Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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


Goddard has been nothing short of exceptional for both Amy and Kelsey. Thank you for providing such a great environment of teaching and caring and for always being so accommodating. Goddard has had a lasting impact on us and the kids.

- Amy and Kelsey's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Great Teachers

I love that you have caring, responsible, educated, patient, teachers to pull off the remarkable job done here at Goddard. My child comes home reciting things in Spanish, sings new songs, everyday it's something different that he is learning. He is expressing himself more, communicating more, and singing & dancing, reciting his ABC's and 123's. The daily updates via email is fabulous. I see a beautiful and happy baby. We SEE the difference.”

- Trenton's Mother (Toddler Classroom)


We have seen a remarkable difference in our sons. Our 3 year old is singing his ABCs & other preschool songs, reciting numbers, recognizes shapes in everyday and household objects, is respectful, and just really growing. Our 1 year old is excited for his day to begin. Immediately when he wakes up, he wants to start his routine. ted (on weekends) to keeping with his daily routine. He dances and babbles along to songs and he loves to bring us books to read to him

- Keenan and Kaden's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Personalizing and Individualizing Care

The Goddard School caters to the needs of new mothers by being extremely attentive to your infant's needs, personalizing and individualizing their care, adhering to your feeding and napping requests, and communicating about all situations daily. Additionally, the Goddard staff goes out of their way to make the mother's transition to work easier by providing daily photos of your child and occasional video. I am so grateful that I know my child is in wonderful hands while I am at work

- Dylan and Cassandra's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Thank you

Let me take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you for the excellent services in education, care & formation Ivy has received from the Goddard school. A truly wonderful experience indeed. We are very grateful. We shall keep on referring families to you and wish you all the best

- Ivy's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Team Work

It's the system all in all! The teachers are so caring and well trained, the staff are cooperative and considerate, the school's environment is friendly and welcoming, security is great. My child has developed and learnt a lot while having fun at the same time. The management is professional. There's constant communication with parents, daily reports and photos. " Team Work" offering high quality child care, rest assuring you about your children, they are in safe hands!

- Faisal's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Amazing Projects & Themes

I wanted to take a moment to recognize the work and effort Ms. Linda and Treena put into the kid’s classroom. The room always has amazing projects/themes. You can tell Ms. Linda & Ms. Treena take such pride in the decoration of the room each month. It is awesome.The daily email updates allow us to discuss their learning each day so we have been talking about Whales with Ella. The classroom themes bring it all to life. The kids are lucky to have the teachers take so much pride in their work!

- Jack and Ella's Father (Junior-K Classroom)

Thriving in this environment

In our short tenure with Goddard, we have already observed marked improvement in the speech and understanding of our 2 1/2 (almost 3) year olds. They haven't had a single accident and come home each night talking about their teachers and their new friends. It is obvious that our kids are thriving in this environment. We have already recommended Goddard to several of our friends

- Ben, Annabelle and Ryan's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Expectations Exceeded

We have been with the school since it opened and it has exceeded our expectations. Michael, the owner, takes tremendous pride in every detail of the school and has done an excellent job hiring incredible teachers for each class. The staff has done a great job building a community that starts with exceptional people. I would recommend the Goddard School in Darien to any of my friends and very pleased with the education, support and care they provide for our children.

- Jack and Ella's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Love for Children

The Educational Director, Lu-Ann, has a love for children and a knowledge of early childhood curriculum that is impressive. Her standards are high, but her compassion and love for her job and kids spills into every classroom. The curricular updates, photographs, videos, and evidence of learning in my child made leaving to go to work tolerable. My daughter is happy, healthy, and ahead of the learning curve thanks to Goddard and the hard work of Lu-Ann, countless teachers, and Michael

- Charlotte Anne's Mother (Goddard Graduate)


I am impressed with the structured system, which includes a little bit of everything; reading, playtime, development and creative challenges. I love the daily feedback given about my child's day. He comes home happy every day, with something new to tell me about his day. I couldn't ask for anything more! Thank you!!” –Fatimah, “Preschool

- Musa and Mina's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Friendly & Reliable

It's a very friendly, neat, organized place; the staff is competent, super nice and cooperative. I like the daily reports and photos and keeping me informed, communication with parents and security of the facility is great, the learning system is excellent, most important I feel my child is happy and developing well. It's the system all in all, the team work and specialized administration

- Faisal's Mother (Toddler Classroom)


Our son has flourished in your programs and is always having so much fun learning when I pick him up. He loves to go and it is not an issue dropping him off. We know he is in a safe and educational environment and that is the most important to us

- Dawson's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Exceeds my high expectations

I am a huge advocate of early learning and I find that The Goddard School in Darien exceeds my already high expectations. My children receive quality care, are constantly being engaged, are exposed to social awareness and are consistently encouraged to learn, ask questions and explore - the peace of mind I enjoy is priceless.

