Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Lori, Lead Teacher My name is Lori Hoffman and I am very proud to be the "Koalas" infant room teacher at The Goddard School of Stony Brook. I have years of experience as a lead infant room 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 s 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.


Carmen, Lead Teacher I have 20 years of academic experience. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education. My goal as a teacher is to foster a positive environment that facilitates the learning of all students. I believe my experience will help me have a positive impact on my position at The Goddard School.

I am originally from Panama. I am married and have 5 children and 10 grandchildren.


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.


Susan, Lead Teacher My name is Susan Young and I’ve been an educator for over 20 years. My philosophy of teaching is that “ all children can learn, they just learn differently.” My goal as an educator is to meet the needs of all students by differentiating the lesson so that they can learn and reach their full potential.


Hannah, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Hannah Karris and I have been working with infants to 6-year-old for the past three years, in different settings. I am currently attending Suffolk County Community College for Early childhood education. It has been my lifelong dream to be a teacher with a focus on special education. I have worked predominantly with toddlers for the past year at another center. I am so excited about this new school year to get to know you and your children as we learn and grow together!


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.


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