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At the Goddard School in Chantilly, our commitment is to provide every child in our care with the hig 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.

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11/21/2023

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: https://bit.ly/3AC6SM1

11/20/2023

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: https://bit.ly/3SItjJn

11/13/2023

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 : https://bit.ly/3AC6SM1

11/06/2023

😴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

10/25/2023

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: https://bit.ly/3AC6SM1

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: https://bit.ly/3AC6SM1

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!

10/12/2023

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: https://bit.ly/3AlaodJ

10/11/2023

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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10/04/2023

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! https://bit.ly/3H3IdUa

10/03/2023

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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10/02/2023

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!

https://bit.ly/3H3IdUa

09/27/2023

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! https://bit.ly/3H3IdUa

09/26/2023

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: https://bit.ly/3Ps7N9Q

09/26/2023

Having a baby might be the quickest way to unlock a whole new perspective on your own home. Their curiosity is healthy, but they need your help to stay safe around the house! Help prevent booboos with these babyproofing hacks.

Go to The Goddard School® website for more baby safety tips: https://bit.ly/3Ps7N9Q

09/21/2023

Is your baby ready for solid foods? 🥑 You’ll know it’s time when they can sit up mostly unassisted.
Follow these tips to make mealtime safe and fun!
For details and more Baby Safety Month resources, visit our website: https://bit.ly/3Ps7N9Q

09/21/2023

At The Goddard School - Chantilly - Westfields we know that packing lunches can sometimes feel like a puzzle and just another chore. Take the guesswork out of what to pack with these easy lunch hacks!

🍎 Slice an apple and then wrap it up with a rubber band to prevent browning.
🍎 Use cookie cutters to make sandwiches into fun shapes like flowers or hearts.
🍎 Take smaller, metal cookie cutters to slice shapes into fruits and veggies. Apples, carrots, cucumbers and melons work great!
🍎 Flatten sandwich bread with a rolling pin, fill it with your choice of foods like hummus and cucumbers, roll it up and slice to make sandwich rollups.
🍎 Add sprinkles to almost any food to make it more enticing! Sprinkles can also be savory — like chia or h**p seeds.

Visit The Goddard School® website for more back-to-school tips and resources: https://bit.ly/3rIItmC

09/19/2023

Back to school means back to packing lunches. If you dread this daily task, try some of these easy lunch hacks!
🍎 Slice an apple and then wrap it up with a rubber band to prevent browning.
🍎 Use cookie cutters to make sandwiches into fun shapes like flowers or hearts.
🍎 Take smaller, metal cookie cutters to slice shapes into fruits and veggies. Apples, carrots, cucumbers and melons work great!
🍎 Flatten sandwich bread with a rolling pin, fill it with your choice of foods like hummus and cucumbers, roll it up and slice to make sandwich rollups.
🍎 Add sprinkles to almost any food to make it more enticing! Sprinkles can also be savory — like chia or h**p seeds.

Visit our website for more back-to-school tips and resources: https://bit.ly/3rIItmC

09/14/2023

Today is National Coloring Day! Celebrate by making your own rainbow crayons. 🌈 It’s an easy way to give old crayons new life while inspiring your little artist!

Here’s how:
🖍 Remove wrappers from crayons and place in a heat-safe mold.
🖍 Bake at 275°F for 5-10 minutes or until melted.
🖍 Let cool completely and have fun!

Go to The Goddard School® website for full instructions and more ways to spark your child’s creativity: https://bit.ly/3nCMNSj

Early Childhood Webinars & Parenting Help - The Goddard School 09/12/2023

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? 🎭 We've been there, too, and have experts who can help! Register to attend our free webinar on Tuesday, October 10, at 1 PM ET for strategies to help curb inappropriate language, ease separation anxiety and understand attention-seeking behaviors: https://bit.ly/3Rv8EVJ

Early Childhood Webinars & Parenting Help - The Goddard School Our team of early childhood education and development experts host insightful parenting webinars. Register for past, current, and future webinars here!

