Round Lake 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.

  • Our family's experience with Goddard RL has been amazing from day one. The program, the teachers and the care they show daily for our children continues to blow us away after almost 6 years at the School. Our kids have learned so much and have been so well cared for, we could not be happier with our experience!

    Leo & Jack's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers are wonderful and so caring for our daughter. I love the pictures they send us during the day. I feel like my daughter is in good hands.

    Madison's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The support provided by the school to ensure our daughters are well taken care of is top-notch. Flexibility and understanding is offered from all staff members and caregivers, which gives us peace of mind dropping off our girls each day. The time taken to understand their individual needs is so important and appreciated!

    Gianna & Enza's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Having been to a couple daycares for our children, I can confidently say The Goddard School RL is the best. They have such remarkable curriculum and all their programs are structured so well. They also do a great job communicating with families and keeping them up-to-date on upcoming activities, children's daily reports, etc. The care they give for our son is extraordinary, they truly care, it’s not just a job.

    James's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The staff at the Goddard School in Round Lake are so kind and friendly. They care about each student, and work hard to make sure each student feels safe and has the best day possible each and every day.

    Allison & Andrew's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love Goddard! The teachers provide us with frequent updates and answer our questions whenever we have questions. We like the annex as an additional play area to use in the winter. Everyone is very nice!

    Mason & Ryan's Father

    Before/After School Program

  • The staff do a whole ton for the children. As well as, and the biggest factor to me is that my child left the classroom she was in and tells me how much she felt loved by the teachers. She adores her teachers which makes me happy knowing she feels like she matters.

    Lilianna's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Sending our kiddos to the Goddard School was one of the best decisions we ever met. We wish we would have started them there sooner! They have grown so much in their learning and social skills since arriving at Goddard. Thank you!

    Leyna & Jackson & Jameson's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love the care and attention given to my children from the teachers. I really appreciate how all the office staff know my children, and my kids know and love them too. The teachers are creative and go above and beyond to ensure the children enjoy their time at school and have fun learning.

    Liam & Owen's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The most important outcome: my son is happy at Goddard! Teachers care about him.

    Maria & Joaquim's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Kind/compassionate teachers, great curriculum

    Jason & Lucas's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Organized, informative, kind, schedule driven, educational, positive learning environment

    Lylah's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • Since my boys have started they have grown so much!! They LOVE going to school and are very happy children when they come home. The skills they have developed and mastered has been incredible to see right before my eyes.

    Camden & Anthony's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The communication is great with the staff. The daily photos help to feel included in my child’s day.

    Quorra & Zara's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is always friendly and professional. I feel safe sending my children there with their security measures.

    Riley's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • from the staff to the learning environment, Goddard is truly such a wonderful place for your children to go to! I feel comforted knowing that my kids here are appreciated and are learning in a place that promotes their learning development leagues ahead of the conventional ways.

    Arya & Lily's Father

    Before/After School Program

  • The teachers and staff are extremely kind, accommodating, and generous with their time. They go above and beyond to include everyone.

    Declan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is phenomenal. My kids have never resisted walking through Goddard’s welcoming front doors. Our oldest is now 4 1/2 and has been attending since she was 12 weeks. Her younger sister is almost two and started at the same age. My wife and I could not imagine sending them anywhere else!

    Sadie & Cecilia & Emily's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Great facility, kids love going to Goddard and they have lot to talk about after they come home.

    Eesha & Megha's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • My children have benefited from the care they have received there

    Sydney & Charley's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • We love the teachers and administrators at The Goddard School! Everyone is so kind and caring and helpful. The curriculum is also top notch. Our oldest daughter does a ton of therapy (OT, Speech, PT, etc.) and we see the strategies and skills used there echoed in the curriculum at Goddard. It’s reassuring knowing that the curriculum is based on what science shows kids need to develop skills and hit milestones. So glad we are at Goddard.

    Temperance & Adelaide's Mother

    Summer Program

  • Friendly teachers, strong academics, caring environment

    Ayla's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • Great staff!

    Joseph & Dominic's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • I will never be able to say enough good things about this school. Everyone from the teachers, directors and owners are amazing. There is nothing more important for me than knowing my daughter is happy, safe, learning and loved while I’m at work. Goddard has given this to me and my daughter everyday for the past 3 years. I LOVE them!!!

    Everly's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • My son’s class teachers are extremely caring. He enjoys going to school. There are many things that I like about The Goddard School. The two main ones being that they follow all the safety guidelines and pedagogy for toddlers.

    Aarav 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I couldn’t ask for a better school than Goddard. The teachers are magnificent with the kids and so sweet and genuine. The classroom activities are also truly impactful in such an impressionable time for the kids. I will always be an advocate for this school and highly recommend to anyone who has young children.

    Hendrix's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I like the solid curriculum centered around STEAM. I also appreciate the daily communication between the school and parents. Likewise, the many family activities throughout the year help to engage and encourage interaction between Goddard students and families alike.

    Kaleb & Cameron's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • The Goddard School is amazing in every way. The staff and facility are so caring and friendly. The teachers are very skilled with out of the box technique.

    Hunter's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • They are so kind and patient with my kids. My kids also learn so much when they are there.

    Lucy & Lars's Mother

    Summer Program

  • The teachers are amazing! Great communication with parents!

    Joey's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Amazing teachers and staff who are thoughtful and are fantastic with our kids. They have developed so much since being at Goddard. We love it there!

    Declan & Maggie's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Constant communication from the school, and love how my daughter's teachers are so engaged.

    Arya's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The staff seems like they actually care very deeply about my son. All my request have been done and all my questions have been answered.

    Joseph & Ari's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • They make sure that my kids get what they need, to learn and feel supported each and every day. Goddard School is such a blessing in our lives.

    Lucy & Lars's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like the open communication from the teachers. I feel as if the teachers are very attentive and are able to provide great updates about his day. I really like the tadpole app and seeing everything that he is learning and doing throughout the day. As working parents we especially like the pictures shared during the day.

    Caleb's Mother

    Toddler 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


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.

November 2016 - May 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


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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