- Josephine E. and Adrian M.'s Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Care and attention

I appreciate the care and attention my child is given at his school. He is provided with an environment that encourages learning in a fun way, and also helps him develop socially in a safe, well-kept surrounding. I have already seen a tremendous change and his eagerness to learn and discover has really made me happy as a parent. I'm extremely happy with my choice to send him to The Goddard School in Darien

- Muzammil Nasir's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Very fortunate day

We have said it before but it's worth repeating; it was a very fortunate day when Judy did a web search for preschools and discovered the Darien Goddard School, you have exceeded our expectations the past 15 months

- Beau's Grandfather (Pre-K Classroom)

Our daughter loves to go to school

From the owner down to the teachers this school is an ideal place to have your child learn and develop. The teachers are hands on and work directly with the children and the owner is onsite daily interacting with the children and parents. Our daughter loves to go to school here and enjoys all of the extra special activities that are offered as part of the curriculum by the school. Highly recommended

- Madeline's Father (Junior-K Classroom)

Comments via a Third-Party Survey

Making learning fun for kids

Our daughter has been part of the Goddard school family since it opened. We've been so impressed with the owner, directors, and teachers. They focus on making learning for kids fun! My 4 year old loves going to school! We are grateful for the kind of environment Michael, Lu Ann, Lisa and all the teacher's have created. They listen to your concerns and address them and make sure education is the main focus. I would highly recommend them to parents.

- Gia and Ishaan's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Different ways to express themselves

I love that our children are always engaged and are given different ways to express themselves - through art, singing and practical curriculums.

- Hailey and Rylan's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Friendliness & Security

The friendliness of the staff the security of the building the additional activities the school puts on for families. Being able to take to the teachers with ease.

- Gavin and Avery's Mother (Preschool Classroom)


Varied content and structured environment is fantastic to keep a 3 year old engaged

- Lawson's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Great School

The teachers, lesson plans, cleanliness, and activities! Great school all around.

- Landon and Fahlyn Grace's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Well Rounded Education

The commitment of the teachers and staff. I am so throughly impressed with every classroom my children experience. Experience is a key word in early childhood and I honestly feel like my children are experiencing such a well rounded education as a result of being in your classrooms. Thank you.

- Nicholas, Michaela, Joseph and Grace's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Quality is Spectacular

The quality of the education. Absolute spectacular. The caring teachers. The cleanliness. The environment. Not one thing in our time at Goddard have I found anything where I had to bring to Micheal's attention. First class educational experience.

- Lawson's Father (Preschool Classroom)


Amazing staff and facilities. I truly feel like my daughter is is the best hands while she is attending the Goddard School. She loves going to the Goddard School and is learning something everyday she is there. The staff, from the owner down to the cook, are all actively participating in the growth and development of my child. Highly Recommend.

- Madeline's Father (Summer Program)

New Knolwedge

Set curriculum that is followed and the teachers are very creative with delivery. The kids do come home with new knowledge learned at school and it is very comforting to know that they are begin taught in a good environment. I don't have the time to do much at home.

- Maeda and Declan's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Loves going to school

The staff members are very professional and organized. My son loves going to school at Goddard. His development within the short period of time at the facility has been noticeable. The school has delivered on everything they promised prior to signing up.

- Bryce and Braxton's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Love the facility, technology, communication

Love the facility, technology used to communicate with parents and the amazing teachers!

- Beckett and Lucas's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Amazing & Family Vibe

The teachers, directors, and owner are absolutely amazing. Their very attentive, loving and caring. They always make your child a priority. The school has a family vibe. Everyone greets you when they see you and makes sure that your being taken care of. I would recommend this school to anyone that wants to make sure your child is taken care of.

- Zacharia and Deen's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Focus and Attention

We have been delighted at the focus and attention on our child and his classmates and their development at Goddard. We also feel that the teachers and staff really care about the children and their families.

- Hunter's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Personalized approach

The personalized approach and overall great environment you create.

- Devin and Malia's Father (Toddler Classroom)


We've had kids at the Goddard School in Darien for 4 years now and have loved it from day 1. We can't imagine a better environment for our kids -- not only are the teachers and curriculum fantastic, it's also a very warm and loving environment. We truly feel like we are part of a community there.

- Amy and Kelsey's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

School is wonderful

The school is wonderful with caring professional staff. The building is in great shape and very clean. They offer a structured curriculum and keep me informed of my child's activities throughout the day, including pictures multiple times a day. I have been very lucky to have found this center!

- Alexander's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Love it!

When I pick up my daughter from school she always says "I had a good day at school! Did you have a good day at work?" At home when I read the daily report she enjoys seeing it and asks "to see her school" she giggles and laughs as we see the pictures or videos together. This is all coming from a two year old who was afraid to socialize without her mother nearby! She is definitely growing here and I love it!

- Guadalupe's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Mind is being stimulated

What I like about Goddard's educational services is that, even while my daughter is just an infant (10 months old), there is a structured curriculum and I can tell that her mind is being stimulated while at school (I don't even call it daycare, because to me it really seems as though she is already in "school".)

- Gianna's Mother (Infant Classroom)


How well-rounded they are, with stimulating activities for the child's mind and body.

- Matthew's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Exceeding our expectations

The Goddard School in Darien continually goes above and beyond in exceeding our expectations.

- Madeline's Father (Goddard Graduate)

Prepared for Kindergarten

I know my children are being cared for by teachers that care about them. I enjoy receiving pictures throughout the day. My 5 year old has been prepared well for kindergarten.

- Brian and Darin Parker's Mother (Goddard Graduate)


The Education Director is impressive. Not only does she have an incredibly command over early childhood education, psychological and brain development, but she is personable and reasonable. The staff seems happy. They have personal stories to share at pick-up time, my child talks about her teachers at home, and has learned that she is loved by many there.

- Charlotte Anne's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

A happy place

Great environment for kids. Fun educational activities. Overall a happy place.

- Lukas and Tomas's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Children Learn and Grow

I like how organized the school is the teachers are so warm and want to see the children learn and grow.

- Sanaya's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

100% Attention

Each staff member gives 100% attention to the children and are fully committed to better educating them and preparing them for the future.

- Zachary's Father (Preschool Classroom)

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