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Overview
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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.

Our Team

Rosanna Martin

Rosanna Martin

Assistant Director

I have 13 years of experience in the early childhood field. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, graduating with honors from Charter Oak State College.

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

4.9 Rating based on 29 Reviews
Katya Lagun-Brandao • Facebook
March 02, 2021
We've been a part of the Joni's family a little over a year now. The teachers have all been very responsive and supportive of my son's needs and our choices. The director and assistant directors have managed the center well! The teachers and families were also there for our family in a time of need when we lost all our belongings due to a house fire. What a compassionate community!!
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Morgan K • Google
February 16, 2021
My son has been attending Joni's for the distance learning program. He really enjoys going and is always eager to go see his friends. The staff is always welcoming snd friendly.
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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.
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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!
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