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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.

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

Excellent curriculum. Kind and caring staff. Great proactive communications from the office and teachers - never a doubt about upcoming events, special procedures, school closings, etc. Flexibility in working with families on individual schedules or needs.

Brooke & Nicholas's Mother

Preschool Classroom

We love the communication between teachers and staff. We always feel safe sending our child to school. The tadpole app is an amazing tool to keep up to date with our child. We also love the daily milestones and curriculum that Goddard provides.

Mack's Father

Toddler Classroom

My son has a great time every day. His teachers are caring and provide good feedback. He has really blossomed since attending.

Jimmy's Mother

Toddler Classroom

I feel everyone really cares about my kids and enjoys being there. I also feel like my children are being set up for success academically.

Jackson & Rory's Mother

Pre-K Classroom

Very nurturing environment. Love all of the creative art and learning activities. We love getting the emails on Sunday to tell us what to expect for the week. It just feels like everyone cares about each other and especially my kids! We are so grateful we made the decision to come to Goddard.

Jackson & Rory's Mother

Pre-K Classroom

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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


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 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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