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About Cadence Academy Preschool, Burlington

Joni’s Child Care & Preschool is now Cadence Academy Preschool! Families choose Cadence Academy Preschool because of our NAEYC Accreditation, academic curriculum, flexible scheduling, open door policy, and friendly, responsive staff. If you’re looking for a daycare or preschool the whole family will love, you’ve come to the right place!

Our Burlington center boasts a 2000 square foot indoor playground for preschoolers and a second more intimate playground for infants and toddlers. Our children enjoy a spacious technology room featuring individual computers and a large-screen, interactive monitor for group instruction. Extracurricular activities include organized soccer, piano, dance, and martial arts.

Our Programs

NAEYC Accreditation

NAEYC AccreditationNAEYC Accreditation requires us to meet or exceed a rigorous set of standards beyond those required by the State of Connecticut. A nationally trained team of inspectors spent several days in each program reviewing all aspects of the curriculum, teacher qualifications, teacher-child interactions, parent communications, and management. It takes at least a year to earn accreditation, which must be maintained through annual reporting, unannounced visits, and emerging standards.

A Supportive Educational Environment

At Cadence Academy Preschool, we work each day to create a healthy, happy, and safe childcare environment based upon positive reinforcement and respect. We provide:

  • A physically and emotionally safe environment
  • Exposure to varied learning styles and opportunities
  • Encouragement for observation, questions and answers
  • Opportunities for self-expression
  • Responsive, receptive, and positive adult interactions

Our Child Care Center’s Location

Cadence Academy Preschool, Burlington is located just to the west of the intersection of Milford Street and Spielman Highway. We’re next to the Burlington Commons Shopping Center on the north side of the street at 304 Spielman Hwy, Burlington CT, 06013. We’re in the center of town and on school bus routes for both Lake Garda Elementary School and Harwinton Consolidated School. We offer safe and convenient parking and parents have access to the school through keypad entry.

Our Team

Tracy Cravanzola

Tracy Cravanzola


I have 20 years’ experience working with young children from infant through school age and have a degree in Early Childhood Education and a Head Teacher Certificate. I knew early on that working with children was my calling and I can say without a doubt that early child education is my passion. I truly love working with children, families, and staff to provide the highest quality care and watching each child blossom and grow into their own self.

In my spare time, I love watching my son play baseball, basketball, soccer, and ice hockey. When not cheering from the sidelines, I also enjoy hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. I reside in Torrington with my husband Mark, son Nathan, puppy Kaiser and crazy cat Daisy.

Kaylee Cerruto

Kaylee Cerruto


I have been a dedicated part of the Joni’s family since 2015, when I started as an Assistant Director. I graduated from Mitchell College in 2013 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Physical Education. After spending some time working with adolescent females and teaching life skills, I decided I needed a change. As soon as I walked through the doors for an interview at Joni’s, I knew this is the path I wanted to follow.

Being a part of a child’s life every day is an honor and so rewarding. I enjoy getting to know each and every family and watching the children grow and learn is priceless. What I love most about my job is that you can be having a really tough day and as soon as you walk into a classroom, you are greeted with hugs and kisses. The children are so happy to see you!

Besides working at Joni’s, I coach a 7th/8th grade girl’s basketball team for the Police Athletic League in Torrington. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Please feel free to contact me at any time. My door is always open.


NAEYC Accreditation

Every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, schools must go through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years. In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 48 Reviews Leave A Review
john novi • Google
The best daycare in ct
girlthatloves2sk8 • Google
My nephew who is now six attended Joni's in burlington and always had a great time. I decided to send my 10 month old son and I couldn't be happier. They are very good about taking precautions with covid 19 but that's not all. My son was extremely attached and they helped him tremendously. They were so patient with him and myself (a first time mom) for this past month and a half. They genuienly want him to be happy. We were able to switch up the schedule until he got comfortable. They were always honest about how much food he wasn't eating even though they knew I was concerned. They don't just tell you what you want to hear. He is now eating and smiling all week long. And the education and interactive learning activities that he experiences are just wonderful. Great group of care takers!
Erica Archambault • Google
What a wonderful place to send your children. The staff is so sweet and amazing with my 6 month old son. They keep you in the loop, are accommodating, and understanding with me as a first time mom.
apryl • Google
We are so thankful for Joni's Preschool! The entire staff is so wonderful and very helpful. We are thrilled with the curriculum, the large indoor play area (especially during the winter months) and the overall loving care that she receives daily. We have such peace of mind knowing that she is in an environment that promotes learning, kindness and fun!

Cadence Academy Preschool

Burlington, CT

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Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.