Elgin 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 owners are amazing...the staff is so caring, kind, they communicate. They are so clean and I don't worry about Covid, they take it very serious and our up to date about everything. I also would like to add that my daughter went there from 2013-2016 and many of the same teachers and staff are still employed, goes to show they love their jobs and the owners take care of them. Thanks!!!

    Violet & Vincenzo's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The staff is fantastic and you know your kid is safe and well taken care of. It’s a great environment.

    Hugh & Amelia's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • People are wonderful. Teachers and the curriculum really helped our children develop in a fun and positive learning environment.

    Leah & Aubrey's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • They are dedicated to children's learning and safety, and don't compromise on either. The teachers, owners, and all staff are loving and caring. They are constantly reevaluating what they do to ensure a fun and engaging learning environment. We could not recommend them higher!

    August & Silas's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Every single teacher we've had is fantastic. They're very attentive to the children's needs and it is not like a typical "day care" where people just look after your kids while you can't watch them. This is a "learning" and "teaching" day center facility. Both owners are very much interested in every child's well-being. A very well-structured environment for any child

    Matthew Evan's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I love the positive, nurturing environment Goddard (Elgin) creates—it helps to maximize our son’s learning and growth. Staff also promote positive social/emotional skills that contribute to the full growth of a child.

    Maxwell's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Caring staff, strong curriculum. Focus on the whole child.

    Drake's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love the our teachers, owners and office team. Everyone truly cares about our child and we can tell they are passionate about what they do.

    Brayden's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • So happy we changed to Goddard, my son is so much happier. The school is clean, teacher are amazing, communication is the best. We are very happy with Goddard Elgin.

    Leo's Mother

    Preschool 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


Each year, during National Teacher Appreciation Week, Goddard Systems, Inc. recognizes 4 outstanding Goddard School teachers, out of 8,000, for their excellence in early childhood education.

January 2016 - January 2017


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


Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that score in the highest range in all of these categories.

January 2010 - January 2015


The Director of the Year Award is given to a Goddard School director who illustrates educational leadership, is a mentor to other faculty members at the School and helps create an atmosphere that encourages children to experience the most genuine form of learning.

January 2012 - January 2013
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