The Goddard School of Canton (Hickory Flat)

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.

140 Foster Road
Woodstock, Georgia 30188
770-720-1311 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
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The Goddard School of Canton (Hickory Flat)

Meet  Mary Kay

Meet Mary Kay

Mary Kay Buquoi, Ed.S., is the on-site owner of The Goddard School located at 140 Foster Road in Hickory Flat/Canton. Mary Kay is a parent of a twelve year old and an eight year old and recognizes the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. The Buquoi family enjoys playing at the park, traveling, swimming and participating in community run events. Their family resides in nearby Ball Ground and they are happy to provide Goddard's outstanding program to the children in the Hickory Flat/Canton neighborhood. Mary Kay earned a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from University of West Georgia, a Master's degree in Educational Research from Georgia State University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. Her background includes seven years of teaching experience, five years of teaching kindergarten and two years experience working with English Language Learners and the Early Intervention Program. In addition, she has been the proud on-site owner of The Goddard School since July 2011.
  • 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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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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