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The Goddard School(R) Kicks Off Earth Day Celebration in the Dark

Apr 1 2013 12:00AM



KING OF PRUSSIA, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/13 -- On Earth Day, April 22, children at Goddard Schools nationwide will turn off all nonessential lighting for one hour, kicking off a week-long "Root for Earth" celebration focused on a variety of hands-on learning activities including nature walks, gardening and recycling.

"Learning about the environment is a captivating way to teach children nurturing skills, introduce them to healthy foods and help them understand the needs of living things. 'Root for Earth' symbolizes our commitment to work together to protect the environment," said Sue Adair, director of education for Goddard Systems, Inc. "Goddard Schools have taken a proactive approach for years, encouraging children to learn about environmental conservation. We believe that teaching children to care for the earth at a young age will help them to continue to do so throughout their lives and create a better world for themselves and generations to follow."

The Goddard School has been a pioneer in developing and delivering educational programming aimed at preparing children with the skills they need for success in the 21st century. Through exploration of the outdoors, children learn critical social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive skills while building an appreciation of nature.

"Outdoor play is a critical component of early childhood development," said Adair. "Cultivating a respectful relationship with nature at a young age creates a foundation for children to grow into environmentally responsible adults."

To learn more about The Goddard School, parents are encouraged to visit online at or call 1-800-GODDARD.

The Goddard School®: Celebrating 25 Years of Learning through Play.
Learning for fun. Learning for life.(SM) The Goddard School uses 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.(SM) Learning Program reaches more than 45,000 students in nearly 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

Brian DeLong
Director, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
Goddard Systems, Inc.

Source: Marketwire

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