Cazenovia Community Preschool (CCP) was founded in 1969 and has been an integral part of the Cazenovia-area community for almost 50 years. It is located at 49 Burton Street, on the corner of Clark Street, in the village of Cazenovia, New York.
CCP is a not-for-profit, comprehensive preschool with a mission to provide well-rounded and nurturing learning experiences for children of Cazenovia and surrounding areas, regardless of income or ability, with the goal of supporting the full development of each child's potential. In addition to preparing our students for Kindergarten, we aim to help them develop into caring citizens of our community.
Our dedicated, experienced and highly-educated teachers are what makes CCP so special. Each preschool class has one head teacher with a Master's degree in Education and multiple certifications, plus one teaching assistant. Four preschool classes and one after-school enrichment program are offered every academic year. Please visit our Programs page for more detailed information.
Cazenovia Community Preschool is governed by a volunteer board of directors, comprised of the parents of current and former CCP students. Its role is to uphold the mission of the preschool. Meetings are usually held in the evening on the second Tuesday of each month.
Maria Barrett, Director
Mrs. Barrett earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from SUNY Geneseo, and a Master's in Elementary Education with a concentration in Literacy from SUNY Cortland. Aside from her work at CCP, she provides private tutoring services, specializing in literacy and math.
Susan LaGorga, Teacher
Meghan Cattadoris, Teacher
Bonnie Warner, Teaching Assistant
Karola Puffer, Teaching Assistant
Mrs. Puffer joined CCP in 2014 and is the teaching assistant to Mrs. Cattadoris in the Caterpillar Kindergarten-readiness class, the Honey Bee class for three-year-olds, and the Monkey class for two-year-olds. Prior to working at CCP, she was a teaching assistant working with children from infancy up to the elementary level.
Mrs. Puffer is a German-native and earned a M.S. in Education from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg, Germany. She is amazed to see her students' enthusiasm toward learning every day, making it very rewarding to be a part of their journeys.
Jillian McCullum, After-School Teacher
Pat Flood, Substitute Teacher
Board of Directors