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We’ve been helping our students practice healthy habits, like proper handwashing, with some fun tricks that your family can try at home! Here are some of our teachers’ favorite ways for little ones to learn about keeping those hands clean:

✔️ 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 The Goddard School® website: https://bit.ly/3BFA0C6
“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. Take a look at this sleep safety checklist that our infant teachers always have in mind.

Check out The Goddard School® for more baby safety tips: https://bit.ly/3f3zpT4
What are some of your favorite parenting hacks? (And maybe a few fitted sheet tricks...asking for a friend, of course.)
If you’ve ever wondered what social-emotional learning is, there’s an exciting, free Parenting with Goddard webinar that will explain it all! Join Dr. Lauren Starnes, SVP and Chief Academic Officer at Goddard Systems, on October 6 at 8 PM ET for an information-packed session.

Visit The Goddard School® website to register today: https://bit.ly/3Rv8EVJ
Are you curious about whether the pandemic has changed your children’s immune systems? Watch Jack Maypole, M.D., pediatrician and the Comprehensive Care Program Director at Boston Medical Center, discusses this topic in his Parenting with Goddard video — we think it will help ease some concerns!

Visit The Goddard School® website to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k
Young children easily connect with characters found in stories, which helps them retain the message and lessons from the book. 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.

Visit The Goddard School® website to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k
Young children often struggle during transitions, such as switching from playtime to bedtime or from one center to another. Lauren Starnes, Ph.D., Ed.D., SVP and chief academic officer, says the best way to help children through times of transition is to create simple, consistent routines in this Parenting with Goddard video.

Visit The Goddard School® website to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k
Back-to-school time means we get to see old friends and make new ones! We know that young children are learning how to develop friendships, which takes time to master. For families who want to help their children develop great friendships, we’ve compiled some expert advice that ranges from reading books to playing games.

Visit The Goddard School® website to read about relationship-building ideas and how to put them into practice: https://bit.ly/3vIen1M
Did you know that one of the most important skills children need to develop is creativity? According to Helen Hadani, Ph.D., fellow at The Brookings Institute, it’s one of six skills children need to thrive in today’s world. In her Parenting with Goddard video, she explores ways you can help your children nurture their creativity.

Visit The Goddard School® website to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k
We know that babies and toddlers 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, offers helpful advice on how boost your little one’s learning through everyday interactions.

Visit The Goddard School® website to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k
Reading books with your children is one of the best ways to connect with them, but it’s also a perfect opportunity to prepare them for going back to school! 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.

Visit The Goddard School® website for even more awesome book suggestions pulled right from Life Lesson Library! https://bit.ly/3ORXqbP
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!
The Goddard School® has created a brand-new video series called Parenting with Goddard where early childhood education and development experts discuss hot topics related to parenting.

This first video from Goddard’s Chief Academic Officer, Lauren Starnes, P.hD., Ed.D., breaks down what social-emotional learning is and why it’s so important for young children.

Visit goddardschool.com to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k
Here's just a glimpse at all the fun our Summer Camp has been up to this year! Field trips, Kona Ice, and lots of visitors! We love summertime!
Happy 20th Anniversary to us!! We are proud to be celebrating 20 years of dedication and service to our community!
Hello Everyone!

The time has come to start thinking about enrolling your child in
Kindergarten!

We are happy to offer a Private Kindergarten program that allows
our teachers to meet children at their individual developmental
levels. Providing your child the opportunity to learn in a secure
environment with a focus on small group settings.

We will be holding an Open House Kindergarten Meeting on
Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:30pm in our Gym. Please stop by or
call for a tour if you are interested in hearing more about what
we can do for you and your little one!

10211 Krause Road. Chesterfield, VA. 23832
804-717-8400

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.

Operating as usual

12/23/2022

Make hot chocolate even more magical by creating your own hot cocoa bombs! You’ll love watching your children’s reactions as the chocolate melts and marshmallows magically appear.

