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The Goddard School of Fanwood (Scotch Plains)

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.

324 South Avenue
Fanwood, New Jersey 07023
908-232-5250 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Fanwood (Scotch Plains)

Meet  Tracy

Meet Tracy

Owner
Owner - Tracy Brace As a resident of Scotch Plains and a parent of three children, Tracy opened a childcare center to fulfill her personal need for a safe, loving and stimulating preschool environment for her own children, as well as to pursue a rewarding profession where she can have a meaningful impact on the daily lives of children and their families. Tracy earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her MBA at NYU's Stern School of Business. She started her career in financial research. She has been working in early childhood education and operating The Goddard School located in Fanwood, NJ since 2007.
  • 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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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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