What Makes Us Different

For more than 30 years, parents and families have trusted The Goddard School to nurture and educate their children. Here’s why.

History of Goddard 

In 1988, entrepreneur Anthony A. Martino established The Goddard School preschool franchise to deliver a high-quality, play-based learning program to families all over the United States. Since then, The Goddard School has grown into an institution that parents and families trust, reaching more than 70,000 students from six weeks to six years old in more than 525 Goddard Schools in 38 states.


As more Schools open in neighborhoods across the country, they use the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.

Our Unique Preschool Teaching Philosophy


• Enrichment

• Nurturing Environment

• Safety

Educational Advisory Board: Putting Research Into Action

The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board (EAB) is a knowledgeable group of educators, researchers and experts in child development, early learning, technology integration, brain development, parent engagement and health and nutrition. The EAB evolves and shapes The Goddard School’s play-based learning program, putting research into action and empowering children to become school ready, career ready and life ready. LEARN MORE> 


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