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Forest Hill accreditation & accolades

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

 

   
AWARD: Circle of Excellence For Education
2018-2019

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award for Education acknowledges Schools that provide the highest-quality and most consistent educational programs in every classroom. To be considered for the award, each School must earn one of the top two ratings of its state’s licensing program, become accredited by at least one of the four primary accreditors or achieve P21 (Partnership for 21st Century Learning) Exemplar status.  Schools that earn this award represent some of the top education programs in our system.

 Best of Harford County
AWARD: AWARD: Best of Harford County- Child Care
2014 - 2016
This annual award is chosen by the readers of Harford Magazine. Readers vote for their favorite businesses, attractions and services for families..
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AWARD: Circle of Excellence President’s Club
2010, 2014
Goddard’s Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that achieved the highest level of excellence, scoring in the top ten percent in each category.

AWARD: Circle of Excellence
2008, 2011-2013, 2015-2017
Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that score in the highest range in all of these categories.
ACCREDITATION: Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
ACCREDITATION: Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
2012-2019
MSDE accreditation is a voluntary process of program assessment that examines all aspects of quality in educational environments for young children including curriculum, interactions between teachers and children, health and safety, family engagement and professional preparation and development of faculty. License #133816
   
ACCREDITATION: Maryland EXCELS - 5 Check Rating 
2016-2019
Maryland EXCELS awards ratings (up to 5 checks) to participating Child Care Centers, School-Age Child Care Programs, Family Child Care Homes, and Public Pre-Kindergarten programs based upon nationally recognized quality standards and best practices.
   
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.

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AFFILIATION: Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)

 

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.

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AFFILIATION: ELECTRONIC DAILY ACTIVITY REPORT

 

Our electronic daily activity report enhances teacher-parent collaboration and communication with an easy, paperless format. With this tool, teachers can maintain accurate, thorough student information and connect with parents throughout the day via email. These emails could include updates, photos and/or videos that document the child’s learning experience.

Childcare Aware
AFFILIATION: CHILD CARE AWARE
2011-2019
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.
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AFFILIATION: Assessment Tools
 
Assessment tools assist teachers in making informed and individualized instructional decisions. Stress-free and developmentally appropriate for young learners, assessment tools determine each student’s level of comfort with early literacy and mathematics concepts. These tools have been vetted by education experts and are used by schools, districts and state agencies nationwide.
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AWARD: Philip Schumacher Scholarship
2015
The Philip Schumacher Scholarship was named for the retired President and CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI). This $10,000 scholarship is presented annually to a franchisee who exemplifies managing an outstanding business, commitment to maintaining and improving The Goddard School brand as well as being valued by their community and respected by fellow franchisees for his/her commitment to quality.
 

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AWARD: Market of Excellence
2015
This award is presented annually and acknowledges a market that has demonstrated the best collaborative effort in representing The Goddard Schools in their community.

ACCREDITATION: Maryland EXCELS - 5 Check Rating 
2016
Maryland EXCELS awards ratings (up to 5 checks) to participating Child Care Centers, School-Age Child Care Programs, Family Child Care Homes, and Public Pre-Kindergarten programs based upon nationally recognized quality standards and best practices. 
ACCREDITATION: Maryland EXCELS - 5 Check Rating 
2016
Maryland EXCELS awards ratings (up to 5 checks) to participating Child Care Centers, School-Age Child Care Programs, Family Child Care Homes, and Public Pre-Kindergarten programs based upon nationally recognized quality standards and best practices. 
ACCREDITATION: Maryland EXCELS - 5 Check Rating 
2016
Maryland EXCELS awards ratings (up to 5 checks) to participating Child Care Centers, School-Age Child Care Programs, Family Child Care Homes, and Public Pre-Kindergarten programs based upon nationally recognized quality standards and best practices. 

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.

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.

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.

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