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In The News: The Goddard School Located in Edmond, Oklahoma Launches TEACH. PLAY. LEARN. Campaign to Inspire Young Minds for the 21st Century

 

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The Goddard School Located in Edmond, Oklahoma Launches TEACH. PLAY. LEARN. Campaign to Inspire Young Minds for the 21st Century
Preschoolers’ Imaginations Soar as They Create and Build a Problem-Solving Invention out of TINKERTOY parts

Edmond, Oklahoma (Grassroots Newswire) 1-24-14 – The Goddard School® located in Edmond, Oklahoma, the premier preschool focusing on learning through play for children from six weeks to six years old, along with over 400 Goddard School preschools nationwide, launches TEACH. PLAY. LEARN. in collaboration with TINKERTOY®, a classic toy updated by K’NEX.

Through this campaign and partnership, The Goddard School will inspire 21st century readiness, imagination and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills in children.

WHEN:  Monday, February 3rd – Friday, February 7th at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE: The Goddard School located in Edmond, Oklahoma
                 17440 N. Western Avenue, Edmond, 73013
                 405-348-4442

TEACH. PLAY. LEARN. consists of imagining, building and playing with the TINKERTOY line of age-appropriate toys in celebration of The Goddard School’s partnership with TINKERTOY. The campaign seeks to sharpen the 21st century skills that children are developing through the process of participation. The Goddard School located in Edmond, Oklahoma will be holding an Open House for children, local families, faculty and the community to participate. During this Open House, children will take part in the 21st Century Skills Build Challenge, a fun contest through which children will be asked to come up with a new invention that solves a problem. Children will work together, in their designated “Build Stations”, to create stories about how these inventions will work and schools will submit their invention concept for a contest on The Goddard School National Facebook Page, which will take place from Monday, February 24 until Monday, March 3 at 5:00 PM EST. Winners will be announced on March 4, 2014. 

“We are thrilled to highlight The Goddard School’s commitment to developing 21st century skills in children as well as engage our community in discussions about the importance of learning these skills at an early age,” said Stephanie Wilson, on-site owner of The Goddard School located in Edmond, Oklahoma. “To succeed in school and in life, children will need to be well-equipped with these 21st century skills. TEACH. PLAY. LEARN. is an important part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.”

The Goddard School is the first preschool program that is a member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). P21 was founded in 2002 as a coalition bringing together the business community, education leaders, and policymakers to position 21st century readiness at the center of US K-12 education and to kick-start a national conversation on the importance of 21st century skills for all students. The Goddard School feels strongly that a partnership with P21 and the integration of these skills in the F.L.EX.® Learning Program is the right thing to do for the children, the economy and the democracy ensuring that all children are ready to succeed in school, careers and life in the 21st century.

For more information on The Goddard School, please visit www.goddardschool.com/tpl14.

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About The Goddard School®: Celebrating 25 Years of Learning through Play 
Learning for fun. Learning for life.® The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Talented teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners. The Goddard School’s AdvancED and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.® Learning Program reaches more than 45,000 students in over 400 Goddard Schools in 35 states. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit www.goddardschool.com.

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 September 26, 2013

 

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Preschoolers Choose the Hottest Toys for the Season at the Goddard School located in Edmond

 

WHAT:  The Goddard School® located in Edmond along with 37 other schools across the country put popular toys to the test against their toughest critics…the children!
 
The Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy Test 2013 engages Edmond children from infants to six years old in interactive, child-initiated play. Toys will be judged on qualities such as how they inspire creativity, motivate collaboration, encourage interactive play, support learning and skill development and most of all, if the toy is fun!
 
The children will then cast their votes and The Goddard School Top 10 Preschooler-Approved Toys will be announced on October 22, 2013, just in time for the holiday season.
 
For more information, please visit www.goddardschool.com/toytest.
 
WHEN: Monday, September 30 through Friday, October 4 
  
WHERE: The Goddard School located in Edmond
                 17440 N. Western Ave
                 Edmond, OK 73012
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The Goddard School®: Celebrating 25 Years of Learning through Play.
Learning for fun. Learning for life.SM The Goddard School® uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Talented teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners. The Goddard School®’s AdvancED and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.SM Learning Program reaches more than 45,000 students at 400 Goddard Schools in 35 states. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. To learn more about The Goddard School®, please visit www.goddardschool.com.
 

