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Cadence Academy Preschool
in Ankeny, Iowa

In the city of Ankeny, our motto is “Bringing it all together.” This saying is especially true when it comes to being a great place to raise a family. Our city has been voted one of the best suburbs in America, one of the safest places in Iowa, and one of the best places to live in the state.

With plenty of history, arts, culture, and recreational activities, Ankeny can be a fun place to grow up. But some of the most fun Ankeny’s kids have is during their time at Cadence Academy Preschool, Ankeny, the area’s leading preschool and early learning center.

About Cadence Academy Preschool, Ankeny

Cadence Academy Preschool, Ankeny offers excellent early childhood education programs for infants up to pre-kindergarteners.

Because birth through age eight is a critical time for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, we employ and continually train highly-qualified early childhood education professionals and offer an award-winning, research-directed curriculum to help accelerate our students’ learning and growth. We make sure our students build the skills necessary to succeed in kindergarten, throughout their scholastic journeys, and in life.

A testament to our quality programming at Cadence Academy Preschool, Ankeny is that we are the only childcare program and preschool in the community that has achieved a 5-star rating in the Iowa Quality Rating System.

Additionally, we are the only public, full-day preschool center that has earned accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Because of our NAEYC Accreditation, we are qualified to accept NACCRRA funding.

Programs Offered:

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year). A program designed to maintain the strong bonds and warmth your infant enjoys with you at home.
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2). We have designed our toddler program to encourage your child’s sense of discovery and active learning.
  • Early Learners (ages 2 to 3). This program focuses on boosting gross and fine motor skills, vocabulary, and learning through discovery.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4). Our preschool program focuses on thoroughly preparing students for Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5). In this program, we weave the skills and experiences taught in previous years to prep students for their transition to Kindergarten.

Our Philosophy

At Cadence Academy Preschool, Ankeny, we believe in fostering learning through adventure and play, independence through choices and individual activities, and confidence through group lessons and sharing.

What Makes Us Unique

Communication and family involvement are the keys to our early learning center’s success.

Our caring teachers are available both mornings and afternoons for face-to-face conversations, as well as by phone throughout the day. We also encourage families to participate in activities held throughout the year. These events provide opportunities for you to meet other families enrolled in our school and to get to know our entire Cadence Academy family. In addition, we schedule parent advisory meetings several times a year, so you have the chance to offer input in regards to programming and activities.

Our curriculum is a key contributor to our daycare and preschool’s success. We utilize the Ascend Curriculum, a unique curriculum for all age groups.

We work closely with the Ankeny Community School District’s kindergarten program. Understanding the local school district’s kindergarten readiness expectations helps us in ensuring that your child is ready for the transition to elementary school.

More About Our School

Cadence Academy Preschool, Ankeny, is located at 225 East 1st Street in Ankeny, Iowa, 50021. You can find us on 1st Street, just east of Ankeny Blvd. Nearby elementary schools include East Elementary and Terrace Elementary.

Contact us today to learn more!


Schedule a Visit: 515-989-6842
Enrolled Families: 515-964-7372

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Address & Directions

225 E 1st St
Ankeny, IA 50021



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:00pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Ankeny, IA