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

Nirav, Owner Nirav is a native to Long Island, who calls the village of Roslyn Heights his hometown. Born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, he attended Baruch College, NY. He graduated in 1999, majoring in Business Administration and Economics.

After spending fifteen years in various, successful retail ventures, he decided to change directions. Following a lifelong passion for caring for children, he opened his first The Goddard School in Stony Brook. Nirav's goal was to have a high-quality childcare system that he had difficulty finding for his two kids.

As a parent, Nirav strongly believes that every child has the potential to benefit the most in life. “Be the best person that you can be! My goal for children is to acquire a love for education, and gain a greater self-image of themselves.”


Ms Amanda, Director I have been in the early childhood education field for over 35 years. I have a Bachelors Degree in Education in addition to my many years of experience. From teaching 2, 3 and 4-year-olds to running daycare centers, I have been fortunate to be able to fulfill my only career desire which was to work with children.

I believe that providing a safe, nurturing environment while also offering the opportunity for children to learn and grow at their own individual pace is the greatest gift I can offer these children. When they come smiling into school and I hear their laughter and excitement throughout the day, I feel that I am accomplishing my goals.

Ms Amanda

Ms Diana, Lead Teacher My name is Diana and I am proud to call The Goddard School my new home as the Infant Teacher. I have been teaching infants and toddlers for over 20 years. I love finding new ways to give children fun learning experiences. I always knew I wanted to work with children. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.

When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my husband Jim and my two sons, Dylan who is 14 and Nathan who is 11. I also love to read and bake.

Ms Diana

Ms Lori, Lead Teacher My name is Lori Hoffman and I am very proud to be the Toddler Teacher at The Goddard School of Stony Brook. I have years of experience as a lead teacher and I am also a mother to three children, ages 29, 16, and 11. It is my absolute joy and honor to earn the trust of my class. I help them to learn and thrive in a fun, loving, and safe environment. I am thoroughly enjoying my career as I nurture and encourage children to reach their goals as they grow in their early development.

Ms Lori

Ms Christina, Lead Teacher My name is Ms. Christina. I am the lead teacher in the Toddler classroom. I have been teaching children for over 10 years and I love to see them growing and achieving their goals. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School. I have my CDA certification. I have a wonderful husband and a 10-year-old son.

Ms Christina

Ms Victoria, Lead Teacher My name is Victoria McKee and I have had the pleasure of working with children for over ten years now! I have a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and food sciences and I hope to go back to school to receive my Master's in Education. I was born and raised on Long Island and then lived in Maryland for several years after undergrad where I first began working for Goddard. I have worked for Goddard for 3 years now and being a Pre K teacher here truly so amazing! I strive to create a fun, positive, and nurturing environment in my classroom with social and educational growth at the forefront. Teaching is my passion and I look forward to the bonds I can create with children and families each year!

Ms Victoria

Ms Brittney, Lead Teacher My name is Miss. Brittney. I graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in English and a concentration in education. I have been teaching preschool for the last five years. My favorite thing about being in the classroom with preschoolers is the growth and development
you see from the beginning of the year until the end. This is a critical time in their lives, and it’s so exciting to be able to be apart of it. The children in my class will learn not only academics but also how to be a good friend, how to take turns, basic social and life skills. We also focus on guiding the children to be more independent, while still fostering important social interactions.

Overall, we will have a wonderful and exciting year, full of new friends and new experiences.

Ms Brittney

Ms Maria, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Maria Martinez, I have a Bachelor in Spanish with a minor in Education from the University at Buffalo. I hope to continue my education by getting a Master's degree in Education and becoming a Bilingual teacher. I have worked with children for over five years and every day is an adventure with them. I enjoy watching them grow and learning new things with them along the way. I can't wait to see what this journey will bring!

Ms Maria

Ms Nicole, Assistant Teacher I have always wanted to work with children so I started my career in daycare. My motto in life is to teach and nurture children to the best of their abilities. They are our future.

Ms Nicole

Victoria , Assistant Teacher Hi, I am Victoria Bugay. I am currently attending Eastern Connecticut State University. I am majoring in Elementary Education and Liberal Studies with a math concentration. I have always enjoyed working with kids, especially the younger ones. It has been my passion to teach and work with kids to the best of their abilities so I plan on being a teacher in an Elementary school. I am very excited to start my journey with The Goddard School and the success that comes with it!


Ms Ericka, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Ericka Craig. I am currently attending Suffolk Community College and studying Early Childhood education. In the future, I hope to be a kindergarten teacher so that I can be able to guide children in their most formative years of learning. I am so happy to be working at The Goddard School and to be helping children in their early stages of education. I am so excited to see what this endeavor brings!

Ms Ericka

Ms Alliyah, Assistant Teacher Hi!! My name is Alliyah Ramirez, I am currently attending St. Joseph’s College studying early childhood education. My goal is to become a teacher/ special education teacher. Along with The Goddard School, I am looking forward to working with children and enhance my career. I love to help children succeed in their education!

Ms Alliyah

Ms Chloe, Assistant Teacher My name is Chloe Liebling. I’m currently attending SUNY New Paltz with a major in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Deaf Studies. I plan on becoming a teacher for English language learners in the future. I’m so excited to be working at The Goddard School!

Ms Chloe

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