Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Payal , Owner My name is Payal Talsania and I am the proud owner of The Goddard School® located in Wilmington, DE. My husband and I have two children, Ariana and Rishabh. My relationship with the Goddard Systems began when we enrolled Ariana in other Goddard School®. As a parent of two, I understand value and benefits of quality early education. I truly understand the importance of having a place that you feel is safe and loving for your children to learn and grow. Hence, I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for your children to become confident learners as they develop.

Favorite Children's Book: "The Kissing Hand" By Audrey Penn

Ms Payal

Lisa, Director Lisa is our Director. She has earned her Administrators Certificate in Early Childhood Education with her degree. Lisa worked in the School District before entering the Early Childhood Education field. Lisa started as a classroom teacher, advancing to an Assistant Director, and later a Center Director and a NAEYC District Support. She enjoys helping all our children feel at home here at The Goddard School!

Favorite Children's Book: "The Mitten" By Jan Brett

Lisa

Emari, Assistant Director Emari is our Assistant Director. She has her degree in Human Services, with a concentration in early childhood. She has earned her Curriculum Coordinator certification through the State of Delaware. She has over 5 years of experience working in education.

Favorite Children's Book: "Rainbow Fish" By Marcus Pfister

Emari

Ms Linda, Assistant Director Linda is our Assistant Director. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education from Neumann College and over 15 years of teaching experience. She has been with our school since the first year we opened.

Favorite Children's Book: "Love You Forever" By Robert Munsch

Ms Linda

Mattiquee, Lead Teacher Tique holds a Delaware First Early Childhood Teacher certificate. She has over eight years of experience working with infants.

Favorite Children's Book: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" By Eric Carle

Mattiquee

Caprice, Lead Teacher Ms. Caprice holds a Delaware First Early Childhood Teacher certification along with her Infant/Toddler CDA certificate. She has over eighteen years of experience working with children. Ms. Caprice has been apart of The Goddard School family since February 2019.

Favorite Children's Book: "Stand Back, Said The Elephant, I'm Going to Sneeze" By Patricia Thomas

Caprice

Ms Marina, Lead Teacher Marina earned her Early Childhood Education Teacher certificate and is currently enrolled to continue her education. Marina has worked in Early Childhood Education for over seven years. She has been apart of The Goddard School family for over two years.

Favorite Children's Book: "Green Eggs & Ham" By Dr. Seuss

Ms Marina

Ms Karen, Lead Teacher Karen is certified through The State of Delaware as an Assistant Teacher in Early Childhood Education. She has over ten years of experience working with children and has been apart of The Goddard School family since early 2017.

Favorite Children's Book: "The Cat in the Hat" By Dr. Suess

Ms Karen

Ms Andrea, Lead Teacher Andrea has an Early Childhood Education degree from Shortwood Teachers College. With over twenty years of experience working with children, she brings warmth, patience, and an overall love of children to our school. She has been apart of The Goddard School family since 2010!!

Favorite Children's Book: "Wolf's Coming" By Joe Kulka

Ms Andrea

Turquoise, Lead Teacher Turquoise is an Assistant Teacher and is continuing her education to become a Lead Teacher qualified. She has over five years of experience working with children. Turquoise is fluent in American Sign Language and our classrooms benefit from this knowledge.

Favorite Children's Book: "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" By Bill Martin Jr.

Turquoise

Cindy, Assistant Teacher Cindy has her Assistant Teacher certificate from the State of Delaware with over ten years of experience working with children.

Favorite Children's Book: "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" By Dr. Seuss

Cindy

Theresa, Assistant Teacher Ms. T holds her Early Childhood Assistant Teacher certification and has over three years of experience working with children. She is currently attending DelTech Community College with a major in Elementary Education.

Favorite Children's Book: "The Cat in The Hat" By Dr. Seuss

Theresa

Ms Markeida Miles, Assistant Teacher Markeida holds a TECE 1 certification and is currently enrolled at DelTech Community College to further her education. Keida has over ten years of experience working with children and has been with The Goddard School family since 2013.

Favorite Children's Book "Where the Wild Things Are" By Maurice Sendak

Ms Markeida Miles

Tyler, Assistant Teacher Tyler holds a Lead Teacher certification from The State of Delaware Department of Education. He has an Associates Degree in Elementary Education. He has over many years of experience working, coaching and mentoring children.

Favorite Children's Book: "Green Eggs & Ham" By Dr. Seuss

Tyler

Myaja, Assistant Teacher Ms. Aja is an Assistant Teacher and is actively continuing her education to obtain Lead Teacher certified. She has over two years of experience working with children.

Favorite Children's Book: "The Cat in The Hat" By Dr. Seuss

Myaja

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