Alpharetta (Crabapple) 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 teachers truly care about the students. The administration is equally caring and flexible. Strong trust is built early and grows quickly.

    George's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Crabapple Goddard is just the best! Their classroom teachers are so kind and communicative. Changes in policies/schedules is always communicated thoroughly. They are extremely organized, and they love the kids that attend. So thankful for this childcare program!

    Wilson's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Goddard has been a godsend for us. Every person there is a true joy and cares so much for both my littles. We are so grateful to have found a home here.

    Stella & Nora's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • We love Goddard Crabapple. Things work like clockwork and our kids love their teachers. Everything is super clean, and you can tell that folks take the total care of our children seriously. They inject love and fun daily!

    Kacey & Ellie & Charlie & Joey & Mary's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Friendly staff, clean facility and the teachers are extremely attentive to my child! He has learned so much being there already and it comforts me to see him get excited to walk into his classroom instead of crying when I drop him off.

    Matthew's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Goddard school is a safe and friendly environment. The owners are very accommodating to your family’s individual needs. My child loves going to school, and he learns so much each and everyday.

    Jackson & Maddie's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Faculty and support are top notch in care, quality, and communications. The facility has a lot of activities for my child to do. The daily curriculum keeps my child engaged and adds knowledge / experience.

    Margot's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Great experience with great owners. Connor could not be happier.

    Logan & Connor's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love my daughter’s teachers. They have excellent daily communication with me and I really value that. She’s always happy whenever I pick up and I can tell she is very loved throughout her time there.

    Judah & Nora's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • I like that there are lesson plans and that the students get to experience all different ways of learning, even the youngest of kids.

    Owen & Charlotte 's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Friendly staff & loving teachers who all know my son by name even though he's not in their class. Very clean facility with immediate action taken for extra cleaning when infectious illness is known in a classroom. Lots of extras available if desired...tumblebus, sports, dance, keyboard, OT handwriting, etc.

    Everett & Davis's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • I really like the enthusiasm of the staff. They are always happy to see my children and engage them right away. They are always playing happily when I come to pick them up as well.

    Wren & Weston 's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I really like that the teachers really interact with the kids. There are at least 3 or more per classroom.

    Addison's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • I like the professional staff and the talented teachers.

    Violet & Brandon's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The school is student centered and EVERY teacher loves EVERY child. The place just radiates with warmth! :)

    Evelyn & Lucille & Juliette's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • The teachers love our children and really get to know how they learn best. The school is friendly, inviting, and clean. My children love going to school each day.

    Everett & Liam's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I appreciate the one-on-one attention that my child receives by faculty members. I love that all of the staff and teachers seem to know my daughter's name and tells her hello each morning.

    Vivien & Marilyn 's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Great teacher to child ratio! Other schools claim to have and don't maintain. Also teachers in other rooms know my children's names. Quite impressive!

    Savannah & Colby's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • You make learning fun for my kids and promote their natural curiosity. I like that. I know my kids are safe with you. Also, I feel like the teachers really care about my kids.

    Juliette & Emily's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The people. We went to 5 or 6 different schools before picking Goddard and we couldn't be happier. As soon as we walk in the door each day everyone is smiling and seems happy to be there. Our daughter now runs into school and gives the teachers a hug in the morning. I'm taking that as a good sign and a comfortable environment!

    Riley & Sydney Ann's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • As new parents we couldn't feel more at ease with the attention to details and amount of love our son receives not only in his Infant classroom but but the entire Goddard staff.

    Jackson's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • This school is like extended family caring for my son. Every teacher knows his name -- even in classes he hasn't attended yet.

    Everett & Davis's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love the staff and everything is so easy and well thought-out. This is our first daycare experience, but we just love everyone there. My 10 week old daughter smiles when I drop her off and that makes it easier on me :) we love that they even did a project with her for my husband's first Father's Day. It was very sweet.

    Ansley's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • we love the goddard school, this is our second location due to moving and still are very happy with the schools

    Miller & Quinn's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Kind teachers and administrators; lots of opportunities and resources for creative play, developing cognitive skills, and socialization

    Mackenzie & Carter 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers and the staff! Plus Uncle Zack's lunch is the beezz kneezz!!! B-) Thank you for everything you guys do!!!

    Oliver's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff! Every one of your staff treats our son like family. He has been out a couple times due to sickness and surgery, and someone from the school has always called to check on him. We also love the curriculum. We've seen huge improvements in his development since he started. We love that Goddard isn't just a daycare--it's a school and our son has learned so much.

    William 's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love the warmth that each of the staff has towards me and the kids. I also love the small size and consistency in the teachers

    Grayson & Pierson's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Stephanie and Zac are wonderful. The constant communication throughout the day with pics and the preschool2me app is just wonderful and so comforting. Super grateful for the warm, fun environment for the kid’s during these crazy times

    Hudson & Davis's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Goddard Crabapple has been an amazing place for our boys. We highly recommend it to friends who are looking for childcare in the area.

    Miller & Reid's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • Small classroom size, tenured teachers, warm and very hands on leadership team

    Grant & Luke's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love everything about it! The curriculum, teachers, environment, communication and events. We have been very pleased and I drop my child off knowing he is in good hands!

    Ross's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

GEORGIA DECAL QUALITY RATED CHILD CARE

Quality Rated is a voluntary system used to assess, improve and communicate the quality of Georgia’s early education programs. The one- to three-star rating system identifies programs that meet or exceed the minimum state requirements. Participating programs commit to continuously improve the quality of care they provide.

May 2020 - May 2023

SECURE EDUCATION CONSULTANTS (SEC)

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

ECO-FRIENDLY SANITIZATION METHODS

The Goddard School uses high-tech sanitization devices that remove 99.9% of common bacteria and viruses from classroom objects, such as toys. The eco-friendly devices use ozone created from ambient air and less than half an ounce of water to sanitize hard and soft items without exposing them to chemicals.

January 2020 - January 2022

COGNIA™ ACCREDITED

Cognia (cognia.org) is a global organization with a holistic approach to continuous improvement of education through accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning and customized improvement services.

January 2012 - June 2017

BEST OF ALPHARETTA AWARDS - SPECIAL INTEREST SCHOOLS OR INSTRUCTION

The Alpharetta Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Alpharetta area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

January 2015 - January 2016

APPEN MEDIA GROUP: FIRST RUNNER UP BEST PRE-SCHOOL/DAY

This award recognizes the best of North Fulton and South Forsyth as voted on by the people in the community each year.

January 2014 - January 2015
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