The Goddard School of Washington DC
(The Wharf)

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

Parenting Webinars

Check out our free Parenting with Goddard webinars! Each webinar offers helpful advice from our early childhood education experts on hot topics in parenting.

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Washington DC (The Wharf) is more than a warm and nurturing place. It's more than a great education for your child. It's peace of mind.

Meet  Taylor

Meet Taylor

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/operates one other Goddard School (Virginia Beach “Lynnhaven”) . I attended Marymount University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. My wife Ashley and I met at Marymount and currently live in Alexandria with our two dogs; Penelope and Nelson. Our daughter, Lyla, was born July 16, 2022 and is enrolled in our School's Infant program! We are only a month away from opening more space in Phase 2 of The Wharf development! Our new School will accommodate children 6 weeks - 18 months, and is completed with a private indoor gym! I am honored to provide the DC market with a high quality childcare option, and look forward to serving EVEN MORE families within the Southwest community!
  • Virtual Tour

    You and your family can now tour our School from the comfort of your home!

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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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  • 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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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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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.  

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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