Midlothian (Woodlake) 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.

  • Everyone is amazing! They do an amazing job of supporting their teachers and it shows through their ability to be so dedicated to the kids. We have been to a few other preschools in the area and Goddard of Midlothian far exceeds them all! The curriculum has prepared my 5 year old for kindergarten both academically and emotionally. I can’t say thank you enough!

    Connor & Gavin's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The staff at the Goddard School Woodlake was extremely flexible with me starting back to work after maternity leave and even last minute took my daughter a few days early full time. Every time we pop in our child is being so well cared for and always seems to have a good time. Most afternoons I even walk in on the staff playing with my child and she had a smile ear to ear.

    Hadley's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The staff at Goddard Woodlake has treated us like family and loved my child as one of their own from the moment we walked in for a tour. My child LOVES school, loves her teachers and her classmates, and she is learning SO MUCH. The communication between the staff and parents has also been great. We could not have asked for a better preschool experience for our family.

    Emma's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers, administration and owners really care at this location. All are wonderful to the kids as well as the parents!

    Julian & Adrian 's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are second to none. They are compassionate, caring, and constantly driving our son to be his best. He has excelled throughout his tenure at Goddard, and if we ever have another child, we will go to Goddard.

    Liam's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Overall great experience. Communication has been excellent and we feel our kids are in good hands.

    Colton & Nathaniel's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • You all are wonderful. I feel good about sending my boys here. All the teachers are amazing, and I have full trust in everyone that works here. I really feel like Goddard is my village.

    Harrison & Oliver's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • First my daughter loves to go there and that give me information about her experience. The teachers and staff have always been very helpful and supportive. The building is well maintained and have all they need to provide a great experience.

    Lorena's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Our teacher, Ms. Bao is amazing! I have seen significant improvement in my son’s academic skills. She puts so much time and effort into her lesson plans and she makes learning fun for the kids. My son wakes up ecstatic to go to school every day.

    Grayson & Carter's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Everyone is very nice, patient and always willing to help in anyway they can. Ames has learned so much while attending school. Overall we are very blessed to have our child in such good care!

    Ames 's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Our son really loves going to Goddard and it is very apparent that the Goddard family loves him as well! Everyone is so caring and friendly.

    Julian's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Our daughter has learned so much while at Goddard. She loves going to school to be with her friends and loves all of her teachers.

    Aidan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is so understanding and uses great communication. Post-Covid, the kids are so out of routine, and not used to classrooms... we have had such great experiences with the staff being inviting, happy to see the kids (even when one of your kids is a teenager trapped in a 4-year-olds body... we are SO grateful). I couldn't have chosen a better environment for our kids to learn.

    Eloise & Francis's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We have used Goddard for private kindergarten and before school care. I cannot say enough good things about this school! Their communication is top notch- they always answer any questions I have and communicate information to us that we need to know. My kids have never had any issues when they are there- they have always been taken care of and enjoy going! Ellie and Tom run a well organized school and I highly recommend them to anyone!

    Mairin & Miranda & Mercer's Mother

    Before/After School Program

  • We just started at The Goddard School and we are already so comfortable with the staff and processes. They have made everything so easy on us and are handling issues like COVID exposures wonderfully. Our child has picked up so many new words and concepts (counting to 10, for example) in just a few short weeks of being there. She is napping and eating well and we love getting the progress updates each day.

    Quinn's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I’m so impressed with our preschool teacher Mrs. Bao. She is wonderful with communicating with us about the curriculum and how Our child is doing in class.

    Grayson's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We’ve put 2 kids through the program. Both have, I believe, come out better prepared for both school and life. It’s been a great experience.

    Liam & Colton's Father

    Goddard Graduate

  • The Goddard School truly enjoys my child and cares for her like she's family.

    Eleanor's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love Goddard in Woodlake! Everyone is very nice and professional. Our daughter LOVES Mrs Bao and all the fun activities they do every day! Highly recommended!

    Everleigh's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Goddard school at woodlake is like family. I have been so happy with all of my daughter's teachers; however, Ms. Ebony is absolutely amazing. My daughter is more than ready for kindergarten because of Ms. Ebony. She always feels safe, happy, and truly enjoys going to school because of the staff at Goddard. Goddard has laid an academic foundation for my little one that is priceless. I will never be able to thank them enough for all they have done for my favorite little person.

    Mckenzie's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Friendly and educated staff. Great learning environment.

    Foster & Cannon's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • Very accommodating, excellent customer service, great and trustful care for your child

    Jasiel's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • My daughter is constantly learning. She loves going to school!

    Sophie & Charlie's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Goddard School teachers are talented and have long-term experienced wworking with children. I really like the way my son can explore his creativity trough the music in his classroom. The more important thing to me as a mother, is that my son can learn trough the love that his teacher give him every day.

    Simon's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Goddard is awesome! The staff makes you feel like you are family and have become a part of our family!

    Liam & Ronan & Cameron & Aiden's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Goddard has provided a lot of stability and academic support for my rising kindergartener. I think the curriculum is strong and consistent with the needs of a rising kindergartener. I have appreciated the consistency in staffing, and different types of technology that are integrated into the curriculum.

    Caleb's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love Goddard! The teachers are well educated and challenge our child on a daily basis. They are constantly in communication with us regarding her development and any hurdles. Very pleased!

    Harper's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love the family feel you get the moment you walk in. Also I love how even teachers from different aged classrooms will know my child’s first and say “hi” when passing. Overall great school!

    Koralynn's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The infant teachers are kind, fun, and attentive. So happy to leave my baby with them each day!

    Freddie's Mother

    Infant Classroom


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