The early childhood years are a very special time in your childâ€™s development. Great changes occur in this relatively short period of time as children learn to communicate, increase their intellectual awareness and make great physical strides. In recognition of the crucial importance of these years, The Goddard School has created a program tailored to meet the needs of your child at each stage of development.
The Goddard Schoolâ€™s philosophy is to provide an atmosphere suited to the development of self-esteem, confidence and love of learning. By combining the best possible equipment and professionally educated staff in an environment specifically designed for young children, we provide an outstanding program.
The educational goal of The Goddard School is to utilize fun and creativity to foster a love of learning. We challenge our students by promoting inquiry and discovery through exploring the world around them. This instills a sense of confidence in their ability to master new situations and tasks through reasoning. Your child will be exposed to a variety of teaching methods so that he or she will be ready to enter any elementary school.
You, as the parent or the primary caregiver, are very important to the Goddard staff, because you know your child best. We encourage you to contact the school with any questions or concerns you might have. Please review the daily activity reports highlighting your childâ€™s day. If there is anything we can do to make your childâ€™s experiences more meaningful, please let us know.
We are looking forward to working with you and your child and sharing in his or her growth and development. Many thanks for selecting our school.
Pre-School Sample Schedule
7:00 Open/Greeting/Morning Routines
7:30 Interest Center Activities
8:45 Snack Center Open/Circle Time Prep
9:00 Circle Time
Daily activities, language arts preview, social skills
9:15 Interest Center Activity
Creative art activity
Math/Science activity (groups rotate between teacher-l led activity and learning centers and computer lab)
10:00 Outside/Exploration Room
Gross motor activity led by teacher, free exploration of
10:30 Large group activity with individual follow-up
11:00 Interest Center Activity
Cognitive development, dramatic play, fine motor skills
12:45 Nap/Rest Time
3:00 Afternoon transitions/Snack
3:30 Outside/Exploration Room
Gross motor activity, music activity, free exploration of area.
4:15 Afternoon Circle Time
Language art, social science and sign language
4:30 Interest Center Activity
Follow-up creative art, dramatic play, cognitive development activity.
5:30 Closing/Farewell/Evening Activities
6:00 School Close