The Goddard School of Hockessin

School Address: 157 Lantana Drive
, Hockessin, Delaware 19707
School Phone Number: 302-223-2205 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our School

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

Meet  Genelle

Meet Genelle

We are the Craig's and we are the owners of The Goddard School® located in Hockessin. Genelle graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She also attained a Master's degree in Elementary School Administration and certificates in Elementary School Teaching and Special Education. Genelle taught for twelve years at the Christina School District and has served as an adjunct professor with Wilmington University in their Education Department for five years. She enjoys the sun, beach and most of all spending time with her husband and four children. Christian attended the University of Delaware and Goldey Beacom College where he received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He worked for MBNA for several years and served as a Business Investment Manager for Wachovia Bank. Christian enrolled at Wilmington University and received his Master's degree in Middle and High School Teaching. He enjoys mountain biking, golfing, and coaching children's sports. We are very excited and proud to be the owners of The Goddard School® located in Hockessin! We love the preschool programs that we can provide to the children in our care. Our door is always open for comments and questions. Welcome to our School!
  • 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

  • May 20 My body! 9 AM - 12 PM
  • May 21 Head, shoulders, knees, & toes! 9 AM - 12 PM
  • May 22 Yoga! 9 AM - 12 PM
  • May 23 Obstacle course! 9 AM - 12 PM
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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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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.  

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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