The Goddard School

★★★★★
Year round, 7 AM to 6 PM.
  • 1905 El Salido Parkway

    Cedar Park, TX 78613

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  • 512-258-5292

About The Goddard School

Categories
  • Child Care
  • Preschools
  • Private Schools
  • Education Centers
  • Kindergartens
Details
  • After School Care
Hours
M-F 6:30am-6:30pm, Sa-Su Closed
Associations
  • AdvancEd Corporate Accreditation
  • Middle States Corporate Accreditation
  • Partnership For 21st Century Learning
Emails
  • CedarParkTX@goddardschools.com
Phones
  • Fax (512-258-1405)
  • Toll Free (800-463-3273)
Year Established
  • 2007
Keywords
  • The Goddard School
  • private preschool
  • educational daycare
  • early childhood development
  • childcare
  • preschool teaching philosophy
  • play-based learning in early childhood
  • play-based curriculum
  • preschool goals and objectives
  • school quality standards
  • infant development programs
  • learning programs for toddlers
  • play-based preschool
  • private pre-k programs
  • private kindergarten school
  • school-age childcare
  • early childhood enrichment programs
  • mealtime routines for children
  • educational summer camps
  • science summer camp
  • tech summer camps
  • engineering camps for kids
  • art summer camp
  • math summer camp
Specialties
  • F.L.EX. Learning Program
  • Art
  • Engineering
  • Handwriting
  • Language Arts
  • Literacy
  • Manners
  • Math
  • Music Appreciation
  • Physical Fitness
  • Science
  • Sign Language
  • Technology
  • World Cultures
  • Yoga
Payment Options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Services
  • preschool
  • educational daycare
  • childcare
  • summer camp

Education

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              I often wondered how I would word this review, but then I realized I needed to speak from the heart as finding this school has been the best thing that has happened to my son and my family. My son attended a previous daycare facility for over a year. About a month ago, we were told that the school was not a good fit for my son. I felt like a freight train had just run over me. Where was I going to put him? How would he understand the change? Is something wrong with my child? I think every mother out there can understand what it was like to hear those words. My son is three years old and is an absolute joy. He is a boy...and is three, so you can imagine at times we do have our hands full. The school he used to attend was very structured and when my son moved up to preschool, he didn't understand the ""classroom"" setting all day. He was only in there for 2 weeks before I was being told it wasn't a good fit. I immediately called The Goddard School of Cedar Park (as I had heard it was a great school) and was invited by Butch to tour the facility. Butch (the owner) welcomed me with very warm arms and I knew by looking around that my son would have the best care here. It has now been 4 weeks that my son has been at this school and I cannot express how much he loves it. It used to be a struggle every morning getting my son to his previous school, he was constantly crying. Now, my son wakes ME up and tells me he wants to go to school. It is such a nice change knowing that I can walk into the classroom and drop my son off without him latching onto my leg. I would literally have to unlock my sons arms from my legs at his previous school. Today, when I dropped my son off, he gave me a kiss and a hug and said ""bye mommy"". As I was walking out of the school, my eyes teared up because those two words made me so incredibly happy that my son has found his ""niche"" at The Goddard School of Cedar Park. Even as I write this now, my eyes are tearing up. I think every mom out there can understand how important it is to find the best care possible for our children; I found that care at The Goddard School of Cedar Park. I will always be grateful to my son's teachers and to Butch and Maria for creating a loving, fun environment for my son. If you are looking for not just good care, but exceptional, please, from one parent to another, go see The Goddard School of Cedar Park.

              2
              ★★★★★

              I often wondered how I would word this review, but then I realized I needed to speak from the heart as finding this school has been the best thing that has happened to my son and my family. My son attended a previous daycare facility for over a year. About a month ago, we were told that the school was not a good fit for my son. I felt like a freight train had just run over me. Where was I going to put him? How would he understand the change? Is something wrong with my child? I think every mother out there can understand what it was like to hear those words. My son is three years old and is an absolute joy. He is a boy...and is three, so you can imagine at times we do have our hands full. The school he used to attend was very structured and when my son moved up to preschool, he didn't understand the ""classroom"" setting all day. He was only in there for 2 weeks before I was being told it wasn't a good fit. I immediately called The Goddard School of Cedar Park (as I had heard it was a great school) and was invited by Butch to tour the facility. Butch (the owner) welcomed me with very warm arms and I knew by looking around that my son would have the best care here. It has now been 4 weeks that my son has been at this school and I cannot express how much he loves it. It used to be a struggle every morning getting my son to his previous school, he was constantly crying. Now, my son wakes ME up and tells me he wants to go to school. It is such a nice change knowing that I can walk into the classroom and drop my son off without him latching onto my leg. I would literally have to unlock my sons arms from my legs at his previous school. Today, when I dropped my son off, he gave me a kiss and a hug and said ""bye mommy"". As I was walking out of the school, my eyes teared up because those two words made me so incredibly happy that my son has found his ""niche"" at The Goddard School of Cedar Park. Even as I write this now, my eyes are tearing up. I think every mom out there can understand how important it is to find the best care possible for our children; I found that care at The Goddard School of Cedar Park. I will always be grateful to my son's teachers and to Butch and Maria for creating a loving, fun environment for my son. If you are looking for not just good care, but exceptional, please, from one parent to another, go see The Goddard School of Cedar Park.

