The Goddard School

★★★★☆
  • 801 Georgetown Drive

    Cary, IL 60013

    Map & Directions
  • 847-639-1160

About The Goddard School

Categories
  • Child Care
  • Preschools
  • Private Schools
  • Education Centers
Details
  • After School Care
Hours
M-F 6:30am-6:30pm, Sa-Su Closed
Special Offer
Prepare your child for success. Schedule a tour.
Associations
  • AdvancEd Corporate Accreditation
  • Middle States Corporate Accreditation
  • Partnership For 21st Century Learning
Emails
  • CaryIL@goddardschools.com
Phones
  • Fax (847-639-0640)
  • Toll Free (800-463-3273)
Year Established
  • 2008
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
Services
  • preschool
  • educational daycare
  • childcare
  • summer camp

Education

Education
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              April 1, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Classrooms celebrate their best light - hearted pranks today!

              April 2, 2019

              • Children work on strengthening their letter recognition skills by matching pairs of the same letters.

              April 3, 2019

              • Students took their cognitive learning out of this world today! Classes worked on sorting various planets off of different characteristics.

              April 4, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Students worked together to create a chart to identify items that start with the letter A.
              • Starts 9:00 AM
                Classes try to learn the moon walk while furthering the gross motor & rhythm.

              April 5, 2019

              • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                Our Jr. Kindergarten classes are invited to dance the night away to kick off Graduation festivities.

              April 8, 2019

              • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Classes learn about different amphibians in the jungle and in the water. They use their observation skills to chart what characteristics they have that are similar and different.

              April 9, 2019

              • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                Students use their fine motor skills to create their own ocean animal inspired artwork.

              April 10, 2019

              • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                Monkeys, snakes & bears- O MY! Children learn about the various jungle animals and use their emerging sorting skills to pair them.

              April 11, 2019

              • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Students worked together to create a class terrarium. While they worked, they learned about the various items needed for animals to grow.

              April 12, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Children are asked to bring in something from the Ocean or Jungle to show and share with the class.

              April 15, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary have fun, educational and hands-on activities planned each day, we are excited to celebrate being young scientists!
              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                The sensory table is filled with water and various water life for children to explore. Afterwards, they will use their growing vocabulary to explain what they saw.

              April 16, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary have fun, educational and hands-on activities planned each day, we are excited to celebrate being young scientists!

              April 17, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary have fun, educational and hands-on activities planned each day, we are excited to celebrate being young scientists!

              April 18, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary have fun, educational and hands-on activities planned each day, we are excited to celebrate being young scientists!

              April 19, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary have fun, educational and hands-on activities planned each day, we are excited to celebrate being young scientists!
              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                The Goddard School, Cary will be closed in observance of Good Friday.

              April 22, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the day, classes learn about Earth Day & celebrate how best we can take care of our planet!

              April 23, 2019

              • As a center, students use their team building skills to create their own towers using various recycling materials.

              April 24, 2019

              • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Waysound Recording will be visiting The Goddard School today to discuss the science behind audio recording.

              April 25, 2019

              • Classrooms will work on understanding the 3 R's to help make our planet a better place. Together they will explore how recycling works and look to identify it in everyday life.

              April 26, 2019

              • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Classes are asked to bring in something made from recycled materials to show with their friends.

              April 29, 2019

              • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Children will be little scientists today! All classrooms will explore various science experiments. They will use the Scientific Method to help answer questions about what they observe.

              April 30, 2019

              • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                As a class, students will work together to create their very own and unique invention. This will also help students will work on further developing their critical thinking skills.

              May 1, 2019

              • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Students will be provided with paint, paper and fly swatters to explore and paint with. By using different art materials, students further develop their creative process as well as fine motor skills.

              May 2, 2019

              • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                Students learn about the different life stages a caterpillar must transition through to become a butterfly.

              May 3, 2019

              • Classrooms celebrate Cinco De Mayo throughout the day. Students learn about the various traditions and customs that take place in Mexico during the day.

              May 6, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary celebrates our talented, education and passionate teachers!

              May 7, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary celebrates our talented, education and passionate teachers!

              May 8, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary celebrates our talented, education and passionate teachers!

              May 9, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary celebrates our talented, education and passionate teachers!

              May 10, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary celebrates our talented, education and passionate teachers!

              May 11, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary celebrates our talented, education and passionate teachers!

              May 12, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary celebrates our talented, education and passionate teachers!

              May 13, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary celebrates our talented, education and passionate teachers!

              May 14, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary celebrates our talented, education and passionate teachers!
              • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Children will learn the song "5 Little Ducks" in English and Spanish and practice it throughout the day.