In The News: The Goddard School® located in Edmond on Western Avenue Participated In A Penny War to raise money for The Salvation Army'sBuck$ 4 Bikes program

 

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The Goddard School® located in Edmond 
405-348-4442
edmond1ok@goddardschools.com

The Goddard School® located in Edmond on Western Avenue Participated In A Penny War to raise money for The Salvation Army’sBuck$ 4 Bikes program

Edmond, Oklahoma (Grassroots Newswire) 8/3/12 — The Goddard School located at 17440 N. Western Avenue in Edmond Was the host to a Penny War Fundraiser for Buck$ 4 Bikes during the last two weeks of July.

The Goddard School located in Edmond opened in October 2003 and is owned and operated by Stephanie Wilson.  The school accommodates 310 children, ages six weeks to six years of age and provides  summer programs and a Before and After school program for children up to age twelve.  

The school recently sponsored a Penny War to support The Salvation Army’s annual Buck$ 4 Bikes programs. The school has participated in this program in previous years by displaying the small red kettles at thier establishment. This year however, the results were outstanding as the school raised $600.00 by collecting pennies and change.According to Buck$ 4 Bikes representative, D’Anna Pulliam, this is the largest single kettle donation they have ever had for Buck$ 4 Bikes.  Pulliam was present with a check for Buck$ 4 Bikes for $600.00 from the children and staff of The Goddard School on Western.

The Penny War was organized and facilitated by Jennifer Short, Assistant Director at The Goddard School. All 15 classrooms of various ages participated in the Penny War. Short says that the rules of the contest were very specific in that each classroom received points for the pennies collected in their containers and had points deducted for silver coins and paper money deposited in their containers. But overall the money in whatever form goes towards purchasing bikes for children from low-incomed families. 

“We were all delighted to donate to such a wonderful program as Buck$ 4 Bikes,” says Wilson.  “The teachers and children were anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” Children from 2 years to 12 years learned about counting coins as a basic skill, learning the value of coins and most importantly how to share what they have to help others who are not as fortunate as they are-all valuable lessons in developing them as individuals.  On behalf of the school,Wilson thanks all the students, parents and teachers who participated whole-heartedly in this effort. 

The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Stephanie Wilson directly to arrange a personal appointment at 405-348-4442.

About The Goddard School
At The Goddard School, children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment supported by a team of dedicated teachers. With 380+ Goddard Schools in 35 states, the FLEX™ Learning Program, the foundation of The Goddard School’s AdvancED and Middle States accredited programs for exceptional early childhood education, reaches more than 45,000 students. The program enhances children’s emotional, social, intellectual and physical development and provides the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the optimal environment for each child’s early educational development. To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit www.goddardschool.com.

In The News: The Goddard School located in Edmond is having A Polar Express Night!Local preschool offers event for community

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The Goddard School® located in Edmond 
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The Goddard School located in Edmond is having A Polar Express Night!
Local preschool offers event for community

Edmond, Oklahoma (Grassroots Newswire) November 30, 2011 — The Goddard School®, the premier preschool and after-school program for children from six weeks to 12 years, located at 17440 N. Western Avenue  is hosting A Polar Express Night on Friday, December 9, 2011 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Children of all ages will enjoy refreshments and fun activities at this special event. Families will enjoy watching the classic movie, “Polar Express” and are invited to bring blankets, pillows, sleeping bags etc. to get comfortable.  With a suggested donation of $5.00 per family or a new toy, families can enjoy unlimited popcorn, drink and other goodies for your entire family. Donations of gifts or money will benefit the Hope Center of Edmond. 

On-site owner, Keith May, along with Education Director, Heather Solinski, and faculty which includes teachers trained and experienced in early childhood development, are eager to welcome children into this nurturing environment where the curriculum encourages learning through play. The program offers parents the convenience of extended hours from 7:00 am -6:00 pm, the flexibility of either half-or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Stephanie Wilson or Keith May directly to arrange a personal appointment at 405-348-4442.

About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fifth consecutive year (October 2011); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

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In The News: Goddard Parent Newsletter – September 2011

A Monthly Publication of Goddard Systems, Inc.     September 2011

Goddard School Students are Prepared for Success!

