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

Martin, Owner
My name is Martin Gjini and I am the on-site owner of The Goddard School® located at 502 S. Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL.

As a father of two children, I recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment, which is why I chose The Goddard School. I am proud to offer the opportunity for children to grow through exploration and hands-on learning.

As a dedicated high school teacher for over 15 years, I strongly believe that children learn best through play and for that reason I am thrilled to be able to provide a fun, play-based learning experience for the children in my community.

I would love to invite your family to tour my beautiful School in Carol Stream. I am excited to introduce you to the incredible faculty, including the Education Director, and look forward to talking with you about the School’s high-quality learning program.


Mrs Kristin, Director School: Northern Illinois University
Degree: B.A. in Family and Childhood Studies

Experience: Over 15 years of experience working with young children in different capacities

Testimonial: As both the mother of two little ones and an early childhood professional, I will use my education and experience to ensure that all children in our school are given the tools that they need to reach their highest potential. I look forward to mentoring our wonderful faculty to implement the Goddard philosophy in order to help your children develop their love for learning and graduate our program with the confidence and tools they need to conquer the world

Mrs Kristin

Ms Aline, Lead Teacher
School: College of DuPage

Degree: A.A. in Early Childhood Education

Experience: One year of teaching infants and toddlers.

Testimonial: I discovered passion for early childhood when I was in high school. I love watching them consistently reaching new milestones, growing, getting more curious and knowledgeable about their surrounding world.

Ms Aline

Deanna, Lead Teacher School: Concordia University of Chicago

Degree: B.A. in Early Childhood Education

Experience: Six years with other experience outside of teaching before that

I knew I loved children at an early age and knew I wanted to help children grow intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Children always make me smile and make my days better. I love all their different personalities and how they interact with their friends and teachers. When they give you a hug, it’s the best feeling in the world!


Ms Nina, Lead Teacher
Education: Eastern Illinois University
Major: BS. In Psychology

College of DuPage:
Major: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Experience : 14 years with infants to school age children, but my passion lies with preschoolers . Love to sing Slippery Fish, do yoga and jumping games with the kids.

Ms Nina

Megan, Lead Teacher School: College of DuPage

Degree: A.A. in Early Childhood Education

Experience: Six years working children of a variety of ages

Testimonial: I developed an interest in teaching children when I was in college. I enjoy helping the children learn but also learning from the children. I love getting to know the children and watching them grow and explore their surroundings.


Ms Mirela , Lead Teacher
Degree: A.A.in Early Childhood Education and Fine Arts

Experience: I have been teaching children for over fifteen years and I am proud to say that this job brings me the highest level of professional satisfaction and joy.

Testimonial: I realized that I wanted to be a teacher when I was a High School student, but I also dreamed to be an artist. The teaching profession allows me to succeed in the fields I am passionate about: I teach my children to express themselves through Fine Arts and crafts.

Ms Mirela

Lynn, Lead Teacher
School: Judson University

Degree: B.A. Elementary Childhood Education

Experience: Seven years.

Testimonial: Since eleven years old, I was passionate about little children and that’s why I decided to major in ECE in college. I love seeing the developmental milestones reached and seeing each child learn something new. So much is learned and discovered during the early childhood years. It is the foundation of their love for learning.


Stephanie, Lead Teacher School: Northern Illinois University

Degree: BS in Elementary Education

Experience: 8 years of teaching

Testimonial: I have had a passion for teaching children ever since I was a high school helper in an elementary school. I love watching children learn something new, be engaged in their learning, and explore new discoveries. It is amazing to be a part of their early childhood learning and to provide them with the tools and experiences they need for their future.


Leslynn, Lead Teacher
School: Eastern Illinois University

Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education

Experience: I have been teaching for over 30 years! I taught Kindergarten for 20 years both in public and private schools. I have also worked with preschool children ages 3-4 for 10 years.

Testimonial: I am a passionate educator and strive to create a warm. happy, and highly educated classroom environment.


Karrina, Assistant Teacher School: College of Dupage

Degree: Associates in Early Childhood Education In-Progress

Experience: I have 3 years of experience working with children in childcare.

Testimonial: In High School I realized I wanted to work with children because I love watching them learn new things and use it in their everyday life.


Brandi, Assistant Teacher
School: Fountain Fort Carson High School/K-12 Virtual Academy

Degree: High School Diploma

Experience: 8 years of babysitting/nannying and 5 months of volunteer work in an Elementary School

Testimonial: Ever since I was young, I have always had the passion to work with children. I love being able to help them learn new things and watch them grow into the person they are meant to be. I love being able to teach them new things, but also seeing their creative minds take over and see the inspiration come to life.


Jennifer, Assistant Teacher
School: Elmhurst College

Degree: BS in Special Education (in Progress)

Testimonial: I have been working with children for almost 5 years and I am proud to say that it is my passion. I am experienced with all age groups from infants to 12 years. Every day I look forward to making their day, keep them safe and teach them new things. Working with children motivates and inspires me because they truly look up to us.


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