The Goddard School

★★★★☆
7am to 6pm Mondays through Fridays
  • 1050 Andrew Drive

    West Chester, PA 19380

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  • 610-430-8682

About The Goddard School

Categories
  • Child Care
  • Preschools
  • Private Schools
  • Education Centers
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
  • WestGoshenPA@goddardschools.com
Phones
  • Fax (610-430-6010)
  • Toll Free (800-463-3273)
Year Established
  • 2001
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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Services
  • preschool
  • educational daycare
  • childcare
  • summer camp

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              September 2, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                This week we will be learning all about back to school! We will also be learning about the letter "F"!

              September 3, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                School is closed today! We hope you have a great Labor Day with your family! School will reopen on Tuesday, September 4th!

              September 4, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast listening to the story "Cool Dog, School Dog" by Deborah Heiligman!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast working out our gross motor skills during Gym with Miss Lisa!

              September 5, 2018

              September 6, 2018

              September 7, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast making our very own paper plate school bus!
              • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
                Come join us for munchkins and milk during our Grandparents Day celebration!

              September 9, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                This week we will learn all about me, my family and my friends! We will even learn the letter "E" this week.

              September 10, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                We will have a blast showing off our team spirit when we wear our favorite football jersey to school today!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast making friendship bracelets for our friends!

              September 11, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast painting and creating with a friend during buddy painting!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will love learning new kicks, blocks, and chops during ATA Karate with Master Jouan!

              September 12, 2018

              September 13, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                Grab your ink pads and paint so we can create and explore the "My Fingerprint" craft!

              September 14, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast showing our creativity while painting with baby bottles!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast having fun and learning about Science with Nature Jack!

              September 16, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                This week we will learn all about "Apples"! We will also to be learning all about the letter "D"!

              September 17, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a lot of fun exploring different ways to make apple seeds dance! Ask me what we found out!

              September 18, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
                Apple Prints ~ painting freely with apples for art...an apple a day keeps us happy at play!
              • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
                Art with Miss Jesse

              September 19, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                "Ten Apples Up On Top"
              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                We will love wearing our most comfy pajamas for the school Pajama Day!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast working out our gross motor skills during Gym with Miss Lisa!

              September 20, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will love using our senses as we do an apple tasting activity!

              September 21, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We are super excited to see what happens when you put baking soda and vinegar together in an apple! Ask me what happens!
              • 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
                Back to School Bike Day!

              September 23, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                This week we will focus on learning all about my five senses and the letter "P"!

              September 24, 2018

              September 25, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will do a great job using our sense of hearing while on our sound walk! Ask me what I heard!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                Music with Miss Joanie

              September 26, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will love showing our creativity when we do scented fizzy paintings!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will love learning new kicks, blocks, and chops during ATA Karate with Master Jouan!

              September 27, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast using our sense of touch while we make salt finger-paintings!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast having fun and learning about Science with Nature Jack!

              September 28, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have so much fun tasting a lemon today! Ask me what it tasted like...

              September 30, 2018

              October 1, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will love going on a nature walk to get leaves for our "Autumn Leaf Collages"!

              October 2, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                We will love learning our new song called "Changing Leaves"! Let's sing it together...
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast working out our gross motor skills during Gym with Miss Lisa!

              October 3, 2018

              October 4, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast making our very own "corn sun catchers" today!

              October 5, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a lot of fun making and exploring fall sensory bottles!

              October 7, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                This week we will learn all about the police station and firehouse! In Preschool, we will learn all about the letter "R"!

              October 8, 2018

              October 9, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will work on learning how to dial 9-1-1!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will love learning new kicks, blocks, and chops during ATA Karate with Master Jouan!

              October 10, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have fun making our very own traffic lights today! Do you know what red, green and yellow mean on a traffic light?...
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast having fun and learning about Science with Nature Jack!

              October 11, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast practicing how to Stop, Drop and Roll in case our clothes ever catch on fire!
              • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have so much fun learning about the firetruck and ambulance from the West Goshen Firehouse!

              October 12, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will make our very fire hat today! Ask me how we made it...

              October 14, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                This week we will do a great job learning all about pumpkins! We will also learn a new letter - "N"

              October 15, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                We will have a blast learning our new theme poem "Five Little Pumpkins"!

              October 16, 2018

              October 17, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast getting messy and exploring the inside of a pumpkin!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast working out our gross motor skills during Gym with Miss Lisa!

              October 18, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
                What happens when we cut open a pumpkin, add baking soda and vinegar? Let's write down our findings!

              October 19, 2018

              • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
                We will love wearing our most comfy pajamas for the school Pajama Day!
              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Ask me how I created with a paper plate to make a Pumpkin! Oh what fun!

              October 21, 2018

              October 22, 2018

              October 23, 2018

              October 24, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                Reading is Fun! We will read "Build, Dogs, Build a Tall Tail" by James Horvath
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will love learning new kicks, blocks, and chops during ATA Karate with Master Jouan!

              October 25, 2018

              October 26, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                Story Time ~ "Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site" by Sherri Duskey Rinker is perfect reading for our theme this week!

