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Meet Our Goddard Family

Our expertly trained and experienced teachers and staff blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care to help your child have fun while growing physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Careers

If you want to help shape the hearts and minds of young children in a fun, nurturing environment, we’d love to have you work with us! We’re always looking for great teachers to join our family.

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Warm, Nurturing & Highly Trusted

Learning happens best in a warm and nurturing environment, which is why our teachers take the time to make sure your little one feels safe and cared for every day to help them develop a lifelong love of learning. 

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Expertise & Skills

Our caring teachers are highly experienced in the best methods to support your child with teachable moments of exploration, discovery and learning each and every day. 

 Gina

Gina

Owner
On-Site Owner • Master of Business Administration from Florida International University in 1996 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2007 • Favorite Childhood Book: “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein • Favorite Part of Teaching: Getting to love on the children.
 Shelley

Shelley

Director
Director • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Perimeter College in 2013. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Administration from Ashford University in August 2015 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2006 • Favorite Childhood Book: “Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes” by Faith Jaques • Favorite Part of Teaching: Being an integral part in the love and learning the children receive daily.
 Krystle

Krystle

Assistant Director
First Steps Teacher / QA Coordinator • Associates Degree in Child Development from Moraine Valley Chicago in May 2011 and Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Walton University in 2023 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2008 • Favorite Childhood Book: “My Many Colored Day” by Dr. Seuss • Favorite Part of Teaching: Experiencing my students unconditional love.
 Laura

Laura

Assistant Director
Curriculum Coordinator • Child Development Associates in 2018 and Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Administration from Ashford University in 2024 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2006 • Favorite Childhood Book: "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein • Favorite Part of Teaching: Being over curriculum allows me to utilize all the knowledge I have gained throughout the last decade in the classroom to better assist teachers in theirs. I love seeing our amazing curriculum in full action in the classrooms and children learning so much through play and interactions.
 Alexis

Alexis

Lead Teacher
Toddler Teacher • Associates Degree in Psychology from the University of North Georgia in 2021 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2015 • Favorite Childhood Book: "How Do Dinosaurs" by Jane Yolen • Favorite Part of Teaching: Watching the children learn and realize all the things they can do. I also love watching their personalities form and start to show which is why I love two-year olds.
 Harmonie

Harmonie

Lead Teacher
Kindergarten Teacher • Child Development Associates in 2015, Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Liberty University in 2019 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2007 • Favorite Childhood Book: "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle • Favorite Part of Teaching: Watching my students learn and grow.
 Jamie

Jamie

Lead Teacher
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lanier Technical College in 2005 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 1986 • Favorite Childhood Book: "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak • Favorite Part of Teaching: Children telling me their thoughts and me listening.
 Kapree

Kapree

Lead Teacher
Infant Teacher • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2008 from Ashworth University • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2000 • Favorite Childhood Book: “Pete the Cat” by Eric Litwin • Favorite Part of Teaching: I love to see children learn and grow. They all have their own personality and grow in different ways.
 Marlene

Marlene

Lead Teacher
Preschool I Teacher • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of North Georgia December 2018 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2015 • Favorite Childhood Book: "Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson • Favorite Part of Teaching: I love watching the children put to use the skills they have been taught. It’s also fun to watch them feel proud of themselves for accomplishing something.
 Katie

Katie

Assistant Teacher
First Steps Teacher • Technical Certificate of Credit in Early Childhood Education from Lanier Tech in 2022. • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2015 • Favorite Childhood Book: “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” by Laura Numeroff • Favorite Part of Teaching: Seeing the joy on the children’s faces when they come to school every day. I love their excitement when I walk into the classroom.
 Lupita

Lupita

Assistant Teacher
Toddler Teacher • Johnson High School 2018 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2019 • Favorite Childhood Book: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff • Favorite Part of Teaching: Getting the love and hugs from all the students. I enjoy watching them grow, play, laugh, and learn which fills my heart with joy.
 Madison

Madison

Assistant Teacher
After School Teacher • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Georgia in 2024 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2020 • Favorite Childhood Book: "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak • Favorite Part of Teaching: Interacting and helping with students succeed.
 Mari

Mari

Assistant Teacher
Preschool II Teacher • Associates of Business Degree • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2015 • Favorite Childhood Book: “Are You My Mother” by Dr. Seuss • Favorite Part of Teaching: I love watching child's eyes light up when they master a skill they learned.
 Melina

Melina

Assistant Teacher
Preschool I Teacher • Bachelor's Degree in General Special Education from Georgia Gwinnett College in 2024 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2015 • Favorite Childhood Book: "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein • Favorite Part of Teaching: I love being able to watch my students grow into unique individuals with different characteristics and unique qualities that make them each beautiful in their own way.
 Milaya

Milaya

Assistant Teacher
Infant Teacher • High School Diploma from Harrison Central in 2016 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2017 • Favorite Childhood Book: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff • Favorite Part of Teaching: Making a positive impact in children's lives.
 Olivia

Olivia

Assistant Teacher
Preschool I Teacher • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Gwinnett College in 2023 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2021 • Favorite Childhood Book: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff • Favorite Part of Teaching: To watch and be a part of the children growing and developing into themselves.
 Samantha

Samantha

Assistant Teacher
Pre-K Teacher • Child Development Associates from Lanier Tech in 2018 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2016 • Favorite Childhood Book: "I’ll Always Love You" by Hans Wilhelm • Favorite Part of Teaching: I love doing arts and crafts with the children.
 Stevie

Stevie

Assistant Teacher
Fabulous Floater • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2019 • Favorite Childhood Book: "The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister • Favorite Part of Teaching: Building relationships with the children and seeing the smile on their faces with every new thing they learn.
 Stephanie

Stephanie

Resource
Resource Teacher • High School Diploma from Harrison Central in 2016 • Entered Early Childhood Education in 2021 • Favorite Childhood Book: “Duck for President” by Doreen Cronin • Favorite Part of Teaching: Doing learning activities that involves math and science. I also genuinely enjoy working with children!

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