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The Goddard School of Thornton

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.

4203 E. 136th Avenue
Thornton, Colorado 80602
303-254-4144 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Thornton

Meet  Jena and PJ

Meet Jena and PJ

Owner
We can't believe we own two amazing Goddard Schools. We opened a school in Thornton in 2007 and loved getting to know all the families and watching the children as they learn and grow so we thought we we would do it a second time. We were blessed to open our second school in Arvada in 2011. You can never have a bad day working here because your next smile, laugh, or hug is just around the corner which makes this a great place to be. We love living in Colorado and we definitely take advantage of all the great things to do here. I graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in psychology and a Colorado teaching credential. I began my teaching career in Costa Rica then came back here to Colorado and taught for Denver Public Schools and Douglas County Schools. PJ graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Computer Information Systems then went into the IT industry. We love what we do and can't wait to see what the future holds.
  • 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
  • October 2 Family Portraits 8 AM - 5 PM
  • October 3 Family Portraits 8 AM - 5 PM
  • October 27 Pumpkin Decorating Contest
  • October 28 Pumpkin Decorating Contest
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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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