Virginia Beach 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.

  • Great staff, great curriculum where my son gets to play and learn, and overall safety

    Ethan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love the great warm smile and the professional staff!

    Keniston & Beckham's Father

    Kindergarten Classroom

  • We wouldn’t dream of sending our children any other place! The Goddard school has been amazing for our six year old. The staff feels like family, operations is significantly better with the ownership change, and I am confident that the children are getting set up for success as they transfer to public schools!

    Emerson & Cooper's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • We love our teachers and all the teachers show our daughter love and care everyday. Our daughter is engaged daily and learns so much. We are thankful we found Goodard.

    Sawyer's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are great! They truly care about the kids. The administrative team is great too. Very friendly!

    Jacob's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • They have been patient and understanding with our preschooler as they transitioned to the new school. Great structure, friendly teachers, and clean but lived-in classrooms that feel comfortable.

    Liam & Finnegan's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Our family loves The Goddard School. Our children are thriving there and the staff is an extension of our family.

    James & Alexander's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The teachers and staff have made every attempt at keeping the parents updated on any changes due to the pandemic. They value the well-being of my child and provide a safe environment for him to succeed. I feel that my child surprises me with something new he has learned on a daily basis. Thank you!

    Cooper 's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Amazing staff, wonderful and engaging activities for children.

    Ava's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Goddard School keeps "the whole child" as the forefront of their decision making. They have a true passion and commitment to developing a child's social and behavioral needs as long as having a rigorous academic program. The Goddard School is a comprehensive program that meets the needs of each child as an individual. We wouldn't take our girls anywhere else!

    Amelia & Ava's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The Goddard school has created a love for learning in my two sons lives by fostering a fun learning environment, and having caring staff that continually update us of their progress. These are the things I like most about Goddard.

    Luke & Logan's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I love the daily picture and activity summary. I appreciate the kindness and knowing my child is in good hands when I leave them for the day. I appreciate the weekly and monthly newsletters. We choose Goddard for the educational curriculum and atmosphere.

    Sienna's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Our son enjoys the Goddard school immensely!

    Xavier's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The staff is friendly and the school has been keeping us updated on COVID situations. The owners have been a great job keeping us informed.

    Yuna & Yujin's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love this school and they have become a second family. When my husband was deployed this school really helped me and my two toddlers get through that difficult time. My kids love the school and they get to do so many fun and amazing things!!!

    Wyatt & Emily's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom


Cognia ( is a global organization with a holistic approach to continuous improvement of education through accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning and customized improvement services.

June 2012 - June 2022


Our Goddard School is proud to have a Goddard School Teacher of the Year! Each year, Goddard Systems recognizes outstanding Goddard School teachers for their excellence in early childhood education.

January 2020 - January 2021


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits early childhood programs according to health, safety and education standards. The standards are intended to provide a reliable and accountable accreditation system to encourage the field of early childhood education to strive for a new level of excellence.

January 2019 - January 2020


This award recognizes the best of the Norfolk, VA area as voted by the readers of Hampton Roads Magazine.

January 2013 - January 2014


The Health & Safety Award honors the top franchisee or franchisees who have gone above and beyond to provide the highest health and safety standards for the children.

January 2007 - January 2008


The Quality Assurance Award is presented to the Goddard School with the highest average QA score.

January 2007 - January 2008


The Circle of Excellence President’s Club Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by Goddard Systems in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that achieved the highest level of excellence, scoring in the top ten percent in each category.

January 2007 - January 2008


The Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees for elevating the Goddard School brand, reputation and business performance through outstanding achievements in education and operational delivery. The Circle of Excellence program represents the very best of the system and reflects Goddard’s mission and values.

January 2003 - January 2005
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