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Our Classrooms

From your littlest learner to your school-aged star, our classrooms are safe and caring spaces that encourage discovery and spark imagination in everyday learning opportunities. We embrace science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) concepts through educational experiences while fine-tuning social-emotional skill development. Each classroom at The Goddard School gives your child the chance to grow in big ways. 

Infant

Your baby will be safety nestled in loving arms within a nurturing environment that allows them to develop foundational physical skills and emotional connections while building new relationships with teachers and friends. Your child will learn skills like: 

List bullet icon Forming and maintaining a secure attachment to a parent or caregiver.
List bullet icon Using their senses to investigate the world around them.
List bullet icon Making simple vocal sounds and movements to express themselves.
List bullet icon Rolling, crawling and pulling themselves up to explore their surroundings.
List bullet icon Using fine motor skills and hand movements to hold and manipulate objects intentionally.

First Steps

As your little one continues to grow, our first steps classroom provides the gentle support and encouragement needed to start independently exploring the world around them using all five senses. Your child will learn skills like:  

List bullet icon Exploring their environment and experiences to make meaningful connections.
List bullet icon Using fine and gross motor movement with persistence to increase body control and awareness.
List bullet icon Building independence with self-help tasks.
List bullet icon Learning context for people, places and experiences.
List bullet icon Expressing early language, creativity and emotions in encouraging ways.

Toddler

In our toddler classroom, children develop their independence through fun learning experiences as they build valuable skills they need to interact with the world around them. Caring, patient teachers guide toddlers through exploration while helping to establish crucial social-emotional skills. Your child will also learn skills like: 

List bullet icon Singing or reciting a song or rhyme.
List bullet icon Demonstrating an understanding of positional words, and simple one- or two-step directions.
List bullet icon Participating in simple, short, back and forth conversational exchanges.
List bullet icon Reacting with appropriate social and emotional responses to what’s happening in their learning environment.
List bullet icon Controlling their body movements during play and other tasks.

Get Set

The fun and excitement of learning through exploration continues in our get set classroom, where little ones begin to transition to preschool routines and new conventions of play. Your child will learn skills like:  

List bullet icon Grasping tools and utensils with intention to make more precise lines or scribbles.
List bullet icon Describing and finding meaning in what they create.
List bullet icon Collaborating with teachers or classmates when solving a problem, adopting a new solution and applying it.
List bullet icon Working on life skills such as dressing, potty training, sharing and empathy for others.
List bullet icon Attempting to accomplish routine tasks independently.
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Preschool

The preschool program introduces your child to a cooperative learning environment where they can discover interests and learn in more structured ways. In the preschool classroom, caring and compassionate teachers help your little one turn everyday experiences into fun, educational opportunities. Your child will also learn skills like: 

List bullet icon Verbally counting to 10, counting items they select and learning the difference between numeracy and counting.
List bullet icon Building their vocabularies and expanding their language skills by using words to refer to and describe familiar people, animals, objects and situations.
List bullet icon Engaging in imaginative play and using props to learn about the dramatic arts.
List bullet icon Understanding turn-taking, developing the capacity to wait and communicating to others when it is their turn.
List bullet icon Playing cooperatively with or near a small group of children and forming unique, authentic friendships with classmates.
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Pre-K

As your child prepares for kindergarten and beyond, our pre-k classroom features lots of fun opportunities for learning and innovation to occur every day! Your child will learn skills like: 

List bullet icon Thoughtfully developing a strategy for performing a task and then finishing it.
List bullet icon Classifying objects by color, size or shape, and then reclassifying them by a distinctly different characteristic.
List bullet icon Using math concepts such as counting from 10 to 20 accurately as well as simple addition and subtraction.
List bullet icon Remaining focused on a task even when other activities are going on around them.
List bullet icon Exploring writing and reading skills, identifying sounds and other concepts of phonics.
List bullet icon Offering to share materials with a classmate without encouragement or prompting from an adult.

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