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              It was a "dad/son" night out for dinner this evening with my 4 year old after picking him up from preschool (Goddard School). Feeling guilty about spending too much time at work, I asked him what he had learned today. He proceeded to tell me about the savanna and the various animals that live on the African plains. "Very impressive," I thought to myself! Then much to my surprise, completely out of the blue, he correctly identified that the featured instrument playing in the background music was a trumpet AND that it was jazz! "Where did you learn THAT?" I asked. "Mr. Jereme & Ms. Amber (his teachers) - they always tell us about music," my son responded.
              I think my son is bright but must say that I'm constantly amazed at the wonderful job this school and its teachers are doing to challenge and engage his curiosity. He looks forward to going to school and is happy when I pick him up. After an evening like this, I'm feeling less guilty about working too hard and very thankful that he's at Goddard.

              5
              ★★★★★

              It was a "dad/son" night out for dinner this evening with my 4 year old after picking him up from preschool (Goddard School). Feeling guilty about spending too much time at work, I asked him what he had learned today. He proceeded to tell me about the savanna and the various animals that live on the African plains. "Very impressive," I thought to myself! Then much to my surprise, completely out of the blue, he correctly identified that the featured instrument playing in the background music was a trumpet AND that it was jazz! "Where did you learn THAT?" I asked. "Mr. Jereme & Ms. Amber (his teachers) - they always tell us about music," my son responded.
              I think my son is bright but must say that I'm constantly amazed at the wonderful job this school and its teachers are doing to challenge and engage his curiosity. He looks forward to going to school and is happy when I pick him up. After an evening like this, I'm feeling less guilty about working too hard and very thankful that he's at Goddard.

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              This is the most amazing child care facility my child has ever attended. The teaching staff are amazing in that they show real affection for each child. The first thing I noticed when we walked in the doors on our first visit, was how organized, friendly and clean it was. My son had Ms. Kaci, and I have to say that she made a real life lasting impact on my son. My son would cry at the end of the day, because it was time to go home. He didn't want to leave Goddard, Ms. Kaci and his friends. That right there, told me that we were in the right place.

              2
              ★★★★★

              This is the most amazing child care facility my child has ever attended. The teaching staff are amazing in that they show real affection for each child. The first thing I noticed when we walked in the doors on our first visit, was how organized, friendly and clean it was. My son had Ms. Kaci, and I have to say that she made a real life lasting impact on my son. My son would cry at the end of the day, because it was time to go home. He didn't want to leave Goddard, Ms. Kaci and his friends. That right there, told me that we were in the right place.

              Pros: Amazing Teachers, Facility and Cleanliness

              Cons: No afterschool care, yet....

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              The Goddard School exceeded all expectations in a child care facility. It met all our criteria for preschool/childcare, and we were extremely impressed. Such a happy place!

              5
              ★★★★★

              The Goddard School exceeded all expectations in a child care facility. It met all our criteria for preschool/childcare, and we were extremely impressed. Such a happy place!

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              I've toured the facility at different times and noticed it is always well contolled, neat, and the kids are enjoying the classrooms. I've worked with Goddard School of Cedar Park for the last several years and find them to be extremely professional and the children are having a great time.

              5
              ★★★★★

              I've toured the facility at different times and noticed it is always well contolled, neat, and the kids are enjoying the classrooms. I've worked with Goddard School of Cedar Park for the last several years and find them to be extremely professional and the children are having a great time.

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              Great staff. Great Management. Great Facility. I can't say enough about Goddard Cedar Park.\n

              2
              ★★★★★

              Great staff. Great Management. Great Facility. I can't say enough about Goddard Cedar Park.\n

              Pros: Caring. Well-run.

