Carlsbad 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.

  • The individualized attention & the learning that my son gets. I truly feel that the staff is great and they demonstrate their care and work ethic regularly. Our son absolutely loves going to school here.

    Brayden's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Love the teachers in Natalia’s class, they are so caring, attentive and inspiring. My daughter is turning from a shy kiddo into a social, loving to learn child. Also we love how safe, clean and bright the school is. No regrets and looking forward to a new kindergarten year.

    Natalia's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • It’s a true family environment…The level of care and genuine investment in our children’s welfare is very visible and evident by all staff at The Goddard school…The staff work very hard to do the best possible for the kids.

    Nourine's Father

    Junior-K Classroom

  • When I drop my son off I not only feel like he is safe and loved but I also feel confident that he is being exposed to so many new things. His alphabet, counting, and social skills have greatly improved over the last year and I cannot express enough of my gratitude to the school.

    Jackson's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • In the short amount of time our son has been attending the school I've been very impressed. The schools communication, professionalism, and cleanliness are all above average. My son appears to be constantly stimulated by the curriculum. I look forward to seeing his growth and development in the months to come.

    Finley's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are warm and caring. The activities provided for the children are fun and educational. We feel very confident that our child is well taken care of and safe.

    Owen & Nathan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We like the focus on learning and the way the day is is divided into varied topics & activities. We like the security of the school environment and the staff.

    Jack's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The enthusiam, knowledge, humor, and thoughtfulness of the teachers along with the curriculum taught to students is what I really like about Goddard School. Last, but not least, the scheduling flexibility really helps!

    Caden's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Love the communication about my child's day and things that are happening at or around the school. I also love how quickly concerns are addressed. The teachers are loving and patient. Most importantly my child is happy, learning and making great friends.

    Jack's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My son and daughter are already learning so much at "school". My three year old can already recite the Pledge of Allegiance and my 1 year old has been learning to sign. Great teachers, great atmosphere, my kids love this place.

    Charles & Madeline's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We liked the balanced curriculum, technology aids, teaching philosophy, etc. Additionally we liked the daily report of the day activities.

    Anna's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My daughter has progressed tremendously by being in Goddard. I like the variety in curriculum. Anywhere from art, languages to mat and personal skills. I also like receiving detailed reports every day.

    Amina's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Sensory play, sign language, baby yoga, focus on Piaget stages of development, focus on each child, caring and loving environment

    Gwyneth's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Warm, caring teachers Diverse and fun curriculum (outside play, art, music, math/language foundation) Self help skills (potty, cleaning up after self)

    Elise's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Love everything about it! The teachers are attentive to each child and parent. The curriculum is productive and love that there is meaning behind each activity. Very clean and inviting school. Compared to the other preschool we were enrolled at, this one has surpassed our expectations; kids are well mannered and comfortable in the classroom. Excited to see our daughters progress to pre-k!

    Rylan & Ella's Mother

    Preschool Classroom


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.

June 2024 - June 2030


The Brand Ambassador Award acknowledges a franchisee that has gone above and beyond Goddard’s system standards to keep its facility and program current and competitive while meeting the highest standards in the areas of quality assurance, business operations, brand standards, marketing, advertising and public relations.

February 2024 - February 2025


The Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by Goddard Systems in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that achieved the highest level of excellence, scoring in the top ten percent in each category.

February 2024 - February 2025


The Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees for elevating the Goddard School brand, reputation and business performance through outstanding achievements in education and operational delivery. The Circle of Excellence program represents the very best of the system and reflects Goddard’s mission and values.

May 2023 - May 2024


Secure Education Consultants is a company owned and operated by former US Secret Service Agents designed to help us take our safety and security to the highest level possible. SEC is a group of highly-skilled security and protection experts. The SEC team specializes in analyzing facilities, developing Emergency Preparedness Plans, and preparing faculty and staff to appropriately confront emergencies of all kinds.

January 2020 - January 2022
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