Glen Allen 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.

  • Love the teachers and the management

    Jackson & Francine's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Wonderful caring teachers, especially Ms. Samantha. Will recommend without any reservations.

    Rhim's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The owners and staff are very courteous, professional, and most of all, caring. They know every child’s name and make each family feel special. We have been with Goddard for years and are very happy.

    Aaron & Elise & Jacob's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • My daughter learns at a very fast pace and is engaged and intrigued by the world around her in a positive and meaningful way.

    Lily's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • It’s clean, teachers are caring and knowledgeable, layout is enticing to kids and parents, and they put kids first.

    Judah's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • My son has learned so much while attending Goddard Nuckols.The staff is friendly and caring. Happy to have found them!

    Tristan's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Every teacher seems to know every child regardless of classroom. I love that my son seems to feel very comfortable in your care. And everyone cares for him like their own.

    Samuel's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Miss Krista did a GREAT job on the summer school activities both at Goddard and in the community. Jonah was on the go, and he really enjoyed it. We'll be back next summer!

    Jonah's Mother

    Summer Program

  • Great school. Love the teachers. The kindergarten program is amazing!

    Alexandra & Sophie's Mother

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • I've had very positive experiences with my child's teachers. She even asks for them during non school hours. When she interacts with kids her age that do not attend a school of this caliber, you can definitely tell a difference in her development.

    Zoe's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love the daily emails keeping me up to date on what my child is learning. This helps me feel connected as a parent who is not always doing the pick up and drop off. I appreciate the flexibility of the staff at allowing me to keep my daughter for a full day if needed given that she is part time.

    Lauren Alero's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Jonah talks about what he learns at school. He has good manners and social skills and can use them in new situations w/ different children. It is obvious that the teachers and staff care about my child.

    Jonah's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I like the the stimulating environment it provides for my kid. Mostly I love the fact that my daughter loves to go to school every morning.A special thanks to her class teacher for being so supportive and encouraging.

    Ryka 's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The learning environment for our child is exceptional and she is constantly challenged.

    Emerson's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • You're doing a great job preparing our kids for their next steps in education. We're both working parents and while the cost is seemingly high, the quality service you provide spans the full spectrum and I think you do a better job in some respects that we could if one of us stayed at home full time. Plus how else can our kids be so well exposed to their peers and other adults for building social skills?

    Peter & Chryssi's Father

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • I like the well-organized curriculum. My daughter gets exposure to a variety of tools that give her an opportunity to learn in a fun environment.

    Charlotte's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Great staff that really cares about the children in their care. I also like the fact that many of the staff members have been at the school for quite some time.

    Kaitlyn's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • Staff are great, kids love them, you do a great job preparing the kids for public school

    Peter & Chryssi's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Committed towards what they do; very professional; I can be at peace after leaving my child there and head back to office.

    Dhiyaara's Mother

    Toddler 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 ( 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.

January 2013 - June 2023


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


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

January 2013 - January 2014


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

January 2012 - January 2013


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

January 2012 - January 2013


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 2007 - January 2008
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