The Goddard School of Goodyear

School Address: 13235 W. Thomas Road
, Goodyear, Arizona 85395
School Phone Number: 623-536-8185 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Goodyear is a warm and nurturing space where extraordinary awaits your child each and every day.

At The Goddard School in Goodyear, we believe in growing roots in our community. We nurture an internal community at our school and have an amazing faculty and families, past and present, who are committed to the best in early education. Please email us at for a link to our virtual tour and FAQ about our school.

Meet  JoEllen

Meet JoEllen

On-Site Owner
Welcome to The Goddard School! My name is Ms. JoEllen and I have had the privilege of serving as the school’s on-site owner since we opened our doors to students in 2009. In addition to my leadership role at our school, I have served on the Southwest Maricopa Regional Partnership Council for First Things First since 2016. I have three children, two of whom are Goddard graduates. My husband Sam and I love watching renovation shows and cheesy romantic movies. As a family, we enjoy traveling and playing games. Prior to opening the school, I was a stay-at-home mom and community volunteer. I have also worked as a corporate trainer. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from DePaul University, a Master’s Degree in Training & Development from Loyola University Chicago, and a Certificate in Early Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I look forward to growing roots in our community together!
  • 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

  • June 26 Water Day 9 - 11:30 AM
  • July 3 Water Day 9 - 11:30 AM
  • July 4 No School/ July 4
  • July 5 Summer Break
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Health and Safety

We work tirelessly to ensure your child thrives in a healthy, safe and warm environment. Within this secure and nurturing environment, your child is free to learn and discover their unique gifts.

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Find Their Extraordinary

We nurture your child’s unique potential by encouraging their natural curiosity so they’re prepared to confidently take on the world.

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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.

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

In our classrooms, creativity and curiosity blossom as children discover the wonder of learning. Through fun learning experiences (F.L.EX.®), your child will develop academic and social-emotional skills that will help them feel ready to take on the world.

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