The Goddard School

Ensuring that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.

This Sunday is Father's Day!! We hope our family of dads, step-dads, grandfathers, uncles and fathers-to-be have a wonderful day! How is your family planning to celebrate Father's Day?

Another summer birthday! We want to wish Ms. Chelsea a very Happy Birthday🎂

Ms. Chelsea works with our youngest children but is a familiar face throughout the school. We appreciate her patience and artistry. This summer she’s looking forward to Summer Camp🌞, swimming, gardening, and cooking out. One of her summer traditions is getting together with family for birthday cake. Enjoy!

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We want to wish Ms. Aulana a very Happy Birthday! Thank you for all you do and enjoy your special day🎂 Hope it’s a splash!

Ms. Aulana teaches in our Fox Trots room. In the summer she likes to swim, visit family in Virginia, and vacation. She’s excited to learn and grow this summer with our campers!
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A sunny week of Summer Camp learning about The Great Outdoors🌼

Summer is a great time for outdoor play with our little ones. There are many fun things to do to support sensory integration, language development and fine and gross motor skills. Of course, there is also that fresh air and sunshine, which is the best part! Here are six activities to enjoy in the summer sun:

#summercamp #scavengerhunt #getoutdoors #thegreatoutdoors #poweredbySTEAMfueledbyfun #goddardsummer #goddardschool #goddardgahanna @ The Goddard School

Splish, splash! Another fun day of water play🐳

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GOOOAAALLL!!! Our first week of Summer Camp was so much fun. We took to the field to play new and familiar sports, enjoyed our first Splash Day and even had a virtual interview with Crew soccer player, Aboubacar Keita⚽️🎾⛳️🏒

We still have space available in our program - come join the summer fun!

#goooaaalll #sportsmanship #teamwork #grossmotor #sensoryplay #poweredbySTEAMfueledbyfun #summercamp #goddardsummer #goddardschool #goddardgahanna

Summer Wednesdays are for splashing🐳

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Loving our first days of Summer Camp and sunshine!

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We’re all smiles under these masks! Can’t wait to see you Monday🌞

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Celebrating our graduates tonight! We have loved learning and growing with you and wish you all the best🌈🎉❤️

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Celebrating our graduates tonight! We have loved learning and growing with you and wish you all the best🌈🎉❤️

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Summer Camp begins June 1st! Avoid summer learning loss or “summer slide” by playing and having fun! Our summer camp integrates play-based activities that encourage your child to explore STEAM learning inside and outside the classroom, helping them become better prepared for the school year ahead. We will be strictly following all CDC guidelines. Enroll today! 🌈🌞🌻

#poweredbysteamfueledbyfun #summercamp #earlylearning #goddardschool #goddardgahanna

Happy Memorial Day🇺🇸

Getting our “rawrsome” restaurant ready for business!

#dramaticplay #learningthroughplay #wearethedinosaurs #goddardschool #goddardgahanna

Thankful for our patient and passionate teachers! We celebrate and love “ewe”🌼

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Thanks to everyone who sent photos and notes of appreciation to our teachers this week💛

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

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We are all eager to get back to school! Today we open, ready to do our part to support the families of those who serve in essential roles. We stay committed to the health and safety of our children and our teachers. Welcome back and we hope to see more of you soon!

#readysetgoddard #goddardschool #goddardgahanna #thankyouessentialworkers

Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22nd, which means Goddard Schools across the nation will be busy participating in Root for Earth, our conservation celebration. This year’s theme focuses on breathing new life into old textiles, where students will discover ways to reduce waste as they repurpose clothing in creative ways. For ideas on how your child(ren) can participate in Root for Earth at home visit and check out week three’s activities! A reminder to also visit and vote for Elsa (you can vote each day!)

