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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 school-age children. 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. In addition, our older students have the opportunity to enjoy field trips in the summer months, as well as fun filled educational camps during school breaks.

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.
  • School-Age Program (ages 5 to 12) – Students are picked up from local elementary schools to enjoy an afternoon of fun, learning, and growth.
  • Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12) – From adventures in nature, to academic activities, and playing sports, our summer camp program ensures that children do not fall behind in the break between school years, while also having a fun time with their classmates and our awe-inspiring instructors.

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, kindergarten, and school-age 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 51 Reviews
Ebony Edge • Facebook
January 14, 2021
I’ve been bringing my kids to this center for 21 years.. so I’ve seen many faces throughout my years! It isn’t the faces that I remember, but those long lasting impression and those teachable moments that seem to last a life time.. I just want thank you to Ms. Esha for carrying for my child as if he was her own, I know that he’s in great hands and I have no worries when he’s in her care or class! She has made such an impact he comes home repeating the structure and consistency she has in her classroom! Keep up the good work Ms.Esha and continue to teach and nurture Messiah! Thank you for the long lasting impression and impact you’ve made in his life!
Niqueè Jenkins • Facebook
January 14, 2021
Miss Esha is amazing !!! It took me so long to get my son to even use the bathroom she got my son potty trained in less than two weeks not only that she’s consistent with keeping me updated on him and even when he has an accident she continues to try and does not give up on my son! He’s learned so many motor skills thanks to you !! I highly recommend and will keep my kids at cadence as long as she’s here working
Mierra Warren • Facebook
December 16, 2020
Cadence Academy is great! The experience for me as a parent was more than I can ask for, especially coming from a bad experience with a previous daycare. They put me at ease and took great care of my daughter. She used to never like going to daycare in the past and would not speak at all while at daycare, until I placed her in Cadence Academy’s care. She loved attending and would even ask to go on the weekends. The staff there have really made an impact on her. I appreciate all the teachers who took care of her, especially Ms. Eisha, Karla and Erica. We will miss you all and appreciate all that you’ve done. Thank you for everything!
Breanna Ford • Facebook
November 01, 2020
Cadence Academy is absolutely amazing! My daughter went there from 2-5 and she absolutely loved. I was very nervous to put my daughter into a daycare due to my bad experience growing up but Im very happy and proud of this one. They helped her learn so much, on top of that my daughter has some learning issues and can get over stimulated at times. The teachers were able to work with her directly and were Amazingly supportive. I 100% LOVE this preschool and recommend it. I loved how I could call anytime and they would give me updates. They would also talk with me extra after class to let me know how my daughter was doing. They really became like family. Thank you to Mrs. Eisha, and Mrs. Shantel who were my daughters favorite teachers. she had many great teachers and I know I am missing names so please forgive me. They all deserve praise and a raise honestly.

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