The Goddard School

★★★★★
  • 14210 SE Sunnyside Road Suite 500

    Clackamas, OR 97015

    Map & Directions
  • 503-658-8715

About The Goddard School

Categories
  • Child Care
  • Preschools
  • Private Schools
  • Education Centers
  • Kindergartens
Details
  • After School Care
Hours
M-F 7am-6pm, Sa-Su Closed
Associations
  • AdvancEd Corporate Accreditation
  • Middle States Corporate Accreditation
  • Partnership For 21st Century Learning
Emails
  • ClackamasOR@goddardschools.com
Phones
  • Fax (503-558-1439)
  • Toll Free (800-463-3273)
Year Established
  • 2008
Keywords
  • The Goddard School
  • private preschool
  • educational daycare
  • early childhood development
  • childcare
  • preschool teaching philosophy
  • play-based learning in early childhood
  • play-based curriculum
  • preschool goals and objectives
  • school quality standards
  • infant development programs
  • learning programs for toddlers
  • play-based preschool
  • private pre-k programs
  • private kindergarten school
  • school-age childcare
  • early childhood enrichment programs
  • mealtime routines for children
  • educational summer camps
  • science summer camp
  • tech summer camps
  • engineering camps for kids
  • art summer camp
  • math summer camp
Specialties
  • F.L.EX. Learning Program
  • Art
  • Engineering
  • Handwriting
  • Language Arts
  • Literacy
  • Manners
  • Math
  • Music Appreciation
  • Physical Fitness
  • Science
  • Sign Language
  • Technology
  • World Cultures
  • Yoga
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Services
  • preschool
  • educational daycare
  • childcare
  • summer camp

Education

Education
More choices in Clackamas:
Resultset_next

Portland Christian Grade School

11845 SE Market St Portland, AR

Resultset_next

Cedarwood Waldorf School

3030 SW 2nd Ave Portland, AR

Employee Bios

Owners

    Directors

      Assistant Directors

        Lead Teachers

          Assistant Teachers

            Resources

              List View
              Calendar View

              May 1, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Using magnifying glasses, children will examine a variety of seeds and learn how they can grow into a new plant at The Goddard School in Clackamas.

              May 2, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Toddlers will read "The Mystery Vine" by Cathryn Falwell at circle time.

              May 3, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Preschoolers will smell a variety of fresh and dry herbs that might be found in an herb garden in Oregon.

              May 4, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Preschoolers will count the number of petals on their flowers at The Goddard School in Happy Valley.

              May 6, 2018

              May 7, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Pre-Kindergarten children will study and observe caterpillars as they begin their transformation into butterflies.

              May 8, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Toddlers will enhance their Yoga practice with the Butterfly Pose.

              May 9, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Toddlers and Infants will use their fine motor skills to pull painted string across papers and create worm tracks.

              May 10, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Preschoolers will use magnifying glasses outside and explored the playground in search of bugs.
              • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
                Please join us at The Goddard School in Happy Valley for a special "Mommy and Me Tea". We will be enjoying tea and treats on our finest table setting as we celebrate our Mother's with delightful company and homemade gifts.

              May 11, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Pre-Kindergarten children will use marbles and paint to freely express ourselves as we made spider webs.

              May 13, 2018

              May 14, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Toddlers will paint with various shaped rocks on large sheets of paper.

              May 15, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Preschool and Pre-K Classes will create large scale art pieces using natural materials.

              May 16, 2018

              May 17, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Increasing our understanding of surroundings, Preschoolers will read "Our Earth" by Anne Rockwell.

              May 18, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Preschoolers will take turns pouring salt onto blocks of ice to mimic the shifts/cracks that form during an earthquake.

              May 20, 2018

              May 21, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Teachers will guide Preschoolers to make a water cycle in a bag, helping to fill a plastic bag with water, then tape it onto the window. They will predict what will happen to it as the week goes on.

