The love and commitment Goddard parents have for their children and their development inspires us to continually offer the best preparation possible.

What our parents say

Highly recommend the Goddard School

We have had by far the best experience with The Goddard School. From the user friendly, but strict security system, experienced staff to most importantly our son's development and safety, The Goddard School in Reading gets a A+ from our family. I can't say enough about the experience we had with everyone at Goddard. I highly recommend The Goddard School.

- Benjamin and Viviann's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Welcoming, dedicated staff

The Goddard School has provided such a warm and caring environment for both my children. Our days are long, therefore the extended hours of The Goddard School were a must. The open arms of the morning staff made drop-offs a breeze! At other preschool locations, teachers seemed to come and go, but at The Goddard School in Reading we never had to deal with teacher or administrator turnover. The staff is clearly committed to working together as a team and ensuring consistency at this location.

- Mara and Remy's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Highly recommend the Goddard School

The Goddard School is in a category at the top of the spectrum in a class of its own. What I like most about the school is the staff. This school continuously trains their staff to provide a safe and fun environment. I enjoy the communication and curriculum. They have a long history of providing the highest standards for the children.

- Karen and Jada's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Children stay engaged and challenged

My son went here for almost 2 years. This school is really the best. They have nice and bright classrooms with lots of activities to keep kids engaged and challenged. They also have an impressive outdoor play area. Most importantly, they have great teachers and a very supportive owner. They really care about the kids and went out of their way to accommodate our requests. We would have never left this school had we not relocated!

- Nivaan's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Highly recommend the Goddard School

I cannot recommend the Goddard School in Reading enough. Our son was at the school for 2.5 years and loved every minute of it. All of the teachers genuinely care for the children and have fun doing it. The smiles on the kids faces say it all. The owner and director make sure that the programs provided are of the best quality. The school is always clean and welcoming. I highly recommend The Goddard School in Reading to anyone looking for a fun and nurturing environment for their children.

- Preston's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Home away from home

Your school is like a home away from home. Taylor is excited to head to school every morning and returns home talking about all the fun she had every night. It isn't easy leaving your child every day to head off to work but knowing she is in such great hands in a warm, inviting place that she loves makes it easier.

- Taylor's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Amazing experience

I honestly have had nothing but an amazing experience with this school. From the first day my son started when he was 3, to the amazing graduation ceremony the school put on this evening for him- it has been such a wonderful experience I would recommend it to anyone! Thank you Goddard, Sarah, Cheryl, and all the fabulous teachers for the great 3 years!

- Zachary and Madison's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Caring environment

I loved that the Goddard School was a second family for us! We felt extremely comfortable having both of our children in the care of the teachers at the school. I cannot say enough good things about the teachers and support staff. We would recommend the Goddard School to anyone in need of childcare.

- Cole and Garrett's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Environment

The staff at the Goddard School cared for our son for five years. It was a terrific environment for a small child and he was really happy there. The owners, managers, and staff were terrific.

- Mason's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Structure, Activities

I like the structure and wide range of activities the kids are participating in and learning. My son has learned so much since he has attended the Goddard School.

- Chase and Parker's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Curriculum

I appreciated that my daughter was encouraged to develop as an individual. She was encouraged to develop socially as well as academically and to challenge herself. I think that this was most obvious once she went off to kindergarten, when she told me that she had to play with play dough all day, and they didn't give her any math centers!

- Amelia's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Caring environment

The teachers and everyone at the school are very caring. The school cares about the children's development and absolutely provides a very loving environment for them to feel comfortable and loved!

- Adrian's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Curriculum, Physical Activity, Play

I like how the Goddard School exposes the children to various methods of learning and a broad curriculum. On top of the basics of early math, reading, and writing, my child has learned sign language, Spanish words, and the ability to be an independent thinker. Also, Goddard appreciates the importance of physical activity and children's outdoor playtime.

- Tessa and Joey's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Communication, Staff

I love the open communication between parents and the teachers! I love how all the teachers or help have a degree in education!! The school is clean and I love the flexible hours.

