The Goddard School

The Goddard School ensures quality education with love and support from the community we provide! 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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03/28/2024

We ❤️ our teachers at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA), and we also love hearing what families have to say about them, too! Listen to some of the amazing things Goddard families have to say about their children’s incredible teachers. What would you add about yours?

Photos from The Goddard School's post 03/26/2024

Calling all Goddard grads! The annual Goddard School Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications! This $10,000 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who graduated from a pre-k or kindergarten program at a Goddard School. We would love to see some of our graduates apply! The deadline for submissions is May 3, 2024.
Visit The Goddard School® website for all the details: https://bit.ly/3PnqFGK

Good luck to this year’s applicants!

03/21/2024

If you couldn’t attend the Parenting with Goddard webinar on how to improve your child’s early literacy skills, you can still watch it! Visit The Goddard School® website to register for free access to the recording: https://bit.ly/3wY8C3t

03/18/2024
03/08/2024

Happy International Women’s Day to all of the amazing women at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA) and around the world! Find out who these adorable Goddard students love and look up to the most!

03/06/2024

We're excited to share with you that our school has been recognized by Goddard Systems as a Circle of Excellence School!

The Circle of Excellence (COE) program provides Goddard Systems the opportunity to recognize franchisees for elevating the Goddard brand, reputation and business performance through outstanding achievements in education and operational delivery.

More than 30 out of 600+ Goddard Schools across the country met the established criteria this year, and we were one of them! We are even more honored to be in President’s Club, which distinguishes consecutive Circle of Excellence recognitions. This would not have been possible without the tremendous work and dedication of our faculty and families.

03/04/2024

At The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA), we’re celebrating National Reading Month with a special webinar on March 20 at 1 PM ET. Join award-winning author Steve Metzger and Chief Academic Officer of The Goddard School Dr. Lauren Loquasto as they share the secrets of early literacy, including the best books to read with you little ones to boost their reading skills! Visit The Goddard School® website to register for free: https://bit.ly/3InEbpO

Photos from The Goddard School's post 02/29/2024

More than 6,000 Teacher of the Year nominations were submitted, which highlights what we already know: Goddard School teachers are extraordinary! Here are a few quotes from the submissions. What do you love about the teachers here at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA)? Tell us in the comments to keep this feel-good moment going!

02/15/2024

This Black History Month, we plan on introducing children to some amazing artists who span many different mediums. Here are four you can teach your little ones about right now! Learn more about them at The Goddard School® website: https://bit.ly/3HOBgpw

🎵 Musician: Ella Jenkins, known as “The First Lady of the Children’s Folk Song.”
🎨 Artist: Kehinde Wiley, the first African American artist to paint a U.S. President portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
🩰 Dancer: Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to be named Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theatre.
📚 Author and illustrator: Floyd Cooper, an award-winning illustrator who created more than 100 children’s books spanning biographies, history and fiction.

02/14/2024

Finding love isn’t that hard – just ask these Goddard students! In this adorable video, they’re sharing who and what they love the most, and their answers might surprise you! 😍 What does your child love this Valentine’s Day? Tell us in the comments.

01/31/2024

Teachers at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA) are extraordinary! There’s still time to nominate your child’s extraordinary teacher for Teacher of the Year. Visit The Goddard School® website to submit a nomination today: https://bit.ly/41IUKEB

Submissions are open until Friday, February 9.

01/22/2024

Teachers at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA) are extraordinary! We see it in your children’s biggest, brightest smiles every morning. We also see it in quiet moments like knowing exactly what your little one needs to help them fall asleep. And the loud moments like dance parties to get out the wiggles or calming coregulation to soothe big feelings. Share what makes your child’s teacher extraordinary by nominating them for the Teacher of the Year Award on The Goddard School® website: https://bit.ly/41IUKEB

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, February 9.

01/15/2024

At The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA), we love teaching children about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy! One of our favorite ways to introduce your little ones to Dr. King and other important historical figures is through stories. Here are some great books about Dr. King broken out by age.

