Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the questions that families ask us most often! Other questions that you may want to ask when you tour your local Goddard School include those about health and safety measures, communication, curriculum, daily activities, socialization, outdoor play and extracurriculars or enrichment programs. By asking these questions, you can make an informed decision and choose the best care for your child.

We take extra care to ensure that each of our Goddard School locations is licensed in their specific state before opening. States also conduct annual and semi-annual licensing visits to ensure our Schools remain in compliance. If you have any further questions regarding licensing, please contact your local Goddard School to learn more. 

Our tuition rates are comparable to others in your local premium childcare market. Because each School is an individually owned and operated franchise, rates vary. Please contact your local Goddard School to learn more. 

Availability is based on each individual School. Please contact your local Goddard School to learn more. 

Because each Goddard School is an individually owned and operated franchise, special offers vary by location. Please contact your local Goddard School to learn more. 

Yes, The Goddard School® is an early learning institution that focuses on the social, emotional, physical and academic development of children from infancy to pre-k. Our highly trained and motivated faculty develop experiential lesson plans for all age groups that reflect the skills, abilities and interests of the children in each classroom.  

Against the backdrop of a warm, safe and caring environment, The Goddard School supports children on their journey to becoming confident and joyful learners who are ready for school, careers and life.  

In each classroom, we provide hands-on, playful, child-centered learning experiences that vary based on the children’s levels of development. Teachers help children grow into happy, healthy, intelligent little humans who are ready to take on the world around them. 

For infants, we follow the care schedule set by your family and utilize personal care moments to connect with and expand your little one’s individual development. Our teachers also incorporate songs, finger play, books and sensory and physical exploration each day. 

Our busy toddlers flex their independence as they learn to walk, talk and safely explore the world around them. Their curiosity and interests drive the classroom structure.

In our preschool and pre-k classrooms, we add more school preparation and readiness by focusing on academic skills as well as interpersonal and collaboration skills. Teachers support children as they investigate the world around them. Children learn how to ask and answer questions, work with others, navigate social situations and understand and communicate their own thoughts and feelings.  

Our teachers expertly create supportive classrooms for all children to safely learn and test new social, academic and physical skills throughout a typical routine that includes morning and afternoon snack time, lunch, naptime, exploration time, small and large group experiences and outdoor play. 

Our experienced Goddard School teachers meet all state and/or local regulations and have access to continuous training provided by their state and our own Goddard University. We train teachers on a regular basis in health and safety regulations, education standards and more. 

In many states, children who are not vaccinated because of exemptions based on medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs attend The Goddard Schools. If your child is not vaccinated, please contact the owner of The Goddard School to inquire as to whether exemptions may apply as not all exemptions are recognized in every state. To ensure the health and safety of everyone, if an outbreak occurs and a child has not been vaccinated, they will be asked to stay at home.

Please provide any necessary personal care supplies for your little one, such as diapers, wipes, a change of clothing and naptime bedding. For infants, please supply a crib sheet. For toddlers and older children please bring a blanket and/or sleeping bag. Many of our locations also ask that you pack lunch for your child each day. Please contact your local School for additional details.

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  • The Goddard School® is committed to providing young children with a high-quality, nurturing and educational environment. Our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page is designed to answer common questions parents may have about our program. We understand that choosing the right early childhood education and care is an important decision, and we want to ensure that parents have all the information they need to make an informed choice.

    Our FAQ page includes information about enrollment requirements, curriculum and educational approach, teacher qualifications, safety and security measures and more. We also address questions about our philosophy, the types of activities and experiences children can expect to have and how we support child development. Our objective is to provide answers to all of the most frequently asked questions so that you can feel confident in your decision to choose The Goddard School for your child's early education and care.

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