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Our Super Bowl Food Drive was a success! Families voted on who they hoped would win by donating a can into their team’s bin.

The results are in. . . our Bengals fans had the most cans, beating the Rams by only 3! Let’s see what happens this Sunday 🏈

All food will be donated to Loudoun Hunger Relief 💕
“Museum” Week was a blast! Each class enjoyed learning about different aspects of a museum, while also creating their own artistic masterpieces and experimenting with Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils! 🦕🦖
We've been nominated for Best Preschool & After School Program by Ashburn Magazine! Vote Here! https://va.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-Ashburn-2022/
“Look, I’m scrubbing!” 🧼 In each of our classrooms, students are continuously learning the importance of hygiene in keeping ourselves and others healthy!
Listening goes a long way ❤️
Not enough snow to make a snowman? Make a snowman mobile from the comfort of your home!
December Fun at The Goddard School!
Ugly Sweater Day!
The holidays can be a time of magic, excitement and happy memories, but with so many things to do, this time of year can also feel chaotic. To help make the season more enjoyable, try planning some things ahead. Making a list or shared family calendar can help you offload thoughts and ease anxiety before holiday parties, shopping trips or family visits. By planning ahead, you can spend more time in the moment making wonderful family memories!
Parent Guest Readers! Our students loved getting a special visit from a few of our Goddard Families (and even the Grinch)!
Help your little ones capture the magic of the season by giving them the gift of family time! We’ve put together a holiday bucket list to help spark some ideas for fun activities to do together.
is a global movement that reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and radical generosity.

Our students celebrated by donating to Loudoun Hunger Relief, our local food pantry! Consider joining our movement by donating to Loudoun Hunger Relief today (and thank you to all of our wonderful families for adding to our donation!)

Providing Accredited Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education & Enriching Childcare For Infants - 3rd Grade 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.

Operating as usual

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There's nothing like baby smiles to brighten your day! 😃
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09/21/2022

At Goddard, we practice healthy habits all year long — like proper handwashing! Here are some of our favorite ways for little ones to learn about keeping those hands clean that your family can try at home:

✔️ Wash while singing the alphabet song for a 20-second scrub.
✔️ Together, list some handwashing befores and afters — like before eating a snack and after playing with pets.
✔️ Make handwashing fun with a sensory bin filled with sponges and soapy water.

Check out more healthy tips on our website: https://bit.ly/3BFA0C6

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“How’s the baby sleeping?” You’ve probably been asked this question about a million times. Whether your little one sleeps through the night 😴 or is a bit of a night owl 🦉, you’ll rest better if you know they’re safe. For a quick refresher, we put together this sleep safety checklist.

Check out our website for more baby safety tips: https://bit.ly/3f3zpT4

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There’s still time to register for our free Parenting with Goddard webinar on October 6 at 8 PM ET. Join Dr. Lauren Starnes, SVP and Chief Academic Officer, as she explains why social-emotional learning is crucial in early childhood.

Head over to our website to register now: https://bit.ly/3Rv8EVJ

Join us on October 6 at 8 PM ET for an exciting, free Parenting with Goddard webinar hosted by our SVP and Chief Academic Officer, Lauren Starnes. Dr. Starnes will explain why social-emotional learning is crucial in early childhood.

Head over to our website to register now: https://bit.ly/3Rv8EVJ

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What are some of your favorite parenting hacks? (And maybe a few fitted sheet tricks ... asking for a friend, of course.)

09/13/2022

Watch our Chairman and CEO, Dennis R. Maple, surprise Kira Young with the news that she’s the 2022 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship winner!

Congrats, Kira!

Check out our website to learn more about Kira: https://bit.ly/3RBC84h

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Join us on October 6 at 8 PM ET for an exciting, free Parenting with Goddard webinar hosted by our SVP and Chief Academic Officer, Lauren Starnes. Dr. Starnes will explain why social-emotional learning is crucial in early childhood.

Head over to our website to register now: https://bit.ly/3Rv8EVJ

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We’re excited to congratulate our 2022 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship winner, Kira Young! Kira is an alumna of The Goddard School® of Suwanee (Old Atlanta), GA. She’s a mental health advocate who created a website filled with information about specific mental illnesses, self-help book reviews, interviews with professionals, ways to take action and wellness advice. We’re honored to be a part of Kira’s passion for lifelong learning and wish her much luck as she follows her dreams. Congratulations, Kira!