The Goddard School® has been at the forefront of early childhood education for the past 25 years, and the results of a recent assessment prove this to be true. Results from the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA), an early childhood assessment, show that Goddard School students consistently outperform the general population of CPAA users by a significant margin and met or exceeded grade level expectations at a higher rate than the general population in every concept assessed on the CPAA.

Goddard School assessments for the 2010-2011 school year compared with 45,000+ Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten public school students and over 135,000 assessments

CPAA is an early childhood assessment system that helps teachers focus classroom instruction to achieve the greatest learning gains for each child. CPAA grew out of decades of research at Columbia University and has been successfully used by 39 state agencies, and in school districts and schools nationwide. Specifically designed to be stress-free and developmentally appropriate for learners, this program assesses each student’s level of comfort with major early literacy and mathematics concepts. Each assessment lasts approximately 15-20 minutes and is performed three times a year.

The Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) is a computer-adaptive early childhood assessment system that helps teachers focus classroom instruction to achieve the greatest learning gains for each child. The CPAA grew out of decades of research at Columbia University and has been used by schools, districts and state agencies nationwide. Stress-free and developmentally appropriate for young learners, this program assesses each student’s level of comfort with major early literacy and mathematics concepts. Children’s Progress’ diagnostic assessments, web-based reports and instructional recommendations are designed to support the ongoing formative assessment process.

Pre-K Highlights
Goddard School Pre-Kindergarteners showed exceptional performance in Reading and Numeracy.

Compared to the whole population of Pre-Kindergarten students using the CPAA:

  • 64% more Goddard School students scored Above Expectation in Numeracy
  • 60% more scored Above Expectation in Reading
  • 56% more scored Above Expectation in Patterns

Kindergarten Highlights
The proportion of Goddard School students outperforming the general population was even more striking in Kindergarten. In some cases, the percentage of Goddard students exceeding expectations was double that of the general population.

Compared to the whole population of Kindergarten students using the CPAA:

  • 100% more Goddard School students scored Above Expectation in Reading
  • 96% more scored Above Expectation in Writing
  • 91% more scored Above Expectation in Phonemic Awareness

    Simon Says: An Exercise for Academic Excellence

    A recent study published in the Psychological Assessment journal found that preschool children who regularly participate in “Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders” tasks like Simon Says may do better academically. According to Megan McClelland, an associate professor of human development and family science at Oregon State University, games like Simon Says can help children improve their self-regulation skills through listening carefully and following directions. Click here to read more about this very important study.

    The Goddard School believes in the importance of self-regulating games and the power of learning through play. Join participating Goddard Schools across the nation in a record-breaking game of Simon Says! On Friday, September 23rd, children, parents, faculty and guests at Goddard Schools nationwide will participate in the Guinness World Recordstm “Largest Game of Simon Says (Multiple Venues).” This unique synchronized event, which illustrates the power of play for learning in an exciting and innovative way, will take place at 1:00 PM EDT and 10:00 AM PDT. Each Simon Says game will culminate in the singing of The Goddard School Play Along Song

    Parenting with Pruett: Play and Learning, by Kyle D. Pruett, M.D., advisor to The Goddard School®

    For most parents, children’s play is just that and no more–diversion or entertainment. But to think that play matters only in so far as it brings pleasure is to miss the forest through the trees. Play is ultimately about learning, and all play is educational play.

    The reason that children love to play is precisely because it does mean something. They come to it very naturally from the beginning months of their life. In fact, a vast amount of a child’s total learning comes through play, both alone, and with you. What are some of the things children learn through play?

    • Children learn what is soft and hard, cold and warm, scratchy or smooth, as they touch and manipulate everything within reach.
    • Children learn what is quiet and loud, pleasing and raucous, as they scream and coo, or rub and smash.
    • Children learn what works and doesn’t work, as they pull and push, fit, stack, and destroy.

    One of the most important things they learn through all this tireless trial and error is how to connect events, feelings, thoughts and learning together into experience and to file it away in their brains under certain symbols. This all starts to happen well before they have command of spoken language. Simply stated, through play, children learn to symbolize their experience.

    The enrichment of learning by play, and vice versa, also holds for the quality of the child’s relationships. Research tells us that children who are securely attached to their caregivers are better players and hence, by our reasoning, better learners. Children who have received consistent high-quality care, both emotionally and physically, who are talked to and listened to, and who have observed those around them involved in respectful interpersonal relationships carry their security–their self-confidence and feelings of self-worth–into play with others.

