Meet Our Goddard Family

Our expertly trained and experienced teachers and staff blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care to help your child have fun while growing physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.


If you want to help shape the hearts and minds of young children in a fun, nurturing environment, we’d love to have you work with us! We’re always looking for great teachers to join our family.

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Warm, Nurturing & Highly Trusted

Learning happens best in a warm and nurturing environment, which is why our teachers take the time to make sure your little one feels safe and cared for every day to help them develop a lifelong love of learning. 

Expertise & Skills

Our caring teachers are highly experienced in the best methods to support your child with teachable moments of exploration, discovery and learning each and every day. 

  •  Travis


    Hello, I'm Travis and I am so proud to be bringing The Goddard School to Bentonville, Arkansas. I graduated with a Bachelors in Bio/Chemistry from John Brown University. Prior to owning The Goddard School of Bentonville, I worked as a Buyer for Sam’s Club and Walmart for many years, before moving on to leading sales teams in the Minnesota and NW Arkansas areas. I have a passion for building businesses, meaningful leadership and communication, and fun-fact: I hold two separate patents! I am a dreamer, and truly learn something new every day. I enjoy woodworking, fly-fishing, golf, and telling dad-jokes while my three children still find me hysterical. I can't wait for you to see the incredible atmosphere of fun and learning that we strive to create daily at The Goddard School of Bentonville!
  •  Cecillia


    Hello, my name is Cecillia. (Ms CeCe, to my tiny students!) I am the Director of Education at the Goddard School of Bentonville. I am a lifelong learner and have many interests of study that center around Preschool Education, Nursing and Kinesiology. I have obtained my Directors Certification through Arkansas State University and I have also obtained my yoga instructor certification through Yoga Deza and personal training certification through the American Council on Exercise. I became a preschool teacher over thirteen years ago in Bentonville before teaching at a private school in Fayetteville for the past eleven years. While teaching in Fayetteville, I worked alongside a local studio to develop process-based art and movement classes for children. In my free time, I love to spend time with my husband and our four children. Together we enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and bumbling around the Farmer’s Market. I am grateful to be a part of The Goddard School of Bentonville. I am excited to invite your family to join us as we cultivate this amazing community of likeminded lifelong learners, through exciting play-based provocations to stimulate exploration and curiosity in your child!
  •  Leila


    Hello, my name is Leila and my husband Travis and I are the proud owners of The Goddard School in Bentonville, Arkansas. I graduated with a Bachelors in Graphic Design and Marketing from John Brown University. Prior to owning The Goddard School of Bentonville, I worked for DaySpring Cards, a division of Hallmark, as a Designer and Art Director. After becoming a mom to our first daughter (and TWINS a few years later!) I chose to leave the full-time work environment and start my own freelance design business, all while balancing the wild, amazing job that is motherhood. During those formative preschool years with my own young children, I learned that having support as a parent, as well as incredible early educational opportunities for my children, was a gift. I have a true passion to connect with families, genuinely know you as individuals, and to create an inspiring, unique, premier preschool experience for children that reflects the Bentonville and NW Arkansas community. Although Travis and I are a husband-and-wife team, I will be the on-site owner with Travis as a support role in our school. I love spending my free time running, creating beauty and a healthy lifestyle in my home, and loving on my own three children: supporting their activities and interests, volunteering at their schools, and giving back to the community.
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