Three Ways to Celebrate Grandparents’ Day With Your Child 09/08/2023

With Grandparents’ Day coming up on September 10, Lee Scott, Chair of our Educational Advisory Board, shares a few activities that can help your child show their grandparents just how loved and appreciated they are ❤️

Three Ways to Celebrate Grandparents’ Day With Your Child By Lee Scott, Chairperson of The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board Per a recent study, 42% of working parents rely on grandparents for childcare. These generational role models play a crucial part in their families’ lives, often providing much-needed support for households across the c...

Photos from The Goddard School's post 09/07/2023

Look at these happy little learners! 😍 We’re so excited to welcome them back to The Goddard School®. Show us your child’s first day of school pictures in the comments below!



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Photos from The Goddard School's post 09/06/2023

It's National Read a Book Day, and we’re celebrating our little readers! From as early as 6 weeks old, Goddard helps children develop a love of reading because it has immense benefits like improving visual, cognitive, language and social-emotional development. It’s never too early or too late to start — here are some ways to read with children at every age and stage!

📖 Choose durable books for infants. Touching, holding and mouthing are all part of their learning process!
📖 Make it interactive with toddlers. Point out pictures, ask questions like, “can you find the sun?” or “how do you think they feel?” and bring the story to life with sound effects.
📖 Ask your preschooler to choose the books. This supports their self-expression and decision-making skills.
📖 Pick stories that have rhymes and repeat the rhyming words together with your pre-k or kindergartner. This helps them with letter-sound recognition as they get ready to learn to read on their own.

Find more reading tips for every age on our website: https://bit.ly/3GO0qE5

09/05/2023

Has your summer felt like this? Invite your child to help by making it a game. “How much can you clean up before this timer runs out?” Be silly and ask them if their socks go in the kitchen drawer. Then ask them to show you where they go.

09/01/2023

Does your child struggle with any of these behaviors? You’re not alone! Our experts, including Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto, have hosted webinars on navigating challenging behaviors like biting, tantrums and separation anxiety. Visit our website and register for free access to all of the recordings. And keep an eye out for upcoming events: https://bit.ly/3Rv8EVJ

08/29/2023

How’s your child feeling about school lately? 🤔

Even if they love learning as much as these Goddard students, it’s easy to forget how much fun school can be (we get it — summer is fun, too!). Luckily, it's easy to reconnect with what makes learning at The Goddard School - Chantilly - Westfields exciting.

In the meantime, visit GoddardSchool.com for helpful resources that make going back to school a breeze: https://bit.ly/3rIItmC

08/29/2023

How’s your child feeling about school lately? 🤔

Even if they love learning as much as these Goddard students, it’s easy to forget how much fun school can be (we get it — summer is fun, too!). Luckily, it's easy to reconnect with what makes school exciting. (Hint: Routines are important.)
Visit our website for back-to-school resources: https://bit.ly/3rIItmC

08/24/2023

Raise your hand if your summer has felt like a never-ending clean up! ✋

Recommended books to ease the back-to-school transition for families 08/23/2023

Going back to school can be a challenging time for little ones. Lee Scott, Chair of our Educational Advisory Board, recently joined CBS 58 to discuss easing the back-to-school transition for families and children through the best way we know how — books!

Recommended books to ease the back-to-school transition for families MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Goddard School has recommended books designed to teach children skills ranging from self-management to social awareness, bridging the gap between home and school for the ba

08/22/2023

Watch our Chairman and CEO, Dennis R. Maple, surprise Katie Engels with the news that she’s the 2023 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship winner! And try not to cry with them.

Katie graduated from The Goddard School of Piscataway in 2011. Congrats, Katie — we wish you all the luck in your future career as a nurse!

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

08/21/2023

🐌 ABCs, dancing and… snails?

Those are just a few things these Goddard students learned from their teachers. No wonder they love them so much! Still, reuniting with teachers (or meeting new ones) is a big change. Help your child feel as excited as these students with back-to-school resources on our website: https://bit.ly/3rIItmC

08/16/2023

Happy National Tell a Joke Day! It’s one of our favorite holidays – after all, you can’t beat the comedic ingenuity of a four-year old. 🤣 Just listen to these Goddard students’ jokes!

Their punchlines weren’t written for grown-up ears… but you’re still giggling, right?

What’s your child’s favorite joke? Share it in the comments!

08/10/2023

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