Goddard Approach to Learning
I like the approach to learning, "learning for fun, learning for life" motto. I also like the fact that my son has developed life skills through interactions with his classmates and teachers. I also like the community service outreach that Goddard takes part in. Those are values we want to instill in our son and thank Goddard for their involvement in such activities.
- Jordan Alonzo's Mother (Infant Classroom)
I love the positive energy, the personal touch, the transparency. My daughter is happy there, learning and thriving. It's a great community of like-minded people
You have been very accommodating, flexible to our family.
Specifically I love the daily report sheets.
- Kennedy's Mother (Preschool Classroom)
We continue to appreciate that many of your policies (such as holiday closings, possibility to add extra days on occasion, etc.) are created with an eye toward what the parents of young children actually need in our day-to-day lives.
- Thomas and Nicholas's Father (Toddler Classroom)
Your curriculum is fabulous! My son is writing his letters and numbers beautifully. He is able to write his name as well. I love that what the children learn during the day covers a wide variety of skills. He is having fun, his teachers are so loving and he has structure to his day.
- James's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)
In our first week you have made us feel very comfortable with the transition. We appreciate the pictures throughout the day and the daily reports in the tadpole app. It really helps us get through the day. The teachers are wonderful and we can see our daughter warming up each day.
- Charlotte's Mother (Infant Classroom)
Goddard Prepared My Child for the Next Steps
my son went to Goddard for three yrs and got into an excellent K-8 program, the school at Columbia University. Ms. Amanda is excellent
- Jason's Father (Goddard Graduate)
Making Great Strides at Goddard!
Everything! Since transferring to Goddard, our son Declan has made great strides. He is napping better because of the group napping schedule and really enjoys all the daily activities such as going for walks, going to the gym and the Wednesday sprinkler sessions. He uses to spend all day in one room. He is also eating a greater variety of foods because of the snack program.
- Declan's Mother (Toddler Classroom)
Learning is Fun
A very good mixture of play and learning with no discernable boundaries between the two. A clear pedagogical approach and plan that doesn't sacrifice fun. Our kids love to go to school and I am sure that Goddard is providing a good headstart for them and to thinking of school as a fun place to be.
- Nathan and Louise's Father (Preschool Classroom)
Goddard is a Great Place to Be
I absolutely love the Goddard school. The principal, educational director and the teachers are outstanding. As an educator myself, I value the individual attention my daughter receives, the daily updates and personalized feedback. The lines of communication are always open and the staff is always available to answer questions and address concerns.
- Hollis's Mother (Preschool Classroom)
Outstanding Team of Teachers and Management
Warm, friendly and professional staff. Place always clean and tidy.
Owner Bill is very accommodating and compassionate.
Director Ms. Sandra is a very warm, approachable and always ready to help with a “smile”
We feel safe sending our child to The Goddard School.
- Aklil's Mother (Toddler Classroom)
True Diversity of the Student Population
The TRUE diversity of the student population, the daily progress reports (great communication tool), open and regular communication between director/owner and families, variety of activities/programs offered
- Angel's Mother (Goddard Graduate)
Great Teachers, Innovative Curriculum
I am very pleased with the organized, innovative curriculum at Goddard, as well as the creative activities you provide the children. The teachers are top notch, and foster an educational, disciplined, yet still very nurturing, environment. My daughter is excited to come to school every day!
- Bailey's Mother (Goddard Graduate)
Structured Schedule and Activities
Teaching philosophy and planned activities (especially music-related);
Transparency regarding diet, activities, napping routines, as well as changes to staff.
Daily reports are very useful and informative.
- Santiago's Father (Toddler Classroom)
Very responsive to requests, I feel like the management takes every effort to be responsive to concerns, and communicate/explain decisions and policies. We have been very happy with Goddard.
Our son Eero has been happy there and we feel he has prospered in the environment, especially socially which was the outcome we were after.
- Eero's Father (Pre-K Classroom)
Happy, Professional, and Approachable Staff
An owner who is always present, caring teachers, and great atmosphere. The staff seems happy and enthusiastic. The directors are always approachable and listen. Bill, the owner, is just so dedicated and hands-on. It's really terrific.
- Jason and Alex's Mother (Goddard Graduate)
Miss Sandra is amazing - professional, kind and very knowledgeable. She is the reason we were so interested in Goddard.
- Christopher's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)
An Overall Terrific School
The Goddard School has been a wonderful place for our son. He has grown so much in each of his classrooms. His teachers have been wonderful and so engaging. We are very happy with the education he is receiving at Goddard.
- Henry's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)
Language of Learning
Children are being exposed to the language of learning. Every experience is one to learn from and teachers are using the classroom, environment and situations as learning experiences.
- Scarlett Eve's Mother (Preschool Classroom)
Thoughtful, creative and developmentally appropriate activities
Caring, energetic teachers
- Max and Jacob's Mother (Preschool Classroom)
Infants have a curriculum and are well taken care of. Love the daily pictures
- Angela's Mother (Infant Classroom)