Visit our website for the full recipe: https://bit.ly/3iDATF7

Photos from The Goddard School's post 12/20/2022

Bring the outdoors inside this season with a cozy campsite your little ones will enjoy!

• Blankets and chairs to make a tent
• Couch cushions and sleeping bags
• A playlist of nature sounds
• Camp snacks (air fryer toasted marshmallows, anyone?)
• Games and stories
• Flashlights
• “Wild” animals
• A pretend campfire

For more fun indoor activities, visit our website: https://bit.ly/3iDATF7

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How it started vs. how it’s going…😅

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’Tis the season for spreading good cheer, and Goddard Schools love giving back to their local communities. From food drives to coat collections, Goddard School families go above and beyond to make the holidays extra special for those in need.

Check out some of our favorite ways to practice the art of giving: https://bit.ly/3PfQwiw

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These little learners are getting into the holiday spirit! What’s your family’s favorite holiday tradition? Tell us in the comments below!
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Charitable giving at The Goddard School® happens all year long. From 5ks to food drives and lemonade stands, check out our website to see some of the ways Goddard Schools give back: https://bit.ly/3HjbWsX

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What foods are on your little one’s “suddenly-I-don’t-like-it” list?

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Check out some of the ways Goddard Schools practice gratitude. We’re grateful to have so many amazing people in our Goddard family! What are you grateful for this year?

11/22/2022

Your child can help you decorate for the season by making a mosaic wreath. It’s a great way for them to get creative while strengthening their fine motor and pre-writing skills.

Check out our website for the full instructions and more fall activities: https://bit.ly/3AC6SM1

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Excuse the mess. They're making memories 🙃

11/09/2022

Happy STEAM Day! At Goddard, the smallest everyday items, such as toothpicks and gumdrops, help teach children big ideas like engineering as they work to build a sturdy bridge. To find out more about science, technology, engineering, arts and math education at Goddard, find a School near you! https://bit.ly/3EeWiNp

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There’s still time to register for our free Parenting with Goddard webinar on November 15 at 8 PM ET. Drs. Lauren Starnes and April Poindexter will discuss how families can teach children about gratitude and giving back — just in time for the holidays!

Register today on our website!

Join us on November 15 at 8 PM ET for a free Parenting with Goddard webinar hosted by our SVP and Chief Academic Officer, Lauren Starnes, and Director of Early Childhood Education Programs, April Poindexter. Drs. Starnes and Poindexter will discuss how to teach children about gratitude and giving back — just in time for the holiday season!

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

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Bring the season inside by creating a fall-themed sensory bag! Your little ones will love squishing and poking the bag, which helps them develop communication and fine motor skills.

Check out our website for instructions on how to make your own: https://bit.ly/3DxIY6r

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What’s your spookiest parenting story?

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Whether it’s picking pumpkins 🎃 or playing in the leaves 🍂, we love fall at Goddard! What’s your family’s favorite fall activity?
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Teaching young children how to self-regulate their emotions is a crucial part of early childhood development, and it’s something that needs to be practiced. One way to help is by modeling what to do when big feelings arise. If your little ones struggle with big feelings like frustration, anger, anxiety or hyperactivity, here are ways to help them self-regulate.

Visit our website for more ways to help your children identify and understand their emotions: https://bit.ly/3yS1tzP

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There’s still time to join our Pumpkin Party! Share your decorated pumpkin pictures in the comments or on our website by October 20 for a chance to be featured on our social media channels.

Visit our website to submit your pumpkin pictures and get some design inspiration: https://bit.ly/3ERiZYB

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Fire safety is an important topic to discuss with young children. While it’s a serious subject, it doesn’t have to be scary! We’ve put together some helpful resources for families looking to explore this subject in a way that children learn best — through play!