              Cons: No after school program... yet.

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              We have good things to day about Goddard School of Cedar Park! Owner Butch and his team are polite, friendly and overall a pleasure to deal with. The school reaches out to the community and focuses on educating children in and out of the classroom -BookSpring

              4
              ★★★★☆

              We have good things to day about Goddard School of Cedar Park! Owner Butch and his team are polite, friendly and overall a pleasure to deal with. The school reaches out to the community and focuses on educating children in and out of the classroom -BookSpring

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              I have toured this school and is is the cleanest, most sanitary, and most well-kept daycare or pre-school I have found. The teachers actually have degrees in education (unlike almost all other pre-schools that hire young kids and non-degreed staff) and the student-to-teacher ratios are very low. In addition, the owner (Butch Aggen) has a Master's Degree in education and has actually worked in school administration - so he understands the learning needs of children first-hand! The building is new and well-maintained and the school itself has monthly 'themes' that the learning activities center around, complete with educational guests such as UT professors, NASA personnel, and others that you wouldn't expect and won't EVER find at any other pre-school! If you want your child to be in a SAFE and well-managed LEARNING environment that they will get something out of - THIS IS THE PLACE TO ENROLL THEM!

              2
              ★★★★★

              I have toured this school and is is the cleanest, most sanitary, and most well-kept daycare or pre-school I have found. The teachers actually have degrees in education (unlike almost all other pre-schools that hire young kids and non-degreed staff) and the student-to-teacher ratios are very low. In addition, the owner (Butch Aggen) has a Master's Degree in education and has actually worked in school administration - so he understands the learning needs of children first-hand! The building is new and well-maintained and the school itself has monthly 'themes' that the learning activities center around, complete with educational guests such as UT professors, NASA personnel, and others that you wouldn't expect and won't EVER find at any other pre-school! If you want your child to be in a SAFE and well-managed LEARNING environment that they will get something out of - THIS IS THE PLACE TO ENROLL THEM!

              Pros: Extremely sanitary, degreed & educated staff, class ratios

              Cons: None Known

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              We moved to Austin couple of months ago, and my son started to attend the Goddard School at Cedar Park.\n\nHe is very happy to go to school every day, and comes back telling me the fun things he did in the day. His daily routines include lots of musics, moving, jumping, fun stories, and science projects.

              2
              ★★★★★

              We moved to Austin couple of months ago, and my son started to attend the Goddard School at Cedar Park.\n\nHe is very happy to go to school every day, and comes back telling me the fun things he did in the day. His daily routines include lots of musics, moving, jumping, fun stories, and science projects.

              Pros: Loving teachers, clean and safe environment

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              My daughter loved playing at the Goddard School this summer. We loved the play-based philosophy, and my daughter was enthusiastic about going to school each morning that she attended. The teachers at the school worked to distract and redirect children instead of resorting to "time-outs." I greatly appreciated this approach, and know that my daughter benefited from it. We plan to attend the Goddard School for their summer session each year.

              5
              ★★★★★

              My daughter loved playing at the Goddard School this summer. We loved the play-based philosophy, and my daughter was enthusiastic about going to school each morning that she attended. The teachers at the school worked to distract and redirect children instead of resorting to "time-outs." I greatly appreciated this approach, and know that my daughter benefited from it. We plan to attend the Goddard School for their summer session each year.

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              Both of my kids attend the Goddard School in Cedar Park. The older has been going for about a year and a half, the youngest for about 4 months.

              The facility is clean and bright inside; outside, the kids have huge areas to run around and to play on rock-solid commercial playground equipment. In the summer, they do a weekly "splash day", which incorporates age-appropriate water play into the kiddos' outdoor time. Both of my children love splash day!

              The school also provides "enrichment programs" where outside instructors come in to teach piano, dance, soccer and martial arts. These do cost extra, as these are pay-per-service type classes from other childhood programs, but since I'm a working mom who wouldn't have time to provide my kids these extras during the week, it's really cool that they will come to my kids.

              The owners, Butch and Maria, have always been kind, conscientious and professional, with a good bit of themselves and their own personalities thrown in. I enjoy dealing with both, and have found them to be immediately responsive and receptive to what I have had to say about my daughters' experiences.

              I love the directors, Desiree and Paula, as well. Like Butch and Maria, they are both totally on top of their games, and very easy to talk to about anything. Since my kids are both very individual people, I've had a few parent-teacher conferences and talks with both directors, and their responsiveness and respect for my kids has been wonderful.

