Frederick 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.

  • The staff is great and my daughter has learned and developed a lot since starting her journey at school. Her teachers have been really great and give feedback. The communication is also amazing.

    Zoey's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Such great hands on teachers and staff! The daily reports and pictures are absolutely amazing! You can tell everyone at The Goddard School goes above and beyond! Amazing experience

    Kai's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • They do an excellent job teaching/preparing the kids for kindergarten. They’re very kind and compassionate.

    Teodora (Lily)'s Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love Goddard (Frederick - yellow springs). This school is superior to all other local schools. The teachers are dedicated and caring. The management takes care of their employees so there is less turn-over. Leadership is accessible and transparent to families / parents. The facilities are clean, modernized and safe/secure. The curriculum is top-notch. My 4-year-old is already reading and can write his name. Goddard is the best!

    Brooke & Benjamin's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • The Leadership and the communication is very strong; best we have seen to date. At anytime as a parent we can reach out and the support and information is available. Our children are the #1 focus and that is illustrated daily.

    Teaghan's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • Exceptional curriculum and learning environment, patience, warm and positive can-do attitude of the staff and teachers, clean and thoughtfully organized classrooms, including a culture of excellence instilled into the children at such an early age. Thanks for all you do!

    Edikan (Eddie)'s Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • Responsive management and most teachers seem to genuinely care about our kids. But MOST important - for our three-year-old, his prior pre-school seemed like more of a "daycare" than a "school." I am very appreciative and aware that my son's teachers at Goddard are focusing on his learning and development, not just keeping him safe, happy, and entertained (which are important as well, of course!)

    Max & Eliza's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • Excellent service and care for children. Everyone is patient and understanding, proactive and solution-oriented.

    Lucile & Analisa's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The school curriculum is engaging that is to say the kids learn and not only play and sleep. My two years old knows all the letters of the alphabet, all his shapes, colors, counts from 1-30. The teachers are friendly and involved with the kids. I also like the staffing ratio.

    Dawson & Chloe & Cody's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I like all the teachers, the director and the owner. They really care the kids, are easy to communicate and willing to take suggestions from parents. Also, my kid learned a lot from schools and made good friends here.

    Nolan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Connie has grown so much, teachers are fantastic and she loves coming in everyday. Also they have made potty training a breeze! Teachers, staff and Director genuinely care for your children, I feel reassured they are well taken care of everyday

    Constance & Penelope's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love Goddard! Jennifer and Jessica are excellent leaders. All of the teachers are experienced, organized, and patient. They care for our daughter as if she were their own. We feel so lucky to have Goddard nearby.

    Edith's Mother

    Preschool 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


The NECPA accreditation program has been carefully crafted to create broad public understanding of the benefits of high quality early childhood care and education. Coupled with this increased understanding is a raised awareness of the professional expertise required to deliver that high quality care and an appreciation of the advantages that children receive from accredited centers and schools.

November 2021 - November 2024


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.

July 2020 - May 2023


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


The Frederick News-Post named our Goddard School the Best of the Best Childcare Center and the Best of the Best Preschool in the area. The Best of the Best is a list of resident's favorite businesses, organizations and attractions in our community.

January 2020 - January 2021


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.

January 2016 - January 2019


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

January 2001 - January 2002
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