Childcare Services Fanwood

The Goddard School

Childcare Services Fanwood
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324 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ   07023 
(908) 232-5250
(908) 765-0312


More than just daycare, The Goddard School located in Fanwood offers a child care program that nurtures a lifelong love of learning by providing dedicated teachers in a private preschool setting.

The Goddard School can be found at 324 South Avenue . The following is offered: Childcare Services - In Fanwood there are 0 other Childcare Services. An overview can be found here.

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  • Ms Tracy

    Owner - Tracy Brace As a resident of Scotch Plains and a parent of three children, Tracy opened a childcare center to fulfill her personal need for a safe, loving and stimulating preschool environment for her own children, as well as to pursue a rewarding profession where she can have a meaningful impact on the daily lives of children and their families. Tracy earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her MBA at NYU's Stern School of Business. She started her career in financial research. She has been working in early childhood education and operating The Goddard School located in Fanwood, NJ since 2007.

  • Ms Tricia

    Director of Education – Tricia Ferrara Tricia has more than 15 years of experience working in early childhood. She worked for Gymboree for nine years, first as an Instructor and then as Program Director as well as a Regional Trainer. After a brief period as a Corporate Trainer outside of the childcare industry, Tricia was excited to join a preschool environment working with children and joined The Goddard School located in Fanwood, NJ (near Scotch Plains and Westfield) in December of 2008. Tricia has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. Her expertise in early childhood education and training as well as her vibrant personality has been a huge asset to our school!

  • Ms Jacquelyn

    Ms. Jackie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and Psychology from Rider University. She has a true passion for dance and movement and loves teaching to all ages. She especially loves to teach dance to younger students and has been working as a dance instructor and with the preschool age for over 7 years. Ms. Jackie loves working with the preschool ages and believes that so much can be taught through movement. She has so much fun teaching and dancing with students.

  • Ms Amanda

    Ms. Amanda joins The Goddard School with an interest in working with many families and their children to foster a lifelong love of learning and a positive introduction to school. Ms. Amanda is attending college locally and is studying Child Development. She has worked with infants and toddlers as a caregiver. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is committed to the art of dance. Ms. Amanda will pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialty in Special Education.

  • Ms Carol

    Ms. Carol graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Kean University. Ms. Carol double majored in Elementary Education and Sociology. Ms. Carol has 35 years of experience working with children ages six weeks through 15 years of age. Ms. Carol loves to spark learning in children through song, creative art projects and sensory explorations. She has two beautiful girls of her own, Cheyenne and Morgan. She enjoys reading, and swimming in her spare time. Ms. Carol loves children and feels honored to be a part of the Goddard School.

  • Ms Gianna

    Ms. Gianna is a graduate of Montclair State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies. She has always loved working with children and families, and is excited to continue to take part in the development of the students at The Goddard School. Ms. Gianna believes that the students not only learn from us, but we can learn from them as well! She has experience as an intern counselor at Stepping Forward Counseling Center in Chatham, as well as a teacher at My Gym in New Providence. In her free time, Ms. Gianna loves shopping, going to the beach, and going to concerts. Ms. Gianna is so excited to continue her journey at The Goddard School with the amazing staff and students!

  • Mr Joshua

    Mr. Josh is a graduate of The University of Delaware and was born and raised in Delaware before moving to New Jersey in 2017. He has been working in childcare for several years both as a lead teacher and as an assistant teacher for children as young as 2 years of age through thirteen years old. He most enjoys promoting literacy and physical activity in the children in his classroom and can always be counted on for a fun, interactive song or game.

  • Ms Kate

    Ms. Kate has always adored working and interacting with children. She has been employed in child care in the past and grew up with a mother who taught young children for almost three decades and counting. She currently has her certification with the Childhood Development Association for preschool age and continues to learn everyday how to be a better teacher. Ms Kate is a mother herself to a little girl who is already a sweet and wonderful baby! Each school year brings more exciting memories and experiences that Ms Kate will always cherish for years to come!

  • Mr Matthew

    Matt went to high school at Montana Academy in Marion, MT. He loves working with children, which he has done extensively, including working as an Assistant Teacher at Woodland Montessori School in Kalispell, MT and at Temple Sholom of West Essex in Cedar Grove, NJ. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Administration from Purdue University Global. He was a camper for 7 years at Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA and he loves the outdoors. He backpacked across the Green Mountains in Vermont for 3 months and can make traps and start a fire with a bow drill. He is also a television and movie buff and enjoys listening to music.

  • Ms Michelle P.

    Ms. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology, a Masters degree in Public Health and is completing her Masters coursework in psychology at Bay Path University in Massachusetts. She has proudly and consistently been on the Dean’s list! She was one of the first peer mentors at her school to focus on the online community for students. While studying online, she maintained a full time position as an Assistant Director with My Gym in Westfield, NJ. She loves educating children on fitness and health! She is a strong believer that everything happens for a reason and is very excited about her journey with The Goddard School.