              May 22, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Preschoolers will express themselves with cloud sponges, paint, and glitter at The Goddard School in Happy Valley.
              • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
                For the past month, our infant, toddler, preschool, and Pre-K children have been immersed in the world of creativity and visual arts. We have also been discussing the concept of "giving back" and "philanthropy". Each child has used their own imaginat

              May 23, 2018

              May 24, 2018

              • At circle time, the Pre-Kindergarten and Preschool classes will read "Zoomer's Summer Snowstorm" by Ned Young, pointing out the different seasons they see on each page.

              May 25, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                To learn more about rain, Toddlers will use their fine motor skills to grab cotton balls with tweezers and drop them into blue water. The cotton balls represent clouds and the water is the rain.

              May 27, 2018

              May 28, 2018

              May 29, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                After learning that Portland is known as the "Rose City", Preschoolers will paint with rose colored paint.

              May 30, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Toddlers and Preschoolers will participate in bicycle races on the playground.

              May 31, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-k students will talk about the various shades of green we see in the trees of Oregon, "The Green State", then mixed green paint with a variety of other colors to make new shades.

              June 1, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Preschool and Pre-k children will identify and then tally and graph their favorite Oregon sports teams.
              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Celebrate our furry (or not-so-furry) friends by bringing in a photo of your pet to share. The Children will discuss different kinds of pets, how to take care of a pet and compare the similarities and differences between pets.

              June 3, 2018

              June 4, 2018

              June 5, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will create an interpretation of a night sky when they paint with shimmery bingo daubers on black paper.

              June 6, 2018

              • Children will investigate moss, twigs, and bugs to strengthen their understanding of nature.

              June 7, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will enhance their sequencing skills as they sorted log rounds by size.

              June 8, 2018

              June 10, 2018

              June 11, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Using leaves and paint, children will make print creations.

              June 12, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will experiment with buoyancy as they drop leaves and rocks into buckets of water.

              June 13, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will combine dirt and water to make mud, for a new painting medium.
              • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
                Father's Day Event. The Goddard School in Happy Valley welcomes Dads! Please join us in a Putt Putt Golf extravaganza. Make your way around the school enjoying snacks, a few strokes and even more laughs.

              June 14, 2018

              June 15, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will enhance their fine motor control as they use tweezers to pick up and sort sticks by size.

              June 17, 2018

              June 18, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will learn about animal paw prints when they make prints in playdough.

              June 19, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                During circle time, children will take turns pretending to be various animals and classmates will guess what animal they are acting out.

              June 20, 2018

              June 21, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will read "The Hat" by Jan Brett and discuss all of the forest animals found in the book.

              June 22, 2018

              • In an effort to learn more about woodland animals classes will read "The Three Bears of The Pacific Northwest" by Richard Vaughan

              June 24, 2018

              June 25, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will examine maps before cutting and gluing them into collage art.

              June 26, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will assemble maps of both the U.S.A. and the World.
              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Weekly Theme: Bus

              June 27, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Using sand, dirt, water and more children will create their own terrains.

              June 28, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Classes will simulate earthquakeswhen they build block towers on trays, then shake the trays to see a reaction..

              June 29, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                Classes will create a volcano using baking soda and vinegar.
              4.6364 11
              Hi! Sign in to let us know how The Goddard School was?
              Write a Review
              .

              So I have to tell people that today when I dropped my baby girl off at school, she had a very hard time today for some reason. Maybe because my husband is the one who usually drops her off and picks her up. Well that being said, that

              3
              ★★★★★

              So I have to tell people that today when I dropped my baby girl off at school, she had a very hard time today for some reason. Maybe because my husband is the one who usually drops her off and picks her up. Well that being said, that

              .

              Our son attended Goddard school beginning at age 3 and continuing off and on for a year. This was his first school experience. We could not be happier with the results. Our son went through the normal separation anxiety (as did his

              3
              ★★★★★

              Our son attended Goddard school beginning at age 3 and continuing off and on for a year. This was his first school experience. We could not be happier with the results. Our son went through the normal separation anxiety (as did his

              .

