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August 6, 2008 Schools and Libraries

Challenging That Stereotype About Little Girls

“The Lizard Guys” Come to The GoddardSchool on Route 70.

-- “What Are Little Boys Made Of?” asks the familiar nursery rhyme attributed to nineteenth-century English poet Robert Southey (CQ):

What are little boys made of?

Snakes and snails, and puppy-dogs' tails,

That's what little boys are made of.

The nursery rhyme continues that little girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice --- but on Monday, August 18, 2008,The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, located at 255 Route 70, in Toms River, NJ, (http://www.goddardschool.com/Schools/Toms-River-II-NJ/Schools.gspx), challenges that stereotype set up by that English poet !

The Lizard Guys” (www.thelizardguys.com) bring their collection of lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, and various bugs to the school during ‘Lets Go Camping!’ week.“Silly” Billy Harkowsky (CQ), his wife Jenny Harkowsky, with team mates “Jungle” Jon Czerwienski (CQ) and Enzo Cristantiello (CQ) also bring their“silly” hair, silly music and silly jokes to capture the interest of, and to entertain, the young girls and boys.

“With live specimens from such exotic places as Africa, Australia, and Hoboken, NJ, ‘The Lizard Guys’ are really a perfect fit with the naturalist theme of our *Lets Go Exploring* program”, says Ms. Dana Chibbaro (CQ), owner and operator of the early-education center.“We are pleased to have them return to our school because their enthusiasm for both education and entertainment makes them a big hit with all of thechildren, and even with our teachers.”

To learn more about the *fun-learning*, early-education programs for youngsters, at The Goddard School located at 255 Route 70, in Toms River, please telephone Ms. Dana Chibbaro at (732)363-5530 to arrange for a no-obligation, personal meeting and your complimentary guided tour.

About The Goddard School

The Goddard School is an award-winning school whose mission is to offer early education, childhood development and even Kindergarten, in a *fun-learning* environment.  A full curriculum is taught by an experienced teaching staff. The school operates a variety of programs -- both part-time and full-time programs year-round, for children from 6-weeks to 6-years of age.  There are also morning and afternoon sessions for Kindergarten enrichment, and before and after-school enrichment for children through grade 5, as well as day-camp summer programs for youngsters up to 10-years of age. For the convenience of working parents, the center is now open from 6:30 AM to 6 PM, Mondays through Fridays, all year long.

The GoddardSchool is located in a park-like setting at 255 Route 70 in Toms River, NJ (just 1/2 mile west of the junction with Route 9, and just west of Whitesville Road).  Visit The Goddard School on the internet at: http://www.goddardschool.com/Schools/Toms-River-II-NJ/Schools.gspx

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ATTENTION EDITORS:

Ms. Dana Chibbaro is always happy to provide assistance with questions about early education and child care issues. She is available for interview. She earned her Education degree from KeanUniversity.Until starting The Goddard School in 2006, she was a teacher of History and Social Studies in the Point PleasantBeach school system.She is a parent of two young children and a resident of Howell, NJ.She was named a *Person of the Day* by WJRZ-Radio in July of 2007.Call her at:(732)363-5530 or contact her by e-mail at:TomsRiver2NJ@GoddardSchools.com

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