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Goddard School For Erly Chldhd

20 Preservation Way
Wakefield, RI 02879

(401) 789-0300

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Goddard School® is dedicated to providing the foundation to encourage each child's lifelong love of learning in a safe and nurturing environment by:

-offering a wide range of enriching activities to meet the needs of each child

-focusing on building each child's emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills

-offering multi-cultural and developmentally appropriate materials and equipment

-complying with Quality Assurance Reviews and parent surveys conducted by GSI

-supporting the professional development of teachers through GSU

-offering open communication with families in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect

A Typical Day

Why do children at The Goddard School® look like they're having so much fun? Because play is the foundation for learning and Goddard Schools take play very seriously.

Goddard School teachers promote play by creating theme-based lesson plans to meet the individual needs of the children in their classrooms. They introduce developmentally appropriate materials and activities in Learning Centers. These Centers are hands-on areas and include music, science, math, creative art, writing, computers and dramatic play.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school