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The Goddard School Kicks Off "Stuff the Bus" Donation Drive

Preschoolers Join Together To Help Community Children in Need

 
March 25, 2014 - PRLog -- BALTIMORE, MD - March 24, 2014The Goddard School® (http://www.goddardschool.com/), the premier preschool focusing on learning through play for children from six weeks to six years old, announces “Stuff the Bus,”a donation drive taking place March 24 -28 at The Goddard School's 16 locations in the Baltimore area. All products will be donated to the infant and toddler patients of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center via a large school bus, packed to the brim with everything from essentials like socks and bibs to books, toys and more.

The Goddard School preschoolers and kindergarteners will use all donations to “Stuff the Bus.” On April 3, 2014, The Goddard School education directors, teachers and children will unload the donation-filled school bus at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

This donation ties into The Goddard School curriculum which includes teaching children the importance of giving back to their community in meaningful ways, while emphasizing the significance of helping others in need.

“Teaching young children to help others creates a foundation for character development by building a strong sense of self, the importance of caring for others and an awareness of their ability to influence the world in positive ways,” said Dr. Craig Bach, Vice President of Education for Goddard Systems, Inc., franchisor of The Goddard School. “We are proud to continue our charitable efforts and to continue teaching the children at The Goddard School the values of goodwill and caring for others.”

Designed to inspire the spirit of giving back, The Goddard School preschools in the Baltimore area will be hosting an open house and will be accepting donations from the public March 24 – 28 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The schools will present their donation to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center on Thursday, April 3 at 10 AM at 1800 Orleans Street in Baltimore.

For more information on The Goddard School, please visit www.goddardschool.com.

For information on Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, please visit  www.hopkinschildrens.org.

About The Goddard School®

Learning for fun. Learning for life.® The Goddard School celebrates 26 years of using 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 over 400 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.

About Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Founded in 1912 as the children's hospital of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the Johns Hopkins Children's Center offers one of the most comprehensive pediatric medical programs in the country, with nearly 95,000 patient visits and some 9,000 admissions each year. Hopkins Children’s is consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation. Hopkins Children’s is Maryland's largest children’s hospital and the only state-designated Trauma Service and Burn Unit for pediatric patients. It has recognized Centers of Excellence in dozens of pediatric subspecialties, including allergy, cardiology, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, pulmonary, and transplant. For more information, visit www.hopkinschildrens.org.

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