Fanwood (Scotch Plains) 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.

  • Everything about Goddard is wonderful and our child loves it there! The staff, curriculum, activities and professionalism all make Goddard so special.

    Noelle's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are so kind and attentive to the children. I feel like my son has learned so much from attending school here. He really enjoys the curriculum.

    Myles & Cody's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Goddard School Fanwood creates a sense of security and comfort that is essential when trusting caretakers with your child. There is a community feel that is unparalled!

    Olivia & Ava's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The Goddard School of Fanwood is a wonderful place. The curriculum is engaging and fosters the children's growth and development. The teachers are all warm and nurturing. They create great structure in the class and teach the children about following rules.

    Avery's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Great teachers, great administrators, great atmosphere. Our daughter loves Goddard!

    Noelle's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Very personalized experience where the staff goes out of their way to know everyone. The activities are also impressive.

    Katherine & Lily's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love the wonderful care and learning your teachers provide with so much care and kindness. I truly see my son developing as he explores new topics, discovers new things, and interacts with friends everyday. Thank you!

    Aiden Rodrigo & Ian's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Ms Tricia and her team give our daughter the best experience we could ask for. They develop her, they let her have fun, and they create a classroom environment where she gets to grow with her friends. The team is communicative, and they feel more like a partner than a provider. We are grateful to Miss Tracy and Goddard for the team they have built.

    Caroline's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Our daughter has been enrolled at the Goddard School since the summer of 2021 and we have had nothing but and incredible experience. The director, teachers and all of the staff are friendly, helpful and always available to talk. Our daughter is learning and growing in ways that we can only thank the staff at the Goddard School for.

    Maeve's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Excellent staff who genuinely love the kids. Great curriculum that fosters learning and development. Love the weekly themes

    Avery's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We have been to 3 daycares in the area and none of them compare to Goddard. The whole staff has been sooooo incredibly warm from day 1. The pictures of the kids are always great. Seeing them do activities that I could never picture for my 1 year old has just been the best!

    Ella & Max's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love how it feels like a family and every single teacher we have encountered has cared deeply for our children! Ms Tricia has been incredible and her warmth and dedication makes our experience at Goddard so enjoyable.

    Brandon & Madeline's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We are so happy and proud to be part of the Goddard family. Since our son's very first day (and even before that!), we have felt the love, care, and support of all of the Goddard teachers and staff. Our son has so much fun learning and playing each day and we cannot be happier with the care Goddard has provided to our boy. Thank you for everything, Goddard!

    Nico & Baby's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • "Learning for fun. Learning for life" is not just a catch phrase here. My two girls absolutely adore going to school at Goddard! Even when they're home sick, they want to sing songs they've learned, count, and spell. I am sincerely amazed at the academic, social, and emotional lessons my kiddos learn - and retain all while having fun at Goddard.

    Rosalind & Millicent's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Absolutely Amazing!!! Three kids have attended. The staff and the lesson plans are great. We really love Goddard.

    Declan & Finnegan & Sage's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • From the front office, to the classroom and teachers and level of care that is given to our child, we love everything about The Goddard School. I credit The Goddard School for much of my daughters accelerated development in her first year with them.

    Hudson's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Goddard School is full of teachers who treat the children and parents like family. I’ve seen such growth and development in my child in such a short time and she absolutely LOVES coming to school everyday!

    Piper's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The directors and teachers care for our children like they are their own, and they learn so much - not just colors, numbers and letters but how to interact socially and life skills.

    Nathan & Noah's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Our daughter has learned so much over the last year and a half through Goddard. The teachers are wonderful and the communication, especially from the Director is amazing. Very happy with Goddard!

    Maya & Makenna's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The classroom and curriculum is great, and I appreciate how much is being done to protect the kids from Covid-19. There is great communication and transparency

    Leanna's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Our 18 month old son is learning so much everyday and we are very happy that he gets to socialize with other children in a safe environment. We feel very comfortable leaving him in the hands of his excellent teachers. All of the staff are very caring.

    Daniel's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Goddard Fanwood is amazing - the director and assistant director, Tricia and Michelle, both go above and beyond. We have always felt like our son is in the best hands. They always keep us in the loop about everything, especially given all the changes due to Covid. He is safe and well cared for and we couldn't be happier with everything about the school. His teachers are the best!

    Jack's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I have already recommended the Goddard School to a friend, and she enrolled her child at a location close to her home! I love the curriculum especially the art, steam, yoga, and language enrichment. I appreciate the communication and accountability. Staff is friendly and welcoming.

    Luca's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The faculty is amazing and such a wonderful group! Our daughter cannot wait to go to school every day to see her teachers and all participate in all of the activities.

    Madison's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • In the last 8 years I've been a parent of a Goddard student and I can count on one hand the number of times my children didn't want to go to school. They walk in every morning with a huge smile on their face and leave with the same smile. My husband and I go to work with the peace of mind that our kids are in a safe, nurturing, fun and educational environment. I couldn't ask for more.

