Forest Hill 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.

  • We absolutely love Goddard - and have enjoyed being part of the family since 2012! Keep hiring amazing teachers and directors - everyone always has a smile and is wonderful with all the kids.

    Juliana & Grayson's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers and staff treat my children like family. School is always clean, organized and bright!! I appreciate the extras like pizza/chic fila, parties, special snacks, wet n wild, special guests/activities, PNO and festivals...you don't have to do them but you do!

    Piper & Ellie's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I know my child is safe and has a lot of fun! It has really socialized her and helped her break out of her shell.

    Callie & Charlie's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • the teachers are very helpful and understanding. the classrooms are pristine. the curriculum is well thought out. the school is very open book and invite parents to visit. the photos in the first week helped me get thru my work week.

    Jade's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • We have been so happy with all of the teachers. They have the perfect balance of discipline and compassion.

    Harrison & Claire's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers and staff truly care about the children. The curriculum is great for inspiring learning and development. Semi-annual parent teacher meetings held parent stay in touch with learning expectations, etc. The Fall and Spring festival are a great event for the kids.

    Autumn's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Quality teachers Great structure and Children learn a lot Also i like the gym for winter time play for the kids not to get stir crazy. And good amount of outdoor space for kids to play when warm. Goddard also offers pizza day and chikfila day which is nice for variety and i like parents night out too

    Braeden & Brynn's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Goddard School provides a safe environment for my children to attend school while my Wife and I are at work. This piece of mind is by far the most important aspect, in my opinion, of any childcare service. Additionally, I feel the curriculum at each stage of my children's development will help propel my children in the education and growth as a child.

    Sadie & Preston's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Safety and security! Knowing the staff and their supervisors are loving caring adults with my sons best interests at heart, puts my wife and I at ease while we are at work. In addition, the staffs availability to answer my questions or address any issues I may have whenever I call or enter the building is unmatched. These are just a couple of my favorite things about Forest Hill Goddard!

    Justin & Caleb's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • Staff is friendly, helpful and caring! I trust them with my child!

    George's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The Goddard facility is incredibly clean; they have various checks in place to ensure top notch safety; and I love that they have an actual educational curriculum. It's also great that they utilize the tadpoles application so that I can receive pictures and updates regarding my child.

    Emerson's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Our kids are learning and their vocabularies have improved in the last 3 weeks of being there. They also are trying new things such as horse riding and trying Kona Ice which is a good experience for them

    Isabella & Daniel's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • All the staff are very professional and I feel very comfortable bringing my daughter there every workday. We discover things all the time that she has learned while in school.

    Julia & Baby's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are the best and prepare students for school.

    Charlotte & Caroline's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We have been a member of the Goddard Family in Forest Hill for over 8 years! We would never go anywhere else for our kids! It will be sad when my son graduates in June. We will miss all the teachers and directors. They are like family to us!

    Haley & Connor's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We absolutely love everything about Goddard Forest Hill! It's such a reassuring feeling when your child wakes up excited to go to school! Everyone is extremely pleasant and helpful. Our child's vocabulary has expanded tremendously in the 11 months since he's been attending Goddard Forest Hill.

    Karsten's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Kolby absolutely loves it at Goddard. While it is a bit out of our price range we have been doing what ever we can to keep her there! She loves her teacher Ms Megan and Ms Donna. She is learning so much! And the best part is I don’t have to fight with her to get out the door on mornings she attends school!

    Kolby's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Friendly atmosphere. Great care of kids and school environment. Focus on skills and learning objectives.

    Bayley & Madelyn's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Interactive teachers and activities. Age appropriate activities. Water days and special treats

    Elizabeth & Andrew's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The teachers and staff are amazing. They take their time to get to know each and every child and family and work to make learning fun each and every day.

    Olivia's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We think the teachers and staff are second to none. The curriculum is excellent and the teachers genuinely care for our child. The facilities are always clean. The school communicates using modern mediums such as Facebook, email, and text. We really like the “tadpoles” app and enjoy getting pictures and updates throughout the day. We never feel out of the loop on what is going on at school.

    Henry's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • Godard has been an essential part of our children’s development in their early years. Both of our children are fully prepared for kindergarten and have become socially confident in themselves thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff at Goddard. Choosing Goddard for our children’s care has been one of our greatest decisions from birth through kindergarten. Thank you Goddard Staff for everything!!

    Colton & Hayden's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love how much in such a short time my child has grown and learned. The staff is amazing and takes very good care of my little one. I also enjoy getting pictures of him throughout the day.

    Ryder's Mother

    Infant Classroom

CHILD CARE SCHOLARSHIP

The Child Care Scholarship (CCS) program assists eligible Maryland families pay for high-quality childcare and early education programs. Child Care Scholarship Central 2, a centralized vendor, manages the program.

August 2023 - August 2030

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

NAEYC ACCREDITED

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits early childhood programs according to health, safety and education standards. The standards are intended to provide a reliable and accountable accreditation system to encourage the field of early childhood education to strive for a new level of excellence.

December 2022 - December 2027

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.

November 2022 - November 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.

November 2015 - October 2023

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE FOR EDUCATION

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award for Education acknowledges Schools that provide the highest-quality and most consistent educational programs in every classroom. To be considered for the award, each School must earn one of the top two ratings of its state’s licensing program, become accredited by at least one of the four primary accreditors or achieve P21 (Partnership for 21st Century Learning) Exemplar status.  Schools that earn this award represent some of the top education programs in our system.

January 2018 - January 2019

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that score in the highest range in all of these categories.

January 2015 - January 2018

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 2016 - January 2017

MARKET OF EXCELLENCE

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

PHILIP SCHUMACHER SCHOLARSHIP

The Philip Schumacher Scholarship was named for the retired President and CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI). This $10,000 scholarship is presented annually to a franchisee who exemplifies managing an outstanding business, commitment to maintaining and improving The Goddard School brand as well as being valued by their community and respected by fellow franchisees for his/her commitment to quality.

January 2015 - January 2016

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI 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.

January 2014 - January 2015

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that score in the highest range in all of these categories.

January 2010 - January 2014

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI 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.

January 2009 - January 2010

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that score in the highest range in all of these categories.

January 2007 - January 2008
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