The Goddard School

The Goddard School

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.

Operating as usual

While we can’t control everything our children see and hear, we can control the messages they consume at home. Here are some ideas for being more mindful about how bodies are discussed in your family:

We are wishing Ms. Pat all the luck in the world on her recovery! She had another surgery in her fight against breast cancer yesterday and we are so thrilled to hear that it was a success!

On Friday, our teachers wore pink in support of Ms. Pat 💕

Here’s how our teachers celebrated the first week of school! They received these adorable Teacher Survial Kits and a bagel breakfast to show how much we appreciate them.

Share about how much you appreciate our Goddard Bethesda teachers in the comments below!

How do you incorporate physical activity into your baby's day? Explore activities that allow for reaching, rolling, sitting, crawling, pulling themselves up and walking. ‘Tummy Time’ is the perfect opportunity for babies to practice lifting their heads and develop strong muscles.

Sometimes it’s a specific story. Other times, it’s just that good feeling. But what most Goddard parents can agree on is that there was something deep down that told them our School was the perfect fit for their family. What’s your #GoddardFamily moment? Share with us in the comments below!

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Watch below to see why we use the Halo Fogger at The Goddard School. Just one of the things we are doing to keep our teachers and children healthy!

Have you heard about our newest School cleaning process? Meet the Halo Fogger! Thank you to NBC News and the Today Show for spotlighting this machine and its ability to help keep our school clean!

To build a foundation of good citizenship with your children, foster the essential skills of friendship, compassion, cooperation and kindness. Lead by example and teach your children the significance of helping others.

Routine provides structure, which is often lacking during the summer when children all too quickly become detached from the lessons they learned throughout the school year. Maintaining a schedule during the summer supports an environment that is less of a contrast to the classroom and provides a healthy balance between building skills, play and rest. How do you keep a routine with your children during the summer?

Fun in the Bunnies' Class. Creating chef hats and a class picnic

Did you know laughter can actually lower stress? It’s true. Laughing helps take our mind off of stressors, relaxes our muscles and helps us to connect with our children, families and friends.

Children learn about important values and concepts from watching you. They see the result of practice and perseverance, and they come to know that learning is a lifelong process. They see that everyone, even a grown-up, can make mistakes and can learn from them.

Create a thumbprint flag card to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend! For full instructions visit:

PreK Graduation 2020

Congratulations Goddard Graduates!!

Congratulations Goddard Graduates!!

We want your family to know how important your needs are to us, which is why we’ve been working hard to ensure you can depend on us to have a safe and healthy space ready for your child whenever you decide the time is right to come back to School! These additional practices will help your child transition back into a healthy, caring and fun learning environment.

Enjoy the health benefits of yoga with your children! Regular yoga practice helps children become more aware of their inner selves which, in turn, helps them learn to release anger, frustration and fears. The physical fitness and basic movement skills assist in children's spatial awareness, rhythm and creative expression. So stretch, relax and feel good!



Teacher appreciation week

Does your toddler carry a favorite stuffed animal or blankie? Their attachment to this beloved object is normal—and can even be helpful! These “lovies” allow your little one to soothe him or herself in stressful moments and provide comfort or courage. The feeling of security is so important for a child during the transitional time of toddlerhood.

Happy Mother's Day ❤

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Ms. Marlene discussed Mexican colors and traditional celebrations such as a pinata. Each class had their own parade to traditional music.

Challenge: Send a virtual wave, high five, fist bump, etc. You can even get family pets involved. Don't forget to add your picture as a comment or email to Ms. Marita!!

Rainy Day Challenge: Make a fort! Gather your blankets and pillows and see what your child(ren) can create! If you're brave leave it up for bed time. Be sure to memorialize the event with pictures. Mom and dad like their own forts too 😁

Check out Healthy Kids Running Series! They are doing a virtual race this year. Children as young as 2 years-old can participate. Your child will get a t-shirt and a medal. They will also host an in-person race in the fall.

#RecessReveal: Out of ideas for recess with the kids? Tell their teachers about #HealthyKidsVirtual so their whole class can #GetUpAndGo together! Learn more here:

Ready for today's challenge? Complete a puzzle! If you don't have one at home you can use a picture (a magazine will do) and cut it into 2 or more pieces based on your child's ability. Want some together time? Try a larger puzzle and work together.
We can't wait to see your pictures!!

50+ Window Art Projects for Kids (for Every Season!) - Buggy and Buddy

Today's Challenge: Create Window Art! Post a picture of your children creating the art, or your finished products. You may want to put it in a spot where your neighbors can see it as they walk past your house (and so your children can see it when they go outside too!)
Find inspiration using the themed ideas here: Kids love displaying their creations, especially in the window for the whole neighborhood to admire! Here's over 50 window art projects for kids covering just about every season and holiday of the year!

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Go on a Spring Scavenger Hunt this weekend! Create you own list of things to find, or use the list that you can print here:

Add your picture to the comments of you enjoying the sunshine this weekend! (Or you can post a little finger pointing to the item they found.) Go on a fun spring scavenger hunt this year to explore things you see, feel, smell, and hear during this season.

Today's Challenge: We know many of you might be sad about the delay of MLB. Let's show our baseball spirit! Share a picture of your child playing ball outside, you or your child sporting your favorite team's logo, reading a baseball themed book or something else baseball related. Get creative!! (You will be allowed to share directly to this post until 5PM, or you can email to [email protected] please indicate if you would like it posted on FB)
Don't want to show your faces? Take a picture of your backs as you throw the ball, just post a picture of your hat, etc.
See you soon!!!

We miss you! Let's start a challenge: Starting tomorrow we will post an activity for you to take a picture of and email to [email protected] or post as a comment to the thread. EDIT: Comments will only be enabled until 5PM and may take a bit to show up because they will have to be approved. More instructions tomorrow, but there will be opportunities to take a picture without your child's face to still get credit!!!!

The eggs have hatched and we have 4 baby chicks!!!!🐣 Be sure to turn the volume on so you can hear them

We appreciate our caring parents who have brought our teachers breakfast. We feel loved ❤️❤️

Share in the adventures of a good book with your child! Don’t forget to make reading fun -- change your voice for characters and make exaggerated faces to express emotion. Together, you and your child can learn, laugh and create fond memories, book after book!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The Roosters Class "milked" a cow!

Goddard School Education Advisory Board Member, Lee Scott, shares five easy activities that you can do to help your children develop and maintain positive friendships that we use every day at The Goddard School.

Reading aloud to children encourages association with happiness, love and enjoyment. All of this can lead to a child’s greater interest in reading and can result in a larger vocabulary and better literary skills. #NationalReadingMonth

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6400 Goldsboro Road
Bethesda, MD

General information

MSDE License #251009

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Thursday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 18:00
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