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

We only have positive feedback about your school!!

Dear Mary & Andrew - Alexis has always been so attached to me and never have i imagined that she would be waiting for Tuesdays and Thursdays to go to school. Ms. Debbie & Elisa have been nothing but AMAZING to our daughter. She simply loves them! Thank you for all that you and your team do to keep our kids happy, healthy and growing. Josie

- Alexis's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

I want to take a minute to say thank you for the experience our kids had at The Goddard School.

We have been blown away with the care, education & organization of Goddard. As parents, knowing someone genuinely loves & cares about your child is the BEST feeling. Our kids LOVED going to school each day. The teachers have all been incredible & have become like family to our children. Approaching kindergarten, it will be hard to say goodbye to the place that helped shaped our children & has been a daily source of joy for our family. You will always have our respect, recommendation & support.

- Lennon (Leni) and Ray's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Warm & Loving

The teachers have been extremely warm and loving to my child. They have worked with me on his developmental areas where I have seen tremendous progress. They are very attentive to his needs. The owners are also very supportive of the teachers

- Ariv's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Best Programming Around!

Great school and programming to prepare students for Kindergarten and beyond. Enrichment programs are fabulous and staff is dedicated to the physical, mental, emotional and social development of all little people. The best programming around.

- Layla's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Highest Recommendation!

The Goddard School of Skokie has been a revelation and has definitely changed my expectations of what a learning childcare facility should be. From my family, I would like to thank the staff, directors and owners for giving my daughter top notch care and a learning environment. Customer Service is beyond reproach and always a pleasure to deal with. The Goddard School of Skokie has my highest recommendation to anyone who is seeking a top quality learning environment for their kids. Thank you!

- Katerina's Father (Preschool Classroom)

The Goddard School, Skokie has exceeded my expectations. My 1.5 yr old son has grown tremendously since switching to this school in August.

Their curriculum is play based and tailored to the interests of the children, their activities are thoughtful and educational. Each day my son comes home with a new word or piece of knowledge that is reflective of what was sited in his daily report. The staff is exceptional, they either have significant experience or education to support early childhood development and they are loving and kind. My son is excited to be with the teachers which is a working mothers dream.

- Jack and Dominic (Nico)'s Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Our teachers are amazing!

We love that we are able to have our child in such a wonderful school. Our teachers are amazing and I feel confident that my child is well-taken care. It is amazing that such a little baby can participate in so many engaging activities and we are seeing her develop new skills every day. With Goddard, the guilt of being away is minimized by the fact that your school is enriching her life and she is a happy baby when she is there. It is so much more than just a daycare option!

- Evangeline and Alistair's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Learning Through Play!

Love the curriculum, the hands on experience is amazing, kids learn though play and no other establishment seems to understands this as well as Goddard.

- Lily 's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Fantastic Cirriculum

The curriculum for our pre preschool child is fantastic. We are consistently surprised with how quickly our son is learning. We love the updates during the day. It makes it easier to feel connected to my child even when I'm out of the country for work. The flexible drop-off and pickup hours are fantastic for commuters to the city.

- Nolan's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Caring & Nuturing

The Goddard school is a caring and nurturing school that truly helps every child thrive and succeed. Mary & Andrew do an amazing job building a sense of community. The teachers and all the staff are amazing and truly care. Their enthusiasm is wonderful! I am so glad I chose the Goddard school! I also think the way children are transitioned from is handled very well, again reflecting the care taken over every child. There are also so many exciting learning opportunities such as the science fair.

- Maya's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Comments via a Third-Party Survey


I feel like we are part of a 'family' at Goddard. We love seeing the photos of our daughter during the day and love that even as an infant, there is a set curriculum for her. She clearly enjoys herself at Goddard and that gives us peace of mind that she's well taken care of.

- Madeline and Violet's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Staff is amazing!

The owners are wondeful & the staff is amazing . love love love them

- Jordana's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

My Daughter is so happy!

What I like most of all about Goddard is how happy my daughter is at school. Each day she is excited to attend angst is just as happy at pick up time. I like that there are several outside resources that come to Goddard such as language stars and the theater group. Goddard is a safe and secure school. Lastly, i feel that my daughter is learning each and everyday.

- Emery and Nia's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Responsive & Caring

The team at Goddard has excelled at making the environment feel homey and intimate, while never sacrificing excellence nor attention to detail. The teachers are loving and joyful. The administrative team is responsive and caring. We have been so thrilled with our time at Goddard.

- Everett and Vaughn 's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

COVID Precautions have been STELLAR!

