Aurora 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.

  • I like the curriculum and the variety of activities that they engage in every day/week

    Vivian & Noa's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard in Aurora, is an amazing establishment with great teacher and amazing staff. Both of my children have attend this school. Highly recommend!!

    Carlos & Gianna's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Educational experience for my child is awesome. He learns a ton and continues to impress with his early knowledge.

    Mateo José's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Goddard School is my daughter's first school/daycare experience, and she loves it. From the start, in terms of visiting and/or responding to questions the leadership staff has been awesome. The teaching staff is also excellent, my daughter loves going and is doing well in terms of development, growth and loves to learn. I love the school and would highly recommend.

    Vivienne's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I like the educational focus from infant up. My kids don't go to daycare, they go to school.

    Harrison & Keagan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Very creative and each day I feel my son is learning a wide range of things from art to math.. He will be more than ready for kindergarten

    Joseph's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My daughter is constantly talking abut what she is learning. Everyone is also so friendly and welcoming.

    Ava's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love the newsletters and daily pictures of what the learning curriculum is! It is such a friendly learning place and I know my child enjoys her day at your school.

    Mila's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love the educational level of the teachers. Requiring that they have a bachelor's degree means that you care about the education of your littlest clients and that makes me feel good. My children learn so much and come home talking about what they learned that day! They are excited to go to Goddard!

    Elijah & Malachi's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Spanish and sign language curriculum are wonderful. I truly feel that my daughter is getting the competencies required to be successful in kindergarten.

    Jayda's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I love that the teachers and staff spend one on one time with the children. Everyone knows you by name when you walk through the door and will take the time to praise your child's accomplishments as well as work to improve upon their weaknesses. This school is awesome and my son has truly flourished in this loving environment!

    Charles's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • This school is diverse and provides an excellent curriculum that is executed beautifully. I'm fully confident that my child is well cared for and safe. The staff is friendly and willing to listen to parent concerns and suggestions. They do an amazing job meeting indiviual needs of each child while maintaining a unified environment.

    Jaycee & Domokos's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Personalized approach to learning, use of computers in classrooms, variety of learning materials and projects. Teachers are fantastic.

    Maia & Ronan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The commitment to providing high level education and professional but yet extremely kids friendly atmosphere. The Goddard school is exceptional and outstanding!

    Sanaa & Aaliyah's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The structure of the program along with the curriculum has really benefited my child greatly; and the staff is phenomenal.

    Karter's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom


The Goddard Humanitarian Award honors franchisees who are devoted to the welfare of humanity by making the world a better place through early childhood education.

February 2024 - February 2025


Bernie’s Book Bank collects, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.

January 2017 - January 2023


This award recognizes the best in the Chicagoland area -- as voted by the readers of the Daily Herald.

January 2017 - January 2023


ExceleRate Illinois recognizes a program's commitment to quality beyond the basic state licensing requirements (which cover seven broad areas including staffing, programming, health, safety and hygiene). The Silver Circle of Quality recognizes completion of a rigorous self-assessment and implementation of a continuous quality improvement process, as verified by a state-approved assessor.

August 2018 - January 2022


The NECPA accreditation program has been carefully crafted to create broad public understanding of the benefits of high quality early childhood care and education. Coupled with this increased understanding is a raised awareness of the professional expertise required to deliver that high quality care and an appreciation of the advantages that children receive from accredited centers and schools.

January 2017 - January 2018


This award is presented annually and acknowledges a market that has demonstrated the best collaborative effort in representing The Goddard Schools in their community.

January 2014 - January 2015
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