Bel Air 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.

  • My daughter has learned so much from her time at Goddard. We know we're leaving get in capable hands every day. She loves her teachers and her classmates. They have great communication and wonderful activities for the kids. The owners truly care about the staff and students alike.

    Victoria 's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers go above and beyond to tailor their instruction and behavior management strategies to each child's individual needs. They take the time to really get to know each child in their class so that the strategies they use are conducive to every child's academic and emotional success. My son loves school and his teachers!

    Sophia & Noah 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The environment at Goddard is very different than what we have experienced at other daycares. We love the family atmosphere and how everyone seems vested in our children. We have also LOVED seeing the progress our son has made in preK with Ms. Gina & Ms. Destini.

    Brody & Carson & Calvin's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We recommend you're school to everyone who asks us. We like how friendly everyone is and the activities you schedule for the kids. The communication app is great and we enjoy getting pictures throughout the day. I especially was impressed on how advanced our son was when he left your school. I feel he was over prepared for Kindergarten.

    Adelina & Evelyn 's Father

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Our son has been going to Goddard for almost 3 years and we can't say enough good things. From the owner being so kind and involved to all of the teaches caring for the children. Our son absolutely loves going to school and I believe a lot of that has to do with the positive and fun environment!

    Brooks & Logan's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We are on our third Goddard due to various moves we had to do, and Goddard has always been good to us. This particular Goddard has the best owners/operators of any of the ones we have used.

    Camden & Harper's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Clean and safe facility. Expert staff. Family atmosphere. Quality education.

    Benson & Brooklyn 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Clean, Very friendly and an overall a great place that nutures education as much as fun and creativity

    Lucas & Zachary 's Father

    Junior-K Classroom

  • We love The Goddard School as does our daughter! The teachers and staff are amazing!

    Eleanor 's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • We have had great experiences with some wonderful teachers at Goddard. The teachers Ms. Sarah and Ms. Kawaii are great. The pre-k program is teaching my child a lot and I feel she will be very prepared for kindergarten.

    Harper's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Everyone is phenomenal! Great teachers and staff! The owners are very personable and easy to talk to. Beautiful school. Highly recommend

    David (DJ) & John & Harper's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My kid seems happy there, not sure what else I can really ask for from a school.

    Eleanor 's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • We truly love the Goddard School of Bel Air. Our son looks forward to going to school every single day, and is learning so much. He is excited about learning, eager to see his friends, and adores his teachers. This school goes above and beyond to make each month, each week, even each day extra special. I am confident that our son is advanced in his reading, listening, and social skills because of the incredible care and effort from this Goddard school and program. 10/10!!

    Jack's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • We previously had our two children at a home daycare, and while we felt that they were cared for, there was not much in the way of structure or education in the home daycare. Goddard has been amazing in every way. Our kids have a great educational plan, we get detailed updates, and they even send pictures throughout the day. I'm completely on the Goddard bandwagon, and I feel so lucky we found this center.

    Ethan & Evelyn & Hannah's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • It’s a great school both of my kids enjoyed going there, the owners are amazing and have put together a great staff. My kids learned so much it was the best head start they could of had going to Kindergarten. Thank you for the time and effort you all put into making this Goddard great!

    Samantha & Trevor's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love the Goddard School! It really feels that everyone cares about our kids and is invested in both their success and their feeling comfortable at the school.

    Marnie & Penny's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The school staff and owners are super nice.

    Adalynn's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Fantastic management at location we send her to, wonderful teachers/staff and curriculum for great development!

    Aarya & Shreya & Riya's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers, events, attention to detail, warm demeanor of all employees.

    Ben & Margaux's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The owners, teachers, curriculum.. everything

    Bobby & Matthew & Charlie 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I like the app, the daily activities, and that my son is excited to go to school.

    Erik's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The faculty, education, and the owners are above and beyond any other facility we have used.

    Ethan & Evelyn & Hannah's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Goddard School of Bel Air is wonderful all around. From health and safety procedures, to the enriching learning activities planned for each child’s needs! My son loves and thrives on the care he receives!

    Milo's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love the dedication and effort the entire staff puts into the kids and families. All the small things mean a lot. I appreciate the extra activities and philanthropic events the families get to partake in to give back to the local communities. The teachers are by far outstanding compared to other daycare experiences we have had. (Go Ms Bethany and Ms Destiny!)

    Timothy's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Excellent teaching, very good teachers and security

    Jackson's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Great curriculum that definitely shows in the students abilities outside of school. Great communication with teachers and administration. Love the use of technology in preparation for kindergarten as well as the beautiful outdoor area and equipped gymnasium.

    Carly's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers and owners are wonderful!

    Natalie & James's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My son loves going to school! He loves his teachers, and he is learning so much. The hands-on and multi-sensory activities that his teachers plan are so cool and creative. They find such unique ways to connect learning to play at such a young age! I love getting all of the pictures of their activities throughout the day as well. It is great to see how much fun he is having!

    Sophia & Noah 's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love the teachers and the curriculum. There is an excellent balance between fun/play/learning and Goddard does an excellent job and finding the connection between these things to really help kids thrive and learn.

    Ben's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Goddard School Bel Air has been an amazing opportunity for my child to learn new self help & independence skills, conquer potty training with his teachers support, and create friendships that inspire him to grow each day. The pandemic has brought uncertainty to us all but the Goddard School Bel Air has consistently made my child’s school day routine a breeze! Thank you teachers and staff!

    Milo's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I experienced another Goddard School location before moving to Bel Air, so I had high expectations going in. Nevertheless, Goddard Bel Air exceeded our expectations and has been an unqualified success for our 5 year-old son. Highly recommended. Thanks Goddard Bel Air!!

