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About Joni’s Canton

Joni’s Child Care & Preschool believes that all children are loving, inquisitive beings in a constant state of learning. A careful balance of structured activities, free choice, self-expression, and situational teaching provides varied opportunities to learn and develop. Emphasis is placed on process over product and children are encouraged to move toward increasing independence, both socially and academically.

Children are encouraged to observe the environment around them, ask questions, and offer answers. Children are capable of demonstrating manners and respect for themselves and others. Teachers are facilitators, role models, and cheerleaders.

Our Programs

Our Mission

To create a happy and healthy child care environment based upon positive reinforcement and respect.

All programming is designed to meet one or more of the following goals:

  1. Create an environment that encourages the desire for the learning process.
  2. Teach respect for self and others.
  3. Provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities to stimulate and encourage fine and gross motor skills, cognitive development, socio-emotional development and other learning skills.

NAEYC Accreditation

NAEYC Accreditation logoAll 4 of the Joni’s Child Care & Preschool centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This is a rigorous set of standards beyond those required by the State of Connecticut. A nationally trained team of inspectors spend several days in each program reviewing all aspects of the curriculum, teacher qualifications, interactions, communications and management. It takes several years to complete the accreditation process and then must be maintained through annual reporting systems, unannounced visits, and emerging standards.

Open Door Policy

Communication is critical to meeting the individualized needs of each family. Starting at the initial tour and continuing throughout our years together, we strive to maintain open, honest, and informative interactions. All Joni’s programs maintain an “Open Door Policy”, encouraging families to visit and participate in all areas of a day’s events.

The Location of Our Preschool

Joni’s Child Care & Preschool, Canton center is conveniently located on Rte 44 at 352 Albany Tpke, Canton, CT 06019. Parents enjoy ample parking and keypad entry into the building. We provide transportation and Before & After Care for school-age children from both Cherry Brook Primary School and Canton Intermediate School.


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

4.9 Rating based on 27 Reviews
Kelly Kearney Acker • Google
January 08, 2021
We’ve had a great experience with Joni’s. Our child has been attending since they were two months old. The staff & teachers are responsive and professional. They truly care about getting to know you and your family, in order to provide the best care for your child.
Lindsay Deschamps • Facebook
December 22, 2020
The teachers at Joni's are amazing and I love seeing my son so excited to go to school each day!
Nancy Becker • Google
November 24, 2020
When we started looking into daycares 3.5 years ago, I dragged my husband to nearly a half dozen facilities in the area and did so much research. We finally decided on Joni’s and we are so glad we did. My oldest son has been attending Joni’s in Canton since he was 10 weeks old and now he’s 3 years old. Our 6 month old is also attending Joni’s now and we are having the same great experience. Our sons have loved all of their teachers and classrooms and we have too! The curriculum is what I love most about Joni’s- I am always in awe of what my 3 year old has learned. The other night he started counting in Spanish! The infant room is also so special and filled with such caring and loving teachers! Communication during this pandemic (and always) has been very important to our family and the interim director, Tracy has been very transparent and open with parents. She is professional and kind, someone I truly trust. She has made so many great improvements in the short time since she started and has been a great addition to their team.
A J • Google
August 04, 2020

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