              Our child has been at this Goddard facility for well over a year. After aggressive searching throughout the area we came to the conclusion that the friendly staff, clean, well-lit and secure facilities and sense that teachers/staff are

              3
              ★★★★★

              Our child has been at this Goddard facility for well over a year. After aggressive searching throughout the area we came to the conclusion that the friendly staff, clean, well-lit and secure facilities and sense that teachers/staff are

              .

              This Goddard School offers a well rounded education that allows the children to learn and have fun. Our four year old can write, spell words and read letters. She loves going to school and always speaks highly of the teachers and her classmates. As I parents I feel my child is in a safe environment that in fact applies the educational model presented to us before starting at the school.

              2
              ★★★★★

              This Goddard School offers a well rounded education that allows the children to learn and have fun. Our four year old can write, spell words and read letters. She loves going to school and always speaks highly of the teachers and her classmates. As I parents I feel my child is in a safe environment that in fact applies the educational model presented to us before starting at the school.

              .

              My son just finished 3 years at The Goddard School, and now he is off to Kindergarten. And I can't say enough good things about Goddard! They made learning fun, and he just loved his teachers. I always had a good feeling when I dropped him off, because I knew he was going to have lots of fun while learning. Don't hestitate to take your child here...the owners and staff are wonderful!

              2
              ★★★★★

              My son just finished 3 years at The Goddard School, and now he is off to Kindergarten. And I can't say enough good things about Goddard! They made learning fun, and he just loved his teachers. I always had a good feeling when I dropped him off, because I knew he was going to have lots of fun while learning. Don't hestitate to take your child here...the owners and staff are wonderful!

              .

              The Goddard School in Clackamas has been a great experience for my son. Because of The Goddard School, he has so much confidence and excitement towards learning. I am so glad we decided to take him here!

              5
              ★★★★★

              The Goddard School in Clackamas has been a great experience for my son. Because of The Goddard School, he has so much confidence and excitement towards learning. I am so glad we decided to take him here!

              Was this review helpful to you?
              Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

              .

              My daughter has been going to this school for about a year and now we have our son going. Both kids are doing very well and learning so much. I tried to potty train my daughter with no luck but at school she did it. She calls the school neigh neigh school since it has the horse logo. The activities they have for both my kids are great and creative. The staff are friendly and truly care for the kids. The cost is a bit high but they have tried to make it work for us. The only thing I was a bit concerned about was the turn over rate of the teachers but as with any job most do move on but for the most part they do make an effort to hire teachers with good education backgrounds and knowledge of childcare. Most of the other places I've looked don't have full days while this school is open from 7-6. I can call as much as I want to see how the kids are doing and not feel like I'm bothering anyone. The classrooms are clean and I feel safe knowing the kids are doing something and not being ignored.

              2
              ★★★★☆

              My daughter has been going to this school for about a year and now we have our son going. Both kids are doing very well and learning so much. I tried to potty train my daughter with no luck but at school she did it. She calls the school neigh neigh school since it has the horse logo. The activities they have for both my kids are great and creative. The staff are friendly and truly care for the kids. The cost is a bit high but they have tried to make it work for us. The only thing I was a bit concerned about was the turn over rate of the teachers but as with any job most do move on but for the most part they do make an effort to hire teachers with good education backgrounds and knowledge of childcare. Most of the other places I've looked don't have full days while this school is open from 7-6. I can call as much as I want to see how the kids are doing and not feel like I'm bothering anyone. The classrooms are clean and I feel safe knowing the kids are doing something and not being ignored.

              .

              This is a wonderful school and program. It is such a great and amazing feeling going to work knowing that your child is safe in a school where the teachers are educated, safety is AMAZING, the management is caring and diligent, and the cleanliness is impeccable. Check out this school you won't be disappointed HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

              2
              ★★★★★

              This is a wonderful school and program. It is such a great and amazing feeling going to work knowing that your child is safe in a school where the teachers are educated, safety is AMAZING, the management is caring and diligent, and the cleanliness is impeccable. Check out this school you won't be disappointed HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

              .

