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The Goddard School of Eldersburg

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.

6300 Goddard Park Drive
Eldersburg, Maryland 21784
410-549-8822 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Eldersburg

Meet  Alec

Meet Alec

Owner
As the proud owner of The Goddard School since 1998, I am happy to introduce to you my Directors and Faculty. They are truly the people that have helped me establish and maintain our excellent program over the years. Please be sure to take a look at their brief introductions and call to schedule a time to come in and meet them. Establishing a place to work that is fun, fair and respectful has been a goal of mine since we opened. With many of our staff having taught here at The Goddard School for many years, I am pleased to have met this goal and will continue into the future. I am actively involved with the children on a daily basis and wouldn't have it any other way. While I also maintain all the financial, security and supervisory roles, my favorite time is the time in the classroom. My wife, Heather and I have three children and we use our personal parenting experiences to assist us in our understanding of children and their parents' daily challenges. My BA is in Child Psychology and I use this background and training daily to enrich the lives of children here at The Goddard School. I have been an EMT since 1988 and worked at Suburban Hospital in the Emergency Room for 8 years prior to opening the school. This background, combined with the years of volunteering for various EMS services pays off with the bumps and bruises that tend to occur as children explore their outside world. I have coached soccer teams, volunteered as a CASA child advocate and helped out in various volunteer roles through my children's experience in the public schools. I served on the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission Board from 2008 to 2019 and currently serve our community as the chairman of the Board of Directors for Carroll Hospital Center. I am committed to providing a safe, loving environment for children to learn and grow. One of the ways I do this is by maintaining a happy, respectful and fair place for people to work. Consistent staff helps provide the stability and knowledge necessary to guide each child, individually, as they develop through our program. As you look around, please include us on your list to visit and allow us the opportunity to share with you our program, our teachers and our facility. Thanks for visiting our web site, please email us at DEldersburgMD@GoddardSchools.com or call us directly at 410-549-8822 to set up a time to come in. https://www.goddardschool.com/parent-resources/parenting-under-five
  • 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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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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