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. 

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. 

  • Miss Karalyn

    Miss Karalyn

    DIRECTOR
    * Anniversary: August 2022 * Master's Degree in General/Special Education Birth through Grade 2 * Loves watching children's imagination, creativity and learning unfold.. * Enjoys hiking, spending time with family and going to the beach. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Wonderful Things You Will Be" by Emily Winfield Martin
  • Miss Nelia

    Miss Nelia

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
    * Anniversary: May 2022 * Bachelor's Degree in Philology and Master's Degree in Literature * Loves and admires the endless energy, honesty, creativity, flexibility and resilience children possess. * Enjoys sports, watching films and reading. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Miss Karen

    Miss Karen

    LEAD TEACHER: INFANT CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: December 2022 * Bachelor's in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture * Likes watching them smile and participate in art projects. * Enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
  • Miss Samantha

    Miss Samantha

    LEAD TEACHER: FIRST STEPS 1 CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: August 2021 * Child Development Associate's Degree * Loves when a child's "light bulb" goes off, when they finally understand something or achieve a certain skill or goal. * Enjoys watching boxing and hockey, relaxing, swimming and going to the beach. * Favorite Children's Book: "No David" by David Shannon
  • Miss Lorena

    Miss Lorena

    ASSISTANT TEACHER: FIRST STEPS 1 CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: March 2022 * Associate's Degree in Business Administration Education degree ongoing * Loves knowthing that children are learning something new. The joy and happiness on their faces is priceless. * Enjoys watching suspense movies. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss
  • Miss Rachel

    Miss Rachel

    LEAD TEACHER: FIRST STEPS 2
    * Anniversary: March 2023 * Enrolling in Child Development Associate's Program * Loves creating a positive learning environment for children to learn and grow. * Enjoys reading and watching Disney movies. * Favorite Children's Book: "Splat the Cat" by Rob Scotton
  • Miss Robyn

    Miss Robyn

    ASSISTANT TEACHER: FIRST STEPS 2 CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: October 2022 * Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education * Loves watching children use their imaginations. * Enjoys spending time with her family. * Favorite Children's Book: Amelia Bedelia books by Peggy Parish
  • Miss Jacky

    Miss Jacky

    LEAD TEACHER: TODDLER 1 CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: November 2021 * Teacher Assistant Certificate. Associate's in Early Childhood Education * Loves helping and watching children learn new skills and celebrating with them. * Enjoys shopping, painting and playing the piano. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein
  • Miss Haley

    Miss Haley

    ASSISTANT TEACHER: Toddler 1 Classroom
    * Anniversary: November 2023 * Some College * Feels working with children is heartwarming. * Enjoys art, music, nature and spending time with family and friends. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Five Little Ducks" by Pamela Paperone
  • Miss Tesia

    Miss Tesia

    TODDLER 2 CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: December 2023 * Degree in Early Childhood Administration in Progress * Likes seeing children accomplish new things. * Enjoys listening to music. * Favorite Children's Book: "Fifteen Animals" by Sandra Boynton
  • Miss Samantha

    Miss Samantha

    ASSISTANT TEACHER: TODDLER 2 CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: February 2024 * Currently attending college * Likes making children happy and receiving endless smiles. * Enjoys reading, art, music and long boarding. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
  • Miss Kelly

    Miss Kelly

    LEAD TEACHER: GET SET CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: August 2021 * Bachelor's in Elementary Education * Likes seeing a child's face light up when they learn something new or tackle a difficult concept. * Enjoys reading, bike riding and spending time with family and friends. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
  • Miss Diane

    Miss Diane

    LEAD TEACHER: TPS CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: May 2023 * OCFS Certification * Loves reading to children and teaching them new things. * Enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, reading and crafts. * Favorite Children's Book: "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch
  • Miss Melissa

    Miss Melissa

    LEAD TEACHER: PRESCHOOL 1 CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: June 2022 * Child Development Associate's Degree * Loves watching children grow and explore the world around them. * Enjoys nail art, writing childrens books and baking. * Favorite Children's Book: "Henny Penny" by Paul Galdone
  • Miss Leslie

    Miss Leslie

    ASSISTANT TEACHER: PRESCHOOL 1 CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: November 2022 * Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. * Loves watching children process everything new while exploring, laughing and smiling.. * Enjoys spending time with family. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Goodnight Train" by June Sobel
  • Miss Ermelinda

    Miss Ermelinda

    LEAD TEACHER: PRESCHOOL 2 CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: August 2022 * Child Development Associate's Degree * Loves how happy children make her, she loves teaching. * Enjoys cooking, reading, gardening and decorating. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
  • Miss Natalie

    Miss Natalie

    Assistant Teacher: PRESCHOOL 2 CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: May 2023 * Bachelors Degree in English * Loves bringing joy and laughter to a child's life while helping them learn. * Enjoys singing, making music and spending time with family. * Favorite Children's Book: "I Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch
  • Miss Yelitza

    Miss Yelitza

    LEAD TEACHER- PRE-K CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: January 2024 * Bachelor's in Education * Loves helping children learn through play. * Enjoys playing with her dogs, baking and travelling. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister
  • Miss Homaira

    Miss Homaira

    ASSISTANT TEACHER: PREK CLASSROOM
    * Anniversary: August 2022 * Dental Assistant Certified * Loves a child's curiosity, creativity and eagerness to learn. * Enjoys walking, reading and self-care. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Wonderful Things You Will Be" by Emily Winfield Martin
  • Miss Olivia

    Miss Olivia

    CLASSROOM SUPPORT TEACHER
    * Anniversary: October 2022 * Currently Attending Hofstra University. * Loves creating bonds and watching children grow through exploration. * Enjoys reading, spending time with family and taking walks. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
  • Miss Joni

    Miss Joni

    CLASSROOM SUPPORT TEACHER
    * Anniversary: September 2021 * Masters in Common Branches/Special Education * Loves watching children sing, dance and create. * Enjoys gardening, reading, dancing and creating. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister
  • Miss Donna

    Miss Donna

    CLASSROOM SUPPORT TEACHER
    * Anniversary: November 2022 * Nursing Assistant Certificate * Loves how rewarding it is to work with children. * Enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking and shopping. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
  • Miss Christine

    Miss Christine

    CLASSROOM SUPPORT TEACHER
    * Anniversary: January 2023 * Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. * Loves watching children explore and use their wonderful imaginations. * Enjoys going to the beach, playing beach volleyball, walking and biking. * Favorite Children's Book: "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss
  • Miss Emily

    Miss Emily

    CLASSROOM SUPPORT TEACHER
    * Anniversary: May 2023 * High School Diploma * Loves the willingness to learn and grow with each other. * Enjoys going to the gym and working on self-improvement. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
  • Miss Alexandra

    Miss Alexandra

    ASSISTANT TEACHER: CLASSROOM SUPPORT
    * Anniversary: May 2023 * H.S. Diploma and College Credits * Loves being able to be creative and experiencing the love children give. * Enjoys going to the movies and trying new restaurants. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein
  • Miss Larissa

    Miss Larissa

    CLASSROOM SUPPORT ASSISTANT TEACHER
    * Anniversary: January 2025 * High School Graduate * Loves watching children learn and grow. * Enjoys spending time with friends. * Favorite Children's Book: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
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