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The Goddard School of Mount Juliet

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.

455 Pleasant Grove Road
Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37122
615-544-5900 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Mount Juliet

Meet  Jim

Meet Jim

Jim, Becky (wife), Sean (son) and Rachel (daughter) are thrilled to bring The Goddard School to the wonderful community of Mount Juliet. Jim earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Education from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. Becky earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, IL. Jim taught high school mathematics for many years and is now very excited to own and operate The Goddard School. He is friendly and welcoming and maintains a family-centered approach to early childhood education. Jim is also dedicated to providing a warm, safe and secure environment conducive to learning, especially learning while having fun. In his free time, Jim enjoys traveling, snow skiing and spending time with family and friends. The Goddard School goes well beyond a typical daycare. It provides the highest quality preschool care, education and experiences.
  • 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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Something Fun
Is Always Happening at Goddard!

Upcoming Events
  • July 30 Splash Day 11 - 11 AM
  • August 3 Bean Plant 10 - 10 AM
  • August 6 Outdoor Games 11 - 11 AM
  • August 11 Goop! Sensory Play 4 - 4 PM
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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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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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