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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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How to Motivate Your Kids to Do Things without Stickers & Bribes

In her contribution to Red Tricycle, Dr. Helen Hadani of The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board provides expert advice on how to motivate your children without always resorting to tangible rewards. https://bit.ly/2M4btfE

redtri.com Knowing the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is key.

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A Short List of Summertime Safety Essentials | The Goddard School®

While outdoor play is a great way to keep children active and happy (and learning!), there are some summertime essentials every parent needs to protect their children from the potential hazards of summertime.

blogs.goddardschool.com Dr. Kyle Pruett and Sue Adair are available to answer your questions on early childhood development, parenting and preschool.

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Why Young Children Fear Visiting the Dentist and How to Help

In his latest contribution to Psychology Today, Dr. Kyle Pruett of The Goddard School's Educational Advisory Board provides tips and advice on how to best prepare your child to visit the dentist https://bit.ly/2Kyv4pz

psychologytoday.com Making preschoolers comfortable at the dentist.

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How to Wean a Child Off a Security Blanket, Stuffed Animal, or Pacifier

Dr. Jack Maypole of The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board provides expert insight on saying “bye-bye to binky,” “farewell to woobie,” and “toodles to teddy,” in this parenting advice article for Yahoo Lifestyle https://yhoo.it/2X7lBfq

yahoo.com Kids who need to let go of objects they hold for comfort and security should be approached with empathy and a gentle hand.

Father's Day is this Sunday! To all of our fathers, uncles, grandfathers – thank you for all that you do. You are making a world of a difference! How will you celebrating dad this weekend?

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Ready. Set. Teach! Scholarship | The Goddard School

DEADLINE EXTENSION! We’ve extended the application deadline for the Ready. Set. Teach! scholarships. Current and aspiring teachers, no matter what kind of teacher you are or want to become, may apply. You’ll be entered to win one of three $10,000 scholarships. All applications must be postmarked no later than August 1. But as you’ll tell your future students, don’t put off your homework ‘til the last minute – apply now! To learn more, visit www.goddardschool.com/readysetteach .

goddardschool.com We encourage current and aspiring teachers to apply for the Ready. Set. Teach! scholarship. You will be entered to win one of three $10,000 scholarships.

"Celebrate Summer - Sun drenched days and starlit nights..." - Gooseberry Patch

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Teaching Your Tot About Money - StrollerTraffic

In his latest contribution to Stroller Traffic, The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board member Dr. Craig Bach explains how teaching your child about money is easier than you might think.

strollertraffic.com Aim high, dream big, try everything, be anything. Sort of the central message of modern parenting, right? Raising your kid to see the world as his oyster may be a good thing, it’s also important he knows the proverbial oyster costs money. Is now (read: while neck deep in toddlerhood) the time to b...

Happy Memorial Day! Today, we thank and remember our brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." - Joseph Campbell

Take time to enjoy nature with your child! Go on walks and talk with them about how nature changes as each season passes. Let their curiosity initiate opportunities for teachable moments. How do you enjoy nature with your family?

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Memorable Vacations, Despite Limits of Preschoolers’ Memory

In his latest contribution to Psychology Today, Goddard School Educational Advisory Board member Dr. Kyle Pruett provides expert insight into why it’s worth the time, trouble and money to travel with your preschooler and create memorable vacations.

psychologytoday.com Why it’s worth the time, trouble, and money to travel with your preschooler.

Happy Mother's Day! We wish all of the moms out there a wonderful day full of love and family!

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To limit how much screen time your child has this summer, follow the steps below to create a reward system at home.

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Our friends in Monroe, CT made national headlines! At The Goddard School, children explore eco-friendly lessons and learn about the effects of single-use plastics on the Earth. And not just for Earth Day, but year-round! To learn about all of our Root for Earth initiatives and to get realistic tips for busy families, visit www.goddardschool.com/rootforearth!

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"Children see magic because they look for it." - Christopher Moore

Be active with your children! Support their mastery of walking by allowing them to be active! Play with them as they learn to run, hop, dance and throw. Have them chase bubbles or invent a silly walk — play becomes exercise. Remember to provide encouragement to your children as they build self-confidence.

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Gardening with Your Preschooler | The Goddard School®

Gardening allows your child to learn about biology through fun, hands-on experiences. Here are a few ways that you can get your child interested in gardening at home.

blogs.goddardschool.com Dr. Kyle Pruett and Sue Adair are available to answer your questions on early childhood development, parenting and preschool.

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Find Out Your Parenting Style and How It Affects Your Kids

Dr. Kyle Pruett, member of The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, shares insights on free-range parenting in this Good Housekeeping article, which spotlights different parenting styles!

goodhousekeeping.com Because every parent is different.

Happy National Siblings Day! A younger sibling often adores an older sibling. Teach your older child to be tender and gentle in their relationship. This is great training for future intimacy and a lifelong friendship.

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Here's How To Tell If Your Toddler's Not Socializing Enough

Lee Scott, member of The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, provides expert insight into signs that your toddler needs more socialization. Check out her advice in this article on Romper!

romper.com As a parent, it's no surprise that you often come across some really complicated issues. There are so many things that you get confronted with out of the blue and are expected to instantly know how to handle it. Like tantrums, teaching right from…

Avoid summer learning loss, or “summer slide,” by playing and having fun! Our summer camp integrates play-based activities that encourage your child to explore STEAM learning inside and outside the classroom, helping your child become better prepared for the school year ahead. Enroll today!

