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The Goddard School of Springfield

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.

3411 Hedley Road
Springfield, Illinois 62711
217-210-4545 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Springfield

Meet  Barbara

Meet Barbara

Owner
Ms. Barbara Burrows: Owner, The Goddard School Barbara has over fifteen years of Executive Human Resources experience to include such companies such as Kohler, Textron, ConAgra and GE Osmonics. She comes from a family of seven girls and adores her many nieces and nephews. Barbara is an advocate for making a difference in the lives of children and most recently has spent the last ten (10) years as The Goddard School franchise owner in Edwardsville and has served on several boards in Madison County. She is a Rotary member and plans to join a club in the Springfield area. She most recently has relocated to Springfield. Barbara has a daughter, Taylor, who is in the process of obtaining her doctorate in Pharmacy at St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP). Born in Wisconsin, Barbara enjoys many outdoor activities to include snowmobiling, fishing, golf, and is an avid runner. She is committed to providing an environment that is safe, loving, nurturing and enjoyable for learning. Barbara will be at the school daily and is available and accessible to children, parents and faculty.
  • 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
  • July 29 S.T.E.A.M Challenge
  • August 2 Sailing Lesson
  • August 3 Cooking Class
  • August 6 Splash Day!
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Summer Programs

It's never too early to start planning for summer fun. Register today to secure your child's spot at The Goddard School’s Summer Camp, our exciting summer learning program! 

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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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LEARNING YOUR CHILD LOVES

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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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