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Columbia 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.

Absolutely LOVE the new owners Lynn and Jim! They have invested in the school significantly and are very involved with the families and what is going on in each classroom. We are so lucky to be a family that attends this Goddard School.

Norah & Maeve's Mother

Preschool Classroom

We love Ms. LaraBeth and Ms. Ipsita. As a first time mom, I was very nervous to leave my little one at daycare but these two make it easy. She instantly smiles when she sees them and I feel confident that she is loved on and cared for throughout the day. We're really happy with our decision to join the Goddard family.

Charlotte's Mother

Infant Classroom

I've never once dropped my children off and worried. We've had unthinkable experiences at other daycares and not once have I had any concerns with Goddard. I've watched my kids grow and flourish under their care and education program and I recommend Goddard to any other parent asking about childcare and education. I'm thankful everyday that we switched to this school!

Jacob & Sophia's Mother

Preschool Classroom

So far, I am over the moon pleased with Goddard School. My daughter's vocabulary has vastly improved in just 6 weeks. And she is already singing songs she is learning from class. It has been quite the surprise with all that she learned. My hats off to her teachers.

Finley & Lilly's Father

Infant Classroom

I have had both of my two children go to the Goddard School. My second will be graduating next month. The teachers all know and love my children. They have put supports in place to help my one child with an IEP to reach his goals. Not only do the teachers care, but the staff as a whole care about the children. I feel confident that when I drop them off in the morning that they will be nurtured, challenged and cared for. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Emma & Maximus's Mother

Pre-K Classroom

My wife and I have extremely demanding careers. The choice to send the kids to daycare was hard, but it's easy knowing they are in such great hands. Our pediatrician is impressed with our child cognitive development and social skills.

Quinnlan & Piper's Father

Infant Classroom

I like all of the activities that my child gets exposed to. Her speech development has drastically increased over the past year and has caused her frustration levels to drop. I also love the fact that she is learning life skills, such as, pouring, buttoning, and potty training. I can tell that she loves her teachers and that they love her. We love the Goddard.

Emma's Mother

Toddler Classroom

The teachers, staff, and owners put so much care into the way they treat the children and seek to enrich their development and lives.

Addie & Brenden's Father

Preschool Classroom

My daughter leaves happy and says she's had a good, fun day at school. She is very shy and timid and it's been hard for her to adapt but the faculty have really helped. The activities are great and the pictures taken throughout the day and sent to us at the end of the day, are the best. thank you!

Sophia's Mother

Preschool Classroom

We absolutely love the owners, administrators and teachers at Goddard! My 3-year-old and 1-year-old boys love going to school each day. They learn so much each day!

Lleyton & Grayson & Rhys's Mother

Infant Classroom

I love the owners and teachers!! They're all amazing and wonderful and they truly love all of the kids!

Caleb & Austin's Mother

Preschool Classroom

We truly feel our children are in great hands and their excitement for school speaks volumes. The owners are very involved in the day to day operations and their passion for the children shines through. Thank you for all that you do!

Bodhi & Carter's Mother

Preschool Classroom

Love the staff, comfortable sending our child there during the pandemic because they keep it so clean and have a system for sanitizing in the evening. Our child just loves it there and comes home happy!

Jesse's Mother

Preschool Classroom

I have appreciated the changes and dedication of the new owners. Their presence at the school daily is reassuring that they are putting my child first. I am looking forward to watching my child enter pre-school and get more educational content. I can see it already with the review of letters. I also appreciate proactive and active communication with the facility about what is going on at the school during this high stress time.

Noa & Talia's Mother

Preschool Classroom

We love the school, and we are pleased with the care our daughter continues to receive. This is a top notch day care that has one of the best curriculums. They provide a friendly and nurturing atmosphere for the child to excel. Our child has developed and progressed significantly since being at the Goddard school of Columbia. We always have peace of mind dropping her off knowing she is in the best of hands.

Iris's Mother

Toddler Classroom

The new owners have really taken the time to make improvements and managed everything impressively well during the pandemic. My kids come home having learned new things every day and really love going to school. The new teachers they hired are great and all the good ones are staying.

Ella & Ava's Mother

Pre-K Classroom

The owners and staff at the school are very thoughtful and clearly care for the children. My daughter had a tough time starting pre-school and they have been flexible in helping her get comfortable with her new surroundings. I recommend this school for sure.

Sophia's Mother

Preschool Classroom

We love everything about the Goddard school. Teachers are wonderful. Management is organized and communicative. Thank you!

Greta & Miles's Father

Toddler Classroom

Our daughter’s teachers are so caring and compassionate. I know that she is loved and taken care of when we drop her off. I also appreciate all of the safety precautions.

Liv's Mother

Infant Classroom

I love the daily notes, I like that I know exactly what she is learning so I can expand on it at home. The pictures are great too! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The facility is always clean and has a variety of toys and learning materials.

Chloe's Mother

Preschool Classroom

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WIND POWER

Renewable energy credits (RECs) received through Renewable Choice Energy help to reduce our environmental footprint in the area of electricity consumption.

January 2020-January 2022

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.

December 2018-January 2021

THE BEST OF HOWARD COUNTY: CHILDCARE

Each year thousands of locals vote to determine the best people, places, businesses, and events in the Howard County region.

January 2017-January 2018

THE BEST OF HOWARD COUNTY: CHILDCARE

Each year thousands of locals vote to determine the best people, places, businesses, and events in the Howard County region.

January 2016-January 2017

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.

September 2015-September 2021

MARKET OF EXCELLENCE

This award is presented annually and acknowledges a market that has demonstrated the best collaborative effort in representing The Goddard School’s in their community.

January 2015-January 2016

THE BEST OF HOWARD COUNTY: CHILDCARE

Each year thousands of locals vote to determine the best people, places, businesses, and events in the Howard County region.

January 2015-January 2016

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Goddard’s Outstanding Customer Service Award is determined through Mystery Callers, Mystery Shoppers, Parent Surveys and Parent Concern Calls.

January 2003-January 2004

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