Rockville 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.

  • Our son just started a month ago, and we love it! Ms Fatima and Ms Eyerusalem are so patient with both the babies as well as the parents. As new parents, we really appreciate the calm, positive atmosphere that both teachers provide. I’ve been impressed by the amount and variety of activities that are done to stimulate the children throughout the day. Thank you!

    Cameron's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Amazing faculties with enthusiastic and passionate teachers and staff!

    Cullen 's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Great school, our kid is happy and learning a lot too. We've been recommending it to all our friends.

    Isaac's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We absolutely love Owen's teachers. They care for him just like we would and I feel like they are part of his family. As a first time mom, it is extremely comforting to know that he's in good hands during the day. Other things we love: - Teacher communication. - Artwork that he comes home with! - Flexibility with drop off times (really helpful with his medical challenges.) - Other teachers and staff call him by name. - Incredible communication during covid and clear policies.

    Owen 's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • My wife and I have had Chase enrolled at Goddard since he was 4 months old. He is now 3, and we have no plans of sending him to another school. As a father, I tend to be anxious not wanting anything bad to happen to Chase. That said, I have a peace of mind knowing he is well taken care of by his teachers.

    Chase's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Everyone at Goddard is so kind, nice and supportive. There is effective communication and they take great care of my baby. The developmental program for babies/toddlers is great and we couldn’t be happier that we are sending our baby to this school.

    Ariana's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Excellent teaching, care, attention to students

    Hudson & June & Madison's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Programs, teachers, staffs are vary nice and attentive. Facilities are clean and neat.

    Ray Takehiro's Father

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • We love the diversity, the teachers and all support staff. We love getting pictures that show what they do and how engaged they are. The outside facilities and play area is great.

    Ezana & Leanna's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Very caring and well-trained staff that really get to know your child, as well as strong processes and procedures to keep children safe while progressing in their development.

    James & Elizabeth's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I feel confident in my children’s learning, safety, and happiness while attending The Goddard School.

    Cameron & Lucas's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • We feel fortunate to find Goddard, they provide early education up to pre school that we can rely on. The teachers at Goddard are responsible and knowledgeable, and our son likes every single teacher who has taught him from different aspects. We really recommend Goddard to the families in the region.

    Ethan Wenbo's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers are very committed to my child's development. They provide a safe environment from my toddler to learn and play.

    Leo Austin's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are the greatest! My son won't stop talking about what he did with Ms. Eunice today :) They always send great pictures that make me feel like I'm not missing out on what's going on during the day. Very specific information about learning milestones. Couldn't have asked for a better place! Thank you!

    Bowie's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Staff. The welcoming of my daughter to the new environment. The teachers listening to information about my daughter and her personality and some of our family norms. They offer a lot of variety in activities, stories, languages. I love the diversity my daughter is being exposed to as The Goddard. Also their COVID safety protocols give me, as a parent, a sense of calm.

    Madeline's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is wonderful and we appreciate the daily updates that show us what our son has been up to and indicates the daily progress made.

    Munaye Zachary's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Not only does our kid thrive, but he is also incredibly happy to go to school every day. What else could we want? :)

    William's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The school is great, and the commitment and dedication of the staff and teachers is outstanding. I am very happy to see the progress that my daughter is making at school.

    Milika's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The faculty are amazing. Their patience and engagement is excellent. The administration is very positive, collaborative and really easy to deal with. Faculties are nice. Live the way the keep us informed with pictures and videos of how they spent their day.

    Ezana's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • My son learns new things everyday, and everyday when i pick him up he is so excited to share with me what he has learned during the day. We are amazed by his progress.

    Matthew's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Overall, we are very pleased with the school. I would not hesitate in recommending Goddard at 900 Gaither, to any parent.

    Michael's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Excellent education for my kindergartener. He couldn't read at all before starting school and was able to read within a month of starting the school

    Colston's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • I love Goddard, my daughter and I have had a positive experience with the Goddard teachers in my daughter's classrooms and the Director ans office staff are highly responsive. I'm thankful to have Goddard in my neighborhood staffed with good people that I can trust my child with when not in my sight. I also love that I can ride by the school and see my daughter is happy and playing during outdoor time.

    Ellington's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love it here. Our daughter has thrived at Goddard and she looks forward to going to school everyday. The staff are caring, compassionate, and attentive.

    Vivian's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • We joined the Goddard School when our daughter was 2, after attending another daycare provider. We have been impressed with the organization of the school, the learning opportunities, and the warm, caring teachers. Our daughter has thrived, and we feel this is largely due to the positive environment of Goddard.

    Lily & Lyra's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The curriculum is clearly effective. My daughter has learned much more than I expected since starting there.

    Dana's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers are wonderful and my daughter is thriving at the school.

    Iyla's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love the fact that my kids wants to go to school every single day!!! It is more than the best!

    Ilya Markovich & Katerina's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • We are very happy with the school. It is one of the best in the area.

    Milika's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The curriculum is very engaging, and my son always has lots to talk about. He loves the large playground and the teachers.

    Chad's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff and administration are skilled, responsive, warm, and inviting. My children are thriving there. Learning a lot and having fun.

    Catherine & Oliver William 's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like the background the teachers have. They really care about my sons education and getting him ready for school. He comes home and tells me so many new things he learns which I love.

    Matthew's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I feel like every member of the staff knows my children. Their teachers are universally wonderful and we’ve watched both girls leap through milestones. My two year old LOVES “going to school!”

    Brooklyn & Adelyn's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Exceptional education, care, and commitment to early childhood learning and play.

    Hudson & June's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like the daily updates and the clear learning objectives with each activity.

    Chad's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love The Director, and all of the front office team. They are all so nice and helpful. I’m sure they have 1000 different things going on, but they always make make time to talk to us and keep us in the loop with what’s going on. I love each of the teacher’s my sons has had growing up. Each one is better than the next. They have had a 16 step hand washing process, since before hand washing was even mandatory! My 4 year old washing his hands better than my 11 year old!!!

    Chase Jaxon's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • This place is amazing! I wouldn't add anything else to the schedule /routine etc. as we, parents, and our daughter Victoria love this place so much. Inga

    Victoria's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • I love the emails everyday, the staff, the clean environment, and the variety of activities for the kids.

    Samuel Scott's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love the hands on learning concept. But what makes the school special are all the amazing people that work there.

    Samantha Haejung's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • Everyone is amazing and I feel my daughter is well taken care of. Her teachers know her very well and let me know if there's a slight change in her, this helps me out a lot as I work full time and am a first time mom.

    Sofia Marie & Liam's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Loving and caring teachers. They are well prepared to handle the education of our children’s. All staff are friendly. Clean environment and surroundings. I feel safe while at work knowing there’s nothing I need to worry because we are in good hands at The Goddard school.

    Gabriel Alejandro's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

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 2020 - December 2025

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.

January 2020 - January 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 2019 - January 2023
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