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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.

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

4.9 Rating based on 76 Reviews Leave A Review
GeeGee • Google
Yuri Buzas • Google
We are very happy with this preschool. They have exceeded our expectations in every way. Our son looks forward to his class everyday! Thanks for everything!
Carolyn Bradley • Google
We are so happy we chose Cadence! We found Cadence after touring several other daycares in the area and immediately knew it would be the place for us. The teachers and administration are so kind and helpful and our son comes and goes with a smile every day! We have only been in the infant room so far, which has been great, but the teacher for the next classroom has already introduced herself to us and explained how she spends the time to come to the infant room so that the kids get to know her before making the transition (6+ months out!)! Cadence is a really special place with amazing people that we are grateful to have! We highly recommend!
Taylor Jane Keating • Facebook
My kids moved from another daycare nearby in August and I am beyond happy we took the leap. After an exceptional welcome and consistency with staff and admin, I decided to switch my job to cadence and enrolled my infant as well. Each program provides such a high quality of care. I love how honest and communicative the teachers are. I feel included and like my children are easily accepted. I love getting pictures in the app and sharing them with my family!

Cadence Academy Preschool

Ridgefield, CT

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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.