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The Goddard School of Millburn (Short Hills)

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.

161 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, New Jersey 07041
973-671-4500 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
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The Goddard School of Millburn (Short Hills)

Meet  Laura

Meet Laura

Owner
A graduate of Columbia University’s Teachers College and The Pingry School where also she taught English, leadership, and mindfulness for ten years, Laura is the owner and visionary for The Goddard School of Millburn. In 2002, Laura wrote that “the purpose of education is to simultaneously prepare our children for the world, and to craft a better world for them to inhabit. When we consider the question, “what is the purpose of education?” we might really be asking “what is the purpose of human life? And how might we actualize this purpose together?” A lifetime of study, reflection, and joyful perseverance has manifested in one answer: The Goddard School of Millburn. Inspired by a lifelong commitment to teaching and learning, a recognition of education’s vital role in human achievement, and a sense of urgency regarding the importance of early childhood development, Laura is honored to be the owner of a world-class Goddard preschool. Laura is thrilled to be fulfilling her life’s purpose with her husband Sean by her side: raising their four daughters - Laxmi, Padma Kara, Anjali and Seraphine- and bringing the Goddard School of Millburn to life!
  • 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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