Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood development with nurturing care.

Rundy and Karen, Owners Welcome to The Goddard School-Theodore St- Plainfield! We recognize that a safe and loving environment with qualified and engaging faculty is very important for parents. We know this firsthand as proud parents of two wonderful of a young adult and teenager, both of whom attended The Goddard School as preschoolers! Our degreed teachers provide a nurturing learning environment tailored to meet the social, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of each individual child. We are dedicated to helping your little one become a confident and joyful learner who is fully prepared for success in school and life.

Rundy and Karen

Ms Bella, Director Ms. Bella is the newly appointed Education Director at our school. She has 20 years of experience working with young children. Formerly a Goddard Lead teacher and parent, she is excited to be our school director. She is currently pursuing her Associates in Early Childhood Degree at Joliet Junior College and has an Associate of Science degree from Northern Virginia Community College.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Medication Administration Training, Severe Allergy Training, Food Manager Certificate, SIDS, Shaken Baby Training and Illinois Gateways Level 1 Credential, Special Needs Inclusion, GSI Director Training

Ms Bella

Ms Megan, Assistant Director Ms. Megan is the newly appointed Assitant Director. She has over 3 years of experience working with children. She was a prekindergarten teacher here at Goddard for 2 years. She earned her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from The University of Arkansas.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Medication Administration Training, Severe Allergy Training, SIDS, Shaken Baby Training and Illinois Gateways Level 1 Credential, Special Needs Inclusion

Ms Megan

Amanda, Lead Teacher Ms. Amanda is a Lead Teacher in the Cuddly Cubs classroom. She has over 5 years of experience working with children.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Inclusion Training

Amanda

Ms Heather, Lead Teacher Ms.Heather is the lead teacher in the Laughing Lemurs classroom. She has over 20 years of experience working with young children. She earned her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Waubonsee College.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Ms Heather

Ms Kayla, Lead Teacher Ms. Kayla is the Lead Teacher of the Tiny Tigers classroom. She has over 2 years of experience working with young children. She is currently pursuing her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Joliet Junior College.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Ms Kayla

Ms Rebecca, Lead Teacher Ms. Becky is the Lead Teacher in the Little Lions classroom. She has over 6 years of experience working with young children. She is currently pursuing her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education at Waubonsee Community College.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Medication Administration Training, Severe Allergy Training

Ms Rebecca

Ms Renee, Lead Teacher Ms. Renee is the Lead Teacher in the Cheerful Cheetahs classroom. She has over 4 years of experience working with children. She is currently earning her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Joliet Junior College.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Inclusion Training

Ms Renee

Ms Jeguda , Lead Teacher Ms. Jae is a Lead Teacher in the Brilliant Bears classroom. She has over 20 years of experience working with children. She earned her associate’s degree in Child Development from Joliet Junior College.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Ms Jeguda

Ms Valerie, Lead Teacher Ms. Valerie is the Lead Teacher in the Rockin' Rhinos classroom. She has over twelve years of experience working with young children. She earned her Bachelors Degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Ms Valerie

Ms Jennifer, Lead Teacher Ms. Jennifer is the Lead Teacher in the Zippy Zebras classroom. She has 10 years of experience working with children. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Medication Administration Training

Ms Jennifer

Ms Sara, Lead Teacher Ms. Sara is the lead teacher in the Zippy Zebras classroom. She has over 6 years of experience working with young children. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's degree in English while minoring in Early Childhood Education.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Ms Sara

Ms Jasmine, Lead Teacher Ms. Jasmine is a Lead Teacher in the Brilliant Bears classroom. She has over 2 years of experience working with children. She earned her Child Development Associate's Degree from Rasmussen College.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Medication Administration Training, Severe Allergy Training

Ms Jasmine

Olga, Assistant Teacher Ms. Olgais a floating Teacher’s Assistant. She has over a year of experience working with children.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Olga

Ms Lisandra, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lisandra is the Teacher’s Assistant in the Little Lions classroom. She has 1 year of experience working with children. She earned her Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Tritan College. She is also a current Goddard parent.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Ms Lisandra

Ms Jamilyn, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jamilyn is the Teacher's Assistant in the Eager Elephants classroom. She has over 13 years of experience working with children. She earned her High School Diploma from Joliet Township High School.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Ms Jamilyn

Ms Brianna, Assistant Teacher Ms. Brianna is the Teacher’s Assistant in the Zippy Zebra classroom. She has 5 years of experience working with children. She earned her High School Diploma from Grayslake North High School.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Ms Brianna

Ms Nichole, Resource Ms. Nichole is our wonderful school chef! She provides healthy and tasty alternatives to our students' favorite meals. She has over 20 years experience in the food industry. She is also a former Goddard parent.

Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Severe Allergy Training

Ms Nichole

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