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The Goddard School of McKinney (University Drive)

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.

1801 Ridge Road
McKinney, Texas 75071
214-892-2222 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of McKinney (University Drive)

Meet  Robbin

Meet Robbin

Owner
Robbin Wells is the onsite owner of The Goddard School of McKinney on University Drive. She and her husband Rick, who is co-owner, relocated from Dallas to Lucas in 2003 where they live on an organic farm, raising their two children who attended Lovejoy High School and now the University of Oklahoma. Born in Denison where her family still lives, Robbin received a B.F.A. in public relations from Southern Methodist University, a Masters in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Texas Woman's University, where she is enrolled in the doctoral program for child development and early education. Robbin spent 25 years in customer service, sales, and marketing. She served as a Trustee on the Lovejoy ISD School Board 2012 - 2019 and is Board Member of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and Holy Family School. She is a former board member of Friends of WRR (101.1 FM), Attitudes & Attire, Fashion Group International, and the Public Relations Society of America. Rick hails from Antlers, Oklahoma, and received his B.B.A. from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He is past president of The Samaritan Inn board of directors and McKinney Magazine. The son of a coach and small-business owner, Rick has been in the restaurant industry his entire life. Today he runs his McKinney-based Wells Hospitality Group, owner of Rick’s Chophouse, Harvest Seasonal Kitchen, and Sterling Events and Catering. Robbin and Rick launched The Seed Project Foundation in 2015 to help fund small ideas with big goals to promote sustainability in our community -- projects that improve the current quality of life without compromising future generations. Its donation farm, McKinney Roots, feeds thousands in our community each year. The Wells are both heavily involved in community outreach and philanthropy, passionate about hospitality and education, and proud to be a part of The Goddard School family.
  • 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
  • September 28 Chess Class with Coach 9 - 10 AM
  • October 1 Sports Fan Friday
  • October 8 Sports Fan Friday
  • October 8 National Chess Day Celebrated
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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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