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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 72 Reviews
Melissa Maria • Facebook
June 19, 2021
Hands down 5 stars. We’ve been going here with our two children for about 3 years. In this time we have been faced with a global pandemic. The team was beyond professional. I felt so safe bringing my children here while We had to go back to work in the field. We were informed of every action they were taking - they didn’t expect us to pay for the times we weren’t there. They held our spots into the unknown future. They helped us when no one else would. we had some struggles with other daycares in the area - I honestly feel like they are an extended family to us - thanksgiving is at my house this year :) In the three years we’ve been here barely saw any turn over. The teachers/staff are what excellence is made of - a couple of have been there since the place opened. The place could honestly use an update - a coat of paint would freshen the place up. (Call me I’ll paint) But that shouldn’t hold anyone back from making this a safe place for your children while you are at work. Words cannot express how much you have done for my family! Thank you for everything. Consider this as your first choice You won’t regret it.
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Melissa Weiner • Google
June 19, 2021
Hands down 5 stars. We’ve been going here with our two children for about 3 years. In this time we have been faced with a global pandemic. The team was beyond professional. I felt so safe bringing my children here while We had to go back to work in the field. We were informed of every action they were taking - they didn’t expect us to pay for the times we weren’t there. They held our spots into the unknown future. They helped us when no one else would. we had some struggles with other daycares in the area - I honestly feel like they are an extended family to us - thanksgiving is at my house this year :) In the three years we’ve been here barely saw any turn over. The teachers/staff are what excellence is made of - a couple of have been there since the place opened. The place could honestly use an update - a coat of paint would freshen the place up. (Call me I’ll paint) But that shouldn’t hold anyone back from making this a safe place for your children while you are at work. Words cannot express how much you have done for my family! Thank you for everything. Consider this as your first choice You won’t regret it.
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Tracey Julia Lizzo • Google
June 17, 2021
The staff members at Cadence Academy in Ridgefield are wonderful, especially Ms. Prudence! They are kind, gentle and playful with the children. Everyone is super responsive to parents’ needs and preferences. It puts new parents’ minds at ease. The camera feed and live updates are an awesome plus too!
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B C • Google
May 17, 2021
My daughter loves cadence academy! She loves her time at cadence academy! They do so many arts and crafts and they always keep the toddlers thinking, whether it be counting games or sign language exercises. They really care about the kids and it shows. I’m so happy to send my child here!
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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.