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Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool, Sleater-Kinney. Surrounded by the pristine Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, mesmerizing Mt. Rainier, and the tranquil waters of the Puget Sound, Lacey, Washington is a natural paradise.

Our preschool and child care center is conveniently located on the corner of 6th and Sleater Kinney directly across the street from North Thurston High School at 4110 6th Ave, NE in Lacey, Washington.

Our security-controlled private preschool has a beautiful outdoor playground divided into age-appropriate areas, where children enjoy playing on safe, fun equipment. Each of our wildlife-themed classrooms offers an enriching environment in which children can grow and be confident and successful.

Our Philosophy

We work with families to provide the best child care possible to the children of Lacey. Through our research-directed curriculum, we encourage learning and discovery through play every day.

Child Care, Preschool & After School Programs Offered:

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year) – This infant daycare program is designed to encourage the strong bonds, warmth, and security your child is familiar with at home.
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2) – A childcare program designed to inspire your child’s sense of discovery and active learning.
  • Early Childhood Learning (ages 2 to 3) – Our early childhood learning program helps improve gross and fine motor skills, vocabulary, and learning through discovery activities.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4) – This carefully designed program helps prepare preschool students for Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5) – Our Pre-K program weaves the skills and experiences taught in previous years to prep preschool students for the transition to Kindergarten.
  • School-Age Program (ages 5 to 12) – Families sending their children to our Before & After School Program can take advantage of our complimentary transportation to and from local elementary schools.
  • Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12) – From adventures in nature to academic activities, and sports-related fun, this program ensures that students stay active both mentally and physically during summer break while having the chance to have a good time with their peers and our energetic instructors.

Take a Peek Inside

Our preschool also offers multiple, age-appropriate learning environments, as well as an outdoor learning environment for students to enjoy.

Infants & Toddlers

In the “Lady Bug” room, highly skilled teachers provide infants with developmental stimulation through cuddling, rocking, story time, songs, art exploration, and lots of tummy time activities. The toddlers in the “Wiggly Worm” and “Butterfly” rooms explore their environment and creativity with daily art projects and sensory activities, including story time and music. 

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners

Preschoolers in the “Busy Bee” room enjoy a structured schedule of “Letter of the Week,” ABCs, 123s, colors, songs, exercise and story time, as well as potty training experience. The “Dragonfly” room fosters creativity, imagination, and independence among preschoolers in a safe environment. The kindergarten children in the “Cricket” room learn phonics, handwriting, and more advanced art projects. They also work on their social skills and how to interact with peers to prepare them for grade school.

School-Age Kids

The children in our Before & After School Program play games, read independently, work on their homework, and use their imaginations to create unique art.

What Makes our Preschool & Child Care Center Unique

We are proud to offer families quality childcare programs in a loving, nurturing environment where our focus is to provide every child with a positive learning experience through structured curriculum and play.

Our teachers and staff work together to maintain a loving, compassionate, family-like atmosphere. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits our early learning center. The Association is dedicated to improving early childhood education and offers accreditation for high-quality programs.

Want to See Our Preschool?

Come by and see us at Cadence Academy Sleater-Kinney in Lacey, Washington. Schedule a Visit Today!

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Reviews from Parents

4.8 Rating based on 111 Reviews
Lauren Farmer • Facebook
August 10, 2021
I can’t recommend Cadence Academy highly enough. My son attended daycare in the infant room with Ms. Kayla after my maternity leave, and seeing her connection with him made me feel so at-ease leaving him there. I kept my son home for a year during the pandemic, but when he returned this spring Ms. Cynthia really made our transition possible! She provided frequent updates, shared pictures through the online portal, and reassured me (and my son) that this would work. He loves Ms. Cynthia and talks about his friends in class often!
Skyler Carroll • Facebook
July 13, 2021
Every single staff member is fantastic. My daughter absolutely loves cadence. Ms. Melissa is amazing and so patient. You can tell she loves all her kids. She has wonderful and helpful feed back on my daughters days and she ALWAYS takes time to talk, and she always sends me pictures of my happy baby during the day!
Brittany McGraw • Facebook
July 13, 2021
My son has gone to cadence since he was 8 weeks old. Every teacher here is so wonderful and cares for my son like I would if I were there! He always runs for and reaches for Ms. Melissa when we come in and always has a big smile on his face to see her everyday! We love the cadence family here!
Michelle Salinas • Facebook
May 06, 2021
My daughter started at Cadence in 2016. From the ladybugs to the crickets, the staff have been wonderful! The lesson plans, daily reports, and pictures demonstrate their commitment to her growth.

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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.