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Why Your Toddler Should Help With Chores

The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board member Dr. Helen Hadani shares advice about when and how to get children started on chores in this article for Everyday Family.

everydayfamily.com Chores definitely get a bad rap, but thinking about them in a slightly different way can start your child on a path to being helpful (maybe without even asking).

Flowers are blooming and so is your child’s curiosity! Continue fun and learning throughout the summer by enrolling your child at our summer camp. Your child will go on a new adventure every day while building lasting friendships and having a blast in the process! Contact us today for more information.

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What People Don't Tell You About the Controversial Free-Range Parenting Method

Goddard School Educational Advisory Board member Dr. Kyle Pruett shares expert insight into "free-range parenting" with Good Housekeeping Magazine.

goodhousekeeping.com The laws vary state by state, for starters.

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When Is Separation Anxiety a Serious Problem? What's Normal and When to Be Concerned

Dr. Jack Maypole, member of The Goddard School's Educational Advisory Board, offers guidance on addressing separation anxiety in an article by Everyday Family.

everydayfamily.com All children may get upset when a parent or caretaker leaves, but when is this behavior typical and when is it something more concerning? Read here to learn more about separation anxiety.

This is the last call for Ready. Set. Teach! scholarship applications. Current and aspiring teachers are eligible to enter. The winners will be announced on May 10. Apply today! To learn more visit www.goddardschool.com/readysetteach.

Happy first day of spring! We hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends!

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Struggling With Loneliness and Isolation As a Parent

In his latest contribution to Psychology Today, The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board member Dr. Kyle Pruett addresses the loneliness of parenting and provides advice on how parents can combat social isolation and build their own village

psychologytoday.com Where’s that village when we need it?

We established the Ready. Set. Teach! scholarship to help further the education of current and aspiring teachers, no matter what kind of teachers they are or want to become. If you or somebody you know is eligible, please apply today! You will be entered to win one of three $10,000 scholarships. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 25. To learn more visit www.goddardschool.com/readysetteach

Come stop by our Scholastic Book fair next week! Books will be on sale from March 18th-22nd!

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How To Raise a Self-Aware (But Not Neurotic) Kid

Dr. Kyle Pruett, member of The Goddard School's Educational Advisory Board, provides expert insight in this Fatherly article on how to teach self-awareness to children.

fatherly.com It's hard as hell.

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Positive Discipline May Be the Key to Getting Your Kids to Behave, Experts Say

Dr. Kyle Pruett, member of The Goddard School's Educational Advisory Board, provides insights around using rewards in this fascinating article by Good Housekeeping Magazine on positive discipline.

goodhousekeeping.com It's the right balance of firm and loving.

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Teachers Agree: Kids Who Travel Do Better in School | The Goddard School®

If you’re looking for an excuse to book your dream family vacation, here’s one you’ll love: Kids who travel do better in school, according to a survey of those who know best—teachers.

blogs.goddardschool.com Dr. Kyle Pruett and Sue Adair are available to answer your questions on early childhood development, parenting and preschool.

Thank you to all of our wonderful families who have helped us support the Loudoun County Animal Shelter by donating items! The drive will continue through Tuesday, March 19th!

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” - Maya Angelou

Calling all aspiring teachers! What has inspired you to become a teacher? How will you use your passion to inspire children? Your answers could be worth $10,000! We encourage current and aspiring teachers, no matter what kind of teacher you are or want to become, to apply for the Ready. Set. Teach! scholarship by March 25. You will be entered to win one of three $10,000 scholarships. To learn more visit www.goddardschool.com/readysetteach.

Calling all aspiring teachers! What has inspired you to become a teacher? How will you use your passion to inspire children? Your answers could be worth $10,000! We encourage current and aspiring teachers, no matter what kind of teacher you are or want to become, to apply for the Ready. Set. Teach! scholarship by March 25. You will be entered to win one of three $10,000 scholarships. To learn more visit http://www.goddardschool.com/readysetteach.

[02/28/19]   The Goddard School of Ashburn @ Belmont Greene is having a Kindergarten Information Night! Stop by Thursday, March 7th or Friday, March 8th from 6pm-6:30pm to meet our wonderful K teacher and learn about what our full day and enrichment Kindergarten programs have to offer!

The Goddard School
42885 Orchard Oriole Dr
703-723-8434
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The 10 Best Children's Books of 2018 | The Goddard School®

Every year, there’s a new crop of amazing books for children that truly leave an impact on young readers. We’ve narrowed down the 10 best, for children ages 1 to 12, that you’ll surely want to add to your kid’s library.

blogs.goddardschool.com Dr. Kyle Pruett and Sue Adair are available to answer your questions on early childhood development, parenting and preschool.

Are you ready for summer? We are! Our summer camp integrates hands-on, play-based activities that encourage STEAM learning while providing a unique, fun experience that creates memories and builds lasting friendships. Enroll your child today!

Grab your goggles, put on your thinking caps and head to The Goddard School because it’s time to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics)! We are hosting a STEAM Open House today through Friday, February 22, from 10 AM to 12 PM.

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Ashburn, VA
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