The Goddard School of Blaine

School Address: 12612 Central Avenue NE
, Blaine, Minnesota 55434
School Phone Number: 763-275-9797 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Parenting Webinars

Check out our free Parenting with Goddard webinars! Each webinar offers helpful advice from our early childhood education experts on hot topics in parenting.

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Blaine is more than a warm and nurturing place. It's more than a great education for your child. It's peace of mind.

We believe in providing high-quality education, in the most loving and safe environment for children. Communication, transparency, and integrity, are core to how we operate our school and set children up for success.

Meet  Michael

Meet Michael

Mike and Nini Sokol are the owners of The Goddard School of Blaine, the 2020 & 2021 Reader's Choice Best Preschool in Blaine and Spring Lake Park. Nini graduated from St. Thomas with a degree in Finance and is a Sr. Manager at Target Corp. Mike graduated from the U of MN with a degree in Biology, and Carlson School of Management with an MBA. He left his 21-year career at Best Buy to pursue his passion in bringing this school to the community. He still teaches at the U of MN, and supports primary and secondary education non-profits in MN. As parents of 3 small children - Isaac, Asher, and Elin - they understand the importance of whole-child development and have watched their own children thrive as Goddard students. Creating a safe, nurturing and high-quality Goddard School in the Blaine community is part of their vision to support community give-back and educate our future leaders. Mike and Nini look forward to welcoming you to the school and being part of the Goddard family!
  • 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

  • March 21 National Art Day! 10 - 11 AM
  • March 23 Social Studies: Learning about Ramadan
  • March 27 Autism Awareness Week
  • April 6 Picture Day! 8 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.

Our programs go beyond academics and help children develop important social-emotional skills like kindness, empathy, responsible decision making and more.  

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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