Clackamas (Happy Valley) 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 Goddard School is incredible. Incredible staff, impressive curriculum, optimal systems, and wonderful extras like special holiday events, photography, book exchanges etc. just because they care. Thanks Goddard!

    Rowan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Teachers know my child personally and modify their care and attention to my child's particular needs and personality.

    Grace & Sam's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • Head Teachers and front desk staff are great. Kids seem to be learning and getting smarter every week. Lots of activities throughout the day, lots of structure. Detailed reports at the end of each day.

    Henry & Thomas's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Ever since my son started attending Goddard he’s been much more talkative and has learned throngs I didn’t even know he could learn at his age. There’s always something planned at the school and I love how everything is broken down in the daily report so I can see not only what he did throughout the day, but also what was being worked on during those activities like fine motor skills or sharing with friends. It’s a great school and I would recommend it to anyone with kids.

    Carter's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Everything. The people, curriculum, etc. They have nurtured our son over the last (almost 4 years) and we are forever grateful. I cannot recommend them enough.

    Nash's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I feel comfortable leaving my daughter there, the teachers love their jobs and it shows. My daughter is always smiling in the daily photos as well as when I pick her up. I love the detailed curriculum and goals!

    Parker & Riley 's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers all care and are so friendly. It feels like a family!

    Sienna & Reese's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Happy Valley Goddard school is the best. Teachers and managers are very nice and love kids.

    Eddy J's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love the teachers and getting pictures throughout the day of what our child is doing. The facilities are amazing and have tons of toys to entertain our child. There is a peace of mind that our daughter is safe, having fun and learning

    Finnley's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • There are many reasons we love Goddard: -staff are very friendly; -they are organized; -they keep the kids on a schedule; -they have been very responsive to adjustments so that our kids can staff safe during the pandemic; and -they do age appropriate educational activities.

    Grace's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is very attentive and organized. My child loves going there and is excited for class. I feel it is a safe environment and like the detail daily report we receive about the day.

    Emma's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • As a parent of a student at Goddard School I love the communication the Goddard School has with my wife and I. We feel constantly in contact with the school about what is going on with with our son with pictures and reports and events that are going on. Safety and development are clearly top priorities with the Goddard School and the staff clearly show the high standards at Goddard School.

    Oliver's Father

    Junior-K Classroom

  • They are so hands on and caring about not only the children but the families as a whole. They welcome my daughter and I with bright smiles every morning. I recently had her at another daycare before switching her to Goddard and the difference is immense.

    Nina's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • It has all the things we want from a school - clean, safe, great communication, and engaged teachers! They go out of there way to set up special events and don’t charge for things that feel like add-ons - yoga, Spanish, etc. We love Goddard Sunnyside!

    Caden's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers are amazing. We are very lucky to have found this place.

    Kayla & Isla's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Goddard School Clackamas is fantastic. The teachers are warm, engaged and love the kids. I’ve always loved that every teacher/staff member knows my kids, not just their teachers. And my kids love being there. I have always felt completely comfortable and satisfied with my choice in childcare at Goddard.

    Ava & Dylan's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The school is super clean and filled with friendly staff and teachers. Everyone is super patient with our daughter, and I know it's the school, their structure, and their teachers that have greatly contributed to my daughter's growth and development. Our daughter goes to kindergarten in the fall, and I'm so sad to leave The Goddard School.

    Olivia's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My husband and I are absolutely amazed at how our son has blossomed in his Pre K class. With the help from his wonderful teacher and great administrative class, he has become more social and involved than he ever had before. The school is clean, the envornment is spetacular and the school is very well organized. We appreciate each and every one of the staff members and are so happy we made the choice to have our little man be a part of The Goddard School.

    Nicholas's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I like teachers- they're really nice and kind. I like the people at front desk, they are always friendly and supportive. I like the way they serve food so my kids don't have to eat cold lunch everyday. I also like their creative programs, kids learn different things everyday which make their daily schedule fun and cool. I'm so thankful to send my kids to Goddard who makes me feel secure and comfort at work because I know my kids are taken care of very well. Thank you!

    Julia & Vivian's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • The school supports each of my children with their specific needs. They communicate effectively with us regarding their goals, successes, and achievements. Works collaboratively with teacher, student, and parent to best serve the long-term goals.

    Sam & Evie's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Solid administration and great teachers!

    Aarav & Arjun's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Everyone is very friendly and I feel the staff has been held to high standards in terms of training and how to educate the children. We transferred from a center that was truley just daycare - and the difference we have seen in our sons speech and development is night and day.

    Jaden's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Our child has learned so much at the school in just over a year of attendance. Without all of the structured learning, activities, art, etc., we don't feel he would be as capable and independent as he is now. Thank you!

    Walt's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I appreciate the communication that the school has with parents and children. It's a patient atmosphere where my daughter can grow and learn. The creativity in the curriculum is insane! So many things I wouldn't think to do that really help her to learn.

    Islay's Father

    Preschool Classroom


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