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

Fun place to be at school

Every time I walk in I feel welcomed by the staff and my daughter LOVES going to school here. It feels clean and it feels like a fun place to be. She loves her teachers and I love that they really seem to know her. Her teachers are also great about addressing any behavioral issues they see and making sure their corrections are in line with what we are doing at home. I LOVE the Goddard School, I wish I could go there all day instead of going to work :-)

- Lily and Emma's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Special, loving and safe place

This school is amazing! Goddard/Ashland provides that special loving and safe place for my two children. They have an outstanding curriculum, dedicated and loving staff, facilities that are state of the art - bright, and cheerful. My children are developing strong life skills in an environment that allows them to spread their wings and thrive through play... I'm beyond grateful to Dave and Laurel, the owners, for making me and my family a priority.

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

Many things to appreciate at Goddard Ashland

I appreciate the involved presence of the owner on site. I appreciate that her lead teacher has decades of experience. I appreciate that even though she's had potty accidents, she feels supported by the teachers and confident. I appreciate that my daughter comes home happy about both her teachers. She got out of the car and ran for the front door of the school today saying "come on!" I couldn't be happier.

- Josie's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

We love Goddard in Ashland

We love Goddard in Ashland! After having a bad experience at another daycare, we were really nervous, but Goddard has been amazing, the teachers treat our little guy so great and take such good care of him! We like that he gets to do different activities daily, things that we wouldn't think of doing with him that help stimulate different skills. We also love the daily reports of everything he has done each day and the picture

- Nolan's Mother (Infant Classroom)

No other center compared

As a first time mother, it was extremely difficult for me to choose a child care provider for my son so that I could go back to work. As a Nationally Board Certified teacher, I wanted an environment where he would be challenged to learn developmentally appropriate activities and skills while having fun with his peers. No other center/school compared! I highly recommend the Goddard School of Ashland.

- Hayden's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Our daughter loves the school

Our family is beyond grateful for The Goddard School in Ashland.The staff at The Goddard School respected our concerns and allowed us to ease in to the new experience. Our very introverted daughter is thriving there and even asks to go to school on the weekends! I still get emotional when I think about our first days and the kind and compassionate reception we received. Our love for The Goddard School grows daily and we are SO very grateful to have found them.

- Ravi and Infant's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Bright, clean and compassionate staff

I like the bright, clean, constantly updated environment in which my children learn. I am also deeply appreciative of the care and compassion shown to my kids by staff. As each child ages through the various classes, each teacher adds a "chapter" to the most wonderful memory book of your child's accomplishments since enrollment, complete with photographs, anecdotes and handmade projects by the child--which you keep when your child "graduates" or leaves Goddard.

- Andrew and Abigail's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Great teachers, new technology

The owners are dedicated to creating the best environment possible for children to learn and succeed, both mentally and physically. They have made substantial investments in the classroom (iPads, promethean boards, etc.), as well as a new indoor gymnasium that keeps our kids active and engaged. Even with the fantastic facilities our highest regards still go to the teachers. Our boys love going to "school" everyday, mainly because their teachers care for them and enjoy seeing them progress.

- Logan and Colton's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Greatly enhanched development

My wife and I really enjoy the staff and owners and have great trust them to encourage our son to grow and mature. Over the past two and a half years my son's development has been greatly enhanced because of his experience at Goddard in Ashland. They really seem to have the best interests and development opportunities at heart for all the children at the school. My son has great peer friends and has lasting relationships with many of the staff there too.

- Michael's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Amazing teachers, great learning environment

Our family was fairly new to the area and searching for a school that combined the joy of learning with a loving and caring environment for our 2 daughters (infant and toddler). From the moment of walking thru the doors at The Goddard School of Ashland we felt an instant connection with the teachers, directors and owners. Our daughters are receiving the best possible care, learning environment, and have amazing teachers in their classrooms.

- Caroline and Virginia's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Comments via a Third-Party Survey

A second home for our child!

On our first day, with only meeting the Owner on a virtual tour, the Director referred to our son by name as we arrived for drop off. We had not even met her yet, but she still knew our family! This example of organization and preparation is one of many, as we are impressed daily with responsiveness and attention to detail. We trust our teachers. We trust the dedication of the management staff and onsite owners. This is a second home for our child, that comes with learning!