  • News Items

    Goddard Fall Carnival
    Friday, October 28th
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    The Goddard Pre-School and Annex

    Contact Us

    17440 N. Western Ave.
    Edmond, OK 73012
    www.goddardschool.com
    405-348-4442
    email: Edmond1OK@goddardschools.com

    The information in this newsletter is provided by Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) and is intended to provide general, helpful information to parents of children enrolled in Goddard Schools. Each Goddard School is independently owned and operated by a franchisee under a license agreement with GSI. From time to time, GSI will pass along information taken from outside sources regarding medical or other professional information. This information is taken solely from the sources identified and neither GSI nor its independent franchisees make any representation regarding its accuracy or completeness. This information should never be used without consultation with a professional advisor. For complete information, you should consult the sources identified in the newsletter and your own professional advisors.

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    In The News: Goddard Parent Newsletter – Block Party Edition

    Goddard Parent Newsletter – The Goddard School Block Party Edition

     

    FLEX Your Mind and Body

    Participating Goddard Schools across the country will be hosting Goddard School Block Party events from Monday, September 19th through Saturday, September 24th, 2011.

    Open to the public, The Goddard School Block Parties invite families from the community to participate in a number of hands-on, fun-filled activities that demonstrate the power of play for learning, as well as the importance of providing a healthy, active lifestyle for all children. Schools will host a broad variety of playful learning activities, such as reading, obstacle courses, oversize games, “dress up” and art projects.

    Set a World Record with Us!

    During The Goddard School Block Party, on Friday, September 23rd, children, parents, faculty and guests at each Goddard School will participate in the Guinness World Records™ “Largest Game of Simon Says (Multiple Venues).” This unique, synchronized event, which illustrates the power of play for learning in an exciting and innovative way, will take place at 1:00 PM EDT and 10:00 AM PDT. Each Simon Says game will culminate in the singing of The Goddard School Play Along Song.

    Save the PLAY Date

    Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School®, is the exclusive preschool sponsor of Play for Tomorrow’s Ultimate Block Party: The Arts and Sciences of Play, a powerful global movement designed to recognize and celebrate the power of play for learning. This event will take place Sunday, October 2nd, at Rash Field in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore, MD and will feature an amazing day of play for families and children, designed to bring playful learning back to the forefront.

    Join GSI and our Baltimore-area Goddard Schools at the Ultimate Block Party in our Let’s Play Café. Children will enjoy manipulating play dough, shopping at a pretend farmer’s market and participating in a series of engaging pretend restaurant activities while learning about nutrition, counting, sorting and other important lessons through play.

    Let’s Move!

    Fitness and nutrition are the main focus of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. In June 2011, First Lady Obama introduced her childcare phase of “Let’s Move” by encouraging childcare facilities to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity. As a leader in our industry, Goddard Schools are in the process of applying to with the “Let’s Move” childcare initiative for The Goddard School Block Party event.

    Every day, both inside and outside the classroom, 370+ Goddard Schools nationwide take great strides to get preschoolers, toddlers and infants up and moving. To help encourage your children to get active at home, here are some simple, helpful ideas that you can do with your young child:

    1. Take It Outside – Limit “screen time” and encourage your child to go outside and play. Have a relay race, set up an obstacle course or bring back one of your favorite childhood pastimes like hopscotch or jump rope.

    2. It’s In Your Nature – Take your child on a nature walk. Use this great opportunity to talk to your child about the plants and animals that you see while getting fresh air and exercise.

    3. Get Dramatic – When you’re transitioning a child from one activity to another – like play time to dinner time – ask them to move like their favorite animal. Hop like a kangaroo, slither like a snake or waddle like a duck.

    4. Be a Good Sport – Preschool-age children love to learn the basic rules of popular sports and games. Take this opportunity to talk about sportsmanship.

    5. Be Free – Remember free play? Let go of some structure, and encourage your children to use their imaginations in their indoor and outdoor play.

    6. Stretch It Out – Children love basic yoga moves. Take a few minutes each day to stretch with your little one.

    7. Put Some Movement In Your Music – When you sing songs or listen to music with young children, encourage them to dance with scarves, create movements to go with the lyrics or just move their bodies to the music.

