A marker drawing of a blue speech bubble with a red heart inside, indicating feedback and communication.

Herndon (Dulles) 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 child is happy when we drop her off and happy when we pick her up. She feels very comfortable with the teachers. It is truly a second home. They connect with her and she is engaged while learning. Everyone is kind and welcoming.

Adelaide's Mother

Toddler Classroom

The staff are all wonderful and caring. My son has learned so much while there. Ms. Shifali, the owner, is so sweet. It truly feels like a family.

Frederick's Mother

Preschool Classroom

The Goddard school at Herndon(Dulles) is amazing for a number of reasons. 1. Great teachers who are genuinely interested in taking care of children and teaching them. 2. Amazing owner who listens to parents and works on feedback. 3. The location does so many other activities to keep children interested.

Aditya's Father

Preschool Classroom

The teachers and administrators are very friendly. The detailed daily reports and pictures. The focus on science and math, experiments, etc. my son is definitely learning a lot.

Yahya's Mother

Preschool Classroom

I absolutely love the teachers and that so much attention is given to the growth and development of the child.

Ansh's Mother

Pre-K Classroom

Attention to detail for my child's educational needs and overall well being. Every staff member cares for my child's success.

Liam Michael's Mother

Toddler Classroom

The quality and attention to detail, from the instructors to the decorations in the building. You really get the best of the best with this school

Noora's Mother

Toddler Classroom

I love how hands on the learning is. Freddie has only been there a month but he's grown so much with his vocabulary and recognition of things.

Frederick's Mother

Toddler Classroom

Everything! My son is encouraged and challenged to try new things and understand new concepts. His teachers are attentive and supportive and the support staff is friendly. We love Goddard Herndon!

Wyatt's Mother

Pre-K Classroom

We like that the educational services start for even the very youngest infants. And that the structured program continues as my child grows.

Liana's Mother

Infant Classroom

The caliber of the staff. The safety and cleanliness. The ciriculum. Specifically my sons's teacher Bryanna. She has a gift. The conceinsiousness of how the school is run.. with thought, attention, care, and responsibility. I never thought I would trust ANYONE with my child.

Nikolai's Mother

Infant Classroom

the best group of pre school teachers I have meet..outstanding program

Ayden's Father

Pre-K Classroom

Expand icon View More


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


As one of the largest chambers in the DC metro area, The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce works to increase business for members, to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) workforce initiatives and economic development and to partner with the communities we serve.

January 2020-January 2022


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.

January 2018-January 2023


This award recognizes the best of the Fairfax County and Loudoun County areas, as voted by the readers of PoshSEVEN Magazine.

January 2018-January 2019


This award recognizes the best in the Northern Virginia area as determined by Northern Virginia Magazine.

January 2017-January 2018


Each year, the Herndon Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Herndon area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Herndon Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Herndon Award Program and data provided by third parties.

January 2016-January 2017

As you use our website, we and our third-party providers collect your internet and other electronic network activity information (IP address, information regarding your interaction with our website, and device information) via cookies. We use this personal information to personalize your experience, to conduct analytics, and to provide targeted online advertising. Under California law, this sharing may constitute a sale. To opt-out of this sharing, please visit Do Not Sell My Personal Information.

By clicking accept, you agree to the Terms of Service and acknowledge that you have read our Privacy Notice.