• Grand Opening: Goddard School West Orange

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    May 29, 2019

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    Kristina Nasuti

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    The Goddard School in West Orange Holds Ribbon Cutting

    Former Educator Opens Play-based Learning Preschool to Better Serve Area Families


    WEST ORANGE, NJ (June 5, 2019) The Goddard School® located in West Orange is set to officially open in the coming weeks, marking the first time the play-based preschool opens its doors in the Essex County community.


    To help celebrate the new addition to the area, onsite owner Nicole Harrison invites the community to attend a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 5 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at this free community event.


    This is the first Goddard School in West Orange and its among more than 500 locations in 37 states. The 8,800-square-foot building will serve about 136 children ages six weeks to six years old and employ about 26 faculty members.


    Harrison always had a passion for working with children. She received her bachelor’s degree in health education and public health from Montclair State University, coached high school girls’ soccer and worked as a physical education and health teacher.


    As a mother of four and after witnessing the developmental benefits her two youngest sons experienced while attending a Goddard School, she was wanted other area families to have access to the same high-quality early childhood education as her children.


    “We want to deliver the best childcare and educational programming to families of West Orange and the surrounding areas in a safe and nurturing environment,” she said. “At The Goddard School in West Orange, it’s important for us to become embedded in the surrounding communities to find ways to positively contribute to the growth and development of our area’s youth.”


    The Goddard School offers a unique play-based F.L.EX. Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) that's grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. The focus is on building each child's emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life.


    The newest preschool will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


    For more information about The Goddard School located at 303 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ, visit www.GoddardSchool.com/West-OrangeNJ.




    About The Goddard School®

    Learning for fun. Learning for life.®

    The Goddard School uses the most current academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board is comprised of acknowledged experts in various fields of early childhood education and contributes to the development of The Goddard School’s F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience), which helps children explore and discover their interests in a safe, nurturing environment. Goddard Systems, Inc., the corporate headquarters of The Goddard School, earned AdvancED Corporation Accreditation and Middle States Corporate Accreditation for creating policies, programs and standards that help franchised locations meet high standards in early learning, child development and childcare. The Goddard School serves more than 65,000 students from six weeks to six years old in more than 500 Goddard Schools in 37 states. To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit www.GoddardSchool.com.