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Hillsborough accreditation & accolades

In our quest to reach the highest professional standards, we’re proud to share our achievements and affiliations.

 

 
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ACCREDITATION: Secured Education Consultants (SEC)
 
Secured Education Consultants is a company owned and operated by former US Secret Service Agents designed to help us take our safety and security to the highest level possible. SEC is a group of highly-skilled security and protection experts. The SEC team specializes in analyzing facilities, developing Emergency Preparedness Plans, and preparing faculty and staff to appropriately confront emergencies of all kinds.
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AFFILIATION: CHILD CARE AWARE® OF AMERICA
Provider Id. #543627

Child Care Aware® of America is the nation's most respected hub of child care information for parents and child care providers. It helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. If you currently serve in the United States military, you may be eligible for Child Care Aware®of America’s Fee Assistance and Respite Child Care Programs, which help military families pay for child care costs.

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P21 EXEMPLAR - PARTNERSHIP FOR 21ST CENTURY SKILLS: A NETWORK OF BATTELLE FOR KIDS
The mission of P21: A network of Battle for Kids (BFK) is to serve as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness at the center of American K-12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders. P21, now a network of BFK, will continue to support a vision for learning to ensure 21st century readiness for every student. The Goddard School located in Hillsborough strives to follow in their footsteps by providing the best possible learning environment, educational framework and professional development opportunities.
ACCREDITATION: NAEYC Accredited
ACCREDITATION: NAEYC Accredited
Valid Until: 4/1/2021
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits early childhood programs according to health, safety and education standards. The standards are intended to provide a reliable and accountable accreditation system to encourage the field of early childhood education to strive for a new level of excellence.
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AWARD: NATIONAL GODDARD SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR
2016: Christina Mruskovic
Each year, during National Teacher Appreciation Week, Goddard Systems, Inc. recognizes 4 outstanding Goddard School teachers, out of 8,000, for their excellence in early childhood education. Click here to learn more.
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AWARD: Courier News' Best of Somerset County Readers' Choice - Preschool / Childcare
2015, 2017
This award recognizes the best in Somerset County -- as voted by the readers of Courier News.
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AWARD: Circle of Excellence For Education
2018-2019 & 2019-2020

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award for Education acknowledges Schools that provide the highest-quality and most consistent educational programs in every classroom. To be considered for the award, each School must earn one of the top two ratings of its state’s licensing program, become accredited by at least one of the four primary accreditors or achieve P21 (Partnership for 21st Century Learning) Exemplar status.  Schools that earn this award represent some of the top education programs in our system.

   
AWARD: Leadership Award
2017
The Leadership Award recognizes the top franchisee or franchisees based on their leadership and their mentoring of fellow franchisees. These franchisees demonstrate an unwavering belief in the Goddard system. Additional criteria include the adaptation of new programs and services, participation in national and market events, engagement in the community, school accreditations, participation in GSI meetings and being a brand ambassador.
AWARD: Circle of Excellence
2003 - 2014, 2016,2017
Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that score in the highest range in all of these categories.
   
AWARD: DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
2001, 2009
The Director of the Year Award is an owner-nominated award. To be eligible, the School must have received excellent Quality Assurance reviews, have great staff retention and the director and faculty must participate in ongoing Goddard Systems University professional development training. In addition, the director must have at least two years’ experience and be available to other directors for mentoring.
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AWARD: Philip Schumacher Scholarship
2009
The Philip Schumacher Scholarship was named for the retired President and CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI). This $10,000 scholarship is presented annually to a franchisee who exemplifies managing an outstanding business, commitment to maintaining and improving The Goddard School brand as well as being valued by their community and respected by fellow franchisees for his/her commitment to quality.
AWARD: Quality Assurance Award
2000
Goddard’s Quality Assurance Award is presented to the School with the highest average QA score.
AWARD: Health & Safety Award
2000
Goddard’s Health & Safety Award is presented to the School with the highest average Health & Safety score.
AFFILIATION: Assessment Tools
 
Assessment tools assist teachers in making informed and individualized instructional decisions. Stress-free and developmentally appropriate for young learners, assessment tools determine each student’s level of comfort with early literacy and mathematics concepts. These tools have been vetted by education experts and are used by schools, districts and state agencies nationwide.

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