  • Ms Nicolette

    Ms. Nicolette lives in Central, New Jersey and joins The Goddard School with a passion for caring for children, watching them grow and helping them learn. One of her favorite things to do is swim, so she decided to become a swim instructor. Ms. Nicolette taught swim lessons to children ranging from age 6 months to 15 years of age and found it to be very rewarding. Ms. Nicolette is completing her Child Development Associate Credential. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports, spending time with her family and friends and ANYTHING related to Disney! She is eager to begin her journey with The Goddard School and all the opportunities that will follow.

  • Ms Sara

    Ms. Sara was born and raised in New Jersey and comes from a big Italian family! She has worked with children ages infant through kindergarten for fifteen years. She knew from a young age she wanted to be a teacher and to help children learn and grow. She earned her Child Development Associate Credential to assert the most current knowledge in her everyday teaching. Nothing brings her more joy than her job! She loves summer time and enjoys working out, watching movies and is a Disney fanatic!

  • Ms Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany graduated from Caldwell College with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. After attaining her degree, Ms. Tiffany earned her Preschool through Grade 3 certificate. Ms. Tiffany has been working in the Early Childhood field for twenty years. She has worked with children, ages ranging from twelve months to five years of age. Ms. Tiffany has been working at the Goddard School since it opened in January of 2008. Ms. Tiffany has always wanted to work with children and cultivating young minds is what inspired her to pursue a career in teaching.

  • Ms Ashley

    Ms. Ashley eagerly joined The Goddard School as an assistant teacher. She has worked with children for 8 years as a childcare provider. She is currently earning her degree in early childhood education. Her favorite part about childcare is watching her students develop and grow. She enjoys spending her weekends with family and watching movies… the warmer weather, you can find her at the beach!

  • Ms Bryanah

    Ms. Bryanah joins The Goddard School with a penchant for making others smile. She is a family oriented person who looks forward to spreading positivity between people and especially among children. Ms. Bryanah aspires to become a certified nurse midwife to provide care to woman during pregnancy, through childbirth. In the meantime, she is eager to get to know the families and children at The Goddard School.

  • Ms Kaitlyn

    Ms. Kaitlyn has aspired to teach and work with children from the time she was a child. She is a student at Kean University where she studies Elementary Education (K-6) & (5-8) as well as English Writing. Upon graduation, she will also be endorsed as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities. Ms. Kaitlyn has experience caring for children of all ages, which propelled her passion for watching children grow; she finds child development fascinating. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, coloring, taking walks (especially with her dog, Zeus), and being with family and friends. She is thrilled to be a part of The Goddard School and is excited to extend a love of learning to every student she can!

  • Ms Kaylee

    Ms. Kaylee is currently a senior attending Montclair State University. She is a Family Science Major and enrolled in the Education Program (P-3). She has worked with children for five years in summer camps and as a childcare provider. Kaylee loves creating and teaching arts & crafts. In her personal time, she enjoys baking for her friends and family. Kaylee is looking forward to new and fun experiences with The Goddard School!

  • Ms Kiesha

    Ms. Kiesha graduated from Sandford Brown Institute with a Medical Assistant certificate. She is interested in pursuing a degree in Nursing. She has worked in the education field for several years with children from infancy through four years of age. Ms. Kiesha, a proud mother of three, enjoys providing her wealth of experience with families as they navigate the world of parenthood! For fun, she enjoys spending time with her children, shopping and watching television. Ms. Kiesha enjoys partaking in the development of a child as they learn and grow.

  • Ms Lara

    Ms. Lara is a resident of Westfield with three children. She graduated from Hood College with a Bachelors of Arts degree. After being a stay-at-home mom for many years with a disabled child she decided to start volunteering with children and completed the CASA program for Union County. She enjoys serving children and youth who are at risk and in the foster-care system from birth through adulthood. It is a very rewarding opportunity with a caring and supportive community.

  • Ms Lohanne

    Ms. Lohanne attends Union County Vocational-Technical High School and joins The Goddard School as an intern. She is a lifelong New Jersey resident that enjoys Brazilian food and culture. Ms. Lohanne loves people, in particular children. Ms. Lohanne loves to teach small children through play, a child will not even know they are learning things because they are having so much fun! This fall, Ms. Lohanne is enrolled at Rutgers University Business School to study Business Management to become self-employed in the future. She enjoys creating new styles and interesting looks with cosmetics and hair and feels that everyone is beautiful from the inside out!