              October 28, 2018

              October 29, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We had a blast working on our gross motor skills while dancing to the song "The Monster Mash"!

              October 30, 2018

              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast working our motor skills while we create a "Mummy Craft"!
              • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                We will have a blast having fun and learning about Science with Nature Jack!

              October 31, 2018

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              I wanted to respond to the review written by Jesse O. I am so sorry that you had a misunderstanding at Goddard School in West Goshen. I too was unable to get our baby girl into the school when we were first looking for schools. This has nothing to do with Jen, but the fact that West Goshen Goddard is probably the absolute best school in the area and there always seems to be difficulty getting admitted, especially as an infant. After time and a bad incident at another daycare I was able to get admittance luckily and on a second's notice. I stopped by the school on a Friday late afternoon after the indident and spoke to Jen. She listed and helped us get the baby admitted that Monday morning.. They do have certain policies that she must follow from a corporate perspective. I was lucky that at the time of our incident there was an opening in the infant room. That was just one incident. I can't tell you how many times she has helped me out or even just listened. The staff in the classroom is also awesome. Jen may seem tough at times but that is because she follows the rules and also makes sure that everything is "up tight" and the school and staff are functioning in every way to have the best interests of our children at the center of everything they do. My family and I feel that West Goshen Goddard School staff are an extension of our family. I have recently moved and have had to look into other options for daycare even though I don't want to - we need some IU services and they will only be offered in our school district area. Anyway I cannot tell you how hard it is for any other daycare to measure up once your child has been with them at West Goshen Goddard. I also know that I am not the only parent who feels that way. I know you are frustrated right now with the corporate rules and policies that Jen has to follow, but I am sure if you speak with her you can work it out. She has been of assistance to me on so many occassions. Just give her a chance. I know you are under stress as our children are the most important thing in the world to us. Please know that she feels the same way about each and every child at Goddard and does her very best to be fair to all and do the best for each and every child she serves. If you have the opportunity, try to work it out; give her a call. I promise you that Jen is a good person and will work with you. She is not one to hold grudges. Talk it through; your child will reap the benefits of the best daycare setting and best teaching staff in the region. Best of luck to you and blessings to you, your family and your most precious possession your child. No matter what happens; the best to you all and a bright and happy future.

              5
              ★★★★★

              I wanted to respond to the review written by Jesse O. I am so sorry that you had a misunderstanding at Goddard School in West Goshen. I too was unable to get our baby girl into the school when we were first looking for schools. This has nothing to do with Jen, but the fact that West Goshen Goddard is probably the absolute best school in the area and there always seems to be difficulty getting admitted, especially as an infant. After time and a bad incident at another daycare I was able to get admittance luckily and on a second's notice. I stopped by the school on a Friday late afternoon after the indident and spoke to Jen. She listed and helped us get the baby admitted that Monday morning.. They do have certain policies that she must follow from a corporate perspective. I was lucky that at the time of our incident there was an opening in the infant room. That was just one incident. I can't tell you how many times she has helped me out or even just listened. The staff in the classroom is also awesome. Jen may seem tough at times but that is because she follows the rules and also makes sure that everything is "up tight" and the school and staff are functioning in every way to have the best interests of our children at the center of everything they do. My family and I feel that West Goshen Goddard School staff are an extension of our family. I have recently moved and have had to look into other options for daycare even though I don't want to - we need some IU services and they will only be offered in our school district area. Anyway I cannot tell you how hard it is for any other daycare to measure up once your child has been with them at West Goshen Goddard. I also know that I am not the only parent who feels that way. I know you are frustrated right now with the corporate rules and policies that Jen has to follow, but I am sure if you speak with her you can work it out. She has been of assistance to me on so many occassions. Just give her a chance. I know you are under stress as our children are the most important thing in the world to us. Please know that she feels the same way about each and every child at Goddard and does her very best to be fair to all and do the best for each and every child she serves. If you have the opportunity, try to work it out; give her a call. I promise you that Jen is a good person and will work with you. She is not one to hold grudges. Talk it through; your child will reap the benefits of the best daycare setting and best teaching staff in the region. Best of luck to you and blessings to you, your family and your most precious possession your child. No matter what happens; the best to you all and a bright and happy future.

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              Don't believe what Jen tells you! I believe the child care here is very good here as my wife and I were impressed with the curriculum and had every intention of registering our child. However, that is where the issues arose with the owner Jen. It started off with her guaranteeing us a spot, us signing all the paper work and giving her our deposit. My wife and I were ecstatic that we were able to enroll our child here. Unfortunately, the excitement was short lived as we got a call 2 weeks later informing us that we could have our child enrolled from July to September, but then would have to find alternate accommodations October and November and then return in December. Obviously, this was NOT an option and not sure how Jen thought this was normal and easy for us to do. After we told her we could not do this she gave us a long diatribe about not returning deposits, but she would make an exception for us, are you kidding me! \r\nMy wife and I ended up finding another daycare and registered with them and we thought the Goddard School was in the rearview mirror. A few weeks ago, out of the blue Jen called my wife and said they had an opening for us. She said to talk it over with me and that we can discuss after her week vacation. After weighing everything, we decided that we would give them another chance and go back to the Goddard School. My wife called Jen and informed her that we would like to enroll in July (as all of our paperwork stated). Jen was taken aback by the July start date and said the opening was for June, which is still during my wife?s maternity leave. My wife informed Jen that we are interested only in starting in July, so Jen stated there was someone else on the waiting list for June and she would have to ask them first. Of course they wanted to register and we were out of luck again. \r\nIt?s amazing that Jen is able to run a business with her poor sales tactics and total lack of sensitivity to potential clients is appalling! We have heard other issues since ours regarding enrollment and scheduling with Jen. Beware of what she promises to you! Knowing what I know now, I would never trust sending my child to a daycare that is owned and run by someone who has total lack of respect for people!\r\n

