Celina 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 have taken my son to The Goddard School since he was 3 months old, and we have had an amazing experience. Every class he has moved to has had wonderful teachers who care about him. We have also been told several times that he is so advanced, and we give a lot of that credit to what they are teaching him everyday!

    River 's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Great staff with amazing leadership. Our kids have excelled / improved at every level since the transition to Goddard. I only wish we had brought our oldest here first.

    Savannah & Brady & Addison's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Goddard has been amazing since day 1. The directors and teachers are all great at communicating what is going on, and keeping us up to date on our child’s development. They respond quickly if there are any worries or issues, and take careful consideration when moving kids to the next class. We 100% attribute our son’s educational strides to Goddard, and know that he is set up for success due to what he has learned so far!

    Callahan's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Love the Owner and that she is onsite and truly cares about the school. I also think the team does a great job hiring. They have great teachers and a great program.

    Judah & Hudson & Addison Reese & Olivia Quinn's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Great school! Our kid has developed so much since he joined. Teachers and directors are so attentive. We are glad we are part of this amazing community.

    Leonardo & Matrim's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Goddard is a welcoming environment. The front office staff is lovely and they all greet my child by name. They make an extra effort to make a connection with her. They communicate information well, and they make sure their teachers do too. The teachers have a love for teaching and a spirit for loving young kids. We feel fortunate that our daughter has had such a positive experience in her first school setting.

    Penelope & Norah's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love everything about Goddard! The teachers and directors are fantastic. We appreciate the communication and partnership to ensure our child is getting the best out of her days at school.

    Neilee & Blakelee's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Goddard School of Celina is a fantastic school with a wonderful owners and staff members. Our five-year-old and two-year-old have been attending this school for over a year, and we have nothing but positive things to say. They are great at communication, safety, and ensuring our kids are having fun while learning. Smitha is great with the families, and I feel she will always do what is best for kids. We Couldn't be happier at this location.

    Bella & Gianna's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Not a single complaint. From the leadership, and the teachers, to the atmosphere and the curriculum, absolutely top to bottom the Goddard school of Celina is the only place to put your kids.

    Teklan & Tesley's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I love that the owners and front office staff know us and treat our kiddos so well. Our kids have learned so much, they talk about what they learn as soon as they get home which they’ve never done! They have tons of fun activities for the kids and they never get bored. They send so many photos and videos so my husband and I can see all that they do during the day. I would recommend Celina Goddard (and have) to anyone!!

    Leighton & Reagan's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The Goddard School of Celina has been the absolute best. From Smitha and her entire staff - very professional and friendly.

    Camdyn & Ashton's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • We love the teachers and staff. Curriculum is fantastic and my boys learn so much.

    Trevor & Troy's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • The staff is so friendly and makes us feel at peace about leaving our 1 year old there. The curriculum is amazing. Our daughter is already learning so much. And we love the app! The pictures are so sweet to get! And as a teacher I absolutely love seeing the learning goals connected to what they are doing! I toured several schools in our area. And this is the one I wanted it for our family. Everything is just better here.

    Ryan's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Communication is excellent, health and safety measures are exceptional and everyone is always so friendly and welcoming. Even just after a month, my son is thriving.

    Dakota & Palmer's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Terrific place. The leadership and staff at Goddard of Celina are the reason this facility is so great and it shows throughout.

    Franklin's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • We love our owner Ms Smitha, she is patient and caring. She pays attentions to all the details. She addressed all our concerns.

    Dax & Yun's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We like that the turnover has been relatively low. We love the curriculum. We love the staff and ownership. They are amazing with our son, and have been very understanding and worked with us through different stages of his life.

    Callahan's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The attention to each student is a huge win here. The experiments they do for science is awesome. My daughter writes full words and remembers them days on end. I love that they find fun ways to keep the child engaged and learning!

    Emma's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • This school has been such a blessing to our family! Our daughter loves going to school every day and I enjoy receiving photos and notes about her day. They are very communicative and keep safety of the children at the highest level.

    Monroe & Palmer's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The owners have so much pride in their school and truly care about the kids. I know my children's best interest is top priority.

    Bruin & Jolie's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Smitha and her team are amazing. They are super communicative, and laid out what to expect as a new family at their school. We are about a month in and my son loves his teachers, Ms. Amber and Ms. Bailee. The curriculum is fun and engaging for my son, and he's already learned so much in a very short period of time. We look forward to the rest of our time with The Goddard School until he starts Kindergarten next fall!

    unknown & Ashton's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My child is engaged in learning and play! They have also helped his potty training to stay on progress. The meals fed are healthy and kid friendly!

    Chance & Nash's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We have loved our experience at The Goddard School! The staff and teachers are amazing and you can tell they truly care about the kids and each other. We have already recommended to friends looking for childcare and will continue to do so.

    Christian & Easton's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • Our son always looks forward to coming to school every day. And my husband and I love the daily reports with pictures!

    Braylon's Mother

    Summer Program


The Emerging Leader Award recognizes a newer franchisee who demonstrates a passion for their work and shows promise in making a significant impact since opening their school. This award exemplifies a spirit of dedication and resourcefulness and highlights a newer franchisee who truly lives the values of The Goddard School by providing exceptional service to their students, families and faculty.

September 2022 - April 2023
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