Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

The love and commitment Goddard parents have for their children and their development inspires us to continually offer the best preparation possible.

What our parents say

Best in the area!... (see Facebook)

After touring most of all the schools in the Gainesville area.. this by far was absolutely the BEST school for my daughter! I receive a daily report from her teachers along with pictures of her daily events. Very heartwarming staff and teachers. I'm very pleased with the decision I made. 5 Stars ++++++++++!!

- Leah's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Top-Notch...(see Google)

The Goddard School is our first childcare facility experience and so far, so good! Almost two months in, our daughter loves it and our newborn son will be joining soon. Communication is consistent, clear, and concise. The teachers appear to genuinely care about the children and appear to enjoy their profession. Very grateful for the clean, organized facility and on-site owners. After viewing multiple facilities in the area, it appears you get what you pay for and it's worth every penny!

- Claire and Justin's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Professional Staff & Management... (see full review on Google)

The Goddard School has been an incredible gift to our family! As someone with a background in education, I was very selective of schools for our daughter. When I visited the Goddard School, I was very impressed. ... It is obvious that great care was taken in the details & organization of every space. Ms. Lisa, Ms. Melissa, & the entire staff were all incredibly friendly, patient, & knowledgeable. It was obvious with each interaction that every member of the staff loved what they were doing.

- Isabella (Bella)'s Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Strong Preparation for Kindergarten...

Great experience in Pre-K. My daughter blossomed very nicely socially, emotionally and academically. The staff were very responsiveness to her needs. My daughter was absorbing the curricular activity and enthusiastically recited what she learned throughout the day. The email reports with my daughter's picture helped keep me engaged. My daughter loved her teachers. They were very sweet and calm when they needed to assert their authority in class to guide the children's behavior.

- Valerie (Val)'s Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Excellent Curriculum...

The Goddard school has an excellent curriculum. My daughter is excited to go everyday, and is learning so much! Highly recommend.

- Ilyse and Nila's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Great Communication...(see full review on Facebook)

I love the communication with the teachers that we get each day via tadpoles. We get a "snapshot" of how our daughters day went. And you can clearly see the improvement from one week to the next. The curriculum is very progressive, as it constantly challenges the kids in a fun manner and it's always something different. The parent teacher conferences also guide us as parents to how she is improving and where she need extra work.

- Zipporah and Lydia's Father (Infant Classroom)

Attentive & Caring Staff...

They truly care about your child. They teach them so well that it prepares them for kindergarten, while being so loving and caring to them at the same time! My son absolutely loves school and is excited to go there each day!

- Caleb's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Attentive & Caring Staff...(see full review on Google)

It's amazing the relationships I've built with the staff. My son's teachers are so incredibly friendly, loving, and great with kids. At the front desk, Melissa greets me with a smile every morning and afternoon and I love chatting with her. I looked at pretty much all the other day cares in the area before choosing The Goddard School and I couldn't imagine taking my kids anywhere else. They are fantastic people who really care about the kids and the families.

- Hawke's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Top-Notch...(see Great Schools)

My child has been going to The Goddard School for over a year now and LOVES it. He is so excited to come to school every day and ready to learn. When we get home during the work week, he loves to tell me all the new stuff he learned and he is so proud of himself. I love how Goddard teachers are very experienced and educated and I know my child is safe and in good hands while I am at work. Thank you for all you do!

- Jayden's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Best in the area!...

The facility is new and nice, and never gave me worry to be concerned. The school offers lots of free family-oriented events like the fall festival and spirited occasions like Fun Friday and pumpkin decorating contests. The communication with the teachers and staff was smooth. The faculty was always accommodating. My daughter loved her teachers. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely enroll my daughter at Goddard.

- Valerie (Val)'s Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Excellent Curriculum...(see Facebook)

This was the best thing for our son. He always learning and engaging in new things.

- Dexter's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Amazing Teachers...(see Facebook)

We have been with Goddard in Gainesville since Day 1. Have been so happy with the education, care and love both our children have received since they have opened. The staff and teachers have been nothing short of amazing.

- Kenleigh and Kolton's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Professional Staff & Management

Very nice facility. The owners are amazing! Teachers are great too!

- Neel and Maya's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Sense of Community... (see full review on Facebook)

Well organized and professional staff. The teachers are well educated and keep good communication with parents. When my daughter attends school, I feel connected with her because I receive detailed report and pictures of her participating in activities. When we joined Goddard we felt like we are part of the Goddard family immediately. For example , when I returned from the hospital after having my baby, I was happy to see a flower from Lisa & Greg ( Goddard )...

- Zipporah and Lydia's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Happy Children...(see full review on Facebook)

My daughter is excited to go to school and that is a complete change from before she came to Goddard. I'm extremely pleased and look forward to seeing the new things that are in store for our daughter.

- Zipporah and Lydia's Father (Infant Classroom)

Top-Notch...(see Facebook)

We love how friendly and professional all faculty are, the curriculum, the daily reports, the pictures we receive every day, the nurturing environment in which our son is learning, and how every day when we walk in the classroom it seems like there is different artwork up on the walls. It truly is a special place and I'm happy we found it!

- Clifford's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Attentive & Caring Staff...(see Facebook)

We cannot thank the teachers and staff enough for warmly welcoming our child into the class in the Spring and helping him understand that school can be a place where he feels loved & appreciated and academically challenged. My husband and I have seen so many positive changes in our child since joining the Goddard School and we are so grateful for this positive impact in his life!

- Logan's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Happy Children...(see Facebook)

Love this school! My daughter has learned so much and begs me to take her to school! Teachers and staff are wonderful!!!!

