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About Cadence Academy Preschool

Joni’s Child Care & Preschool is now Cadence Academy Preschool! Cadence Academy Preschool centers combine NAEYC approved practices with a proprietary academic curriculum that prepares young children for success in elementary school and beyond. Children are challenged daily in writing, science, math and cognitive growth. They are also encouraged to explore and express themselves through various art media, dramatic play, and music.

Children at our downtown Hartford location enjoy a unique patio playground that overlooks the sights and sounds of Constitution Plaza. We also enjoy buggy rides through the area! We stay connected and encourage classroom visits from community organizations such as the Hartford Police Department, the Hartford Fire Department, Hispanic Health Council, the Hartford Public Library, and local dentists.

Our Programs

Kind Child

Kind Child is a special part of our preschool’s curriculum that allows us to focus on the social and emotional development of each child in our care. We introduce a character trait such Responsibility, Thankfulness, and a Positive Self-Image every two months and new social-emotional skills every month. Kind Child allows us to build nurturing relationships and elevate the emotional-well being of our entire school!

Our Curriculum

Cadence prides itself on an academic curriculum that challenges children to reach their highest potential. Each age group targets key developmental milestones in learning domains such as Literacy, Math, Technology, and Creative Expression. Since we take an individualized approach to early childhood education, skills are acquired in a natural progression.

Children graduate from Joni’s with confidence in their academic abilities and an excitement for the learning process. The experience is topped off by a series of extracurricular programs that include martial arts, soccer, swimming, dance, foreign language, computers and much more.

Our Preschool’s Location

Cadence Academy Preschool, Hartford is in a downtown office building at 1 State St, Hartford, CT 06103. We’re near many of the state’s major insurance companies and other corporations. This makes it possible for families to visit throughout the day and share activities, a meal, or just a quick snuggle.

Accessing the center is easy. We’re just a couple of blocks off of either I-91 or I-84. Our parents enter the center through a secure parking garage and keypad entry.

Our Team

Josette Walters

Josette Walters

Director

I have been employed with Joni’s Childcare & Preschool since March 2000 and I truly feel that this center is part of my family. I began my career working as a Preschool Teacher and was promoted to Director in 2012. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Central Connecticut State University and have been working with children in various capacities such as youth camp counselor and mentor of an inner city program (LEAP) for over 25 years.

I have been blessed with a wonderful daughter. Her name is Jonale and she keeps me grounded.

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

4.6 Rating based on 64 Reviews Leave A Review
Sam Morales • Google
My family and I came to Hartford temporarily so that I could perform at Hartford Stage. At the time, my 9 month old had never been in daycare before and the team at Cadence Academy Preschool welcomed Leo with open arms. They cared for him as he adjusted and the team there, especially Ms. Suneita, helped him to adapt and thrive. When it was time for us to leave, my husband and I got emotional. Everyone there was like family to us and they treated our son as one of their own.
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Paulette Pearson • Google
My daughter have been going to this daycare and she love it there. Shes so happy whenever I drive up. She literally runs toward the door she can't wait to see her teacher and friends there. I highly recommend this daycare cause my experience here is good. Trust me you'll love it there too. From a parent to another parent.
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Kelly Ambrogio • Google
We absolutely love this daycare! Our daughter started in the infant classroom when she was 3 months old and the teachers always took such good care of her. As a new mom, I was nervous leaving my daughter with anyone else, but the teachers gave us peace of mind while we were at work and provided constant updates and photos throughout the day. The teachers are very professional and knowledgeable, and they gave us great childcare advice as well. Highly recommend!!
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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.