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Cadence Academy Preschool, Grand
in West Des Moines, Iowa

About Cadence Academy Grand

Cadence Academy Preschool, Grand in West Des Moines provides a family-focused learning environment for children ages six weeks through five-years-old. Our preschool center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as being a high-quality early education program that utilizes recognized industry best practices.

Our early childhood learning center employs our custom Ascend Curriculum as a framework for engaging, weekly lesson plans that we tailor to be developmentally appropriate for each child.

As a NAEYC-accredited child care center, we strive to provide loving, safe, and consistent care to our kids. In each classroom, there is a Lead Teacher who has a collegiate certification or degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or Elementary Education. The Lead Teacher creates weekly lesson plans full of educational activities that support cognitive, physical, socio-emotional, and language development.

In addition, there are skilled teachers in each classroom who work one-on-one with children. Parents have peace of mind knowing that our team is watching for important developmental milestones, including feeding, diapering, toilet training, and guiding the learning of your child.

Programs Offered:

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year). We maintain the strong bonds, warmth, and security your infant enjoys at home in this program.
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2). Kids boost their sense of discovery and active learning in our toddler program.
  • Early Learners (ages 2 to 3). In this program, we help improve your child’s gross and fine motor skills, vocabulary, and learning via discovery activities.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4). In this program, our goal is to prepare children for Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5). This program incorporates the skills taught in previous years to prep your child for their transition to Kindergarten.

Our Philosophy

Since children’s first experiences in our world shape their attitudes and aptitudes for the rest of their lives, we make sure to fill each day at Cadence Academy Preschool, Grand with adventure, learning, and laughter.

What Makes Us Unique

At Cadence Academy Preschool, Grand in West Des Moines, we understand how important parent-teacher communication is to successful early childhood education, so we connect with parents face-to-face each day and keep you digitally informed with weekly lesson plans sent directly to your email inbox. With this approach, you can continue learning as a family about the same subjects at home.

Learning does not have to stop when the school bell rings. We also offer formal parent-teacher conferences twice a year so you can join with us in setting goals for your child.

More About Our School

Cadence Academy Preschool, Grand is located at 1809 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265. We are located between Vine Street and E.P. True Parkway, as we are near the neighborhood of Near Valley Junction. We proudly serve West Des Moines, Des Moines, and Windsor Heights.

We offer a Before and After School Care Program for children ages five to seven on a limited basis. Note: we typically restrict enrollment to students who have younger siblings at the school. There is a school bus stop next to our campus for Fair Meadows, Hillside, and Jordan Creek elementary schools.

Contact us to set up a tour and find a place for your child!


Schedule a Visit: 515-989-6844
Enrolled Families: 515-225-1837

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Address & Directions

1809 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Between Vine Street and Railroad on Grand Ave



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

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Grand, West Des Moines, IA