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Chesterfield 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 feel comfortable leaving my baby with the staff - that is what is most important. The facility is clean and organized.

Ryland's Father

Infant Classroom

I feel extremely comfortable knowing that my child is in a safe and happy environment each and every day. The teachers and staff are very welcoming and seem to have a passion for teaching and caring for the children. I don't have to worry when my child is in the care of The Goddard School because I know she is safe, happy, having fun, and learning.

Rilynn's Mother

Toddler Classroom

The owners and staff are very professional and provide outstanding customer service to the parents as well as loving care to our children. They have great programs for the children during the summer and ensure the children are protected and accounted for during the school year. I can go to work with peace of mind knowing my children are safe and secure. Debbie is the owner of the Goddard in Chesterfield and works with the parents to ensure affordable care is provided.

Amber & Maurice's Mother

Before/After School Program

We love the staff and how active they have our kids. I feel like my infant daughter is introduced to many things I would never think to introduce her to. The after school program keeps my son active and makes sure he does his homework. We love it!!!!!

Natalia & Gunner's Mother

Infant Classroom

Debbie and the whole staff are great! Both my daughter and son have attended the Goddard. They make me feel at ease. My kids are well prepared for elementary school. What they have learned from attending the Goddard is above and beyond my expectation. So thank you for doing such a great job!

Jasper's Mother

Pre-K Classroom

Everything! I am grateful for the many things my children have learned at Goddard, for the safe environment Goddard provides, and for the special care the owners, Debbie and Jim, show for every family.

Burke & Kessler's Mother

Kindergarten Classroom

The peace of mind that comes with dropping your child off everyday, knowing they will be with a caring group of people who take pride in their job and excel in child care.

Erickson's Mother

Infant Classroom

The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The curriculum seems good though I'm not too concerned with how academic it is as my child is 3. I see a lot of sensory activities, gross motor and exploration which is on par with what 3 year olds should be doing. The extra curriculars offered during school hours are great, especially for working parents. The tadpole app is a great communication tool they use and I love seeing pictures of my daughter at school.

Ava & Katherine's Mother

Preschool Classroom

I like that my child enjoys attending, being informed of daily activities, receiving pictures, the friendly staff, and that diverse activities are offered. I appreciate everyone that cares for my child during the day. Keep up the good work.

Isaiah's Mother

Preschool Classroom

I think the Goddard School provides Outstanding child care. The staff is professional and trained to take care of the children and there needs. I would recommend them to everyone who have children.

Amber & Maurice's Mother

Before/After School Program

owners are awesome and really care about kids. Provide nurturing environment and educational

Addison & Alyssa's Mother

Before/After School Program

It is a very safe environment. I feel like my child gets a lot of good attention throughout the day. They also keep him busy with age appropriate activities.

Henry's Mother

Infant Classroom

I think the school my children attend is excellent and I would jump at the opportunity to recommend others. The Director is approachable, amenable to all situations, willing to work with the families, and the staff is a group of top notch energetic teachers. I love it.

Amber & Maurice's Father

Before/After School Program

I love the friendliness of the staff and the updates on the app. The pictures they take of my daughter help me through the day. Plus, they teach her so much that I would not even know how to begin to teach an infant. They expose her to so many things, sounds, people, and experiences.

Fairryn's Mother

Infant Classroom

Debbie Womack is amazing. She is a very involved owner and loves kids. She is the reason we picked this Goddard over the other Goddards and similar development centers.

Camden's Father

Toddler Classroom

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CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE FOR EDUCATION

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 2021-January 2022

CHILD CARE AWARE®

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 2022

MARKET OF EXCELLENCE

This award is presented annually and acknowledges a market that has demonstrated the best collaborative effort in representing The Goddard Schools in their community.

January 2019-January 2020

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Education Excellence Award honors the top franchisee or franchisees who have gone above and beyond to provide the highest quality and most consistent educational programs in every classroom.

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 2014-January 2018

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARD

The Health & Safety Award honors the top franchisee or franchisees who have gone above and beyond to provide the highest health and safety standards for the children.

January 2014-January 2015

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

The Outstanding Customer Experience Award is presented annually. It recognizes those that have developed a culture within their Goddard School that ensures members of their management team and faculty provide the highest level of customer service to current and prospective Goddard families.

January 2013-January 2014

RICHMOND MAGAZINE'S BEST OF LIST

Voted Best of Tri-Cities & Richmond Magazine's Best Award as childcare provider.

January 2013-January 2014

RICHMOND MAGAZINE'S BEST OF LIST

This award recognizes the best in the Richmond area -- as voted by the readers of Richmond Magazine.

January 2012-January 2013

STYLE WEEKLY READERS' CHOICE

This award recognizes the best in the Richmond area -- as voted by the readers of Style Weekly.

January 2012-January 2013

COGNIA™ ACCREDITED

Cognia (http://www.cognia.org/) offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, Cognia serves 36,000 institutions, nearly 25 million students, and five million educators every day.

June 2011-March 2021

BRUCE FORD MEMORIAL AWARD

Goddard’s Bruce Ford Memorial Award was established in memory of New Jersey franchisee, Bruce Ford, and recognizes the franchisee whose generous spirit sets him/her apart. Through his/her actions, he/she demonstrates outstanding contribution to the community, unselfish support of fellow franchisees and an unwavering belief in the Goddard system. This is a peer-nominated award.

January 2009-January 2010

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

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Goddard’s Quality Assurance Award is presented to the School with the highest average QA score.

January 2006-January 2007

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

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