The Goddard School

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Photos from The Goddard School's post 01/09/2024

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You heard it here first: “this year’s gonna be great!”

These Goddard students are feeling confident and ready for another year of growth and learning. That’s the power of affirmations!

What special traits are you and your little one bringing into 2024?

Photos from The Goddard School's post 12/27/2023

There’s still time to turn those cardboard boxes into something extraordinary in our Thinking Outside the Box challenge! With a few simple supplies, you could transform a 📦 into a castle, race car or story book character. Share pictures of it with us for a chance to be featured on our social channels! Visit our website for some design inspiration and the submission link.:


🐧 or ❄️🐻‍? Watch Goddard students play a fun winter-themed game of “This or That!” What does your little one prefer? Tell us in the comments!


Life with a toddler summed up!

Photos from The Goddard School's post 12/07/2023

’Tis the season for baking cookies! Get baking with your little ones and try out one of these decorating tips for extra special treats.
🍪 Use marshmallows as icing — add a few mini marshmallows to your cookies and pop them into the oven just until the marshmallows melt.
🍪 Press pasta into your dough! Pull out the penne and press the end of it onto your cookies for a cool petal design. Or try bow ties for a fancy treat.
🍪 Take a whisk, dip it into food coloring (or powdered drink mixes) and then press the whisk into your dough for a colorful star design.
What’s your favorite way to decorate cookies?

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Photos from The Goddard School's post 12/05/2023

‘Tis the season for … lots of cardboard boxes cluttering up your home. 📦 Use them as blank canvases to create something extraordinary in our Thinking Outside the Box challenge! With a few simple supplies, you could transform boxes into a castle, race car or scene from your favorite children’s book. Then share pictures of it with us for a chance to be featured on our social channels! Visit our website for some design inspiration and the submission:


As a parent, you’re likely used to your child asking questions. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by OnePoll and The Goddard School®, Parents field an average of 11 questions from their young children each day. Children most commonly ask questions to better understand the world around them, such as asking about animals, nature, current events and home experiences.

Check out all of the survey’s findings:


Families, pears and teddy bears — Goddard students are grateful for lots of things! See who, or what, else made the list in this sweet video. What is your little one grateful for?


Get your little ones into the thankful spirit with some of these great books!

Ages 0-2:
📚 Thanks A Lot written by Raffi and illustrated by Jaime Kim
📚 My Heart Fills with Happiness written by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Julie Flett
Ages 3-6:
📚 Gracias/Thanks written by Pat Mora and illustrated by John Parra
📚 Thank you, Omu! written and illustrated by Oge Mora

Check out our website for more book recommendations:


Gratitude is a complex topic for little ones. In this video clip, Dr. Lauren Loquasto, our chief academic officer, breaks down what it really means when children understand the concept. Check out our blog post for age-appropriate tips on teaching your child about gratitude:


Bring the season inside by creating a fall-themed sensory bag! Your little ones will love squishing and poking the bag and you’ll love that they develop fine-motor, language, cognitive and social-emotional skills in the process.

Check out our website for instructions on how to make your own :


😴How did the end of daylight saving time go for your family?

How Parents Can Tackle Inappropriate Language, Separation Anxiety and Attention-Seeking Behaviors 11/02/2023

Has your little one ever caught you off guard by dropping a verbal bomb (bonus points if it was in public)? Maybe your child struggles with separation anxiety and you feel like you’re glued together. How about those attention-seeking theatrics that deserve an Oscar? Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto, senior vice president and chief academic officer at The Goddard School, and Dr. Kyle Pruett, member of The Goddard School® Educational Advisory Board, offer their expertise on how to address these behaviors in young children.

How Parents Can Tackle Inappropriate Language, Separation Anxiety and Attention-Seeking Behaviors MISSION, KS / ACCESSWIRE / October 12, 2023 / (Family Features) If your little one has ever caught you off guard by dropping a verbal bomb or your young child struggles with separation anxiety, you're certainly not alone.It's important for parents ...

Photos from The Goddard School's post 11/01/2023

Thanks to all who joined our Pumpkin Party! We love seeing the creative pumpkins you and your little ones made. 🎃
Take a look at some of the amazing pictures we received!

How to adjust to Daylight Saving Time 10/27/2023

Most of us across the country will “fall back” next weekend as daylight saving time comes to an end. The shift can impact sleep routines and cycles for everyone, but can be especially disruptive for your little ones. Dr. Jack Maypole, a member of our Educational Advisory Board, joined WDJT CBS 58 this week to share some timely tips to help you minimize the disruption.

