Skokie (Evanston/ Wilmette) 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 feel like we are part of a 'family' at Goddard. We love seeing the photos of our daughter during the day and love that even as an infant, there is a set curriculum for her. She clearly enjoys herself at Goddard and that gives us peace of mind that she's well taken care of.

    Madeline & Violet's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The owners are wondeful & the staff is amazing . love love love them

    Jordana's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • What I like most of all about Goddard is how happy my daughter is at school. Each day she is excited to attend angst is just as happy at pick up time. I like that there are several outside resources that come to Goddard such as language stars and the theater group. Goddard is a safe and secure school. Lastly, i feel that my daughter is learning each and everyday.

    Emery & Nia's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The team at Goddard has excelled at making the environment feel homey and intimate, while never sacrificing excellence nor attention to detail. The teachers are loving and joyful. The administrative team is responsive and caring. We have been so thrilled with our time at Goddard.

    Everett & Vaughn 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Administrative staff and teachers are warm and caring, get to know my children, and clearly communicate with us as parents. COVID precautions have been stellar. To boot, the actual facilities are wonderful. I only feel good when I send my children to Goddard in Skokie and my confidence is reinforced by my kids' excitement to return to Goddard the next day to see their friends and teachers.

    Rory & Liam's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Our boys Yoni and Jonah absolutely love coming to school! The teachers are always so welcoming and warm! With one child on their way to Kindergarten and another just starting in Sea Lions its been an incredible journey watching Jonah grow the past five years, and we cannot wait to see Yoni do the same. Thank you guys so very much! We appreciate you more than you know.

    Jonah & Yonatan Yoni's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The curriculum and attention paid to the students is phenomenal. Goddard has been a godsend during the pandemic.

    Abra's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The whole child approach to learning is appreciated. While we feel confident that our children will be more than prepared for the academics of kindergarten, they will also be prepared social-emotionally to advocate for themselves and others.

    Samaya & Kai's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Everything! The Directors, the teaching staff and the owners are amazing human beings. The school provides a safe and joyful place to learn.

    Amanda & Matthew's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Words can hardly even begin to describe how close this school is to our hearts. We have been a part of the Goddard Family in Skokie for nearly 4 years and our daughter has been given many tools that allowed her to shape her own personality with nurturing teachers throughout these years. Her mind was opened up to new ideas, her creativity has taken on new levels, and she’s more inquisitive about the world, than ever before.

    Lily 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard - Skokie has been a great experience so far! The teachers in both the 2 year old classroom and the toddler classrooms have been comforting, engaging and great at communicating with us! Our boys feel good about going to school everyday which makes all the difference!

    Xavier & Owen's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The way you all handled COVID should be a model for all daycare facilities. Truly well done and many, many thank you's!

    Marlowe's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff and owners treat your children like their own, wonderfully kind and thoughtful. This is a nursery that provides quality education that helps little one blossom. A business run truly by heart, this is so much more than “day care” it’s an investment in your child’s future, and I feel lucky to have found them.

    Lilith's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Quality of teachers and play based education. Attention to individual needs. Focus on what is best for the kids. Commitment to keeping up to date with COVID based best practices and implementing them.

    Alexandra (Lexi) & Aubrey's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers’ attention to detail, the well thought out, well executed, and age appropriate curriculum. Elon comes home so tired from all the learning and fun! He loves Goddard so much!

    Elon's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Elliott has learned so much, both academically and socially. All the teachers and staff care for him so well.

    Elliott & Nina's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • -Great communication and professionalism from everyone. -Caring, enthusiastic and engaged teachers who are accessible to us if we have questions/concerns. -Daily report is helpful and fun to see what they are doing each day. -Educational curriculum through play is great! - Very pleases overall :)

    Harris's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love how thoughtful and concerned the administration is. The teachers are excellent. Grateful for this opportunity for our kids to learn in such a supportive environment!

    Abigail (Abby) & Raphael (Rafi)'s Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Incredible job in typical times and over the moon job during the pandemic. Your communication has been impeccable and we can feel your compassion and care in addition to clear and consistent management. Thank you.

    Benjamin 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love that you take such good care of Leela! Goddard has been so attentive to Leela’s needs, her allergies and keeping her safe during this pandemic. We have loved every teacher she has had and all the fun things that they teach her. Leela has learned so much more being at Goddard than she would at home. We appreciate the safety measures being taken during the pandemic and believe Leela and all of the children and staff are safe!

    Leela's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Goddard School staff and teachers make you feel feel part of the family from the very beginning. In a school with many children, everyone knows your child's name. You never feel lost in the shuffle. The staff is responsive, the teachers are loving and creative, and the students are happy!

    Everett & Vaughn 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I chose Goddard for its warmth. After touring so many other preschools, this was the only one where I sensed a genuine warmth and inviting feel from the physical environment and the staff. My son is very happy there and I can see his growth socially and academically.

    Alessandro & Cristiano's Mother

    Preschool Classroom


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