Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

John, Owner My name is John Minar and I am the Owner of the Goddard School in Delran, New Jersey. I currently live in Allentown, New Jersey with my wife, Veronica, and my two children, Jane and Catharine. Jane and Catharine were both Goddard Children. Jane started when she was 12 months old and Catharine started when she was 5 months old. Both of my children loved The Goddard School in Hamilton (Robbinsville) and they still talk about their experiences today.

I graduated from Rider University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. I have worked for Merrill Lynch and Prudential Securities and while I enjoyed my time at these companies, I always wanted to run my own business. So, based on the positive experience my wife and I had at the Goddard School with our children, my wife suggested that I run my own Goddard School. With the encouragement from my family and the owner of the Hamilton (Robbinsville) Goddard School I decided to open a School.

My experience over the years has been great. The families I have met have been awesome and I’m always looking forward to working with my current and new families and all of the teachers in this school to make it the very best childcare center in the area for your child to learn and have fun.

John

Julie, Director My name is Julie and I am the Director here at The Goddard School Delran. I've been the Director for 11 years now. I have a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Rowan University, then returned to school for my New Jersey Teacher Certification (K-5) from Rider University. My first experience with The Goddard School Delran was teaching Pre-K. I then took on the position of Assistant Director, and have now been the Director since 2007. I look forward to each day with your child to promote a positive and safe learning environment.

Julie

Lisa, Assistant Director Hi, my name is Lisa, I have been at the Goddard School since 2007 and have been the Assistant Director for 10 years. I attended William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, as well as a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in Elementary Education. I am very excited to get to know all of the families in our school and learn from them each day.

Lisa

Alexis, Lead Teacher Miss Alexis is the Head Teacher in the Infant Room. She has her Child Development Certificate for Infant – Toddler. She has 2 brothers who have taught her a lot in life. Alexis likes to hang out with her friends and sit by a bonfire and her favorite vacation spot is North Carolina. She has always wanted to work with children and is excited to be part of The Goddard School Delran.

Tiffany, Lead Teacher Miss Tiffany is the Head Teacher in the First Steps classroom. She is originally from Erie, PA, about 7 hours from here. Tiffany came to New Jersey to explore new opportunities. She went to school for Early Childhood Education and has been working with children for many years. She loves watching them learn and be creative. Tiffany loves animals and has 2 pets of her own. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading!

Halley, Lead Teacher Miss Halley is the Head Teacher in the Toddler 1 classroom. Halley has her Child Development Certificate for Infant - Toddler. She has a great love for children and always has since she was little. She is outgoing and friendly. Halley enjoys sitting around a bonfire, going to the beach and playing with her two German Shepard dogs. Halley is excited to be part of the Goddard School staff!

Crystal , Lead Teacher Miss Crystal is a Head Teacher in the Toddler 2 classroom. She is from Philadelphia and recently moved to New Jersey. Miss Crystal is from a big family and has always been surrounded by children. She has been babysitting since her teenage years and has always felt a sense of joy being around children; watching them as they grow, learn and explore the word through their own ways. She is currently attended RCBC for pursing a degree in Education. Miss Crystal enjoys reading and cooking in her spare time. She is excited to join The Goddard School Delran!

Dominique, Lead Teacher Miss Nikki is the Get Set Head Teacher. She is a recent graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelors in English Language and Literature. Nikki previously attended BCIT where she studied Early Childhood Education. She looks forward to creating a fun and educational environment and watching your child learn and grow!

Breanna, Lead Teacher Miss Breanna is the Head Teacher in the Preschool 1 classroom. She is a graduate of Rider University with a Bachelor degree in History. Breanna is currently enrolled in a Master’s program at The University of Phoenix for Teacher Education. Working with children has been her dream for many years. Breanna loves to teach and help children learn!

Chelsea, Lead Teacher Miss Chelsea is an Assistant Teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom. She was born and raised in Harlem, NY. Chelsea graduated from The University of Bridgeport in Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, minoring in Human Services. She has been working in a school setting for 3 years and enjoys being around children. In her free time, Chelsea loves exploring new places and trying new food but her favorite thing of all is spending time with family and her pets. Chelsea is excited to be part of The Goddard School Delran!

Nancy, Lead Teacher Ms. Nancy is the Head Teacher in the Pre-K 2 classroom. She is a graduate of Holy Family University. Nancy has always loved working with children of any age and watching them explore their new world. She is very excited to be part of the Goddard School staff.

Kimberly, Lead Teacher Miss Kim is the Head Teacher in the Pre-K 1 classroom. She has been working with children for years and loves to play and have fun with the kids. Kim previously taught in the Preschool and Get Set classrooms. She is originally from New York but was raised in Medford Lakes, New Jersey. Kim is very involved in her community and is a member of her local Lion’s Club. She also volunteers every month at a food bank. Kim looks forward to working with your child at The Goddard School.

