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


The owners and staff truly care about the children and demonstrate it through their openness to feedback,hosting unique events for kids and parents, and welcoming smiles at drop off and pick up.This school stayed open through COVID 2020 and showed a deep understanding of their essential role in the community,providing support for working parents.We're sending our new little one as well and can't say enough positive things about Goddard Long Hill,we even switched daycare providers to be with them

- Ava and Tbd 's Father (Toddler Classroom)


I would like to emphasize that the passion of the owners made this school exceptional. They lead the staff to do the best for the children. Communication from school is open & honest. They show a genuine interest in my child's well-being and growth. During COVID, Sumara & Imran are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of the children and staff, which could mean sacrifices to themselves. I truly feel that we are a big family together supporting each other through this tough time.

- Daisy's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Nurturing Teachers

Excellent school with caring people.Ms Sumara is an amazing person! We are so glad we’ve found Goddard at the right time.We feel so comfortable and confident that our little one is being very well cared for. He truly loves this place and the teachers who are all so sweet and nurturing and he learns something new everyday.There is a great communication with parents; we get very detailed daily reports.Also the building is new and the place is extremely clean too.I highly recommend this school!

- Liam's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Family-like and Fun Environment

We love the Goddard School in Long Hills! Sumara and her staff created a cozy, family like and fun environment. They take care of my son like family and make him comfortable with the new school environment and transitioning to full time. - he loves to go to school! I would highly recommend this daycare.

- Kevin's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Excellent and Qualified Teachers

From them moment I met the owners of the Goddard School of Long Hill, I knew I was making the right choice for mi kids. I patiently waited for the school to open and my boys started from day 1. So far it has been a great journey, the staff is excellent and the facilities are nice and bright. The owners are always on site caring for every detail and the teachers have been carefully handpicked. I have piece of mind every time I drop off my kids.I highly recommend this school.

- Jay and Leo's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Genuine and Caring Owners

As a first time, full time working mom to say my standards were high were an understatement. Sumara and Imran are genuine caring focused and driven to achieve the absolute best for their families and children. Their care shows in every detail of their school,from their landscaping to their teachers,they have worked tirelessly on every single detail to be perfect! Everyday is an absolute joy. I am so grateful to have the opportunity for our baby to begin his education and care here.

- Helmsley's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Hands on Owners

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school.The feeling I got from Sumara and her husband was so comforting. They know that our children are the most important to us and could not make us feel better in making the choice to go with Goddard. They are so hands on that it makes us feel so happy our daughter is in the right place. I literally cannot say enough amazing things about this place. My husband and I are so happy with this Goddard School and we cannot recommend it enough!

- Zoey's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Great Learning Environment!

I love the variety of things our daughter is learning ... We like the good job they are doing on keeping everything clean. The morning and afternoon snacks are very good. The way they promote creativity is great. Thank you!!

- Leia's Mother (Kindergarten Classroom)

Clean, Bright and Welcoming

I cannot recommend the Goddard School of Long Hill enough! We eagerly anticipated opening day and we have not been disappointed. We met with various preschools in the area and none felt exactly right until we met with Sumara, one of the owners of the Goddard School of Long Hill. Her excitement and passion were evident from the first meeting. His teacher is absolutely amazing and having the owners onsite and involved makes a big difference as well. The school is clean and bright and welcoming.

- Theodore's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Home School Connection

I love this school. I have an 18 month old daughter. She has been thriving since the first day at Goddard School. I’m amazed with the things she does. The owners are always there. Their enthusiasm and compassion show and is shared by all the teachers. I am so comfortable leaving my daughter there knowing she is in great hands. The pictures they send me throughout the day help me feel connected and the report at the end of the day is great and super informative.

- Ella's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Hands on Owners

I love the owners of this school! They are so hands on and really care about their students and their Goddard families. They want to provide your kids with the best care and education.

- Zoey's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Engaged, Involved and Caring Owners

The owners are number one for our family, they are engaged, involved, earnest and present every day and every minute. Staff is engaged and caring at every interaction. Approach fosters learning AND creativity day in and day out. Food, sounds small, but fresh choices and snacks are important to our family. Freshly made and healthy options for all snacks is amazing and our child is trying new things daily!

- Blake's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Amazing School

This school is like no other. This amazing school makes you feel like family from the moment you walk in. Being a first time mom, I was very hesitant about sending my daughter to daycare. I toured numerous schools looking for something perfect.There is not one day that I drop my daughter off that Sumara and Imran are not there. They personally know all of the children and engage with them on a daily basis. After sending my daughter to Goddard, I can confidently say she is at the best school!

- Vivian's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Best Decision

We enrolled our son in July, and we could not be happier with our decision. From the first time I met the Ahmad family they have been nothing but wonderful! They make it a point to know every family and keep an open line of communication with us. Donna, the director, is just as involved with the children as their lead teachers. And as if they don’t make The Goddard School amazing enough, then you have the teachers!! They really outdid themselves with the staff the selected.

