Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Kaylee, Owner Kaylee is the On-Site Owner of The Goddard School in Folsom. Ms. Kaylee earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication Studies and Public Relations from California State University, Chico. She has been a part of The Goddard School “family” since 2007 and has a passion for working with children. Ms. Kaylee understands that you have a choice in childcare and preschool for your family. She believes in making a difference and recognizes the significance of positively affecting the lives of the students as well as the families in the community. The Goddard School features a warm, loving atmosphere in a year round program designed to enhance the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of your child while enriching their desire to learn. Ms. Kaylee is happy for the opportunity to provide Goddard’s outstanding program to the children of the Folsom community!

Ms Kaylee

Mr John and Mrs Jody, Owners John and Jody are Owners of The Goddard School in Folsom. They are the On-Site Owners for The Goddard School in Sparks, NV and recipients of the respected Circle of Excellence Award along with the coveted Quality Assurance Health and Safety Award for the entire West Coast. Mrs. Jody holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and has worked with children for over 25 years. Through Mrs. Jody’s experience, she is aware of the significance in providing a quality preschool setting with caring and professional teachers. Mr. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and prior to Goddard he has worked with children as a sports coach. He also has an extensive background in management and customer service. They both recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. Mr. John and Mrs. Jody are passionate and committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children of Folsom and the surrounding communities. In their spare time, John and Jody enjoy spending time with their family, camping and traveling.

Mr John and Mrs Jody

Mrs Amy, Director Mrs. Amy is a Director at The Goddard School in Folsom. She joined The Goddard School family in January 2015 and has many years of experience in childcare management. She has been working in the Early Learning field since 1998. Mrs. Amy’s professional certifications include a Child Care Professional Credential, Child Development Associate, and the Child Care and Education Program Director Credential with Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Endorsement. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education Administration and an Associate of Arts Degree in Business. Mrs. Amy believes that children learn best when they are engaged in activities that promote confidence and self-esteem. She feels children should be given the opportunity to get messy and have fun at school! Mrs. Amy is married and she and her husband have three children, a temperamental cat, and two spoiled dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys doing science experiments with her children and mountain biking around Northern California with her family.

Mrs. Amy continues her education through Goddard System University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Amy

Mrs Tarissa, Director Mrs. Tarissa has earned her Degree in Business Administration as well as her Early childhood education units. She has worked with children since 2000 and enjoys watching children learn and grow. She believes children thrive in a fun, positive environment where they can get messy and explore many new things. Mrs. Tarissa enjoys spending time with her family outdoors mostly at a ballpark or cheer competition supporting her children and what they love. Mrs. Tarissa is passionate about children and their families. She is excited to guide you through your learning experience.

Mrs. Tarissa continues her education through Goddard System University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Tarissa

Mrs Charlotte, Assistant Director Mrs. Charlotte is our Administrative Assistant. She has a degree in Art and has supported Folsom youth and FCUSD for the past 15 years. Mrs. Charlotte designed and developed the support programs for multiple school gardens in our community and taught art in the classrooms. Additionally, Mrs. Charlotte volunteered for the national program "FIRST" by preparing FLL and FTC robotics teams for competitions. She looks forward to sharing her creativity and expertise with the Goddard Family.

Mrs Charlotte

Ms Melanie, Lead Teacher Ms. Melanie has earned her associate degree, as well as an associate teaching certificate through Los Rios Community College. Her studies also included child development, child psychology and family consumer science at Sacramento University. Ms. Melanie earned a certificate working with The Child Life Program at the Children’s Hospital and loves Tinkerbell and fairies. With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Melanie is a great addition to The Goddard Family.

