The Goddard School of Forked River

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: 214 Lacey Road
Forked River, New Jersey 08731
School Phone Number: 609-971-0051 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Forked River

Meet   Toni Ann

Meet Toni Ann

Owner
Toni Ann Eckerson - Hello! I am the proud owner of The Goddard School® located in Forked River New Jersey! I am an on-site owner who gives 110% to all of our children, parents and faculty. We strive for excellence in early childhood development and want to provide only the best in terms of health and safety and curriculum. I have over 18 years of experience as a teacher, director and owner in Early Childhood Education. My degree is in Psychology with a Minor in Musical Theater and I also have three children of my own!
  • 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

  • October 19 Pumpkin Picking 9 AM - 12 PM
  • October 22 Wear Pink for Cancer
  • October 28 Halloween Treat/Virtual Reader 12 - 1 PM
  • October 29 Halloween Event
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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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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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