- Jackson's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Seamless Transition

The Goddard School in Long Hill has made the transition for my wife and I as first parents to having our child in daycare seamless. I appreciate all of the care the teachers show to our daughter and the kindness that all staff members exhibit to children and parents alike. The school is clearly committed to its core principles, and its team members embrace a culture of inclusion and growth meant to inspire the students to dream.

- Lucy 's Father (Infant Classroom)

Great Place to Learn

Goddard school is a great place to let my baby to play, to learn, and to meet friends. The staff at Goddard school are very nice and patient to children and parents. My son loves every teacher whom had taken care of him before or whom is currently taking care of him now. It is a sign of enjoying his time at Goddard School. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

- Vincent's Father (Infant Classroom)

HIGH standards!

Our son has grown leaps and bounds all due to the dedication from his teachers in making sure he is well prepared for Kindergarten this coming fall. The owners are not only great, attentive and accommodating but have HIGH standards from the curriculum they offer, the school hygiene but most importantly with their teachers and staff.

- Max's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Goddard of Long Hill is a wonderful place!

Not only are the teachers wonderful at what they do,they are also happy and it shows. The owners Sumara and Imran are truly invested and they care, down to every detail. The director Donna is amazingly kind and so approachable. Recently, the school came through for our family in our time of need during the pandemic, and we were continually impressed by their cleanliness, sanitation, and thoughtfulness. I highly recommend this school!

- Owen's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Everyone at this school goes above and beyond!

My daughter has learned and grown so much and is beyond ready for kindergarten. From the second you walk in you can see and feel that this is not your ordinary preschool. From the owners to the teachers,everyone is extremely kind, caring, and nurturing to both the children and adults alike. The teachers are all so incredibly talented.Everyone at this school goes above and beyond- You will not regret choosing Goddard Long Hill for your children. But I warn you- you will be very sad to leave!

- Lidia's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Loving, Nurturing and Professional Environment!

If you’re looking for a school look no further! I am so grateful for their loving, nurturing, and professional environment!

- Hailey, Layla and Hunter's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Warm and Welcoming Owners and Faculty!

Wonderful school staffed with motivated and capable teachers that create a great learning environment. They have engaged my kids with interesting themed learning activities and reinforced core skills.The atmosphere at the school is also tremendous. The owners, director and staff are so warm and welcoming. They genuinely care about the well-being and development of my children, and it really shows.

- Charlie and Quinn's Father (Preschool Classroom)

This school surpasses my expectations!!

The owners Sumara and Imran are always there and provide such a family atmosphere.It shows in everything they do and everything they say.They have a great warmth and love for the school, children, parents and teachers.The school impressed me also with the level of cleanliness,they sanitize at a level I’ve never seen before.The Director Ms. Donna is just so warm and gracious.The teachers are all so loving, caring, kind and support you with all needs.We highly recommend this school to everybody!!

- Evan, Katherine Kristine and Alexander Christian's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

I'm so happy that we chose The Goddard School of Long Hill!

Our daughter loves her teachers, and it is clear that they care about her and take care of her well during the day! My daughter always has a smile on her face when I pick her up in the evening. I love that the teachers are always doing learning, developmental and fun activities! I feel that my daughter is not only getting taken care of at the school, but she is always receiving great socialization and developmental skills, which is very comforting as a mom

- Blake's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Goddard was the foundation for Max's education and learning

Max was tested on upper- and lower-case letters on his Kindergarten Assessment. Not only did he aced it, but Max even pointed out to the teacher that the letter Y is sometimes a vowel. Goddard was the foundation for Max education and learning. Everyone attending Goddard school is lucky to have this school be the foundation to their kid's education

- Max's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Everyone here is truly the best!

After moving to the area, I began my search of Preschools and it became quite clear, quickly that Goddard Long Hill was the right one. The owners Sumara and Imran are extremely involved, they not only value keeping the facility flawless during these tough Covid times, but are on site each day to ensure all protocols are followed by both parents and staff. It’s such a great feeling to watch your little one excited to run off to school happy .

- Brody and Emily's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Comments via a Third-Party Survey

Excellent, caring, understanding and helpful staff who engaging in the classroom, communicative and help to guide children and parents alike. Sanitizing was top-notch (even futuristic), even before Coronavirus. My kids rarely caught a daycare bug, and they never had the “daycare cough” our doctor used to diagnose our son with before we switched to Goddard. This school is the best.

- John and Charlotte's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Attentive Owners and thorough procedures

Teachers are very nice. Getting a photo and a summary of their day is reassuring. The cleaning and disinfecting measures are extensive and thorough. The owners are always there, know all the children's names, care about the children's wellbeing and any concern parents may have. Tuition is high but you definitely get what you pay for at Goddard Long Hill.

- Adam's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Caring and loving

We love how much the owners and faculty love our children. We feel safe and comforted knowing that they are in the hands of people who genuinely care about them.

- Charlie and Quinn's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Feels like a family

All the teachers are wonderful, it feels like a family. The whole site is pristine! We hope it stays as high quality as it is now and look forward to watching our son grow through the classrooms!

