Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Erika & Talbert , Owners Erika came to Atlanta from Cincinnati, OH, to pursue an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech. After graduating, she was employed by a Fortune 100 company for 10+ years in various roles of increasing responsibility and leadership. Erika also has three US patents credited to her name. Later, she earned an MBA from Emory University.

Talbert is from Buffalo, NY and is the youngest of three boys. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Morgan State University and 24 years of experience leading and managing in Fortune 100 companies. Talbert is also a graduate of GE's technical leadership program.


Erika and Talbert opened their first Goddard School in 2008 where they have graduated both of their own children. Their goal for the school is to create a lifelong love of learning because they truly feel that this is the foundation for academic success. Erika and Talbert also hope that their families make a few friends along the way!


Erika & Talbert

Ms Catina, Director Catina Smith, our Executive Director, offers a wealth of knowledge and leadership to our faculty, children and families. She has been serving families in licensed preschools since 1996. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and a Master’s degree in Performance Improvement and Training. We look forward to her guidance as we continue to deliver the best possible preschool experience to our families.

Catina has 2 sons which have inspired her passion for Early Childhood Education. She enjoys touching an entire family through the education of a young child. Her daily mantra is "to aspire to inspire".

Ms Catina

Ms Arlene, Assistant Director Arlene was born in Philadelphia, PA and is the oldest of four. She was raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Miami, FL, in 2011 where she obtained a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in special education, ESOL, and as a Kindergarten teacher for the last Ten years. She enjoys being a part of a child’s development and providing them with the correct tools. She also loves that she gets to spend her day surrounded by laughs, giggles, and children at play.

Ms Arlene

Ms Ashley, Assistant Director Ashley is originally from Chicago, IL, and has been living in Suwanee, GA since she was 15 years. She attended the Art Institute of Atlanta where she studied Business. Ashley has worked in the childcare industry for 14 years. Within the industry, she has experience as a kindergarten teacher, Curriculum Director, and Office Manager, and Director of Administration. Ashley is committed to providing a quality, educational environment for young children.

Ms Ashley

Ms Kelsie, Assistant Director Kelsie, Director of Community Development, is from Vidalia, GA, and moved to Atlanta after the completion of her college degree. She attended Georgia Southern University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Public Relations. She also has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Kelsie has experience in marketing, event planning, and social media management. She has always had a passion for working with children and enjoys their honesty and loves the opportunity to have a positive impact on their lives. Kelsie looks forward to building meaningful relationships in our community.

Ms Kelsie

Katinka, Lead Teacher Ms. Katinka is a Georgia native, and has her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with young learners since 1999. Her favorite children’s book is Silly Sally. Ms. Katinka loves helping her students achieve their milestones. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Katinka

Ms Sarah, Lead Teacher Ms. Sarah is a native of Pfafftown, NC and has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Concentration Birth-Kindergarten Education. She has been working with young learners since 2012 and she loves to be there when they experience that "aha!" moment. Ms. Sarah also enjoys learning the world through her children's eyes. Her favorite children's book is "The Little Engine that Could". In her spare time, Ms. Sarah enjoys traveling.

Ms Sarah

Safia, Lead Teacher Ms. Safia is originally from India where she obtained her Bachelors degree. She has been working with young learners since 2018. Ms. Safia loves coming up with new ideas each day to teach her students. In her spare time, she enjoys reading.

Ambreen, Lead Teacher Ms. Ambreen is originally from Karachi, Pakistan, and has a Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Therapy. She has been working with young learners since 2011. Her favorite children’s book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Ms. Ambreen believes that all children are full of life. In her spare time, she enjoys music, art, decorating, and reading.

Ambreen

Asha, Lead Teacher Ms. Asha is originally from Somalia, and has been living in Atlanta for 13 years. She graduated from Georgia State University with an Associates in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with young learners since 2014. Her favorite children’s book is Pete The Cat. Ms. Asha loves seeing the world through children's eyes. In her spare time, she enjoys soccer and biking.

Asha

Shanterrie, Lead Teacher Ms. Shanterrie is an Atlanta native and attended Alabama State University where she obtained a BA in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with young learners since 2017. Her favorite children’s author is Eric Carle. Ms. Shanterrie loves seeing the "light bulb" go off when her students understand a lesson. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, shopping, and going to the movies.

Shanterrie

Lamoy, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lamoy is originally from St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Island-Jamaica. She is a Certified Nursing Aide, and has been working with young learners since 2014. Her favorite children’s author is Dr. Seuss. In her spare time, she loves art and music.

Lamoy

Natalie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Natalie is an Atlanta native. She began her Early Childhood career in 2017. Her favorite children’s author is James Dean. Ms. Natalie loves teaching children new things. In her spare time, she loves cooking and crafting.

Natalie

Ms Tiantay, Assistant Teacher Ms. Tiantay is an Atlanta native, and has been working with young learners since 2012. Her favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree. Ms. Tiantay loves watching children learn and grow. In her spare time, she enjoys Spending time with her son, movies, and shopping.

Ms Tiantay

Marticia, Assistant Teacher Ms. Marticia is an Atlanta native and has her Child Development Associates. She has been working with children since 2007. Her favorite children’s author is Dr. Seuss. Ms. Marticia loves the excitement in a child’s eyes when they achieve something. Her hobbies are drawing and painting.

Marticia

Ariah, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ariah is an Atlanta native and has been working with young learners since 2014. Her favorite children’s book is Junie B Jones. Ms. Ariah loves watching children learn and grow. In her spare time, she enjoys cosmetology.

Ariah

Callie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Callie is a Georgia native, and currently pursuing a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education at University of North Georgia. She's also pursuing a Child Development Associates. Her favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree. Ms. Callie loves being a part of a child's "Ah-ha" moment. In her spare time she enjoys painting and Kayaking.

Callie

Shalu, Assistant Teacher Ms. Shalu is originally from Delhi, India where she received a degree in business. Ms. Shalu has been working with young learners since 2016. Her favorite children’s book is Snow White. In her spare time, she enjoys Traveling.

Charlotte, Resource Ms. Charlotte is originally from Chicago, IL and has been working with young learners since 2015. Her favorite children’s book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Ms. Charlotte loves seeing the creativity in each child. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and music.

Charlotte

Satin, Resource Ms. Satin is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and has been working with young learners since 2005. Her favorite children’s Books are Cat In The Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. Ms. Satin loves teaching children new things. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking.

Satin

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