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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:

Ascend Curriculum

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

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!


Our Team

Deb Hartough

Deb Hartough

Center Director

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.

Reviews from Parents

4.8 Rating based on 69 Reviews Leave A Review
Samantha Oden • Google
My son started in the owl room in March at 7 months old and is loving it. I am in school full time and I love seeing updates through the day of his activities, what he has had to eat, and if he has had his nap or not. Lynn and Danielle are amazing and take great care of my sweet baby boy. Seeing pictures every day brings me such joy since I can't be with him all day. Thank you for all that you do!
Emily McGuire • Facebook
I struggled placing my son in anyone else’s care and spent a lot of time researching and touring different facilities. I fell in love with Cadence the second I arrived. The facility is clean, safe and secure. The staff and teachers are so friendly, caring and genuinely love what they do. It says a lot when multiple parents stop you on your tour to ask if you’re considering joining and tell you how amazing everything and everyone is and how they highly recommend Cadence. My son joined at 11 months in the infant room before moving up to the 1 year old room this month and he’s learning and developing so much! He loves his new friends and all his teachers. My commute is now about an additional 14 miles each way so I can ensure my son is in the best place he can be and I’m so happy with our choice!
Ariana Mcconnell • Facebook
My daughter had attended cadence since she was in the hedgehogs class (one yr old) and absolutely loves it. She has built lasting relationships with all the teachers and not just her current teacher. The staff at this school care about my daughter as if she were their own and I trust them with her care and well-being. She is currently in the lodge and absolutely adores Miss Kelsie. She talks about what she is learning and even how boundaries and routine have positively effected her. The management team is wonderful! Deb and Brenda are supportive with all my concerns and feedback. They also don’t get bothered when I call daily to check in. Enrolling my child here has been one of the best parenting choices I have made. They are a partner with me and help support my daughter growing and being cared for. When they say “it takes a village” I had a down Agee family that this school is my village.
Jamie Traugott • Google
We have two kids at Cadence and are so pleased with the daycare and preschool. Teachers are excellent-Deb and Brenda are organized and efficient directors. Our kids are well cared for here.

Cadence Academy Preschool

Olympia, WA

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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.