Ms. Melanie continues her education through Goddard System University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Melanie

Mrs Manbir, Lead Teacher Ms. Mannie is the Lead Teacher in the Crabs First Steps classroom. She has an Associate of Science degree in General Education. Ms. Mannie has 24 units in Early Childhood Education including Infant and Toddler specialized coursework. She is pursuing her degree in the Child Development field. Ms. Mannie has worked with young children since 2006. She loves watching the children play, explore, and get excited about new things they learn and experience. Ms. Mannie speaks Punjabi and English.
Ms. Tonya is a FLEX teacher in the Infant Program. She has been involved in the early childhood education field since 2003 and had completed 30 early childhood education course units. Ms. Tonya’s teaching philosophy is to have a loving, safe, and nurturing environment that stimulates learning. In her free time, Ms. Tonya is an animal lover and she enjoys taking her three dogs to the dog park and cuddling with her cat. She has two grown sons that she tries to spend as much time as possible with.

Ms. Mannie continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Manbir

Ms Theresa, Lead Teacher Ms. Theresa is a Lead Teacher in the Sea Turtles, Toddler 1 Classroom. She has recently completed her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development from Sacramento State. Ms. Theresa has taught toddlers for 3 years. She enjoys watching young children learn new skills and loves to incorporate fun new activities into her daily lesson plans. Ms. Theresa enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family. She is excited to be a part of The Goddard School team.

Ms. Theresa continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Theresa

Ms Marina, Lead Teacher Ms. Marina is a Lead Teacher in the Seals, Toddler 2 Classroom. She has recently completed her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Child and Family Sciences at California State University, Fresno. Ms. Marina has taught infants through school-age children since 2009. Ms. Marina enjoys letting her class experiment with technology and engineering and is proud to offer lots of STEAM activities. In her spare time Ms. Marina enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is also fluent in Russian. She is excited to be a part of The Goddard School team.

Ms. Marina continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Marina

Mrs Ruthie, Lead Teacher Mrs. Ruthie is the lead teacher in the Octopus, Get Set Classroom. She has been working in the Early Education field since 2008 with children ages birth through school-age. Mrs. Ruthie plans to continue her education and obtain an A.A. degree. She enjoys doing messy art and cooking projects with her class. Mrs. Ruthie is bilingual so she also enjoys teaching Spanish. In her spare time, Ms. Ruthie enjoys baking and trying new recipes from different cultures. Mrs. Ruthie looks forward to providing children with the fundamental skills to be confident life-long learners.

Mrs. Ruthie continues her education through Goddard System University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Ruthie

Mrs Alycia, Lead Teacher Mrs. Alycia is the Lead Teacher in the Dolphins, Preschool 1 Classroom. She completed her ECE Units at Sierra College. She has been working with children since 2003 and enjoys watching them accomplish their goals. Mrs. Alycia's favorite part of being a teacher is seeing the excitement in each child's face as they meet a developmental milestone. Mrs. Alycia is passionate about Early Childhood Education because it's the foundation for a love of learning that will be carried through the child's life. During her free time, she enjoys time with her family and hiking, baking, and watching Kids' Baking Championship.

Mrs. Alycia continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Alycia

Mrs Shelby, Lead Teacher Mrs. Shelby has earned her Bachelor's Degree from Sacramento State University with a major in Child Development-Early Developmental Care and Education. She has been working with children since 2009 and loves to see the growth and development of children throughout the years. Mrs. Shelby strives to bring the best out of each student to help them become the best they can be.

Mrs. Shelby continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. Mrs. Shelby CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Shelby

Ms Courtney, Lead Teacher Ms. Courtney is a Lead Teacher in the Whales classroom. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. Ms. Courtney has been working with children since 2015 in numerous school settings and as a gymnastics coach. She is passionate about working with children because she can guide the children's learning through support and love. Ms. Courtney loves spending her days helping children find new opportunities to grow and learn.

Ms. Courtney continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Courtney

Mrs Danielle, Lead Teacher Mrs. Danielle is the Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten, Sharks Classroom. She received her Associate's Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Santa Rosa Junior College and went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from Sacramento State University in Child Development. Mrs. Danielle has several years of experience working in a school setting with children of all ages. She was the Daycare Supervisor at an elementary school for almost eight years. Mrs. Danielle was also a substitute teacher for schools in Sonoma County. She has experience working with children who have special needs. Mrs. Danielle has known from a very young age that she wanted to work with children when she grew up. Her passion is to teach! In her spare time, Mrs. Danielle enjoys being outdoors and going for walks at the lake with her dogs, Sierra and MoMo. She also enjoys watching baseball and football. Mrs. Danielle is very excited to be a part of The Goddard School and looks forward to watching the children learn and grow!

