The Goddard School

Serving Simpsonville

8 Five Forks Plaza Court
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Main (864) 254-0708

Toll-free (800) 463-3273

Fax (864) 254-9748

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Business Hours

Monday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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July 3, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Out of This World takes your child on an adventure to find out what the constellations look like, how astronauts traveled from the Earth to the moon and so much more.

July 5, 2016

  • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Our infants thrive through art and sensory stimulation to help them explore the world. At the art table they will explore a star sponge, paint, and paper, which will enhance fine motor skills as well.

July 7, 2016

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Our Toddler classroom will learn about the texture of the moon as they explore moon sand. They will enhance their experience as they drop balls to make craters in the sand to represent the surface of the moon.

July 8, 2016

  • Our Preschool classroom will learn about the colors and shapes of all the different planets as they create their very own solar system. They will paint styrofoam balls using paint and paintbrushes and then hang the planets in their classroom.

July 10, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Art has been around for a long time. People were drawing on the walls of caves more than 35,000 years ago! Now your child can create some unique art in Paint. Draw. Sculpt.

July 11, 2016

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Our two year olds will participate in a simple experiment to enhance their color recognition. They will explore markers and shaving cream in the sensory bin and be captivated by what happens when the markers touch the shaving cream.

July 13, 2016

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Our Pre Kindergarten class will be exposed to all different art mediums as they learn to draw a self portrait. They will be given hand held mirrors to see their facial features up close before they draw their final portrait.

July 15, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Our Kindergarten class will be exposed to the art of sculpting. The children will be introduced to clay, be given the oppurtunity to create a sculpture, and then finally paint the sculpture before it is sent home to be enjoyed by families.

July 17, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Explore the science of food in Kitchen Chemists! Your child will mix together different ingredients and cook them to make something delicious. We will also explore what kinds of foods the children like!

July 19, 2016

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Our Preschool classrooms will get to experience homemade ice cream. The teachers will pour cream in a bag and then each child will enhance their gross motor skills as they shake the bag up and down. The best part is ice cream for snack!

July 21, 2016

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    The Junior Kindergarten classes will participate in an experiment where they make their own fizzy lemonade. The children will enhance their handwriting skills as they learn to write and follow this simple recipe to make their own

July 22, 2016

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Our Kindergarten class will observe the difference between liquids and solids as they make Jello play dough. Children will follow the recipe to make the liquid form and then add dry ingredients to make the play dough.

July 24, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Math is a vital part of everyday life. In Mega Mathletes, we’ll apply math to everyday situations, such as cooking or calculating distances, to help your child learn to solve math problems easily.

July 25, 2016

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Our Toddler classroom will be enhancing their shape recognition as they make shape pizza with various art materials. They will freely explore paper shapes, glue, and circle cut outs at the art table.

July 26, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Our First Steps classroom will be enhancing their knowledge of numbers as they explore blocks. They will practice stacking blocks and then listening to their teachers count as they stack.

July 27, 2016

  • Our Pre Kindergarten class will be furthering their knowledge of counting using ice cream. They will freely explore circles, triangles numbered 1-5, glue, and large pieces of paper. This activity will help enhance counting and matching skills.

July 29, 2016

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    The Kindergarten class will continue learning about money and the value it holds. The children will freely explore with paper labeled $5, $10, and $20, store ads, scissors, and glue. Then match the price of the item to the right piece of paper.

July 31, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    It’s Your Move encourages children to use their wits to outplay their opponents no matter what game they’re playing. We will create and play board games and card games, and then we will head outside to play some outdoor games.

August 1, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Our Kindergarten class will come up with rules for new games as well as illustrate the game boards using various art mediums. They will enhance their executive function and collaboration skills as they work together to create rules and game boards.

August 3, 2016

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Our Toddler classrooms will learn the art of bowling to enhance our theme. They will enhance their gross motor and cognitive skills as they roll the ball to knock all the pins down.

August 5, 2016

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    The Pre Kindergarten classes will take chalk outside and draw their very own hopscotch and four square games. This will enhance their motor skills as well as their creativity and cognitive capabilities.

August 7, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    If you cut Earth in half, you would see several layers. The movement of the layers of the Earth formed the mountains and volcanoes, which are part of the top layer, called the crust.

August 9, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Our Kindergarten class will become expert explorers this week as they learn about the Earth's layers, mountain ranges, and volcanoes. They will make their very own volcano and use collaborative skills to make it explode!

August 11, 2016

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Our Junior Kindergarten classes will discuss the tools you use to safely climb mountains. Then, they will get to take their very own trip up a "mountain" using the rock wall located in the gym!

August 15, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    We will be learning about The Olympics this month. We will be playing fun olympic games of our own and will even have a special passing of the torch ceremony.

August 16, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Our Kindergarten and First Grade students will meet for their first day of school today!

