Chicago (Lincoln Park) 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 diversity of learning. I like the focus on community and caring. The kids have some structure and learn school concepts without being too intense. Avery loves going to school every day and loves learning, which is very important to instill at an early age.

    Avery & Emery's Father

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Jason and his staff are the best most inclusive pre-school that I have been a part of! My daughter excels academically & socially thanks to teachers like Ms Rosie & Ms Jessica!

    Alissa's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love the teachers and the administration. Lauren and Jason do an incredible job of communicating information. They’ve navigated this very scary and challenging year with compassion, professionalism and most importantly by always prioritizing the health and safety of the children. The teachers are also gems. They’re knowledgeable and caring. The staff is exceptional and we feel very fortunate to be enrolled at Goddard.

    Goldie's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Teachers are awesome, and so is the curriculum. My kids have learned so much! Goddard also responded very well to the coronavirus and all the various restrictions - my child has been healthy during the whole pandemic. We love summer water days, show and tell, Spanish, cubetto, chess... we are very very pleased with the education and care our kids get at Goddard.

    Giovanna & Chiara's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love Goddard school! Attentive teachers who care about the children’s development. I have noticed my child talking more, she counts to 10 and loves all the different daily activities. Everyday they learn something different and I continue to be impressed at the robust daily learning plans. Thank you for all you guys do!

    Lily's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Goddard is fantastic - from the facilities, to the staff, to the curriculum. We joined Goddard from another daycare in June 2015 and have been so happy with the school. We've seen our son make tremendous progress with his milestones and are always pleased to see the new things he's learned at school. My husband and I both work full-time, so it is a blessing to know that our child is in great hands each and every day.

    Oscar's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Teachers and staff are great; facilities are first class; and the lessons they teach the kids cant be beat.

    Alia's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Goddard in Lincoln Park is an incredibly professional, well-run school. The teachers, administrators, staff are dedicated to the kids, trustworthy, caring, and professional. The facility is spotless. Everyone is so friendly and committed to the kids

    Henry & Frances's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • We love the intimate environment this school provides, attentive and caring teachers, the low teacher- student ratio, great staff, very clean. The school director and administrative staff are very accommodating.

    Sebastian's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The Goddard School is very traditional and family friendly. We really enjoy being greeted by name every morning as we walk in and the teachers are very attentive and caring with our boys. There are always lots of fun family activities and the teachers really like to involve the parents. We could not have found a better place to send our children!

    Landon & Decker's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • all employees are friendly, knowledgeable, and really wonderful with our child. they know us well too. it is like a home away from home for our child. we also feel as if our daughter learns amazing amounts at the school - she does activities we wouldn't do at home.

    Giovanna's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • I LOVE IT! I love the care you give my child. The quality of teachers is amazing, as is the facility. A++

    Avi's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Teachers genuinely seem to care about my kid and they make a great effort to teach and do fun activities at all ages.

    Oscar's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love the care that my baby receives and that everyone in the school knows her and has her best interest at heart.

    Lana's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Everybody is very friendly and it is a loving and caring enviornment. The teachers and staff are great, I love the private outdoor playgrounds and my kids seem to be learning things they take home as well.

    James & Avery's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. The directors are quick to answer questions and I never feel like I’m bothering them. The teachers have made our transition back to school easy and I love how much information we get about our daughters day!

    Elizabeth & Abigail's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Goddard LP has excellent teachers and does a great job hiring. They are very communicative and quick to reply to any questions or concerns. It’s very clean. All the staff are friendly. My children are happy there; they are thriving and learning things I could never teach them. I feel that my children are safe, loved and well cared for.

    Thomas & Madeline's Mother

    Junior-K 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


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 2019 - January 2023


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

January 2019 - January 2023


As an Eco-Healthy Child Care® endorsed provider we will create and maintain an early childhood learning environment that is healthy and safe by reducing children’s exposure to toxic chemicals. These changes will immediately benefit the health and well-being of the children within our care. Every child deserves a place that is healthy and safe, start creating a healthier child care environment today!

January 2019 - January 2020


The Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees for elevating the Goddard School brand, reputation and business performance through outstanding achievements in education and operational delivery. The Circle of Excellence program represents the very best of the system and reflects Goddard’s mission and values.

January 2016 - January 2017


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


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

January 2012 - January 2013


The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes the rookie Goddard School that has met the highest standards in the areas of overall quality, health & safety, curriculum and business operations.

January 2012 - January 2013
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