    For more information about The Goddard School Block Parties and to download a copy of The Goddard School Play Along Song and The Goddard School Play Tips visit www.GoddardSchool.com/BlockParty.

    News Items

    Open House-Let’s Play Cafe
    Tuesday, September 20th
    9:30am – 11:30am
    Annex Gym

    Open House-Farmer’s Market Activities
    Wednesday, September 21st
    9:30am -11:30am
    Annex Gym

    Open House-Station Play
    Thursdat, September 22nd
    9:30am – 11:30am
    Annex Gym

    RUMBLE The Bison Presents
    Thursday, September 22nd
    5:00 pm
    Annex Gym

    Simon Says Games
    Friday, September 23rd
    11:45am -12:45pm
    Annex Gym

    Contact Us

    17440 N. Western Avenue
    Edmond, OK 73012
    www.goddardschool.com
    405-348-4442
    email: Edmond1ok@goddardschools.com

    The information in this newsletter is provided by Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) and is intended to provide general, helpful information to parents of children enrolled in Goddard Schools. Each Goddard School is independently owned and operated by a franchisee under a license agreement with GSI. From time to time, GSI will pass along information taken from outside sources regarding medical or other professional information. This information is taken solely from the sources identified and neither GSI nor its independent franchisees make any representation regarding its accuracy or completeness. This information should never be used without consultation with a professional advisor. For complete information, you should consult the sources identified in the newsletter and your own professional advisors.

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    In The News: Edmond Area Families Join National Celebration of the Power of Play, Fitness & Nutrition

    MEDIA ALERT–FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: 
    Stephanie Wilson
    The Goddard School located in Edmond
    405-348-4442
    swilsongoddardok@hotmail.com          
     

    Edmond Area Families Join National Celebration of the Power of Play, Fitness & Nutrition

    WHAT:  The Goddard School® Block Party

    The Goddard School located in Edmond will host The Goddard School Block Party. We are continuing our campaign regarding the importance of play and its scientifically-based role in developing critical life skills and career opportunities for 21st century learners. This year our Block Party will also highlight the importance of fitness and nutrition in our children’s lives. In addition to developing healthy minds, it is at the core of The Goddard School FLEX™ Learning Program to instill lifelong healthy lifestyle habits. As a leader in the industry, Goddard Schools are in the process of applying to the “Let’s Move” childcare initiative. In June 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama introduced the childcare phase of “Let’s Move” by encouraging childcare facilities to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity.

    During this amazing event full of playful learning, children and families will have the chance to participate in a number of fun-filled, hands-on activities that demonstrate the power of play for learning. This event will also educate children, parents and the community about healthy eating and fitness habits.

    In conjunction with Guinness World Records™, Goddard Schools all across the United States will also be participating in a record-breaking game of Simon Says. Goddard Schools nationwide will work together to break the record for the “Largest Game of Simon Says (Multiple Venues).” The festivities will also feature a rousing rendition of The Goddard School Play Along Song. The community is invited to participate in Simon Says and all of the entertainment and activities.

    WHO:    The Goddard School located in Edmond

    PRESS:  PLEASE JOIN US FOR ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING

    WHEN:  Monday, September 19th – Friday, September 23rd @ Daily Events: Obstacle Course, Let’s Play Cafe, Farmer’s Market Activities, Station Play, RUMBLE The Bison Presents “Healthy Kids”, Simon Says Games         

    WHERE: The Goddard School located in Edmond

                    17440 N. Western Avenue

    WHY:  Participating in The Goddard School Block Party will help underscore that how we play as children helps form what we become as adults and also emphasizes the importance of health and nutrition.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

    In The News: Goddard Parent Newsletter – November 2010

    A Monthly Publication of Goddard Systems, Inc.     November 2010

    Parenting with Pruett: Preschool Socialization, by Kyle D. Pruett, M.D., advisor to The Goddard School®

    Preschools can help a great deal by having children listen to both read and told stories, and then discussing their content. This encourages a sense of cooperation by listening and playing with others and rehearsing self-reliance by helping with group chores.

