Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mrs Stephanie, Owner The majority of my background is in business but I have always had a strong desire to be involved with the child care industry. I received a B.A. in communications and a Masters in Organizational leadership from Cabrini College. My previous career path brought me to Goddard Systems, Inc. where I spent four years working as an advertising account executive which gave me a firsthand look at not only the quality of care and support that goes into each and every school but a sense of pride in the resource programs and tools available. All of that coupled with the company’s comprehensive quality assurance program made me a strong believer in all that I could bring to the families with in the Chadds Ford and neighboring communities. I look forward to welcoming all of your children into our warm, nurturing, environment that encourages creative fun learning.

Mrs Stephanie

Denise , Director Denise received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Neumann College.

She spent several years working within the surrounding school districts as a K-12 substitute teacher. She also taught 1st 2nd grade for many years. Denise most recently spent 6 years as the Director of Education at a learning center in The North Wilmington area.

Denise has also worked with children with intellectual and physical disabilities and believes it is important to create an environment that accommodates the unique qualities of each child.

Denise has been enjoying her position as a Director here at the Goddard School and looks forward to working with our families, teachers and children to make their experience here the best that it can be!


Mrs Ashley , Assistant Director Mrs. Ashley is a Graduate of West Chester University with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She is currently working in our Preschool Classroom, The Beautiful Butterflies. Ashley taught Kindergarten and Preschool before joining our team.

Ashley loves spending time with her family. She takes trips to Ocean City New Jersey any time she can to spend time on the beach! Miss Ashley has a passion for photography and also enjoys attending her book club!

It's important to Ashley to see progress and change in the children that she works with. She enjoys seeing how children learn and grow through discovery, play and experiences.

Miss Ashley's favorite children's story is A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon.

Mrs Ashley

Danielle , Assistant Director Miss Danielle was a Co-Lead Teacher in our Preschool classroom the Leaping Lizards for five years before moving in an Assistant Director position. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Development.

Prior to joining The Goddard School team, Miss Danielle worked as an assistant toddler teacher at another child care center. She believes in learning through play and having a holistic approach to teaching in Early Childhood. Miss Danielle has been a wonderful addition to the Goddard Management Team.


Jennifer, Assistant Director Miss Jenn was the Lead Teacher in our Preschool I the Beautiful Butterflies classroom before becoming an Assistant Director.
Jenn attended Neumann University where she received her Child Development Associate. Before coming to The Goddard School in 2013, Ms. Jenn worked as a lead Pre-K teacher for seven years.
Jenn enjoys working with adults and children with special needs. She spends a lot of time at the baseball field with her son and daughter. She loves spending time with her family and vacations at the beach.

Miss Jenn enjoys going into the classrooms to read to the children. Her favorite children's book is Guess How Much I Love You?


Pat, Lead Teacher Miss Pat is the Lead Teacher in our Infant classroom, the Precious Pandas. Pat had previously provided childcare for working moms in the privacy of her own home while raising her own children. Miss Pat received much gratification from the families with continued requests for her to care for their children.

Since joining our Goddard Family in 2010, Pat has demonstrated much love, devotion and positive connections to each baby and family that comes to our infant room. Pat enjoys spending time with her grandson.

Pat's favorite Children's book is Guess How Much I Love You.


Amanda , Lead Teacher Miss Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Goucher College. She also has a Master of Reading Degree and is a Certified Reading
Specialist. Amanda has over 20 years of experience working with children in a variety of settings. She has worked with
Children ranging in age from 3-18.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys cooking and loves to
experiment with different cuisines. Her fondest love is of animals. Amanda loves animals of all kinds, shapes and
Sizes. She has two Airedales, Sawyer and Grace who
lovingly take a lot of her time. Amanda also enjoys spending time with her husband and her family.

Miss Amanda loves the works of Shel Silverstein and also loves the Spider Series by David Kirk.


Megan, Lead Teacher Ms. Megan is our Lead Teacher of our Preschool classroom the Beautiful Butterflies. She is a graduate of West Chester University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Education and a minor in Special Education.

Ms. Megan has been teaching children and young adults with special needs for six years and had been an assistant teacher at other childcare centers in the past. She loves working with children of all ages and is excited to watch them learn and grow.

Ms. Megan believes that a fun learning environment where children can be children and get messy while learning is a great way for them to find a love of learning. She hopes that she can be an integral part of her students' learning process and help them to succeed.


Ryan, Lead Teacher Mr. Ryan is our Lead Teacher in the Pre-K classroom, the Fabulous Frogs. He received his Bachelor's degree in Childhood and Early Adolescent Education Pre-K to Fourth grade and is certified to teach Kindergarten through fourth grade.