Infant/Toddler:
📚 Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? written by Lisbeth Kaiser and illustrated by Stanley Chow
📚 The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. written by Johnny Ray Moore and illustrated by Amy Wummer

Preschool/Pre-K:
📚 Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by James E. Ransome
📚 My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. written by Martin Luther King III and illustrated by A.G. Ford

Photos from The Goddard School's post 01/11/2024

At The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA) we love giving back to our community, and so do other Goddard Schools across the country! Visit The Goddard School® website to see some of the ways Goddard Schools give back: https://bit.ly/3HKRgKz

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

Goddard Schools are great at giving back to their communities! Visit our website to see some of the ways Goddard Schools give back: https://bit.ly/3HKRgKz

📸's:

The Goddard School of Clarksburg, MD

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The Goddard School of Mckinney
The Goddard School of Sparks

01/04/2024

As we start the New Year at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA), positive affirmations are a fun and powerful way to build your little one’s confidence. Just look at these Goddard students’ faces as they share their favorites!

Take a moment today to prepare your child for a year of growth and learning with affirmations.

01/03/2024

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?

12/28/2023

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

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.: https://bit.ly/3iDATF7

12/21/2023

🐧 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!

Photos from The Goddard School's post 12/21/2023

There’s still time to join the Thinking Outside the Box challenge! Turn all those cardboard boxes into something extraordinary. With a few simple supplies, a 📦 could become a castle, race car or favorite story book character. Once you’re happy with your creation, share a picture of it with us for a chance to be featured on The Goddard School® national social channels: https://bit.ly/47T2Pd3

12/12/2023

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 12/06/2023

How’s your cardboard box collection looking this time of year? 📦 Don’t throw them away just yet! Join the Thinking Outside the Box challenge and turn those blank canvases into something extraordinary. With a few simple supplies and some imagination, you and your child could create a castle, race car or a scene from your favorite children’s book. Once you’re happy with your design, submit a photo of it for a chance to be featured on The Goddard School® national social channels: https://www.goddardschool.com/

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: https://shorturl.at/uFGQ9

12/01/2023

A big thank you to all of our amazing families that donated to the Christmas Mother this year!

11/29/2023

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: https://bit.ly/417TZFO

11/22/2023

Teaching little ones about gratitude through storytelling is an excellent way to help them understand the concept. At The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA) we love books about gratitude. Here are some of our favorites!

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

Visit The Goddard School® website for more great recommendations: https://bit.ly/3AC6SM1

11/22/2023

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?

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 to understand that goes deeper than just saying, “thank you.” Watch this video clip from The Goddard School® Chief Adademic Officer, Dr. Lauren Loquasto, as she explains what it means when children really understand this concept. Then read this great blog post on The Goddard School® website for age-appropriate ways to teach children about gratitude: https://bit.ly/3SItjJn

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

11/14/2023

Sensory bags are amazing tools that help your little ones learn about the world around them through their senses. As they poke and squish the bag, they’re developing fine-motor, language, cognitive and social-emotional skills.

Check out The Goddard School® website to make your own fall-themed sensory bag: https://bit.ly/3AC6SM1

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

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We ❤️ our teachers at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA), and we also love hearing what families have to say about t...
Happy International Women’s Day to all of the amazing women at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA) and around the wor...
Finding love isn’t that hard – just ask these Goddard students! In this adorable video, they’re sharing who and what the...
Teachers at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA) are extraordinary! We see it in your children’s biggest, brightest sm...
As we start the New Year at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA), positive affirmations are a fun and powerful way to ...
🐧 or ❄️🐻‍? Watch these Goddard students play a fun winter-themed game of “This or That!” What does your little one prefe...
Gratitude is a complex topic for little ones to understand that goes deeper than just saying, “thank you.” Watch this vi...
Sensory bags are amazing tools that help your little ones learn about the world around them through their senses. As the...
Is it just us, or is there something bear-y unusual happening at School?Today is Bring Your Teddy Bear to School Day and...
Goddard’s annual Pumpkin Party is upon us! 🎃It’s an all-ages bash with no carving required — and your masterpiece could ...
How’s your child feeling about school lately? 🤔Even if they love learning as much as these Goddard students, it’s easy t...
Happy National Tell a Joke Day! It’s a favorite holiday here at The Goddard School - Chesterfield (VA) because you can’t...

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