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Crystal Sebben, School Director
Crystal Sebben, School Director

I have been the Director at the Cadence Academy Preschool, Clive since March of 2005 and have been with the company since January of 1998. Cadence Academy Preschool is committed to accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as measurement of our program excellence. What does this mean to your family? Its means we are dedicated to going above and beyond to find best practices in educating and caring for your child. Our school has six different classrooms that approach learning, development and education using The Creative Curriculum. The Creative Curriculum identifies goals in four areas of development including: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language for newborns through pre-kindergarten. 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. Family involvement and communication are significant to a successful partnership between home and school. Teachers are available for face to face 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: the family picnic, our fairy tale ball, the Thanksgiving luncheon, ice cream socials and Iowa vs. Iowa State day! Thank you for your interest in Cadence Academy Preschool. I look forward to showing you our outstanding school and introducing you to our extraordinary teachers.

Darci Kuhns, Assistant Director
Darci Kuhns, Assistant Director

Welcome to Cadence Academy! I am originally from Northwest Iowa, where I was raised on a small farm. After high school I furthered my education at Buena Vista University. In 2003 I graduated BUV with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a minor in Business. I joined the Cadence Academy Team in July of 2004. In 2007 and 2013 I was honored to be chosen as a recipient of the Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Award. I enjoy working with the little ones as they grow and develop so much in their first year. Outside of Cadence Academy, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 2 children.



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14300 Hickman Road
Clive, IA 50325



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