    Jackson's Father

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • I love the cultural enrichment, the science projects and most of all, pictures of my kid throughout the day. The teachers are very responsive and genuinely care for my child.

    Alexis's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Teachers are great. Communication from management is great. They have been the best daycare that my son has ever been to. My expectations are always met here.

    Gabriel's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The Goddard School in Bel Air has the most amazing staff who demonstrate every day with each individual child how caring and loving the school environment is. The daily report I receive with the summary of my child's day and few pictures of videos is reassuring that my child is in the best hands while I'm away. The school's cleanliness and elaborate curriculum & activities they provide are beyond expectations. Great job Goddard!

    Milo's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers here actually love to teach. It’s not just a job. They pay attention and know about waeach child. Even during a pandemic when they can’t see the parents, their internal communication network is strong! There is a great schedule of events each week. My children LOVE going to school each day!

    Guiliana & Avery's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Everything!

    Sophia's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The App & the ability to be in contact with the room teachers through out the day I like the pictures through the day I like how the class size is small I like how the teachers and staff know the kids names and parents I like how much effort and creativity goes into the events and themes (e.g herding cows, digging for gold, making dino fossils etc. I like how the play activities are actual educational and teach skills and development

    Easton's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • My 2 daughters are so excited to come to school! My oldest gets so sad on the weekends when I tell her it's not a school day! The teachers really take the time to form positive relationships with each of the kids and I couldn't be happier with the education they are receiving!

    Tessa & Annika 's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • We love Goddard! They make us feel welcomed and part of a community. Amazing staff who care for our children and family! Can’t imagine going anywhere else. They continue to make improvements for our kids.

    David (DJ) & John's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Extremely friendly staff, really care for the kids. Beautiful school and facilities. Are able to keep the facility clean, have adhered to new protocols due to Covid. Still trying to keep the kids engaged by multiple activities during these times which was very nice. Families are great.

    Adriana & Alessio's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Great Teachers that care about the students! Great gym and playground. The school is exceeding my expectations for cleanliness and COVID protocols. Lots of fun activities for the kids weekly, pizza days and date nights monthly. I also love the tadpole app to so that I can see what my children are working on each day!

    Guiliana & Avery's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Amazing, loving, caring and, professional staff! Beyond grateful to have them play such an important part in my daughter’s growth and education.

    Charlotte Rose 's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • My child has learned so much, academically and socially, in his time at Goddard Bel Air. His teachers have always been so friendly, responsible, and available for communication.

    Kevin 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard is an excellent pre-school and has positioned our child for a bright future.

    Sophia's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • It is like an instant family. Our daughter went from barely surviving the school day to thriving with her new class. The difference in her confidence level, her attitude about school, and learning new things have grown tremendously. I would not hesitate to recommend the goddachool of Bel Air

    Alexandra's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The thing that I like most about Goddard is that the teachers and staff really care about the kids. It shows through the warm hugs and the fun activities they plan for them. I also like that the kids are learning every single day, even if playing, and it builds a solid foundation for Kindergarten.

    Laylah & Lyric's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The school is organized and the communication between parents and school is perfect. I see many changes since my daughter started at the Goddard school.

    Gabriella's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers and staff are wonderful and always excited to see my daughter each morning. We enjoy the pictures we receive during the day from tadpoles. We appreciate the learning opportunities and activities planned for each day.

    Harper's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Eric and Brenda run a very loving center. They know the kids by name and genuinely care about each kid.

    Kaily & Lucas's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love the Goddard School!

    Liam & Eliana's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

CHILD CARE AWARE®

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

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

The Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by Goddard Systems in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that achieved the highest level of excellence, scoring in the top ten percent in each category.

February 2024 - February 2025

MARYLAND EXCELS

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.

January 2024 - January 2025

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

The Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees for elevating the Goddard School brand, reputation and business performance through outstanding achievements in education and operational delivery. The Circle of Excellence program represents the very best of the system and reflects Goddard’s mission and values.

May 2023 - May 2024

MARYLAND ACCREDITATION

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.

April 2020 - April 2023

LET'S MOVE! CHILD CARE

Let’s Move! Child Care is a nationwide call-to-action that empowers child care and early education providers to make positive health changes in children that could last a lifetime. It encourages and supports providers making positive changes in their programs to help children develop healthy habits and recognizes providers who meet best practices in five healthy goal areas: nurture healthy eaters, provide healthy beverages, get kids moving, reduce screen time and support breastfeeding.

January 2020 - January 2022

MARYLAND STATE CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION

The Maryland State Child Care Association (MSCCA) is the premiere professional association for licensed child care and early learning centers operating in Maryland.  Members are committed to providing the highest levels of cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development in safe and secure environments for the children entrusted to their care.

January 2020 - January 2022

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

The Outstanding Customer Experience Award is presented annually. It recognizes those that have developed a culture within their Goddard School that ensures members of their management team and faculty provide the highest level of customer service to current and prospective Goddard families.

January 2019 - January 2020

ECO-HEALTHY CHILD CARE®

As an Eco-Healthy Child Care® endorsed provider we will create and maintain an early childhood learning environment that is healthy and safe by reducing children’s exposure to toxic chemicals. These changes will immediately benefit the health and well-being of the children within our care. Every child deserves a place that is healthy and safe, start creating a healthier child care environment today!

August 2017 - August 2019

BEST OF HARFORD COUNTY - CHILDCARE

This annual award is chosen by the readers of Harford Magazine. Readers vote for their favorite businesses, attractions and services for families.

January 2018 - January 2019

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

The Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees for elevating the Goddard School brand, reputation and business performance through outstanding achievements in education and operational delivery. The Circle of Excellence program represents the very best of the system and reflects Goddard’s mission and values.

January 2016 - January 2017

MARKET OF EXCELLENCE

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 2015 - January 2016
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