Goodyear Reviews & Recognition

The love and commitment of our Goddard families inspires us every day. To help make each child’s learning experiences the best they can be, we are always happy to listen when parents share their expectations. Here’s what our families have to say.

  • Everything!! The facility and staff are warm and friendly. Communication is great. Our child lives going there, had so much fun and is learning so much!

    McKensie's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We LOVE the staff, the opportunities for our kids to experience new things, and how much confidence our kids have grown since coming here.

    Parker & Riley's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers and staff are amazing! The school works extremely hard to ensure they’re providing the best education to our kids. We are so thankful for the activities they plan and all that our child has learned.

    Landon & Amelia's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love our Goddard school and teachers. Everyone is professional but treat our children like family. I trust them as if they were. Keep doing what you’re doing

    David John & Carter James's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • I cannot say enough about the Goddard school in Goodyear. The admin staff, the teachers are all wonderful!

    Owen & Mylo's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love how they make my children feel loved and welcomed everyday. When they are sick they ask how they are doing. They care for my children the same way I do!

    Celeste & Mario's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers in the infant room do an amazing job caring for my little one. They are also great at communicating with my husband and I.

    Adelina's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Great staff and educational development for the children.

    Keely's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • We love this school!! Everyone is amazing and my daughter loves it here!!

    Eva's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Very friendly, great with the kiddos and most of all my daughter loves all the children and staff!

    Karli's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Management, ratios, quality of instruction, communication

    Ruby & Ellis's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Home away from home- caring staff and stimulating environment.

    Eleen & Jad's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers and staff are phenomenal. My kids adore their teachers.

    Addison & Jensen's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Friendly teachers and staff. Clean room. Teachers are experienced and you can tell they’re not just there to babysit your kid and that they’re teaching them things.

    Maddox's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Such a great staff and teachers! My daughter has been more independent and social! It’s so nice to see how much she has learned since starting.

    Carlene's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • We love the activities that my children do and I have noticed a dramatic improvement my daughter's interaction and verbal skills.

    Mia's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • The management and leadership of Goddard are calm, caring, and very open with communication.

    Soren & Christian's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • Great staff who are all warm and friendly. Always responsive to questions and my child is happy when I pick her up. Love the communication and photos I get throughout the day. First class!

    Charlotte's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • They have fostered the development of our children, helping to identify areas we need extra help with and referring us to resources. although our children have been through some challenges we feel that the staff at Goddard has remained committed to their growth.

    Evelyn & Liam & Elliott “Eli” 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I LOVE seeing pictures of my son on the daily reports. I also love how friendly the staff is and how willing they are to always answer any questions I have. They truly make you feel like your child is their child and they’re more than willing to accommodate any requests you might have.

    Josiah's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • A great place for your child to learn in an environment that is welcoming.

    Riley's Father

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • I love the constant daily communication via Tadpoles. It feels great knowing what my child is learning about every day. I also appreciate the photos of my child trying new activities and learning through play. It feels comforting knowing that my daughter is learning new things every day at The Goddard School. She comes home teaching me new phrases (in both English and Spanish) and new words she learned at school. It's been an awesome experience, and I would absolutely recommend The Goddard School to friends.

    Mila's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Love the staff and the organization of the school

    Nigel & Cameron's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The administrators know each child by name.

    Isabella's Father

    Goddard Graduate


Cognia ( is a global organization with a holistic approach to continuous improvement of education through accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning and customized improvement services.

January 2024 - January 2031


Child Care Aware is the nation's most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of Child Care Aware of America, Child Care Aware helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Child Care Aware also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs.

January 2020 - January 2030


This award recognizes the best of Redmond as voted by the readers of the Redmond Patch.

February 2024 - February 2025


Quality First – a signature program of First Things First – partners with regulated early childhood providers to make quality improvements that research proves help children birth to 5 thrive, such as education for teachers to expand their expertise in working with young children. It also supports parents with information about what to look for in quality early childhood programs that goes beyond health and safety to include a nurturing environment that supports their child’s learning.

January 2011 - January 2024


This annual award is chosen by the readers of the West Valley View publication. Readers vote for their favorite businesses, attractions and services.

January 2020 - January 2023


The Humanitarian Award honors a School that ‘does well by doing good.’ This award is given to the school that has demonstrated selfless devotion to serving those in need and demonstrates a commitment to community outreach. This award recognizes the life-enriching programs the School has participated in and positive contributions the School has made through community outreach endeavors.

January 2019 - January 2020


The Market of Excellence Award is presented annually and acknowledges a market that has demonstrated the best collaborative effort in representing The Goddard School in their community.

January 2018 - January 2019


ACCA is recognized as the single most active and effective voice representing the interests of child care providers with local, State and Federal elected officials, government agencies, the media, and the general public.

January 2015 - January 2016


Our Goddard School is proud to have a Goddard School Teacher of the Year! Each year, Goddard Systems recognizes outstanding Goddard School teachers for their excellence in early childhood education.

January 2015 - January 2016


The Leadership Award recognizes the top franchisee or franchisees based on their leadership and their mentoring of fellow franchisees. These franchisees demonstrate an unwavering belief in the Goddard system.

January 2012 - January 2013


The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce represents the business communities of Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson. The Southwest Valley Chamber's mission is promoting the community as a good place to live, work and play, and to provide an atmosphere where businesses can flourish.

January 2009 - January 2010
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