Exterior of The Goddard School in Skokie Illinois.

The Goddard School of Skokie (Evanston/ Wilmette)

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.

9651 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
847-773-0200 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
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The Goddard School of Skokie (Evanston/ Wilmette)

Meet  Andrew & Mary Fratini

Meet Andrew & Mary Fratini

Hello, we are Andrew and Mary Fratini, proud owners of the NAEYC Accredited Goddard School® located in Skokie, Illinois. We are thrilled to be able to provide The Goddard School’s outstanding program to the children and families in the North Shore. Andrew is a graduate of The University of Dayton with a degree in Electronic Media. Before opening The Goddard School, Andrew spent his career in the healthcare industry working as a Director of Client Success for a healthcare software company. Mary graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Finance before working in sales and event marketing for eighteen years. Recognizing the need and demand for a high quality alternative to daycare, we decided to open the Goddard School in August of 2016. Very simply our mission is to offer families the absolute best preschool for early childhood development. We are also committed to providing an eco-friendly environment for our students and are proud to be offering an organic food program. We invite your family to visit our beautiful, NAEYC Accredited school in Skokie. We are excited to introduce you to our incredible faculty, including our Executive Director and Assistant Directors of Education and Operations, and look forward to talking with you about The Goddard School’s play-based curriculum. Thank you for the opportunity to share in your child's growth!
  • 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
  • October 4 Picture Day 8 AM - 12 PM
  • October 5 Picture Day-Day 2 8 AM - 12 PM
  • October 13 Wear Pink Day!
  • October 15 Block Challenge
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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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