The Goddard School

★★★★☆
  • 8010 Shaffer Parkway

    Littleton, CO 80127

    Map & Directions
  • 303-932-7499

About The Goddard School

Categories
  • Child Care
  • Preschools
  • Private Schools
  • Education Centers
Details
  • After School Care
Hours
M-F 6:30am-6pm, Sa-Su Closed
Associations
  • AdvancEd Corporate Accreditation
  • Middle States Corporate Accreditation
  • Partnership For 21st Century Learning
Emails
  • LittletonCO@goddardschools.com
Phones
  • Fax (303-932-7803)
  • Toll Free (800-463-3273)
Year Established
  • 2002
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

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              October 2, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                We will read the book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today" by Carol McCloud. Then practice through out the day filling our friends buckets.

              October 3, 2017

              • We will explore with whole wheat flour and baby oil to see what happens to both when they are mixed together. The kids will then get to explore and play with what we made.

              October 4, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                The children will sing and do the motions to our Mr. Sun Song. They will also learn 'Sun" and "Shine" is Spanish and Sign Language.

              October 5, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                We will talk to the kids about fire safety and practice our fire safety drill. We will learn "Fire" in Spanish and Sign Language.

              October 6, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                The children will do activities that encourage cooperation they will be placed on tables for them to explore.

              October 9, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                The children will talk about visiting the doctors office and why we go to the doctors during circle time. We will learn "Doctor" in Sign Language.

              October 10, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will play I SPY to develop critical thinking skills.

              October 11, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                We will use red paint to cover our hands to look like "germs" and talk about how we get germs and where they come from, then we will take the soap and water and wash our hands till all our germs are gone.

              October 12, 2017

              October 13, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                An egg sinks to the bottom if you drop it into a glass of ordinary drinking water but what happens if you add salt? The results are very interesting and we will teach the kids some fun facts about density.

              October 16, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                The children will explore with chalk and water on black paper during an art interest center.

              October 17, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                We will have fun exploring the new fall colors and going on adventures while outside on the playground.

              October 18, 2017

              • We will expeirment with the kids to see what happens when you drop Mentos into a diet coke liter. We will talk about what happens, why it happens, and what things are similar to the eruption.

              October 19, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                As we learn about the community around us, we will talk about different jobs that help the community, dentists being one of them.

              October 20, 2017

              • 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
                Children will have the opportunity to use the felt board to make faces.

              October 23, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                We will go over police safety, we will talk about what they do for the community. We will learn "police" and "badge" in Spanish and Sign Language.

              October 24, 2017

              • Fall Leaves are Falling Down song, Children will listen to the song during circle time and do the motion with their teachers.

              October 25, 2017

              • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
                The children will read From Seed to Pumpkin Book by Wendy Pfeiffer and discuss what happened during the story.

              October 26, 2017

              • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
                The children will use Mr. Potato Head pieces to make faces on a real pumpkin. We will learn "pumpkin" and "orange" in Sign Language.

              October 27, 2017

              October 28, 2017

              October 30, 2017

              • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
                Deviled Egg Experiment- The children will have two eggs one raw and one boiled. They will then spin the eggs to see if they can tell which one is which.

              October 31, 2017

              • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
                The children will look at different fall pictures, find the matching ones and count them to see how many they can find. They will also learn "fall" "leaves" and "sun" in Sign Language and Spanish.

              November 1, 2017

              • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
                The children will put together our food puzzles to build hand eye coordination.

              November 2, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                The Children will use our magnetic fishing polls to fish for our healthy and non healthy foods. They will keep the healthy food, and put back the non healthy food. They will learn "Vegetable" and "Fruit" in Sign Language.

              November 3, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                The children will use cooked spaghetti to write letters of the alphabet and practiced their names.

              November 6, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                Children will talk about their favorite books during centers and they will practice reading there books during transition time.

              November 7, 2017

              November 8, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Children will learn the "Plant, Plant, and Plant the Veggies" song and will also work on the actions to the song. They will learn "Plant" and "Veggie" in Spanish.

