Urbana 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 Goddard School in Urbana, MD was the best decision we have ever made for our family. All 3 of our kids will eventually graduate from there with each having their own unique and wonderful experience. The staff there is fabulous and you always feel like family. More importantly, we have seen first hand how the Goddard School prepares children for the future as they head to elementary school.

    Bradley & Gavin & Remi 's Father

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Love the school, curriculum and the teachers!

    Liam's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • A caring, fun atmosphere. Wonderful teachers and owners.

    Cristian's Father

    Summer Program

  • wonderful teachers, supportive and professional administration. Great activities and overall experience and environment!

    Helena's Mother

    Summer Program

  • Professional folks who really strive to support their families.

    Vivian's Father

    Before/After School Program

  • We had a fantastic experience with Goddard Urbana! Everyone is extremely welcoming and the environment is so comfortable. We were confident our daughter was cared for during the school day, as well as introduced to new learning concepts and taught how to interact with her peers.

    Camden & Isla 's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Great curriculum from infants to school age, great teachers, and wonderful care!

    Piper & Pippa's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Teachers are amazing...love the curriculum and the connection between the staff and the parents...so important to feel and know it’s a trusting environment.

    Ellyas & Madina & Aayan & Deen's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Excellent teachers and administration

    Lucas & Pablo's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The staff is amazing and the teachers are great. I love how much both of my girls have and are still learning at Goddard.

    Raelynn & Kaeleigh's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Great management and friendly staff.

    Vivian's Father

    Before/After School Program

  • The teachers, the owners really everything about Goddard is amazing. The communication is the best. Can’t say enough Good things about Goddard in Urbana. Our son loves going every day.

    Sebastian's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard Urbana has been such a blessing for our family, especially after the pandemic. My 3 yo and 2 yo are happy, thriving, confident little kids. Every afternoon on picking them up they both immediately say they had a fun day. The teachers have been fantastic at communicating and updating us on how the kids are doing. It is also clear that our children are learning while having fun as they always have something new to show us. We highly recommend Goddard Urbana.

    Selene & Luksh's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The leadership and staff are the BEST! We’ve been in multiple childcare settings and we have had nothing just good experiences with Goddard Urbana. Our kids are thriving here. And the teachers are just so lovely and loving.

    Addison & Liam's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Great staff and family environment. Curriculum tailored to the kid's needs. Safety a priority

    Jayla & Aston's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • We've had an amazing experience for the last 3 years and know our children are cared for and are learning so much.

    Amelia & Henry's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We have sent three children through the school. The facility is always clean and up to date. The staff is responsive to questions and inquiries. Although this is a high-turnover industry, we have been happy to see many of the same faces over the last nine years. We like Tadpoles as a communication mechanism. Most importantly, our children have always been happy there.

    Emma & Charlotte & Liam's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Quality education, friendly and caring staff, great communication

    Harrison & Penelope (Penny) 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is absolutely amazing. My child has attended Goddard for the past three years and she has always impressed us with the range and depth of what she has learnt. Thank you Jill, John and staff!

    Madelyn's Mother

    Summer Program

  • John and Jill have become like Family. Goddard is a second home to my son. The facilities are always clean. The teachers are ready and willing to help. Goddard is an essential part of the backbone of the Urbana community.

    Mark Daniel's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • Great teachers who genuinely care about the children! Great curriculum too!

    Piper & Pippa's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Responsive to questions and concerns related to reopening in the current environment of COVID. Have gone above and beyond to ensure all necessary safety precautions are been implemented. My child has blossomed while he has been at Goddard and I attribute that the safe and nurturing learning environment that has been established!

    Brayden & Kolten 's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • The school is great my kid loves it the teachers are amazing very responsive and more important proactive. I am confident they love my daughter and look after her as they would one of their own

    Parker's Father

    Before/After School Program

  • We like the caring staff, and the structured but varied curriculum, with all the different elements of music, exercise, art, letters, numbers, projects, different themes, etc. There is a lot of communication, which is appreciated. Overall, we are very pleased.

    Nathan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love the curriculum- in addition to a “standard” pre-K curriculum, my child has learned chess, yoga, and so much more. The teachers, directors, and owners are wonderful, and you can tell they truly care about the kids. It’s been amazing watching how much my children learned and how much they improved in different areas shortly after starting Goddard.

    Madelyn & Jackson's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • We really enjoy the quality of the facility, the friendliness of the personnel and the individual approach to each student!

    Liam's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • It's actually a school! You aren't just paying someone to watch your child...you are paying them to TEACH your child.

    Evelyn's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love the teacher interaction with our child, as well as with the other children. The front office staff is very friendly and the owners care very much about their school and all that walk through its doors. My child's development has been extraordinary. We made the right choice.

    Gavyn's Father

    Junior-K Classroom

  • The teachers really care about the students and make learning fun.

    Nathan's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • We have been sending our daughter to Goddard school since she was 2 years old and now she is doing before and after school program. Great staff and great education.

    Emma's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • My child's growth in Goddard's Pre-K program over the past few weeks has been astounding. She has learned so much and is very happy at school. This has been her first experience in school full-time, and she has adjusted to the long days with ease. I attribute much of her smooth transition to the teachers and staff at the school.

    Lucy's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Fantastic owners and teachers with terrific facilities and programs

    Emmie's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • Our daughter has been going to the Goddard school at Urbana for 5 years now and the school has been amazing. She loves going to Goddard and has made many great friends there. The management is excellent with exceptional customer service. The school is very clean and organized. The teachers are very professional, caring and conscientious. We highly recommend this school.

    Emma's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • The care and instruction our daughter receives is second to none. We knew The Goddard School was head and shoulders above other schools after our first visit. Our friends with kids enrolled elsewhere always say their provider is “ok” or “gets the job done” but we our confident she is learning everyday in the most caring environment.

    Addison's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • My son loves it here! He learns so much and love their curriculum. The tadpoles app with their daily report is amazing. The pictures they take during the day are a bonus!!

    Liam's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Kind staff, organized, lots of communication

    Penelope's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • Wonderful program. Staff is very caring and responsive to any need. Owners truly care about students and are always available. Facility is clean and focused on fostering learning. So lucky to have it close by.

    Jackson & Piper's Father

    Toddler Classroom

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