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The Goddard School of Third Lake (Gurnee/ Grayslake)

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.

34638 North Highway 45
Third Lake, Illinois 60030
847-543-9075 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Third Lake (Gurnee/ Grayslake)

Meet  David

Meet David

Hello, my name is David Raye and I am the proud franchisee owner of The Goddard School in Third Lake.. We have been providing an integrated education and childcare program since 2004. After two decades as an executive in the corporate world, my two children, Emily & Evan, inspired me to dedicate my life to delivering high-quality education for infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children. I earned a Bachelors degree from Rutger’s University and an MBA in Executive Management from St. John’s University, New York. In my free time I enjoy traveling and spending time with my wife, Donna and our two adult children.
  • 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 26 Stretch & Grow Dance and Music 9 AM - 12 PM
  • July 29 Stretch & Grow Dance and Music 9 AM - 12 PM
  • August 2 Stretch & Grow Dance and Music 9 AM - 12 PM
  • August 5 Stretch & Grow Dance and Music 9 AM - 12 PM
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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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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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