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Meet Us

Heather Emerick, Director
Heather Emerick, Director

I started my Cadence Academy journey at our Gig Harbor center, then moved as director to our small Olympia center. I transferred to Tacoma in May of 2010. I have been in childcare for more than 15 years and have had a management/administration position for about 9 of those. I have my Early Childhood Education degree as well as my AA degree. I have worked with all ages from infants to school age, but my passion is preschoolers. I have four children who all attend the center here with me. My husband, kids and I live in Graham. We enjoy snowboarding, road trips, being outside and watching movies.

Tina Harding, Teacher
Tina Harding, Teacher

My name is Christina, but everyone except my husband calls me Tina. I am married to the love of my life and we have two wonderful children. I just recently moved from Gig Harbor (where I was at the Gig Harbor Cadence Academy) to join the Tacoma Cadence Academy center team. I enjoy taking care of your precious little ones and I always strive to be there for them when they need comforting or to just laugh and play.

Miriam Robles, Teacher
Miriam Robles, Teacher

I first started working at Dreamland Infant Center in Santa Monica, CA as a teacher’s aid, I worked there for 10 years. I attended Los Angeles Community College and received 12 units in Child Development. I then moved to Washington in 2004. I have also completed the Washington STARS training program in which you learn how to ensure quality care for children. I love babies and have been working at Cadence Academy since 2005 in the Ladybug Room with the infants. My hobbies are dancing and singing for my babies.



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Address & Directions

1908 96th Street South
Tacoma, WA 98444
96th St S & S Hosmer St



Monday - Friday
7:00am - 5:30pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Tacoma, WA