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The Goddard School of Chesterfield

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.

School Address: 10211 Krause Road
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
School Phone Number: 804-717-8400 , School Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Chesterfield

Meet  Debbie and Jim

Meet Debbie and Jim

We are Jim and Debbie Womack, owners of the Goddard School in Chesterfield. We have been in business as Goddard School owners since June of 2002! We have two wonderful children, James and Courtney, who have grown up in our school and are now in Middle and High School. Our experience with the Goddard School began in late 1999 and, primarily due to our children's accomplishments in Goddard, we began entertaining the idea of owning our own school. Fast forward many years later and well . . . . . . here we are! It has truly been a wonderful experience to escape the everyday grind of the corporate world to pour our heart and soul into our own personal endeavor. Jim left a fulfilling career with United Parcel Service after having been employed there 19 years. I myself worked with Carter Machinery and also had an excellent career with an outstanding company. I quickly realized that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to fulfill my passion to work with children. Ultimately, the motivating factor in our decision to open our own Goddard School was the opportunity to maximize the precious time we have by spending it with our own children. Not to mention the rewarding feeling of having a positive impact on so many young lives. We are sincerely committed to providing only the very best to all of our children and parents. We welcome any comments or suggestions that you may have, so please let us know!
  • 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

  • October 18 Sing "Orange, Yellow, Red"
  • October 19 Restaurant Server
  • October 21 National School Bus Safety
  • October 22 Story "Leaf Man"
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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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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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