August 18, 2016

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Our Toddler's will get to play Olympic Ring Toss today. Children will practice their hand-eye coordination and their color recognition as they try to throw the colored rings into the matching colored bucket.

August 19, 2016

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Our four and five year olds will practicing spelling their sight words using baseballs and other sports equipment to help them.

August 23, 2016

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Each classroom will build a lego mascot to represent their team in our school olympics this year.

August 25, 2016

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    We will be exploring with paint and pom poms to create an explosion of color today. We looked at pictures of fireworks for the olympics and then displayed them with our artwork.

August 29, 2016

  • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    This week we will be reading books by our favorite author and doing activities that go along with book. This is a great way to encourage a love for reading in the classroom.

August 31, 2016

  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Coach Shannon will be here teaching her weekly soccer class. Children get to engage in fun and exciting adventures while working on their soccer skills. Stop by the office if you are interested in signing up your child.

More about The Goddard School

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

Westminster, SC

#1 Feb 26, 2013
Goddard does a lot of things right. The staff is caring, somehwat responsive, and for very small children and infants they can do really great. The problem is that they do not deliver what they advertise. The reason Goddard claims they are more expensive than other daycare providers is because they are a school and not just a daycare. This is just not true. While there is a curriculum that is presented every day, basic concepts such as color, number and letter recognition are often left behind (and if these concepts are actually introduced it is not done effectively). I recently heard about a 4 year old coming out of this program that did not know his colors, letters, or numbers. In addition, the program boasts a degreed teacher in every classroom. This is also not true - there is at least one teacher in every room with a certificate (which is much different from a degree). The facility is nice, but not as nice as other schools in the area that are similarly priced. Linens and meals are not included with tuition (standard at many other schools). Staff members are nice enough to families, but if you get to know them they will soon share that they are not always happy with the working conditions. Most would be appalled if they knew what the salaries here (I could not believe it when our favorite teacher shared how much she was paid per hour). The school is closed more often than other schools in the area (a full week at Christmas and a few days for Spring break + all major holidays - and yes, you still pay tuition even though your child cannot attend). Overall, this is a great day care, but not a school that would ever be taken seriously for academics. In my opinion, there are other schools in the area that provide a much greater value for the money.
bearingchick

Anderson, SC

#2 May 31, 2013
Upstate SC Mommy wrote:
Goddard does a lot of things right. The staff is caring, somehwat responsive, and for very small children and infants they can do really great. The problem is that they do not deliver what they advertise. The reason Goddard claims they are more expensive than other daycare providers is because they are a school and not just a daycare. This is just not true. While there is a curriculum that is presented every day, basic concepts such as color, number and letter recognition are often left behind (and if these concepts are actually introduced it is not done effectively). I recently heard about a 4 year old coming out of this program that did not know his colors, letters, or numbers. In addition, the program boasts a degreed teacher in every classroom. This is also not true - there is at least one teacher in every room with a certificate (which is much different from a degree). The facility is nice, but not as nice as other schools in the area that are similarly priced. Linens and meals are not included with tuition (standard at many other schools). Staff members are nice enough to families, but if you get to know them they will soon share that they are not always happy with the working conditions. Most would be appalled if they knew what the salaries here (I could not believe it when our favorite teacher shared how much she was paid per hour). The school is closed more often than other schools in the area (a full week at Christmas and a few days for Spring break + all major holidays - and yes, you still pay tuition even though your child cannot attend). Overall, this is a great day care, but not a school that would ever be taken seriously for academics. In my opinion, there are other schools in the area that provide a much greater value for the money.
I'm not sure where you get your info, but my child has been going there for quite a while. He's not anywhere near 4 years old and knows and can read all his letters, numbers up to 25, knows all of his colors and shapes and so much more. Also every class he has been in has had one teacher that has at least a 4 year degree in education.

If the teachers there are so unhappy and don't make much money, how come there's almost zero turnover?

As for their schedule, they are closed one week at Christmas, ONE DAY for spring break, and 2 days at Christmas. Get your facts straight! I wouldn't send my child anywhere else!

When you post something that you "heard" that's not fact, it's hearsay. Your post is very misleading and could hurt a great business.
bearingchick

Anderson, SC

#3 May 31, 2013
bearingchick wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not sure where you get your info, but my child has been going there for quite a while. He's not anywhere near 4 years old and knows and can read all his letters, numbers up to 25, knows all of his colors and shapes and so much more. Also every class he has been in has had one teacher that has at least a 4 year degree in education.

If the teachers there are so unhappy and don't make much money, how come there's almost zero turnover?

As for their schedule, they are closed one week at Christmas, ONE DAY for spring break, and 2 days at Christmas. Get your facts straight! I wouldn't send my child anywhere else!

When you post something that you "heard" that's not fact, it's hearsay. Your post is very misleading and could hurt a great business.
Meant to say 2 days at Thanksgiving.

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