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Lewis Center accreditation & accolades

In our quest to reach the highest professional standards, we’re proud to share our achievements and affiliations.

 

 Childcare Aware   
AFFILIATION: Child Care Aware

Child Care Aware© is the nation's most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of Child Care Aware of America, Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Child Care Aware® also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs.

   
AFFILIATION: Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)
2013
P21 is a national organization championing 21st century skills and serves as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness for every student by building collaborative partnerships among educational, business, community and government leaders. The Goddard School has become the first preschool program to join P21.
ACCREDITATION: NCA-CASI Accredited
ACCREDITATION: NCA-CASI Accredited
2011 - 2014
The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) is a non-governmental, voluntary organization that accredits public and private schools and districts in 19 states, the Navajo Nation and the Department of Defense Dependents' Schools worldwide. NCA CASI accredits a range of schools from preschool through postsecondary, including: early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, adult/vocational, college preparatory, special purpose, unit (K-12) and non-degree granting postsecondary schools. NCA CASI is an accrediting division of AdvancED. AdvancED is the world's largest education community, representing over 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and 69 countries worldwide serving nearly 15 million students and is dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide.

ACCREDITATION: Step Up to Quality – 1 Star
2010 - 2013
Ohio’s Step Up To Quality system is a voluntary quality rating system for ODJFS licensed childcare programs. It recognizes early care and education programs that exceed quality benchmarks over and above Ohio's licensing standards and makes it easy to find a great childcare and early learning program for your child. Step Up To Quality programs earn one, two or three star – the more stars, the better. Each star signals a higher standard of staff qualifications and planned early learning activities. All Star Rated programs are good for children.
   
ACCREDITATION: AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation

Goddard Systems, Inc., the franchisor of The Goddard School, has received corporate accreditation from both AdvancED and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which acknowledges that we continue to maintain and improve our high-quality early childhood education program.

 
AWARD: Columbus CEO's Reader's Choice Award
2013

This award recognizes the best in business the Columbus area -- as voted by the readers of the Columbus CEO.


CCA2015 Columbus

AWARD: Consumer's Choice Award - Columbus, OH
2004 - 2011, 2014, 2015
The Consumers' Choice Award is an initiative of Consumers' Choice Institute which has retained a leading independent research firm to conduct surveys in major U.S. cities. It is unique as the winners are determined by consumers and not by a panel of judges. Its purpose is to publicly identify those establishments that have been voted by consumers as being their choice for excellence.

AWARD: Outstanding Customer Service Award
2007
Goddard’s Outstanding Customer Service Award is determined through Mystery Callers, Mystery Shoppers, Parent Surveys and Parent Concern Calls.

AWARD: Program Enhancement Award
2007
Goddard’s Enrichment Programs Award recognized Schools that integrated nine or more Goddard Resources into the curriculum.

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