- Vance and Eleanor's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Clean Environment and great teachers

Hours Location Owners are extremely nice, accommodating, supportive, hands on with children and caring Loving, caring and great teachers Clean environment Nutritional snacks Curriculum Outdoor play area Variety of activities

- Evan, Katherine Kristine and Alexander Christian's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Great Summer Camp

We enjoyed our summer camp experience so much! The kids were excited to go to school. As parents, we loved the curriculum based learning and updates from the teachers throughout the day. The school is exceptionally clean, organized and the staff is wonderful! Highly recommend!

- Grayson, Charles and Claudia's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Truly Phenomenal

The Goddard School in Long Hill is truly daughter absolutely loves it there and the owners Sumara & Imran are super hands on and present in running their school. The director Donna is just as fabulous as you can tell she loves what she does and is great at it! So happy with them!

- Zoey's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

We honestly can't say enough great things about the school. From the owners, to the director, to the teachers, we are very happy with how the school is run and most importantly how happy our kids are.

- Kennedy and Nolan 's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Very Clean and Organized

Owners and staff are very friendly and professional. The school is very clean and organized. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience for my little one!

- Valentina's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

We’ve been to 3 different daycares, Sumara is far and away the best franchise owner that we’ve experienced. I credit her with teacher retention, no Covid outbreaks, and the learning engagement I’m seeing from my kids.

- Keira, Teagan and Ryan's Mother (Kindergarten Classroom)

Inspiring Culture

The Goddard School in Long Hill has made the transition for my wife and I as first parents to having our child in daycare seamless. I appreciate all of the care the teachers show to our daughter and the kindness that all staff members exhibit to children and parents alike. The school is clearly committed to its core principles, and its team members embrace a culture of inclusion and growth meant to inspire the students to dream.

- Lucy 's Father (Infant Classroom)

Family Environment

It is a family-like environment. Owners are hands-on and teachers are caring. My little one adjusted to the school life quickly and his smile tells everything. Thank you and hope you can keep up all the good work.

- Ayden's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Love the teachers

I love the teachers. I think they genuinely love and care for my daughter. They are creative, and think of interactive things to do with my infant during the day. I know my daughter looks forward to going each day.

- Lucy 's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Dedicated Owners

The teachers are very caring and attentive to my child. Sumara and Imran, the owners seem very dedicated to making sure the school is safe and that our children receive the best care and attention. It is very important to me that my child is taught developmentally appropriate games and activities and the school has different activities every day that I can see is helping my child grow. The owners are also receptive to any feedback or I provide.

- Blake's Mother (Infant Classroom)

It's like a family!

I love Goddard Long Hill. The people there make you feel like family. I can trust that I’m leaving my daughter in good hands.

- Ella's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Great Team

Sumara and her team are great. I feel like they are on top of the latest and greatest COVID regulations. They seem to care about the children and be doing exceedingly well during a difficult time.

- Adilynn's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Involved Owners and Excellent Faculty!

The staff is excellent, the owners are very involved and know everyone by name, and our daughter is excited to go to school every day. She is learning so much and the teachers make an effort to plan fun and engaging activities for the children. We get detailed updates about our daughter and daily photos so we feel connected to what she is doing during the day. We would wholeheartedly recommend the school to anyone considering enrolling their children in it!

- Hailey and Logan's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Excellent Faculty, Structured Program.

Professional Structured learning program Employs experienced staff/caregivers Teachers give appropriate attention to each child, enabling them to thrive in the classroom environment

- Hudson and Beckett's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Experienced Teachers

We love how much the teachers love our daughter. The teachers are very experienced, and are great at communicating the lesson plans back to the parents. Also, my notes are very personalized, so I know what my daughter was doing, her behavior, attitude and overall experience throughout the day.

- Lucy 's Mother (Infant Classroom)


Literally everything is awesome. I definitely would prefer to hang out there all day instead of going to work. Keep up the excellent work!

- Roman's Father (Toddler Classroom)

The passion of the owners in providing a rich, inspiring and fun learning environment for the children; the team effort from everyone in the school (the owners, the education director, and each teacher) to nurture the children and give every kid a positive experience; and the overall teaching philosophy, environment and curriculum of Goddard.

- Daisy's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Clean and Professional School

Our daughter loves the school! She learns so much. They’re very professional and clean. Owners are very caring to each family.

- Zoey's Father (Toddler Classroom)

We love Goddard!

We love Goddard! Our daughter, Lucy, practically runs into school every day. Even with everything going on in the world, the teachers have managed to make a fun, welcoming, and educational environment for the kids. The owners and director are very involved, and are very open with the parents. My daughter continues to excel, and do thought provoking projects with her friends. We know she is in a safe place, and her well being is as important to the school as it is to us.

- Lucy 's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

My daughter loves going to school

- My daughter is happy going to school every day. - She is actively engaged every day. - Her teachers are wonderful. - The owners know every child!!

- Mia's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Great School

Owners treat kids as their own. Super engaged and excited every day. Teachers are enthusiastic. Great job navigating thru covid!

- Marco and Gianluka's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

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