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Joni’s Child Care & Preschool is now Cadence Academy Preschool!

Our directors, teachers, and staff share an unwavering commitment to provide the highest standards of child care and learning in safe, secure facilities. Our staff consists of skilled, educated professionals who are entirely dedicated to the interests of our children and families. Center management is required to undergo a rigorous training process, and like all staff, required to maintain professional certifications and educational credits. Safe, clean, secure facilities complete the picture, providing the ideal environment for children to thrive.

Our children enjoy a large multi-media room with individual computers and large-screen, interactive monitor for group activities and instruction. Our Farmington center also has a bright, fun indoor play area for preschoolers. Extracurricular activities include swimming lessons, dance, martial arts, soccer and piano.

Our Programs

NAEYC Accreditation

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has set 10 standards for early childhood programs to help families looking for a child care center or preschool. These standards define what NAEYC believes all programs should provide. Maintaining accreditation requires our preschool to meet or exceed criteria in 10 standards including Curriculum, Teaching, Health, Staff Competencies, Families, Physical Environment, and Community Relationships.

Collaborating with Our Families

At Cadence Academy Preschool we know that raising children is unique in every family. We work hard to understand the needs, preferences, and goals of each family. Whether it is the timing of potty training or the daily separation process, we work with families to determine the best approach to each situation. We believe that you need to make decisions based upon the needs of your family and we seek to engage parents at every step.

Our Preschool’s Location

Cadence Academy Preschool, Farmington is located a mile west of I-84 in northwest Farmington, Connecticut. We’re just off Route 4/Farmington Ave at 3 Eastview Dr, Farmington, CT 06032. We’re next door to Farmington Farms Tennis & Athletic Club and across the street from Dunning Lake.

Need Before or After School Care for your elementary student? We provide transportation to and from Avon District schools, Farmington District schools, and Union School in Unionville.

Our Team

Jessica Schneider

Jessica Schneider

Director

I’ve been in the early childhood field and working here at Joni’s since 2005. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors degree in Child Studies. I am also Head Teacher certified by the State of Connecticut and an Early Childhood Educational Consultant.

When I began my career, I quickly learned that helping children develop exceptional early education skills is what I wanted to do. My staff and I take great pride in delivering quality care.

I have three sons, Caleb, Calvin and Wesley, and reside with my husband in Unionville.

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

4.8 Rating based on 52 Reviews
Kristen
October 20, 2021
My son has been attending Joni's (now Cadence) since he was two years old (now 4 1/2). The school has been run by Jessica and Fauzia for his entire duration. Jessica has since left, and I dearly miss her. Fauzia has been wonderful! She is so accommodating to my schedule, my son's needs and is a great educator & person. I have been very happy with my son's development. He is now in Pre-k 4 with Miss Krystal who is also an amazing educator & person. Overall, I'm very happy with Cadence and would recommend them to all who are looking for a great pre-school experience.
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Josh
September 30, 2021
We have had nothing but positive experiences at Joni’s (toddler and pre K programs). The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The school directors have always been very accommodating to our scheduling needs. The pre K curriculum is as good as any around and I always look forward to the daily classroom summary/photos. We watched our child transform from someone who refused to do any schoolwork to someone who knows her alphabet, numbers, spelling of her name. My daughter can’t wait to go to school each morning and can’t wait to tell me all about what she and her friends did during the day. Playtime at home often turns into a reenactment of her school day and I laugh as she impersonates her teachers. The teachers are compassionate and truly care about the students. Once my daughter forgot her treasured Curious George stuffed Animal at home and the staff printed out a picture of him, colored it in and gave it to her to keep by her side. They truly care about the children and have left an impression that will last!
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Nina A • Google
September 30, 2021
My children were so happy at this school and incredibly well prepared for entering kindergarten. I would highly encourage anyone interested in a great education to enroll your children here!!
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Nick Recine • Google
August 18, 2021
I have been working here for three weeks now . I have to say it has been wonderful! The staff are so helpful and nice, any questions you have they will answer it to the fullest of their knowledge! My son is apart of this program as well and he absolutely loves it . He has been too a few different schools and he has given me a hard time about going . Since he started this school he wakes up and hour early because he wants to come see his lovely teacher ! I would highly recommend sending your child here if you are looking for a school that values and loves what they do !
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Preparing Your Child to THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.