Midlothian (Walton Park) 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 love the staff, school amenities and curriculum. Our son comes home having had so much fun and he’s learned SO much to prepare for kindergarten!

    Campbell & Baby's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Another year at the Goddard School is another year of us feeling so confident in our decision. Every step of the way, and as our daughter has moved through different classes, we think we couldn't love her new teacher(s) as much as the last but are surprised every time. The teachers and administration are just incredible and we couldn't be happier to be a Goddard family.

    Nora's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • We have had such a wonderful experience with Goddard at Walton Park. Goddard does such a wonderful job of ensuring that kids are met at their level and are exposed to new exciting experiences.

    Lenny & Charlotte 's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Warm, welcoming environment full of love. Most importantly, our 6 month old loves her teachers and is excited every time she sees them!

    Emma's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • We’ve been going to Goddard for 7 years and we love how it feels like family! Our kids love going and really enjoy the lessons and activities.

    Shelby & Chase's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • It’s a very clean and positive atmosphere. I also love the staff. I love the fact when we drop our daughter off and she’s in safe, loving hands it really eases my mama heart. I also enjoy that they have lesson plans everyday for the kids and not just “babysitting” them. I definitely recommend the Goddard school to other parents!

    Charlotte's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers care and work with you and your child on their development and learning.

    Rhett & Rhys's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • I think the Goddard at Walton Park has been a wonderful environment for my three children to learn and grow. The teachers seem very vested in the development of the mind's of our kiddos and take great pride in knowing they make an impact on the persons they are becoming. I am so incredibly happy with our choice of Goddard for our children's early developmental needs. I would recommend this location to anyone.

    Lucian & Nealynn (Nene) & Rayann's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Amazing teachers and staff--fully prepared my kids for elementary school, I cannot say enough good things about this school- overall the BEST in Richmond!

    Noah & Madelynn's Mother

    Goddard Graduate

  • The school feels like a family. All of the teachers seem to know all of the students - not just the ones assigned to our child's classroom. It's a great environment filled with people who you can tell truly care.

    August (Gus)'s Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Everything. The curriculum, the staff, the owner, the kids, everything is top notch. 10/10 would recommend. Livy would not be where she is today with her social, motor, and life skills without Goddard’s program

    Olivia's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • Conveniently located, everyone has been incredibly amazing from the very start!! Teachers and staff are awesome!! My child has learned so much in such a short amount of time.

    Connor & Kelsey's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Overall this Goddard is welcoming and I love how several teachers (even those who are not in my child’s classroom) greet him by name.

    Brayden's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Goddard School at Walton Park is absolutely amazing! The teachers and staff are so caring, organized, personable and professional! We couldn't ask for a better experience for our children!

    Adelaide & Donnie & Baby's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Friendly and consistent teachers. Good communication about schedule. Positive learning experiences for my son.

    Ezra & Evelyn's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The personal touch we get from the teachers and staff who honestly care about us and our kids!

    Landon & Catherine's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Great staff and teachers who are always available to answer any questions and provide information. Love the attention my child receives in his classroom!

    Corbin & Greer's Mother

    Infant Classroom


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January 2020 - January 2030


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October 2011 - June 2023


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January 2019 - January 2020


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

January 2013 - January 2014


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January 2012 - January 2013


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January 2012 - January 2013


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January 2002 - January 2003
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