Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Alisa, Owner Alisa Khaitan, Onsite Owner.
Ms. Alisa earned a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University where she double majored in Psychology and Economics. She earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Montclair State University. She is proud to be a part of The Goddard School and is committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in this neighborhood. Ms. Alisa is excited to operate a business that plays an important role in the community by offering an exceptional service for busy parents and is centered on her most important priority-family.

Ms Alisa

Ms Mary, Director Hello! My name is Mary Favocci. I am very excited to join your Goddard School Family! As a mother of three school aged children, each with their own unique learning styles, I know and value the importance of safety, communication, team work, and consistency in order for success to be achieved. I need you to know I will do my very best in any way possible to be there for both you and your child(ren) through their adventures in learning at the Goddard School of Toms River. My door is always open to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. I hold various credentials and have a vast range of life experiences. I am a high honors graduate of Georgian Court University, a certified and licensed State of NJ teacher, as well as CPR, Serve Safe, and First Aid trained and certified. I have been a Director of an Adult Day Medical Center, a Marketer, an Activities Director, a Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a tutor (Wilson Reading Program trained), a wife, a daughter, a friend, a sister, a student, a leader, etc. I mainly pride myself on my dedication of helping others find and often achieve their highest level of potential. To accomplish this, I begin with using praise and discovering new ways to make learning fun! Positive praise can truly go a long way! I always try to catch children when they are doing good to praise them at what they are best at and guide them when they need direction or face a challenge. To be a guide on the side and allow them to be a sage on the stage! In life, I believe we learn best through experiences but only retained knowledge comes from laughter, fun learning experiences, consistency and repetition of teaching, determination, and achieving personal goals. I am extremely excited to work beside you and help in the process of guiding your child(ren) during their experience at Goddard School. I am honored to be a part of the team that will see that your child(ren) receive the highest quality of preschool experience and to assist them in discovering their full potential.

Ms Mary

Ms Kathleen, Lead Teacher Ms. Katie is the caring and loving lead teacher in our Playful Pixies/Infant classroom. She has her Associates in Social Science with a focus in child development and has been working in early childhood education for 18 years. She has been a part of the Toms River II Goddard family since 2006. Ms. Katie has a fabulous reputation in the Infant room and has earned the respect and adoration of all of our new parents. Her ability to care for, nurture, guide and teach our infants is unsurpassed. Ms. Katie is CPR/First Aid Certified.

Ms Kathleen

Ms Edna, Lead Teacher Ms. Edna is the enthusiastic and loving lead teacher in our Fabulous Frogs/Toddler classroom. She has a fabulous reputation in our toddler room and has earned the respect and adoration of all of our parents. Her ability to care for, nurture, guide and teach our toddlers is unsurpassed She has been a part of the Toms River II Goddard family since 2015. Ms. Edna is a CDA candidate, and is eager to share her love of learning with her students. Ms. Edna is CPR/First Aid Certified.

Ms Edna

Ms Kaitlyn, Lead Teacher Ms. Katie is a bundle of energy and the enthusiastic lead teacher of our Rockin’ Rainbows/Get Set classroom. She is always searching for new, different and fun ways in which to engage her students. She is also a "potty training guru!" Ms. Katie has been a part of the Toms River II Goddard family since 2006. She is well loved by her students and parents alike! Ms. Katie is a CDA candidate, and eager to share her love of learning with her students. Ms. Katie is CPR/First Aid Certified.

Ms Kaitlyn

Ms Nancy, Lead Teacher Ms. Nancy is the imaginative and creative teacher in our Delightful Dragons/Pre-K classroom. She is a very experienced Early Childhood Educator. She has been working toward her degree in Education at Kean University. She is well versed in the curriculum and is a highly recommended professional. She has been a part of the Toms River II Goddard family since 2015. Ms. Nancy is a CDA candidate and is passionate about educating our young students. Ms. Nancy is CPR/ First Aid Certified.

Ms Nancy

Ms Maura, Lead Teacher Ms. Maura is the enthusiastic lead teacher in our Colorful Castle/Pre-K classroom. She has earned her Bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg. Ms. Maura many years of experience in Early Childhood Education and has been a part of the Toms River II Goddard family since 2013. Ms. Maura mild demeanor, love of children and attention to detail insure that the needs of these young learners are given top priority. Ms Maura is CPR/First Aid Certified.

Ms Maura

Ms Anne, Assistant Teacher Ms. Anne is one of our loving and caring teacher assistants. She has earned her Associates degree from Ocean County College and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree from Kean University. Ms. Anne has been a member of the Toms River II family since 2015. Ms.Anne is CPR/First Aid Certified.

Ms Anne

Ms Mary , Assistant Teacher Ms. Mary is one of our caring and thoughtful teacher assistants. She has several master degrees in education and loves to share her knowledge about education. She has a true love for teaching and with her experience she is a great asset to our school. She has been a part of our Goddard family since 2015.

Ms Mary

Ms Jasmine, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jasmine
Ms. Jasmine is the assistant teacher in the Extraordinary Elves room (first step room). She speaks English and ASL. She is a mother of a 3 year old toddler. Ms. Jasmine finds great joy to be able to be a part of children’s lives. To have an opportunity to help mold children into wonderful people is incredible. She has 7 siblings so she has been around kids for as long as she can recall. She began watching children when she was 14. In the last 5 years she became certified in Abuse and neglect, and she is also certified in First Aid and CPR. She has taught adults with mental and physical illness for 3 years. When someone you are teaching finally is able to put the pieces together it is so exciting to witness.

Ms Jasmine

Ms Rosa, Assistant Teacher Ms. Rosa is one of our treasured teacher assistants. She loves being a part of a child’s life by educating and guiding them into the person they wish to be. Ms. Rosa finds it very rewarding watching her students grow academically, as well as, socially. She is proud to be a member of our Goddard family. Ms. Rosa is First Aid and CPR certified.

Ms Rosa

Ms Frankie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Frankie is one of our caring and loving teacher assistants in our Playful Pixies classroom. She has a passion for teaching and it shows as she interacts with her students. She love to observe her students explore the world around them. She is proud to be a member of our Goddard family. Ms. Frankie is CPR and First Aid Certified.

Ms Frankie

Ms Jaclanne, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jackie is mommy of four wonderful children, ages 5-12. Ms. Jackie is a Junior K teacher in our Wonderful Wizards classroom. She brings to our Goddard family a love of children and an enthusiasm for teaching that is always evident in her classroom. Ms. Jackie is very involved in her church, teaching Sunday school and vacation Bible school. Ms. Jackie loves music, singing and reading. One of her favorite books is Harry Potter. Ms. Jackie has been a member of our family since September 2017.

Ms Jaclanne

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