Mrs. Danielle continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Danielle

Ms Sibyl, Lead Teacher Ms. Sibyl is a Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten, Sharks Classroom. She has earned her Early Childhood Education units through Folsom Lake College. Ms. Sibyl holds an Associate Teaching Certificate along with an Assistant Teaching Certificate. She has been working with children since 2014 and enjoys watching children learn and grow. Ms. Sibyl is passionate about working with children because she can witness the children grow in their different developmental levels and reach their goals in early childhood education.

Ms. Sibyl continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Sibyl

Ms Chelsea, Assistant Teacher Ms. Chelsea is a Teacher in the Infant, Seahorses Classroom. She has earned her Early Childhood Education units from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. Ms. Chelsea has been working with children since 2012 and has been teaching since 2018. Her teaching philosophy is to learn through play. Every child needs a childhood and she believes that they learn best when they are having fun. Ms. Chelsea is excited to work with each of the children that come to the Goddard School.

Ms. Chelsea continues her education through Goddard System University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Chelsea

Mrs Tonya, Assistant Teacher Mrs. Tonya is a Teacher in the Crabs, First Steps Classroom. She has been involved in the early childhood education field since 2003 and had completed 30 early childhood education course units. Mrs. Tonya’s teaching philosophy is to have a loving, safe, and nurturing environment that stimulates learning. In her free time, Mrs. Tonya is an animal lover and she enjoys taking her three dogs to the dog park and cuddling with her cat. She has two grown sons that she tries to spend as much time as possible with.

Mrs. Tonya continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Tonya

Miss Miranda, Assistant Teacher Ms. Miranda is a Teacher in the Seals classroom. She has earned her degree in Child and Adolescent Development (ECE) through San Francisco State University. She has been professionally working with children since 2017 and enjoys watch them smile and have fun while learning. Ms. Miranda loves turtles. Ms. Miranda is passionate about working with children and when she’s not working, she loves to spend time with family and friends.

Ms. Miranda continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She also has completed a Livescan background check.

Miss Miranda

Ms Cassandra, Resource Ms. Cassandra is pursuing a major in Child Development. Ms. Cassandra started working with kids while volunteering at youth summer/school programs almost 10 years ago. Ms. Cassandra loves reading and enjoys the outdoors with family as often as possible. Ms. Cassandra looks forward to working with the Goddard families and getting to know new little people and their unique personalities.

Ms. Cassandra continues her education through Goddard System University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Cassandra

Mrs Debra, Resource Mrs. Debbie is a FLEX teacher working in all classrooms in our school. She has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for many years and previously ran her own home childcare. Mrs. Debbie completed her required coursework but is going to continue pursuing a degree in the ECE field. She is married with 3 grown children and is looking forward to spoiling her new grandbaby!

Mrs. Debbie continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Debra

Ms Kelly, Resource Ms. Kelly is a FLEX teacher for our classrooms. She is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in sign language. Ms. Kelly has been working with kids for over 5 years and enjoys finding ways to learn and connect with them. Ms. Kelly enjoys hiking and anime movies. Ms. Kelly is excited to help each child grow and reach their developmental goals.

Ms. Kelly continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid Certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Kelly

Mrs Nameeta, Resource Mrs. Nameeta is a graduate of Agricultural Science and Education. In India, Mrs. Nameeta conducted science classes for 3rd-8th graders. She earned her Early Childhood Education units form Folsom Lake College. In addition to her Associate Teaching Certificate, she has applied for Assistant Teaching and her Site-Supervisor permit. Mrs. Nameeta is CPR and First Aid Certified. She finds that working with young children provides great satisfaction as you see them develop and grow to their full potential.

Mrs. Nameeta continues her education through Goddard System University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Nameeta

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