Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mrs Dona, Owner Hello, my name is Dona Lawler and my husband, Tim, and I are the proud owners of The Goddard Schools® located in Naperville. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Illinois and previously worked as an accountant. Tim has a Bachelor’s degree from Yale and a law degree from the University of Illinois. He has practiced business law for many years.

During our free time, we enjoy spending time with our three grown daughters, golf and fitness activities. We have experienced so much in parenting and enjoy making a difference in the lives of young children. Our mission here is to offer the absolute best in high quality childcare and education. Being on-site owners, we welcome your comments and concerns. Thank you for the opportunity to share in your child’s growth and early childhood development.

Mrs Dona

Miss Laura, Director Laura Carter is the Director of our school. She has been working in child development schools since 1996. Laura earned a degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked as a Director, Assistant Director, Preschool Supervisor and Team Leader. Laura was nominated as Teacher of the Year by PSO-ICCA in 2004. As an administrator, Laura's focus is keeping teachers and children fresh and motivated.

Miss Laura

Ms Hannah , Lead Teacher Ms. Hannah
Sleeping Starfish / Lead Teacher
Degree / Education: Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Studies
College / University: University at Illinois
Experience: Working with children since 2012
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I love to help children learn and grow starting at a young age.

Ms Hannah

Ms Meiosha, Lead Teacher Ms. Meiosha
Sleeping Starfish / Infant Teacher
Degree / Education: Child Development Associate Credential
Experience: Working with children since 2007
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I have so much experience and I love working with children of all ages!

Ms Meiosha

Ms Priyanka, Lead Teacher Mrs. Priyanka
Sleeping Starfish / Infant Teacher
Degree / Education: Bachelors Degree from India and Associates Degree in Science, with additional classes in Early Childhood Education
College / University: Waubonsee Community College
Experience: Working with children since 2005
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I would love to work at a place where I can spend my whole energy in a positive environment like Goddard!

Ms Priyanka

Ms Brittany, Lead Teacher Ms. Brittany J
Clever Clownfish /Lead Teacher
Degree / Education: Pursuing Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education
College / University: University of Texas El Paso
Experience: Working with children since 2007
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I had such a wonderful experience at the Goddard in Pennsylvania that I know I will have an even better experience at the Naperville Goddard.

Ms Brittany

Mrs Shireen , Lead Teacher Ms. Shireen
Dancing Dolphins / Lead Teacher
Degree / Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and
Adolescent Development
College / University: California State University
Experience: Working with children since 2009
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I love to teach. Children are like light-bulbs, the more you teach them the more they glow brighter and brighter.

Mrs Shireen

Ms Amanda, Lead Teacher Ms. Amanda
Laughing Lobsters / Preschool Teacher
Degree / Education: Pursuing Music degree, with early childhood classes and experience in the classrooms.
College / University: Joliet Junior College
Experience: Working with children since 2009
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I am passionate about working with children.

Ms Amanda

Ms Bethany, Lead Teacher Ms. Bethany
Laughing Lobsters / Preschool Teacher
Degree / Education: Associates Degree in Early Childhood.
College / University: Waubonsee Community College
Experience: Working with children since 2007
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: It’s a new adventure.

Ms Bethany

Ms Martha , Lead Teacher Ms. Martha
Swimming Seals / Preschool Teacher
Degree / Education: Associates Degree in Early Childhood. Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
College / University: Morton College, National Louis University
Experience: Working with children since 2013
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I also share the same belief in hands-on experiences, learning creatively, and learning through play. I have a passion for teacher and learning from my students.

Ms Martha

Ms Kristine , Lead Teacher Ms. Kristine
Artful Octopus / Preschool Teacher
Degree / Education: Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology
College / University: Aurora University
Experience: Working with children since 2008
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I love kids and knowing I am making a difference by helping them grow as an individual in a positive way.

Ms Kristine

Ms Heather, Lead Teacher Ms. Heather C.
Traveling Turtles / Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Degree / Education: Studied Early Childhood Education
College / University: Roosevelt University
Experience: Working with children since 2008
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I love children and teaching and this is the perfect place for that!

Ms Heather

Ms Heather, Lead Teacher Ms. Heather V.
Traveling Turtles / Lead Teacher
Degree / Education: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
College / University: Joliet Junior College
Experience: Working with children since 2012
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I will be a part of a school that makes their students a priority. .

Ms Heather

Ms Steffi, Lead Teacher Ms. Steffi
Artful Octopus /Lead Teacher
Degree / Education: Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Psychology
College / University: Chicago State University
Experience: Working with children since 2011

Ms Steffi

Ms Cindy, Lead Teacher Ms. Cindy
Dancing Dolphins /Lead Teacher
Degree / Education: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
College / University: Elgin Community College
Experience: Working with children since 1976
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: It makes me happy to see children learn something new.

Ms Cindy

Ms Brittany , Resource Ms. Brittany S
Dancing Dolphins / Assistant Teacher
Degree / Education: Pursuing a degree in Biology, with a minor in teaching
College / University: Joliet Junior College
Experience: Working with children since 2012
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I enjoy children and look forward to getting hands on teaching experience.

Ms Brittany

Ms Danielle, Resource Ms. Danielle
Assistant Teacher / School-Age Teacher
Degree / Education: Pursuing degree in Education
College / University: Holyoke Community College
Experience: Working with children since 2010
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I love being a part of a quality educational environment and watching students learn and thrive!

Ms Danielle

Mrs Esmeralda, Resource Ms. Esmeralda
Kitchen Manager
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I hope to be a great asset to the team and show my skills and be a team player.

Mrs Esmeralda

Ms Jasalyn, Resource Ms. Jasalyn
Sleeping Starfish / Assistant Teacher
Degree / Education: Pursuing a degree
Experience: Working with children since 2017
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I get to build a relationship with the students.

Ms Jasalyn

Ms Jennifer , Resource Ms. Jennifer
Laughing Lobsters / Assistant Teacher
Degree / Education: Pursing a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.
College / University: University of Illinois Springfield
Experience: Working with children since 2015

Ms Jennifer

Ms Morgan, Resource Ms. Morgan
Assistant Teacher
Degree / Education: High School
Experience: Working with children since 2017
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I am looking forward to making a healthy impact on children’s lives. I want to help children grow into the best they can be.

Ms Morgan

Ms Rachael, Resource Ms. Rachael
Assistant Teacher / School-Age Teacher
Degree / Education: Majored in Business Administration and obtained CDA in Child Development
College / University: Moraine Valley
Experience: Working with children since 2005
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I love children and enjoy being part of their lives as they learn new things.

Ms Rachael

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630-355-5665