Arnold 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 greatly appreciate the information we receive through the Tadpoles app. After switching from another day care, we are very pleased with how well administered the school. It's also clear Goddard provides an enriching environment. After a month, we've noticed a large expansion in our daughter's language development, which had previously been stalled due to hearing issues.

    Blythe's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Wonderful front office, excellent teachers, and a state of the art facility. Our boys love going there and they receive excellent instruction to prepare them for school in the future.

    Brody Riggins & Ryker's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We like that the children are engaged throughout the day. Many schools just let kids play, but at Goddard they learn. Also, children at Goddard seem to learn respect for each other and have a love for each other. A child we know (not at Goddard) is bad at sharing and shows signs of greed and selfishness. Our child is not that way and we feel that Goddard is the reason for that. We are happy he is giving and caring and sharing.

    Andrew's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • I have been nothing but happy with our experience at Goddard School in Arnold. My son has flourished both socially and developmentally in just under the year he has been attending. All staff members are friendly and extremely helpful. I toured about 8 other schools in the local area, and none of them compared to the facilities and the staff at Goddard. Now that it has been almost a year, my decision to have our son attend Goddard has been reaffirmed many times over.

    Jackson's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I like the academic structure, protocols and schedules - there is accountability and SOPs for various scenarios that help support the educators. Our child is thriving under their care!

    Delbert Arthur's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Sending our kids to Goddard has been an investment in their future success. My pre-K student is more than prepared for Kindergarten and the school environment.

    Benjamin & Weston's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Teachers are the key, good staff. Also structured, informative, and clean.

    Tilly's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • My son is always learning new thing. He's able to explore and gain hands-on knowledge in the classroom. His handwriting is improving and people always comment on how well spoken he is.

    Bradley's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Fantastic teachers, managers, and curriculum. Colorful, friendly, and fun learning environment for kids that expands both their academic and social skills without pressure.

    Isla & Amelie's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The structure combined with free play and education. I really like how young the focused curriculum starts. The best part is that when our son was younger, it was all balanced by teachers who really showed how much they cared.

    Alex's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Tremendous curriculum and teachers that really care.

    Justus's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • The range of creative and educational activities. The welcoming environment.

    Lilian & Soren's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Our 2 year old has grown leaps and bounds since starting at Goddard. Learning new words and social skills at a rapid pace. The curriculum at Goddard has greatly sped up his development compared to before we started

    Joshua's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • I am Edison's grandma and I really enjoy to read the Daily Report. It is very informative! The three teachers in his class are great! The daily activities seem very well designed. I'd highly recommend Your school to my friends! Thank you very much!

    Edison's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • I like that the school seems organized, clean, safe and the teachers truly seem to care for the kids.

    Hayden & Kendall & Lincoln's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The staff and teachers are always so helpful and friendly. The building is very clean and organized. Most importantly our two children enjoy being there and are comfortable in the environment with the other students and especially the wonderful staff.

    Anthony & Nicholas's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Great, warm teachers and amazing activities that lead to the kids really learning so much but having so much fun while they do! Colorful, clean and friendly we love it from front desk to the back yard and our child runs in happily every day- a great sign ??

    Isla & Amelie's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Overall a great group of staff all the way from the office to the teachers. It's clear they all mesh well, care about each other and especially care about the kids. I feel like our boys are learning something new everyday spanning from the essential educational aspects "ABC's" to how to interact with peers as well as adults. We are very Pro-Goddard.

    Jack & George's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The kind teachers, easy communication, great office staff! My daughter has absolutely thrived since being at Goddard.

    Savannah & Madison's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We absolutely love the Goddard school! We feel our kids are safe, healthy, and learning so many new things each day.

    Saylor & Stormi's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers are very engaged at every level. The most important part about handing my child off to someone else is the confidence that they will be safe and be exposed to a positive learning environment.

    Harper's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love how you can tell that the teachers really care about the kids.

    Addison & Garrett & Baby's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • I really love and appreciate the individual care given to my child. I love both of Ryder's teachers, Ms. Jameka and Ms. Jordan, because they are extremely nice, caring and loving. I trust them and appreciate all that they do. The owners, directors and other staff are also nice, accommodating and caring towards the children and the management of the facility. I appreciate all that they do each and every day!

    Ryder & Christian's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love the Goddard School of Arnold! Our kids love their teachers and friends and love to go to school every day!

    Lilyana & Liam's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Ms. Natalie and Ms. Molly are amazing! We are grateful for their positivity and patience! I have no doubt Alice will be ready for kindergarten next year!

    Alice & Hailey's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom


Child Care Aware is the nation's most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of Child Care Aware of America, Child Care Aware helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Child Care Aware also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs.

January 2020 - January 2030


Maryland Accreditation is a voluntary process of program assessment that examines all aspects of quality in educational environments for young children including curriculum, interactions between teachers and children, health and safety, family engagement and professional preparation and development of faculty.

July 2019 - July 2025


Maryland EXCELS is a voluntary Quality Rating and Improvement System that awards ratings (up to 5 stars) to family providers, center-based and public school child care programs, and school age before and after school programs that meet increasingly higher standards of quality in key areas.

May 2015 - May 2021


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 2015 - January 2016
Twitter Facebook Linkedin Email Search