Pasadena 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.

  • This school has been an absolute godsend. The Owner/Director is fabulous and her staff, incredible. Caring instructors make working parents feel reassured, as excellent care is provided to children ages 6 months and up.

    Olivia's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is extremely friendly and well educated. I feel that they truly care about my child and never have to worry for a second that she is not being well taken care of in my absence.

    Abigail's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Since my daughter has started at The Goddard School, her vocabulary has tripled. She interacts well with other children, and has started singing more songs. I would recommend this school to anyone! We have been very impressed.

    Emerson's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Exceptionally friendly staff who take a clear interest in making sure our daughter has an engaging and meaningful experience while she's at school. The regular picture updates are a great touch and an easy way for us to see that she is enjoying herself, as well as to gain insight on what sort of activities she's working on that day. Staff is communicative and very accommodating of less common things like cloth diapering and reusable wipes that help us in our efforts to reduce waste.

    Lily's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • Great teachers and staff, very communicative, we love everything about the School!

    Luke & Baby Girl's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Warm caring team. Are always willing to help.

    Lillian's Mother

    Before/After School Program


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.

July 2021 - January 2030


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.

February 2022 - February 2025


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


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 2019 - January 2023


This award recognizes the best in the Pasadena area -- as voted by the readers of Pasadena Voice.

January 2015 - January 2016


This award acknowledges a franchisee who persevered, took initiative and made positive changes that resulted in significant improvements.

January 2015 - January 2016


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
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