Simpsonville 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.

  • Our third child is going through Goddard at Five forks. The owners of this Goddard have implemented an incredible culture. The Director is very engaged in every stakeholder of the school, from the teachers to the assistants to the students. The curriculum is engaging and challenging, and our kids are thriving. When our oldest finished pre-k and transitioned to public school kindergarten, she genuinely missed Goddard. I wish our Goddard was bigger so more kids could take advantage of it!

    Emery & Kate & Ray's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The communication is superb, the teachers are friendly, knowledgeable, and fun, and the whole atmosphere is happy. We truly appreciate the dedication and care taken by everyone in the building, especially having started a child at Goddard during a pandemic. Our son comes home every single day asking to go back to school, and this is the most important way to begin his many years of education ahead. THANK YOU!

    Jack & William's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love how engaged the students are. They are constantly learning and having fun at the same time! We also appreciate how organized and clean the school is.

    Laksh's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers at Goddard are extremely caring, and patient with each child. We love that all ages follow a curriculum, even the babies. I know when we send our child to school that she is learning, being very well cared for, & being shown a lot of love.

    Hannah's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Our family loves Goddard! We have been going there for over 10 years and we have been very pleased. Not very often can you find a school that has teachers that are nurturing and also prepares your children for elementary school. I would not change a thing.

    Augustus & Maddox's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • The Goddard School is part of our family. We love the teachers and office staff and know that they care about or child and their wellbeing. Our daughter is excited to come home every day and tell us about her activities at school. Even with the pandemic the school has done a good job of communicating with us. We recommend Goddard to anyone who asks!

    Emma Kate's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Bill and Melanie and the entire staff genuinely care fo our child and not only that she is receiving an education but also love and support. Our daughter loves school and looks forward to going everyday! I can’t imagine having her any where else.

    Avery's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • The best school EVER!!! MY son was potty trained so early and so fast. They care about every student and family. They teach the kids so much, and all of the teachers are wonderful!!!

    Nina & John's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I like the care, attention, and I love the there is a curriculum for children to learn while they have fun.

    Oliver's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We are very blessed that my two kids are able to attend. They both love their teachers and are excited about what they are learning. They cannot wait to tell me what they worked on at school when I get home. The structure, academics and individual attention each kid receives is wonderful, I can't say enough about it. I love to see the teachers love on my kids. We are grateful for each teacher there!

    Gunner & Kenslie's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • We love the teachers and staff and the energy they put into caring for our family!

    Caleb & Carson's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • We love the teachers and the curriculum! They are great with the kids and provide a calm and learning atmosphere! Everything is great!

    Charles's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • THe Goddard school is amazing. We love it so much for both of our girls and drive 35 min to keep going there!

    Adelaide & Avalene's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The absolute best teachers and staff!

    Dakota & Halle & Baby's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Love Mrs. Taylor! I really believe the Jr K program does an outstanding job getting kids ready for kindergarten.

    Emily's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • I love the way that Goddard helps my boys with homework after school. They are then allowed to create great friendships while playing. When school is out, they have fun educational programs for my boys to participate in.

    Augustus & Maddox's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • The staff at the Goddard school are wonderful. I have recommended a few friends to the Goddard school over the years.

    Gareth's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • We love Ms. Taylor! We also feel that the school really prepares kids for Kindergarten. Thank you!

    Emily's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • I love the Goddard School! My son loves it and always has a smile on his face when he tells us about his day. He is always excited to go to school. He is getting the best education and they do so much for the kids. I recommend Goddard School every chance I get when some asks me for recommendations for a school.

    Silas 's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • We love Mary and Kristina and how much they are patient and kind with our 3 year old. He loves them and this has been a big relief when choosing a school to attend.

    Walter's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The Goddard School is my only child’s 1st school. And everything here in the US is very new to me. So we were very anxious while sending my daughter. But I think it is the best decisions we took. Amazed at the COVID precautions taken for such small kids, the admin staff were always always very warm and welcoming. The teachers are amazing. It’s not a joke to handle sooooo many kids at a time for the entire day. They are all fantastic!

    Samyra's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Wonderful teachers, convenient location, nice safe friendly facility and very professional and warm welcoming staff. My son loves school and we love Goddard too.

    Thomas & Miles's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers, administrators and owners at Goddard have become an extension of our family. They strive to create an environment focused on enrichment, inclusivness and kindness. Our girls have flourished under their guidence and Goddard has provided a foundation for academic and personal success as they enter elementary school.

    Lauren & Eve's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • We have been so pleased with the staff and the curriculum at the Goddard school. The teachers are incredible and our children transitioned so smoothly and have made sweet friends. Even though they are in pre-school and kindergarten, they are learning above their age level and will be well prepared for primary school.

    Graham & Oliver's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • We love the nurturing environment this school provides for our son to grow and learn. Safety and communication is their top priority and we appreciate it so much!

    Slade & Silas's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • I absolutely love the Goddard School. We just moved back to the US from 2 years in Germany and my daughter is thriving. She mostly speaks German but her English has significantly improved. She has enjoyed all the activities and her teacher Ms. Katelyn is amazing, communicates, and my daughter loves her.

    Marah's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Great teachers and administration. Focus on childhood development. Always willing to provide feedback and support to parents about kids. Keep children learning and challenged. Class progression based on development and not just age.

    Idris & Dahlia's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I love the curriculum, my kids learn so much at school, they surprise me everyday. The teachers do a great job not only teaching about math, science, reading and other topics, but also about helping them to better kids.

