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The Goddard School of Pittsford (Bushnell's Basin)

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.

131 Sully's Trail
Pittsford, New York 14534
585-381-0160 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Pittsford (Bushnell's Basin)

Meet  Nan & Gary

Meet Nan & Gary

Owner
WELCOME to our Faculty page! Here you'll learn about the outstanding 35-person team of directors and caring, educated, experienced, credentialed lead, assistant and flex teachers – as well as flex resources -- we've assembled to provide children who are six weeks old to Pre-Kindergarten age with the best early childhood preparation for social and academic success the best early childhood care, development, and education experience in the area. To deliver the best, our caring, compassionate faculty and staff will pursue Operational Excellence in all that they do including developing and maintaining classroom environments that reflect our SOAR Philosophy because they are Safe and simply arranged, Orderly, Aesthetically pleasing, and Respectful. At our school, your child will learn for fun – and for life - through carefully developed, daily lesson plans based on Goddard Systems’ Fun Learning Experience (F.L.EX.®) curriculum. The F.L.EX. develops the whole child by incorporating language, literacy, social and physical skills, social studies and STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math. Now that you learned something about our school and our faculty, here are some things you might want to know about us: Nan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Home Economics that includes a concentration in Child Development & Family Relations and a specialization in Medical/Vocational Rehabilitation. She’s also an interpreter for the deaf, a Certified American Montessori Society Infant/Toddler Teacher, holds First Aid, CPR and MAT certificates and has more nearly twenty years of experience with child care, daycare, and early childhood education centers. Gary grew up in West Irondequoit where his mother also taught in elementary schools. He has advanced degrees in Architecture and Engineering Management from Cornell and Drexel respectively, and is a retired architect, innovator, business executive, and non-profit board leader. Additionally, he is Chair of the Engineering Technologies Department at Monroe Community College overseeing programs in construction, electronic, mechanical, mechatronics, and optical systems technology. We have two grown children, live in the Town of Pittsford - not far from the school, and have also lived in the villages of Pittsford and Fairport at one time or another over the past 40 years. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our school sometime soon!
  • 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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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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