South Reno 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.

  • Every one of the staff is exceptionally trained in child development.

    Rykin's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Wonderful teachers provide a positive learning environment for my child.

    Courtney's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I really like the creative curriculum that takes place, as well as the emails and pictures I get sent everyday so that I can ask my kids about what they learned.

    Keira & Kipton's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We like the quality of the curriculum and teachers in the Joeys and Penguins rooms (the two rooms our son has been in so far). We like the transparency and accountability of the administration.

    William & Brooks's Father

    Infant Classroom


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


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.

October 2016 - April 2027


Nevada Silver State Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) creates a culture of continuous quality improvement for Nevada's child care programs. The voluntary stars program defines “quality child care” and creates stronger learning environments for children using standardized, research based criteria. It provides a roadmap and support to improve the quality of early care and education services. Through, Nevada Silver State Stars, early childhood programs are assessed and given a number of “stars” to indicate what level of quality has been reached. Standards include quality indicators that expand on licensing requirements in the areas of: program policies and procedures; administration and staff development; health and safety; and family and community partners.

November 2021 - November 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 2021 - January 2023
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