Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood development with nurturing care.

Mrs Madhu, Owner Experience: As a successful business executive, Madhu has spent her career putting clients and colleagues needs first.
Family/Hobbies: Their families dedicated themselves to education and taught them the value of it. Madhu’s family established many schools in Delhi, India. They created learning opportunities for many children who didn’t have access to education. As Mathematics and Early Childhood Teachers Akhil’s parents helped many children experience a better life. Their family includes a son and daughter who attend medical and engineering school. For the last 20 years, they have also worked with various non-profit organizations that have recognized them for their commitment, youth leadership, and cultural education.

Mrs Madhu

Mrs Debbie, Director Ms. Debbie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development from Penn State University and PA Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in the Early Childhood Education industry since 1983. Debbie has ten years of teaching experience working with children from infants to Kindergarten and over twenty years experience as a Director for Child Development Centers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Debbie was the Director of Education for six years at a Goddard School in Maryland and she has been a Director at the Virginia location since 2008. She is successful in implementing a high quality, safe, and developmentally appropriate environment with a strong curriculum.
Family/Hobbies: Debbie’s family consists of a wonderful husband, a daughter, and a son. Both her children are Goddard graduates and thanks to Goddard’s high standards and curriculum they excel academically. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, shopping, cross stitching, scrapbooking, baking, traveling, collecting stuffed & Cherished Teddie bears, and cheering on her favorite teams, Penn State and the Steelers.

Ms Joanna, Director Ms. Joanna has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with concentrations in Social Science, Biology, & still continues to take classes in Early Childhood. She believes in this field you are never done learning!
Experience: Joanna started in the Early Childhood Education field in 2002.She has experience in Washington D.C., New York, & Virginia. Joanna joined the Goddard School 2018. Preceding this location she was with an Early Childhood School based out of New York & Connecticut for almost 10 years. While there, she was successful in opening a new school or going into a school already open and in need of improvement. She is dedicated to creating a safe & fun environment where children can become confident well rounded individuals.

Ms Joanna

Rehnuma, Lead Teacher Ms. Rehnu holds a degree in Education. Her philosophy for infant care is to provide love and an environment where the building of developmental skills is fostered and developed daily. You will find her on the floor with her babies singing, reading and interacting consistently throughout the day! She has been working with Infants since 2001 and has been at the school since 2017.

Mrs Ramita, Lead Teacher Ms. Ramita holds a BA degree in Sociology, and has also received her degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with children since 1997 and has been at the school since 2016. Her philosophy of teaching is to love and extend kindness first. The learning will come naturally if a child is loved and cared for.

Saadia, Lead Teacher Ms. Saadia holds a BS degree in Education. She has been working with children since 2013 and has been at the school since 2016. Her teaching philosophy is to nurture and start the learning process while children are young. Ms. Saadia believes this will set the tone for active learning throughout children's lives.

Jasleen, Lead Teacher Ms. Jasleen has a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with children since 2010 and has been at the school since 2016. Ms. Jasleen likes to create an environment where children can explore new experiences and overcome challenges. She is quick to give a smile and a hug.

Ms Mary, Lead Teacher Ms. Mary has a smile that can light up a room. Her warm and caring ways make her a perfect choice in our program. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education. Mary has been working with children since 1999 and has been at the school since 2013. Ms. Mary feels that love, praise and encouragement are necessary to make a child's early learning years a success.

Pamela, Lead Teacher Ms. Pam holds a BS in Early Childhood Education. Her teaching philosophy is to foster curiosity and an eagerness to learn through stimulating, hands-on teaching. She has been teaching children since 2009 and has been at the school since 2016.

Ms Maria, Lead Teacher Ms. Maria has been an Early Childhood Educator since 1997. She has degrees in both Business Administration and Early Childhood Education. Ms. Maria is well known for bringing her stories to life in the classroom. She enjoys being creative, which she feels stimulates as well as motivates children to learn. She has been teaching at the school since 2011.

Ms Sornavalli, Assistant Teacher Ms. Sornia has been working with infants since 2008 and has been at the school since 2014. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce. Ms. Sornia believes that children are a treasure. She feels that it is her job to both educate as well as instill good habits in them while they are young, so that these behaviors come naturally to them later. Ms. Sornia is gentle, loving and caring and her babies love her.

Ms Ely, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ely is a true asset to our school. She is the go-to person for keeping our school neat and organized. She is the school bus driver, food warmer as well as overall classroom helper. She has been working with children since 2002 and has been at the school since 2012. We all feel fortunate to have Ely at our school.

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