A Lifelong Love of Learning Begins at The Goddard School®

August 28, 2019

A lifelong love of learning starts at the very beginning.

In the infant and First Steps programs at The Goddard School, caring and supportive teachers foster social-emotional development through nurturing relationships with the children, while babies develop physical skills as they learn to move and manipulate toys. 

More than just infant daycare, these programs are designed to develop children’s…


  • Rolling, crawling, and pulling themselves up to explore their environment, which demonstrate executive function skills;
  • Beginning to pay attention to people and things by watching, listening, and responding to them;
  • Using their senses to investigate the world around them;
  • Repeatedly performing an action in an attempt to achieve the same outcome demonstrates persistence, which is a hallmark of critical-thinking skills.


  • Developing communication skills by reacting to, recognizing, and responding to verbal language;
  • Making simple vocal sounds and movements to express themselves;
  • Vocalizing, babbling, and forming consonant and vowel combinations;
  • Using fine motor skills and hand movements to hold and manipulate objects intentionally.


  • Calming and comforting themselves when supported by a parent or caregiver, which demonstrates the development of social-emotional intelligence;
  • Responding to and engaging in care-taking routines with a familiar adult;
  • Forming and maintaining a secure attachment to a parent or caregiver;
  • Attempting new and varied movements in the First Steps classroom, including walking across the room, walking backward, and marching.

Our infant program guides your baby’s early experiences toward a lifelong love of learning.

Goddard School teachers spend lots of time cuddling and talking to your baby to instill trust. They provide a healthy early learning environment for movement, exploration, and communication. 

Our infant care play area is filled with toys and books to help your baby develop at his or her own pace. Teachers sing songs and read stories to encourage language acquisition, and they pass balls and play games to develop the children’s motor skills.

Teachers work with the parents to develop the child's daily schedule, including nap times, play times, and feeding times. The First Steps classroom helps the children transition from infancy to toddlerhood as the budding explorers learn new vocabulary and self-help skills.

In many Goddard Schools, teachers introduce sign language to encourage the children to express their thoughts and needs.
 All programs are customized to your child’s progress, needs and age.

Schedule a tour today at one of the three locations below!

The Goddard School
of Castle Rock
4340 Woodlands Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 660-9992


The Goddard School
of Highlands Ranch

1101 Sgt. Jon Stiles Dr.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
(303) 470-9899


The Goddard School
of Parker

11450 S. Pine Dr.
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 805-1700