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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

Co-Director

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

Co-Director

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.

Accreditations

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

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Christina Pires • Google
We found Cadence after moving to the area during COVID and like everyone else, we were unsure what the post-pandemic school year would look like (on top of our daughter adapting to a new learning environment). During a time when no one had guidance about how to handle things, Cadence did everything right. They welcomed our LGBT family with open arms, reassured us and our daughter that she was in a safe environment and reinforced that every day in the care they provided to the children, the clear communication they maintained with us and the challenging learning curriculum they encouraged, without ever pushing beyond boundaries. They made us feel supported in our parenting decisions and helped integrate that into our daughter’s daily school routine so she had unity amongst her parents and her educators. Our daughter moved on to a Pre-K program for the 2022-2023 school year at my wife’s new place of employment but we still talk about our friends and good times at Cadence daily. If you’re looking for a preschool or just questioning whether your current situation is the right fit for your child, give Cadence a call. It’s the best decision we made and we want to share our happiness with as many people as possible. While we never met someone we didn’t like at Cadence, we have to show extra love to Ms. Kaylee Cerruto, Ms. Jamie Gray & Ms. Jessica Nelson. They have forever made a positive impact in our daughter’s life and we are eternally grateful.
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Christina Bermudez-Pires • Facebook
We found Cadence after moving to the area during COVID and like everyone else, we were unsure what the post-pandemic school year would look like (on top of our daughter adapting to a new learning environment). During a time when no one had guidance about how to handle things, Cadence did everything right. The welcomed our LGBT family with open arms, reassured us and our daughter that she was in a safe environment and reinforced that every day in the care they provided to the children, the clear communication they maintained with us and the challenging learning curriculum they encouraged, without ever pushing beyond boundaries. They made us feel supported in our parenting decisions and helped integrate that into our daughter’s daily school routine so she had unity amongst her parents and her educators. Our daughter moved on to a Pre-K program for the 2022-2023 school year at my wife’s new place of employment but we still talk about our friends and good times at Cadence daily. If you’re looking for a preschool or just questioning whether your current situation is the right fit for your child, give Cadence a call. It’s the best decision we made and we want to share our happiness with as many people as possible. While we never met someone we didn’t like at Cadence, we have to show extra love to Ms. Kaylee Cerruto, Ms. Jamie Gray & Ms. Jessica Nelson. They have forever made a positive impact in our daughter’s life and we are eternally grateful.
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Rachel Turner • Facebook
They are great price Everyone is so nice It’s such a great atmosphere my daughter loves it! She’s 3 months old As a working parent i feel content having her there while I am working They ask you I schedule so they make it super comfortable :) Highly recommend
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Chelsea Mulligan • Google
We feel SO fortunate to have stumbled across Cadence when we moved to Burlington in 2018. Our kiddos (all 3!) have flourished there since, and we couldn’t have chosen a better group of people to take care of them and grow their little minds. As a parent I have complete peace of mind that my babies are safe and happy each day when we drop them off, which to me is the highest compliment I can give—there is nothing more important. Outside of that, having seen the growth and development as they rise through each level, I can attest to the educational program itself. The fun and engaging curriculum alongside the freedom for them to explore and use their imaginations is shaping them in ways that continue to impress and surprise me. In terms of the teachers and staff, I also can’t say enough good things. Even through the pandemic and staffing shortages when turnover was higher and closings we unavoidable I never felt like they skipped a beat, which is a feat in itself. They are PATIENT and kind and truly care for the children they teach. Any question or concern that I have ever had has been immediately addressed by either the director or teacher, communication is excellent. If you’re reading this and making this hugely important decision I hope you choose Cadence!
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Cadence Academy Preschool

Burlington, CT

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