By Paige Kieffer

Staff Writer

The Goddard School of Blaine opened its doors Wednesday, Sept. 2.

The early childhood education school celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Mike Sokol, owner of The Goddard School, along with members of the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce. 

This is the seventh Minnesota location for The Goddard School, which has over 500 locations nationwide. There are currently schools in Brooklyn Park, Chanhassen, Lakeville, Medina, Plymouth and Woodbury.

The Blaine location will serve 150 students. The school is starting with eight to 10 employees, but expects to grow to as many as 30.

The school’s hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children will attend the school at various times throughout the day based on age.

The Goddard School of Blaine is located at 12612 Central Ave. NE, Blaine. The facility includes five outdoor playgrounds and an indoor multipurpose room.

To learn more about The Goddard School of Blaine, visit


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