- James and Noah's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Communication, Caring

My daughter first attended the school when she was five months old. The staff from the very beginning has been great at communicating with me about my daughter and making her, and especially my husband and me, feel comfortable. Not only have they taken the time to learn about my daughter's routines but they have taken the time to learn what she likes and incorporated that into her day. While my daughter is still young and says very few words, I know that she loves her time at Goddard as well. In the mornings when I drop her off she goes right to her teacher for her morning hug, and then proceeds to turn and wave good bye and go off and play. My family and I are very glad to have found Goddard.

- Caleigh and Wyatt's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Preparedness

I really like how they allow children to progress at their own speed. Also, when comparing with other parents with children in other daycare/preschools, the activities at Goddard seem much more involved/advanced. I feel my pre-K child will be well prepared for kindergarten. I am always proud to say my children attend Goddard.

- Kara, Jillian and Dean's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Faculty

The teachers are terrific, and provide personalized feedback on a daily basis. My child loves the program!

- Rocco's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Curriculum, Staff, Environment

I leave my child at the Center each morning feeling that he is safe, well cared for, and that his educational needs are being met. He looks forward to going to school and there is ample evidence that he is actively learning the instructional and thematic content. The school, classrooms, teachers, and administrators are welcoming, yet professional, and there is a very warm school climate. I have and will continue to recommend the Goddard School located in Reading to all parents with young children and those expecting.

- Andrew's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Overall

My husband and I just wanted to let you know that we are really pleased with how London has been doing over the last few months. She really enjoys coming to school and it has been an absolute pleasure to leave her in the capable hands of the teachers every morning knowing that she is loved and among friends. They are both full of fun, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness that has not gone unnoticed by us. Honestly, where do you find these people?! It has been really fun watching the changes in London as she matures and learns new things. I know that this is due in large part to the expertise she gets spending her days at The Goddard School. We are really grateful that all of you do your jobs so well!

- London's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Environment

Until we started at The Goddard School located in Reading, I did not know how happy children could be in a preschool setting. My four year old daughter beams every night when she tells us about her day. My two year old son runs through the door every morning to get to his classroom. It is a pleasure to leave them in the morning and to later hear what they have done during the day. I am also amazed at how much they learn. It is a wonderful environment!!

- Catherine and Joey's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Transition, Communication

I just wanted to let you know that we really appreciate the way you have handled Manu's transition to his new school. Ever since we moved, childcare has been a painful issue and I had been running myself ragged trying to find a place where both kids and we are comfortable and happy. It is just great to have both kids in one place and see them thrive. The emails with pics are wonderful - they really make my day!

- Aditya and Manu's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Curriculum, Activities

Each day that I walk in and out of your school, I am absolutely thrilled! There was much trepidation when I made the decision to switch daycares but the decision to do so has proven to be nothing short of a BLESSING! I see a huge difference in my son's behavior, attitude and independence. He is constantly speaking of the many activities your school provides and is having the time of his life. I particularly love the fact that the Goddard has more of a school setting rather than a daycare setting. The curriculum is astonishing but most importantly I feel as though when I drop my son off he is surrounded by love : ) You all are doing an amazing job!!

- Devon's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Comments via a Third-Party Survey

Excited to go to school each day!

We have had a fantastic experience at Goddard. Our son is excited to go to school each day and we are amazed by how much he has learned and grown!

- Charles's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

We love everything!

Everything! We've only been there a few weeks and have 2 kids. Our older son's (4) transition from a previous daycare was marked. He has a spring in his step, confidence and pride, and joy after starting there. Your philosophy/approach reflects what we were hoping to find. . . a fun atmosphere full of warmth, curiosity, and a little reverence for the magic of childhood.

- Miles and Harrison's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Great communication

The school has a very organized, caring and forward thinking administration and staff. The teachers treat my children like family. There is constant communication and notification about all that is going on. My kids have learned so much and had so much fun.

- Meghan and Aidan's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Opportunities to meet other parents

The teachers are wonderful & truly care. The daily reports. The additional programming like Kickstart and Music that are part of the weekly curriculum. We also really like how they offer events (social, Halloween, prom) where we can get to know other Goddard families.

- Emilie's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Cleanliness and communication

The staff is awesome, the facility is clean, the communications to parents are good, and I like that there are events scheduled that keep the families involved and offer a chance to meet other families.

