Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Exceptional school

I have worked all my life with children, both as a Social Worker and Teacher. So I just have to write about the Goddard School/Andrew Drive. You can be certain while there, your child will be challenged: cognitively, physically, socially, artistically, culturally, along with learning to respect self/others. Most importantly your child's emotional psyche is nurtured. The amazing teachers make this school exceptional. I feel I am returning home at the end of the day when I enter the front door.

- Ethan's Grandmother (Preschool Classroom)

Best Preschool Around!

This is absolutely the best preschool around! My grandson had been in two Day Cares that in my opinion should be shut down. After speaking to Jen about our concerns she put our minds at ease and he has blossomed in their care. Everyone there is friendly, but more importantly, care about the kids. Hands down the only place I would recommend!!!

- Ethan's Grandmother (Summer Program)

HIGHLY recommended

We came to Goddard from another daycare and have had nothing but a great experience. Our son quickly adjusted to the wonderful teachers and staff. Their curriculum keeps the kids engaged and excited to go to school. Our son has grown so much since enrolling at Goddard. We HIGHLY recommend this school!

- Jeremiah's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Overall Impression

The Goddard School in West Goshen was very welcoming. We quickly realized how wonderful this school was. They maintain high standards with their Keystone 4 star rating and NAEYC accreditation. Daily communications are reported using a fantastic program called tadpoles, and they even send you pictures of your kids throughout the day. My husband and I are extremely impressed with the commitment to excellence at this school. They teach the kids all kinds of skills like sign language and Spanish.

- Grace and Susanna's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Home away from Home

We felt instantly at home at the Goddard School. My son can't wait to wake each morning to go to school. He has learned so much since September and has made so many friends. From the teachers to the management team, everyone is inviting and engaging.

- Hayden's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Friendly teachers

My son attends this school, love it! The school curriculum that the children learn on a daily basis is great. I am thrilled with the amount that he learns. The daily pictures make my day. The teachers are very friendly and will go that extra mile for you. If anyone asks I would always tell them to go to the Goddard of West Goshen.

- Connor's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Academic Excellence

This was a fantastic year. Consistent staffing, clean environment and a responsive management team. My son learned so much both academically and socially. The staff is warm and engaging. Every morning and evening, someone greeted me by name. The teachers in the classroom really enjoy being teachers and it shows in the eagerness of my son to go to school. It is sad that this is the last year! Not all Goddard Schools are the same. This one is exceptional!

- Joseph's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

An Institution with a HEART

That's right, An Institution with a HEART. I wanted all 3 of my children to be challenged, in a regular school starting at 2 years of age! Not only do the teachers know the names of their students, but the administration knows the children and parents’on a first name basis! We have been more than thrilled that we've chosen this specific Goddard School. Our older 2 children have already excelled in their elementary schools and we feel that it is a direct result of their Goddard School experience!

- Kiyana's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Positive Experience

We are first time parents and there are so many reasons that contribute to our positive experience: 1.All the staff are welcoming and create a "family" environment. 2.Goddard hosts many events throughout the year bringing the children and parents together in fun, educational ways. 3.We feel our daughter is exposed to a variety of experiences every day. 4.The staff communicates very well with us. 5.Our daughter has multiple food allergies and Goddard has been diligent about keeping her safe.

- Charlotte and James's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Exceeded Expectations

My family joined Goddard 3 months ago with our 1.5 year old daughter in toddler room. Goddard has exceeded our expectations in every way. The staff is personable and caring and the teachers are amazing! I would like to thanks all of them specially Jennifer(Owner),Jennifer(director) Maria and Arshley for taking wonderful care to my daughter.I have seen the difference in how an experience staff can implement the curriculum in a fun, yet meaningful and focused manner. I highly recommend this school

- Smithika's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Great Experience

My daughter is currently in the clowns classroom and they are AMAZING! The boys are in Jr. K and they are learning so much and doing so well. The owner Jen Zapata is wonderful and so great about working with me to the best of her ability and availability to accommodate my family's needs. She follows up to make sure the changes work. She works hard with her teachers to make an environment that is safe, fun and educational for the kids. Overall GREAT experience, we recommend it whenever possible!

- Luke, Grace and Ethan's Mother (Junior-K Classroom)

Highly Recommend

My daughter has been a part of this institution for only about a month, but already there has been an obvious change in many aspects of her behavior and skills at home. The staff is personable and very hands on. I highly recommend the Goddard School in West Goshen!

- Sophia's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Like Family

The West Goshen Goddard School has been a part of my family's lives for close to 7 years now. I've had two children go through their programs and couldn't be happier. The staff has always been extremely welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. The school is very well maintained and secure. I have no worries when I drop my child off there because I know she is safe and in great hands. The owner Jen Zapata is incredibly caring and has been a tremendous blessing to my family over the years.

