The Goddard School of Grand Rapids (Knapp's Corner) is more than a warm and nurturing place. It's more than a great education for your child. It's peace of mind.
Above all, it means everything to send your child (especially your first!) off to a place for the day where you know they are safe, in good hands and in an environment that focuses on building a strong foundation to grow and develop. Thank you for providing a great place with great teachers and staff for our child to go to every day!
It's invaluable to have the owners have their own children in the school. We trust them completely during COVID because it's their children too -- they're the first ones to react to changes in CDC guidance, mask policies, etc. out of our friends' child care providers.
The focus on safety during this pandemic has been so important for us. Knowing that the school abides by the rules established by the Health department and communicates with parents about it, this alone gives us peace of mind. The curriculum and teachers have never been an issue, the buy-in was immediate. Seeing how excited our child gets when it’s time to go to school is remarkable.
Caliber of teachers, variety of content, change in activities and materials keeps my kids engaged. Consistent positive messaging to my kids that they can learn how to manage emotions, behavior choices, etc. Frankly, the teachers do better with this at school than I do at home some days!