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Cadence Academy Preschool Heartland
in Clive, Iowa

A small town just outside of Iowa’s capitol of Des Moines, Clive offers the amenities of a big city and the ease of country life. Greenbelt Park and Trail runs through the entire community, providing a bucolic backdrop for family picnics, bike rides, and scenic strolls. Clive is considered such a great place to live, work, and play that Forbes once named it the best address in the Des Moines area. Since Clive families would naturally want the best for their children, they choose Cadence Academy Preschool Heartland for their early education.

Cadence Academy Open House

We are pleased to announce that Apple Tree Children’s Centers
is changing its name to Cadence Academy Preschool!

To celebrate our new name, we are inviting you to our Open House on Saturday, May 12th from 10am – 1pm. We will have a petting zoo, carnival games & prizes, and delicious food and refreshments!

About Cadence Academy Preschool

Infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-kindergarteners—they all have a special place at Cadence Academy Preschool Heartland. Our school has six different classrooms and each one is customized for the age and developmental stage of the children cared for in it. Our credentialed teachers approach learning, development, and education using the Ascend Curriculum, which identifies goals in four areas of development: socio-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language for newborns through pre-kindergarten.

Cadence Academy Preschool is committed to going above and beyond the best practices in educating and caring for your child, and are proud to hold accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as a measurement of our program excellence. We also work closely with Waukee Community School District to understand the expectations to make sure your child is as prepared as possible for the transition to kindergarten.

Programs Offered:

Our Philosophy

We believe children learn best when they feel secure in their environment, comfortable with their teachers, and excited about the activities they’re in engaged in, so we designed our program to ensure they have all of this and more each and every day at Cadence Academy.

What Makes Us Unique

Family involvement in children’s education and communication with teachers are important to fostering a successful learning environment in home and school. Teachers are available for face-to-face meetings, as well as by phone, during the day. A multitude of events throughout the year provide opportunities for you to meet other families enrolled in our school and get to know our entire Cadence Academy family. Some of our favorite events are our Family Picnic, Fairy Tale Ball, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Ice Cream Socials and Iowa vs. Iowa State Day!

More About Our School

Cadence Academy Preschool is located at 14300 Hickman Road in Clive, Iowa, 50325. We’re across from the new CVS on the corner of 142nd and Hickman inside the Heartland Presbyterian Church. We proudly serve the cities of Clive, Waukee, Urbandale, and West Des Moines.



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Address & Directions

14300 Hickman Rd
Clive, IA 50325
On the corner of 142nd and Hickman located inside the Heartland Presbyterian Church



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

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Heartland, Clive, IA