About The Goddard School
Welcome to The Goddard SchoolÂ® for Early Childhood Development! We opened our doors in 1996 as the premier preschool in Mason.
The Goddard SchoolÂ® located in Mason offers a variety of programs convenient for parents who want the proven advantages of a clean, safe, and loving environment with a high quality preschool education for their children.
We have a newly renovated state-of-the-art facility. We also have one of the largest playgrounds in the area, with plenty of room for your child to explore the outdoors.
Our warm, loving atmosphere features both full and part-time programs designed to enhance the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development of children ages six weeks to ten years. Our student group is very diverse in its makeup with a significant international composition.
Our Ohio state standards-based full-day kindergarten offers a small class size, hands-on learning, individualized attention, and Foreign Language (German). Our small class size enables more one-on-one interactions between each child and the teacher, who is Ohio state certified with a Master's degree and has been our kindergarten teacher since 2001. In addition, it provides the teacher with greater flexibility to shape the curriculum in order to meet individual children's learning needs.
In addition to the standard curriculum; American Sign Language, Spanish, Yoga, Art History, a Scholastic literacy program, an enhanced science curriculum, an enhanced social science curriculum, organized Physical Education and a program on Manners are offered.
At our school, each child has the option to have either a prepared warm lunch at the school or a sack lunch from home. We also provide a nutritious morning and afternoon snack.
We also offer a summer program and an after-school enrichment program for children up to ten years of age.
Our teaching staff has over 200 years of teaching experience and the teachers are trained in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education or Child Development. All teachers are trained in first aid, CPR and communicable disease detection and prevention, and child abuse detection within their first year of employment. Training in these areas remain current throughout the duration of their employment. Many of the teachers have been with our school for several years.
We provide children with carefully planned educational and developmental programs that meet the needs of the "whole" child. The Goddard SchoolÂ® is dedicated to providing the best possible environment for the education and development of your child. Our scores on both the State of Ohio inspections and the Goddard QA Reviews are consistently very high.
We are conveniently located at 754 Reading Road (Route 42), an eighth-of-a-mile south of Tylersville Road. Please contact our school for more specific information on our program, curriculum, and availability of space. We thank you for your interest and look forward to welcoming you and your child into the Goddard family.
To schedule a tour of our school please call.
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Services We Offer
Our Private Kindergarten Class Offers:
â€¢ A Master degreed, state certified teacher who has been with the school since 2001
â€¢ A full day program preparing your children for first grade
â€¢ Small class sizes allow for low student to teacher ratio
â€¢ Individual attention which enables the teacher to detail her lesson plans to fit the needs of EVERY child in the classroom
â€¢ Parent teacher conferences twice a year as well as daily communication through email and/or telephone
Our Diverse Kindergarten Curriculum Includes:
â€¢ Foreign Language
â€¢ Language Arts
â€¢ Physical Education
â€¢ Social Science
SUMMER â€œCAMPâ€ PROGRAM
During summer camp we offer a way for your child to have a fun summer while helping them retain their education.
â€¢ Field trips
â€¢ Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade School Readiness
PROGRAM ENRICHMENTS Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In addition to our Fun Learning Experience (FLEX) curriculum, we offer the following curricular resources at no additional charge:
Language Arts: Scholastic's Building Language for Literacy
â€¢ This program is designed to equip children with the skills and experiences they need to build a foundation for success in reading.
â€¢ Photographic PlaceBooks, puppets, music and poetry feature language-loving characters who focus on the fundamentals of literacy, including oral language, phonological awareness, letter knowledge and concepts in print.
â€¢ Research has shown that the early childhood years are critical to literacy development.
â€¢ This program introduces children to the natural world around them and the wonders of science.
â€¢ The program guides children through an age-appropriate scientific method and unravels mysteries through problem-solving activities.
â€¢ This program meets the National Science Education Standards, Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy and State and National Curriculum Standards.
Culture & Geography: World Cultures
â€¢ Children embark on â€œvoyagesâ€ where they explore the inhabited continents of the world.
â€¢ Age-appropriate activities such as games, crafts and songs are used to teach children about different cultures in each region.
â€¢ This program promotes awareness and understanding in a culturally diverse world, community and school.
Second Language: Time to Sign
â€¢ This program introduces children to American Sign Language.
â€¢ Sign allows infants to communicate their pre-verbal wants and needs.
â€¢ Children, as young as infants, learn to sign through the use of songs, games, stories and play.
â€¢ Sign helps children communicate, understand, acquire, spell, speak and read words more effectively.
â€¢ Sign has been shown to reduce conflict, facilitate an understanding of human emotions, and increase children's confidence and self-esteem.
|No. of Employees||No. of Locations||Year Founded|
Hours of Operation
|Monday||6:30 AM||6:30 PM|
|Tuesday||6:30 AM||6:30 PM|
|Wednesday||6:30 AM||6:30 PM|
|Thursday||6:30 AM||6:30 PM|
|Friday||6:30 AM||6:30 PM|
Detailed Business Description
We are an academic preschool offering extended hours for children ages six weeks to 10 years old.
COMPLETELY RENOVATED IN 2010
We added an additional 2,000 square feet to give our students more room to learn. We have larger classrooms, a gym for indoor gross motor activities, a private nursing room for moms, a library and automatic sinks which not only help our environment by cutting down on water usage, but help eliminate the spread of germs. Call us to schedule a tour of our beautiful, state of the art preschool.
SAFE & SECURE AT THE GODDARD SCHOOL
Keeping your child safe is a top priority to all of us at The Goddard School located at 754 Reading Road in Mason. In addition to our secured entrance, our school features the following enhancements:
â€¢ Door hinge guards that prevent children's fingers from being pinched or crushed at the hinged end of doors
â€¢ Joe Kaplan, of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter-National Safety Council has described Fingersafe as, â€œThe best new safety product to hit America in 50 years.â€
â€¢ An instant alert and communication system which allows our school to disseminate vital information to home phones, wireless phones, PDAs and email boxes quickly and effectively
â€¢ Our school can transmit a simultaneous broadcast to families within a matter of minutes on topics, such as: school delays, school cancellations and emergency information
â€¢ Open communication is an essential component of the Goddard School program.
We know that sometimes family schedules become hectic and that you value every second that you can spend with your child. That's why we offer extracurricular activities at our school for a small fee. Registration for these activities is limited and will be accepted on a â€˜first come, first served' basis.
â€¢ Soccer Shots (Monday)
â€¢ Ms. Sue's Dance Class (Wednesday)
â€¢ Martin Martial Arts (Thursday)
COME GROW WITH USÂ®
Enrollment opportunities are limited in some of our classrooms so please contact us to schedule a tour. Don't delay - call today!