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

Joanne, Director Miss Joanne is the Director of The Goddard School in South Old Bridge, NJ. She graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Early in her education career, Miss Joanne worked with parents in an Early Learning Center as a Parent Educator. In this role, she fostered relationships and provided resources and support to parents and families in the areas of communication, development and positive discipline. Subsequently, Miss Joanne spent 12 years working for the Readington Township Board of Education as a Special Education Teacher where she worked one on one with children to ensure they met their independent education goals, implemented her student’s individualized behavior plans and supported her co-teachers with instructional activities. More recently, Miss Joanne helped to open a new Early Learning Center where she held the position of Center Director for the past 6 years. Miss Joanne was a vital part of enrolling families, supporting and coaching teachers, upholding licensing and state requirements, as well as managing day to day operational and administrative responsibilities. As the Director of The Goddard School, Miss Joanne supports the teachers in their planning and development of classroom curriculum, programs and management. In addition, she assists with office and administrative responsibilities and is always available to the parents throughout the day.

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 Kerri, Lead 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 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 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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