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

Attentive and Supportive Staff

The Goddard School in Herndon is magnificent. The owner and staff are wonderful teachers who are passionate about what they do and care for the children. On a daily basis, my son is greeted so warmly by everyone. The attention that has been given to my son has made his transition into the school very smooth. He connects with all the teachers and is learning so much. I am very happy with his progress and highly recommend the school.

- Jayan's Grandmother (Toddler Classroom)

Excellent Care and Program

A word of mouth is very powerful when it comes to child care that is high quality. I know when I drop my son off at Goddard school he is in the most caring and gracious hands I could ever trust him to. It's the amazing leadership and caring staff that makes this school great. Goddard also offers an unique option of packing lunch from home AND offers catering. This school really knows how to control food allergies. I highly recommend Goddard school of Dulles!

- Robert's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Top Rated Teachers

This is well run, top rate teachers, and very educational and recreational for my 5 yo son. The staff very sharp, and admin great. HIGHLY recommended!

- Ayden's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

Attentive and Supportive Staff

Attention to detail for my child's educational needs and overall well being. Every staff member cares for my child's success.

- Liam Michael's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Attentive and Supportive Staff

The owner, director and teacher are willing to go extra mile to make sure the kids are doing fine.

- Aarav's Father (Preschool Classroom)

Great Learning Experience

Goddard has been AMAZING for my son's development. We joined Goddard when he was 12 months. In 6 short months he is already talking and signing basic words! All of his teachers are very kind, and he is always excited to go to school. Picking him up with a smile on his face at the end of the day is the best feeling as a parent. Goddard is the best decision we have made as parents so far.

- Jack's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Great Learning Experience

I have nothing but positive things to say about The Goddard School in Herndon. I am 100% confident my daughter will have a fun day filled with age-appropriate activities. At pick-up she always has a smile and is excited to tell me what she did that day. It's a wonderful feeling to be greeted by her this way! As a parent and former classroom teacher I'm amazed at what she learns every week. I couldn't be happier to have my daughter attend The Goddard School and highly recommend it!

- Francesca's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Top Rated Teachers

It has been a wonderful experience to have our 3.5 yr old in The Goddard School (Herndon)! The teachers are so warm and patient with the kids. Potty training was so easy once she joined the school as the teachers were very helpful. Her talking skills have developed in a refined manner. The daily activity report we receive each day is very helpful. Overall, she is a happy kid and loves to go to her school. As a parent, we don't have to worry or think about our kid when she is at school.

- Akshara and Dhruv's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Best Preschool

Our son goes to The Goddard School in Herndon, and we are extremely happy with the teachers and school. Our son was transitioning from a nanny to a preschool and we were very apprehensive about the change initially. When we toured The Goddard School in Herndon we really found the difference compared to other nearby daycares. The system and care adopted here is very educational, clean, and safe. We highly recommend The Goddard School in Herndon!

- Aarush's Father (Toddler Classroom)

Best Preschool

The Goddard School in Herndon is magnificent! The owner and teachers are wonderful and are passionate about caring for the children. On a daily basis, my son is greeted so warmly by everyone. The attention that has been given to my son has made his transition into the school very smooth. He connects with all the teachers and is learning so much. I am very happy with his progress and highly recommend the school.

- Jayan's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Excellent Care and Program

We started our daughter at the Goddard School in Herndon when she was five months old, and we couldn't be happier. Teachers are patient, sensitive and attentive to all the infants and manage the nursery with deep care. Besides compassionate care, I was looking for safety and cleanliness, and these are provided daily at The Goddard School. The owner and office managers are always smiling and there to greet you. We love it here and highly recommend The Goddard School in Herndon!

- Juliette's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Excellent Care and Program

My son started at The Goddard school 15 days back and we have been extremely pleased with our experience! Both my husband and I feel like he is safe and secure in the facility and really appreciate the curriculum as well as the healthy meals provided each day. All of the teachers and directors that we have come in contact with are kind and patient people. It is evident that the staff has background experience and strong abilities to connect with children. We would definitely recommend them.

- Pratham's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Comments via a Third-Party Survey

Goddard School in Herndon is a Second Home

Our child is happy when we drop her off and happy when we pick her up. She feels very comfortable with the teachers. It is truly a second home. They connect with her and she is engaged while learning. Everyone is kind and welcoming.

- Adelaide's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Feeling of Family

The staff are all wonderful and caring. My son has learned so much while there. Ms. Shifali, the owner, is so sweet. It truly feels like a family.

- Frederick's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Top School for Many Reasons

The Goddard school at Herndon(Dulles) is amazing for a number of reasons. 1. Great teachers who are genuinely interested in taking care of children and teaching them. 2. Amazing owner who listens to parents and works on feedback. 3. The location does so many other activities to keep children interested.

- Aditya's Father (Preschool Classroom)



The teachers and administrators are very friendly. The detailed daily reports and pictures. The focus on science and math, experiments, etc. my son is definitely learning a lot.

- Yahya's Mother (Preschool Classroom)

Amazing Faculty

I absolutely love the teachers and that so much attention is given to the growth and development of the child.

- Ansh's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Every Staff Member Cares

Attention to detail for my child's educational needs and overall well being. Every staff member cares for my child's success.

- Liam Michael's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Best of the Best

The quality and attention to detail, from the instructors to the decorations in the building. You really get the best of the best with this school

- Noora's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Hands on Learning

I love how hands on the learning is. Freddie has only been there a month but he's grown so much with his vocabulary and recognition of things.

- Frederick's Mother (Toddler Classroom)

Attentive and Supportive Staff

Everything! My son is encouraged and challenged to try new things and understand new concepts. His teachers are attentive and supportive and the support staff is friendly. We love Goddard Herndon!

- Wyatt's Mother (Pre-K Classroom)

Structured Program

We like that the educational services start for even the very youngest infants. And that the structured program continues as my child grows.

- Liana's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Attentive and Supportive Staff

The caliber of the staff. The safety and cleanliness. The ciriculum. Specifically my sons's teacher Bryanna. She has a gift. The conceinsiousness of how the school is run.. with thought, attention, care, and responsibility. I never thought I would trust ANYONE with my child.

- Nikolai's Mother (Infant Classroom)

Attentive and Supportive Staff

the best group of pre school teachers I have meet..outstanding program

- Ayden's Father (Pre-K Classroom)

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