              With the exception of very young babies, the Goddard program breaks kids into classrooms that have six-month age spans; by that I mean 2-2.5 goes in one room, 2.5-3 goes in another, etc. Babies stay in the same room until they are a year old. I'm pretty sure this is because of the logistics of having cribs for them, and also because they will not allow children to share cribs. I didn't start my youngest until they were over a year old, so I've no experience with the 0-1 year room, but now have experience with every room after that :)

              The school also offers two separate and age/developmentally-appropriate play structures for the kiddos, so outdoor play is both safe and engaging. Kids play outside year-round, but there are temperature cut-offs to prevent them from being out there when it's too hot or too cold. On rainy or otherwise inclement days, the kids play in the huge indoor gym.

              I think more than a clean facility and good ownership/directors, parents care about how their children are *treated*. I know that for me, the multi-cultural, multi-national curriculum and exposure my children get is really important, where all children are treated as equals (and are exposed to / taught to appreciate the differences and similarities between people) regardless of who/what they are. That my children are nurtured with love and consideration for them as individual is even more important, as is a strict-hands-off discipline policy, based on respect.

              I like and believe in the 'learning through play' mindset, and also their pre-K readiness programs. I wish kindergarten was still just stories, play and naps, but since it's not, I appreciate that the school is prepping them for a more curriculum-based type experience, but still allowing them to have fun and be silly.

              For the more detail-oriented folks, Goddard is a national program, so the QA, the checks and balances and the strict guidelines on food safety, cleanliness and other "details" are impressive as well. For the feelings-type people like me, the warmth and true care the Goddard School provides just can't be beat.

              5
              ★★★★★

              Both of my kids attend the Goddard School in Cedar Park. The older has been going for about a year and a half, the youngest for about 4 months.

              The facility is clean and bright inside; outside, the kids have huge areas to run around and to play on rock-solid commercial playground equipment. In the summer, they do a weekly "splash day", which incorporates age-appropriate water play into the kiddos' outdoor time. Both of my children love splash day!

              The school also provides "enrichment programs" where outside instructors come in to teach piano, dance, soccer and martial arts. These do cost extra, as these are pay-per-service type classes from other childhood programs, but since I'm a working mom who wouldn't have time to provide my kids these extras during the week, it's really cool that they will come to my kids.

              The owners, Butch and Maria, have always been kind, conscientious and professional, with a good bit of themselves and their own personalities thrown in. I enjoy dealing with both, and have found them to be immediately responsive and receptive to what I have had to say about my daughters' experiences.

              I love the directors, Desiree and Paula, as well. Like Butch and Maria, they are both totally on top of their games, and very easy to talk to about anything. Since my kids are both very individual people, I've had a few parent-teacher conferences and talks with both directors, and their responsiveness and respect for my kids has been wonderful.

              With the exception of very young babies, the Goddard program breaks kids into classrooms that have six-month age spans; by that I mean 2-2.5 goes in one room, 2.5-3 goes in another, etc. Babies stay in the same room until they are a year old. I'm pretty sure this is because of the logistics of having cribs for them, and also because they will not allow children to share cribs. I didn't start my youngest until they were over a year old, so I've no experience with the 0-1 year room, but now have experience with every room after that :)

              The school also offers two separate and age/developmentally-appropriate play structures for the kiddos, so outdoor play is both safe and engaging. Kids play outside year-round, but there are temperature cut-offs to prevent them from being out there when it's too hot or too cold. On rainy or otherwise inclement days, the kids play in the huge indoor gym.

              I think more than a clean facility and good ownership/directors, parents care about how their children are *treated*. I know that for me, the multi-cultural, multi-national curriculum and exposure my children get is really important, where all children are treated as equals (and are exposed to / taught to appreciate the differences and similarities between people) regardless of who/what they are. That my children are nurtured with love and consideration for them as individual is even more important, as is a strict-hands-off discipline policy, based on respect.

              I like and believe in the 'learning through play' mindset, and also their pre-K readiness programs. I wish kindergarten was still just stories, play and naps, but since it's not, I appreciate that the school is prepping them for a more curriculum-based type experience, but still allowing them to have fun and be silly.

              For the more detail-oriented folks, Goddard is a national program, so the QA, the checks and balances and the strict guidelines on food safety, cleanliness and other "details" are impressive as well. For the feelings-type people like me, the warmth and true care the Goddard School provides just can't be beat.

