Williamsburg 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.

  • The teachers genuinely care for my children. They recognize my kids’ strengths and work with them in in a loving way. My daughter reaches for her teacher at drop off in the morning, and my son doesn’t want to leave at pickup. The happiness and growth of my children is a strong indication we are where we should be.

    Emerson & Henley's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • We love the environment and curriculum!

    Ava & Isla's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Organized, Professional, Friendly. I love the staff and feel like my daughter is well taken care of!

    Zoe & Baby's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • We LOVE Goddard! Our son has grown so much and is continuing to thrive and learn everyday. The teachers are absolutely fantastic and really care about kids. I appreciate the communication and fun activities they plan. The directors and owners are so amazing!! Would highly recommend the Goddard school !

    Jack's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Our Williamsburg school is amazing! We have been there 8 years and can’t recommend it enough!

    Annabelle & Shepard's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Love the teachers and staff! My child has grown so much!

    Remington's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Teachers are excellent. Very engaged and loving. My daughter is learning new things each day.

    Brody & Rosalie's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Classrooms always doing something different and changing topics so kids aren't bored.

    Madeline's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I love the security of the school. The way they are organized and sanitize really tells me that they are concerned with the well-being and health of each child there. I also like how they are friendly to all and work WITH parents. Thank you.

    Cristiano Shawn's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like the structure of the curriculum. I also like the handwriting program.

    William & Drew's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We are impressed with the interactions between your teachers and students. Your goals and daily routine are easily adaptable so that we can implement/enforce at home.

    Aiden's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers and administrative staff working together to help each child is the best part of it all. The people make the difference.

    Lorenzo & Sanchez''s Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Clean and welcoming environment. Good communication and feedback from teachers.

    Jeremy & Sylvia's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • My child enjoys the program and has clearly learned a lot in the short time. She counts to twenty with ease and recites songs she learns and has made many friends. I especially like the outside activites Goddard brings in from fun bus to sports to dance. This is wonderful the kids and a benefit to the parents as well. Allowing parents to expose their kids to a variety of activities during school hours vice running around after school.

    Aurora's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The staff in the Bunnies room is amazing! The other staff that I meet are all friendly and seem to love their jobs!

    Amelia's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • Instructors are very talented. My daughter is reading books already! She starts kindergarten this fall. I felt very comfortable that my child was being cared for by the best, since she starting at Goddard when she was 12 months old. Sad to say goodbye!!!

    Gabrielle's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like the environment and the teachers. It seems fun & structured which is what I am looking for.

    Henry's Mother

    Toddler Classroom


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January 2020 - January 2024


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January 2016 - January 2017


Goddard’s Circle of Excellence Award recognizes franchisees that meet the highest standards set by GSI in the areas of health and safety, curriculum, overall quality, punctual reporting and business operations. Eligibility is limited to franchisees that score in the highest range in all of these categories.

January 2014 - January 2015


The Goddard Schools in the Norfolk, VA area were selected by readers of Hampton Roads Magazine as a "Best Of" recipient for early childhood development in the July issue.

January 2013 - January 2014


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January 2009 - January 2010


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January 2009 - January 2010


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January 2009 - January 2010
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