Hockessin 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.

  • Our child has learned so much going here. She loves going to school and loves all of the activities that she gets to participate in. It is comforting to know that she has teachers that truly care about her. I can always tell when she has done a new activity because she want to do them when she comes home. Enrolling her here may have been a little more pricey than other schools but we are very happy with our decision. Thank you Hockessin Goddard!

    Elinor's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Our child is safe, loved, and nurtured at Goddard. She trusts and loves her teachers and truly enjoys the interactions with them and the other children. Her teachers see her as an individual and work with her abilities and needs. Goddard instills an almost magical love of learning while reinforcing a foundation of kindness, sharing, and caring for others. Both of our children attend(ed) and adore their Goddard teachers and leadership. Goddard is our children's home away from home!

    Poppy & Arden's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are great and I believe the all around school experience is great. I really like the communication via the tadpoles app and all the pictures that are sent on a daily basis. Miss Kim and Miss Mary Kate are great and both super nice people.

    Hannah's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • My daughter’s reaction tells everything! She is happy and executed to go to school every time, and as parents we can definitively tell she learned a lot from school everyday and the progress of development is a huge success! All teachers and assistants are very nice and kind, they are very engaging and made my daughter feels so welcome as always !

    Alyson's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Goddard just gets it right. Very happy with the education and care both my daughters receive from the school. My daughters love going to school each and everyday and we really see the difference in their development compared to other children of the same age who do not attend Goddard. Thank you for everything you do... we are very grateful to have found a group of individuals that care so much!!

    Eshaani & Anya's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Hockessin school has been great! Especially during the last year and navigating through the pandemic.

    Nathan's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Everything, especially the faculty! The school community has exceeded our expectations since day one and we feel so blessed that our daughter is a student there. Thank you Hockessin Goddard!

    Savannah & Addison's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love that the infant caregivers keep Mason and his baby friends engaged throughout the day to stimulate development and social skills!

    Mason's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Everyone knows my child's name, even the teachers who do not instruct him. The program is very structured and thorough. I have the absolutely no worries about dropping my child off everyday, knowing that he is in good hands, which as a parent is invaluable.

    Mario & Michael's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Bess is great. The supporting teachers have long tenures - without that this Goddard would just be the brand name. Great staff = great Goddard.

    Amelia & Talia's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is so kinda and caring. The facility is clean and well-kept. The option for drop in days are a lifesaver, too.

    Joseph's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Teachers, staff, and owner really care about each student's growth and happiness. They work to meet your child where his/her skills are. Our appreciation for our child's teachers is immense! They keep her engaged and excited about learning while giving her skills to get along with her peers and the world around her. She thrives because she's at Goddard.

    Poppy's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We have only been here for about a month but we couldn’t be happier with the care our son is receiving, and the things he is learning! We love his teachers and all of the staff is excellent!

    Christopher's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • There are activities and lessons planned for every day, and the parents get told whether the child participates. They keep the kids very engaged and active. They make sure the parents are comfortable with how the child is developing or acting at school, and will offer suggestions to help.

    Cecilia & Desmond's Mother

    Preschool Classroom


This award recognizes Schools with the highest-rated educational programs and exceptional operational efficiency. Jyoti's School have gone above and beyond to provide the highest-quality and most consistent educational programs in every classroom.

January 2019 - January 2023


Renewable energy credits (RECs) received through Renewable Choice Energy help to reduce our environmental footprint in the area of electricity consumption.

January 2020 - January 2022


Delaware Stars for Early Success is a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), which is a method used to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early care and education and school-age settings. It establishes quality standards for programs and provides technical assistance and support to programs involved in Stars as they engage in quality improvement efforts. Delaware Stars is designed as a voluntary system that expects programs to work on improving quality by moving up the Star Levels. Delaware Stars for Early Success is a five level system, with “5” being the highest rating. With each higher Star Level, a program is required to meet increasingly higher quality standards.

January 2014 - January 2021


Goddard’s Quality Assurance Award is presented to the School with the highest average QA score.

January 2003 - January 2004
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