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The Goddard School of Buckeye (Verrado)

The Goddard School is more than a warm and nurturing place. It’s more than a great education for your child. It’s peace of mind.

4320 N. School Hill Road
Buckeye, Arizona 85396
623-255-3290 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Buckeye (Verrado)

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Meet Nicole

Nicole, one of the school's on-site Co-Owners, grew up in the Cleveland suburb of Hudson, Ohio, and holds an Accounting degree from The Ohio State University. She relocated to Phoenix in 2002 and moved to Verrado in 2011 with her husband, where they now reside with their daughter, son, and their many pets. They are excited for their children to receive the same high-quality Goddard education that they have been providing to so many other West Valley children since 2009! Nicole's favorite children's book is "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss, and when she is not busy at the school, she enjoys hiking, reading, and riding her Peloton bike. She loves knowing that The Goddard School's safe and fun learning environment provides children with the confidence and foundation to help them attain their dreams.
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Our School

Welcome! We’re committed to your child’s health, safety and education, which is why we provide children with safe and healthy learning environments at our School.

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

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Special Programs

We enhance our play-based curriculum with a range of enrichment programs designed to fit your child’s interests. 

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Reviews & Recognition

We greatly value feedback we receive from parents and our communities, and are proud to share these publicly.

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Something Fun
Is Always Happening at Goddard!

Upcoming Events
  • July 1 Sprinkler & Snowcone Day 8 - 11 AM
  • July 5 Independence Day (Observed)
  • July 13 Sprinkler & Snowcone Day 8 - 11 AM
  • July 29 Sprinkler & Snowcone Day 8 - 11 AM
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Summer Programs

It's never too early to start planning for summer fun. Register today to secure your child's spot at The Goddard School’s Summer Camp, our exciting summer learning program! 

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What Teachers Mean to Me

Every member of the Goddard faculty has special, often extraordinary, gifts they share with their students.  When a child comes home happy and can’t wait to see their teacher the next day, tell us about it. Take this moment to celebrate your child’s teachers!  

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We work tirelessly to ensure children thrive in a healthy, safe and warm environment. Within this secure and nurturing environment, children can discover their unique gifts.

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Our programs go beyond academics and help children develop important social-emotional skills like kindness, empathy, responsible decision making and more.  

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The F.L.EX.® Learning framework is designed to provide a well-rounded learning experience in a safe, nurturing environment to help prepare children for school, careers and life. 

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