Yorktown 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 staff is exceptional and the curriculum is excellent in teaching the early childhood development skills that best prepare young minds before they enter kindergarten.

    Ryanne's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Love the staff at Goddard all around. Feels like extended family when we drop our kids off

    Finley & Alice's Father

    Infant Classroom

  • We absolutely love the teachers and staff. Our children are learning basic skills and academics as well as how to be a good friend.

    Gabriel & Alexander's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love Yorktown Goddard. We have been there for almost 2 years now and have been very pleased. All of the teachers are wonderful and the office staff is top notch. Our daughter is doing so well and loves her school!

    Carlee's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love the individual attention, academic excellence, and incredible socialization provided by this school. I have no doubt when I drop off my children that they will be lovingly cared for and supported.

    Camille & Eleanor's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Staff the staff the staff!! The staff has always been friendly and courteous. I also feel that they always put the needs of the children first.

    Lillian's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I am very happy with all the activities that my daughter is able to do! Staff really are investing in giving kids a great learning experience. My only regret is that I did not enroll my daughter earlier.

    Rupali's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Honestly the communication is what makes it the best. I am appreciative of how much my son learns. He is well above the power curve.

    Judah & Justus's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The Goddard School is a home away from home for my son. Every teacher including the owner and front office team knows my son’s name. The routine, education and safe environment the Goddard school provides is simply incomparable.

    Cannon's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • This is a great school and I am overwhelmed of how much Stefon has grown and developed educationally with his time there. Would definitely recommend.

    Ste'fon's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I never worry about Ellis when I’m working. She has learned a tremendous amount of knowledge that I know I never could have done on my own. The staff is incredibly friendly and transparent!

    Ellis's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • We love Goddard and are always quick to recommend it to friends! The administration and teachers are all so caring and our daughter has grown and learned so much over the past 2 years with them - we are constantly amazed by the things she learns at school! It is so comforting to know she is in a safe, loving environment where she can have fun with friends and learn!

    Raegan's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The teachers are amazing we have loved every one! It feels like a little community and we love that. The facility is modern and clean but also comfortable. The staff are all friendly and professional. Academics are great

    Madeleine & Isabelle's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Our youngest of four kids goes to Goddard and we have never experienced care or caregivers of this magnitude before. I know every single day that my child is in a safe environment but what is of equal importance is that she feels safe. I highly recommend that every parent considers Goddard. I am so glad we did.

    Owen & Evelyn's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Goddard has been such a blessing. People are always impressed with how much they have learned, and I have to give much of the credit to Goddard. Everyone cares so much about the kids that you can't help but think of them as extended family.

    William & Margaret's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Teachers are very caring and kind, create a happy and supportive environment for children. Keep children engaged in variety of stimulating activities and learning new information throughout the day. Days are well-planned. Great communication from management and teachers.

    Collins & Maria's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Everything! I love how well the curriculum is laid out, how there are three teachers to care for my son in his room, the staff, the facility, etc. I really love the Tadpoles app and receiving pics of my son doing various activities from art and yoga to water day and reading.

    William Michael's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • The Goddard School is a special place! I am a former educator, so my appreciation for a positive, happy and education-based environment is probably higher than most. My son is thriving and the transition was fantastic. I couldn't be happier with the staff and everything else that makes up The Goddard School. A happy mama is a priceless thing!

    Spencer's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • I love the teachers, the curriculum, the activities and special theme days. I love that it feels like a big family and that my daughter learns so much.

    Livia's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Their teachers really care about our children and take the time to help them excel in their abilities. My son is learning so much every day !

    Blake's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • Friendly teachers and staff, clean building and classrooms, great outdoor play areas, the curriculum, etc.

    Hayden's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • I love that everyday is prepared with different lessons and events for my daughter and others. She has become very social and able to deal with meeting new people much easier. I love how music and art is always in the lessons as well as outside time. The staff is very well trained for different situations that may come up. I feel much better when my daughter is at Goddard because I know she is safe and will receive a good education.

    Alice's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • High quality. Clean. Great attitude among the employees. Most of all, my son is happy when I pick him up.

    Dawson & Harper's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I feel safe sending my children there. The academics are top notch and each child leaves more than prepared for the rest of their academic career.

    Giuliana & Raffaella's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • Team atmosphere. Daily activity sheet sent home about the day. Loving environment. Security into the building. Curriculum. Overall love everything about it!

    Taylor's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • We love everything that you do with our son. We can't even believe all of the ways that he grows each week. We know our son is in the right place when our son stands at the door with his lunchbox on a Saturday ready to go to school.

    Benjamin & Kate's Father

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The staff is amazing. They teach the kids in a way that is fun and engaging but the kids are learning all the time. Every day my son tells me something he learned. Everyone has a positive attitude and I leave every day happy that my son is thriving in their care.

    Garrett's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • The teachers really care about the children. They want see them succeed and they help bring out their capabilities in a fun learning environment. Lots of hands on interaction & attention. My son has learned so much since coming to Goddard, best decision we ever made !

    Blake's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • My son loves everything about the Goddard School! We love that he comes home so excited about what he has learned that day and his new friends.

    Hugh's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like that my daughter comes home almost every day and surprises us with something new that she has learned. All of the staff at The Goddard School are very friendly, easy to talk to and work well with the kids.

    Ella's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • Yorktown Goddard school has an outstanding development and early childhood education program and is staffed with caring, nurturing and qualified educators both in the classrooms and front office.

    Maya & Mimi's Father

    Preschool Classroom

  • I like that my son always wants to go to school! That he just started and is writing his name, counting, and adding! He loves school!

    Cooper's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • The Goddard School at Yorktown provides nurturing services, as well as, educational services for my three year old. They are receptive to suggestions and individual needs; and as a result, they've provided overall quality support and services. Thanks for all that you do!

    Sanaa & Shane's Mother

    Preschool Classroom

  • I love that my children are excited about going to school each day. They are already using simple sign language after one month and the oldest wakes up in the morning and does her yoga poses! The staff is very caring and greet us by name each morning and afternoon. They have been very supportive in helping my children transition from being at home all day with Mommy to flourishing in a group setting!

    Leola & Michael's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

  • I really love the FLEX learning program. My son has only been at The Goddard for a month, but my husband and I are very impressed with our sons daily activities. We also love how organized everything is. We are completely satisfied and wouldn't change a thing. Thank you!

    Brock's Mother

    Infant Classroom

  • The staff members are very pleasant and caring. I have never had a bad experience! With the wonderful guidance and education the teachers have provided for my daughter I believe she is very well prepared to start her next year in kindergarten.

    Lauryn's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • I like the structure and diversity of the curriculum. I also like how the students progress is continullay tracked. Of all the choices in the area I believe the Goddard school is superior.

    Erica & Sydney's Father

    Toddler Classroom

  • The fun learning environment and knowing that my children will be more than ready for grade school

    Giuliana & Raffaella's Mother

    Pre-K Classroom

  • Great teachers and staff, excellent curriculum, fun and exciting for our children. They LOVE Goddard!

    Jacob & Abigail's Mother

    Toddler Classroom

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January 2020 - January 2030

VIRGINIA QUALITY

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July 2020 - January 2024

DAILY PRESS CHOICE AWARD

This award recognizes the best in the Yorktown area as voted by the readers of the Daily Press.

January 2013 - January 2014

READER'S CHOICE AWARD

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

January 2013 - January 2014

YEDA AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT

This award of achievement is presented by the Yorktown Economic Development Authority of York County, Virginia for Economic Contribution to the Community.

January 2011 - January 2012
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