Frequently Asked Questions

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We have outlined the most commonly asked questions below. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact us at


My Child’s Day

How will I know what happens during my child's day?

You are always welcome to visit or call during the day. When you pick up your child, you receive a daily activity report that highlights what your child did that day. The teacher will record how long your child napped, how much lunch your child ate and how well your child is doing with potty training. The teacher always writes a note about a special moment of your child’s day.


Do the children go outside every day?

Goddard School playgrounds are extensions of the classrooms. Teachers provide outdoor playtime and plan nature walks, picnics and other outdoor learning opportunities. If the weather permits, children play outside every day!


May I visit my child during the day?

Absolutely! Feel free to visit your child at any time during the day. 



Will my child be challenged academically at The Goddard School? I want to know that my child is prepared for elementary school.

Yes. At The Goddard School, we believe the best academic preparation includes encouraging your child’s enthusiasm for learning. Goddard School teachers create individualized lesson plans based on Goddard developmental guidelines, monthly themes and the needs of each child. By providing individual attention in a small group setting, Goddard School teachers nurture each child’s curiosity and confidence. Learning to ask questions, discovering cause and effect, negotiating fair play and making new friends are all academic building blocks at Goddard.


What kind of curriculum do you use in the classroom?

We call our approach the F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience). Based on academic research that states children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun, the program is designed to provide a well-rounded experience and help ensure children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students. The program includes the following:


Fun, hands-on activities that allow children to learn through experience;

Teachers who develop customized lesson plans based on the children’s interests and adapt them to the children’s developmental needs;

Warm, nurturing classrooms that promote a passion for literacy, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics;

A daily schedule that ensures children have time for independent exploration and discovery every day;

Age-appropriate interactive technologies, such as interactive whiteboards, that support collaborative and meaningful learning without replacing creative play, exploration or physical activity.


Our Approach

Why does Goddard have both an owner and an education director on site?

Goddard School owners focus on managing the School. They are available to the children, their families and the faculty every day. Each Goddard School also benefits from having an education director who is responsible for the curriculum and program. This  system allows the education director the ability to observe the classrooms, mentor the faculty and develop a healthy learning environment for your child while the owner operates the School.


How flexible are Goddard School programs?

You can choose the schedule that works best for you and your child. The Goddard School offers half-day and full-day programs from two to five days a week. Many Goddard Schools also offer before- and after-school programs. 



How will I know that my child is safe while I am at work?

Goddard School owners are committed to the safety and security of the children and teachers in their Schools. Each owner chooses the security systems that work best for the individual location.  Visitors must present identification and register in visitor logs. The children’s parents or guardians must authorize any alternate caregivers for drop-off and/or pick-up, and these caregivers must present identification and password information.


Highly trained standards representatives visit each School twice a year to monitor health and safety policies and procedures at all Goddard Schools. Schools receive these unannounced, comprehensive reviews in addition to state licensing visits. 


What security measures does the School take before releasing children?

All Schools must have password procedures and a written sign-in and sign-out log. The children’s parents or caregivers must authorize any alternate caregivers, and these caregivers must present password information and two forms of identification, including a photo ID. All visitors must present identification and register in a visitor log.


My Local School

What is your tuition?

Tuition varies by location and program. Please contact your local Goddard School directly for more information. Click here to locate a Goddard School near you.


What are your hours of operation?

Hours of operation vary by location. Please contact your local Goddard School directly for more information. Click here to locate a Goddard School near you.


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