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 can’t thank Goddard enough for the outstanding care & educational experiences they have provided our daughter.

She has flourished over the past few years in ways we would never have expected. Her teachers have provided her with a safe and fun environment to learn & grow. She’s built strong friendships & social skills, & it’s truly bittersweet to move on to our next chapter, Kindergarten! There is simply no other place I’d rather she have gone to pre-school. Thank you Mary & Andy for building a community of teachers & staff that take such good care of our kids!

- Olive's Mother (Pre-K 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 (Preschool 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 Baby's Mother (Preschool 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's Father (Infant 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 (Toddler 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 (Toddler 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 (Preschool Classroom)

Comments via a Third-Party Survey

10 out of 10!

My son and I absolutely love it here! its so personal and intimate, just what we were looking for.

- Jonah's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Wonderful, fantastic experience for my Preschool and Pre-K children!

Current class size is amazing. Facility is fantastic. Programming is wonderful. Organic food a big plus. Like that you are composting and therefore teaching our kids responsibility to the environment. Owners that are very involved, enthusiastic and care.

- Elana and Aubri's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

We love everything!

Everything! The atmosphere is so different and so much more positive than our previous daycare. I can tell that the teachers are actively engaging the kids and take pride in their job. I can tell that you (the owners) truly care about maintaining a positive environment, which also makes a huge difference. I also really feel the quality of food is much better, which is really important to me!

- Lilian's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

We LOVE the extracurricular activities!

The administrative staff and the teachers are excellent. There is diversity, appropriate education, wonderful lesson plans, and a fun and loving environment. We love the meals that are served and the amount of time they get to play outside onsite. We LOVE the extra curricular activities, yoga, sign language, having the first department come over, the costumes to support learning and the live music!

- Jack's Mother (Toddler Classroom)


Personable staff and great environment for my daughter to learn

- Emmeline Ruby's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Very personal

Very friendly, lots of attention to children, nice record keeping with pictures, very personnel,

- Nora's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Goddard feels like an extension of our family!

It feels like an extension of our family/village. Mary and Andrew know our names and our very in tune with how Finn is doing. The teachers are very much focused on my son's development and he is constantly learning new things and really excelling in this environment.

- Finnegan's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Good learning activities mixed with play!

New location in Skokie. Teaching philosophy. Teachers with teaching degrees. Friendly atmosphere. Daily Tadpoles report after child is picked up. Good learning activities mixed with play.

- Lia's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

I have been so impressed with The Goddard School!

I have been so impressed with The Goddard School. The owners, directors, and teachers are wonderful. I love seeing the photos throughout the day and seeing how much fun my daughter is having (and how much she is learning)!

- Rose's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

The variety of activities is awesome!

The school is super clean, staff is friendly and provides the right amount of comfort or guidance to my kids. The daily pictures and videos are a huge bonus and the variety of activities is awesome

- Elisha and Eric's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

High Quality

Caring teachers, high quality programming and enrichment (drama, yoga, spanish), healthy food and focus on child independenCE

- Dean and Wyatt's Mother (Preschool Classroom)


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's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Amazing Staff

The staff are amazing, my children were truly loved and cared for. Directors very passionate. Owners very involved.

- TJ and Olivia's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Very Happy at Goddard

The people, curriculum, safely and environment. We have now been Goddard parents for 6 years between two locations. We have been very happy at each and grateful.

- Kate's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Learning Valuable Skills

The staff and teachers are very friendly. The children are learning valuable skills to prepare them for elementary school. The facilities are spotless.

- Charlie's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Great Staff!

The daily ongoing communication, the cleanliness, the organic menu, the attention to detail and the obvious caring which comes from the staff.

- Layla's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Very Impressed

Our son has only been at Goddard briefly (four weeks), but we are very impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of the staff there, the daily lesson plans/activities for the younger children, as well as the security in and around the school. It has made the home to daycare transition easier for our everyone in our family!

- Kristian's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

The teachers really love the kids!

Facilities are well maintained. We like the week organized schedule and activities with a purpose. Also that our boy is able to learn how to socialize with other kids in a safe environment. The teachers really love the kids.

- Nathan's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Very Friendly and Attentive Staff

Fine atmosphere, very friendly and attentive staff. Excellent learning and developing programs . Regular individual photos and video reports where there is directly your child and what he is busy with. Completely updated building with well equipped and light rooms. Two spacious playgrounds. We are happy that our son excited to go to School.

- Leo's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Our son is very happy!

First and foremost, every teacher we have encountered is genuinely caring about our child and puts his best interests first. The structure and curriculum the center executes has rapidly advanced Jack's development. The pictures we receive throughout the day are great! We also love the daily reports. We can that Jack is very happy when he's at Goddard!!

- Jack's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Staff is amazing!

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

- Jordana's Father (Infant Classroom)

All around wonderful school!

My daughter seems so much happier since she started at Goddard and we almost immediately noticed her making progress developmentally in areas that she had not been before. The teachers are caring, kind and wonderful with the kids. The environment is safe. It is all around a wonderful school.

- Brigid and Baby's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Dedicated & Loving Teachers

Dedicated & loving teachers. Owners on-site who are responsive to inquiries and requests. Kept up to date on daily activities and goals via the Tadpoles app.

- Everett and Baby's Mother (Preschool 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 Baby'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)

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