeds, just to name a few awesome experiences. Not to mention a million heart melting activities which make learning a blast for our son. If you have any doubts about this school, I don’t blame you, it is scary out there with schools. But not this one, not Heather, she is mama bear and a beautiful person. Her school reflects it in all ways, especially through terrifying times we are in with the pandemic. Trust this school, I cannot say every Cadence Academy is the same, but DuPont under Heather is like a dream come true that every child should have within the first years of learning commitment to education and responsibilities. More importantly, trust and safety when not with their parents. Heather is family to us and we are blessed to be at this school. Thank you thank you thank you. We love you! Jace, Laura, Marlon family W-B Update: My son can spell his name and communicate in sign language! He even was able to teach my wife and I to spell our names too!!! So cool truly, cannot make that up!
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