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 Kelsie, Assistant Director Kelsie Kennedy, 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

Ms Shavonne, Assistant Director Shavonne Delgado, Education Director, is a Bronx, New York Native who has lived in Georgia since 2019. She moved to Philadelphia after graduating from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s degree. She later attended The University of Pennsylvania to begin work on her master’s degree in Education with a focus on Policy and Advocacy. Shavonne has been working with children since 2012. She was a Teach for America teacher, a Teacher’s aide, Kindergarten Teacher, Preschool Teacher, and a Program Director. Shavonne focuses her energy on creating equal and equitable education for all children and is passionate about making generational changes in her community.

Ms Shavonne

Ms Tia, Assistant Director Ms. Tia Hardy, our Curriculum Director, is originally from Monterey,CA, and she has been living in the Metro Atlanta area for 20 years. She attended Clarksburg University and received her Bachelor's in Elementary Education in 2005. She has been in the childcare management for 7 years, yet has experience with all age groups. Tia is committed to helping teachers provide a high quality, educational environment for young children. She also has a passion for creating meaningful experiences for young children.

Ms Tia

Ms Shira, Lead Teacher Ms. Shira is from Lexington, Kentucky, and has been working with young learners for more than 10 years. Her favorite children’s book is "Pete the Cat". Ms. Shira loves being a part of a child's major milestones and knowing she was involved in helping them love learning. Ms. Shira enjoys being a mother herself, and she also loves shopping.

Ms Shira

Ms 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.

Ms Katinka

Ms Bridgett, Lead Teacher Ms. Bridgett is a Chicago native, and has been working with young learners since 1990. Her favorite children’s book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Ms. Bridgett loves sharing her knowledge and also learning from her students. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry.

Ms  Bridgett

Ms 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.

Ms Safia

Ms Deandra, Lead Teacher Ms. Deandra is from Baton Rouge, LA, and has been working with children for more than 20 years. Her favorite children’s book is "I'll Love You Forever". Ms. Deandra has her Child Development Associate Degree and is finishing her degree in Early Childhood Education. Everyday she looks forward to seeing the children's excitement when she walks into the classroom. She also enjoys capitalizing on teachable moments and loves how eager her students are to learn. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing.

Ms Deandra

Ms Brooke, Lead Teacher Ms. Brooke is a New York native and is a graduate of Howard University. She has been working with young learners for more than 6 years. Her favorite children’s author is Shel Silverstein. Ms. Brooke loves helping children reach their highest potential and teaching them important life lessons. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting and reading.

Ms Brooke

Ms Danielle, Lead Teacher Ms. Danielle is from Greenville, SC, loves creating, drawing, and music. Her favorite children’s book is "Corduroy". Ms. Danielle loves seeing the growth in her students and sharing memories with them. Her favorite saying is "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn".

Ms Danielle

Ms 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.

Ms Shanterrie

Ms 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.

Ms Natalie

Ms 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.

Ms Lamoy

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

Ms Georgetta, Assistant Teacher Georgetta is a New Jersey native and has been working with young learners since 2013. Her favorite children's book is "The Rainbow Fish". Georgetta has a passion for encouraging and helping young children reach their potential.

Ms Georgetta

Ms Lachiz, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lachiz is an Atlanta native, and has been working with children since 2013. Her favorite children’s author is Dr. Seuss. Ms. Lachiz loves being able to form relationships with each child and having the opportunity to make an impact on their education. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, coloring, and decorating.

Ms Lachiz

Ms Jade, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jade a native of Mobile, Alabama, and she is in current pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree. Her favorite children’s book is "Junie B. Jones". Ms. Jade enjoys inspiring each one of her students and loves how they can always brighten her day. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging.

Ms Jade

Ms 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.

Ms Marticia

Ms 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.

Ms Ariah

Ms Lorriel , Assistant Teacher Ms. Lorriel is an Atlanta native, and has been working with young learners since 2015. Her favorite children’s book is The Cat in the Hat by: Dr. Suess. Ms. Lorriel loves being able to bring out her students strengths. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son.

Ms Lorriel

Ms 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.

Ms Callie

Ms 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.

Ms Charlotte

Ms Katie, Resource Ms. Katie is a Roswell native and has been working with young learners since 2015. Ms. Katie loves learning from her children and watching them learn to work together. In her spare time, she enjoys theatre, running, and reading.

Ms Katie

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