Check out our website to learn more: https://bit.ly/3ySlarl

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Join us on November 15 at 8 PM ET for a free Parenting with Goddard webinar hosted by our SVP and Chief Academic Officer, Lauren Starnes, and Director of Early Childhood Education Programs, April Poindexter. Drs. Starnes and Poindexter will discuss how to teach children about gratitude and giving back — just in time for the holiday season!

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

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Helping your child recognize and name their emotions is so important, not only for their mental wellbeing, but also as part of their social and emotional development. Big feelings feel scary or overwhelming, but when children can identify and name their emotions they feel more in control and can make sense of those feelings.

Download the feelings chart on our website to help your child start naming their emotions: https://bit.ly/3ChsRbl

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Get into the fall spirit with this spook-tacular craft that’s perfect for boys and ghouls of all ages! 🎃

1. Pick your perfect pumpkin.
2. Gather your favorite craft supplies.
3. Get creative and decorate your pumpkin together.

Share a photo of your masterpiece on our website or in the comments for a chance to be featured on our page: https://www.goddardschool.com/

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Works every time.

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

We’ve been helping our students practice healthy habits, like proper handwashing, with some fun tricks that your family can try at home! Here are some of our teachers’ favorite ways for little ones to learn about keeping those hands clean:

✔️ 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 The Goddard School® website: https://bit.ly/3BFA0C6

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

Timeline photos 09/20/2022

“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. Take a look at this sleep safety checklist that our infant teachers always have in mind.

Check out The Goddard School® for more baby safety tips: https://bit.ly/3f3zpT4

Timeline photos 09/20/2022

“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

Timeline photos 09/20/2022

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

Timeline photos 09/15/2022

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

Timeline photos 09/15/2022

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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If you’ve ever wondered what social-emotional learning is, there’s an exciting, free Parenting with Goddard webinar that will explain it all! Join Dr. Lauren Starnes, SVP and Chief Academic Officer at Goddard Systems, on October 6 at 8 PM ET for an information-packed session.

Visit The Goddard School® website to register today: https://bit.ly/3Rv8EVJ

Timeline photos 09/09/2022

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

Timeline photos 09/06/2022

Are you curious about whether the pandemic has changed your children’s immune systems? Watch Jack Maypole, M.D., pediatrician and the Comprehensive Care Program Director at Boston Medical Center, discusses this topic in his Parenting with Goddard video — we think it will help ease some concerns!

Visit The Goddard School® website to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

Timeline photos 09/06/2022

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!

Timeline photos 08/30/2022

Young children easily connect with characters found in stories, which helps them retain the message and lessons from the book. 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.

Visit The Goddard School® website to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

Timeline photos 08/30/2022

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

Timeline photos 08/23/2022

Young children often struggle during transitions, such as switching from playtime to bedtime or from one center to another. Lauren Starnes, Ph.D., Ed.D., SVP and chief academic officer, says the best way to help children through times of transition is to create simple, consistent routines in this Parenting with Goddard video.

Visit The Goddard School® website to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

Timeline photos 08/18/2022

Back-to-school time means we get to see old friends and make new ones! We know that young children are learning how to develop friendships, which takes time to master. For families who want to help their children develop great friendships, we’ve compiled some expert advice that ranges from reading books to playing games.

Visit The Goddard School® website to read about relationship-building ideas and how to put them into practice: https://bit.ly/3vIen1M

Timeline photos 08/16/2022

Did you know that one of the most important skills children need to develop is creativity? According to Helen Hadani, Ph.D., fellow at The Brookings Institute, it’s one of six skills children need to thrive in today’s world. In her Parenting with Goddard video, she explores ways you can help your children nurture their creativity.

Visit The Goddard School® website to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

Timeline photos 08/09/2022

We know that babies and toddlers 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, offers helpful advice on how boost your little one’s learning through everyday interactions.

Visit The Goddard School® website to watch more Parenting with Goddard videos: https://bit.ly/3OBXb4k

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Choosing to send your child to a structured summer program is an important decision that can pay off in a big way for th...
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