    • Separating from you at drop off;
    • Practicing self-care skills, like hand washing;
    • Learning to share instead of being possessive;
    • Using expressive, not receptive speech;
    • Learning to play cooperatively with others;
    • Learning to express powerful feelings;
    • Feeling pride in own accomplishments;
    • Feeling increasingly okay at greater distances from you; and
    • Trying to be less impulsive by thinking before acting.

    Preschool can also assist by helping children practice their sharing skills during play times; directing them to learn more language through imaginative play, songs and stories and inhibiting their aggressive impulses by learning to “use words, not hands” to problem solve.

    Encouraging Good Table Manners

    With holiday meals soon to be in full swing, our younger diners may benefit from these simple tips for minding their manners when dining with others.

    • If the meal is not buffet style, wait until everyone has been seated and has their food before beginning to eat.
    • Place your napkin in your lap before beginning to eat and use it to dab your mouth, when necessary.
    • If you have to blow your nose or pick your teeth, excuse yourself to go to another room or restroom.
    • Always say “excuse me” should you burp.
    • If you don’t think you like something that is being served, try a bit and then move on to the rest of the food on your plate.
    • Always eat with utensils unless the food is meant to be eaten with fingers.
    • Do not put your elbows on the table. (This rule is okay to break if you’re not actually eating.)
    • Chew with your mouth closed and do not talk with your mouth full.
    • Always say “thank you” when you are served
    • Politely ask that items out of reach be passed to you. Do not reach over other people’s plates.
    • Eat slowly.

    Outdoor Autumn Fun

    Try these fun activities with your child while you’re exploring the great outdoors this fall.

    Alphabet “I Spy” – Look for something that starts with an “A,” then a “B,” all the way through the alphabet to the letter “Z”!

    Outdoor Sound Map – Pick a spot outdoors to sit down. Mark an “X” on a piece of paper to represent where you are sitting. Close your eyes and listen to all the sounds (e.g., animals, people) around you for a minute or two. Draw pictures on the map of all the sounds you hear and where they are coming from.Outdoor Sound Map – Pick a spot outdoors to sit down. Mark an “X” on a piece of paper to represent where you are sitting. Close your eyes and listen to all the sounds (e.g., animals, people) around you for a minute or two. Draw pictures on the map of all the sounds you hear and where they are coming from.

    Rock Colors – Count the number of different colors that you can find in a rock.

    Tree Rubbings – Use a crayon and paper to do rubbings on various tree barks.

    News Items

    Holiday Pictures
    November 4th & 5th
    All Day
    The Annex

    Scholastic Book Fair
    November 15th – 19th
    School Hours
    See Signs for Location

    Parent/Teacher Conferences
    November 15th – 19th
    See Classroom Sign-up Sheets
    The Goddard School

    Family Thanksgiving Lunch
    November 18th
    11:00 -12:30 See Posters
    The Goddard School & Annex

    Food Drive-Edmond Hope Center
    November 29th
    See Posters
    The Goddard School & Annex

    Contact Us

    17440 N. Western Avenue
    Edmond, OK 73012
    www.goddardschool.com
    405-348-4442
    email: edmond1ok@goddardschools.com

    The information in this newsletter is provided by Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) and is intended to provide general, helpful information to parents of children enrolled in Goddard Schools. Each Goddard School is independently owned and operated by a franchisee under a license agreement with GSI. From time to time, GSI will pass along information taken from outside sources regarding medical or other professional information. This information is taken solely from the sources identified and neither GSI nor its independent franchisees make any representation regarding its accuracy or completeness. This information should never be used without consultation with a professional advisor. For complete information, you should consult the sources identified in the newsletter and your own professional advisors.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® Hosts Anual Fall Festival The Goddard School® Fall Festival & Annex Grand Opening Event

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: 
    Stephanie Wilson
    The Goddard School® located in Edmond
    405-348-4442
    swilsongoddardok@hotmail.com

    The Goddard School® Hosts Anual Fall Festival
     The Goddard School® Fall Festival & Annex Grand Opening Event

    Edmond, Oklahoma (Grassroots Newswire) 10-22-10 — The Goddard School located at 17440 N. Western Avenue in Edmond celebrates their seventh Birthday at our annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 29, 2010!  The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. and lasts until 8:30 p.m.

    The annual Fall Festival is being combined this year with our Annex Grand Opening.  The Annex opened to students on Monday, October 4, 2010. The Goddard School® on Western invites the public to come see our new annex.

