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Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool in Tacoma, Washington. We are conveniently located at the corner of 96th Street South and South Hosmer Street in Tacoma, Washington.

About Cadence Academy Tacoma

Cadence Academy in Tacoma has been dedicated to providing the highest quality childcare to local families since 1986. Our preschool provides early childhood education programs for four-week-old infants up to pre-k students. Our early daycare center has secure entrances, spacious classrooms, and a private playground situated far from the street to ensure children feel safe and comfortable while learning. We also offer a large play area for our older students and a separate play area for our younger children.

At Cadence Academy Preschool in Tacoma, WA, our infants and toddlers are immersed in colors, shapes, and sensory experiences. Our preschool has Baby Signs certification, and our instructors do an exceptional job teaching infants and toddlers to communicate before they can use words. Our preschoolers learn through programs like Zoo-phonics, Spanish, name recognition, writing letters and tracing shapes, along with many other curriculum components.

Our school proudly offers a Kindness program that teaches self-respect and respect for others and prepares young students to be contributing members of society. In Pre-Kindergarten, students participate in the Pre-K Plus Program. This curriculum includes intensive Hands-On Science, Lego Engineering, and Bob’s Books Reading Program.

Our child care center serves breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack that are healthy, nutritious, and USDA approved.

Childcare, Preschool & School-Age Programs Offered

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 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) – An interactive toddler daycare program designed to improve your child’s sense of discovery.
  • Early Childhood Learning (ages 2 to 3) – An early childhood education program focused on improving gross and fine motor skills, vocabulary, and learning through discovery.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4) – A well-designed preschool curriculum designed to lay the foundation for success in learning.
  • 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.

Our Philosophy

Since children learn best through play, Cadence Academy Preschool in Tacoma has designed a signature curriculum that stimulates their cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development while keeping them active and engaged.

What Makes Our Child Care Center Unique

Our teachers are “STARS/MERIT” qualified, which means they are up-to-date on the latest education experience your child can receive.

Because our preschool is centrally located, we work with three area elementary schools: Christensen and James Sales in the Franklin Pierce School District, and South Gate in the Clover Park School District. These school districts provide transportation for Head Start, ECEAP, and kindergarten children. Our childcare program has a van that provides free transportation to and from James Sales, giving parents the opportunity to choose which school they would like to enroll their child.

Finally, we are educationally partnered with the Franklin Pierce School District to strengthen the successful transition from preschool to elementary school.

More About Our Private Preschool

We proudly serve communities surrounding Charlton Lake, including Lakewood, Parkland, and Span away. Many of our students also hail from families working at nearby McChord Air Force Base, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the U.S. Army base.

Reviews from Parents

4.2 Rating based on 52 Reviews Leave A Review
Danielle Popwell • Facebook
No new mom wants to put their baby in daycare but I had no choice as my husband and I both work full time. I was so grateful to find Cadence Academy though. My son is thriving. He and I both love his teachers and you can tell his teachers love him. They take such great care of the little ones and provide you with exceptional communication everyday on what your little one did/ate as well as the cutest photos. I’m now pregnant with my second and already secured her spot with Cadence Academy.
Amanda Hetzler • Google
Great facility and staff. We toured with our 6 month old twins. We felt right at home and supported by the staff with all our questions and concerns. The director went out of her way to help us and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Erika Bienlien • Google
My son absolutely loves his teachers Ms. Taryn and Ms. Aretha! They are always so engaged with all the kids every time I come in to drop off or pick up. It’s a blessing to have your little one enjoy being at school and here that definitely happens!! The other day when picking up, one of the teachers had Mozart or some classical style music playing softly in the background and my little guy is currently learning ASL!! We’ve been at Cadence for about 3 months now and it’s been the best decision. It’s truly the little things that matter! 10/10 recommend if you’re looking for a safe, caring and educational daycare!
Leah Michelle • Facebook
Miss Aretha is the best teacher I could ever ask for, she truly has created a safe, happy, warm classroom for my daughter to feel at home in. I never thought I wound feel safe leaving my baby with anyone. But the joy on my daughters face when she sees her helps me every morning I drop her off. Thank you for everything you do!

Cadence Academy Preschool

Tacoma, 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.