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The Goddard School of Independence

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.

5701 Lombardo Center Boulevard
Independence, Ohio 44131
216-525-2000 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Independence

Meet  Paula

Meet Paula

Owner
Paula,Owner - Paula graduated from Cleveland State University with her degree in Communication. After being in the corporate world for over ten years she wanted to operate a business that played an important role in the community by providing an exceptional service for children. Paula is very excited to own a business that is centered on her most important priority - family. She is proud to be a part of The Goddard School and is committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children. Paula looks forward to getting to know you and your family!
  • Virtual Tours

    You and your family can now tour our School from the comfort of your home!

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  • Faculty

    Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care.

    Meet Our Teachers
  • 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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Something Fun
Is Always Happening at Goddard!

Upcoming Events
  • August 2 Walk on the Wild Side
  • August 3 Walk on the Wild Side
  • August 3 WATER DAY 9 - 11 AM
  • August 4 Walk on the Wild Side
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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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