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


Our daughter has loved attending the Goddard School since 2017! I’m always impressed with what she has been learning, as well as how they nurture each individual child based on their skills and abilities. Enrolling at Goddard has been the best decision our family has made concerning the early investment in our child’s education foundation. I’ve referred all of my friends to take advantage of this opportunity!

- Adelynn's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Education, Program & Staff

EVERYTHING! THIS SCHOOL HERE IN YORKTOWN, VA IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!! Mr. Bob and his staff are absolutely the best!! My son will be 12 years old next month, and he still talks about The Goddard School!! His little sister does not want to miss a day of school. Even on weekends and holidays, she wants to be at The Goddard School. I would recommend this school to everyone with small children wanting to get the best head start they can get for their children. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! DY-NO-MITE!! LOL...

- Torain and Zatoria's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)


We had our children at Goddard for six years. The facilities are clean, well maintained, bright and welcoming. The staff is very professional and follow rigorous standards for child care. The transition to the public school system was very easy for our oldest.

- Ian and Elva's Grandfather (Goddard Graduate)

Education, Program & Staff

Friendly, kind staff and teachers! Great classroom set-up. Great emphasis on science, children exploring with building toys, fosters creative thought. Children are having fun while learning! Variety of activities throughout the day! Great hours. Nice parents communication with Tadpole app. Love the daily reports with pictures! Love that my children are happy to come school each day!

- Collins and Maria's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Education, Program & Staff

Truly wonderful and full peace of mind for two full time working parents. We were very nervous to start preschool for our 2 children, 2yo and 4yo now, but our youngest attended from 9months old and grew up in the school. We interviewed many other places in Hampton roads, but from the beginning they were approachable, sincere, loving, comforting, and academically and socially preparative for kindergarten! No other school like them for the full range of infants to prek!

- Fortune and Evelyn's Mother (Infant Classroom)


The individual care that my child gets is amazing. All of the teachers know about each student and actually care about doing the best they can for them. Goddard feels like an extended family and not like we’re just another name in their books.

- Carolina's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Education, Program & Staff

The teachers engage the children in science, engineering and math from an early age. They do experiments/demonstrations that my grandson “tells” me about. I check the progress report that Goddard emails every day so that I can fill in the blanks and we can have a “conversation”. There are also many hands on activities that are not only fun but are arranged throughout the day to provide routine and structure, preparing the child for elementary school. My wife, daughter, and I love this place!

- Jackson's Grandfather (Toddler Classroom)


I like the curriculum and how my child is learning everyday. It’s really a school and not a childcare.

- Ariah's Mother (Toddler Classroom)


The staff are very prompt with any concerns. They are welcoming and provide a great deal of reassurance especially with transitions for my child. They pay attention to details and communicate well with us.

- Ivy and Ivan's Mother (Toddler Classroom)


Goddard has been really great with our daughter. Our daughter has been with them for the last two months and we couldn't be happier. She is speaking more often and with stronger word connection, her motor skills are improved, and she is genuinely more happy. Also, Goddard immediately worked to potty train, for which we are grateful. We are glad we switched to Goddard.

- Hunter and Max's Father (Toddler Classroom)


We love the environment, the people, and especially the curriculum! Our 3.5 year old comes home knowing more and more each day!

- William Michael and Andrew's Mother (Preschool Classroom)


Godard school at Yorktown is a great place for young children. The staff are pleasant and extremely friendly. I feel safe leaving my children there.

- Arria, Meela and Ayla's Mother (Infant Classroom)


I love the curriculum and the environment provided- it enables my children to learn and grow in a fun and happy space.

- Bradley and Landon 's Mother (Toddler Classroom)


Goddard provides the best environment for the child to learn. Everyone from office staff to the teachers to the owner are fully engaged in helping the students learn and grow. Our grandson loves it there. I am so happy that the staff there has provided and continues to provide this service even in this time of Covid.

- Jackson's Grandfather (Preschool Classroom)


We love Goddard and are so happy to have our daughter attend. Goddard feels like home, but is preparing our little one for school. When she comes home she beams with energy ready to show us what she has learned each day. We have noticed changes in her confidence and her desire to learn. It even smells good. So fortunate.

- Samantha's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)


I like the family atmosphere the Goddard School provides. Everyone knows us and our children. Even though my son has been out of the Goddard School for 3 years, they still know his name, greet and hug him when he comes with me to pick up his sister. Everyone is kind, friendly and supportive.

- Rio and Sage's Father (Goddard Graduate)

Program & Staff

Everyone in the infant class is amazing! I can tell they really care about my little guy and they put a lot of effort into the day to day activities. The front desk staff is great and very organized. Mr. Bob is fantastic and very involved and it shows in the quality!

- Jonas and Joshua's Mother (Infant Classroom)


The teachers are very personable and truly care about the kids. The education is great! Our child has truly blossomed at Goddard. She doesn’t want to leave.

