Meet Our Goddard Family

Our expertly trained and experienced teachers and staff blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care to help your child have fun while growing physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.


If you want to help shape the hearts and minds of young children in a fun, nurturing environment, we’d love to have you work with us! We’re always looking for great teachers to join our family.

Check Out Our Job Listings

Warm, Nurturing & Highly Trusted

Learning happens best in a warm and nurturing environment, which is why our teachers take the time to make sure your little one feels safe and cared for every day to help them develop a lifelong love of learning. 

Expertise & Skills

Our caring teachers are highly experienced in the best methods to support your child with teachable moments of exploration, discovery and learning each and every day. 

  •  Marianne


    Hi I'm Marianne Romola the owner of the Goddard School of Montclair. My husband Jim Freda and I have had the pleasure of running the Goddard School of Sparta for the last 17 years. We had gained the status of being one of Goddard franchises top NJ schools and we will continue to uphold that reputation in Montclair. We are very proud of our son Gavin who was a graduate of our school and now a student at Indiana University. We reside in Kinnelon NJ where we play a very active roll in the community. I have a bachelor of science in textile marketing and a culinary certificate from New York restaurant school. My husband and I have been very fortunate to have owned a deli and catering business for 27 years in our home town. We have an adorable little dog named Brooklyn and enjoy spending time with our son traveling and going to Yankee games. We are very excited to start this new venture in Montclair and delighted to be a part of educating our community's youth.
  •  Alissa


    Hi my name is Alissa DelConte and I am the Director. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for 15 years. I graduated from Kean University with a B.A in English. While at Kean I studied P-12 general education as well as special education. I am coming from The Goddard School in Sparta. I have been there for almost 8 years. While I was at that school I was the toddler teacher, the Get Set teacher, the Preschool teacher, and the Pre-k teacher. I am leaving that school as the Assistant Director. I have a true passion for working with the youngest learners. I believe in a safe and fun learning environment and I think all children have something special they can bring to their own educational journey. I am very excited to be joining the Montclair Community and I look forward to watching your children learn and grow with us here at The Goddard School.
  •  Clarissa


    Two's A
    I am an energetic, motivated, nurturing person. I love children and teaching them tools to use in school and in life. Watching the eagerness in children as they learn new things on a daily basis is fulfilling to me. I am not afraid to get messy and silly in order to properly teach my students but also have a great time doing so. I have 2 children who are both boys. My sons are Aydin (7) and Kareem (19). Let's just say I am not afraid of the rough, tough, athleticism, and emotional rollercoasters that come with little boys. I welcome all personalities in any classroom I work in.
  •  Nathia


    Two's B
    I have been working in childcare for over 15 years, working with infants through middle schoolers. I believe that a strong, loving bond between a teacher and child is the best foundation for helping young learners thrive. I myself am a mom of seven wonderful children, so family is a huge part of my life. One thing I love to do with my family and my class is sing, so you may catch your little one humming a tune a few times! Some other things I love are the movie theLion King, dancing, and playing games.
  •  Orianna


    Toddler A
    I’m honored to be working with your child at the Goddard School. I have been working in childcare since 2018, which is where my love of children and passion for childcare grew. I’m excited to be a part of a wonderful team of caretakers working to build this a safe place for your children. In my free time, I love going on walks, shopping and reading. My favorite childrens book to read is The Cat in the Hat. I cannot wait to meet your little ones!
  •  Selina


    Get Set
    I’m currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science as a double major in Nursing and early childhood education at the Stony Brook School. I want to be able to make a difference in a child’s life and both of these allow me the opportunity to do so. My previous work experiences have allowed me to learn crucial skills while maintaining the confidence needed to succeed in a work environment. My leadership and management experiences, particularly working in retail and education, are examples of my sense of responsibility and motivation, which allowed me to develop better interpersonal, and communication skills when working with others. My other interests includes arts and crafts, I enjoy drawing, painting, sculpting. Opening my mind to creativity. I can't wait to share my interests with your children!
  •  Keyonna


    Infant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Keyonna, I am 23 years old. After taking childhood development 1&2 in high school, and teaching children that were brought in to my school, I then knew I wanted to be a teacher. After graduating Highschool, I worked fulltime at a daycare, and I have also been nannying for 6 years. Being able to see the growth and help with the development with children is the most satisfying feeling. My motto is to care for the children as if they are my own. On my down time I enjoy going to the movies, trying new restaurants, and making vegan food.
  •  Jenniffer


    Toddler B
    I have been working with young children for 8 years. I find being and infant and toddler teacher to be very rewarding. Being an early childhood teacher, especially in the toddler age is extremely fun and tests your patience in the best way possible. Working with them is a dream come true. I appreciate seeing the progress the children make as they learn more about themselves, their teachers, their friends, and the world around them. My favorite part of the day is morning. I love reading books to them. My favorite children's book is My Five Senses. I love what I do, and I do it with a lot of love.
  •  Cheyenne


    Toddler B
    Hi! My name is Cheyenne Davis and I'm proud to be the trusted to care for your greatest gift, your children. I have been babysitting for years and have been working as an assistant teacher for about a year. My favorite part of the teaching experience is simply being there for children. This created a relationship that I truly cherish. When I'm not teaching, I like to spend time with my family, especially my niece Graelyn and our animals. When I am teaching, I especially like to have fun and dance around to really show the kids all the ways we can have fun!
  •  Monica


    Toddler A
    I'm super excited to be part a part of the team here at the Goddard School. My goal is to help every child self-express and implement growth every step of the way. I've been teaching for about a year and have earned my CDA. I am looking forward to creating an environment where children can foster positive interactions. A fun fact about me is I love the book The Giving Tree and also enjoy making creative arts with each child.
  •  Kendra


    My name is Kendra and I have been working in childcare for 6 years, working from your toddlers to preschool. To be a teacher, I believe you must be open to everything and build on what you already know. I am pursuing my CDA in preschool and already have a degree in early childhood education. I'm looking forward to building strong bonds with all the children at the Goddard School, not just the ones in my care. All the children I come across steal my heart and become my sweet baby. My favorite children's book is Dream Big, Little One.
  •  Samantha


    Two's B
    I graduated from The College of Charleston in 20222 with a BA in Computing in the Arts. Throughout my time in college, I volunteered at various after school programs working with children and teaching music, computer science and academic tutoring. I have always loved children and after working with a young children's STEM enrichment program, I have decided to switch career paths to early childhood care and education. I find immense joy in watching children discover, enjoy, and appreciate the world around them. I love finding new and engaging ways to educate and excite young children. I plan to return to school for a masters degree in early childhood education and become a preschool or kindergarten teacher.
  •  Valen


    Toddler C
    Hi! My name is Valen Banaga. I am a compassionate, nurturing, and an energetic person. I have been in the early education field since 2021 and I am committed on providing a safe and stimulating environment for young children to learn and grow. I have a CPR Certification and I am currently working on getting my CDA. I love working with children because each day is an opportunity to learn something new. Helping children succeed so they are prepared for the future is another reason why I enjoy working with them. I can’t wait to play and get to know you’re little ones in the classroom.
Twitter Facebook Linkedin Email Search