Jackee, Assistant Teacher Miss Jackee is an Assistant Teacher in the Infant classroom. She is the mom of three wonderful children -1 boy and 2 girls. Jackee has found herself surrounded by children since the birth of her first child. She babysat out of her home for many years and when her youngest child went to Kindergarten she too, returned to school! Jackee was employed by a school cafeteria for 10 years so she’s had experience with children ranging from Kindergarten through the 12th grade. She also worked the After School Prime Time Program sponsored by the YMCA. Jackee looks forward to working with your children here at Goddard and caring and nurturing them in the same manner as if they were her own!

Janine, Assistant Teacher Miss Janine is an Assistant Teacher in the Infant classroom. She is married with two children and lives in Delran. Janine is also a grandmother of two. She has previous experience working at Millbridge Elementary School in Delran as an aide. Also, for many years, she has been a licensed hairstylist at Charles Bruce Salon & Spa. Janine loves to shop, read, and take walks. When children smile, they make her feel happy. She looks forward to working with your children and watching them grow.

Rachel, Assistant Teacher Miss Rachel is an Assistant Teacher in the First Steps classroom. She is a child at heart and loves to play! She has a big family and they are very important to her. Hanging out with her 3 beautiful nieces and 2 handsome nephews is one of her favorite things to do. Another favorite of Rachel’s is singing and dancing even though she isn’t good at it! Rachel is excited to be part of The Goddard School Delran!

Sara, Assistant Teacher Miss Sara is an Assistant Teacher in Toddler 1. She graduated from Burlington County Institute of Technology in Westampton to be a Pastry Chef. Baking and spending time with family is what Sara enjoys in her free time. She has several nieces and nephews who she enjoys being around. Sara also enjoys babysitting and finds in rewarding. Sara is also cat mom to two adorable cats!

Kaitlyn, Assistant Teacher Miss Katie is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She has been working with children professionally since she was fifteen and has been babysitting for many years as well. Katie loves being around children and helping them grow into who they are meant to be. She has worked with children ranging from on years to fourteen years old at preschools, day cares, and summer camps. In her spare time, Katie loves to draw and is an amateur photographer. She plans to return to school to earn her degree in Child Psychology. She is so excited to be a part of The Goddard School Delran family!

Kamiya, Assistant Teacher Miss Kamiya is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She is very adventurous and her hobbies include cooking, baking, singing and reading. She likes sushi, chocolate and chicken wings! Kamiya is passionate about working with children, a natural leader and very creative. She loves science and enjoys performing experiments with her siblings. Kamiya is excited to be part of The Goddard School Delran!

Deja, Assistant Teacher Miss Deja is an Assistant Teacher in the Get Set classroom. She comes from a huge family. She is the oldest of six children so every day is an adventure! Deja’s hobbies include reading and enjoying nature. She loves helping others and one day hopes to be a youth counselor. Deja loves animals, eating good food and anything purple!

Nicole, Assistant Teacher Miss Nicole is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She is a graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor degree in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication. Nicole is from a big family and has always loved working with children. She has worked as a summer camp counselor and babysitter. Nicole loves all Philly sports teams, especially the 76ers! In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, cooking, working out, watching sports and enjoying nature. Nicole is excited to be part of The Goddard School Delran team!

Kaitlin, Assistant Teacher Miss Katie is an Assistant Teacher in the Preschool 1 classroom. She has her Associates Degree from BCC and has worked previously in the Bordentown School District. Katie has worked with a Kindergarten class as well as preschool aged children for over 10 years. She loves working with little ones and looks forward to working with the children here at the Goddard School!

Jenna, Assistant Teacher Miss Jenna is an Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K 2 classroom. She was born and raised in Philly but now lives in Marlton, N.J. She is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University. Miss Jenna has always loved working with children. Her mother was a Nursery School teacher and Jenna remembers thinking that she wanted to be just like her one day. Jenna is excited to start her journey here at The Goddard School Delran!

Natasha, Assistant Teacher Miss Natasha is an Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K 2 classroom. She was born in Russia and has been in the United States since she was 7 years old. Natasha was educated in the Moorestown School system and graduated from Rutgers with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Childhood Studies. She has traveled the world, snorkeling at the Barrier Reef, visiting Italy, Ireland and parts of Russia. Natasha has two nieces and three nephews whom she loves dearly. She enjoys a good cup of coffee and a good book. Natasha is excited to be part of The Goddard School Delran!

Gianna, Assistant Teacher Miss Gia is an Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K 1 classroom. She graduated from Eastern University with a Bachelors degree in Science and took numerous courses in Education. Gia has been working with children since her teen years as a babysitter, nanny, camp counselor and elementary aide. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and family and spoiling her pets! Gia loves animals, art, cooking and going to the beach! She loves children and is excited to join The Goddard School Delran!

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