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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.

Careers

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.

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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. 

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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. 

Ms Jaynne

Ms Jaynne

Owner
Jaynne is the owner of The Goddard School located in Hastings on Hudson. She earned her BA in Dance from Point Park University and has taught dance and gymnastics to children of all ages for almost ten years. She has been a flight attendant for the last 20 years, but is most excited to be back in an environment that is dedicated to children and fun! Jaynne and her husband, John, have two children, and are committed to making their school a welcoming and nurturing environment for every child in their care.
Ms Casey

Ms Casey

Director
Ms. Casey is the Director of Operations. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English and Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master's Degree from Pace University. She has 10 years of experience in child care and has been with us for over eight years years. Casey has gained experience through teaching the ages of 18 months to 5 years old. Her experience ranges from Toddler gymnastics to structured learning. She believes that children learn and develop through a playful and nurturing environment.
Mrs Kristy

Mrs Kristy

Director
Ms. Kristy is the Educational Director of our school. She has earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development, and is currently enrolled to obtain a director's credential. Before becoming our educational director Kristy was a preschool teacher for over 17 years. She has over decade of experience in Creative curriculum and childhood assessment and 17 years of experience in play based programs. She has taught in ages ranging from 3 yrs old to 6 years old. She believes that children learn best through a play based philosophy. What we love about Ms. Kristy is her loving nature and patience.
Ms Ashley

Ms Ashley

Lead Teacher
Ms. Ashley is the Lead Teacher in our Prek 2 Classroom. She has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Benedict College in South Carolina, and she has also finished her CDA program. She has completed the Pyramid Model training for Preschool/ Prek. Ashley believes that playing is one of the key components of learning. She is energetic and enthusiastic, which helps promote our philosophy of learning through play.
Ms Frances

Ms Frances

Lead Teacher
Ms. Frances is the Lead teacher in our Pre Kindergarten classroom. She has her Associates Degree in Liberal Science from Mercy College. She has been working with young children for the past ten years and has always found the early education field to be very rewarding. Her personal philosophy is "Children will be children; encourage them and they will reach greatness."
 Joselyn

Joselyn

Lead Teacher
Joselyn is a wonderful addition to our Goddard Team as a lead teacher of the young toddler classroom. She has many years of experience working with young children. Joselyn is very outgoing and has a great demeanor. She is well-liked by all her peers and can work with any age group. Currently, she is working towards her CDA and early childhood certificate.
Ms Patty

Ms Patty

Lead Teacher
Ms. Patty is the Lead Teacher in the Get Set classroom. She has her CDA credential for Toddlers, as well as credits towards a degree. She also has 9 years experience working with children in the Early Childhood field. Ms patty strongly believes in learning through play and helping the children expand their imagination.
 Regina

Regina

Lead Teacher
Ms.Regina has worked with children from infants through 5 years of age for over 12 years and she is currently the lead teacher of our Preschool 1 classroom. She is currently enrolled in a Child Development Credential program. Ms.Regina has an infectious smile and exhibits a true sense of love for teaching. She also strives to make each day an enjoyable experience for each one of her students.
 Stephanie

Stephanie

Lead Teacher
Stephanie is the Lead Teacher in the Get Set 1 Classroom. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders and has been a lead teacher at the Yonkers YMCA for the passed year. Previously, she has been a camp director and counselor at various camps. We love her mellow personality and easy going nature.
 Stratiana

Stratiana

Lead Teacher
Ms. Tani is the Lead Teacher in the First Steps Classroom. She is a Hastings native that has years of experience through babysitting and interning here at The Goddard School. She is looking to go to school for Early Childhood in the near future. We have loved to see her grow into a Lead Teacher here at The Goddard School and look forward to seeing her thrive in the role.
 Terensa

Terensa

Lead Teacher
Terensa is the Lead Teacher in the Toddler 2 classroom. She has achieved her Bachelor's Degree from Delaware State University. Her professional experience is from working with school age children at Westhab Inc., a program designed for children special needs. Terensa is very excited to gain experience working with the little ones.
 Zoe