              November 9, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                The children will use plastic bottles, buttons, pencils, paper towel rolls, and raw noodles, to see what kind of music they can make with recycled items.

              November 10, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Tornado Bottle Experiment-- The children will take a plastic water bottle, water, glitter, and dish soap, mix the ingredients together and see what happens.

              November 11, 2017

              November 13, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                We will have a fall colored button sorting center to see how many colors we can find, and sets we can find.
              • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                Scholastic Book Fair

              November 14, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Real life cooking utensils and words with pictures and will be used in dramatic play.
              • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                Scholastic Book Fair

              November 15, 2017

              November 16, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Children will spread magic pumpkin seeds to watch them grow, and see how big they get over night. They will learn "pumpkin" and "seed" in Spanish.

              November 17, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                The children will explore flour and water to experiment what will happen they are mixed.

              November 20, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Children will learn th e song "I'm A Little Turkey Song" along with the finger puppet play and the motions to the song.

              November 21, 2017

              • Children will pin the feathers on the turkey, just as they would pin the tail on the donkey during an interest center.

              November 22, 2017

              • The classrooms will review and go over all of the Sign Language and Spanish they have learned through out the month.

              November 23, 2017

              November 24, 2017

              November 27, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                We will read the "Run Away Pancake" by John Lithgow during circle time. We will discuss the author and the illustrator while talking about what they do and why they are important for our books.

              November 28, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                We will have apples for our morning snack, while eating them we will discuss if they are a "go" food or a "no" food.

              November 29, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                We will discuss different words that we have learned in Spanish during our circle time.

              November 30, 2017

              • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                During interest centers the children will practice counting to the highest number they know, while practicing writing the numbers they know.
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              I cannot say enough about how wonderful the Goddard School at Littleton is. Both of our daughters attend and they learn so much. It is a school and not just a daycare center where it is really just some place to take your kids for babysitting. They learn spanish, sign language, science, etc. There is a low-turnover rate for the teachers. THe teachers, directors and Owner all communicate with the parents on a regular basis. Each parent even has his/her own mailbox in addition to a folder in the classroom for routine papers. There is a parent organization so that parents can be more involved in their child's school. The organization hosts a fall festival, summer picnic, speakers, etc. The Owner, Mandy, is very flexible and easy to get along with. I had one of my daughters in two other daycare centers before switching her to The Goddard School and I wish she had been there from the beginning.

              5
              ★★★★★

              I cannot say enough about how wonderful the Goddard School at Littleton is. Both of our daughters attend and they learn so much. It is a school and not just a daycare center where it is really just some place to take your kids for babysitting. They learn spanish, sign language, science, etc. There is a low-turnover rate for the teachers. THe teachers, directors and Owner all communicate with the parents on a regular basis. Each parent even has his/her own mailbox in addition to a folder in the classroom for routine papers. There is a parent organization so that parents can be more involved in their child's school. The organization hosts a fall festival, summer picnic, speakers, etc. The Owner, Mandy, is very flexible and easy to get along with. I had one of my daughters in two other daycare centers before switching her to The Goddard School and I wish she had been there from the beginning.

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              This is a one of a kind school. I've researched and worked in day cares prior to sending my child to Goddard. She has been there over 2 years and has enjoyed all her teachers and classrooms she has been in. Soon I will have two children enrolled and feel confident that they are getting the best care while they are there.

              5
              ★★★★★

              This is a one of a kind school. I've researched and worked in day cares prior to sending my child to Goddard. She has been there over 2 years and has enjoyed all her teachers and classrooms she has been in. Soon I will have two children enrolled and feel confident that they are getting the best care while they are there.

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              Awesome decision to go to Goddard. Each classroom has a teacher with a degree. Low teacher turnover. Caring and capable administration.

              5
              ★★★★★

              Awesome decision to go to Goddard. Each classroom has a teacher with a degree. Low teacher turnover. Caring and capable administration.

