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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 73 Reviews Leave A Review
Rebecca Avallone • Google
Our family appreciates the care and education that Cadence Academy of Ridgefield, CT has provided for our two children. We have been affiliated with this school for the last four years, and we have watched the exemplary influence that they have had on our children. All of the staff, including the directors, teachers and other staff members have provided an excellent curriculum, a safe environment, and a nurturing and caring atmosphere for all children that attend this school. -Rebecca Avallone (one child attended in past and one child currently attending)
Amy Shackelford Schwarm • Facebook
Our children have just made the move to Cadence from another day care and we have been so happy with the care and instruction they have been getting. All of the teachers and staff were so warm and welcoming to our kids and us. We couldn’t be happier that we made the transition!
Micki Jackson • Google
We have had a great experience with Cadence for our two boys (3 & 5). The front desk staff goes above and beyond to be accommodating to working families. The team of teachers and administrators is organized, friendly, and all the kids seem to arrive and leave with a smile. Our boys always have a great time and look forward to their days at Cadence.
Stephanie Davison • Facebook
We love Cadence academy. We know that the knowledge our daughter got from Cadence in preschool put her on the path to a great year in kindergarten. Plus the all the staff and teachers are so kind.

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.