Courtesy and respect is incorporated into Goddard School lesson plans through a variety of activities that inspire thoughtful discussion and provide age-appropriate practice on an individual and group level. Stranger Danger is also covered so children recognize unsafe situations, react and respond appropriately, and differentiate between situations in which personal safety is more important than using good manners. The Goddard School® is laying the foundation of good citizenship by fostering four essential skills: friendship, compassion, cooperation and kindness.
Each year in February, The Goddard School, the nation’s leading early childhood education franchise, celebrates a week-long Goddard Community Games event to highlight its FLEXTM Learning Program, a curriculum focused on play-based learning. This year’s event will bring together two important curriculum components: friendship and bully prevention.
Families were invited to Choose for Charity by voting online for their favorite toy from The Goddard School 2011 Preschooler-Approved Toy List through December 10. The Bristle Block Stackadoos were voted as the “Top Toy” and Goddard Systems, Inc., franchisor of The Goddard School, will be making a donation of 100 of the Bristle Block Stackadoos to Toys for Tots this holiday season.
The Choose for Charity campaign is a wonderful learning opportunity and helps young children make the connection between holiday celebrations and helping the community. The fundamentals of friendship–and the pathway to bully prevention in later years–begin forming at an early age.
One of the exciting components of the Goddard Community Games will be the Goddard Cares project. Goddard Schools across the United States will collect postcards, hand-written and decorated by the families in their schools, and distribute them to the service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Their goal is to collect 25,000 postcards!
Commitment to family and community is characteristic of The Goddard School. They dare to make a difference by participating in some very special community sponsorship and charitable outreach programs, both local and beyond. Children learn about the importance of helping others and the significance of giving and being a part of their community through aiding those less fortunate.
To learn more about The Goddard School’s philosophy or contextual learning curriculum, please visit their Exton or Marshallton locations on the web or call to speak directly with the on-site owners:
Click here for The Goddard School located in Exton, or call on-site owners Melissa Capodanno or Wendy Cohen at 610-363-6698.
Click here for The Goddard School located in Marshallton, or call on-site owners Wendy & Richie Cohen at 610-431-1330.
For more information on The Goddard Community Games, visit GoddardSchool.com/games.
*Disclosure: This post sponsored by The Goddard School.