The Goddard School of Hockessin

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.

157 Lantana Drive
Hockessin, Delaware 19707
302-223-2205 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Hockessin

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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  • 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
  • September 27 School Rules 9 - 10 AM
  • September 28 Friendship Web 10 AM - 12 PM
  • September 29 Be My Friend 9 - 10 AM
  • September 30 Partner Art 9 AM - 12 PM
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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.

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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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