He previously worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in a local Preschool and was also a tutor for Hunting Learning Center. Mr. Ryan has also worked with students of various ages at Linwood and Stone Hurst Elementary school. He believes that creating individual connections with each child allows him to help assess their strengths and weaknesses along the way. This helps him be a better teacher because he can use that information to help them excel to their fullest potential.

Mr. Ryan also believes fun is a great foundation for learning and the more fun a child has while learning the more they will want to continue to learn.


Christine, Lead Teacher Miss Christine got her Education degree in New York and worked as a Reading Specialist in an Elementary School.

Christine is very creative and has a natural talent for art and design. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with the children by creating special pieces to display in our school. The children are learning to appreciate different types of art mediums.

As an avid dog lover, Christine has rescued and trained many breeds over the years. She also enjoys reading and traveling.

Miss Christine's favorite children's books are The Giving Tree and Goodnight Moon.


Diana , Lead Teacher Ms. Diana has been with us for over five years and is our Lead Teacher in our Kindergarten classroom the Kangaroos. She graduated from Delaware County Community College with an Associates degree in Education.

In addition to which she received a Bachelor's degree in Early Grades Preparation from West Chester University. She is also certified to teach grades Pre-K through fourth grade.

Ms. Diana has worked with various age groups from Pre-K through fourth grade. We are excited to have Ms. Diana as part of our Goddard family!


Kaitlyn, Assistant Teacher Miss Kaitlyn is a current student at Neumann University. She is working on her B.A. in Early Childhood Education.
Kaitlyn is the oldest of seven and is no stranger to being around children. She has an innate love of children, especially infants. Kaitlyn has been caring for children for many years and doesn't want to do anything else.

Kaitlyn loves spending time with her family. She enjoys family vacations to the beach and watching funny movies.

Miss Kaitlyn absolutely loves working here at The Goddard School and looks forward to finishing school to spend more time with the children.

Kaitlyn's favorite book is How Much Is That Doggie in The Window?.


Melissa, Assistant Teacher Miss Melissa received her B.A. in Communication and Design from Kutztown University and also carries an Associates Degree in Illustration and Graphic Design from Harcum College. Melissa loves sharing her creativity with the children.

Melissa is a mother of three and has spent many years working as a nanny realizing her passion for working with children. She loves to provide the children with opportunities to discover their own creative abilities.

Miss Melissa loves watching the children learn and grow. She also loves seeing them engaged during story time. Her favorite children's author is Dr. Seuss.


Sophia, Assistant Teacher Miss Sophia is an Assistant Teacher who works with our infants in the Precious Pandas classroom. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies.

Sophia spent time working with adults and children with special needs.
Sophia has an innate love of children and families and will continue her studies for a Master's Degree in Social work.

Miss Sophia loves to read stories to children and her favorite books are Where The Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon.


Jordan, Assistant Teacher Miss Jordan is an Assistant Teacher in our Busy Bees, First Steps classroom. She has several years of experience working as a nanny and she also worked at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center as an Instructional Assistant.

Jordan instantly fell in love with the Busy Bees and looks forward to coming to work each day. She loves watching the children explore and learn through playtime. She has bonded to each and every child and gets much joy in seeing their progress each day.

Miss Jordan has a twin brother and two sisters. She loves going on vacations with her family. Jordan loves the beach and will steal any chance she can to be by the ocean.
We are very happy to have Jordan join our team.

Miss Jordan loves to read to the children and her favorite story is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


Lauren, Assistant Teacher Miss Lauren graduated from Kennett High School and is currently attending West Chester University working on her B.A. in Early Childhood Education.

Lauren was a Nanny for several years before joining The Goddard School. Lauren also spent a few summers as a Camp Counselor at The Wipe out Camp.

Lauren enjoys spending time at the beach and going on family vacations to Hilton Head South Carolina.

Miss Lauren enjoys working with toddlers and has found her place in our Terrific Tigers Classroom. She loves singing, playing, creating artwork and reading stories.

Miss Lauren's favorite children's book is Green Eggs And Ham.


Nikki, Assistant Teacher Miss Nikki Lyn is an Assistant Teacher in our Pre-Toddler classroom. Before coming to The Goddard School, Nikki was a lead teacher for an education learning center in Philadelphia for over ten years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children and her granddaughter. Nikki enjoys spending vacations at the beach.
Miss Nikki loves working with The Terrific Tigers and watching them grow and learn each day.
Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss are Miss Nikki's favorite books to read to the children.


