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Cadence Academy Preschool
in Johnston, Iowa

Residents, researchers, and publications rave about Johnston, Iowa. Our beautiful northwest suburb of Des Moines was named the 16th “Best Place to Live” in America by Money magazine and the “25th Best Suburb in America” by Business Insider.

Thanks to its affordable living, strong home values, safe neighborhoods, 36-mile trail system, and award-winning schools, researchers have found that more residents report a high quality of life and a strong sense of community than the national average.

Cadence Academy Preschool, Johnston is proud to contribute to the city’s greatness by providing a world of wonder and learning for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

About Cadence Academy Preschool, Johnston

Quality is of the utmost importance to us at the Cadence Academy Preschool, and we feel it is vital to our families, as well.

We are the only child care center and preschool in Johnston to hold a 5-star rating on the Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS). We are also the only full-day program to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Both of these ratings offer peace of mind to parents that you have chosen a top-notch early learning center for the most important years of your child’s education.

We are proud to partner with the Johnston Community School District to provide a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program. Because so many families in our community need full-day childcare, we are happy to provide a quality wrap-around preschool program for the time these children are not in the UPK program.

Our school utilizes The Ascend Curriculum. We also offer many unique, optional weekly ancillary programs, including All-Stars fitness and nutrition program, and Discovery Kids Puterbugs computer classes. Each child attends monthly music lessons with Ms. Lori. Preschool-aged students enjoy monthly visits with Ms. Melanie, a naturalist with Raccoon River Nature Lodge.

Programs Offered

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year). Our caring, skilled teachers work closely with you to establish a smooth, optimal schedule for your infant.
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2). In this program, we teach everything from socialization concepts to potty training as your young child explores their surrounding world.
  • Early Learners (ages 2 to 3). We expose students to activities that boost their communication and language skills, and encourage literacy in this program.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4). Our preschool program features exciting lessons in a wide range of subjects.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5). Your child will be ready for a successful future in elementary school after experiencing our Pre-K program.

Our Philosophy

At Cadence Academy Preschool, Johnston, we believe children learn best when they are having fun, so we offer a curriculum and classrooms to stimulate cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development through play.

What Makes Us Unique

Partnership with our families is extremely important to us. Verbal communication with your child’s primary teachers takes place on a daily basis, and we also have phones in each classroom and encourage parents to call to check in anytime.

Additionally, we send e-mails that include the latest photos on a regular basis so you can see exactly what your child is working on in our preschool. You are welcome to participate in your child’s day as often as you can. We provide conferences twice annually to provide you with an update on your child’s unique developmental progress.

For our Camp Dodge families, our NAEYC accreditation allows us to partner with the federal government to provide subsidized tuition to qualified active duty military families; parents need only apply for the program.

More About Our School

Cadence Academy Preschool, Johnston is located at 5623 N.W. 86th Street, Suite 100, in Johnston, Iowa, 50131. We are located at the corner of 86th Street and Chambery Boulevard behind Mercy Clinic. Our location off the I-35/I-80 interchange allows for convenient access to John Deere, Pioneer, Camp Dodge, and many other area businesses. We work closely with Timber Ridge and Lawson elementary schools, and proudly serve the communities of Johnston, Urbandale, Grimes, Des Moines, and West Des Moines.

Call us today to find a special place for your child at one of our schools!


Schedule a Visit: 515-989-6845
Enrolled Families: 515-276-9247

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Address & Directions

5623 NW 86th St Ste 100
Johnston, IA 50131
86th St and Chambery Blvd



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

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Johnston, IA