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Welcome to Cadence Academy Preschool, Ridgefield! Known previously as The Children’s Corner, we changed our name to Cadence Academy Preschool in March 2018 as part of our center’s ongoing commitment to give your child the best early educational experiences we can. Being a part of the Cadence Education Family of Schools gives us access to preschool programming such as Kindergarten Club, Kind Child, and the Ascend Curriculum. These programs help us create a preschool environment where children thrive!

We are located on a beautiful piece of property across from Seth Low Pierrepont State Park in Ridgefield, CT. We have designed our spacious, light-filled childcare center to stimulate learning while also providing a loving, nurturing environment. If you’re looking for daycare services for your infant or toddler or you want our preschool teachers to start working with your child on their cognitive, social, or emotional development, you’ve come to the right place!

Preschool & Childcare Programs

Ascend Curriculum

Ascend Curriculum LogoThanks to the flexibility of our Ascend Curriculum, we take an individualized approach to early childhood education and encourage every child to progress towards age-appropriate goals at their natural pace. New skills are introduced sequentially in 9 different learning domains each month and activities are modified to fit the interests and current skill level of each child. This skill-based approach to early education ensures that every child feels engaged, supported, and challenged and makes learning fun!

Kind Child Program

Kind Child LogoAnother significant part of our curriculum is our Kind Child program. Kind Child is a year-long program for children ages two and older that helps our teachers nurture and strengthen every child’s social and emotional skills. We have found that when we focus on the emotional well-being of each child in our care, we strengthen our school as well. We are confident that Kind Child will continue to strengthen the culture of our entire preschool center by elevating every child’s feelings of happiness, improving their well-being, and enriching their friendships.

Our Team

Michelle Mottola

Michelle Mottola

I have over 30 years experience in early childhood education and have served as a teacher, trainer, consultant, and administrator. I have a Master’s Degree in Human Services from Nova Southeastern University and has been at this location for fifteen years.

I spend my free time watching my nephews play sports, reading, and visiting museums.

Jim Kirby

Jim Kirby

I have over 25 years experience in early childhood education and have worked as both a teacher and administrator. I have been at this preschool for almost twenty years!

I’m an internationally certified master level instructor of the martial art Soo Bakh Do. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with his family, hiking, and wildlife photography.

Jamie Setaro

Jamie Setaro

I’m a teacher and supervisor for Infants through Twos. I have over 15 years’ experience in early childhood education and have been at this location for 11 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Western Connecticut State University.

I spend my free time watching baseball, college basketball, reading, and exploring the East Coast.

Reviews from Parents

4.8 Rating based on 64 Reviews
Kristin
April 16, 2021
We relocated from Green Bay Wisconsin last June and quickly had to find a program for our then 7 month old baby and 2 year old. We checked out multiple places but the friendly staff at Cadence won us over. We have been so pleased with all of the teachers. Incan see both of my children learning and thriving every day at Cadence in Ridgefield. I especially love that I can watch my children on the monitors and get a real-time report of how they are doing throughout the day. I have never been worried or felt my kids weren’t absolutely loving their day. Thank you for helping our family with this transition and providing such incredible care of our little ones!
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Ashlie Miller • Facebook
March 12, 2021
We have absolutely loved our experience with Cadence Academy Ridgefield. The teachers made the start to daycare a smooth transition for our daughter and for us as new parents. Within her first 2 weeks of school in the fall, she was already learning new and mastering “old” skills. Everyday our daughter comes into school with the biggest smile on her face and dances when she sees her teachers. As a family, we have been beyond overjoyed with our experience with Cadence!
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Betsy G. • Yelp
March 12, 2021
Our family loves Cadence! The staff is both professional and incredibly warm. The curriculum is well thought out, with a focus on both "academic" learning and social-emotional building blocks. Our daughter adores her teachers and friends and has learned important social skills, confidence, and to embrace both creativity and structure. I highly recommend this wonderful school.
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Betsy Gell • Google
March 12, 2021
Our family loves Cadence! The staff is both professional and incredibly warm. The curriculum is well thought out, with a focus on both “academic” learning and social-emotional building blocks. Our daughter adores her teachers and friends and has learned important social skills, confidence, and to embrace both creativity and structure. I highly recommend this wonderful school.
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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.