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Lake Orion accreditation & accolades

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


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits early childhood programs according to health, safety and education standards. The standards are intended to provide a reliable and accountable accreditation system to encourage the field of early childhood education to strive for a new level of excellence.

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.

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: Youth Impact Award - Kellie McDonald

This award is presented to a chamber member who contributes to the youth of the Orion Area in the areas of entrepreneurship and education.

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AWARD: Best of the Best Readers' Choice - Preschool

This award recognizes the best in Lake Orion -- as voted by the readers of The Lake Orion Review.

AWARD: Circle of Excellence President's Club
2018-2019 & 2019-2020

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of education and business operations. It also recognizes Schools that promote and enhance The Goddard School brand, improve the services offered to families and help position The Goddard School as a thought leader in early childhood education and care. Only the most prestigious Schools in the system earn this award.

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AWARD: Circle of Excellence
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.
AWARD: Humanitarian Award
The humanitarian award honors a School that ‘does well by doing good.’ This award is given to the school that has demonstrated selfless devotion to serving those in need and demonstrates a commitment to community outreach. This award recognizes the life-enriching programs the School has participated in and positive contributions the School has made through community outreach endeavors.

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