- Our Team
Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool, Yelm Highway! We offer a nurturing homelike environment your family will love and a skill-based curriculum that prepares young mind for future academic success. If you’re looking for nurturing daycare for your little one or a preschool program that will make the most of your child’s first educational experiences, you’ve come to the right place.
Our Preschool’s Programs:
- Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year)
- Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2)
- Early Learners (ages 2 to 3)
- Preschool (ages 3 to 4)
- Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5)
Young children learn best when they are active and engaged! The Ascend Curriculum encourages preschool children to participate in a number of ways. As one teacher works closely with a small group of students, other students will be engaging in hands-on learning with peers at various learning centers throughout the classroom. This approach creates more personalized interactions between teachers and students and gives children space to take responsibility for their own learning.
Our teachers help our students develop new skills in 9 different learning domains every month. Skills are often taught at a challenging pace, but our teachers are encouraged to modify activities to match the needs and interests of each child. We want your child’s first educational experiences to supportive, challenging, and fun so they develop important skill sets and a love of learning!
Kind Child is a beautiful part of our monthly curriculum that focuses on the social and emotional needs of our children. We encourage our students to adopt valuable character traits like a Positive Self-Image, Responsibility, Empathy, and Thankfulness and work on new emotional skills every month. Our mission is to elevate the emotional well-being of every child in our care and promote positive friendships!
As Director, I look forward to working closely with parents to make our school an educational, loving environment for children to learn and grow. I previously worked for Cadence Academy from 2004 to 2013 starting as a Cook, then moved into teaching as a 2 Year Old Teacher, and was later promoted to Director. I am delighted to be back!
I was born and raised on Long Island New York and moved to Washington State in 1994. I am the proud mother of three young men ranging from 19 to 28.
Hello! My name is Brenda Costanzo. I have 2 children and 7 grandchildren. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 39 years. I have been working in childcare for 20 plus years and have enjoyed every moment of it. I have been with Cadence Academy for 15 years. I have been here with Cadence Academyl for 15 years and at Yelm Cadence Academy as the Assistant Director for 9 years. I am glad to have this opportunity to watch all of the children grow.