Portland (Bethany) 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.

  • I like that my preschooler is learning letters, writing, coloring, and chess. He hadn't been very interested in any of these before enrolling with Goddard and now, he's blossoming with new interests! My 15 month old is exposed to so much and although he's not speaking yet, he can clearly follow instructions. I know he will eventually follow suit with his classmates.

    Xavior & Chance's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love the facility - classrooms, indoor and outdoor play areas that encourage free play and movement. Activities are very age appropriate and the kids seem to love spending time at the school. Teachers and staff have great communication and always at the top of their game. We appreciate everything you do to keep our little ones safe and healthy.

    Samar's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • My wife and I have seen real growth in our daughters language, speech, and counting skills. She is already leaning to present in front of people. Great combination of STEM and physical activity.

    Liana's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love the end of day reports. Lisa is wonderful.. drop offs are hard and we are not sure what we would do without Lisa.. She's is kind, fun and Ash loves her.

    Ash's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers are super nice and responsible

    Oliver's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • It's scary to send your kiddo to be with people you don't know, in a place you're not familiar with but my daughter is clearly happy to spend time here. She smiles and waves when we walk through the door, and that positive reaction gives me the utmost confidence that this is a great place.

    Ainsley's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Consistent and reliable

    Zane's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The communication from the teachers and director are superb. Helps put me at ease when my daughter is in their care. They really work to try to help the transition for a first timer and I’m grateful we found them.

    Callie's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The staff is awesome and very friendly. What's extremely important right now obviously is the steps they take to keep our son safe from covid. Thank you!

    Everett's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Great school! Wonderful owner and staff

    Rebel's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We like the attention to safety, the creative activities and the physical activities that are taught. we especially value the multicultural elements and yoga that is introduced to kids so young. for a family of color these steps taken towards inclusivity are small but powerful.

    Aroosh's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard provides an excellent learning environment for my child and grow.

    Eshan & Akshaj's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The staff, organization, learning, location, security. We love it.

    Scout & Duncan's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Friendly and attentive staff who clearly care about my child. A diligent response to any concerns or questions we have had whether it’s Covid related or classroom. A fun learning environment that has fostered some great social development learning opportunities as well!

    Tadhg's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Great staff who are taking well care of our kid since the Covid time.

    Pierre's Father

    Before/After School Program

  • Aiden loves it there - the only school he’s been to where he doesn’t want to go home with me at the end of the day! I very much appreciate the mask policy and fully vaccinated staff members, as well as swift communication about any Covid cases. We are also Impressed with the topics taught in class - ASL, Spanish, chess, yoga, typing. They didn’t teach those things at Aiden’s last two daycares.

    Aiden & Elliott's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers and management are good about communicating early and often, which has been a big help managing behavior issues.

    Isaac & Arthur's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love the level of care that our kids get each day- our kids feel like their teachers truly care and love them.. and that’s all we can ask for!

    Noah & Bennett's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • A wonderful community to be a part of and well structured learning programs for an active child.

    Jackson's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I love the array of activities, comprehensive academics, use of social opportunities, and friendly staff.

    Isabelle's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Very friendly staff, my kids (3 and 8 yo) felt immediately accepted and very comfortable. Classroom staff are very good at taking our concerns/inputs and providing verbal feedback on a regular basis. Front desk staff is very friendly, warm and welcoming! Overall I think they made our transition to the new school very easy. Kids wake up and want to go to Goddard

    Gunit & Divit's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Everything. The administration. The teachers. The curriculum. The facilities. The parents and students. There is little to no room for improvement in all areas.

    Kai's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love the fabulous teachers and staff, and the great extents they go to to makebsure Lara has a happy, learning experience at school!

    Lara's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The professional staff are the keystone of the school. They are caring providers and have the development of the child at the forefront. The Goddard School program touches all aspect of early childhood development.

    Sabrina & Fiona's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Everything! The people are amazing! My son loves school. I feel so comfortable leaving my son with them - and that is a parents dream.

    Vandon's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love Goddard! You guys go above and beyond and we so appreciate it!

    Jacksen's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teacher is wonderful!

    Chie's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We have been at Goddard with one kid or another for 7 yers now. 2020 has been the hardest year we have ever experience, but Goddard was there, every step of the way to help keep life normal for our kiddos in as many ways as they could. Can't say enough good things about this group.

    Owen & Devin's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • Very engaging curriculum. My son is so excited about learning to read and write. Very happy with decision to send him to Goddard.

    Wayne's Father

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • I’m very impressed with the teachers and staff; cleanliness and resources of the facility. I have two boys that attend and they are excited to go in the morning. Good communication and technology to keep me updated.

    Luke & Logan's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers are very caring of the students. And at the same time they will open up the minds of the students to learning in a lot of fun and very creative ways. My son has grown so much in the first 2 months and comes home beaming from school every day. I'm a happy and proud mama.

    Clayton's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • It’s a fantastic school. The play based atmosphere works so well for our son.

    Jacob Michael's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • Fun, safe, clean facilities. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Happy and congenial environment of staff, children and parents. Enriched educational curriculum

    Luca's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We appreciate that Goddard has stayed open during COVID and implementing procedures and adapting very quickly. Always feel the kids are learning and having fun.

    Sonia & Clara's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Teachers are great. Fun/educational activities for the kids.

    Merek & Trenton's Father

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • We love it at Goddard. It is a sage and dun environmental for our daughter. We feel that our daughter loves to go there and has a great time. The communication is great and the teacher are awesome and engaged.

    Jette Eva & Lotte & Nele & Ole's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The structure and the close follow up to the children they provide.

    Emma & Mateo's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • My son is in preschool. I love how caring the teachers are and how structured the day is with the different learning activities. I also get photos and videos throughout the day and a daily report with naps, activities and snapshots from his day. Highly recommended.

    Iasonas's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Great staff that gets to know not just the students, but the families as well. Not to mention the curriculum is amazing and sets up our son for success as he transitions into school. The facilities are always clean and organized.

    Grant's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Excellent communication and engage the children in multiple different activities! Very proactive in bringing out the best in each child - helpful with potty training, learning letters, numbers

    Esha & Rishikesh's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Teachers are great!

    Alina's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Love the organization of Goddard and how loving the teachers are. I always feel good with dropping off my daughter every morning.

    Sonia & Clara's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • It’s so much more than a school. It’s a community! My son has absolutely flourished and learned so much ever since he started at Goddard. Everyone cares so much about each other and helps each other out. We are so lucky we found Goddard!

    Avery & Eliana's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love it. Great teachers, lots of activities, both physical and learning, and the kids have lots of fun. Only thing we don't love is the process of moving kids up to the next class one by one. The adjustment period can be difficult

    Emerson's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

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

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 2017-January 2018

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

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 2011-January 2014

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

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 2010-January 2011

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

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 2008-January 2009

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

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 2003-January 2007

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Goddard’s Rookie of the Year Award recognizes the rookie School who has met the highest standards in the areas of overall quality, health & safety, curriculum and business operations.

January 2002-January 2003

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