  • Ms Marin

    Ms. Marin resides locally and is herself a graduate of The Goddard School located in Fanwood! She has experience working with children from being a camp counselor in addition to years of babysitting experience with children of various ages. She is looking forward to attending college next year. She loves reading, exploring new places and is passionate about protecting the environment. Marin has been a gymnast since she was 5 years old.

  • Ms Mayah

    My name is Mayah and I am a student at Kean University majoring in criminal justice with a minor in early childhood education. I aspire to create outreach programs for troubled youth. I have a passion for helping children as well as seeing others reach their highest potential. I have sufficient experience working with children as I have worked at childcare centers and have cared for children in their home. I enjoy arts and crafts, and plan on implementing my creativity within the classroom. I enjoy nature, music, and spending quality time with my loved ones. I am so excited to start my new journey here at The Goddard School.

  • Ms Meghan

    Ms. Meg grew up locally and intended to work in childcare for as long as she can remember! She earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently completing her Elementary Education Bachelors Degree with a dual certification in English Writing. She has worked with children of varied ages for many years. As a camp counselor, dance instructor and tutor, she found that working with children is most rewarding! She enjoys playing with her cat Winston, spending time with her friends and family and creating art, specifically drawing, painting and photography. Ms. Meg is looking forward to helping our students grow and expects to make some personal growth herself!

  • Ms Melanie

    Hello, my name is Melanie and I graduated from UCTech from the Teacher Education Academy. I have lived in New Jersey my entire life and am bilingual; I speak both Portuguese and English. I attended Kean University and took American Sign Language and loved it so much I plan on minoring in it in college. I will be attending The College of New Jersey in the fall and will be a part of the 5-year Early Childhood Special Education program and earn both my Bachelors and Masters during that time. I love to meet new people, and especially love working with children. I cannot see myself pursuing any other profession without small children being involved. I play soccer and was also a part of the track and field team, so I enjoy being active as well. I enjoy going on new adventures and coming up with new ways to make an already fun activity more fun.

  • Ms Michelle B.

    Ms. Michelle studied at Ocean County College and has worked with children for over 15 years. She continues to enjoy working with the children at the Goddard School. Her goal is to help children develop a positive experience with learning and to leave a lasting impression in their hearts. This is a crucial time in their development and Ms. Michelle feels honored to be a part of it! In her free time she likes hanging with family, friends and the love of her life. She also likes to listen to podcasts, dance to music, watch crime shows (Law and Order) and enjoys taking a walk on a beautiful day!

  • Ms Nataly

    Ms. Nataly is a Visual Arts major at Montclair State University, with a concentration on Art Education. She intends on one day becoming an art teacher. In her free time she enjoys writing, painting, drawing and just being creative in general! Through her experience in babysitting, she learned just how much she enjoys spending time with children. She joins The Goddard School hoping to continue learning and growing along with the children, and being able to share her own creativity with our students.

  • Ms Nicole

    Ms. Nicole recently moved from Florida to New Jersey. She has worked with children ages infant through 12 years of age in various capacities. Her first professional exposure to children was as a childcare provider and tutor. She has also worked as a teachers assistant. While in that role, she had an opportunity to experience helping children in a school setting. In her free time she enjoys dancing, cooking/baking and spending time with her family. A fun fact about Ms. Nicole is that she is a life time member of the Delaware Raritan Girl Scouts!

  • Mr Ryan

    Mr. Ryan is a student at the University of Michigan studying political science and communications. When he is home on breaks and over the summer, he looks forward to spending time with the children and coworkers. He has experience working with children as a camp and bus counselor and he loves sharing his knowledge of Chinese with the students. Ryan’s loves music and is a staff music writer for his college newspaper. He also loves to travel and some of his favorite trips include Morocco, China and the Galapagos Islands. He also likes hiking and snowboarding.

  • Ms Samantha

    Ms. Sam joins the Goddard School family with enthusiasm! She exudes a passion for helping kids grow and reach their full potential. Ms. Sam has experience with ages varying from infant to school age as a caregiver and teacher of the art of dance. She has been a dance teacher for many years and believes that music and movement are great ways to express oneself. Ms. Sam is a proponent for positivity and intends on leaving a mark wherever she goes. She aspires to become a Play Therapist. In her free time, Ms. Sam loves to read, dance, enjoy time with family and to be outdoors. Ms. Sam is so excited to begin her journey with The Goddard School and meet all the families and the children!

  • Ms Sarah

    Ms. Sarah was born and raised locally and graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. Ms. Sarah is completing her Child Development Associate Credential. Previously, Ms. Sarah worked as a child care provider as well as a child-care attendant at a fitness facility and fell in love with working with children. Ms. Sarah previously volunteered at the Cranford First Aid Squad. She enjoys staying active with yoga, hiking and walking her dog Gabby. She also loves being creative with painting, drawing and photography, and intends on extending her love for fun and creativity into the classroom!


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