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. 

  •  Lauren


    Hello Parents! My name is Lauren Smallwood and I am the On-site owner of The Goddard School in South Windsor. I was born and raised in Connecticut and studied at The University of Connecticut, where I earned my Master's. The Goddard School, which is where my husband and I turned to care for our own children, has made a lasting impact on our family. We recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment, so this is an exciting opportunity for me to provide the best in early childhood development for you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you to our new school in Evergreen Walk!
  • Mrs Andrea

    Mrs Andrea

    Andrea has worked in early childhood education since 2010. Her career began as an assistant teacher in Massachusetts, which is where she found her love of education. Andrea quickly gained increasing responsibility, owing to her dedication and passion, which eventually led to roles in administration. Andrea says one of the most rewarding aspects of being Center Director is that it allows her to inspire and motivate other educators to be the best in the field! Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Merrimack College, with a concentration in school and society – a program that was designed specifically to prepare for a career as a Center Director. She also holds a minor in Elementary Education. Andrea joined the Goddard school in February of 2023, and is excited to be here at the brand-new South Windsor location!
  •  Alyssa


    Assistant Director
    Ms. Alyssa began in the ECE field in 2011. She holds her bachelor of science degree from the University of Hartford in social sciences. She was a lead Goddard Get Set teacher for 6 years and a Goddard parent. In her spare time she loves to watch her son play baseball and spend time with their dog Missy! Her favorite thing about childcare is building a bond with the families and watching the children grow.
  •  Katie


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Katie began in the field of ECE in 2020. She holds her associates degree in General studies as well as her Head teacher certification issued by the state of Connecticut. Ms. Katie enjoys the field of early childhood education because she enjoys watching the little ones grow and explore the world. In her spare time, she enjoys paddle boarding, spending time outside and listening to music.
  •  Lindsay


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lindsay began in the ECE field in 2023. She is a mom of four since 2006. Her children range in ages of zero to sixteen! She has experience with all scopes of ECE developmental milestones. Ms. Lindsay holds her bachelors degree in Criminal Justice with a sprinkling of Early Childhood Education classes. Her favorite part of the early childhood education field is seeing those happy looks on their faces when something "clicks". It means they figured it out! During her spare time, she loves to rock climb, garden and care for her many chickens and bees on her property.
  •  Maurice


    Lead Teacher
    Mr. Moe began working in the ECE field in 2006. He holds not only early childhood education credentials but his bachelors in Human Services. He loves watching the children grow and develop. When they love coming to school, so does he! Mr. Moe enjoys playing music and is multi-talented with many different instruments. He also just enjoys having fun!
  •  Emilee


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Emilee began in the ECE field in 2022. She holds her degree for Child Studies at Post University as well as her teaching credential from the state of Connecticut. For Emilee, her favorite part of education in watching children grow and achieve different milestones. She enjoys her free time by spending it with her daughter and family, going to the beach or pool, listening to music and coloring in adult coloring books. Ms. Emilee has lots of different interests!
  •  Sydney


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sydney began in the field of ECE in 2010. She holds her associates degree in Early Childhood Education She is in the process of obtaining her head teacher certification issued by the state of Connecticut as well! Her favorite thing about the field is the moment you can see a concept "clicking" for a child, aside from building those meaningful relationships with children and families. She loves the moment they truly understand something! Ms. Sydney loves to read, hike and spend time with family when she can!
  •  Ashlie


    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Ashlie began in the ECE field in 2021. She is currently working towards her bachelors degree with a double major in criminology and psychology. She has previously worked in another childcare center as a toddler teacher. In her spare time, Ms. Ashlie likes to spend time with friends and family as well as go to the movies. For Ms. Ashlie, her favorite thing about childcare is creating those bonds with the children and watching them grow and learn new things!
  •  Jaime


    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jaime began in the ECE field in 1997. She has completed a number of college courses and continues to learn professionally and personally in the field. She feels that her experience with children is amazing. She loves to learn how to care for them and learn from them as well. They are loving, kind, smart and fun. Her favorite thing about childcare is simply being with the children and creating that bond together. In Ms. Jaime's spare time she loves going to concerts and seeing local bands. She also enjoys cooking, reading and baking. Most of all, Ms. Jaime loves spending time with family.
  •  Kyla


    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Kyla began in the field of ECE in 2014. She has completed multiple coursed as ECSU and enjoys continuing to learn in the field. To start off her career she worked with before and after school care tailored to preschool aged children through second grade. She gained experience in different childcare centers and mainly works and enjoys preschool. In Ms. Kyla's spare time she enjoys things that have to do with make-up, fashion and music. For her, seeing a child's eyes light up when they understand or accomplish something new is what is is all about!
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