Cary 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.

  • Love the curriculum and variety of activities each day for the children

    Eli & Ethan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The care you exhibit for each child. Enthusiasm about teaching. Clear competency in early childhood education. And you all seem to love children- by far the most important aspect.

    Maximus & Alexander's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The consistent communication, which allows us to be a part of our children's school day.

    Brooklyn & Trevor's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Great teachers, great structure, great classrooms, great value. The kids have tons of fun and learn a lot!

    Blake & Brooke's Father

    Junior-K Classroom

  • As someone that trains and educates people for work, it is important to always have a purpose for everything you do. That is what Goddard does.

    Carl's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Quality, thematic lessons Rigorous and engaging curriculum Patient and caring teachers

    Ashlynn & Baby's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Being around other children her age and having encouraging teachers has taught her to open up more and interact more with everyone.

    Payton's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The structure that each day provides our child, the staff is amazing, and the amount of growth we've seen in our son in the short time he's been in attendance at Goddard.

    Remi's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Everyone is so friendly at the Goddard School! There is great communication and everyone is always so upbeat! It makes me feel good when I pick up my daughter and she reaches back for one of her teachers. It shows me that they really care for her and she feels safe with them. Thank you to all the teachers that care for my daughter Hope!!

    Hope's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Everything! :) Friendly faces Always greeted at door Excellent Communication Tadpole pictures Weekly themes and robust curriculum Friendly teachers that care Cleanliness Fruits and veggies with meals Fun activities Teachers that help with transitions (to crib, to sippy, to cot) Safety - check in/out process

    Brayden & Madison's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Goddard School of Cary has been the best daycare experience for us! We have moved 3 times in the last 4 years and this school has been the best of them all. We love the curriculum and the activities the school offers for all ages. We feel our children are well advanced for their age and completely trust the teachers to provide a loving and caring environment. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for childcare at any age!

    Eleanor & James & Josephine's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We just started Goddard less than 2 months ago! We truly love how easy it is to communicate with the teachers and director. The app allows parents to be “in-the-know” all day with your child. The facility is clean. The director knows everyone on a personal level! We have loved it and will continue to even more once our child continues to settle in to his new school.

    Beckett's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love how much individual attention my boys get. Along with the understanding of their individual needs, I feel that the staff is very warm and welcoming!

    Aden & Parker's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • My kids love it there and learn so much everyday. The teachers are compassionate and kind and work with my children and their development level.

    Violette & William's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff are nothing but friendly and amazing with us and the kids. They are always willing to work closely with us to meet any of the kids' needs and they clearly learn so much from the program. The children seem to genuinely love the environment they are in each day.

    Owen & Luke's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We are beyond impressed with the teachers covering the mighty manatees class. Our daughter now hugs the teachers when she comes to class. We feel she is well cared for and that she is getting the most out of her time in class. Thank you for being really great and welcoming to our child. We need more educators like your team in the world! We just love that our daughter likes going to school!

    Julia's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Always kind and caring staff, clean and safe facility. Communication with parents with excellent!

    Everly's Mother

    Preschool Classroom


The Humanitarian Award honors a School that ‘does well by doing good.’ This award is given to the school that has demonstrated selfless devotion to serving those in need and demonstrates a commitment to community outreach. This award recognizes the life-enriching programs the School has participated in and positive contributions the School has made through community outreach endeavors.

February 2024 - February 2025


Ignite by Hatch is an innovative digital assessment tool. It provides play-based experiences for children ages 36 months to Kindergarten. The experiences adapt to a child’s ability and offers teachers real time data reports.

January 2021 - December 2024


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 2014 - January 2023


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

January 2013 - January 2023


ExceleRate Illinois recognizes a program's commitment to quality beyond the basic state licensing requirements based on a set of standards in four domains: Teaching and Learning, Family and Community Engagement, Leadership and Management, and Qualifications and Continuing Education.

January 2018 - January 2019


The Market of Excellence Award is presented annually and acknowledges a market that has demonstrated the best collaborative effort in representing The Goddard School in their community.

January 2014 - January 2015
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