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Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool, Tumwater! We love that children are full of wonder and naturally want to explore the world around them.

Ascend Curriculum LogoOur teachers channel this youthful energy into fun educational experiences thanks to the flexibility built into our Ascend Curriculum. We believe the most impactful way to support the development of academic skill is to offer a variety of activities and give children an appropriate level of control over their own learning process. Our teachers are also encouraged to modify activities to match the needs, interests, and current skill level of each student so everyone feels engaged and supported.

Our Preschool’s Programs

A Peek Inside Our Classrooms

Infants and Toddlers

Our teachers show our littlest students how to communicate using Baby Signs, which creates an excellent opportunity for you and your child to communicate before they can express themselves verbally.


Our preschoolers make significant strides towards kindergarten readiness in our preschool program. They learn a different letter each week, participate in science and math activities daily, practice social skills both inside the classroom and on the playground, and explore different kinds of hands-on sensory art. We also have small group time where we read books, sing songs, and work on projects together.


Kindergarten Club LogoOur Pre-Kindergarten student get to participate in both our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Club programs, which emphasize math, science, and reading through Lego Engineering, Hands-On Science, and Bob’s Books. These programs are designed to prepare children


We offer Before and After School Care for ages 5-9 and provide transportation to Peter G. Schmidt and Michael T. Simmons Elementary Schools. We also offer fun camp programs during school breaks and summer and provide all-day care on school holidays and half-days.

Looking for More Information?

If you’re looking for daycare services or a preschool in Tumwater that your family can call home, we would love to have you in for a visit. We’ll show you around our school and introduce you to our teachers and staff. We’re located at 6518 Capital Blvd SE, Tumwater, WA 98501. Give us a call or schedule a visit online today!

Our Team

Angel Mortland

Angel Mortland


I have worked in child care for 15 years, It is a passion of mine and I love what I do! It completes who I am and I’m privileged to work with such great families here at Cadence Academy. I have my CDA in preschool and continue to learn as much as I can through additional trainings.

I currently live in Yelm. I have been married to my best friend for 16 years. We have three children: two sons, Jacob and Mico, and our daughter, Jessica. We love camping, boating, and big family dinners. We also love riding our Harleys in the summer and exploring new cities.

Charlotte Summers

Charlotte Summers


Hi, my name is Charlotte Summers. I was born, raised and went to school in Washington state. My husband, Rich, and I have been married twenty-seven years, we live in Rochester and have two daughters. Sarah is 22 and Rebecca is 16. My career in child care started in 1995 working for a neighbor at her home daycare center. In 2000 I started working in a Center as an Infant/Toddler teacher and gained experience with two-year olds. I came to Cadence Academy in 2003 where I continue to work with infants. I have now been here for 13 years! My desire to teach and work in childcare comes from the love of children and watching them grow. I find this to be a very rewarding experience. Each year I continue my education and training with ongoing S.T.A.R.S. hours in Early Childhood Education. Thank you for your time and putting your trust in me to give the very best loving care to your child.

Reviews from Parents

4.5 Rating based on 67 Reviews Leave A Review
Stesha Lukjan Greenwood • Facebook
My kiddo just loves going to daycare. Sometimes at pickup, I say "let's go home" and she will shake her head like "I'm not leaving, go away, I'm having too much fun." And I absolutely love the teachers at Cadence. They are phenomenal and the Director, Angel, is so caring. I love knowing my kiddo is safe and having fun even though it is hard to be away from her. :D
April Gilreath • Google
I am so grateful for the wonderful staff at Cadence! My daughter is on the spectrum and they are perfectly inclusive and sensitive! After a bad experience with another daycare, Cadence was a life-saver! My child has been bringing home new skills, and loves being there! The staff is super responsive, communicative, helpful, and friendly! I love the online child updates and all the activities they do. Maddie, Angel, and Marina make me feel so good about sending my daughter to Cadence! All of the teachers assistants are very caring as well! 10/10 can’t say enough good things about this place. I’m lucky to have gotten a spot for my kid :)
Leslie Knoepfel • Google
We have 2 kiddos at this location. The staff is absolutely amazing! They have great teachers and front desk personnel! My 4 year old is constantly asking if she is going to “school today” because she loves it so much! They treat my kids like there own and are so caring!
Karen Schlotfeld • Google
Cadence Academy Tumwater is a great place for your little one to thrive. A team that really cares. Angel the Director is great. Thank you guys for all you do!

Cadence Academy Preschool

Tumwater, 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.