     ”We are eager to celebrate our seventh Birthday at our annual Fall Festival,” says Robin McIntosh, owner of The Goddard School located at 17440 N. Western Avenue in Edmond.  “We look forward to sharing great activities including OKC Thunder Mascot: Rumble, Extreme Animals, pony rides, inflatables, food, games and a lot of fun with our families and guests.”

     The Goddard School offers a program, for children ages six weeks to 12 years, which focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and the convenience of extended hours from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m..

     Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Stephanie Wilson directly to arrange a personal appointment 405-348-4442.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times for the third consecutive year (October 2009), Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States.  Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: GODDARD IS SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: 
    Haley McIntosh
    Marketing Coordinator
    The Goddard School
    405-348-4442
    haleygoddardok@hotmail.com
    GODDARD IS SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER

    EDMOND, Okla (Grassroots Newswire) December 4, 2009 — The Goddard School is kicking off the holidays with their holiday program, Bah’s Christmas, written by Susan Lauderdale.  The program is Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m.

    When a cranky character, Bah, has lost all holiday spirit The Goddard children will be searching for a way to bring in some cheer.  The event will take place at UCO’s Constitution Hall. 

    This is Goddard’s seventh year in putting together a holiday program.  “We feel it is a positive way to start such a chaotic season, and the kids love it!” says director Ruth E Simmons.  This will be the program’s second year to be performed at UCO.  Owner Robin McIntosh says,  ”We love having our program at the university, it is just another reminder that our ties with the community are continually growing.”

    If you need a little holiday cheer, check out The Goddard School’s, Bah’s Christmas on Tuesday December 8th.  For any questions call 405-348-4442 or visit www.goddardschools.com

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States. 

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    In The News: GET YOUR SHOVELS – GODDARD IS BREAKING GROUND

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: 
    Haley McIntosh
    Marketing Coordinator
    The Goddard School
    405-826-3283
    mcintosh.haley@gmail.com
    GET YOUR SHOVELS – GODDARD IS BREAKING GROUND

    EDMOND, Okla. (Grassroots Newswire) October 28, 2009 — The Goddard School Edmond One is celebrating with shovel in hand at their ground breaking ceremony to begin the construction of The Goddard School Annex.  The ceremony is Tuesday, November third at five-thirty p.m.

    “This expansion is in response to the growing need for quality private kindergarten as well as before and after care in our community,” says owner Robin McIntosh, “We are looking forward to beginning this adventure with our current and future families.”

    Goddard anticipates the annex to be open for this coming summer.  The building will feature a tornado proof gymnasium, a large outdoor sport and play area, and class room smart boards.  Director Phyllis Tipton tells us, “We are thrilled to offer the opportunity to create a learning environment, which is conducive to creating life long learners.”

    For further information call The Goddard School at 405-348-4442 or visit www.goddardschool.com. 

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States. 

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    In The News: GODDARD HOSTS ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: 
    Haley McIntosh
    Marketing Coordinator
    The Goddard School
    405-348-4442
    mcintosh.haley@gmail.com

    GODDARD HOSTS ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

    It will be a “Spooktacular” time!

    Edmond, Okla (Grassroots Newswire) Oct 19, 2009 — The Goddard School is hosting their sixth annual fall festival on Friday October 23rd. The fall festival will be held at The Goddard School, located at 17440 N Western Ave, Edmond, Oklahoma 73003.  The fun begins at 6:00p.m., and goes until 8:00p.m.

    The Goddard School Fall Festival is an exciting evening with pony rides, inflatable slides, moonwalks, games, prizes, food, and fun!
     
    Everyone is invited to this open house event. We want our community here to partake in the evenings festivities, and help us celebrate our sixth birthday.
     
    For more information, please call us at 405-348-4442 or visit www.goddardschool.com.
     

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States. 

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    GODDARD SOARS INTO THE ’09 SCHOOL YEAR

    The Goddard School is excited to present the newest addition to the school, a before and after school program. The class is called “The Goddard Grizzlies”!  The program includes field trips, homework help, project learning, special events, and drop off and pick up provided by the newly purchased Goddard buses.  This program is exciting for Goddard because it brings us one step closer to the annex, which will hopefully be breaking ground in fourty-five  to sixty days.