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.

  • We absolutely love The Goddard School. The front office staff and teachers are all amazing. Everyone feels like an extension of our family. I wouldn't trust leaving my children with anyone else. The family events (spring fling, fall fest, etc.) and Parents Night Out are an added bonus that bring joy to our family. Both of our children are so happy here and we see the memories and growth they are making every day. Thank you!

    Henry & Charles's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Great teachers and faculty, facilities are clean and welcoming. We love the atmosphere and curriculum and feel assured that P is in the very best hands.

    Peyton's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The staff is extremely kind and goes out of their way to make you and your child feel seen and heard. Safety is also very important and I always feel like they have my child’s safety as the number one priority.

    Aidan's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The caring teachers and staff as well as the fun activities she does at school.

    Valentina 's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I needed to enroll my kid just in one day and they did it. They take great care of my child and he enjoys going Goddard everyday.

    Yash's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Goddard has provided my child with the best learning experiences. The teachers are incredibly caring and friendly and the administrators know each child and parent by name, creating a really warm and safe atmosphere.

    Ainsley's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Very friendly staff and management with great communication with the parents. Kids feel at home.

    Ryan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Excellent support and care provided

    Ethan 's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Very attentive and communicative

    Adrian's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • The teachers and administration are wonderful educators that truly care and have passion for what they do. My Daughter grows and learns so much being at Goddard. I hands down would not consider taking her to any other early learning school.

    Makayla's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard school is a home away from home ! From the friendly and seasoned teachers and carers to the safe and clean environment ! Everything about The Goddard school exudes warmth ! Whenever I drop off my son, my mind is all at peace knowing he is in a safe haven until he’s picked up at the end of school

    Enechi's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • This has been the best experience my family has had to date with a school. My youngest is in Pre-K while my oldest does before and after school. Feedback on their daily activities help me engage far more with my children. They treat my children as their own and genuinely care.

    Killian & Caden's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The school is very responsive to questions or requests. The school takes great measures to maintain everyone's health and safety.

    Aria's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • Love Goddard Herndon location. My son was in the school since he was 5 months. He has the best baby teachers who is very loving and fun. Now with his preschool teacher, he develops a lot of essential skills and shares with me lots of happy stories with his teacher and friends. School is very clean and organized. Goddard feels like a family to my son and us.

    DEVIKA & Vikram's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Very friendly front office staff

    Tucker's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love the daily reports and pictures. We also really like the teachers and how much they enjoy their job and care about the children. I feel like all of the activities and learning objectives have really improved the education of our children.

    Braxton & Kylie's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Good teachers, good front office, and good communication. Also, a clear curriculum and preparation for kindergarten.

    Catalina's Mother

    Junior-K Classroom

  • Our kids love the school, both are doing very well and have nothing but positive things to say. You have done a wonderful job of managing to stay open during these challenging times.

    Elouise & Charlotte's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Teachers really take good care of kids. Especially the Abha ( new owner) answers individually all questions. There is transparency, even in COVID parents are not allowed in the class. My kid takes names of all teachers whole day.

    Ronit's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • 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


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