Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mr Bryan, Owner Mr. Bryan was destined to be the owner of a preschool. His retail and customer service background combined with a passionate love for children made it a logical choice. Bryan has a proven track record of 20+ years successfully running small businesses. Add in his experience raising his own two daughters, and it is easy to see why Bryan's school was named "Rookie School of the Year" in its first year of business, as well as being in Goddard's Circle of Excellence each year since. Bryan resides in Upper Freehold with his family and a menagerie of animals including "Goddard" the family dog! Bryan is active in the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Upper Freehold Township Board of Education. Running The Goddard School located in Princeton is Bryan's full-time job and he is very proud of his School and its teachers.

Mr Bryan

Miss Danielle, Owner Miss Danielle graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Prior to owning the Old Bridge II Goddard School, Miss Danielle worked at the Princeton location for 10 years. Starting as a Lead Preschool Teacher, then filling the role as Assistant Director and then her most recent role as Director since 2012. She is looking forward to continuing her journey with The Goddard School and will strive to provide every child and family a positive educational experience in a warm nurturing environment.

Miss Danielle

Miss Tina, Director Tina is a graduate of John P. Stevens High School in Edison, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Montclair State University. Prior to joining the faculty at The Goddard School, Tina was employed as both a Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher at the John Kenney Childcare Center in Edison for eight years. She has also worked as a tutor for the Edison Board of Education, working with homeless children. In her role as Educational Director, Tina provides support to all teachers with their planning and development of classroom curriculum, programs and management. In addition, Tina assists with office and administrative duties and is available to parents throughout each day.

Miss Tina

Miss Stefanie, Assistant Director Stefanie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Art Education from Georgian Court University. After graduating, Stefanie returned to Georgian Court and earned a certificate in Special Education. She is a Certified Teacher in New Jersey with additional certifications in Elementary Education (Kindergarten - Fifth Grade), Teacher of Students with Disabilities and Teacher of Art (Kindergarten - Eighth Grade). Stefanie has worked with young children for several years. She began her professional career as a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher and then transitioned to teaching Kindergarten for three years. As Goddard's Art History Teacher, Stefanie will strive to create a safe and comfortable environment in which her students will feel confident and passionate about learning. As Assistant Director, Stefanie is available to students, faculty and parents on a daily basis. She assists the teachers and helps them to create classroom environments which will help every child succeed. Stefanie also assists Danielle and Tina in maintaining a fun, safe and inclusive environment for children, parents and faculty.

Miss Stefanie

Miss Asfa, Lead Teacher Ms. Asfa was born in Lahore, Pakistan, but has lived in America most of her life. She earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, and also has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Karachi College. Asfa enjoys teaching young children and helping them build a strong foundation for a stable future. She loves children and enjoys watching them grow physically, emotionally and cognitively. Asfa believes that childhood is a time of enormous opportunity; a time to grow, learn and have fun. As an early childhood professional, she wants to ensure a better world for those in her care.

Miss Asfa

Miss Allison, Lead Teacher Allison is a graduate of Old Bridge High School. She is currently pursuing the Child Development Associate's Degree - the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education. Allison is always patient, nurturing and loving to each child in her care. Allison teaches in a fun and entertaining way, and always tries new things to keep the children interested in the activities in her class. As a teacher, she always put the children and their safety first, above all else.

Miss Allison

Miss Angelica, Lead Teacher Ms. Angelica is a graduate of Manalapan High School and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Human Services from Bridgeport University. Her teaching philosophy is to keep children engaged in activities that are fun because that is the best way for them to learn.

Miss Angelica

Miss Sara, Lead Teacher Sara is a graduate of Old Bridge High School where she studied child development for two years. As part of the program, Sara regularly visited an Old Bridge elementary school, and taught a weekly lesson. She is currently pursuing the Child Development Associate's Degree - the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education. Prior to joining the Silly Seals, Sara was an Assistant Teacher in our Infant classroom. She loves to create games and plan activities that make learning fun!

Miss Sara

Miss Lisa, Lead Teacher Ms. Lisa finds it very rewarding to work with young children in a preschool setting. As a Teacher, she believes that it is her job to determine how each child learns best and to support their individual learning styles. Lisa also strives to provide a fun, positive, and caring learning environment, one that will engage students and provide the support to help them develop a love of learning. She is currently pursuing the Child Development Associate's Degree - the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education.

Miss Lisa

Miss Kim, Lead Teacher Ms. Kim is a graduate of Old Bridge High School and has completed two years of study at Broward County Community College in Florida and has earned her Child Development Associate's (CDA) degree. While in Florida, Kim was an Assistant Teacher at an early childhood learning center. She loves working with young children. As a teacher, Ms. Kim believes that every child is special in their own way. She is always positive and patient because she knows that her demeanor greatly influences the children in her care.

