As families return to work and caregivers juggle working from home with children; demand for safe, high-quality childcare is increasing. Now and always, the Goddard School Sandy Springs is supporting our community with measures beyond their competitors.
With state-of-the-art Schools on both Hammond Drive and Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, The Goddard School in Sandy Springs is much more than a typical daycare.
Owner, Jay Bryan, is proud to offer the safest, highest-quality childcare available. With many childcare providers closing during the pandemic, Bryan kept the doors open at both schools, making rapid changes to accommodate the needs of families.
“High-quality childcare keeps children safe and healthy and helps children develop skills they need for success in life”, said Bryan.
When it comes to additional health measures, The Goddard School has always been proactive. “In addition to complying with all CDC requirements and taking traditional precautions, we have made significant financial investments in advanced biotechnology solutions,” said Bryan. “Each location is equipped with a Biodefense System for microbial reduction in the HVAC system, as well as the Zono Disinfecting and Sanitizing Cabinet for toys and shared equipment. We also conduct touch-free health checks each day.”
For Bryan, the choice was simple. “Our priority is always the safety of our students and faculty. Biotechnology positively impacts the air and surrounding surfaces, microorganisms like Influenza, Norovirus, Coronavirus and mold are no match for a solution designed for biodefense.”
“We opened a brand-new school on Roswell Road, right at the beginning of COVID. It’s been tough, but we’ve done everything thing we could to support our families and staff, from increased safety measures to flexibility in payments,” said Bryan.
“Our teachers are committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in our community. Our award-winning school has served hundreds of young students through an environment that promotes a love of learning and superior social and physical development”.
And it’s not just children who love the Goddard School. Bryan’s School has been recognized for 9 consecutive years, as the “Best of Atlanta for Preschools” and entered the Atlanta Business Hall of Fame in 2021. They have been awarded the Circle of Excellence Award 4 times in 7 years, the President’s Award once, and graduates of the Goddard School consistently excel in public and private schools throughout Atlanta. In 2013, the Hammond Drive School was accredited by SACS and reaccredited in 2018.
Executive Director Thonja Smith has worked alongside Bryan for 11 years and couldn’t be prouder. “The Goddard School helps children explore and discover their interests through play in a safe environment. We provide ample opportunities for fun learning experiences, promoting a lifelong love of learning in literacy, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics,” said Smith. “My own girls have grown up here and it’s been great for them. We’re a family,” said Smith.
“Each child and staff member receives a daily health screening, we implemented extensive sanitation protocols, invested in biotechnology systems and wear masks”, said Bryan. “While it’s increased our operating costs, we’re proud to offer the safest, highest quality childcare possible”.
The Goddard School Sandy Springs is open and accepting enrollments. Their highly educated and experienced teachers offer quality early childhood education for ages 6 weeks to 6 years, as well as themed, fun summer programs for school-aged children.
To schedule a tour, call (470) 571-1700.