#rootforearth #goddardrecycledrunway #goddardschool #goddardgahanna

We are proud of BOTH our Recycled Runway submissions and can easily say, “Vote for Elsa”! To complete the Recycled Runway Challenge poll, visit from Monday, April 20th to Friday, April 24th at 12pm. You can vote each day❄️The winner will receive a $500 donation to @grin4gahanna contributed in their name from Goddard Systems, Inc.

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by with donations to support @grin4gahanna today. We are overwhelmed by your kindness. A special thanks to @paulettesprincessparties for making the morning magical❄️

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Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud🌈 Join us Saturday, April 18th 10am-11am for a Food Drive in support of Gahanna Residents in Need (G.R.I.N.). Place your donations in the trunk - no need to get out of the car. Bring the little ones for a chance to wave and hear songs from a special guest from distancing approved!

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One of our favorite events last year was our Recycled Runway in celebration of Earth Day. This year we’re asking that you join the fun...from home! Unleash your inner designer and re-purpose recyclable materials found around your home into fashionable, funky up-cycled outfits. Post your pics to Instagram and remember to tag @goddardgahanna and @goddard_school and use the hashtag #goddardrecycledrunway. You also can email submissions to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 17 at 12pm. The winner will receive a $500 donation from Goddard Systems, Inc. to Gahanna Food Pantry, G.R.I.N. We can’t wait to see your creativity unfold! For official contest rules visit

Join us for a food drive supporting @grin4gahanna Saturday, April 18 from 10am-11am. Bring the little ones so they can wave to our special Frozen II guest, Elsa, from Paulettes Princess Parties To maintain social distancing we ask that you stay in the car and place donations in the trunk. Please swipe for map.

Food item needed include soups, tp, canned meats, peanut butter, and gallon/quart ziplocks.

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With so many apps and online programs for young children, choosing the best ones can be difficult. We have compiled our favorite trusted resources for you and your family to enjoy.

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Interactive songs and fingerplays are part of every infant, toddler and preschool teacher’s repertoire, including the popular “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “The Wheels on the Bus.” And while teachers may know dozens of different songs to sing, parents may not have that same knowledge.
In fact, several parents have reached out to us and asked where they can find good interactive songs to start singing with their children. To answer that question, Educational Advisory Board Member, Lee Scott shares her insights and three of her favorite resources for interactive songs.

Going on a Teddy Bear Hunt! Grab your favorite Teddy Bear and place it in the window so little ones can look for them while on a walk or bike ride. Going on a Bear Hunt is one of our favorite songs and a clever way to make any walk an adventure!

#teddybearhunt #goingonabearhunt #adventureawaits #goddardschool #goddardgahanna

A message from our sweet teacher, Ms. Chelsea. We miss everyone and can’t wait to see our friends again❤️

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Have you been wracking your brain for fun educational activities to do at home with your children? Well, you’re in luck! The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board and Education Team are proud to announce the creation of five At-Home Learning Activity Guides for children from infancy to elementary school. Follow the link to our blog where you’ll find day one activities for all age groups. We’ll be releasing new content all week, so stay tuned for more! And remember to have fun and tag us on Facebook and Instagram (@goddard_school) as you learn and play! #goddardathome


Good morning, Gahanna! We did it - together we surpassed our $10,000 goal to feed 500 Gahanna-Jefferson Schools students over spring break. Thank you for your generosity in supporting our community during this difficult time!

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What is Dr. Kyle Pruett’s most important tip for talking with children about COVID-19? Stay calm. Children are magnets for their caregiver’s emotions and can easily tell when you’re anxious or fearful. For more of Dr. Pruett’s sage advice, check out his latest blog post.

Share in the adventures of a good book with your child! Don’t forget to make reading fun -- change your voice for characters and make exaggerated faces to express emotion. Together, you and your child can learn, laugh and create fond memories, book after book!

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter🍀

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GRIN is helping Gahanna-Jefferson Schools feed kids breakfasts and lunches during spring break! Text "GRIN give" to 77977 to help.

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5515 Morse Road
Gahanna, OH

Opening Hours

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Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Thursday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 18:00
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