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

Elim, Director Mrs. Elim Tekie is originally from Eritrea, East Africa. She moved to Atlanta with her family at the age of four. She attended Georgia Southern University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After having the opportunity to work in the preschool environment as a teacher, she enrolled in additional Early Childhood Education courses at Columbus State Community College. She has worked in the Early Childhood Education field since 2005 and loves every minute of it. She feels that her true calling in life is educating little minds to become responsible adults.

Elim

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 Pre-K teacher for the last four years. She enjoys being a part of a child’s development and providing them with the correct tools. She also loves that she gets 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 16 years old. 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. Ashley is committed to providing a quality, educational environment for young children.

Ms Ashley

Ms Jasmine, Lead Teacher Jasmine is a native of Oakland, CA, and has a Child Development Associate's Degree along with 15 units in Early Childhood Development. She has been working with young learners since 2008, and Jasmine's favorite children's book is "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. She loves creating fun activities that make her children smile! In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys baking and coloring. Ms. Jasmine loves coming up with new projects that can be fun while also teaching the children new things in the process!

Ms Jasmine

Ms Alicia, Lead Teacher Alicia is originally from Wilmington, NC, and has a Bachelors in Psychology and Early Childhood Credentials. After eight years of working with children, her favorite thing about them is being able to learn from them as well as the feeling of being valuable in their learning experience. Alicia's favorite children's book is "My Lucky Day." Ms. Alicia loves to sing songs that make her children smile!

Ms Alicia

Karen, Lead Teacher Ms. Karen is a native of Camden, AR and has a Bachelors in Sociology. She has been working with young learners since 2012. Ms. Karen's favorite children's book is "The Little Engine That Could" by Watty Piper. She loves watching children get excited about learning. In her spare time, She enjoys running, reading, and dancing.

Karen

Arizona , Lead Teacher Ms. Arizona is from Sylvania, Georgia, and she has been working with children since 1992. She has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Arizona's favorite children's book is "Goodnight Moon", and she enjoys shopping in her spare time. She loves to see children grow up to be successful! The evidence of learning shines in Ms. Arizona's classroom.

Arizona

Ms Jireh, Lead Teacher Ms. Jireh is an Atlanta native and has a Technical Certificate of Credit in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time, Ms. Jireh likes to shop and travel. Her favorite children's book is "Pete the Cat". Ms. Jireh has been working with young learners since 2014, and she loves to see them learn through play. She also loves ensuring that her children develop into life-long learners. Ms. Jireh's classroom is full of smiles and curious minds who love to learn!

Ms Jireh

Lydia, Lead Teacher Ms. Lydia is a native of Palm Harbor, FL and has a Paraprofessional Certificate along with 90 credit units in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with young learners since 2014. Ms. Lydia's favorite children's book is "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown. She loves watching children learn and grow and being a positive impact in their lives. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, Museums, and outdoor activities.

Lydia

Ms Brionna, Lead Teacher Brionna is an Atlanta native and has been working with children since 2011. She also has an Associate's in Child Development. She loves to teach because children's brains are like sponges and it is important to her to fill them with knowledge, courage, and love. She loves the opportunity to be able to inspire and guide young learners. Her favorite children's book is "The Rainbow Fish". In her spare time, Brionna enjoys shopping. Ms. Brionna has a love of learning that you will see translate into the classroom, often through creative art!

Ms Brionna

Yolanda, Lead Teacher Ms. Yolanda is an Atlanta native and attended Atlanta Metro College. She has been working with children since 1998, and her favorite children’s author is Dr. Seuss. Ms. Yolanda loves the excitement in a child’s eyes when they achieve something. She also really enjoys being a part of a child’s learning environment!

Yolanda

Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Jessica is from Dothan, Alabama, and has been working with children since 2015. She loves seeing them understand and grasp a concept for the first time. She also enjoys watching them grow and learn. Jessica's favorite children's book is "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly". In her spare time, Ms. Jessica likes baking, board games, and cats.

Ms Jessica

Tamara, Lead Teacher Ms. Tamara is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and has a Child Development Associates. She's been working with young learners since 2015. Ms. Tamara loves being able to help children reach their highest potential. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and climbing Stone Mountain.

Tamara

Erin, Lead Teacher Ms. Erin is a native of Atlanta, GA and has a Child Development Associates. She has been working with young learners since 2007. Her favorite children's book is "A Person Is A Person, No Matter How Small" by Dr. Seuss. She loves the feeling of accomplishment watching her students grow in Knowledge, confidence, and skill. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family.

Erin

Ajahnae, Lead Teacher Ms. AJ is a native of Philadelphia and has a Bachelor's in Child Development/Family Relations. She has been working with young learners since 2013. Her favorite children's book is "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" by Laura Numeroff. She loves watching her students progress throughout the year. In her spare time, she enjoys Reading and gardening.

Ajahnae

Ms Brittany , Lead Teacher Brittany is an Atlanta native and has a Bachelor's in Educational/Developmental Psychology. She also has an Associate's in Early Childhood Education and has been working with young learners since 2010. She enjoys watching children learn, grow and seeing them achieve the "impossible." Brittany also loves watching children master new tasks. Her favorite children's book is "Where the Wild Things Are", and she enjoys cooking. Brittany is excited to greet your child each day!

Ms Brittany

Ms Ciera, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ciera is from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and she has been working with children since 2006. Her favorite children's book is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", and Ms. Ciera loves being a terrific leader for all of her young learners. Her favorite saying is "Teamwork makes the dream work". Your child's face is sure to light up with joy when they walk into Ms. Ciera's classroom!

Ms Ciera

Ms Sarah, Assistant 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

Ms Casey, Assistant Teacher Casey is from Smyrna, GA, and has been working with young learners since 2012. Ms. Casey attended Kennesaw State University. She loves to see her children grow and learn. She also enjoys their unconditional love and energy. Casey's favorite children's book is "Where the Wild Things Are". In her spare time, she enjoys theatre, dance, music, and soccer. Ms. Casey loves to get her classroom excited about learning!

Ms Casey

Ms Huzan, Assistant Teacher Huzan is originally from Kurdistan and is the youngest of five girls. She has enjoyed the early childhood education field since 2015. Huzan loves the relationship she forms with each individual child as she gets to know them and watches them grow and develop. She also enjoys witnessing how the young learners start to communicate. In her spare time, Huzan likes to shop, travel, and read. She is sure to offer a kind smile each day!

Ms Huzan

Ms Pooja, Assistant Teacher Pooja is from Atlanta, Georgia and has over 3 years of experience with children. Her favorite things about them is being able to share knowledge and comfort while showing them how you can make learning fun. Pooja's favorite kid's book is "Where the Wild Things Are". Ms. Pooja loves circle time and being able to interact with all of her young learners one on one! You can see evidence of learning all throughout her classroom!

Ms Pooja

Ms Kimberly, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kimberly is originally from Manassas, Virginia, and she loves to read and give back to her community! She has an Early Childhood Education Diploma, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Human Relation Counseling. Ms Kimberly is now in pursuit of her Master's Degree. Her favorite children's book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Ms. Kimberly loves to see children grow and learn new things. Ms. Kimberly's classroom is full of little explorers!

Ms Kimberly

Ms Jordan, Resource Jordan is a New Orleans native and has a BA from Wofford College.She is actively pursuing a Master's in Art of Teaching from Mercer University. Jordan has always had a passion for working with children, and she loves interacting with them and making them feel loved. Working with children makes Jordan feel like she is fulfilling her purpose and making a difference. Ms. Jordan is full of smiles and encouraging words!

Ms Jordan

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