New Goddard School opens in Bothell

Owners go from the IT industry to opening a preschool.

  • Monday, August 6, 2018 12:30pm
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Ram Supramanian and Kalis Sathappan, onsite owners of The Goddard School in Bothell, are bringing the newest Goddard School to the area to meet the demand for early childhood education options in the growing community.

Supramanian, along with his wife Anu Murugappan and co-owners Kalis and his wife Maanu Muthu, who each have more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry, partnered together to bring The Goddard School’s play-based learning curriculum to the Bothell community.

These four high-tech industry professionals know the importance of offering a high-quality early childhood education to young children that incorporates STEAM activities into everyday learning.

“Children learn best through play and our goal here at The Goddard School in Bothell is to provide a fun, play-based learning experience for the children in our community,” Supramanian said in a press release.

The preschool opened on Monday, Aug. 6, and is serving children ages six weeks to six years old who are living in Bothell and surrounding areas. This is the first Goddard School to open in Bothell, bringing its unique play-based learning curriculum to the community. Once open, the 10,100-square-foot preschool, located within an office complex on North Creek Parkway, will have nine classrooms and an outdoor playground. The preschool will also employ about 25 faculty members.

Supramanian, a long-time area resident, spent nearly 20 years in the high-tech industry as a software engineer working for various high-tech firms such as Siemens, Lucent, Microsoft and SAP. His wife and co-owner of the school works at Microsoft. Meanwhile, Sathappan works for Microsoft and his wife works for Expedia.

The Goddard School’s play-based F.L.EX. Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. The focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life.

Introducing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) concepts early helps children develop essential creativity and innovation skills and the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically.

The preschool, located at 11810 North Creek Parkway, Suite 100, will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about the newest The Goddard School in Bothell, WA, visit www.GoddardSchool.com/BothellWA.

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