The Goddard School

Providing Accredited Early Childhood Education & Chidcare For Infants - Kindergarten

Welcome to The Goddard School! Our goal is to be a resource for families and a community where parents can share information and learn from each other.

Get cooking! Including your child in the kitchen can encourage a more adventurous palate and healthy eating patterns. This is a great opportunity for children to express their creativity and independence; explore new foods; learn about nutrition; enhance their math, reading and science skills; and, most importantly, spend valuable quality time with mom, dad and siblings.

Smiles are back in session! We’re open and ready for your family whenever you feel comfortable to make the transition back to School. We know that the health and safety of your family is your top priority—it’s ours, too.

Perfect for breakfast or shared as a snack, this delicious, hearty little recipe is sure to please! The full recipe is available here:

Enjoy the health benefits of yoga with your children! Regular yoga practice helps children become more aware of their inner selves which, in turn, helps them learn to release anger, frustration and fears. The physical fitness and basic movement skills assist in children's spatial awareness, rhythm and creative expression. So stretch, relax and feel good!

Today’s independent moments activity, “Handy Animals,” is perfect for children to engage with while parents focus on their tasks for the day. Turn an outline of a hand into a zany animal! Make more animals with outlines of your fingers or thumbprints.
You’ll need paper, crayons, markers and your imagination. Take a picture, and share it with family members and friends. Don’t forget to check out our blog for some more fun independent moments!

Creative art motivates and engages children in learning, stimulates memory, facilitates understanding, enhances symbolic communication, promotes relationships and provides an avenue for building competence. Encourage art at home as a family activity. Get out the arts and crafts materials and create projects together, create drawings on the computer, or be creative with recycled materials. Your children learn a lot while you create wonderful family memories.

When you need a moment or two and you’d like your child to do something fun, ask your child to try one of these instant playful learning activities.

Does your toddler carry a favorite stuffed animal or blankie? Their attachment to this beloved object is normal—and can even be helpful! These “lovies” allow your little one to soothe him or herself in stressful moments and provide comfort or courage. The feeling of security is so important for a child during the transitional time of toddlerhood.

Your child deserves the best possible start. Call or email to reserve your spot today!

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This Sunday is Mother's Day and we want to wish all moms a very happy Mother’s Day! Everyone at The Goddard School sees firsthand your love for your child, the hard work you put in to make every day great, the hugs and smiles and all the little gestures that show you care. Nothing shows how special you are more than your child’s joy.

Attention parents! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and the most special gifts are those made by the hands of your tiny tots. Here’s a craft idea to help your child create a special keepsake for mom. Check out the full instructions on our blog:

Engaging Children in Caring for the Environment | The Goddard School®

Goddard School Education Advisory Board Member Lee Scott, shares a few of her favorite books that your family can enjoy this spring to celebrate Earth Day and more. Dr. Kyle Pruett and Sue Adair are available to answer your questions on early childhood development, parenting and preschool.

This Earth Day, go outside and enjoy nature with your children. Spending time outside allows for the freedom to explore; roll in the grass, stomp in the mud, touch the frog and splash in the puddles!

We know learning at home can be challenging, so we're providing some tips to make the experience smoother and successful for you and your family! What piece of advice would you give to other families participating in distance learning?

We are grateful to have resources to provide childcare and quality education for our community during the Stay-At-Home Order! If you are in need of childcare, contact us today!

We are excited to announce that our 2020 STEAM Summer Camp Calendar is finalized! Our wonderful teachers can't wait to spend the Summer learning and making memories with your child! Call or email us today to find out more:

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Join our school in the "Kindness Rocks Challenge" to spread some kindness in our community!

Giving children a head start with money skills is crucial. Through dramatic play, children can pretend they are going to the store, handling money in a restaurant or saving money in a bank. Use stories, math games and other activities, like starting a piggy bank or taking a trip to the bank, to teach children about money. Learning about money and money management early in life will help your child be more responsible in the future.

Virtual Read-Aloud Preview

Our amazing teachers have uploaded daily read-alouds for all students participating in distance learning! Goddard families may access these, and many more resources, on our “At Home Learning” Google Drive! What book would you like to see our teachers read next? 🤔

In an ever-changing global climate, we're doing our part to ensure that your child's education remains the S.A.M.E.

Introducing our new School-Age Modular Enrichment Program!

[03/27/20]   Thank you to our amazing teachers who spent today preparing our school to welcome back students on Monday!

Stay tuned for details about a NEW program we are offering!

Renew your commitment to family traditions to experience the true joy of family life. Does your family have fun #spring traditions? Share them with us! :)

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Check out these developmentally appropriate at-home learning activities!

We hope you enjoyed all the fun learning experiences yesterday as you followed our at-home activities. Use the link to access day two’s content! And remember to tag us on Facebook and Instagram (@goddard_school) as you learn and play! #goddardathome

[03/20/20]   Upon observing the spread of COVID-19 in our broader community and following discussion with the local health department, we have decided to close our school out of an abundance of caution. To our knowledge, no families in our school have tested positive for COVID-19 but we feel closing the school now can help to keep children and faculty safe.

We expect to re-open our doors on Monday, March 30th.

Goddard’s utmost priority is the health and safety of the children and families we serve, and of our faculty. We will remain in contact with all our school families and faculty as we make decisions with the health department about safely re-opening the school.

We understand the concern and disruption this causes our families and faculty. We’re hoping for a speedy and full recovery for all those in our broader community impacted by this virus.

Share in the adventures of a good book with your child! Don’t forget to make reading fun -- change your voice for characters and make exaggerated faces to express emotion. Together, you and your child can learn, laugh and create fond memories, book after book!

Goddard School Education Advisory Board Member, Lee Scott, shares five easy activities that you can do to help your children develop and maintain positive friendships that we use every day at The Goddard School.

We are enjoying this lovely weather with learning activities on our fenced-in turf!

Reading aloud to children encourages association with happiness, love and enjoyment. All of this can lead to a child’s greater interest in reading and can result in a larger vocabulary and better literary skills. #NationalReadingMonth

Learning language is a natural process. Introducing young children to second languages such as Spanish, French and sign language encourages brain development. Second languages also help celebrate cultural diversity and create an understanding of the written word. The earlier a child is exposed to another language, the likelier the child will become fluent in that language.

When you're at The Goddard School @ Belmont Greene, you're family!

Social and emotional learning is shown to support the development of attitudes and skills that impact lifelong academic performance and interpersonal skills:

Blast off into the cosmos, create a masterpiece and more during STEAM National Engineers Open House from February 18th to February 21st, 10am to 12pm! Experience our play-based learning program in action and see how STEAM learning prepares children for success in school and in life.

We prepare children for success by sparking their imaginations with fun STEAM activities! Visit us during STEAM National Engineers Open House from February 18th to February 21st, 10am to 12pm to experience these activities firsthand.

Laughter is good for the soul…and learning! Fun actually promotes learning; so, laugh, learn and have fun with your children!

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42885 Orchard Oriole Drive
Ashburn, VA

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Tuesday 06:30 - 18:30
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