- William (Liam)'s Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Safe and stimulating

It's early on , but I like the many activities which stimulate all of the senses. I also feel that my child is safe each day she comes to school.

- Amelia's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Good curriculum, diverse play

I like the kids having a soft curriculum built into the diverse play that is so important for preschool aged children. Introducing them to time, manners, nature, building relationships, responsibility, and a variety of ways to be creative, etc. is invaluable.

- Josephine and Charles's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Well organized and inviting

The integration of technology is fantastic. The entire environment is organized, well run and inviting. When I pick up my child, he is happy and smiling.

- Oliver's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

We love the teachers

We love the teachers and how much the children learn! We love the new addition to the school especially the indoor gym. Everyone is always so friendly and really listens to parents concerns. We appreciate and love all of the staff and this school!

- Daniel's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Love Kindergarten

The Goddard School staff is very dedicated to making sure my daughter is happy and well taken care of. Her education is of utmost importance and I feel she is being taught very well. I will recommend the Goddard School to anyone seeking a great start for their children.

- Isabella's Mother (Kindergarten Classroom)

Organized and child centered

Very organized and centered around making it fun for the children. My daughter really enjoys coming to school to learn. We could not be happier with sending our daughter to school at Goddard.

- Brooke Lezah and Walter (Raleigh)'s Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Caring staff

The Goddard School has a very caring staff.

- Lotus's Father (Before/After School Program)

Good communication

The communication between the teachers and parents. We also love how all the teachers know our children and us. That means a lot

- Mia and Ana's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

No worries!

I like the fact that I don't have to worry about my son when he's at The Goddard School :) I have had a good experience with all teachers and employees. My son loves going to The Goddard School. He never has a problem at drop off which tells me he loves the environment and people there!

- Bennett and Cooper's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Having a great time learning

We love how much Emmie loves it! I can tell she has the best time and is learning a ton.

- Emmie's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Enthusiastic, caring teachers

Teachers are enthusiastic and caring. Owner is very engaged. All is very organized and neat.

- Calvin's Father (Infant Classroom)

School runs very well

This Goddard School is run so well. Everyone from the owners to the teachers are so involved with the children and care so much about them.

- Molly's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Love the staff and community feel

I love the staff and the community feel. We recommend any friends who have babies to go there! We've had both of our boys there and have LOVED it!

- Charles and Gavin's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Caring staff

We love the caring staff, facility and outdoor area.

- Maggie and Clara's Mother (Preschool Classroom)


The teachers care deeply about the children's well-being and development. The school is organized, communicative, and collaborative.

- Lincoln (Linc)'s Mother (Infant Classroom)

Love the staff and community feel

love the staff, love the attention they give my children, great attitudes, proactive. Clean environment, great interaction with staff and children. Everyone seems kind.

- Maya and Alexander's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

The only choice for our family!

The structure and the genuine caring nature of the staff combined with an actual curriculum, make it the only choice for our family!

- Elizabeth (Gracie)'s Father (Infant Classroom)

Enriching experience

My child is well-loved and well-cared for! The owners, directors, and teachers have been wonderful to work with. My son seems happy and has a great time at The Goddard School. He has been exposed to so many enriching experiences already and he's only 7 months old!

- Matthew and Henry's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Great learning facility

-curriculum focused learning: I find great value in the fact that Goddard has lesson plans weekly/daily for each classroom that incorporate reading, language, and technology -overall the staff turnover has a much better rate compared to other schools -facility is well cared for and maintained -sense of community within the school (preCOVID festivals, classroom parties, etc)

- George (GW)'s Mother (Infant Classroom)


Everyone is so welcoming and it seems like everyone knows our names!

- Josie's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Feels like family!

We love it here! Feels like a family!

- Vivi (Vivian)'s Mother (Infant Classroom)

Amazing staff and program

First, all of the staff are amazing! Secondly, the program is second to none.

- Annie and Braxton's Mother (Infant Classroom)

My child is flourishing!

My child has flourished here. She is ahead of her peers in other settings, and I have a fantastic relationship and partnership with her teachers, the directors and the owners. Wonderful!

- Madison and Trinity's Mother (Toddler Classroom)


My kids are happy when they come home.

- Michael and Morgan's Mother (Kindergarten Classroom)

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