Marriottsville 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 absolutely love everything about Goddard Marriottsville.

    Reid & Rhys's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love this particular Goddard school. The owner has cultivated a calm, nurturing environment where the children and the teachers thrive.

    Micah & Lilah & Noah's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Diverse and fun learning activities; great opportunity for social interaction. Certified teachers.

    Henry's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We are very pleased with our Goddard experience thus far! We feel as if there is an actual curriculum that has certainly helped with our 2 year old daughter's development. We have also had a great experience with the staff, who care very deeply for our child. Overall a great school and we would highly recommend!

    Vivian's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Not much, if any, teacher turnover. Teachers are probably the best in the area.

    Theodore & Francis's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The culture at this school is phenomenal - starts at the top with a superior school director and is implemented by every staff member and teacher throughout the school. Each person is dedicated to their role and that dedication is exemplified through the education and nurturing of every child.

    CHLOE & Logan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We like the friendly staff, daily updates and pictures and the curriculum the children work on.

    Eve's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Great owner, great staff, and great kids!

    AVA & ABIGAIL & Elizabeth & Gavin's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The school has been amazing in regard to how much our two kids love it there. There are so many activities, the teacher to student ratio is perfect and we feel confident that our kids are in a very safe environment.

    Brayden & Parker's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Mainly for two reasons: 1.) The teachers/staff are extremely engaging in our children's learning, happiness and well being. The school also provides a great environment overall. 2.) Mrs. Sheeba Matthews is a fantastic owner; this is our 2nd Goddard school and I can't imagine why we ever were part of the initial Goddard school we sent our children to other than location convenience.

    CONNOR & BRENNAN's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Very caring teachers and seeing the change in our son since attending has been astonishing, We are amazed and surprised at what he learns there.

    Miles's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is class act. We’ve had two kids go to Goddard. We love it.

    Luke & Violet's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Ms Sheeba took care of the kids during pandemic. I really appreciate her efforts.

    Peiqi's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • All the teachers, even the director knows exactly what's going on with my child. They are the most caring, and considerate crew when it comes to the students in all aspect.

    Hannah's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Nurturing, achieved kindergarten readiness, confidence building

    ALLISON & ABIGAIL's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Qualified and caring staff who care about all of the children, not just the ones in their particular classroom

    MADISON & Abigail's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • There is structure to the day and a weekly theme where daily activities and learnings are tied to that theme. I appreciate the daily communications to learn how my child is napping, eating, and what learnings I can reinforce at home

    Tyler's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Great teachers, school has taught my child great social skills

    Akshay & Anushka's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The program was excellent and Marroittsvile location was equally great. My son got to experience two difference classes and both rooms had caring teachers and caregivers. The summer program was filled with fun and engaging activities- my son grew so much from his experiences in those months

    Nathan's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The structure of the lessons, the daily information provided via email, friendly and trustworthy staff.

    ARUNA & Anya's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like the detailed lesson plans and daily photos. The teachers are all very caring with my baby.

    Keegan's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The teachers are amazing. They plan new, exciting activities all the time. My kids are learning a lot, having fun, and are extremely well cared for.

    Milo & Emmett's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Wonderful center. I never have to worry about my son after I drop him off!

    Nicholas's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Nathan is learning about a wide range of topics through interactive and play based education. He asks me to pick him up LATER in the day since he's having so much fun and wants to stay at school.

    Nathan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • This is the dream team. Our child is thriving at Goddard. We love the daily reports.

    Maya'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

NATIONAL EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

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 2022 - November 2025

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees for elevating the Goddard 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 2022 - April 2024

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.

May 2022 - May 2023

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE FOR OPERATIONS

Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award for Operations recognizes Schools with the highest-rated educational programs and exceptional operational efficiency. Franchisees who earn this award have established a strong management team and cohesive work culture that empowers faculty and staff to execute a high-quality education program that delivers a warm, positive experience for children. Schools that earn this award represent some of the most well-run businesses 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 2016 - January 2017

LEADERSHIP AWARD

The Leadership Award recognizes the top franchisee or franchisees based on their leadership and their mentoring of fellow franchisees. These franchisees demonstrate an unwavering belief in the Goddard system. Additional criteria include the adaptation of new programs and services, participation in national and market events, engagement in the community, school accreditations, participation in GSI meetings and being a brand ambassador. 

January 2015 - January 2016

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

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 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 2015 - January 2016

HEALTHY HOWARD

The Healthy Howard Healthy Childcare participant recognizes the need and encourages steps to improve the health and wellness of the children they look after.

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 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 2009 - January 2012

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 2006 - January 2007
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