How to adjust to Daylight Saving Time MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Every spring and fall, parents have to help their child adjust to a new sleep cycle during Daylight Saving Time. While this may seem daunting, there are some strategies for paren


We’re sorry for the jump scare. What’s your scariest parenting story?

Photos from The Goddard School's post 10/23/2023

Looking for the perfect fall activity for your child? We’ve got options that everyone will love!

For even more ideas for each age group, visit our website:

Photos from The Goddard School's post 10/18/2023

The Pumpkin Party’s not over yet! That means there’s still a chance for your 🎃 masterpiece to be featured on our social media channels. Get those craft supplies ready for some no-carve creative fun by October 27!

Visit our website to share your pumpkin pics:

Photos from The Goddard School's post 10/16/2023

Save money on expensive Halloween costumes by making your own! You just need materials you likely already have at home.

👻 Blocks
Paint a large cardboard box in your child’s favorite color. Cut holes for their head and arms. Then glue plastic or Styrofoam cups to the front of the box and you’ve created your own building block!
👻 Crayon
Dress your child in their favorite color from head to toe. Then buy a party hat in a matching color (or make your own using construction paper) and your child is transformed into their favorite color crayon.
👻 Marathon runner
Is your toddler’s favorite pastime running? Dress them up in their comfiest running outfit and then print out a number to stick on their shirt — now they’re ready to run a candy marathon.
👻 Race car (or any wheeled vehicle)
Transform cardboard boxes into something with wheels! The best thing about “boxtumes” is they’re adaptable, which means you can make them to fit your child’s physical needs.

Share a picture of your child’s costume in the comments!


If you couldn’t attend our What the [bleep]?! webinar, don’t worry! You can visit our website to register for free access to the recording:


What makes these Goddard guests so bear-y special? For starters, they’re:

🐻 Fluffy
🐻 Great listeners
🐻 Good at sharing
🐻 Reliable and supportive friends
🐻 Always ready for just about anything

It’s Bring Your Teddy Bear to School Day! What is your child most excited to share with their teddy bear today?

Photos from The Goddard School's post 10/05/2023

Happy World Teachers’ Day! Goddard teachers are truly special, as these Goddard students are quick to point out!

What does your child love about their teacher? Give them a shout out in the comments!

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It’s a Pumpkin Party — but don’t be scared, there’s no carving required! Get inspired by these gourd-geous designs and craft a creepy — or silly or frilly — pumpkin masterpiece with your little one.

Share your pumpkin design by October 27 for a chance to be featured on our social media channels. 🎃

Comment with your photo below or go to our website to enter!


Congratulations to the 2023 Goddard School Director of the Year, Nadia Marynovych, director of The Goddard School of Westport, CT ! Nadia has been The Goddard School® of Westport’s director since the School opened in 2019. She is a natural leader who is dedicated to creating the safest and most nurturing environment for the children in her care, supporting them as they grow and develop academically, socially and emotionally.

Congratulations, Nadia, on this well-deserved award!

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Finding the right words to talk about mental health with your child can sometimes feel impossible. Luckily, these books are here to help! This Mental Health Week, teach your child to celebrate emotions through the power of story. Not only is it fun, but it’ll help you both feel prepared to tackle this topic together.

📕Ages 0-2: The Feelings Book by Todd Parr goes beyond labeling emotions. In bold color, it teaches children that it’s OK to be in their feelings — even when feelings change fast or don’t make sense.
📗 Ages 3-6: Out of a Jar by Deborah Marcero tells the tale of Llewellyn, who stashes his feelings in jars. But what happens when his emotions refuse to be locked away?

Visit our website for more mental health resources!


Has your little one discovered ✨those✨ four-letter words? Maybe they’re stuck to you like glue or testing limits with their Oscar-worthy theatrics. If this is your life, there’s still time to register for our free webinar on October 10 at 1 PM ET for strategies to curb inappropriate language, ease separation anxiety and understand attention-seeking behaviors. No judgment, just expert tips from Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto and Dr. Kyle Pruett to help you conquer the chaos with a smile.

Visit our website to register today!


So your bundle of joy has transformed into a mini daredevil. Time to break out the pool noodles! Curiosity is a healthy part of growing up. Make your home a safe place for them to explore with these babyproofing hacks.

Check out our website for more baby safety resources:

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Videos (show all)

Goddard’s annual Pumpkin Party is upon us! 🎃It’s an all-ages bash with no carving required — and your masterpiece could ...
Today is National Coloring Day! Celebrate by making your own rainbow crayons. 🌈 It’s an easy way to give old crayons new...
How’s your child feeling about school lately? 🤔Even if they love learning as much as these Goddard students, it’s easy t...




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