Zoe

Lead Teacher
Ms. Zoe is a lead teacher in the Preschool 3 classroom. She has 10 years of experience working with children of all ages, 7 of which were spent as a camp counselor for preschool aged children. She currently has a bachelor's degree in psychology and specifically focused on child psychology and development during her studies. Ms. Zoe believes especially in the value of literature and the arts and views Goddard's play based curriculum as an ideal avenue to foster a deep love and passion for these subjects within the hearts of her students.
 Alenood

Alenood

Assistant Teacher
Alenood is the Assistant Teacher in the young infant classroom. She has been working with children for a few years and has an infant son of her own. Ale's loves the infant age and really enjoys seeing them grow and develop personalities of their own. She plans to eventually further her career in the medical field.
 Alessia

Alessia

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Alessia is the assistant within the Get Set 1 classrooms. She has recently finished her Bachelor's Degree is Psychology at Hunter College. She has professional experience working with toddlers through various positions in other center based programs. We love her fun and friendly personality.
 Alexa

Alexa

Assistant Teacher
Alexa is currently an assistant teacher in our Preschool 3 classroom. She has many years of experience working with young children and has graduated with her Bachelor's in Education. Alexa is known for her gentle, calm approach when engaging with young children.
 Antonietta

Antonietta

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Toni is a floater for our Prek classrooms. She is a mom of 2 grown children and has gained experience working with children through her work with the Ability Beyond program. There she worked with disabled teens and adults learn life and job skills. We love her outgoing personality and loving energy.
Ms Bonnie

Ms Bonnie

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Bonnie is a substitute teacher. She has a Master's Degree in Special Education and is a New York State certified teacher. She has many years experience as a teacher and director of Special Education programs. More recently, Bonnie has worked in preschools in lower Westchester. Bonnie loves the opportunity to work with all age groups!
 Bristol

Bristol

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Bristol is a floater teacher in the preschool program. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Children Consume Services and a minor is Sociology. Most of her experience in working with children has been working with The Boys and Girls Club as an activity coordinator. She helped engage children of various ages and helped develop curriculum
 Clara

Clara

Assistant Teacher
Clara is the Assistant Teacher in the Preschool 1 Classroom. She is a great addition to the 3 year old program because of her energetic personality and fun demeanor. Her professional experience runs from the toddler age through PREK through various childcare centers.
 Jacqueline

Jacqueline

Assistant Teacher
Jackie is the Assistant Teacher in the PRek 1 classroom. She has experience in Common Core and the Prek age group through Yonkers Public Schools and St. Peter's. Jackie's quiet and patient nature makes her a great help in the classroom!
 Jessica

Jessica

Assistant Teacher
Jessica is a floater in our Get Set program. She is currently finishing up her Bachelor's Degree at Mercy College. She has some experience working with children through her schooling, but is exited to gain some more experience moving forward. Jessica's quiet demeanor makes her perfect for toddlers.
 Kathryn

Kathryn

Assistant Teacher
Kathryn is a floater teacher that primary helps in the toddler classrooms and with administration. She helps out with daily activities such as lunch, pick up and snack. She has experience as an assistant teacher in the toddler age through other childcare centers. Kathryn love working in a childcare setting and watching the children learn and develop into caring and independent individuals.
 Kimberly

Kimberly

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Kimberly is currently the Assistant Teacher in our Toddler 1 classroom. She has earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mercy College. Kimberly has several years of experience working with school age children in various school districts and is looking forward to working with the little ones. She enjoys being hands on and loves implementing different learning activities.
 Mirabel

Mirabel

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Mirabel is the Assistant Teacher in the Toddler 1 classroom. She has over 5 years experience in working in Early Childhood as a teacher various childcare centers. Her specialty is the Toddler age and loves watching them develop so quickly. Mirabel enjoys reading different stories and signing the children different songs.
Ms Molly

Ms Molly

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Molly is a Floater teacher in our program. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Geography. She has over 9 years of experience working with children as a lifeguard, Water Front Director and Preschool Teacher. What we Love about Ms. Molly is her loving and gentle personality.
 Natalia

Natalia

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Natalia is the Assistant Teacher in the Infant Room. Her experience is primarily through working as a nanny for infant aged children. Natalia is currently working to finish up her degree at Mercy College. We love her knowledge of the infant age and her ability to bond with all of the infant children.

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