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About Cadence Academy Preschool in Olympia, WA

Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool Cooper Point in Olympia, Washington. We are conveniently located at 1006 Cooper Point Road, NW, at the corner of Cooper Point Rd, NW & Sarah Court, in Olympia, Washington. We are just two miles from the 101 and I-5 interchanges. We are two miles from downtown Olympia, and for those more local travelers, the city bus stop is across the street. We are also centrally located between South Puget Sound Community College and Evergreen State College.

Our daycare center is proud to serve the Cooper Point community and to support the local school system by preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond. We are a small, garden-themed early childhood education center that specializes in the care of toddlers and preschoolers, and offers students the feeling of a warm, nurturing environment.

Our code-secured daycare building and homelike environment ensure children feel safe and comfortable while learning. Every classroom is designed specifically for the ages and stages within it, and our curriculum is rich with a broad range of hands-on learning experiences.

Our Philosophy

Studies show that educational, preschool programs for young children are most effective when families work closely with teachers and staff to ensure a consistent experience and supportive environment. Our goal is to make our daycare facility feel like an extension of the family to children; to be a place where they can learn and thrive both comfortably and confidently.

Daycare & Preschool Programs Offered

  • Toddler Care (ages 12 months – 36 months) – Our toddler program encourages your child’s sense of discovery and active learning.
  • Early Preschool (ages 30 months – 48 months) – An early childhood education program with an emphasis on cognitive, social and physical wellness.
  • Preschool (ages 3.5 years to 6 years) – A carefully designed preschool program focused on thoroughly preparing students for Kindergarten.

A Peek Inside Our Classrooms

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


The toddlers in the “Butterflies” room enjoy an open structure classroom, allowing each child to explore and learn about the world around them. They participate in daily art and sensory activities, singing and story time, and active outside time. The two- and three-year- old toddlers in the “Caterpillars” classroom begin to experience successes in potty training, as well. They enjoy daily art and sensory activities, music and story time, outside time, and structured play.


The preschoolers in the “Dragonflies” classroom love learning through play and a host of fun activities. Their curriculum includes a “Letters of the Month” program, which allows them to practice recognition, sounds, and writing individual letters. Their structured day allows development of independence, creativity, and imagination within a consistent schedule to promote a safe, secure atmosphere.


The Pre-Kindergarteners in the “Busy Bee’s” classroom will learn literacy, vocabulary, math, problem solving, and fine and gross motor skills. Independent and cooperative learning opportunities guided by our skilled, nurturing teachers serve to strengthen social skills, equipping your child to enter kindergarten with confidence.

What Makes our Daycare Unique

At Cadence Academy Cooper Point, we are one big, happy family. The relationships between the children, staff, and parents are exemplary. Our staff works together to maintain a family-like feel of love and compassion throughout the classrooms. We also have a lot of fun!

From sensory bowling to building rocket balloons and making planets out of beans, we fill our days with unique, engaging activities. Additional events include the whole family, such as Parents’ Night Out, Family Fun Day, and Week of the Young Child. Whether you stop in on Music Monday, Taco Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, or Thankful Thursday, you are bound to see smiling faces and hear lots of giggling.

All of our children enjoy outside play time every day. Our preschool’s large playgrounds feature age-specific areas with carefully selected equipment for toddlers and preschool children. Outside activities maximize each child’s physical and large motor development. Our preschoolers work hard each year taking care of their garden on the serenity playground.

Learn More About Our Preschool & Daycare Center

We encourage you to come by for a visit to our preschool learning center in Olympia, Washington. Please call (360) 753-8648, or contact us online today. We look forward to providing your child a safe and happy preschool experience!

Our Team

Ariana McConnell

Ariana McConnell

Assistant Director

Ariana has been working at Cadence since 2020 starting as a teacher and working her way to management. She has completed an Associates Degree and State certificates in ECE and Early childhood management at South Puget Sound Community College and is currently enrolled for Bachelor’s program through WGU. One of Ariana’s primary passions is education and learning for herself but also inspiring young minds to continue learning and growing. Her goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can come and feel safe to learn and explore. Ariana has a daughter who is going to Kindergarten in Fall 2023. Together they love to spend time going to the park, reading and doing art projects!

Carlie Dubes

Carlie Dubes

Teacher Assistant

Carlie is proud to be one of our youngest teachers, she turned 18 in July 2023. In June 2023 Carlie graduated with an AA from SPSCC. After she received her AA, Carlie enrolled to attend Saint Martins to pursue a Masters in Secondary Education. She enjoys all the extracurricular activities that are a part of her college life. Carlie spends most of her free time studying or spending time with her family. She is very passionate about food and her favorite is pizza.

Mahala Griffen

Mahala Griffen


Mahala was born in Oregon where she lived until she was 9 years old. Once Mahala was 9 her family moved to Washington to be closer to her dad’s family. She is the youngest of 3 girls. When she was younger, her family decided to take on something that her dad loved doing which was riding quads. Mahala started riding when she was 4 then when she turned 6 Mahala started racing. She started out with flat-track then worked her way up to motocross. Now she dedicates her free time to motocross in the summer and flat-track in the winter with trail riding on her off weekends. Mahala has found a passion for teaching children many things that she struggled with when she was younger which brings her to why she started working with kids. Throughout Mahala’s education, she struggled to understand what she was being taught. She realized how much she was struggling and wondered if anybody else struggled as much as she did. Mahala wants to make sure children get as much help as they need so they can thrive. Mahala plans to further her education to eventually become an elementary school teacher. Currently, she is enrolled for a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.

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.