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The Goddard School of Vancouver (Salmon Creek)

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.

13201 NE 27th Avenue
Vancouver, Washington 98686
360-573-2466 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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The Goddard School of Vancouver (Salmon Creek)

Meet  Paul and Natalie

Meet Paul and Natalie

Owner
Paul's background is a blend of education and business management. In the early 2000s he was working as a general manager of movie theatres in the Portland Metro Area for Regal Entertainment Group. During this time he completed his B.S. in Business at Concordia University in Portland. Next his journey led him to graduate school to become a teacher. After earning his M.A.T.--also at Concordia--he became a licensed high school teacher in Oregon in the areas of Language Arts and Social Studies. After teaching for several years, Paul went on to further graduate study to become a literacy specialist. Paul's graduate program in literacy and thesis research reinforced the extreme importance of the first several years of life in terms of long-term learning and academic success. He was looking for a way to make an impact at the earlier ages. That journey led him here. Natalie also came from a hybrid of the business and education worlds. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Portland State University in Child and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education. Along with working at the Goddard School she also is an active Substitute Elementary School Teacher. In addition to our business and education backgrounds, we are the proud parents of four sons ages 8 to 14. Our youngest son is a graduate of our school. We believe very strongly that our school is the highest quality educational experience in our area. We are proud to be a part of it.
  • 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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Upcoming Events
  • September 28 Pajama Day
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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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