Meet Our Goddard Family

Our expertly trained and experienced teachers and staff blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care to help your child have fun while growing physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Careers

If you want to help shape the hearts and minds of young children in a fun, nurturing environment, we’d love to have you work with us! We’re always looking for great teachers to join our family.

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Warm, Nurturing & Highly Trusted

Learning happens best in a warm and nurturing environment, which is why our teachers take the time to make sure your little one feels safe and cared for every day to help them develop a lifelong love of learning. 

Expertise & Skills

Our caring teachers are highly experienced in the best methods to support your child with teachable moments of exploration, discovery and learning each and every day. 

  •  Chelsey

    Chelsey

    Owner
    I am the on-site owner of The Goddard School in Kent. After working many years in the Early Childhood field I decided to create my own career path that lets me continue my passion of working with children and Goddard was the perfect fit. Goddard’s philosophy encompasses everything I believe every child should have access to in their learning endeavors. A safe, hands on, child led, fun learning experience where children can be excited to come every day and learn to their highest potential with the support of professional educated teachers. I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Early Childhood and Family Development. I am excited to provide children a safe place to be themselves, explore, and ultimately learn and grow to become school ready, career ready, and life ready.
  •  Erica

    Erica

    Director
    Hi, my name is Erica Chaney, Director at The Goddard School in Kent, WA. Over twenty years of experience working in early childhood education, I am committed to children success inside the classroom and in life. I truly believe in educating children, empowering colleagues, families, and the community through building positive relationships and establishing strong connections. I strive to provide high quality early childhood education, and on-going professional development training opportunities and learning experiencing to all staff. I believe early childhood education is the foundation for school readiness. Certified Positive Behavior Intervention Support Specialist, Parent as Teachers (PAT) Certification, as well as specialized training in Adult Education, Behavior Management Strategies for High Risk Children, and Certificate of Mastery in Supervision and Coaching. I hold a BS in Human Development from Warner Pacific University, AA in Early Childhood Education from Mt. Community College, and attended UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Head Start Fellows Program in Management and Leadership. Currently, I am a student at Warner Pacific University to obtain a MS in Business Organizational Leadership and Development. Outside of work, I enjoy watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

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