    Leah & Alexander Jeremy & Joseph's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers and staff are all so wonderful and accommodating! They’ve played a huge part in helping my son reach many of his major milestones. My son loves going to school and we love seeing him learn new things and develop social skills with the other kids. We couldn’t be happier!

    Dean's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I recommend The Goddard School of Fanwood to all my friends who are looking for a safe, reliable and educational environment for their children.

    Mia's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Where to start? We love it all! Our kid's enthusiasm and happiness every day is a pure example of how wonderful to school is. ...The comfort and excitement of our children, the love and care from the teachers, director, and other staff, the curriculum and education. I feel my children are safe and well taken care of, the extra activities and special days, visitors, etc. We love Goddard!!

    Caden & Larkin's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love that everyone is super welcoming and engaged with kids even if they aren’t in their classes. Tricia and Michelle are great people for the office!! They are super sweet and keep you up to date on things that are happening with your child. You truly feel like your kid is the only one that matters!

    Tessa's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I feel that my son is learning a lot and getting much enrichment from being at Goddard. The outdoor play space is superior to other preschools in the area. Tricia is super helpful and responsive. I like the security measures in place and feel that my son is safe while at Goddard.

    Stratton & Lila's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • What is not to like? Great staff, great location for commuting parents, great curriculum - my daughters are having a great experience and love going to school!

    Emiliana & Eleanora's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Everyone is so warm, welcoming, and attentive.

    Asher's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • With our second child now graduating, we have full confidence that she is prepared for Kindergarten. The staff has always been like family to us and couldn't ask for anything more.

    Caleb & Miriam's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Great staff and meticulous attention to detail and safety!

    Sloane's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Our daughter's development has amazed us. The teachers do a great job with the kids and we love the daily feedback/reports and pictures to see what she did throughout the day. Very happy here and would recommend this to anyone.

    Claire & Henry & Mae's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • It's very clean, organized, and professional. I really like the teacher to student ratio and the staff is very nice.

    Christian & Kiara's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard has a very positive environment from the moment you walk in the door from the decor filled with kids pictures to the upbeat attitudes of the staff. Not only is it a great atmosphere but my child has really excelled from the curriculum. Overall we have had a great experience.

    Chase's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love how there is a mixed curriculum,the teachers are so dedicated &caring and my daughter just really enjoys her days which is the main thing!

    Maggie & Catherine's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love the teachers and how much our kids are learning every day. They look forward to going to school and have made so many nice friends.

    Charlotte & Matthew's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I know that my child is not only learning she is treated like family. It is also a very clean and organized school. Plus they have so many great special activities every month that are not only fun but educational!!!

    Kiana's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love everything about The Goddard School! The actual facility, the amazing staff, the curriculum, the whole atmosphere! Kolby is excited to go to school everyday and most days she doesn't want to leave! That means so much to us! We are so sad that Kolby will be graduating and moving on to another school! If we could we'd keep her at Goddard forever!!

    Kolby's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • I love the staff and how caring and loving toward our children they are. I also know that my child will have a such a great foundation for when she goes to public school - way ahead of the game.

    Noah & Eliana's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I believe my children have gotten the best possible early education at the goddard school. They have been taught important skills for school and life. All of the teachers are very professional. We have been particularly impressed with the Kindergarten program.

    Claire & Megan's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • Goddard has provided our two kids with a nurturing environment where they have learned the important life skills. As parents, we can focus on our workday knowing our kids are safe and cared for. Plus they send pictures every day!

    Cameron & Grace's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • The teachers all really care. Tricia is great! We feel that our child is developing ahead of peers not in Goddard.

    Clara Rose's Father

    Toddler 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

SECURE EDUCATION CONSULTANTS (SEC)

Secure Education Consultants is a company owned and operated by former US Secret Service Agents designed to help us take our safety and security to the highest level possible. SEC is a group of highly-skilled security and protection experts. The SEC team specializes in analyzing facilities, developing Emergency Preparedness Plans, and preparing faculty and staff to appropriately confront emergencies of all kinds.

January 2020 - January 2022

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

The Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by Goddard Systems 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 2017 - January 2018

NATIONAL GODDARD SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Our Goddard School is proud to have a Goddard School Teacher of the Year! Each year, Goddard Systems recognizes outstanding Goddard School teachers for their excellence in early childhood education.

January 2017 - January 2018

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

The Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by Goddard Systems 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 2017 - January 2018

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

The Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees for elevating the Goddard School 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.

January 2011 - January 2014

BEST PRESCHOOL IN SCOTCH PLAINS - FANWOOD!

Championed by enthusiastic parents, The Goddard School won for curriculum, educational foundation, professional staff and state of the art facility.

January 2012 - January 2013
Twitter Facebook Linkedin Email Search