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Cadence Academy Mallard
in Charlotte, North Carolina

About Cadence Academy Preschool

Cadence Academy Mallard is a mile south of the I-85/I-485 Interchange in North Charlotte and was previously known as Gateway Academy. Our childcare center is conveniently located a couple blocks east of I-85 at the northwest corner of Mallard Creek Church Rd and Mallard Glen Dr.

Cadence Academy Preschool is proud to be a part of the Cadence Education Family of Schools. One of the benefits of working with Cadence is that it gets us access to programs that you won’t find at other preschools. We utilize proprietary programs such as Kindergarten Club, Kind Child, and the Ascend Curriculum in our classrooms because they help us prepare children socially, emotionally, physically, and academically for success in elementary school. Testing confirms that our students are more than ready for kindergarten!

Childcare & Preschool Programs

Ascend Curriculum

Ascend Curriculum LogoThe Ascend Curriculum recognizes that young children need much more than cognitive development during their first few years of life. Our curriculum takes a balanced approach that focuses on the development of creative, socio-emotional, and physical skill. Skills within nine different learning domains such as Mathematics, Literacy, Physical Education, Cultural Understanding, and Kind Child are progressively introduced throughout all of our preschool programs and fine-tuned just before kindergarten in Kindergarten Club.

Kind Child

Kind Child LogoKindness is the foundation of our school’s culture and an important part of our Ascend Curriculum. We want every child that walks through our doors to feel welcome and valued and Kind Child is designed to elevate every child’s emotional well-being and enrich friendships. Our teachers focus on the development of social-emotional skills each month and a character trait like Responsibility, Thankfulness, and a Positive Self-Image every two months.

Before & After Care

Cadence Academy Preschool, Mallard offers a variety of childcare options for local kindergarten and elementary students. We provide care before and after school, during the summer at Summer Camp, and on public school holidays. Transportation for Before & After School Care is provided to and from Mallard Creek Elementary, Parkside Elementary, University Meadows Elementary, Bradford Preparatory School, Stoney Creek Elementary, and Croft Community School.



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Address & Directions

9625 Mallard Glen Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262



Monday - Friday
7:00am - 6:00pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Mallard, Charlotte, NC