Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Tallal, Owner Welcome to our School. My wife Samreen and I are the proud owners of The Goddard School located in West Chester, PA. Our Goddard School opened in 2005 to bring the absolute best in little children's education and care to the West Chester community. My passion was to bring you the same standards and quality in Early Childhood Education and care that I had wanted for our children. I am a graduate of Delaware Valley University, Doylestown (B.A.) and a graduate of La Salle University, Philadelphia (MBA). I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for your children to become confident learners as they develop.


Kim, Director Hello, I'm Miss Kim!! I started with The Goddard School in 2004 when the school first opened. I began working as a full-time student while receiving my undergraduate degree. Since then I have earned the Master's degree in Early Childhood Education at West Chester University. After teaching in many of our classrooms , I have been the director since 2011. I have 4 children of my own enrolled at the school! I am very happy to be part of this amazing school and I find joy watching the children grow and learn each day!


Christine , Assistant Director Hello, I'm Miss Christine!! You will see me floating around the school into many differently classroom. I love all age groups and have gotten to know all of the kiddos in the school. I obtained my Associates Degree in Early Childhood and am currently enrolled at WCU to receive my Bachelor's Degree in Early Grades. I am currently student teaching at a local elementary school. I am a huge Disney fan and enjoy going to Disney World!! In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my friends!! I am looking forward to learning from your children and teaching them too!! Stop by and say hi!!


Carrie, Lead Teacher Hello, I'm Miss Carrie!! I come to Goddard with over 35 years of experience caring for infants and toddlers as both a teacher and an owner of my own school! . I have three children and two grandchildren! I have so much love to give to our Infants and I am an exceptional caregiver! I am so grateful to be a part of the Goddard Family where I have been since March of 2008! As the babies get older they always make me happy when they stop in to say hi!


Mary, Lead Teacher Hi! I am Miss Mary and I am a teacher in the Hippo classroom. I have been apart of the school for about a year and have loved every single moment of it. I am currently enrolled in Early Grades Education at West Chester University. I enjoy working with all ages but truly LOVE the toddlers. Their cuteness makes my days so wonderful. I grew up in the West Chester and love the area so much! When I am not working or in school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to getting to know you and your child!


JoAnne, Lead Teacher Hello, I'm Miss JoAnne!! I can be found singing and playing with my kiddos in the Toddler classroom! As the lead teacher, I hold my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I joined Goddard with many years of experience as a teacher and preschool director and I even owned my own school. My positive attitude and festively decorated classroom helps to create nurturing environment for my little friends! I am so lucky to be a part of the Goddard Family!


Vienna, Lead Teacher Hello, I'm Miss Vienna!! Although, I am not named after Austria, I hope to one day visit. I love to travel, exercise, and read! I am a part time student at West Chester University finishing my undergraduate in Health and Psychology. In addition to finishing school, I coach Field Hockey at East High School. I have previously worked at camps and nannied during my summers. My love for children is endless as I enjoy watching children learn and grow. Sharing my knowledge, laughs and smiles is the reason why I work with children. I hope to leave a positive impact on each one of your children as they continue to succeed.


Anna, Lead Teacher Hello, I'm Miss Anna!! Welcome to the Tigers classroom. I am so thrilled to welcome my new friends to my room. I have been in the Tiger’s classroom for the past 7 years and have loved every minute of it. The smiles, hugs and funny stories make teaching this age group so much fun! I have my associates degree in Liberal Studies and my CDA certificate in Early Childhood. I am currently furthering my educational career at Penn State University, majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. When I am not at work, I enjoy working out, spending time with my niece and traveling. Can’t wait to see all of your children grow this school year. I am always here to answer any questions or concerns that you might have.


Katie, Lead Teacher Hello, I'm Miss Katie!! I recently moved to West Chester from Long Island. In 2013, I received my B.A. in Child Study (with a concentration in Psychology) from St. Joseph’s College in New York. In the Spring, I will be going back to school at West Chester University for my M.Ed in Reading. When I am not teaching, I love to make different crafts such as home and wedding signs and decor, and I recently got into making jewelry too. I am so excited to meet all of your children.


Cece, Lead Teacher Hello, I'm Miss Cece!! This is my three year at the Goddard School in West Chester. I have previously taught the preschool age group at a Goddard School in Bethesda, Maryland. I also nannyed and tutored for a family but am super excited to return to the classroom. I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 with a degree in Psychology. In my free time I like to hike, read, tend to my plants and spoil my dog. I am excited to get school year started and have many fun ideas! I value parent-teacher communication and will be available for any questions or concerns as they arise! Let’s make this a fabulous school year!


Sue, Assistant Teacher My name is Miss Sue and I work with the children in infant room and I couldn't be happier. I have lived in West Chester with my family for 30 years. I also have over 20 years of childcare experience working with various age groups but I have found my home with the infants. I have three children of my own and 2 grandchildren who I adore!! I look forward to working with each and every one of the children and meeting all of you.


Noelle, Assistant Teacher Hello, I am Miss Noelle!! I graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in Communication Studies and a concentration in Public Communication & Advocacy. I have previously worked at Glen Mills Summer camp as head camp counselor where my duty was to organize exciting field trips and coordinate a fun filled summer, while creating a pleasant and loving camp environment. I have always loved working with children and being apart of their growth as creative individuals. Along with being able to watch firsthand their educational development, while always making their learning experience fun. I look forward to meeting your children and being apart of their creative evolution.


Tyler, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Tyler!!! I have worked in childcare for many years and have experience with all ages of young children, including those with special needs. I am a teacher in the Get Set classroom. I graduated from Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington,Delaware with a Master’s in Human Resource Management. I’m a real natural with children and very capable of developing a nice relationship with each of them. I’m committed to maintaining a rich and positive learning environments for young children. A fun fact about me is that I use to play basketball professionally and still love the game.


Dana, Assistant Teacher Hello!! My name is Dana and I am a teacher in the young preschool classroom. I have worked in Elementary Schools but love the younger children and am so excited to be teaching in the Slithering Snakes classroom. I have so many fun and hand-on ideas that I can't wait to share with all of the kiddos. I am the niece of the "very popular" Miss Joanne who is in the Toddler classroom. In my free time I enjoy crafting and spending time with my fun-loving family! I am hoping to go back to school to obtain my degree in Special Education. I am always available if you have any questions and look forward to learning and growing with your children!


Contact our school today!