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              ★☆☆☆☆

              Don't believe what Jen tells you! I believe the child care here is very good here as my wife and I were impressed with the curriculum and had every intention of registering our child. However, that is where the issues arose with the owner Jen. It started off with her guaranteeing us a spot, us signing all the paper work and giving her our deposit. My wife and I were ecstatic that we were able to enroll our child here. Unfortunately, the excitement was short lived as we got a call 2 weeks later informing us that we could have our child enrolled from July to September, but then would have to find alternate accommodations October and November and then return in December. Obviously, this was NOT an option and not sure how Jen thought this was normal and easy for us to do. After we told her we could not do this she gave us a long diatribe about not returning deposits, but she would make an exception for us, are you kidding me! \r\nMy wife and I ended up finding another daycare and registered with them and we thought the Goddard School was in the rearview mirror. A few weeks ago, out of the blue Jen called my wife and said they had an opening for us. She said to talk it over with me and that we can discuss after her week vacation. After weighing everything, we decided that we would give them another chance and go back to the Goddard School. My wife called Jen and informed her that we would like to enroll in July (as all of our paperwork stated). Jen was taken aback by the July start date and said the opening was for June, which is still during my wife?s maternity leave. My wife informed Jen that we are interested only in starting in July, so Jen stated there was someone else on the waiting list for June and she would have to ask them first. Of course they wanted to register and we were out of luck again. \r\nIt?s amazing that Jen is able to run a business with her poor sales tactics and total lack of sensitivity to potential clients is appalling! We have heard other issues since ours regarding enrollment and scheduling with Jen. Beware of what she promises to you! Knowing what I know now, I would never trust sending my child to a daycare that is owned and run by someone who has total lack of respect for people!\r\n

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              That's right, An Institution with a HEART. I wanted all 3 of my children to be challenged, as if they were in a regular school starting at 2 years of age! Although we did not want the ??just another child? feeling; not only does the teachers know the names of their students but the administration knows the children and parents' on a first name basis! We have been more than thrilled that we've chosen this specific Goddard School. Our older 2 children have already excelled in their elementary schools and we feel that it is a direct result of their Goddard School experience!??

              5
              ★★★★★

              That's right, An Institution with a HEART. I wanted all 3 of my children to be challenged, as if they were in a regular school starting at 2 years of age! Although we did not want the ??just another child? feeling; not only does the teachers know the names of their students but the administration knows the children and parents' on a first name basis! We have been more than thrilled that we've chosen this specific Goddard School. Our older 2 children have already excelled in their elementary schools and we feel that it is a direct result of their Goddard School experience!??

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              This Goddard School is one of the best in the country! They consistently win awards for their childcare, preschool, and organizational programs. I seriously evaluated many child-care and preschool options for my children and found this to be the best of the best. I have been extremely happy with the staff, the teachers, and the management. My children have flourished and they love going to school, all 3 of them! Big thumbs up!

              5
              ★★★★★

              This Goddard School is one of the best in the country! They consistently win awards for their childcare, preschool, and organizational programs. I seriously evaluated many child-care and preschool options for my children and found this to be the best of the best. I have been extremely happy with the staff, the teachers, and the management. My children have flourished and they love going to school, all 3 of them! Big thumbs up!

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              That's right, An Institution with a HEART. I wanted all 3 of my children to be challenged, as if they were in a regular school starting at 2 years of age! Although we did not want the ?just another child? feeling; not only does the teachers know the names of their students but the administration knows the children and parents? on a first name basis! We have been more than thrilled that we've chosen this specific Goddard School. Our older 2 children have already excelled in their elementary schools and we feel that it is a direct result of their Goddard School experience!

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              ★★★★★

              That's right, An Institution with a HEART. I wanted all 3 of my children to be challenged, as if they were in a regular school starting at 2 years of age! Although we did not want the ?just another child? feeling; not only does the teachers know the names of their students but the administration knows the children and parents? on a first name basis! We have been more than thrilled that we've chosen this specific Goddard School. Our older 2 children have already excelled in their elementary schools and we feel that it is a direct result of their Goddard School experience!

              Pros: Clean, Safe, Knowledgeable

              Cons: Few

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              The Goddard School of West Goshen has received outstanding customer service and top honors for overall health and safety!

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              The Goddard School of West Goshen is a NAEYC Accreditied Keystone Four Star qualified preschool accepting children 6 weeks to 7 years of age.

               

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