Orange 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.

  • It simply doesn’t get any better than The Goddard School of Orange. The school leadership is top-notch and takes good care of its staff and students. They plan fun, enriching learning experiences and opportunities for families to connect with one another. The teachers are kind and caring, and it is clear that truly love our children. They look forward to going to school each day, and we drop them off knowing that they are in good hands. We couldn’t ask for anything more.

    Jacob & Simon & Levi's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers are great; owners communication and setting of expectations for parents is great. Environment is great. Noticeable progress in child’s development.

    Libby's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff at Goddard have gone above and beyond to ensure our daughter had a smooth transition into the program mid-holidays. Our daughter loves her class and teachers. We are so grateful for Goddard School!

    Lillianclare's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I adore Kim and her staff. Everyone has made every effort to make the transition to preschool as easy as possible for my son.

    Thomas's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Teachers are committed. My son can’t wait to go each day and the days are jam packed with activity! We love it!

    Owen's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • After experiencing multiple childcare’s Goddard School has won my heart. How they care and love for kids. The quality of the education/early childhood experience. They create an inclusive community and my child truly enjoys all the activities. Love the teacher! Ms. Rashada and Ms. Stephanie are so sweet and kind. Everyone is welcoming!

    Avery Rose's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Facult and administrators are friendly and helpful

    Jett & Troy & Blaise & Eva & Zane & Nova & Zhara's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The staff is wonderful and my child has learned so much!

    Madelyn's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Goddard has exceeded expectations for the care and development of my child. We were searching for schools and Goddard was the only one in the area that had an opening. It was our #1 choice and we could not be happier. The Teachers and Staff are so friendly and kind. Our child has learned so much since his enrollment. We foresee being a Goddard family into the future!

    Luca's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Amazing teachers! Amazing office staff! Everyone has been like an extended family for almost a decade!!

    Kellen & Chase & Arden & Viviana's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My daughter is happy to be dropped off every day because she loves her teachers and knows that they love her too! She is also learning so much and I'm always shocked at what she comes home knowing.

    Kaiya's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The school and teachers put their effort in making it a very fun and creative environment for the kids. The teachers work on all the skills to help the kids grow in all the different ways.

    Rami & Raneem's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Great teachers and staff, Kole loves everyone

    Kole's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Excellent building. They challenge and nurture students. Overall very happy.

    Abraham & Gabriel's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers and staff and Kim and Chris , owners , are outstanding. Like family.

    Elisabeth & Emma's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love everything about Kim Kick and her team.

    Eloise's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • The teachers are wonderful. They’re so caring and offer a great curriculum for the kids

    Natalie's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • Every teacher has been wonderful. Such a relief to know my son is taken care of and happy all day. Learning new things every day and comes home so excited to tell us about his day.

    Giovanni & Angelo's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love all the creative activities Goddard provides for our son. He looks forward to school every Monday/Wednesday/Friday. On the parent side of it we love the pictures provided of our son having fun with his friends.

    Stephen & Samantha's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Friendly environment. Collaborative effort between teachers and parents. Seemingly low turn over rate among teachers and staff.

    Abigail & Charlize's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Very nice and friendly people who care about the little ones. Also appreciate the daily communication.

    Anna's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • Responsible, reliable and honest faculty and administration. What they’ve done to keep the school running in the midst of a pandemic is nothing short of stupendous. Being a two physician family, we are extremely grateful to Goddard Orange, they helped us perform our jobs without worrying about our kid.

    Aria's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • You make my child and I very comfortable with your care. Thank you.

    Kyle & Baby's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • The staff and teachers treat the children as their own and keep in close contact with the parents. Prior to CoVid-19 it was a very stress free experience, and now that we have new requirements, the staff and teachers strive to keep that experience for the children and parents normal. I feel confident with the school’s decisions and know that my child is safe while he is there.

    Orion's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Attentive staff, structured, great outdoor play environment, caring people

    Savannah's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers as well as Directors put a lot of time and thought into lesson planning, it shows in their creativity and ideas they bring to the classroom. Liam is thriving and loves going to school To see how friends. We are happy to join the Goddard school roughly a year ago.

    Liam & Callie's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The level of professionalism and care for the children Is exceptional. I have always felt my child’s teachers truly care about her. I was also beyond impressed at the staffs ability to pivot and comply with all the requirements of the pandemic to keep the school running smoothly and safe. From my perspective it was absolutely flawless.

