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About Cadence Academy Preschool in New Berlin

The staff at Cadence Academy Preschool (formerly Learning Edge Childcare & Preschool), New Berlin takes the responsibility of educating young children to heart and have dedicated themselves to creating a nurturing preschool environment that balances the development of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skill. We offer care and early education programs for ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Our Programs

The Ascend Curriculum

Ascend CurriculumOur proprietary Ascend Curriculum is different from the curricula you’ll find at other preschools because it takes a skills-based approach to early education. The flexible framework built into the Ascend Curriculum allows us to help your child progressively build skill sets in a wide variety of subjects like Literacy, Mathematics, Technology, and Kind Child every month. Teachers are encouraged to modify activities to the needs and interests of each child so that these educational experiences are engaging, challenging, and fun!

5 Star Rating & NAC Accreditation

YoungStar Rating LogoYoungStar is the child care quality rating and improvement system that the State of Wisconsin uses to measure the quality of thousands of child care providers every year. YoungStar’s rating system gives parents a snapshot of a program’s overall quality by evaluating four important areas of care: Education & Training, Learning Environment & Curriculum, Professional & Business Practices, and Children’s Health & Well-Being. Learning Edge Childcare & Preschool, New Berlin currently has a 5 Star rating, which is the state’s highest rating.

NAC Accreditation LogoOur preschool has maintained accreditation through the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) since December 2008. NAC Accreditation requires us to continually meet or exceed 91 Standards across component areas such as Curriculum, Classroom Health and Safety, and Family Engagement. Both Learning Edge locations are accredited and we’re proud to be 2 of over 1,500 NAC Accredited programs across the country.

Getting to Our Preschool

Cadence Academy Preschool is conveniently located just north of the I-45. If you’re traveling on the I-45, take the exit at Moreland Road and head north, turn left a couple blocks later to head west on Beloit Road, then left again to head south on Emmer Drive. Our preschool center is at 5245 S Emmer Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151.

Our Team

Catherine Biggs

Catherine Biggs

School Director

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2010 with my bachelor’s in early childhood education. I have worked in the Early Childhood Field since 2005. I have worked in all kinds of areas in this field. I came to work at Cadence Academy as a Toddler teacher in 2016. I have since worked in the 2 ½ year old room before being promoted to the Assistant director in 2018 and then the school director in 2023.Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband Brandon and our 2 children, Jackson and Shelby. I enjoy reading a good book, hiking, going to the movies and spending time with family and friends.

Kristen Allen

Kristen Allen

Assistant Director

I have been with Cadence Academy since 2018. I graduated with an associate degree in early childhood education in 2022, from NWTC. I started here in the infant classroom. After getting my degree, I was promoted to the Assistant Director in 2023.  I love my time at Cadence Academy Preschool and I look forward growing more with the company. When I am not working, I spend time with my husband Jack, my children Emma and Saylor, my dog Link, and 2 cats, Ash and Lulu. I enjoy reading and spending time outside.


NAC Accreditation

The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) is a national accreditation program that was developed for early care and educational programs. NAC offers early childhood leaders the opportunity to demonstrate and document quality performance using research-based criteria and evidence-based practices. The National Accreditation Commission provides a comprehensive, ongoing quality improvement system and accredited schools must meet standards in the following 6 component areas: Administration, Family Engagement, Health and Safety, Curriculum, Interactions between Teachers and Children, and Classroom Health and Safety.

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.