Plainfield (Shorewood) 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.

  • We love the administrators, teachers and staff. Their enthusiasm and dedication to their profession is incredible. The curriculum is also outstanding, we see growth and curiosity in our children on a weekly basis. Could not be happier with this school!

    Blake & Trevor's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard has been an extended family for my child. He has learned to communicate better, play along with others better, be more independent, and be more creative. The staff is always kind, caring, and supportive. I recommend to all my friends and and brag to all my family.

    Bentley's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We have had two boys at Goddard for several years and have been very happy with the teachers, the directors and ownership

    William & Benjamin's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love the atmosphere! Everything from the moment you walk into with the warm welcome to the friendly staff, children and families! It’s just a happy place to be!

    Adalynn's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • This school has been so amazing to our family. The entire staff is very friendly and always willing to help with whatever we need. I am confident that my daughter is receiving a good education and is safe and well cared for.

    Aubrey's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • The teachers make my children feel extra special. They enjoy being there every day.

    Mason & Christian's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The daily reports, friendly staff, and opportunities for families to attend events and meet each other as well. The security is a great peace of mind and the ratio of kids to teachers is wonderful. The interactions between teachers and students and what is being taught between students.

    Adam's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • The teachers in the baby room are awesome!!! The rest of the staff are super friendly. I feel comfortable that when I drop off my daughter she will be taken care of and learn new things.

    Anna's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • My daughter is excelling in everything after just a few weeks. She comes home excited about things she did and her friends. The teachers are absolutely wonderful and I can't believe how easy they've made this transition for us.

    Anastasia's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • The staff is what I like about the Goddard school. Everyone that works at Goddard is great. They are friendly and professional.

    Jacob & Liam's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like the daily emails. The owners are friendly and always available.

    Lucas's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • Everyone is so helpful, patient and friendly. My son has had a great experience and loves going to school!

    Caleb's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • The school is very structured & clean. We also love that the school has a lot of events for the kids & families. We feel our son is way ahead of of other kids who are not getting as good of an education as our son is at Goddard

    Nicholas & John's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • My child learns a lot, has a lot of fun, loves the teachers

    Kaya's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The family events held at the school are great, the kid's stage plays are exciting and open house are great and the extra- activities for the kids such as the ice cream socials, snow cone truck, kids jumpy house are all wonderful for the kids. Plus the kids are always learning something meaningful at school each day. As a parent I can see the growth in my kids as a result of attend the Goddard School.

    Bobby & Breylen's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The faculty is fantastic and friendly. The curriculum is so fantastic, my daughter wouldn't have learned all she has if she wasn't enrolled at this location

    McKenna & Jaxon's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • Friendly staff. Always answers all questions.

    Makinley's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The staff is great and my kids feel very comfortable around staff and the other children

    Amara & Mariah's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love Goddard family. For all their hard work and all their care for my little ones

    Olivia & Robert Daniel's Father

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • I love the teachers and staff. My daughter has learned so much. She’s thriving in the schools environment.

    Anna's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom


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February 2024 - February 2025


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.

May 2021 - May 2024


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January 2017 - January 2023


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January 2017 - January 2023


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January 2014 - January 2015
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