Read more about Kira on our website: https://bit.ly/3vk5M44

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A lot of families want to know if their children’s immune systems have changed since the pandemic. In this Parenting with Goddard video, Jack Maypole, M.D., pediatrician and the Comprehensive Care Program Director at Boston Medical Center, addresses this topic, which may help ease some worries!

Check out other Parenting with Goddard videos on our website: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

Advice to help children thrive inside the classroom 09/02/2022

Advice to help children thrive inside the classroom

Watch as our Chairman and CEO, Dennis R. Maple, and SVP, Chief Academic Officer, Lauren Starnes, chat with WUSA9 news about how parents can help their children acclimate to the new school year.

Advice to help children thrive inside the classroom Expert advice to help students adjust to the classroom after remote learning. Sponsored by Goddard Systems, LLC. For more information visit GoddardSchool.com.

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What’s the most surprising thing you’ve discovered once you realized the house was too quiet? Tell us in the comments!

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Children easily connect with the characters found in books and stories, which is crucial because the connection helps them learn about themselves and the world around them. In this Parenting with Goddard video, Lee Scott, chair of the Educational Advisory Board, explains how stories promote learning, impact behaviors and support social-emotional skills development.

Check out other Parenting with Goddard videos on our website: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

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We’re so excited to welcome back our little learners and kick off another awesome school year. Share your back-to-school photos in the comments below for a chance to be featured on our page!
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Transitions are hard for a lot of young children. It could be moving from playtime to dinnertime or transitioning from one activity to the next at school. In this Parenting with Goddard video, Lauren Starnes, Ph.D., Ed.D., SVP and chief academic officer, says the best way to help children through a transition is to implement simple, consistent routines.

Check out other Parenting with Goddard videos on our website: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

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One of the best things about going back to school is seeing old friends and making new ones! We know that young children are learning how to develop friendships, which can leave parents feeling worried that their children may not make friends. So, we’ve compiled a short list of examples to help your children build relationships through books, play and modeling positive friendships.

Check out our website for ways to put these relationship-building ideas into practice: https://bit.ly/3vIen1M

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Creativity is one of six important skills children need to thrive in today’s world. Like all skills, it must be nurtured to bloom. Helen Hadani, Ph.D., fellow at The Brookings Institute, shares a few ways families can help their children develop their creative skills in her Parenting with Goddard video.

Check out other Parenting with Goddard videos on our website: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

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Who else is excited for the first day of School?

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Did you know that babies are born to learn? In this Parenting with Goddard video, Jennifer Jipson, Ph.D., chair and professor of psychology and child development at Cal Poly, provides families with ways they can help their children learn through everyday interactions.

Check out other Parenting with Goddard videos on our website: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

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Get your child back-to-school ready by reading together! There are lots of great books that will help children feel more prepared to go back to school—or start school for the first time. Books like “Bye-Bye Time” and “Llama Llama Misses Mama” teach young children ways to manage their feelings after their family drops them off at school.

Check out our website for more back-to-school book selections pulled from our very own Life Lesson Library: https://bit.ly/3ORXqbP

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Has your child experienced separation anxiety? If you’ve ever worried about how your child reacts when it’s time for you to leave, this week’s Parenting with Goddard video will help put your mind at ease. Kyle Pruett, M.D., clinical professor of child psychiatry at Yale University, explains separation anxiety and how to help your child through tough moments like school drop-offs.

Check out other Parenting with Goddard videos on our website: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

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One of our favorite things at Goddard is watching lifelong friendships form. Who is your child’s Goddard School BFF? Share a photo of your child and their best friend in the comments to help us celebrate National Friendship Day!
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We’re excited to introduce a new video series called Parenting with Goddard where early childhood education and development experts discuss hot topics related to parenting. From separation anxiety to children’s immune systems, our experts are covering it all!

In this first video, Lauren Starnes, Ph.D., Ed.D., SVP and chief academic officer, explains what social-emotional learning is and why it’s so important for young children.

