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The Goddard School of Sparks

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.

School Address: 14630 York Road
Sparks, Maryland 21152
School Phone Number: 410-472-2232 , School Hours: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Sparks

Meet  Mike and Janelle

Meet Mike and Janelle

Janelle & Mike Glasser, School Owners - Janelle and Mike thank you for being a part of Goddard's family! They are the parents of three children, ages 22, 21 and 18. They opened this school after much soul searching to find the perfect family-friendly business that makes a tangible, positive difference in the world. Janelle spent seven years at home raising the kids before opening The Goddard School®. Prior to that, she worked for many years in events coordinating, advertising and Public Relations. She began her professional life as an elementary school teacher and is thrilled to return to the world of children! Her focus on the school is program development, curricular planning and staff development. Mike worked for many years in the technology field, including programming, computer sales and service as well as internet sales. Mike joined the school full-time in its second year of operation. He has many opportunities to put his IT skills to use, keeping the classroom computers running and helping his IT-challenged wife handle the intricacies of the modern world. He loves being involved in the day-to-day operation of the school and considers the many parents, students and teachers as extensions of his own family. Being in the preschool and childcare business has been very satisfying and fun!
  • 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

  • December 9 Pizza Day 11 AM - 12 PM
  • December 13 Pizza Day 11 AM - 12 PM
  • December 16 Pizza Day 11 AM - 12 PM
  • December 20 Pizza Day 11 AM - 12 PM
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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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