    Nicholas Nico & Sebastian's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I like all of the hands-on activities that you do with the kids, even at a young age. I also love the teachers! They truly care about the children and it makes me feel good leaving my child there every day knowing they are cared for so well.

    Jack's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Goddard really cares about our family and our daughter and her growth. I feel like the teachers like their jobs and the kids enjoy themselves. The curriculum is top notch and the school is a great fit for us. I am much happier at Goddard than at two previous daycares.

    Catherine & Madeleine's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Goddard School provides exceptional educational services with a family centered environment

    Jack & Lilly's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • The interaction between the teachers & students (& parents) is always friendly, professional & informative. I have been very happy with my daughters growth & development since attending The Goddard School.

    Morgan's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • All of the teachers and staff are wonderful! They are part of our family. My youngest loves to go to school and actually is disappointed when I have her home with me.

    Stella & Grace's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • I believe the staff at Goddard to be some of the most attentive and kind teachers that a parent could hope to have in the development of their child's early learning experiences which will hopefully provide a love of learning and exploration that will co to us throughout their lives.

    Truman & Beatrice's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Wonderful owners, that truly care. Great and high motivated teachers with big hearts and great edicational skills. A great place to see your child grow up

    Henri & Ben's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Excellent curriculum, warm teachers who make the kids feel loved and welcome and always appear to be happy to be working there, consistency of teachers in the classroom, extra events that The Goddard School puts on to show it's appreciation for the families (fall festival, valentines dance, etc.).

    Chloe & Hunter's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers and staff are engaged and always so helpful. They seem to truly care about the kids

    Emma's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • I love all the staff as well as everyone in the office. The teachers and management care so much about the students and meet all their needs. The curriculum far exceeds curriculum in other programs.

    Evan's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My daughter just finished kindergarten at The Goddard School and has learned so much.

    Zoey's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • We like how so much of what you do with the kids during the day is goal oriented and based on typical childhood development. You tend to do things we never would have thought of with our young son! We feel that he is experiencing a lot in the days he is at school. The updates, emails, and interaction with teachers at drop off and pick up are also great.

    Everett's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • I feel like Goddard helps expose our kids to more educational content then if they were to stay home and get to interact with classemates that will help prepare them for elementary school.

    Michael & Catherine's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • I have been thrilled with the academic development of my daughter; the personalized and play-centered approach to teaching that Goddard use is outstanding! I also love the highly trained teachers and how readily available they are to discuss my child's progress or difficulties with me.

    Olivia's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • It is a quality learning environment, not just babysitting. The staff are all professional and friendly and very easy to work with.

    Catherine's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • My only child is in Infant 2, he is so happy. I love the constant stimulation throughout the day. I love that he is learning sign language.

    Gunner's Mother

    Infant 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


Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees for elevating the Goddard brand, reputation and business performance through outstanding achievements in education and operational delivery. The Circle of Excellence program represents the very best of the system and reflects Goddard’s mission and values.

May 2023 - May 2024


The Schumacher Resiliency Award recognizes a franchisee who has demonstrated successes despite navigating challenges and the changing landscape of early childhood education. Recipients have overcome significant obstacles to achieve impressive accomplishments in their school and business, dedicated their time to advocating for the most vulnerable among us, and acted with bravery to drive change in their communities — and across the system.

October 2022 - April 2023


The mission of P21: A Network of Battelle for Kids (BFK) is to serve as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness at the center of American K-12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders. P21, now a network of BFK, will continue to support a vision for learning to ensure 21st century readiness for every student. The Goddard School strives to provide the best possible learning environment, educational framework and professional development opportunities.

January 2020 - January 2022


Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award for Education acknowledges Schools that provide the highest-quality and most consistent educational programs in every classroom. To be considered for the award, each School must earn one of the top two ratings of its state’s licensing program, become accredited by at least one of the four primary accreditors or achieve P21 (Partnership for 21st Century Learning) Exemplar status.  Schools that earn this award represent some of the top education programs in our system.

January 2019 - January 2022


The Philip Schumacher Scholarship was named for the retired President and CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI). This $10,000 scholarship is presented annually to a franchisee who exemplifies managing an outstanding business, commitment to maintaining and improving The Goddard School brand as well as being valued by their community and respected by fellow franchisees for his/her commitment to quality.

January 2020 - January 2021


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits early childhood programs according to health, safety and education standards. The standards are intended to provide a reliable and accountable accreditation system to encourage the field of early childhood education to strive for a new level of excellence.

August 2015 - August 2020


Goddard’s Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of education and business operations. It also recognizes Schools that promote and enhance The Goddard School brand, improve the services offered to families and help position The Goddard School as a thought leader in early childhood education and care. Only the most prestigious Schools in the system earn this award.

January 2018 - January 2019


The Director of the Year Award is given to a Goddard School director who illustrates educational leadership, is a mentor to other faculty members at the School and helps create an atmosphere that encourages children to experience the most genuine form of learning.

January 2017 - January 2018


Each year, during National Teacher Appreciation Week, Goddard Systems, Inc. recognizes 4 outstanding Goddard School teachers, out of 8,000, for their excellence in early childhood education.

January 2017 - January 2018


One of the teachers at The Goddard School located in Simpsonville, SC was recognized as Teacher of the Month in March 2015 by the Greenville County Childcare Association (GCCA)! GCCA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage quality childcare in Greenville County. It has been in existence for more than 25 years and provides training, coordination, communication, peer support and fellowship to childcare professionals in Greenville County.

March 2015 - March 2016


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 2006 - January 2007
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