    Annabelle & Margaret's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • As I've stated many times, the development of our child while attending Goddard School is truly amazing to watch. From the staff, to the teachers, to the diverse group of students it has become such a integral part of our daughter's routine. She is challenged and nurtured at the same time and I highly recommend the school to other parents!

    Pearl's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • Administration and teachers are organized and communicate very well. They always have a smile on their face in the morning and in the afternoon and are ready and able to answer any questions regarding my child’s Adjustment from another daycare.

    Cameron's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is amazing and our daughter absolutely loves going here! I tell everyone I know with kids how happy we are to have chosen Goddard!

    Maryelle's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • My both children are happy to stay in this school. The teachers are very caring.

    Lena-Rose & Loic's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Overall, a well-run program that introduces children to basic life skills while giving them an appreciation of its many joys!

    Michaela & Jared's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love the school and what you are doing

    Abraham & Gabriel's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Our Goddard School in Orange, Connecticut is great! The teachers are great and the administrative staff is excellent!

    Madelyn's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • I love that Goddard is a school, not just a daycare facility. Each morning our son is excited to go to "school" and he hasn't even turned one yet :)

    James's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Love the teachers, sound management and innovative curriculum & activities

    Naina's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The care and consideration that the teachers provide to my son, myself, and my husband. Without their daily feedback and advice, I doubt our son would be making the same advancements at the same pace. (And they graciously deal with endless spit up!)

    Grant's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The are aligned with the common core curriculum and the teachers make learning fun and exciting for the children.

    Isabella & Dante's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I love the tadpoles app! I also feel that everyone I've met there is extremely friendly and polite.

    Ariya's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • we love the level of education you offer-both of our children have literally blossomed under the challenges their teachers have presented.

    Kelsey & Allyson's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like the fact that all the teachers have education and/or psychology degrees, and are familiar with teaching standards and emotional development. I also like the fact that not only are my children having fun, but they are learning something new every day, and are continuing to add to the knowledge they've already acquired. I also like the fact that they are learning emotionally as well, which is very important.

    Andrew & Keira's Mother

    Summer Program

  • I like the enthusiasm of the teachers. They truly care about the wellbeing and development of the children!

    Lillian & Baby's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • In addition to their wonderful educational program, Goddard Orange employs a wonderful staff in both the classrooms and the office. My son has had Ms. Eileen for a few years and we cannot express how grateful we are for her.

    Aaron's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love it that Liam gets to be creative Became much more independent Being bi lingual I noticed huge communication improvement Its great he goes outside everday Teachers introduce Spanish vocabular Love daily reports, pics and videos Most of all, I love seeing Liam smile when he goes to school

    Liam's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Teachers are very invested in the success of each child. Exposing kids to all learning styles (kinesthetic, auditory, visual, etc). Understanding of child development and catering teaching situations to individual growth.

    Tristan & Dylan & Zachary's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard provides a warm and nurturing environment for my son to learn and grow in.

    Landry's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • It is a totally positive atmosphere.

    Jonah & Cosette & Baby's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

NAEYC ACCREDITED

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits early childhood programs according to health, safety and education standards. The standards are intended to provide a reliable and accountable accreditation system to encourage the field of early childhood education to strive for a new level of excellence.

March 2012 - April 2027

IFA 2023 FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR

The Franchisee of the Year Award recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their service to their communities, fostering a strong and vibrant workforce, opening the doors for career growth and entrepreneurship and supporting their fellow franchisees.

March 2023 - March 2024

SCHUMACHER RESILIENCY AWARD

The Schumacher Resiliency Award recognizes a franchisee who has demonstrated successes despite navigating challenges and the changing landscape of early childhood education. Recipients have overcome significant obstacles to achieve impressive accomplishments in their school and business, dedicated their time to advocating for the most vulnerable among us, and acted with bravery to drive change in their communities — and across the system.

November 2022 - April 2023

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

The Outstanding Customer Experience Award is presented annually. It recognizes those that have developed a culture within their Goddard School that ensures members of their management team and faculty provide the highest level of customer service to current and prospective Goddard families.

January 2016 - January 2017

ADVOCATE BEST OF NEW HAVEN

This award recognizes the best in the New Haven area as voted by the readers of the Advocate.

January 2011 - January 2012
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