Check out other Parenting with Goddard videos on our website: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

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While summer is still in full swing, it’s a good time to start thinking about your back-to-school routine. Have a plan in place for earlier bedtimes and wake-up times, how you’ll talk about school with your child and how to handle possible separation anxiety at drop-offs.

Check out our website for details about creating a back-to-school routine that makes life less stressful for you and your child! https://bit.ly/3BdkSxb

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We love spending warm summer days outside. There's so much to do and always lots to learn!

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Have you mastered your "mom voice?"

07/11/2022

If you’re looking for an easy activity this summer, try counting with bubbles. Blow as many bubbles as you can and count them as they pop. You could also ask your child which ones are bigger to help them practice classifying, too!

Check out our website for more fun summer activities! https://bit.ly/3yxweKH

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Summertime means lots of water fun, whether it’s splashing at a water table or learning to swim at the pool. As your family prepares to keep cool this summer, remember these important water safety tips:

• Don’t leave children alone near water even if it’s only a few inches deep.
• Never swim alone.
• Always swim where lifeguards are present.

Visit our website for more great water safety tips : https://bit.ly/3oko0jq

Timeline photos 06/21/2022

Today is the summer solstice, which marks the official start of summer! The solstice is the day with the longest amount of daylight, so we say let’s get outside and soak up the sun!

What will you do with the extra daylight? Tell us in the comments!

06/19/2022

We want to wish all of the awesome dads, stepdads, grandfathers and other caregivers a Happy Father’s Day! We hope your day is filled with dad jokes, lots of love and some relaxation.

Share your favorite Father’s Day moments with us in the comments!

06/17/2022

Did you know June is Fruit and Vegetable Month? Let’s celebrate by playing with our food! Slice up different fruits and vegetables you have on hand and show your children how to create different faces with the food. Not only will you encourage their creativity, but you’ll help them learn self-awareness skills as they name the emotions of their food faces. Happy snacking!

06/16/2022

Juneteenth or Emancipation Day is America’s second Independence Day. On June 19, 1865, more than 250,000 enslaved African Americans living under Confederate rule found out that they were free by legal decree. Juneteenth celebrations began in Texas in 1866 and have branched out to all states as a time to celebrate the end of slavery as well as honor the culture, achievements and history of Black Americans. Here are some ideas to help your family celebrate this year, all throughout the year!
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Shop Black-owned businesses. Find your next favorite store or product using Black Wall Street or We Buy Black. If you’re looking for a great new restaurant try finding one on Eatblackowned.com.
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Visit a Black History museum virtually or in-person like the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture NMAAHC, the Atlanta History Center Atlanta History Center, the African American Museum in Dallas or the DuSable Museum of African American History.
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Find local celebrations like Juneteenth Atlanta, Juneteenth New York Summit Juneteenth-NY or Juneteenth Unityfest.

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This year is your child’s time to thrive, and at The Goddard School® we want to help them soar! Talented teachers and faculty members will help your children make friends and build confidence while providing child-led, hands-on learning. Teachers across the country are already busy preparing lesson plans that focus on what matters — children enjoying childhood.

Find a School near you and enroll today:
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Best friends are made at Goddard ❤️🎓

06/07/2022

The Goddard School Teacher of the Year Grand Prize Winner

Are you ready to meet our amazing Teacher of the Year grand prize winner? Congratulations, Ms. Bassett, the kindergarten teacher at The Goddard School® of Gaithersburg (Kentlands), MD! Ms. Bassett is an enthusiastic, passionate educator who is shaping her students to be lifelong learners, problem solvers and compassionate citizens.

Congrats, Ms. Bassett and thank you for being part of the Goddard family!

Learn more about the 2022 Teacher of the Year Award winners on our website: https://fal.cn/3pg8w

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Earlier this month we announced the four central region Teacher of the Year winners. We’re excited to introduce you to the final four winners from the eastern region. Congratulations to Ms. Jennifer at The Goddard School of Forest Hill, MD; Ms. Lisa at The Goddard School of Marlboro (Morganville), NJ; Ms. Amanda at The Goddard School of Lithia (FishHawk), FL; and Ms. Victoria at The Goddard School of Gaithersburg, MD!