Administrative staff and teachers are warm and caring, get to know my children, and clearly communicate with us as parents. COVID precautions have been stellar. To boot, the actual facilities are wonderful. I only feel good when I send my children to Goddard in Skokie and my confidence is reinforced by my kids' excitement to return to Goddard the next day to see their friends and teachers.

- Rory and Liam's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Our boys love coming to school!

Our boys Yoni and Jonah absolutely love coming to school! The teachers are always so welcoming and warm! With one child on their way to Kindergarten and another just starting in Sea Lions its been an incredible journey watching Jonah grow the past five years, and we cannot wait to see Yoni do the same. Thank you guys so very much! We appreciate you more than you know.

- Jonah and Yonatan Yoni's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Phenomenal Curriculum

The curriculum and attention paid to the students is phenomenal. Goddard has been a godsend during the pandemic.

- Abra's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Whole child approach to learning!

The whole child approach to learning is appreciated. While we feel confident that our children will be more than prepared for the academics of kindergarten, they will also be prepared social-emotionally to advocate for themselves and others.

- Samaya and Kai's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

We love everything!

Everything! The Directors, the teaching staff and the owners are amazing human beings. The school provides a safe and joyful place to learn.

- Amanda and Matthew's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Goddard is close to our hearts!

Words can hardly even begin to describe how close this school is to our hearts. We have been a part of the Goddard Family in Skokie for nearly 4 years and our daughter has been given many tools that allowed her to shape her own personality with nurturing teachers throughout these years. Her mind was opened up to new ideas, her creativity has taken on new levels, and she’s more inquisitive about the world, than ever before.

- Lily 's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Goddard is a great experience!

Goddard - Skokie has been a great experience so far! The teachers in both the 2 year old classroom and the toddler classrooms have been comforting, engaging and great at communicating with us! Our boys feel good about going to school everyday which makes all the difference!

- Xavier and Owen's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Well done!

The way you all handled COVID should be a model for all daycare facilities. Truly well done and many, many thank you's!

- Marlowe's Father (Preschool Classroom)

An investment in your child's future!

The staff and owners treat your children like their own, wonderfully kind and thoughtful. This is a nursery that provides quality education that helps little one blossom. A business run truly by heart, this is so much more than “day care” it’s an investment in your child’s future, and I feel lucky to have found them.

- Lilith's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Quality of teachers and play based education!

Quality of teachers and play based education. Attention to individual needs. Focus on what is best for the kids. Commitment to keeping up to date with COVID based best practices and implementing them.

- Alexandra (Lexi) and Aubrey's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Our son loves Goddard so much!

The teachers’ attention to detail, the well thought out, well executed, and age appropriate curriculum. Elon comes home so tired from all the learning and fun! He loves Goddard so much!

- Elon's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Our child learns so much!

Elliott has learned so much, both academically and socially. All the teachers and staff care for him so well.

- Elliott and Nina's Father (Infant Classroom)

Great communication and professionalism!

-Great communication and professionalism from everyone. -Caring, enthusiastic and engaged teachers who are accessible to us if we have questions/concerns. -Daily report is helpful and fun to see what they are doing each day. -Educational curriculum through play is great! - Very pleases overall :)

- Harris's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Supportive environment!

We love how thoughtful and concerned the administration is. The teachers are excellent. Grateful for this opportunity for our kids to learn in such a supportive environment!

- Abigail (Abby) and Raphael (Rafi)'s Mother (Preschool Classroom)

We can feel your compassion!

Incredible job in typical times and over the moon job during the pandemic. Your communication has been impeccable and we can feel your compassion and care in addition to clear and consistent management. Thank you.

- Benjamin 's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

We love how you take such good care of our daughter!

We love that you take such good care of Leela! Goddard has been so attentive to Leela’s needs, her allergies and keeping her safe during this pandemic. We have loved every teacher she has had and all the fun things that they teach her. Leela has learned so much more being at Goddard than she would at home. We appreciate the safety measures being taken during the pandemic and believe Leela and all of the children and staff are safe!

- Leela's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

We feel part of the family!

The Goddard School staff and teachers make you feel feel part of the family from the very beginning. In a school with many children, everyone knows your child's name. You never feel lost in the shuffle. The staff is responsive, the teachers are loving and creative, and the students are happy!

- Everett and Vaughn 's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

I chose Goddard for its warmth!

I chose Goddard for its warmth. After touring so many other preschools, this was the only one where I sensed a genuine warmth and inviting feel from the physical environment and the staff. My son is very happy there and I can see his growth socially and academically.

- Alessandro and Cristiano's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

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