- Jordan and Kasandra's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Couldn't Be Happier!

We started at this Goddard recently and couldn't be happier with our experience. The staff is always has answers to your questions. The owner and staff are very inviting and make you feel welcome from your first day. I would HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone looking for a good experience

- Lilah's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Best School in the Country

This Goddard School is one of the best in the country! They consistently win awards for their childcare, preschool, and organizational programs. I seriously evaluated many child-care and preschool options for my children and found this!

- Ryland, Mimi and Chase's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Faculty was Wonderful

Our experience at the West Goshen Goddard School was wonderful! Our jobs moved us to the area and we were welcomed from day one and always was greeted by our names and with a smile. The teachers were wonderful and our daughter thoroughly enjoyed each day! The staff was also wonderful and very helpful! I felt that my daughter was safe and being well taken care of, and also learning many things each day. We received a report daily of what she did, and she enjoyed discussing her day with us.

- Chloe's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Comments via a Third-Party Survey

Knowledgeable Faculty

Everyone from the teachers to the owner(s) are knowledgeable, friendly and easy to talk to. Every day they strive to be the best at the position and it doesn't go unnoticed.

- Lilah's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Nurturing Environment

My son absolutely loves the Goddard school. He immediately felt comfortable and can't wait to go to school each morning. I feel relieved that he is in a safe, nurturing environment with high level educational lessons.

- Hayden's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Infant Curriculum

The education provides a wide variety of educational lessons to the children - including sign language, spanish, etc

- Avery and Baby Girl Due's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Comprehensive Curriculum

They are comprehensive and individualized. They don't just watch your kids, they teach them and help them grow. My child is 2 and knows some spanish, some sign languarge and even some yoga poses. We are surprised each week at what she learns and how she grows.

- Ashley's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Fantastic Math and Pre-K Program

West Goshen Goddard curriculum and teachers prepared my son for Kindergarten and beyond! Their reading and math pre-k program are fantastic and the outside vendors that come in round out a child's learning experience. They are top 10 in the US for a reason - we couldn't be more pleased!

- Matthew and Addison's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Nurturing Environment

It provides a solid foundation for the children to begin there formal education in kindergarten, through a very nurturing and encouraging environment.

- Adam and Liam's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Clean Facility

Teachers are very nice, facility seems clean, and the daily photos are a nice touch.

- Samantha's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Treated Like Family

I like that they treat you like family and everyone is always positive.

- Michael's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Infant Curriculum

Curriculum is very good even for Infant level I see my daughter grow and learn so much and have fun at the same time everyday.

- Avira's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Committed to Excellence

Goddard School seems truly committed to properly educating their children. That commitment seems so authentic and organic.

- Zoe's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Love Everything

We love everything about the school from the teachers to the administrative employees. Our child learns a lot and is continuing to grow both mentally and emotionally. We couldn't ask for a better school and would recommend The Goddard School to everyone.

- Meyer's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Everyone is Nice!

My kids really like the teachers. Everyone there is really nice and that's what I felt was important for a pre school.

- Ryley and Reegan's Father (Junior-K Classroom)


I like that it is multi-faceted and addresses the multiple intelligences of our children.

- Kate's Mother (Junior-K Classroom)

High Safety Standards

I like that it is run professionally. My children are treated well; I am always greeted by name and the safety standards of the school are high.

- Cooper and Henry's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Teacher Certifications

Certifications ensuring level of standards and care of providers

- Beatrix's Mother (Preschool Classroom)


Everything! The commitment and training of the staff; the cleanliness; convenient location; developmental programs for kids

- JJ (Richard)'s Mother (Infant Classroom)

Health Alerts

I like that I am updated everyday about what my child is learning. Your school is a bright,caring place with great teachers. I also appreciate the health alerts I receive via email! Thanks so much.

- Payton's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Well Executed Curriculum

The structure of education is very well executed, the curriculum is outstanding and the children are really taught and array of subjects and activities seldom offered anywhere else

- Emilee and Annabelle's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Diverse Curriculum & Parent Relationships

I like the curriculum and feel my child is getting exposure to all types of cultures and experiences like the art projects and special classes. You also were accommodating to my specific child's needs even when it wasn't in line with the regular schedule of most other kids. I feel supported and that the teachers really care about my child!

- Vera's Mother (Infant Classroom)


Wonderful owner on site. Beautiful playgrounds and classrooms. Excellent staff.

- Ethan's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Quality Education

I like that my son comes home learning things that I know we haven't taught him. He seems to enjoy his time at school and sharing what he did and learned with us.

- Mason's Father (Junior-K Classroom)

Summer Program

I like the variety of activities, special guests and events, evaluations of child's progress.

- Grace and Susanna's Mother (Summer Program)

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