Sparks 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 staff/owners are amazing and go above and beyond. My children love going to school. I feel they get a great jumpstart to their education and have fun while doing it.

    Charlotte & Evan (Easton)'s Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Amazing place. My five year old has attended for two years and could easily start second grade tomorrow and be at the front of her class.

    Zoe & Addison & Antonio & Raiza & Salem's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Thank you for always allowing my child to express herself and navigate her development through your curriculum. We love the professionalism and kindness from each staff member!

    Sophia's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Structure! This school provides structure for my child who has had a lot of trauma in his 4 little years of life. He is learning so much and thriving here.

    Vincent's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We absolutely love The Goddard School! Our daughter has learned so much and comes home from school happy and excited every day. She loves her teachers and the staff, and she has made so many friends. Best decision we've made for her!

    Eva's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers are amazing! My kids come home excited each day telling me all the fun activities they got to do. I know they are having fun, but also that they are learning since each activity is tied to a learning goal. Every person working at Goddard seems to take a personal interest in the kids.

    Chloe & Quinn's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The staff is always so kind and understanding with my daughter. I love how every morning when I drop her off they have warm welcoming arms for her.

    Luna's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love having our child at Goddard. They continue to challenge him and make changes for him to further his skill sets and education.

    Bradley & Benjamin's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My child is able to articulate at a level much higher than that if her non-attending peers; she demonstrates patience and empathy better than many adults; and, she enjoys acquiring new information because she is accustomed to innovative and creative methods of teaching in her classroom.

    Sadie's Mother

    Goddard Graduate


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


Cognia ( offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, Cognia serves 36,000 institutions, nearly 25 million students, and five million educators every day.

January 2018 - January 2023


Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award for Operations recognizes Schools with the highest-rated educational programs and exceptional operational efficiency. Franchisees who earn this award have established a strong management team and cohesive work culture that empowers faculty and staff to execute a high-quality education program that delivers a warm, positive experience for children. Schools that earn this award represent some of the most well-run businesses in our system.

January 2019 - January 2023


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


The Chamber, serving Reno, Sparks and Northern Nevada is a valuable resource for local businesses. The Chamber allows businesses to connect with and support each other and the community through a variety of networking opportunities.

January 2008 - January 2022


The Better Business Bureau (BBB) gathers and archives information it receives from consumers about businesses, both locally and nationally. The BBB alerts the public to the reliability of a business and/or frauds against consumers and businesses. The BBB provides information on ethical business practices, and act as mutually trusted intermediaries between consumers and businesses to resolve disputes.

January 2020 - January 2021


The Leadership Award recognizes the top franchisee or franchisees based on their leadership and their mentoring of fellow franchisees. These franchisees demonstrate an unwavering belief in the Goddard system. Additional criteria include the adaptation of new programs and services, participation in national and market events, engagement in the community, school accreditations, participation in GSI meetings and being a brand ambassador. 

January 2018 - January 2019


Goddard’s Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI 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 2018 - January 2019


Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that score in the highest range in all of these categories.

January 2015 - January 2016


The Health & Safety Award honors the top franchisee or franchisees who have gone above and beyond to provide the highest health and safety standards for the children.

January 2014 - January 2015
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