Features for Fun

Fun learning experiences happen in so many places beyond the classroom. That’s why many Goddard Schools have built additional, exciting spaces where your little one can grow and discover the world around them. These spaces will vary by location,  so contact your local Goddard School to learn more.


At The Goddard School®, we take playtime very seriously, which is why our Schools have the perfect outdoor play spaces that provide your child with the freedom to explore and discover the great outdoors. Our fun, safe playgrounds encourage the kind of imaginative play that makes childhood magical.

We adhere to strict Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards to ensure your child is safe and the playgrounds are secure. Each piece of equipment is installed by a certified playground safety inspector, and all the play spaces and outdoor classrooms are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design.

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Specifically designed for younger children, infant and toddler playgrounds are the perfect space for the littlest learners to experience the world outdoors. These spaces feature a safety surface, shade area and a playground structure that’s just the right size for infants and toddlers to safely explore.

The imaginative play continues on the preschool and school-age playgrounds, which are designed for children ages 30 months to 12 years old. With a safety surface, shade area and playground structure, older children will have endless fun as they play and grow.

Children ages five to twelve have endless opportunities to run, jump and climb on the school-age playgrounds. These spaces feature a safety surface, shade area and a playground structure perfect for older children.

Playgrounds available at individual Goddard Schools vary. Contact your local School to learn more.

Small children walk along a low balance beam in an indoor gym.

Gyms and Multi-Purpose Rooms

Active play is a huge part of learning, which is why The Goddard School offers gyms and multi-purpose rooms as an extension of other learning spaces. These versatile rooms are perfect for activities like yoga, aerobics, indoor soccer and more. Common features in our gyms and multi-purpose rooms may include: 

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Customized Physical Spaces

Versatile, customized physical spaces ensure your child has extra room for exploration beyond the classroom. These areas support a wide range of interests so little learners can dive deeper into concepts they love. Some common physical spaces may include:

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Outdoor Classrooms

Outdoor classrooms vary by location, so contact your local Goddard School to learn more! 

STEAM Carts and Computer Labs

Goddard’s approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts blend seamlessly together with other lessons to create engaging and well-rounded learning experiences that support skills like collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, social-emotional intelligence and so much more. The Goddard School’s STEAM carts and computer labs provide an array of ever-changing technology that inspires little learners to creatively find solutions, learn to code and uncover what makes things tick. 

Additional features available at Schools may vary. Contact your local Goddard School to learn more! 

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Literacy Nooks

Sometimes, there is nothing more comforting than curling up with a good book, and The Goddard School’s libraries are designed for just that. These cozy, quiet spaces are perfect for little readers to discover new stories, engage with favorite characters or simply reflect, regulate and process what is happening around them. The shelves are stocked with diverse, high-quality literature so parents, children and teachers have access to countless books that help guide interest-based learning and boost social-emotional growth.

Literacy nooks and other library spaces may vary by location. Contact your local Goddard School to learn more!

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