The Goddard School of Mokena
(New Lenox)

School Address: 11900 Francis Road
, Mokena, Illinois 60448
School Phone Number: 708-390-8880 , School Hours: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Mokena (New Lenox) is a warm and nurturing space where extraordinary awaits your child each and every day.

Meet  Neel & Dolon

Meet Neel & Dolon

After three decades as a consultant, manager and executive in software companies, it became clear to Neel that education is the most important ingredient to improve lives. Foundation of higher education is high-quality early childhood education. After carefully considering several options Neel and Dolon chose The Goddard School because of its unsurpassed reputation of play based learning curriculum. The Goddard School has been rated #1 in early childhood education every year since 2000 and enjoys an excellent national reputation. Neel earned a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and Automated Systems from highly reputed universities in India. Over the last decade, he was part of an executive management team, as a Director and Vice President of worldwide consulting operations in 5 continents. Neel and Dolon are married for 30 years and raised two children. Their daughter earned a degree in Bioengineering and their son is studying Computer Science Engineering. Dolon has been intimately involved in shaping the school with the finer details and selecting teachers. They look forward to getting to know you and your family!
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    Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care.

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    Education becomes extraordinary when teachers like you help little learners achieve big goals! If you want to make a difference in the lives of young children in a supportive, engaging environment, apply today!

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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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Summer with Goddard

Our summer program is all about exciting outdoor adventures, child-led discovery and fun learning experiences. Your children will be encouraged to follow their natural curiosity as they develop new skills, build their confidence and celebrate accomplishments all summer long!

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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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