Westport 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.

  • Every single thing from day 1. This school is so professional, so thoughtful and truly is passionate about education and invoking that passion in their students. My son loves it there and had the smoothest transition when he started. This is all due to the Goddard school thinking of every single thing to set him up to succeed. Highly recommend!!!

    Blake's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love the pedagogy, teachers, owner, and commitment to both social emotional as well as academic learning. I can’t imagine my daughter in a better environment. As a special educator myself, I’m extremely impressed with the high standards held at Goddard across the board.

    Eleanora's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Friendly and caring teachers, child-centered curriculum and safe. Probably the best indication comes from how happy my daughter is to go each day and how she sometimes doesn’t want to leave at the end of the day!

    Kiera's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • It’s impeccably clean and organized. You can tell the owner and director are passionate about keeping the school a safe and enjoyable place for the children.

    William & Baby-to-Be's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • High standards and excellent communication

    Benjamin's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • They do a great job engaging the kids, even the very young ones. I love seeing what they do during the day, and I feel like I get a lot of value for what I'm paying.

    Joseph & Edmund's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Great environment for our kids to develop and learn. From the Teachers, assistants and Direction team everyone is going for the extra mile ! Truly recommended for everyone who wants to pick up his child with a big smile in the end of the day!

    Noah & Zoïa 's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • The quality of education, the dedication of the staff, and the overall welcoming and positive vibe is unmatched. Even in the craziest parts of the day, no one ever seems overwhelmed or anxious. Thanks for everything you do!

    Mira & Addison's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I like: The flexibility in being able to drop my daughter of at any point in the day. The professionalism and friendly demeanor of the teachers. Knowing that my child is working on important social and academic skills Knowing that the environment is very clean. That the teachers keep me well informed about what she needs while at the Goddard school, from clothing to food. The security of the school with the retina eye scan and keep pad sign in.

    Eloise's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • Great early childhood education program. As a result of the program our child is well prepared for preschool!

    Bradyn & Gwendolyn's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Excellent School! But more so great teachers and staff. Highly recommend. Simply the best for your child.

    Ronan Taylor's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • This school is on top of everything.

    Cezanne's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The kind, attentive teachers and the daily email updates.

    Austin's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love the atmosphere and the friendly staff.

    Kate's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Director and owner are patient, caring, understanding, and flexible. The teachers are warm and compassionate. My children are so happy there!

    Zac & Sienna's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Caring, supportive, flexible, safety, design, cleanliness, facility, mainly the staff has been very accommodating and helpful

    Harry's Father

    Toddler Classroom


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.

February 2023 - March 2028


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


The Director of the Year Award is given to a Goddard School director who illustrates educational leadership, is a mentor to other faculty members at the School and helps create an atmosphere that encourages children to experience the most genuine form of learning.

January 2023 - January 2024


The Golden Acorn – Employer of the Year award is presented by the Charter Oak State College (COSC) Foundation to recognize employers who support their employees who are also adult learners. In 2021, The Goddard School located in Westport, CT, was nominated by employee Nicole V., a COSC student.

November 2021 - November 2022
Twitter Facebook Linkedin Email Search