- Hailey's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Best choice of preschool

Goddard was the best choice we made for our children-I only wished I had made the decision sooner. The teachers, staff, and ownership are amazing!

- Sophia and Lila's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Goddard is top notch

There are numerous things we like about the Goddard School...from the ownership, staff, curriculum, communication, student projects, creativity, facility, upkeep, cleanliness..., it is all top notch! We find our child thrives in the Goddard's environment and enjoys each day he is there. From the parent perspective, we feel connected to the staff and enjoy seeing the multitude of projects they provide and engage with our child.

- Theodore's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Welcoming and inclusive

We love that everyone is so welcoming and inclusive of families and their traditions. Everyone makes the day fun but lovingly structured at the same time.

- Rowen and Easton's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Preparation for kindergarten

Goddard Reading has a great balance of social engagement and academic rigor. My boys are not only leaving very prepared for kindergarten but also with life long friends. Thanks for everything!

- Tyler and Cameron's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

School is like family

Love this school - it feels like family!

- Sophia-Jean's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Easy transition to preschool

We have noticed a more mature daughter after just the first week of school. She is constantly singing at home the songs she learns at school and talks about her teacher Ms. Dianne all the time. Goddard school made the drop off transition more smoothly than I can have ever imagined.

- Vanessa's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Great teachers

All the teachers and staff are great with the kids. Very kind and supportive. They make everyone feel safe and welcome.

- Mitchell and Maxwell's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Highly recommend the Goddard School

I've noticed an immediate difference in my son Charlie since he started at Goddard on August 13th. He's always talking about how much he enjoys school, especially his teachers. The facility and communication is timely and very appreciated. As a parent, I always feel up to date on activities at the school as well as how my son is performing. We couldn't be happier w/ the school. Would highly recommend to anyone.

- Charles's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Lots of love, attention and learning

The faculty and staff really make it a point to know and care for my children. I have no worries that they aren't receiving enough love and attention throughout the day. Also, the monthly topics and things that are taught as well as the special projects etc. are second to none. My kids have learned so much and continue to every day. I cannot recommend The Goddard School enough.

- Meghan and Aidan's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

My daughter loves The Goddard School

There are so many things I like about Goddard; the teachers are welcoming, attentive, and caring; the administrative team is always helpful and available; the building and grounds are well maintained and safe. Mainly, though, my daughter seems to love it and I never have a second thought about leaving her with her teachers every morning. I know my girl will be nurtured, looked after, and well cared for while she's at Goddard, and I couldn't be happier.

- Adison 's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Easy transition from home daycare

My daughter has only been going to the Goddard School for a month now, but the transition from the home daycare she attended to the Goddard School has been great. Everyone is very friendly and the staff has welcomed my daughter with open arms. She is already making friends with the other kids and learning a lot.

- Josephine's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Accessibility, flexibility

I like the flexibility the school offers on the daily schedule (drop off/pick up), the accessibility I have to my children and their teachers, the extra activities they offer both in the classroom and out for the parents to interact.

- Lucy and Dylan's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Making learning fun

Great teachers and organized staff! Love the curriculum and summer camps! Truly make learning fun for kids and lots of feedback to parents.

- Connor and Austin's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Thumbs up!

We really enjoy the hours, the curriculum, and the teachers!

- Caleb, Grace and Drew's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Good mix of learning and play

We have been very pleased with the Goddard School during our 2 years here. There is a good mix of curriculum and play. The teachings are strong and my son has learned a lot in pre-school and pre-k and I feel he will be well positioned for kindergarten this fall. Thank you to the teachers and staff for providing a happy and safe environment for our son!

- Cole and Tyler's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Quality Education

The teachers are really wonderful. We're also extremely pleased with the quality of the education my son is receiving. Administration is great too!

- Julien's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Staff, Faculty and Facilities are top notch

We love the access to the Owner and Director, and their willingness to connect with parents openly. The facilities are top notch: clean, bright, engaging and fun! The teachers, overall, are very dedicated and take wonderful care of the kids emotionally and intellectually.

- Chloe and Chase's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Contact our school today!

781-942-0023