The Goddard School of Lawrence Township (Geist)

The Goddard School-Lawrence provides the foundation to encourage your child’s lifelong love of learning. In our warm, loving atmosphere caring teachers support the healthy development of your child from six-weeks to six-years-old. Our year-round program offers your family the flexibility of either a half or full-day schedule. Our curriculum encourages children to make their own choices, learn from mistakes and independently explore their passions and interest through fun, hands-on activities. Our enrichment programs incorporate second languages, chess, manners, sign language, yoga and music.

General Info:

Address: 10925 Cork Place Indianapolis, Indiana 46236
Phone: 317-826-7522
Website: goddardschool.com/schools/in/indianapolis/lawrence-township-geist


Q&A with The Goddard School of Lawrence Township (Geist):

What makes The Goddard School of Lawrence Township unique?

At The Goddard School® of Lawrence Township-Geist, our school is led by an Onsite Owner and an Education Director who work together to make sure every family enjoys a loving, nurturing experience. We embrace the magic of childhood to help inspire a love of learning from a young age. We nurture the whole child, which goes beyond meeting milestones.

The Goddard School of Lawrence Township (Geist)

What is The Goddard School of Lawrence Township’s educational philosophy?

Children learn best through experience. The Goddard School® of Lawrence Township-Geist uses 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. Our highly educated and innovative teachers create individualized opportunities for exposure to new ideas and materials designed specifically for your child to embrace authentic learning in its most natural way—through play and exploration. From engaging with science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) concepts to growing socially and emotionally, Goddard’s safe, flexible and caring environment gives your child the space to take chances, make connections and experience authentic learning so they can become school-ready, career-ready and life-ready

What is The Goddard School of Lawrence Township’s age/grade range?

Children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment, lovingly guided by our highly skilled, professional teachers.

The Goddard School of Lawrence Township (Geist)
The Goddard School of Lawrence Township (Geist)

What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?

The Goddard School® of Lawrence Township-Geist is a year-round program. We recognize major federal holidays and we are closed between Christmas Eve and New Years’ Day. We also conduct Faculty Training and Development twice a year.

What are the standard school day hours? Does The Goddard School of Lawrence Township offer flexible day/hour options? Is before/after school care available?

Our school hours are 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Our school offers your family the flexibility of either a half or full-day schedule. Half-day hours are 9 AM to 1 PM.

How many children are in each class? How are children divided up?

Our Infant Program (1:4 ratio) has two stages of development: Infant I (6 weeks – 6 months) and Infant II: (6 – 12 months). Our Toddler Program (1:5 ratio) has three different stages: First Steps (12 to 18 months), Pre-Toddler (18 to 24 months), Toddler (24 to 30 months). In addition, we have our Get-Set Program (1:7 ratio) with ages that range from 30 to 36 months. Our Preschool Program (10:1 ratio) has two stages of development: Preschool I (young 3’s) and Preschool II (older 3’s – young 4’s). Finally, we have our Pre-K and Jr. Kindergarten (1:12 ratio) for children who are 4 & 5 years old.

The Goddard School of Lawrence Township (Geist)
Reception at the Goddard School in Indianapolis, IN

What is the teacher/child ratio?

Our Infant Program (1:4 ratio) has two stages of development: Infant I (6 weeks – 6 months) and Infant II: (6 – 12 months). Our Toddler Program (1:5 ratio) has three different stages: First Steps (12 to 18 months), Pre-Toddler (18 to 24 months), Toddler (24 to 30 months). In addition, we have our Get-Set Program (1:7 ratio) with ages that range from 30 to 36 months. Our Preschool Program (10:1 ratio) has two stages of development: Preschool I (young 3’s) and Preschool II (older 3’s – young 4’s). Finally, we have our Pre-K and Jr. Kindergarten (1:12 ratio) for children who are 4 & 5 years old.

What are the teacher’s credentials?

Teachers are required to be degreed in early childhood education, and certified in CPR & First Aid. All of our faculty go through a stringent onboarding process which includes, drug screening, criminal history background check, physical, TB Testing and extensive training.

Is parental participation required?

No, however, we are open to parent participation in our Geist Parent Organization (GPO) which is a non-profit that assists with fundraising and plans fun family events here at The Goddard School® of Lawrence Township-Geist. Once COVID-19 restrictions ease up, we will again be encouraging Goddard Parents to drop-in at the school any time.

The Goddard School of Lawrence Township (Geist)

How do teachers communicate with parents? How often do parents receive updates?

Our electronic daily activity report enhances teacher-parent collaboration and communication with an easy, paperless format. With this tool, teachers can keep accurate, thorough child portfolios at their fingertips and connect with you throughout the day. You can learn about your child’s day through daily reports, photos and videos emailed to you by your child’s teacher.

Does The Goddard School of Lawrence Township offer support for students with special needs?

We offer low student-to-teacher ratios and work closely with the child’s therapist to provide an inclusive environment.

How much time do the children spend outside?

Two times per day or more, weather permitting.

Are meals and/or snacks provided?

A nutritious lunch and two (2) snacks are provided. Early morning (7 AM) breakfast can be served for $3 per day.

Does my child need to be potty-trained?

Yes, if they are age 3 and entering our Preschool Program.

What enrichment programs/activities are offered?

Through our School’s diverse range of enrichment activities, our child will have even more opportunities to learn and grow. Our school offers American Sign Language, Chess, Music Appreciation, Yoga & Mindfulness, Spanish as a second language, Handwriting, Nutrition, Dance, and Physical Fitness. In addition, The Goddard School®’s new, exclusive social-emotional skills development curriculum, Life Lesson Library, harness the power of storytelling to help children develop five core social-emotional skills: Self-awareness, Self-management, Social awareness, Relationship skills, Responsible decision-making. 

The Goddard School of Lawrence Township (Geist)

What are The Goddard School of Lawrence Township’s safety policies? What extra safety measures is The Goddard School of Lawrence Township taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Goddard Schools are following the guidance and directives from their state childcare licensing department, health department, local and state government agencies and CDC guidelines to ensure the health and safety of your child. We make the best choices for families and faculty by keeping the health and safety of everyone top of mind. In addition to Goddard’s own rigorous health and safety protocols, we’re reinforcing CDC-recommended preventative measures for our Drop-off and Pick-up procedures, Food Prep procedures, face coverings (all faculty) and social distancing. We have invested in disinfecting equipment by purchasing two Halo units and a large Zono cabinet to disinfect the entire school and keep classroom items/manipulatives clean on a daily basis.

Who should parents contact for more information about The Goddard School of Lawrence Township?

Please contact Rosita Haga (Onsite Owner) or Lindsay Cunningham (Operations Director) for more information and to schedule your own private tour of The Goddard School® of Lawrence Township-Geist.

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