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The Goddard School of Naperville (104th Street)

The Goddard School is more than a warm and nurturing place. It’s more than a great education for your child. It’s peace of mind.

1032 104th Street
Naperville, Illinois 60564
630-355-5665 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
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The Goddard School of Naperville (104th Street)

Meet  Dona

Meet Dona

Owner
Hello, my name is Dona Lawler and my husband, Tim, and I are the proud owners of the NAEYC Accredited Goddard Schools® located in Naperville. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Illinois and previously worked as an accountant. Tim has a Bachelor’s degree from Yale and a law degree from the University of Illinois. He has practiced business law for many years. During our free time, we enjoy spending time with our three grown daughters, golf and fitness activities. We have experienced so much in parenting and enjoy making a difference in the lives of young children. Our mission here is to offer the absolute best in high quality childcare and education. We are also committed to providing an eco-friendly environment for our students and are proud to be offering an organic food program. Being on-site owners, we welcome your comments and concerns. Thank you for the opportunity to share in your child’s growth and early childhood development.
  • Our School

    Welcome! We’re committed to your child’s health, safety and education, which is why we provide children with safe and healthy learning environments at our School.

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  • Faculty

    Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care.

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  • Special Programs

    We enhance our play-based curriculum with a range of enrichment programs designed to fit your child’s interests. 

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  • Reviews & Recognition

    We greatly value feedback we receive from parents and our communities, and are proud to share these publicly.

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Something Fun
Is Always Happening at Goddard!

Upcoming Events
  • September 20 Creative Drawing Activity! 6 AM - 6 PM
  • September 21 Gross Motor Activity! 6 AM - 6 PM
  • September 22 Engineering Activity! 6 AM - 6 PM
  • September 23 Communication Activity! 6 AM - 6 PM
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It's Their Time to Thrive!

This year is your child’s time to thrive! Find out how The Goddard School sets your child up for success, so they’re prepared to confidently take on the world around them. 

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What Teachers Mean to Me

Every member of the Goddard faculty has special, often extraordinary, gifts they share with their students.  When a child comes home happy and can’t wait to see their teacher the next day, tell us about it. Take this moment to celebrate your child’s teachers!  

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LEARNING YOUR CHILD LOVES

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We work tirelessly to ensure children thrive in a healthy, safe and warm environment. Within this secure and nurturing environment, children can discover their unique gifts.

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Our programs go beyond academics and help children develop important social-emotional skills like kindness, empathy, responsible decision making and more.  

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The F.L.EX.® Learning framework is designed to provide a well-rounded learning experience in a safe, nurturing environment to help prepare children for school, careers and life. 

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