The Goddard School

The Goddard School

We are committed to providing the highest quality and best preschool and school age experience for th 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!

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

Happy Halloween🎃

We had an amazing time during our Annual Halloween Parade. This year we decided to incorporate “Trunk or Treat” with our families. This was a huge success and a safe way to celebrate Halloween. Thank you to our parent volunteers, staff, and families for the wonderful turn out.

We hope everyone had a spook-tacular day! 👻🎃

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

10/26/2023

The Goddard School - Herndon - Dulles parents, have your little ones done something scarier?

10/25/2023

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

Photos from The Goddard School's post 10/24/2023

Fall is fun for everyone, but picking an age-appropriate activity can be tricky, so we’ve picked a few tried-and-true favorites!

Visit The Goddard School® website to find even more fall fun for every age: https://bit.ly/3AC6SM1

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 10/19/2023

The Pumpkin Party is almost over! But there’s still time to submit your 🎃 masterpiece for a chance to be featured on Goddard’s national social media. You have until October 27 to enter, so set aside some time with your child and get creative.

Go to The Goddard School® website for inspiration and to submit your pumpkin pics: 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 10/17/2023

Get your child excited for Halloween by helping them make their own costume this year! Grab some simple supplies like cardboard boxes and paint and get creative together!

👻 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!

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!

Photos from The Goddard School's post 10/15/2023

Fall Festival 2023 was tons of fun! 🎃

Thank you to all of our vendors, supporting staff, and teachers for helping to make this event possible.

Sending a huge thank you to our families for attending the event and having a blast.

Photos from The Goddard School's post 10/13/2023

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month🎉
Take a look at our students expressing themselves through art while learning about Hispanic culture.

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” - Frida Kahlo

10/12/2023

If you couldn’t attend the What the [bleep]?! webinar, you can still watch it! Visit The Goddard School® website to register for free access to the recording: https://bit.ly/3AlaodJ

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?

10/11/2023

Is it just us, or is there something bear-y unusual happening at School?

Today is Bring Your Teddy Bear to School Day and at The Goddard School - Herndon - Dulles we’re excited to welcome lots of fuzzy new guests to our classrooms! 🐻

What is your child most excited to share with their teddy bear today?

Photos from The Goddard School's post 10/06/2023

Cutest Pumpkins in the Patch

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

10/04/2023

Goddard’s annual Pumpkin Party is upon us! 🎃It’s an all-ages bash with no carving required — and your masterpiece could be featured on The Goddard School national social media channels!

Get inspired by these ideas and start crafting together. Just remember to submit a picture at GoddardSchool.com before October 27. We can’t wait to see your boo-tiful designs! 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

10/02/2023

How do you introduce mental health concepts to little minds? Finding the right words for such a big topic isn’t always easy. But that’s where books come in! Through the power of storytelling, these fun, interactive books are full of helpful concepts you can use now and in the future.

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

Go to GoddardSchool.com for more mental health resources!

https://bit.ly/3H3IdUa

09/28/2023

At The Goddard School - Herndon - Dulles we’re used to helping your little ones through all sorts of behaviors. We’ve seen and heard it all, from ✨those✨ four-letter words to tear-filled drop-off times. If you’re looking for help curbing inappropriate language, easing separation anxiety or understanding attention-seeking behaviors, there’s still time to register for a free webinar on October 10 at 1 PM ET. No judgment, just expert tips from Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto and Dr. Kyle Pruett to help you conquer the chaos with a smile.

Visit GoddardSchool.com to register today! 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 GoddardSchool.com for more baby safety resources! https://bit.ly/3Ps7N9Q

09/21/2023

At The Goddard School - Herndon - Dulles we know that 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

Celebrating year 3️⃣ 🎉🎉🎉

Join us for our Open House held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10am - 12pm. The Goddard School (Herndon/Dulles) serves ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. We hope to see you soon.

The Goddard School We are committed to providing the highest quality and best preschool and school age experience for the children in our community.

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

Photos from The Goddard School's post 09/19/2023

Back to School Night! Thank you to our parents and staff for making this night a huge success.

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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...
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