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              A really great environment and fantastic people. I have two kids enrolled. They get excited to go to school everyday. I'm impressed with the communication between owner, teachers and parent. It's a world of difference from Jordan Alexanders preschool just blocks away. I'm sorry we didn't enroll at Goddard from the beginning.

              5
              ★★★★★

              A really great environment and fantastic people. I have two kids enrolled. They get excited to go to school everyday. I'm impressed with the communication between owner, teachers and parent. It's a world of difference from Jordan Alexanders preschool just blocks away. I'm sorry we didn't enroll at Goddard from the beginning.

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              This school is all about making money and keeping the parents happy, even if that means not disciplining the children. There is no discipline at this school, and the kids can roam free doing whatever they want. I would never put my kid in this school and I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.

              1
              ★☆☆☆☆

              This school is all about making money and keeping the parents happy, even if that means not disciplining the children. There is no discipline at this school, and the kids can roam free doing whatever they want. I would never put my kid in this school and I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.

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              Both of my kids went to Goddard for preschool. We were very pleased with their curriculum, especially the science, spanish and music. Both of my kids learned great foundations for reading. When we experienced staff changes (which seems to happen everywhere), it was well communicated without a decrease in teacher talent. We knew that getting a good preschool would cost more money than just getting daycare, but it was money well spent that we are still seeing the benefits from. It was worth every dime!

              2
              ★★★★★

              Both of my kids went to Goddard for preschool. We were very pleased with their curriculum, especially the science, spanish and music. Both of my kids learned great foundations for reading. When we experienced staff changes (which seems to happen everywhere), it was well communicated without a decrease in teacher talent. We knew that getting a good preschool would cost more money than just getting daycare, but it was money well spent that we are still seeing the benefits from. It was worth every dime!

              Pros: educational curriculum, staff

              Cons: cost

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              Both of my kids went to Goddard for preschool. We were very pleased with their curriculum, especially the science, spanish and music. Both of my kids learned great foundations for reading. When we experienced staff changes (which seems to happen everywhere), it was well communicated without a decrease in teacher talent. We knew that getting a good preschool would cost more money than just getting daycare, but it was money well spent that we are still seeing the benefits from. It was worth every dime!

              5
              ★★★★★

              Both of my kids went to Goddard for preschool. We were very pleased with their curriculum, especially the science, spanish and music. Both of my kids learned great foundations for reading. When we experienced staff changes (which seems to happen everywhere), it was well communicated without a decrease in teacher talent. We knew that getting a good preschool would cost more money than just getting daycare, but it was money well spent that we are still seeing the benefits from. It was worth every dime!

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              Not a good choice. Daycare is "good" but poor in terms of preschool, pre-K, and Kindergarten - not a real school. They are all about making money for the owner and that's the bottom line - your child is a just a number to them, and they want to make their full numbers. Teacher turnover is very, very high, and the staff is inconsistent. One director is extremely difficult. Had both my kids there, but should have pulled them out sooner than I did (hindsight is 20/20). For the money you spend you're better off with a nanny.

              1
              ★☆☆☆☆

              Not a good choice. Daycare is "good" but poor in terms of preschool, pre-K, and Kindergarten - not a real school. They are all about making money for the owner and that's the bottom line - your child is a just a number to them, and they want to make their full numbers. Teacher turnover is very, very high, and the staff is inconsistent. One director is extremely difficult. Had both my kids there, but should have pulled them out sooner than I did (hindsight is 20/20). For the money you spend you're better off with a nanny.

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              Our daughter loved her "school"-she was there for two years and overall, we had a great experience. Some of the rooms were a bit small but the teachers really seemed to keep order in the cramped rooms. The turnover wasn't as bad as I've heard of in other daycares. The staff genuinely seemed to love the kids, and my daughter learned quite a lot while she was there.

              4
              ★★★★☆

              Our daughter loved her "school"-she was there for two years and overall, we had a great experience. Some of the rooms were a bit small but the teachers really seemed to keep order in the cramped rooms. The turnover wasn't as bad as I've heard of in other daycares. The staff genuinely seemed to love the kids, and my daughter learned quite a lot while she was there.

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