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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

5.0 Rating based on 46 Reviews
Meredith Roll • Facebook
October 05, 2021
Cadence Academy is great! Both of my daughters have been here since they were infants and just love the teachers and programs offered here. The variety of learning tools is wonderful and the updated curriculum is well-paced. My girls have come out of each Cadence Academy classroom with new skills (both academic and social) and always with a smile on their faces- and a hug for their teachers! I couldn’t be more grateful for the staff at Cadence for taking such excellent care of my girls! It can be tough finding the right place to trust with your children for 8-10 hours a day… Cadence Academy is the place for us!!
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Ashley Pencz • Google
September 17, 2021
We started my son a month ago with Cadence Academy and couldn’t be happier!! All the staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. Miss Ali and Miss Jalena are wonderful as well. The app the use at the facility to keep us updated on our sons day gives us a comforting and reassuring feeling during the day. Always has activities and circle time to keep my son engaged. Cannot say enough wonderful things about the center so far :)
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Monica • Google
August 27, 2021
I can't say enough about Kaylee and her dedicated team of awesome teachers. They truly have the best interest in these kids, and are always having new activities. My Daughter was here From October 2019- August 2021. She would of continued into the preschool here but was offered a preschool spot in our local elementary school.i plan have her return upon brakes with in the school. I drive a little out of my way, I'm so glad I picked this center, everyone is like a family here.!
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Avra Lynne Aubin • Facebook
August 23, 2021
We found Cadence through my sister in law and knew from the moment we stepped into the building and met everyone it was the place for our daughter! She attended from 4 months until almost 4 years old and would have stayed longer if we didn’t relocate out of state! The staff at Cadence are amazing and she enjoyed every minute she was there! She learned so much during her time with them and developed into an amazing little person! Would highly recommend Cadence and are so sad we had to leave!
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