Child Development

In The Goddard School®'s unique and flexible learning environment, child development is about more than just reaching milestones. It’s about turning everyday encounters into teachable moments, allowing your child’s interests to influence their learning experiences by balancing academic, mental, physical and social-emotional growth. But most of all, it’s about igniting your little one's curiosity and instilling a lifelong love of learning. 

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Creating Fun Learning Experiences

When it comes to learning, one size rarely fits all. Our F.L.EX.® Framework (Fun Learning Experience) gives your child the freedom to learn beyond a traditional lesson plan, as teachers incorporate organic, real-life experiences that help little ones navigate valuable teachable moments. Whether it’s learning about precipitation on a rainy day or counting the toes on a T-Rex with a child who loves dinosaurs, F.L.EX.® gives your little one the chance to discover the world from the safety and comfort of their classroom. 

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Life Lesson Library

We believe that true learning goes beyond academics and should prepare children with the social-emotional skills and practice they need to help them get along with others and become good humans. That’s why we’ve created Life Lesson Library, a unique program that uses the power of storytelling in literature to help children develop core social-emotional skills through narrative as it prompts children to engage with natural consequences as a result of action in relatable ways. 

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  • STEAM Fuels Learning

    By exploring science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) topics within the context of F.L.EX.®, your child will have endless opportunities to think creatively, take risks and build important life skills, such as problem solving, collaboration, resiliency and so much more. 

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