We are honored and grateful that these four amazing teachers have chosen to be part of the Goddard Family — thank you for everything you do!

Check back here for the announcement of the grand prize winner on June 7. And be sure to visit our website to learn more about these incredible educators. https://fal.cn/3p977

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Happy National Creativity Day! Creativity is all about giving children the freedom to make and play on their own. It can be anything from using DIY paint brushes to making mudpies in their outdoor “kitchen.” Creativity is child-led, so let your children’s imaginations run wild as they learn how to innovate while they create!

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Our extended Goddard family is shocked, horrified and saddened by the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. Acts of senseless violence have become all too commonplace, and Goddard strongly condemns this act of violence, and our hearts go out to the victims, their families and the entire Uvalde community.

Here are some ways to help support your children through hard conversations.

• Check in with yourself. How are you feeling? Children are sensitive to their families’ emotions, so it’s important for you to acknowledge your own feelings before approaching hard topics. To help keep everyone calm, stick to familiar routines and structure.

• Help your child feel safe. First, ease your child’s worry and then reassure them that they’re okay. Children need to know that when bad things happen in the world there are people around them who will keep them safe.

• If you think your child has heard about recent events, let them know that it’s okay to talk about it. It gives them a safe place to share how they feel and ask questions. Naming your own emotions will help validate your children’s feelings so that it’s a little less scary.

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There’s always an adventure to be had at The Goddard School®!
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The Goddard School

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Earlier this week we announced the first four Teacher of the Year regional winners. We’re excited to introduce you to the next four winners from the central region. Congratulations to Ms. Britney and Ms. Jennifer both at The Goddard School of Pleasant Prairie, WI; Ms. Nora at The Goddard School of Darien, IL; and Ms. Albina at The Goddard School of Mason, OH!

We are honored and grateful that these four amazing teachers have chosen to be part of the Goddard Family — thank you for everything you do!

Check back each week as we announce the remaining regional winners leading up to the announcement of the grand prize winner on May 31. And be sure to visit our website to learn more about these incredible educators. https://fal.cn/3oHCc

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Tripping over toys is just another parental rite of passage.

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During our final weeks of Summer with Goddard, your children will take what they’ve learned and apply it to everyday moments that make an impact. Whether it’s caring for the environment or building meaningful friendships, your children will know that they can make a difference in the world!

Learn more about Summer with Goddard on our website! https://fal.cn/3oxrp

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After reading more than 1,000 amazing Teacher of the Year Award nominations, 12 regional winners have been chosen. Join us in celebrating the four Western Region winners. Congratulations to Ms. Teisha at The Goddard School of Clackamas (Happy Valley), OR; Ms. Jennifer at The Goddard School of Lewisville (Castle Hills), TX; Ms. Valerie at The Goddard School of Keller, TX; and Mr. Steven at The Goddard School of San Ramon, CA!

We are honored and grateful that these four amazing teachers have chosen to be part of the Goddard Family — thank you for everything you do!

Check back each week as we announce the remaining regional winners leading up to the announcement of the grand prize winner on May 31. And visit our website to learn more about these incredible educators. https://fal.cn/3ouUC

05/09/2022

Happy Mother's Day!

We hope all of the awesome moms, mother figures, grandmoms and caregivers had an amazing Mother’s Day! We know how much you do behind-the-scenes, but it’s time for you to take center stage. Get in those pictures so your children and families can capture lasting memories with you!

Share your favorite photo with your little ones in the comments!

05/06/2022

We love Goddard School Teachers!

We love Goddard School teachers! We could talk forever about their passion, tenacity and dedication to the children and families they serve, but thought, why not let those same people talk about why they love their teachers.

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Parents love Ms. Ariana! She helps her students overcome challenges so that they can truly thrive at school. Ms. Ariana worked closely with this family to help their daughter walk, improve her eating skills and be comfortable away from home. Ms. Ariana is one-of-a-kind!
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The Goddard School

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Goddard School teachers are some of the most caring and passionate educators around. The way they show up for families and their students of every age and stage is nothing short of extraordinary—just like Ms. Jen does for everyone who steps inside her classroom. Transitioning from being at home to going to School is hard for parents and their babies, but Ms. Jen is a true professional who puts families and children at ease!
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