Leander 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.

  • All the teachers are engaged with the children. My child and I am very happy with Goddard Leander, I wouldn't take her any where else. She had her two year check up and her dr was very impressed with how advanced she was. She can say her letters and numbers!

    Julia's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I like the well rounded topics my toddler learns - from yoga and sign language to science and reading. It keeps him engaged.

    Liam's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are amazing. Their ability to get children (even very small children with even smaller attention spans) to actually learn something valuable is incredible. Specifically, my son went through the kindergarten program at The Goddard School and went from absolutely refusing to even look at the words in a book to reading competently within the first two or three months of the school year.

    Griffin & Dahlia's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • Everything! My daughter is constantly learning and engaged with a variety of activities. The class is structured and not just about playing with toys. The teachers know her personally and communicate openly with us.

    Caylee's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Our child is learning so much...he will be very well prepared for kindergarten next year.

    Naze's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The thing that speaks most loudly is that my child is happy to go to school! The facility is bright, cheery, and inviting and staff always greet my child with a smile and use his name. After only a few weeks, has already started showing some pre-reading skills including left to right tracking of words, asking for help sounding out words, and an overall increased interest in literacy. Additionally, the Tadpole system used to provide daily reports helps me stay connected with what my child is doing throughout the day and enables me to ask meaningful followup questions to him in the evenings about how his day was.

    Asher's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • It's a very hands on institute when it comes to education. I love how involved all the teachers are with the students. The kids aren't there just to be there, they're there to learn.

    Claudio & Dominic's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • My son has learned so much since being there compared to his previous school. I am just shocked that my son can count to 10 at 2 years old and can tell me all his shapes and colors. He also can say the abc's and that to me is just great! He loves being there and I love the way the staff keeps me up to date on how he is doing and getting a daily sheet.

    Gunner's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The education is consistent, age appropriate, and encourages my child to explore things and ask questions.

    Derek's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Caring teachers and a structured curriculum that focuses on social skills and basic academic skills.

    Christian's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • I am pleased with the curriculum that the Goddard School uses even with infants. Particularly, that it involves play because I think it is very important that babies and children learn through play. Also, I am pleased the with smaller infant to teacher ratio. The fact that we are allowed to provide our own food and that the teachers are more than willing to accomodate our children's lifestyles is very pleasing. The tadpole reports are awesome too!

    Clarence's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • It seems like the place runs akin to a small business instead of a massive corporation dictating what their franchises are supposed to do. The teachers seem to legitimately care about the children and develop close and loving relationships with the kids.

    Levon's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are the best part of Goddard. We have had so many great teachers with both of our kids. To me, that's the biggest factor when we picked Goddard. The other great features are the security,the daily updates/pics, the nice building, outdoor play area, and location (in that order). I know security seems like it should be first, but a trusted, attentive teacher is better than any electronics.

    Drew & Charlotte's Father

    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


Cognia (cognia.org) is a global organization with a holistic approach to continuous improvement of education through accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning and customized improvement services.

March 2021 - June 2026


Texas Rising Star is a quality rating and improvement system for Texas early childhood programs. The Texas Rising Star Provider certification system offers three levels of certification (2-star, 3-star and 4-star) to encourage providers to attain progressively higher certification requirements leading to a 4-star.

August 2022 - July 2025


The Circle of Excellence Award for Education acknowledges Goddard 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 2023


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 2019 - January 2020


This award acknowledges the best in the Williamson County area as recognized by the Hill Country News.

January 2019 - January 2020


The Brand Ambassador Award acknowledges a franchisee that has gone above and beyond Goddard’s system standards to keep its facility and program current and competitive while meeting the highest standards in the areas of quality assurance, business operations, brand standards, marketing, advertising and public relations.

January 2017 - January 2018
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