              We have had a very good experience with the Goddard School in Clackamas. Our child has been there for two years and he is thriving. He is happy, confident, and socially advanced. He has learned to work well with other children, and amazes us with his ability to problem solve disagreements with his siblings. \n\nHe has learned all the letters and letter sounds through games and other play experiences, and he even knows yoga! He participates in many different art projects with different art media. We love that he sometimes comes home with paint on his clothes. His days are full of adventure and varied experiences, including sign language, Spanish, and gymnastics.\n\nThe classrooms are clean, upbeat rooms with beautiful wooden toys. \n\nIf you believe that preschoolers learn best through play and experiential learning, this school is a great choice. Each day provides opportunities to learn about reading, writing, and math through real, meaningful situations.\n\n

              2
              ★★★★★

              We have had a very good experience with the Goddard School in Clackamas. Our child has been there for two years and he is thriving. He is happy, confident, and socially advanced. He has learned to work well with other children, and amazes us with his ability to problem solve disagreements with his siblings. \n\nHe has learned all the letters and letter sounds through games and other play experiences, and he even knows yoga! He participates in many different art projects with different art media. We love that he sometimes comes home with paint on his clothes. His days are full of adventure and varied experiences, including sign language, Spanish, and gymnastics.\n\nThe classrooms are clean, upbeat rooms with beautiful wooden toys. \n\nIf you believe that preschoolers learn best through play and experiential learning, this school is a great choice. Each day provides opportunities to learn about reading, writing, and math through real, meaningful situations.\n\n

              .

              We?ve been at the Goddard school in Clackamas for over a year and are very disappointed. We?ve recently moved our children to another local school and are much happier. Here is what we found;\r\nOur kids were moved between classes on average 3 times a day and as much as 6 times a day! Imagine trying to learn anything when you are being moved from room to room all day. The management is not at all forthcoming regarding this issue. Finally we resorted to checking the sign in/out sheet (which they have to keep by law) to see how many times our kids were ?bounced?. When we asked why our kids (and it?s not just our kids it?s everyone) keep getting bounced the only real explanation we were offered is ?she volunteered?. What? She?s too young to volunteer! \r\nOn teacher in service days you?ll find the owners and director have their school age kids in the school and will occasionally find them ?helping?. Uh, no.\r\nTeachers are young, as the other reviewer mentioned. I have not found this to be a problem. I find them caring and hard working. After more digging I found that they are very low paid and the staff turn-over is ridiculous! We?ve been fortunate enough to get some of the more long term main teachers but the assistants and secondary teachers in the room change very frequently.\r\nOur concerns about the bouncing, teacher turn-over etc. fell on deaf ears. \r\nThe Goddard School is very expensive and ultimately we found that it was not worth what we paid. \r\n

              0
              ★☆☆☆☆

              We?ve been at the Goddard school in Clackamas for over a year and are very disappointed. We?ve recently moved our children to another local school and are much happier. Here is what we found;\r\nOur kids were moved between classes on average 3 times a day and as much as 6 times a day! Imagine trying to learn anything when you are being moved from room to room all day. The management is not at all forthcoming regarding this issue. Finally we resorted to checking the sign in/out sheet (which they have to keep by law) to see how many times our kids were ?bounced?. When we asked why our kids (and it?s not just our kids it?s everyone) keep getting bounced the only real explanation we were offered is ?she volunteered?. What? She?s too young to volunteer! \r\nOn teacher in service days you?ll find the owners and director have their school age kids in the school and will occasionally find them ?helping?. Uh, no.\r\nTeachers are young, as the other reviewer mentioned. I have not found this to be a problem. I find them caring and hard working. After more digging I found that they are very low paid and the staff turn-over is ridiculous! We?ve been fortunate enough to get some of the more long term main teachers but the assistants and secondary teachers in the room change very frequently.\r\nOur concerns about the bouncing, teacher turn-over etc. fell on deaf ears. \r\nThe Goddard School is very expensive and ultimately we found that it was not worth what we paid. \r\n

