The Goddard School®, the premier preschool and childcare center for
children from six weeks to six years old, located at 8350 Lemont Road in
Darien, IL, celebrated its Grand Opening on Saturday, February 9th
from 9 AM to 12 PM. Families and children of all ages enjoyed crafts in the
classrooms, air-brush tattoos, live music (Music & Motion), a special visit
from Ronald McDonald who discussed the Ronald McDonald House Charities,
and displays and give-aways by local merchants.
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony where a ribbon of 50 $2 bills was cut and donated
to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). Senator
Christine Radogno, Darien Mayor Kathleen Weaver, The Darien Chamber of Commerce, community members, Goddard School families, family and friends attended. RMHC serves to provide hope, healing, resources and strength to families who are facing the battle of their child's medical crisis.
Children and families created birthday cards to be distributed throughout the year by RMHC directors to pediatric patients or family members celebrating birthdays
during their, or a loved one’s, hospital stay. For every card that The Goddard
School collects, Goddard Systems, Inc., franchisor of The Goddard School, will
donate $1 to RMHC (up to $25,000). Goddard Schools nationwide are working
together to collectively raise $250,000 for RMHC.
The Grand Opening celebration was Birthday Party-themed as Goddard Schools
nationwide celebrate 25 years of learning through play. Since 1988, The Goddard
School has used the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that
children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in
school and in life. At The Goddard School, talented teachers also collaborate
with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful
learners. The Goddard School year-round program offers families the choice of
either a half- or full-day schedule.
Tours for interested families may be arranged by calling Michael, Margaret or Lu-Annat 630-985-7117. You can reach the School on the web at www.goddardschool.com/DarienIL. Parents are always welcome to just drop in for a tour!
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 390+ 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.