Courtney, Assistant Teacher Miss Courtney is a graduate of Padua Academy and has also been working on a Degree from Wilmington University. She has experience working with children in various settings.

Miss Courtney enjoys seeing the development of the
children as they learn and grow. She encourages learning through play, discovery and exploration.
Courtney loves all things Disney! She spends a lot of her spare time watching Disney movies.

Miss Courtney also enjoys spending time with her family. She and her mom create special home décor gifts for friends and family.

Miss Courtney’s favorite children’s book collection is The Little Miss Spider series by David Kirk.


Nicole , Assistant Teacher Miss Nicole is our Assistant Teacher in our Get Set classroom the Curious Caterpillars. Miss Nicole received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Neumann College.

Miss Nicole joined The Goddard Team in 2011 and absolutely loves working in The Get Set Classroom where so many new experiences are being discovered! Nicole takes pride in the classroom and truly enjoys seeing the children reach new milestones each day.

Nicole loves spending time with her family and going on vacations to the beach. Spending time with her nephew, crafting, painting and reading are some of her favorite leisure activities.

Miss Nicole's favorite children's book is The Little White Owl by Tracey Corderoy.


Taylar, Assistant Teacher Miss Taylar joined The Goddard Team as a Assistant in our Busy Bees First Steps Classroom. She has many years experience working as a nanny and has also worked at other childcare centers. Taylar moved into a lead teaching position with our older toddlers, The Lovable Lions.

Miss Taylar enjoys working with the children and supporting their growth and development with fun learning experiences. She finds much joy in watching them discover new skills through play.

Taylar has a three year old son. She enjoys being outdoors and in the warmer weather she gets to the beach as often as she can. Miss Taylar loves learning knew things to do with her son. She loves reading stories to her "Goddard children" as well as her son. Taylar's favorite children's book is "I Love You Forever".


Jackie, Assistant Teacher Miss Jackie received her Bachelor's Degree from Neumann University. Before joining The Goddard Family, Jackie worked for Family Support Services in Preschool and with children in grades K-5.

Jackie works with our Preschool 1 children in The Beautiful Butterflies Classroom. Miss Jackie feels that seeing the children change and grow throughout the school year is extremely gratifying.

Being a mom has been the most amazing experience for Jackie. She loves spending time with Natalia, reading crime and romance novels and working out at the gym.

Miss Jackie's favorite Children's book is The Kissing Hand.


Jill , Assistant Teacher Miss Jill received a Dental Assistant Certification & had a a career as a Pediatric Dental Assistant prior to working in the Early Childhood industry.

Miss Jill joined the Goddard School team in 2016 as a part time teacher in our 3 year old classroom. Jill's 14 years of preschool experience have brought tremendous value to our school.

Miss Jill loves working with the children and seeing them light up as they discover new skills through experiences and play. Jill always enjoys reading to the children and fostering their love of literacy. In her free time Miss Jill enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking and spending time with her family.

Miss Jill's favorite children's book is Buzzy The Bee!


Lynda, Assistant Teacher Miss Lynda works with our infants in The Precious Pandas room. Lynda received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursery and Kindergarten Education and a Master of Education Degree in Special Education from The University of Delaware.

Lynda's extensive experience in various ages of education allows us to call on her to work throughout our school in any classroom when needed.Before joining our Goddard Family, Miss Lynda spent 31 years working in the Red Clay Consolidated School District.

Lynda enjoys going to the movies, walking in the park, spending time with her children and traveling with her husband. Miss Lynda's favorite children's book is The Giving Tree.


Leslie, Assistant Teacher Miss Leslie came to The Goddard School with several years of experience working in an Elementary School as an English Language Instructional Assistant. Miss Leslie has a passion for working with children and enjoys watching them learn through play and discovery.

Leslie also volunteered at A.I. Dupont Children's Hospital where she organized art projects, games and other activities to do with the patients and their families.

Miss Leslie enjoys spending time with family and friends and also has a love pf photography.

Leslie loves reading to the class every day and her favorite children's book is The Little Engine That Could, written by, Watty Piper.


Mr Tony, Assistant Teacher Mr. Tony has extensive professional development in Early Childhood Education. He also studied Communication Arts and Journalism at DCCC.

Tony has over ten years of experience working with
Pre-Kindergarten and school age children in a variety of programs from sports camps, summer programs and before/after care at the YMCA.

Tony is a lifelong hockey player and loves to spend time watching the Flyers. He also enjoys traveling to Maine to visit with his family.

Mr. Tony's favorite book is Oh The Places You'll GO!

Mr Tony

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