State College 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 love the staff and our lil one has a fun time and learns a lot every day. In a terrible global environment, we feel like the staff is mindful of safety and takes appropriate precautions.

    Henry's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • My wife & I feel the staff genuinely cares about our children. This is important for all parents. The communication between school & family is on point. We appreciate the effort to keep us informed at all stages of the process.

    Ezra & Maya's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We've had both our boys in Goddard. The social interaction is such a major component of learning. There is actually a curriculum so that our kids learned and were well prepared, if not advanced, when they (at least our first child) started kindergarten (baby is only 19 months old). The people are wonderful and we feel they are family.

    Conary & Eamon's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • My son gets so excited when we pull up to the Goddard School and doesn't want to leave at the end of his day. Seeing his happiness strengthens the trust I have with his care.

    Murphy's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We are a new family, but the experience for our two girls has already exceeded expectations. The personal touch that the staff offers is exceptional and the in-class learning and skills development is well-coordinated and impactful. Highly recommend!

    Addison & Kylie's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers and whole learning environment are excellent. My kids are excited to go to school and have fun while learning!

    Ansley & Adalyn's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The staff is amazing! Very caring and connected to the families. I feel assured my child is getting the best care possible. I love the individualized comments on the daily reports.

    Alex's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers and the staff are great. They are very responsive. I wanted to make the school aware of our religious holidays and the teachers were so welcoming and embraced the idea of inclusivity that warmed my heart. The preschool curriculum is just wonderful and has been a great environment for learning for our daughter. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone without any hesitation.

    Nooriya & Saahira & Sineen's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • My kid has been to 2 daycares before Goddard school. Goddard school is nothing like them. Teachers are great and loving. Classes are clean and playground is safe. My kid started to talk more after joining Goddard school and his imagination and critical thinking also developed.

    Hamzah's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Great, involved teachers and owners ! The days are set up like a grade school with a true curriculum . It is a very safe environment . The kids learn an amazing amount at the Goddard School.

    Lilianne & Mona's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like the feedback provided daily in the activity report as well as communication with teachers during drop-off/pick-up.

    Cohen & Della's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • My child is only 15 months old, but he loves school, his teachers, his days there. The socialization with other children, with adults is making him a well-rounded little boy. We love Goddard School.

    Conary & Eamon's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Both of my children have been very happy at the Goddard School, and each staff has been patient, kind, and loving throughout their education. It has been a great prep for school and teaches the children to love and value learning.

    Lucien & Betty 's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • My children are learning while having fun and building social skills.

    Alexandra & Dean & Athan & Caroline's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Teachers are very attentive yet foster independence. Children are provided a healthy balance of self-directed play/learning and structured teacher-led learning. Our daughter has learned a great deal since enrolling at The Goddard School!

    Emily's Father

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Our son enjoys going to school. He loves his teachers, his friends, and learning. I know he will be well prepared for Elementary School.

    Jaycee & Brody's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • We like the structure and education the Goddard School gives. We like the daily updates and pictures of my child. We like the clean facilities and the educated teachers.

    Jake's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love how clean they keep the school and how they keep you updated about any concerns or changes through email. They keep me informed about how Aiden did each day and that is so nice.

    Aiden's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom


Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS program is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to improve, support and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs. The Keystone STARS Performance Standards provide the foundation for the program and are grouped into four levels – Standards, Training, Assistance, Resources and Support. Each level builds on the previous level and utilizes research-based best practices to promote quality early learning environments and positive child outcomes.

October 2021 - October 2024


The NECPA accreditation program has been carefully crafted to create broad public understanding of the benefits of high quality early childhood care and education. Coupled with this increased understanding is a raised awareness of the professional expertise required to deliver that high quality care and an appreciation of the advantages that children receive from accredited centers and schools.

August 2021 - August 2024


The PA DOE considers the education of its children to be among the highest priorities of state government and has dedicated many resources toward that end. Educators who are PA DOE certified prepare for their responsibilities in the schools of the Commonwealth through the completion of a State Approved Teacher Education program (includes student teaching or field experience), The Pre Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) in Reading, Writing and Mathematics, and completing application materials documenting that all certification requirements have been met.

January 2020 - January 2021


The Educator of the Year Award is presented to the child care teacher or teacher's aide that sets an excellent example for other caregivers to follow. Individuals are nominated by colleagues and parents of children in their care. Recipients are selected by the Award Committee comprised of PACCA members.

January 2014 - January 2015
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