- Brighann and Declan's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Program & Staff

I love how much my daughter enjoys her day at school. She looks forward to going to school and seeing her friends. I Feel so good about her being there while I am working and I love all of the teachers!!!!!

- Ava and Lea's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Comments via a Third-Party Survey

Our youngest of four kids goes to Goddard and we have never experienced care or caregivers of this magnitude before. I know every single day that my child is in a safe environment but what is of equal importance is that she feels safe. I highly recommend that every parent considers Goddard. I am so glad we did.

- Owen and Evelyn's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Goddard has been such a blessing. People are always impressed with how much they have learned, and I have to give much of the credit to Goddard. Everyone cares so much about the kids that you can't help but think of them as extended family.

- William and Margaret's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Everything! I love how well the curriculum is laid out, how there are three teachers to care for my son in his room, the staff, the facility, etc. I really love the Tadpoles app and receiving pics of my son doing various activities from art and yoga to water day and reading.

- William Michael's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

The Goddard School is a special place! I am a former educator, so my appreciation for a positive, happy and education-based environment is probably higher than most. My son is thriving and the transition was fantastic. I couldn't be happier with the staff and everything else that makes up The Goddard School. A happy mama is a priceless thing!

- Spencer's Mother (Infant Classroom)

I love the teachers, the curriculum, the activities and special theme days. I love that it feels like a big family and that my daughter learns so much.

- Livia's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Their teachers really care about our children and take the time to help them excel in their abilities. My son is learning so much every day !

- Blake's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Friendly teachers and staff, clean building and classrooms, great outdoor play areas, the curriculum, etc.

- Hayden's Mother (Infant Classroom)

I love that everyday is prepared with different lessons and events for my daughter and others. She has become very social and able to deal with meeting new people much easier. I love how music and art is always in the lessons as well as outside time. The staff is very well trained for different situations that may come up. I feel much better when my daughter is at Goddard because I know she is safe and will receive a good education.

- Alice's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

High quality. Clean. Great attitude among the employees. Most of all, my son is happy when I pick him up.

- Dawson and Harper's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

I feel safe sending my children there. The academics are top notch and each child leaves more than prepared for the rest of their academic career.

- Giuliana and Raffaella's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Team atmosphere. Daily activity sheet sent home about the day. Loving environment. Security into the building. Curriculum. Overall love everything about it!

- Taylor's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

We love everything that you do with our son. We can't even believe all of the ways that he grows each week. We know our son is in the right place when our son stands at the door with his lunchbox on a Saturday ready to go to school.

- Benjamin and Kate's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

The staff is amazing. They teach the kids in a way that is fun and engaging but the kids are learning all the time. Every day my son tells me something he learned. Everyone has a positive attitude and I leave every day happy that my son is thriving in their care.

- Garrett's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

The teachers really care about the children. They want see them succeed and they help bring out their capabilities in a fun learning environment. Lots of hands on interaction & attention. My son has learned so much since coming to Goddard, best decision we ever made !

- Blake's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

My son loves everything about the Goddard School! We love that he comes home so excited about what he has learned that day and his new friends.

- Hugh's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

I like that my daughter comes home almost every day and surprises us with something new that she has learned. All of the staff at The Goddard School are very friendly, easy to talk to and work well with the kids.

- Ella's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Yorktown Goddard school has an outstanding development and early childhood education program and is staffed with caring, nurturing and qualified educators both in the classrooms and front office.

- Maya and Mimi's Father (Preschool Classroom)

I like that my son always wants to go to school! That he just started and is writing his name, counting, and adding! He loves school!

- Cooper's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

The Goddard School at Yorktown provides nurturing services, as well as, educational services for my three year old. They are receptive to suggestions and individual needs; and as a result, they've provided overall quality support and services. Thanks for all that you do!

- Sanaa and Shane's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

I love that my children are excited about going to school each day. They are already using simple sign language after one month and the oldest wakes up in the morning and does her yoga poses! The staff is very caring and greet us by name each morning and afternoon. They have been very supportive in helping my children transition from being at home all day with Mommy to flourishing in a group setting!

- Leola and Michael's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

I really love the FLEX learning program. My son has only been at The Goddard for a month, but my husband and I are very impressed with our sons daily activities. We also love how organized everything is. We are completely satisfied and wouldn't change a thing. Thank you!

- Brock's Mother (Infant Classroom)

The staff members are very pleasant and caring. I have never had a bad experience! With the wonderful guidance and education the teachers have provided for my daughter I believe she is very well prepared to start her next year in kindergarten.

- Lauryn's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

I like the structure and diversity of the curriculum. I also like how the students progress is continullay tracked. Of all the choices in the area I believe the Goddard school is superior.

- Erica and Sydney's Father (Toddler Classroom)

The fun learning environment and knowing that my children will be more than ready for grade school

- Giuliana and Raffaella's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Great teachers and staff, excellent curriculum, fun and exciting for our children. They LOVE Goddard!

- Jacob and Abigail's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

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