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 NAEYC Accredited 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. We are also committed to providing an eco-friendly environment for our students and are proud to be offering an organic food program. 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 Crystal , Lead Teacher Ms. Crystal
Sleeping Starfish/ Lead Infant Teacher
Degree / Education: Majored in Child Development with an emphasis on parent-infant specialist.
College / University: Northern Illinois University
Experience: Working with children since 1999
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I believe in their philosophy and it is an amazing place to provide a foundation for children.

Ms Crystal

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 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

Ms Taylor, Lead Teacher Ms. Taylor
Lead Teacher / Singing Seahorses
Degree / Education: Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology with a minor in Family Studies.
College / University: Northern Illinois University
Experience: Working with children since 2014
Teaching Philosophy: I feel the best way is to teach kids is through hands-on activities & lessons, so they can learn with their hands & senses instead of just showing them.

Ms Taylor

Ms Alondra, Lead Teacher Ms. Alondra
Clever Clownfish / Toddler Lead Teacher
Degree / Education: Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human
Development & Family Sciences
College / University: Northern Illinois University
Experience: Working with children since 2018
Teaching Philosophy: Strive to create a stimulating educational environment where children feel safe expression their unique qualities.

Ms Alondra

Ms Brittany , Lead Teacher Ms. Brittany S
Dancing Dolphins / Lead 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 Zoar, Lead Teacher Ms. Sara
Clever Clownfish / Toddler Teacher
Degree / Education: Bachelors of the Arts Degree in Music with a minor in Early Childhood Education
College / University: National Louis University
Experience: Working with children since 2011
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I love working with children because I get to facilitate children and parents to develop and improve their welfare, health, safety, education, physical capability, social adaptation, familial unity, spirituality, and intellectual awareness.

Ms Zoar

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 Kristine , Lead Teacher Ms. Kristine
Artful Octopus / Pre-Kindergarten 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 / Pre-Kindergarten 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 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 Alyssa, Assistant Teacher Ms. Alyssa
Singing Seahorses / Assistant Teacher
Degree / Education: Pursing a degree.
Experience: Working with children since 2017

Ms Alyssa

Ms Isabella, Assistant Teacher Ms. Isabella
Assistant Teacher / Swimming Seals
Degree / Education: Pursuing a degree
Experience: Working with children since 2018
Teaching Philosophy: There is no such thing as a bad question. Every situation is a teaching opportunity.

Ms Isabella

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 Jenny, Resource Ms. Jenny
Classroom: Assistant Teacher
Degree / Education: Pursuing Education Degree
College / University: Waubonsee Community College
Experience: Working with children since 2015
I am excited to work at The Goddard School because: I get to start my career. After attaining this new job, I can more clearly see a future of success doing what I love at Goddard.

Ms Jenny

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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