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The Goddard School of Gilbert (Higley)

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.

School Address: 1420 N. Higley Road
Gilbert, Arizona 85234
School Phone Number: 480-830-6028 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Gilbert (Higley)

Meet  Van

Meet Van

Owner
Ms. Van is the owner of the Goddard School on Higley Road since 2011. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the education field in various capacities, from being a lead-teacher in premier private preschools to being a vice-principal of a public elementary school. She won several best-teacher awards in her career. Ms. Van strongly values education. She believes children have an incredible capacity to learn in the early years. A day we waste in teaching something new to a child is a day lost forever. Children who enter kindergarten should have firm concepts of basic math and science/technologies without sacrificing their appreciation for the Arts. That is why the STEAM curriculum at this school is very robust. Ms. Van also believes having fun is a much-needed component to promote a life-long love of learning. Ms. Van earns a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She has two daughters who read before four years old. One of the daughters went on and graduated from UC Berkeley University. The other one graduated from Stanford University.
  • 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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  • Faculty

    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

  • December 1 Pass the Smile 10 - 11 AM
  • December 2 Art with a Friend 10 - 11 AM
  • December 3 The Sharing Song 10 - 11 AM
  • December 6 Puterbugs Computer Lab 9 - 10 AM
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It's Their Time to Thrive!

This year is your child’s time to thrive! Find out how The Goddard School sets your child up for success, so they’re prepared to confidently take on the world around them. 

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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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LEARNING YOUR CHILD LOVES

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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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