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Buckeye (Verrado) accreditation & accolades

In our quest to reach the highest professional standards, we’re proud to share our achievements and affiliations.


AFFILIATION: Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)


P21 is a national organization championing 21st century skills and serves as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness for every student by building collaborative partnerships among educational, business, community and government leaders. The Goddard School has become the first preschool program to join P21.

AFFILIATION: Arizona Childcare Association
Since 2013
ACCA is recognized as the single most active and effective voice representing the interests of child care providers with local, State and Federal elected officials, government agencies, the media, and the general public.
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AFFILIATION: Quality First - Level 4
Since 2012
Quality First – a signature program of First Things First – partners with regulated early childhood providers to make quality improvements that research proves help children birth to 5 thrive, such as education for teachers to expand their expertise in working with young children. It also supports parents with information about what to look for in quality early childhood programs that goes beyond health and safety to include a nurturing environment that supports their child’s learning.
AFFILIATION: Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce
Since 2009
The Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of the business and professional community. The Chamber is: Creating a Strong Local Economy; Connecting Businesses and Customers; Promoting the Community; Advocating on behalf of Business with Government; Providing Networking Opportunities; Civic Clearing House for Local Information.
AFFILIATION: Color Me Healthy
Since 2009
Color Me Healthy is a program developed to reach children ages four and five with fun, interactive learning opportunities on physical activity and healthy eating. It is designed to stimulate all of the senses of young children: touch, smell, sight, sound, and, of course, taste. Through the use of color, music, and exploration of the senses, Color Me Healthy teaches children that healthy food and physical activity are fun.
AFFILIATION: Assessment Tools
Assessment tools assist teachers in making informed and individualized instructional decisions. Stress-free and developmentally appropriate for young learners, assessment tools determine each student’s level of comfort with early literacy and mathematics concepts. These tools have been vetted by education experts and are used by schools, districts and state agencies nationwide.
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AWARD: Market of Excellence
This award is presented annually and acknowledges a market that has demonstrated the best collaborative effort in representing The Goddard Schools in their community.

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