The Goddard School of Orange Park

School Address: 415 Meldrum Lane
, Orange Park, Florida 32065
School Phone Number: 904-291-9991 , School Hours: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our School

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

Welcome to The Goddard School in OakLeaf Plantation! We promise to take a personal interest in your family. Ours is the only preschool in the community that has maintained a constant and onsite Owner/Director leadership team for 17 years. And, our teacher tenure is the best you will find anywhere...guaranteed! Visit us soon to see why we are the best choice for preschool and child care. We are certain you will find everything you are looking for right here! —Valerie & Jenn, Owners

Meet  Jenn

Meet Jenn

Onsite Owner
Welcome to our school! I launched this school in 2007 as Center Director and was invited into Ownership in 2015. My passion and leadership have been recognized by Goddard Systems—for creating an outstanding school culture based on TRUST that achieves notably high teacher tenure and family commitment. As the Onsite Owner, I am in the school daily as the primary contact for our families. I oversee the total experience of our teachers, children, and families, ensuring that our school is always delivering the best quality care and education. It is a significant commitment we make—to have a dedicated onsite owner—and one of the key attributes that make us stand out in the hearts and lives of the families we serve. During my 25-year career, this school is truly my highest professional & personal investment. My family lives right here in OakLeaf Plantation—cheering it all the way! All three of my children are proud Pre-K graduates of my Goddard school; the third just graduated in 2023.
  • 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 27 Outdoor Classroom - Messy Mondays! 9 AM - 12 PM
  • May 27 Spirit House Yoga Program! 9 AM - 12 PM
  • June 3 Spirit House Yoga Program! 9 AM - 12 PM
  • June 3 Outdoor Classroom - Messy Mondays! 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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