Miss Kim

Miss Vanessa, Lead Teacher Ms. Vanessa has worked at our school for 12 years. She has been a teacher in our Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes. Prior to joining The Goddard School, Vanessa worked with young children as a Teacher's Aid at the East Brunswick Jewish Center. Vanessa grew up in bi-lingual household and is fluent in Spanish. She loves working with young children and helping them grow socially and academically. Her teaching philosophy is to always treat children with kindness and encourage them to participate in early learning activities.

Miss Vanessa

Miss Casey, Lead Teacher Miss Casey is the Lead Teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten II class. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations, along with a minor in Sociology and Human Services. She is originally from South Brunswick, New Jersey. In the past Miss Casey has worked at other child care centers and completed her student teaching experience in a Pre-K classroom in Pennsylvania. In her free time you will find her catching up on TV shows, shopping, song writing, and spending time with her family. Miss Casey loves working with children because “Every child brings an individual spark to the classroom and teaches me something new everyday.”

Miss Casey

Miss Sally, Lead Teacher Ms. Sally has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Kean University and a Master's degree in Elementary Reading and Math from Walden University. She is a certified teacher in New Jersey, Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Sally has worked with young children for many years. In addition to working at The Goddard School, Sally is also a teacher at the Sylvan Learning Center where she provides personalized tutoring in reading, writing and math. Sally feels that the most important thing that she can do is to inspire and encourage children to do their best. She provides a warm and fun classroom environment to help ensure that each child enjoys coming to school every day. One of Sally's main goals is to help the children develop a love of learning and a desire for ongoing knowledge.

Miss Sally

Miss Christy, Assistant Teacher Christy has worked with young children for many years. She believes that the most important thing a teacher can do is to be a great role model and to guide and help a child grow and learn in a positive way. Christy teaches in a fun and entertaining way, and always tries new things to keep the children interested in the activities in her class. She is passionate about providing a strong foundation for the children in her care to grow and thrive from.

Miss Christy

Miss Melissa, Assistant Teacher Ms. Melissa assists with every age group throughout our school. Melissa is a graduate of Brooklyn Academy of Science and The Environment. Melissa plans on returning to school to finish her degree in Early Childhood Education. She believes that children learn best when they are surrounded by positive influences and she helps to create an environment where children can socialize and learn from their peers.

Miss Melissa

Miss Kerri, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kerri is a graduate of Old Bridge High School and has worked with young children in a preschool setting for more than two years. As a teacher, Kerri believes that the most important thing that she can do is to ensure that the children in her care are in a safe environment. She loves working with young children and always strives to create an environment where they can learn and be happy.

Miss Kerri

Miss Nicolette, Assistant Teacher Ms. Nicolette is a graduate of Old Bridge High School and attended Middlesex County College. Prior to joining The Goddard School, she worked at another local, licensed child care center. As a teacher, Nicolette believes that the most important thing that she can do is to give every child the attention they need. Nicolette loves working with young children and always strives to create environment where they will be happy and feel loved. She's always fun and positive with children in her care.

Miss Nicolette

Miss Alexis, Assistant Teacher Ms. Alexis is a graduate of Old Bridge Township High School and is continuing her education at Middlesex County College where she’s studying Early Childhood Education. Alexis strives to help children by understanding how they learn, by planning hands on projects, exploration activities, and providing lots of support and encouragement. As a teacher, she is always calm, caring and understanding.

Miss Alexis

Miss Gabriela, Assistant Teacher Ms. Gabby assists with every age group throughout our school. Gabby is a graduate of Old Bridge High School and attends Rutgers University where she will graduate with a degree in Elementary Education and a certification in Special Education and Math (Kindergarten - 8). Gabby's goal is to create an atmosphere in which students can meet their full potential and to make school a place that students enjoy coming to everyday.

Miss Gabriela

Miss Haley, Assistant Teacher Ms. Haley has been working at The Goddard School for several years, assisting with every age group throughout our school. Haley is a graduate of South River High School and attends Rutgers University where she’s studying Early Childhood Education. Haley believes that every child should be given the opportunity to succeed and that their accomplishments should always be acknowledged.

Miss Haley

Miss Sassy, Assistant Teacher Ms. Sassy has worked with young children in the preschool environment for more than 20 years. As a teacher, Ms. Sassy knows that she can help children establish a foundation for learning. She teaches with her heart and mind as well as creating an environment that is both safe and fun. Ms. Sassy hopes that each child leaves her classroom with confidence and joyful memories.

Miss Sassy

Miss Elizabeth, Assistant Teacher Ms. Liz has been working at The Goddard School for several years, assisting with every age group throughout our school. Liz is a graduate of Old Bridge High School and has a degree from Kean University in Early Childhood Education. She is a NJ Certified Teacher (Pre-K through 6). Liz believes that every child has a different learning style. Therefore, we need to plan for each child.

Miss Elizabeth

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