The Goddard School of Urbana

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.

3825 Carriage Hill Drive
Urbana, Maryland 21704
240-699-0006 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Urbana

Meet  Jill

Meet Jill

My name is Jill Pelicano and I earned my Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Resources with a concentration in Community and Family Services and Early Childhood Education from The University of Delaware. For the ten years prior to opening our school, John and I worked side by side in the Education Management arena, running one of the country’s most recognized CPA Exam Review programs (YAEGER CPA Review). Once we had children, and after a bad experience in a traditional daycare setting, we decided to apply our years of Educational Management experience to our "NEW" DREAM, opening a premiere Pre-School for our children, and in our community…The Goddard School Urbana. We opened The Goddard School Urbana on January 5th 2009, and have just celebrated our 10-year anniversary. Since opening we have continuously striven to provide an educationally STEAM + Literacy focused, warm nurturing environment that Is beneficial to all children. Owning our own Goddard School has been such a wonderful experience. We are fortunate to have had the honor of touching so many lives within our community.
  • 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
  • September 27 "How do we create solutions?
  • September 28 "How do we create solutions?
  • September 28 Childrens YOGA with Ms. Olga 9 - 11 AM
  • September 29 "How do we create solutions?
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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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