Ready, Set…Goddard

Ready, Set…Goddard

Ready, Set…Goddard

by Steve Gamel

There’s a running joke at The Goddard School of Corinth that owner Elizabeth Aune never leaves the school grounds. After all, she’s one of the first smiling faces your kids see when the doors open for another
fun-filled day of learning, and she and the staff are always waving goodbye at the end of the day.

“I practically live here,” she said with a laugh. “Parents say all the time, ‘You’re always here — you never go
home.’ I take that as a compliment. It’s easy to be passionate about this place.”

Truth be told, Elizabeth lives down the street in Corinth with her loving husband, Jeremy, and three children. But if you have a child attending Goddard, it’s easy to see why she can’t wait to get to work each day. The Goddard School of Corinth is an early childhood learning center for kids as young as six weeks old to six years old. But unlike traditional daycare, their program consists of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) fueled by a play-based curriculum where children are encouraged to discover their interests through play.

For more than 30 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among parents and families, with more than 500 locations across the country. It was because of that growing footprint that Elizabeth and Jeremy — whose daughter graduated from a Goddard school — felt there was a glaring need to have a location in the Lake Cities.

She and Jeremy opened their school in June to a groundswell of support.

“We couldn’t wait to build a school in our own community,” Elizabeth said. “It was an opportunity to provide an amazing educational environment for kids while positively impacting parents and our community by offering careers for teachers.”

She added, “We are teaching children every minute they are in the classroom, but because it’s so hands-on and fun-based, they think they are just having fun. What they don’t realize is that they are learning the alphabet, math, etc. A fun-based learning style will grab a child’s attention and encourage them as they learn. Another key is that all my lead teachers have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Those qualifications really set us apart and give our students the best education possible.”

And in an age where there is a daycare on every corner, The Aune family is proud to be setting a higher standard.

“I always wanted to make a positive impact on someone’s life,” Elizabeth said. “My vision is that every family will come to know this brand and understand the value our teachers bring to their children.”

940.278.2020 | | 3531 Corinth Pkwy. • Corinth, TX 76208

group of people outside goddard

photo courtesy of Elizabeth Aune

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