Independence 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.

  • We feel very safe sending our son to Goddard. The staff is very friendly and communicate very well. Our son comes home every day excited to tell us what he did all day!!

    Grayson's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We like the tadpoles app and how much detail it gives. We really like the front office staff a lot- they are so helpful and get to know our child even though they’re not their teachers. We love our sons teachers and the curriculum. He comes home saying new things all the time and I know he learned them at school. We love that the kids go outside a lot, even in winter.

    Mark & Maya's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • My kids transitioned so well to Goddard. I love getting photos and a report of the entire day. Open communication is the best!

    Colton & Rylee's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My son was born 7 weeks early and you would never know it. Goddard has helped him learn and grow at the same rate as others in his class. The teachers truly care for him, and he feels so loved everyday.

    Caden's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The owner and entire staff are amazing!! I wouldn't feel comfortable sending my son anywhere else. I know he's safe, well cared for, and learning a lot.

    Colt's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • We love Goddard independence! Miss Jenattee and miss Paula are awesome! And miss Sonia and miss Colleen in the whales room are so accommodating to our kiddo. Our kiddo loves to interact, learn, and have fun with the theme of the day during the summer. The Goddard school is the best! Nurturing and fun at the same time!

    Jordan & Jackson's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love that I know my daughter is being engaged and is safe all day long. And in the times of COVID, I'm glad to know that extra precautions are being taken to keep the kids healthy.

    Eleanor's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Great staff and teachers. My kids love it and I feel confident in their ability to care for my kids.

    David & Brooklyn's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers are amazing. The communication is consistent, collaborative, and constructive. My son is very happy and is learning a lot, which is also reinforced at home.

    Andrew's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • wonderful caring staff! great location. excellent ranking and reputation.

    Isabelle's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • So consistent and dependable. Very good level of care and development while not trying to be fluffy that you’ll make every kid a genius. The quality and consistency makes it’s worth every penny!

    Caroline's Father

    Toddler 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


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October 2012 - March 2025
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