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The Goddard School of Washington DC (The Wharf)

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: 910 7th Street SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20024
School Phone Number: 202-318-1818 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Washington DC (The Wharf)

Meet  Taylor

Meet Taylor

Owner
My name is Taylor Pope and I am the on-site owner of The Goddard School in Washington, DC (first and only)! I am a third-generation franchisee, originally from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia where my family owns two other Goddard Schools (Virginia Beach “Lynnhaven” and Chesapeake). I attended Marymount University, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. My wife Ashley and I met at Marymount and live in Arlington with our two dogs; Penelope and Nelson. Aside from continuing my family's business, I was inspired to open my own School so that I have a place for my own children to one day attend, grow up and become life-long learners! I am very excited to bring Goddard into the DC market and offer high quality childcare to the families in our Southwest community.
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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 7 Parent Partnership Meeting
  • January 4 Parent Partnership Meeting
  • February 1 Parent Partnership Meeting
  • March 1 Parent Partnership Meeting
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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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