- Landon and Layla's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Professional Staff & Management... (see full review on Yelp)

After spending years at another local preschool, it felt like our son's learning experience had become stagnant. I stopped by for a tour at The Goddard School, and met with one of the on-site owners, Lisa. She was excited about finally opening their doors, and left me with a brighter outlook on what our son could be experiencing every day. We made the switch, and couldn't be happier. The highly competent staff has the necessary training and ability, to provide a solid learning experience. ...

- Everett and Kellan's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Comments via a Third-Party Survey

Best in the area!...

We love the Goddard school! They are extremely meticulous, kind, and treat our family like their own family. The facility is always spotless, the teachers are so loving, and my child begs to go every day. We always share our love for the Goddard school with all our friends and family.

- Emma and Blake's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Best in the area!...

The care of the teachers to direct and nurture my child's physical and intellectual growth is outstanding. All staff provide key info on daily experiences, school updates, and needed changes. Goddard allows interactive input that makes parenting more progressive so as to help my son's development. They are a key part of my family's life and i am happy to have them.

- Xavian's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Attentive & Caring Staff...

I love how much one on one time my child is able to get with the teachers. The class sizes being smaller allow the teachers to build a stronger bond with the students. I also love how quickly kids are learning, letter recognition at 2, wow!

- Everett's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Happy Children...

I think you guys are doing great! I can tell my son loves bring there with his friends and teachers. I enjoy the photos I get sent to my email during the day.

- Joseph's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Safety, Cleanliness & Security

We like the teachers and staff at Goddard. We also like the cleanliness and sense of safety as well as the adherence to safe sleep practices.

- Gianna's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Amazing Teachers...

In the 2 years our daughter has been attending, we have seen little turnover in the teachers. She loves that she knows everyone there and we love that as well. A huge bonus is how safe we feel with her being there.

- Ariana's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Attentive & Caring Staff...

We love the teachers, they really care about my son. I also like how the front staff know my son (and us) by name. My son has really blossomed socially from a shy 3 year old to an outgoing, friendly, caring 4 year old. I feel confident that he will be ready for kindergarten next year.

- James's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Sense of Community...

I love the family feel, the extension projects the kids do in PrekII. I love the facilities, the PTA and just all the fun that connects families together. Great place over all.

- Halima's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Professional Staff & Management

The administration and staff are very detail oriented, caring and good educators. The school is always clean and sanitary. The events and extra curricular activities are a great bonus!

- Juliet and Joseph's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Excellent Curriculum...

I like the curriculum that comes in each day. They keep them physically and mentally occupied all day. It's great!

- Dexter's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Great Communication...

I feel my child is well-cared for by teachers and administrators. And the school is clean and very safe and protected. I also like the communication systems set up, I feel like I know what’s going on in her day. There’s is a good balance between playtime and learning. All the teachers seem to like their jobs and care for the children, the teachers are so important. We’re very happy with your school!

- Norah's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Happy Children...

Goddard has been warm and inviting. Our son gets excited every morning to go visit with Miss Katie. The communication has been amazing and just within the matter of the first few weeks of him being there, we have noticed a drastic change in his developmental skills and language. We couldn't be more satisfied and are very happy we found Goddard for our son.

- Edward's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Sense of Community...

The small class size; the education level of the teachers; the daily reports; and the fact that my son enjoys it are all things that I like about Goddard. All the weekend activities, like the breakfast with Santa, are wonderful too!

- Grayson's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Amazing Teachers...

My daughter is always happy while she learns colors, numbers and practices her social skills in a safe environment. I’m extremely happy with my daughter’s teachers and how they provide support in every level in my daughter’s cognitive development. Also, the teachers are always happy and that radiates to the classroom and it is reflected in the daily smile of my daughter. Overall, I’m extremely thankful to be part of the Goddard family.

- Athena's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Attentive & Caring Staff...

I like the professionalisms, security, knowledge and honest care for the little people.

- Axel's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Happy Children...

My kids are learning so much and they are happy with their new friends. Great staff!! So happy we are there!!

- Teresa and Michael's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Amazing Teachers...

We love the teachers and the daily reports we get every day.

- Josiah's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Amazing Teachers...

The school is well run, and all the teachers we have had have done a great job with the kids.

- Neel and Maya's Father (Toddler Classroom)


Teachers, facilities, communication, and curriculum are all top notch.

- Luke's Father (Infant Classroom)


We've been impressed with the overall structure of the school and the professionalism of the staff. Everyone has been friendly and welcoming. The school is clean and bright and inviting.

- Vanessa and Alyssa's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Amazing Teachers...

We like the on site owner who is always available to speak to or just to greet. We also like how the teachers handle the students. We have not seen an instance where we thought the teachers were interacting with the students too harsh or too mean. Our respects to the patience and caring the teachers demonstrate with all the student.

- Axel's Father (Toddler Classroom)


Goddard does a great job of communicating with parents, from snack menus to illnesses. The teachers are well-educated and patient. The facility appears clean and orderly. The classrooms are filled with fun, educational toys. The classroom size is small and the curriculum seems to consist of fun and creative learning exercises. My son especially enjoys summertime splash days!

- Grayson's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Beyond Day Care..

The teachers are highly qualified and caring. The owners and directors have constant open communication and take deep interest in their families. The facility is always clean and secure. The Goddard School of Gainesville puts the kids' interests and needs at heart.

- Skylar and Beau's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Attentive & Caring Staff...

The teachers are nurturing, energetic and genuinely care about children in their classroom. The school is clean and sanitized effectively. Our son has flourished in motor and verbal areas. I feel confidant in having my son cared for.

- Lucas's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

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