Goddard Child Development Center

NASA GSFC Code 200.9 Building 90,
Greenbelt, MD, 20771-0207
Tel: (301)286-8588
Grades: NS - K | 122 students
GCDC is licensed and certified by the Maryland State Department of Education as a Nonpublic Nursery School. Currently, GCDC offers one kindergarten classroom, two pre-kindergarten classrooms, three 3-4 year old preschool classrooms and two 2-year old classrooms.

GCDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Kindergarten
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 122 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 25%
State avg.: 31%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Spanish Spanish,

School Notes:

  • Open to NASA Goddard Civil Sevants and Contractors.

  • Profile last updated: 01/15/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lanham Christian School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Hughs School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Al-Huda School (2.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Greenbelt St. Hughs School
    (Roman Catholic)
    145 Crescent Rd
    Greenbelt , MD , 20770
    (301)474-4322
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.1  mi  |  154  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • College Park Friends Community School
    (Friends)
    5901 Westchester Park Drive
    College Park , MD , 20740
    (301)441-2100
    (Friends)
    1.8  mi  |  216  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Lanham Lanham Christian School
    (Brethren)
    8400 Good Luck Road
    Lanham , MD , 20706
    (301)552-9102
    (Brethren)
    1.9  mi  |  192  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • College Park Al-Huda School    
    (Islamic)
    5301 Edgewood Rd.
    College Park , MD , 20740
    (301)982-2402
    (Islamic)
    2.1  mi  |  559  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Beltsville USDA Small Wonders
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    5601 Sunnyside Avenue
    Beltsville , MD , 20705
    (301)504-2391
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2.2  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 28, 2013 - Enroll Today! The educational program offered by GCDC is already amazing, but the staff continues to find ways to improve the offerings providing physical activity, creative play, music and language (Spanish). We have spent time at other centers, and I can attest to the fact that GCDC is superior to the competition. We''ve never been happier. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - Fantastic school! Knowledgeable and caring teachers and staff have really helped my son blossom in the 2 years he has attended the school. He enjoys spanish and music classes, and I love that they have so many wonderful opportunities to be exposed to science. GCDC is a top rate school. I can''t say enough wonderful things about it! - Posted by Parent

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