The Goodman Center has been here for our community for nearly 70 years, and with you in our corner, we'll be around for another 70 (and then some!). We serve people ages 3 to 103 with our children and youth programs, older adult activities and meals, food pantry, fitness center, event spaces and more. Take a look around and see what we're all about, and then get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.
How to Start Planning Your Estate — Love & Legacy Event
At this legacy-building workshop, you'll get an overview of estate planning and the foundation for building a successful plan, presented by Michelle Behnke.Register Now
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Serious About Play
Social emotional learning gives little ones at Goodman a solid foundation for learning and life
By Kristin Groth, Eastside News
After visiting Ms. Judy and Miss Patience’s room with 10 busy 3- and 4-year-olds at Goodman, you would never make the mistake of thinking early childhood education is “babysitting.” Oh no. They are in the business of teaching children how to learn. And it’s a successful business.
When Abby started at Goodman, she was a tornado of emotions, sweeping everything off shelves and running out of the room screaming. But with calm and consistency, our teachers gave her language and tools to manage her emotions. Before long, she felt safe, settled in, and was ready to play.
Judy, who has taught for 40 years, explained, "We focus on recognizing and managing emotions so they’re ready for cognitive learning in 4K. Right now, they’re learning how to play cooperatively, to find solutions to problems and to be independent. They learn it all through play."Read More
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Be the Good, Madison
We need goodness now more than ever. Join us as we spread kindness throughout our community. #BeTheGoodMSNLearn More & Share Your Story
6:00 am–8:45 am
Fitness, Group Fitness Classes
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Host Your Event with Us!
Large or small, casual or dressed up – our hospitality team is ready to help you make your event one to remember.LEARN MORE
Our community is at its best when we stick together.
The Latest Goodman News
Painter Paulina Ivanova's favorite inspirational subjects are abstract forms and energies and the natural world as a whole.Read Story
Thinking about MLK and what we're doing for others.Read Story
The East High club address the lack of products in school's bathrooms.Read Story
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