• FishHawk Ranch to Welcome The Goddard School

    Lithia, Fla. – FishHawk Ranch will be home to The Goddard School, a proven early childhood preschool program for children ages six weeks through six years. The school’s 10,000 square-foot, state of the art building is currently being constructed at 14106 Spector Road in Lithia.

    FishHawk Ranch is owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. It is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.

    The Goddard School’s play-based philosophy is founded on widely accepted research that shows children learn on the deepest level when they are having fun and truly engaged. Highly skilled teachers help foster the cognitive and social development of each child by guiding them through play-based activities that support their interests. This unique approach develops confident learners who are well prepared for grade school and beyond. With a balanced, full-day curriculum and small teacher to student ratios, The Goddard School places a large emphasis on STEAM subjects; science, technology, engineering, art and math.

    The Lithia school building will offer 10 classrooms for up to 160 students, as well as a multi-purpose room and an outdoor play area.

    Husband and wife co-owners of the new preschool, Souji Chalumuri and Shekar Laveti, brought their own two children up in The Goddard School preschool system and have since become passionate advocates for the program. The couple moved to Florida from New Jersey more than two years ago to begin the process of opening the Lithia school.

    “This school is very close to our heart,” said Shekar Laveti. “When we were looking for locations, we realized that FishHawk Ranch offered everything. People value education here. FishHawk Ranch has great schools, a close-knit community and a quality infrastructure. We couldn’t be more pleased.”
    “We are so happy to welcome The Goddard School to our community,” said Pam Parisi, Vice President, Marketing for Newland Communities. “This new preschool program will provide FishHawk Ranch residents, as well as those who live nearby with another early childhood option.”
    Parents interested in more information can visit the school’s temporary admissions center at the FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center or call 813.603.1530. Information is also available at http://www.goddardschool.com/tampa/lithia-spector-road-fl.

    For more details about FishHawk Ranch, go to www.fishhawkranch.com.

    About FishHawk Ranch
    FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 4,100-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. Recently certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition as the first green community in Hillsborough County, FishHawk Ranch features a variety of amenities including more than 25 miles of nature trails. The community offers paired homes, single-family, and custom homes starting from the $200s to more than $1 million. The FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center and model homes are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (813) 685-7500 or visit our website at www.fishhawkranch.com.

    About The Goddard School®
    Learning for fun. Learning for life.® For nearly 30 years, The Goddard School has used 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.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) reaches more than 65,000 students in more than 460 Goddard Schools in 36 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 www.goddardschool.com.

    About NEWLAND:
    Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com.

    About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH):
    NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/. http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/english/index.html.

    Contact:
    Pam Parisi
    Vice President, Marketing, Newland Communities
    813.620.3555 | pparisi@newlandco.com

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