The Goddard School of Chesapeake

School Address: 300 Cedar Lane
, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
School Phone Number: 757-547-2700 , School Hours: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Our School

The Goddard School of Chesapeake is a warm and nurturing space where extraordinary awaits your child each and every day.

Meet  Katie

Meet Katie

Hello my name is Katie Cornatzer and I have worked at The Goddard School since it opened in March 2005! I started out teaching in the “Laughing Lambs” classroom. I have been the Assistant Director, the Director, and now I am the Owner. My husband Robbie and I have been married for over 25 + years and we currently reside in Chesapeake. We have 2 kids, Lindsay and Chase. My daughter has 3 kids and we love those grandbabies so much! Our son Chase is a proud Goddard Kindergarten Graduate and is currently in college. I graduated from Christopher Newport University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. I have been in the field since graduating and can’t imagine doing anything else. I always look forward to a new day with all of the children and families here at The Goddard School!
  • 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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    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

  • June 20 1st Day of Summer 7 AM - 6 PM
  • June 26 Surf's Up Hawaiian Ice 3 - 3:45 PM
  • July 3 Surf's Up Hawaiian Ice 3 - 3:45 PM
  • July 4 Happy 4th!! 7 AM - 6 PM
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Find Their Extraordinary

We nurture your child’s unique potential by encouraging their natural curiosity so they’re prepared to confidently take on the world.

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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.

Our programs go beyond academics and help children develop important social-emotional skills like kindness, empathy, responsible decision making and more.  

In our classrooms, creativity and curiosity blossom as children discover the wonder of learning. Through fun learning experiences (F.L.EX.®), your child will develop academic and social-emotional skills that will help them feel ready to take on the world.

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