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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.
- Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 14 months)
- Toddler Daycare (ages 15 months to 3 years)
- Preschool (ages 3 to 4)
- Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5)
- Kindergarten Club (ages 4 to 5)
- Private Kindergarten (ages 5 to 6)
- School-Age Program (ages 5 to 12)
- Summer Program (ages 5 to 12)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.