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              The Goddard School and staff provide a loving and nurturing environment for their children. I have felt comfortable knowing my child was in a safe and fun learning environment. My daughter has grown personally and academically in the two years she was at Goddard. I would highly recommend the School.

              5
              ★★★★★

              The Goddard School and staff provide a loving and nurturing environment for their children. I have felt comfortable knowing my child was in a safe and fun learning environment. My daughter has grown personally and academically in the two years she was at Goddard. I would highly recommend the School.

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              The Goddard School provided an outstanding preschool experience for my daughter. The teachers were caring and knowledgeable and they were concerned about the needs of each child. The activities were fun and educational. Several times during the year, outside sources were brought in so the kids could have additional learning experiences. My daughter was fully prepared for Kindergarten, and in fact was one of the best readers in her class, thanks to the education she received at The Goddard School.

              5
              ★★★★★

              The Goddard School provided an outstanding preschool experience for my daughter. The teachers were caring and knowledgeable and they were concerned about the needs of each child. The activities were fun and educational. Several times during the year, outside sources were brought in so the kids could have additional learning experiences. My daughter was fully prepared for Kindergarten, and in fact was one of the best readers in her class, thanks to the education she received at The Goddard School.

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              I have a 3 and 5 yr old child enrolled. They've been there 1 1/2 years and I've found the teachers really connect well with my children and with parents. Seems they really enjoy what they do. I also like the gym that the school has - nice for the kids if its raining or too hot. Other schools, kids are stuck in same classroom all day when weather is bad. Good balance of structure but free play for the children.

              I recommend the school highly.

              5
              ★★★★★

              I have a 3 and 5 yr old child enrolled. They've been there 1 1/2 years and I've found the teachers really connect well with my children and with parents. Seems they really enjoy what they do. I also like the gym that the school has - nice for the kids if its raining or too hot. Other schools, kids are stuck in same classroom all day when weather is bad. Good balance of structure but free play for the children.

              I recommend the school highly.

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              We have enjoyed having our children at the Goddard School. The staff is committed to having a very clean and positive learning environment. The management and owners have always been open to any suggestions and maintain great communication with parents.

              5
              ★★★★★

              We have enjoyed having our children at the Goddard School. The staff is committed to having a very clean and positive learning environment. The management and owners have always been open to any suggestions and maintain great communication with parents.

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              We were delighted when The Goddard School opened in Cedar Park as it was the only school that met the standards we expected for our daughter. The owners, Butch and Maria Aggen have really raised the bar with this school! It is a clean environment filled with experienced teachers and a planned curriculum that gave us confidence that our daughter was not just experiencing a place to play but more importantly a place to learn. Every day brought new activities and we love the daily reports from the teachers that keep us in touch with the "going-ons" on a daily basis. The most important aspect of all is that we know that our daughter is truly cared for and loved. The teachers make a point to know all the names of the students and it is so nice to see the friendly faces call her by name in the mornings upon arrival. Madeline has truly grown socially, academically, and most of all, interpersonally because of the nurturing ambiance not only in her classroom but throughout the entire school. If you are seeking a quality environment with integrity and commitment for the care of your children - then I highly recommend The Goddard School. We Love It!

              5
              ★★★★★

              We were delighted when The Goddard School opened in Cedar Park as it was the only school that met the standards we expected for our daughter. The owners, Butch and Maria Aggen have really raised the bar with this school! It is a clean environment filled with experienced teachers and a planned curriculum that gave us confidence that our daughter was not just experiencing a place to play but more importantly a place to learn. Every day brought new activities and we love the daily reports from the teachers that keep us in touch with the "going-ons" on a daily basis. The most important aspect of all is that we know that our daughter is truly cared for and loved. The teachers make a point to know all the names of the students and it is so nice to see the friendly faces call her by name in the mornings upon arrival. Madeline has truly grown socially, academically, and most of all, interpersonally because of the nurturing ambiance not only in her classroom but throughout the entire school. If you are seeking a quality environment with integrity and commitment for the care of your children - then I highly recommend The Goddard School. We Love It!

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              Voted "Best Preschool" by Hill Country News! The Goddard School can make a positive difference in your child's life. Our warm, loving atmosphere features a year round extended day program. Our program is designed to enhance the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of your child from six weeks to five years of age. We also offer after-school enrichment and a summer program for children through fifth grade.



              Located close to intersection of Route 183 and Lakeline Blvd.

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