              .

              when I moved to Happy Valley I tooked the time to visit all the preschools...This one was my choice #1.\r\n\r\nas I entered to the school I noticed they had a ""super security entrance system, almost eye recognition ;)\r\n\r\nThey had a very busy curriculum with tons of activities and a very strict disinfecting toy policy.\r\n\r\nThe classrooms seemed very small to me, the kids were in a very confined space and they play room was outdoor and I kind of disagree with the change of temperature kids have to experience during the winter.\r\n\r\nThe teachers seemed too young to me, which made me not to feel 100% comfortable leaving my child with them, I feel experience is a very important part of it.\r\n\r\nI did like the fact they had a lot of activities for parents, and couples night out, and movie night and so on; I belive it's important to incorporate the family too.\r\n\r\nCONS:\r\n- Goddard School rates for 3 days, (9-12pm) was almost $200.00 more than all other preschools. (9-12:30pm including meals)\r\n- you had to provide for snacks and lunch\r\n- The Owner or Director badmouth the other Preschools saying that the other school's teachers weren't college graduates and they were ""street smarts"" which in reallity was not true.\r\n- I didn't see the value of paying that much in comparison with the other schools.\r\n- small classrooms\r\n- outdoor playroom\r\n- not enough room for the kids to run freely indoors\r\n- you have to provide for food and snacks\r\n- \r\nPROS\r\n- neat freak\r\n- is like a new house, new paint, new toys\r\n- centraly located\r\n- parent community program\r\n- extensive curriculum\r\n- a different social economical group...\r\n\r\nI hope my objective review help parents to make a more realistic decision!\r\n\r\n

              1
              ★★★☆☆

              when I moved to Happy Valley I tooked the time to visit all the preschools...This one was my choice #1.\r\n\r\nas I entered to the school I noticed they had a ""super security entrance system, almost eye recognition ;)\r\n\r\nThey had a very busy curriculum with tons of activities and a very strict disinfecting toy policy.\r\n\r\nThe classrooms seemed very small to me, the kids were in a very confined space and they play room was outdoor and I kind of disagree with the change of temperature kids have to experience during the winter.\r\n\r\nThe teachers seemed too young to me, which made me not to feel 100% comfortable leaving my child with them, I feel experience is a very important part of it.\r\n\r\nI did like the fact they had a lot of activities for parents, and couples night out, and movie night and so on; I belive it's important to incorporate the family too.\r\n\r\nCONS:\r\n- Goddard School rates for 3 days, (9-12pm) was almost $200.00 more than all other preschools. (9-12:30pm including meals)\r\n- you had to provide for snacks and lunch\r\n- The Owner or Director badmouth the other Preschools saying that the other school's teachers weren't college graduates and they were ""street smarts"" which in reallity was not true.\r\n- I didn't see the value of paying that much in comparison with the other schools.\r\n- small classrooms\r\n- outdoor playroom\r\n- not enough room for the kids to run freely indoors\r\n- you have to provide for food and snacks\r\n- \r\nPROS\r\n- neat freak\r\n- is like a new house, new paint, new toys\r\n- centraly located\r\n- parent community program\r\n- extensive curriculum\r\n- a different social economical group...\r\n\r\nI hope my objective review help parents to make a more realistic decision!\r\n\r\n

              Pros: curriculum, central location

              Cons: small rooms, non flexible tuition, staff too young

              Message from The Goddard School

              More than just daycare, The Goddard School located in Clackamas offers a child care program that nurtures a lifelong love of learning by providing dedicated teachers in a private preschool setting.

              Yext PowerListings

               

              Wait, you're the expert.

              If you've been to or used The Goddard School, leave a review.

              It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



              Write a Review