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Overview
  • Programs
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  • Accreditation
  • Reviews

About Joni’s Burlington

Families choose Joni’s Child Care & 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 AccreditationAll 4 of the Joni’s Child Care & Preschool centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC 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 Joni’s Child Care & 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

Joni’s Child Care & 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.

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 37 Reviews
Morgan Mary • Facebook
April 02, 2021
The staff at Joni’s are fantastic, with so much heart and caring mindset. For the past two years, it’s been wonderful seeing our daughter and son get excited about going to daycare and looking forward to seeing their teachers. The staff really makes an effort to engage the kids and develop them in a very individualised way. It was a little hard sending the kids back with the Covid restrictions and not being able to see the teachers face to face everyday, but Kaylee and management are really committed to providing a safe, fun, and loving environment. We’re very thankful to the whole team at Joni’s and couldn’t recommend them enough.
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morgan kelleher • Google
April 02, 2021
The staff at Joni’s are fantastic, with so much heart and caring mindset. For the past two years, it’s been wonderful seeing our daughter and son get excited about going to daycare and looking forward to seeing their teachers. The staff really makes an effort to engage the kids and develop them in a very individualised way. It was a little hard sending the kids back with the Covid restrictions and not being able to see the teachers face to face everyday, but Kaylee and management are really committed to providing a safe, fun, and loving environment. We’re very thankful to the whole team at Joni’s and couldn’t recommend them enough.
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john novi • Google
February 12, 2021
The best daycare in ct
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Katherine Rose • Facebook
February 05, 2021
Joni’s is the place to take your children no matter the age. They are patient, loving, and work with your child to make sure they are prepared for the next stage in their life!! The girls (and guys) that work there are the best!! I cannot say enough good things about the entire staff at Joni’s.
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