              May 15, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Throughout the week, The Goddard School, Cary celebrates our talented, education and passionate teachers!
              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                All classes will participate in our School Wide Beautification day. Students will go outside to plant different flowers and plants throughout the yard and garden

              May 16, 2019

              • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Students work on mastering their gross motor skills while playing leap frog outside today.

              May 17, 2019

              May 20, 2019

              • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Classrooms will read the Dr. Seuss classic today and answer questions about the story using their critical thinking skills.

              May 21, 2019

              • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                Classes are challenged to see who can 'bunny hop' the longest! By hopping, students are further developing their muscle control.

              May 22, 2019

              • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
                During centers students will work on strengthening their matching skills by matching the mother animal to the baby.

              May 23, 2019

              • 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                Children learn about the different stages of a flowers life cycle. They are asked to describe these stages, furthering their vocabulary.

              May 24, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                All classrooms are invited to participate in the Annual St. Jude's Trike-A-Thon to pedal for a cause!

              May 27, 2019

              May 29, 2019

              May 30, 2019

              • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                Students will practice their yoga position 'Shooting Star' today. Yoga helps to further strengthen muscle control as well as relax the body.

              May 31, 2019

              • 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
                Classrooms celebrate the last day of the year by participating in several outside activities.
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              My daughter attended this school for several years and in the end I CAN NOT recommend the school to anyone. The GSO should NOT be allowed to work with children. She cares nothing about the kids or the families. She came from a

              3
              ★★★★★

              My daughter attended this school for several years and in the end I CAN NOT recommend the school to anyone. The GSO should NOT be allowed to work with children. She cares nothing about the kids or the families. She came from a

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              I cannot say enough great things about this school! One of my 2 children have been in this school since the doors opened, and have had nothing but good experiences. I don't even like calling Goddard a daycare because it is SO not. ""Not a Great School"" definitely has inacuuracies! Yes, the infants have to be 15 months before moving to the toddler room - that is a LAW. AND, my kids definitely get fed enough - I know they even have second helpings. This school is so clean and bright - Everything provided to the children is wonderful. And, I have been in other daycares and they ALL pail in comparison! All of the teachers my children have had or do have are wonderful. I have never not trusted anyone to care for my children at Goddard. A++++!!!!!

              2
              ★★★★★

              I cannot say enough great things about this school! One of my 2 children have been in this school since the doors opened, and have had nothing but good experiences. I don't even like calling Goddard a daycare because it is SO not. ""Not a Great School"" definitely has inacuuracies! Yes, the infants have to be 15 months before moving to the toddler room - that is a LAW. AND, my kids definitely get fed enough - I know they even have second helpings. This school is so clean and bright - Everything provided to the children is wonderful. And, I have been in other daycares and they ALL pail in comparison! All of the teachers my children have had or do have are wonderful. I have never not trusted anyone to care for my children at Goddard. A++++!!!!!

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              I want to address the review that keeps being ?reposted? under different names since the website City Search has removed it due to being ?offensive and harmful? and filled with inaccuracies about our Child Care Center. \r\n\r\nThe Goddard School is an early childhood education center. The programs of The Goddard School earned AdvancED accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education. Goddard School programs meet or exceed quality standards and support the emotional, social, behavioral and physical development of your child.\r\n\r\nOur Goddard School adheres to The Goddard School program. Corporate Representatives visit our School multiple times a year to assess our School compliance in the areas of health, safety, curriculum and business operations. The health and safety of our children is our number one priority. As such, our School follows all Goddard School and state procedures and standards.\r\n\r\nWe are a peanut sensitive school and would never allow a teacher on our staff to bring in food from her room to serve to our children. That is cause for an employee warning, to be written up and possible dismissal of employment. Bringing food in from home for children by staff is something that has never occurred at our location. We have a cook on site that prepares breakfasts, snacks and lunches daily.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, the reviewer states that infants remain in the infant room until they are 15 months of age due to tuition rates. Infants remain in the infant room until they are 15 months of age, as the state of Illinois requires infants to remain in the infant room until they are 15 months old; this is a state licensing requirement. The tuition difference is not as stated and Infant to Toddler parents of ours clearly know that.\r\n\r\nI am very proud of our school and the excellent teaching staff we have. Our children?s health and safety will always remain our first priority and we have enjoyed all our families and getting to know them. We will continue to share and enjoy in the growth of our programs and school to the community.\r\n\r\nWe welcome you to take a tour, speak with our teachers, current families and experience our school for yourself! \r\n\r\n.

              2
              ★★★★★

              I want to address the review that keeps being ?reposted? under different names since the website City Search has removed it due to being ?offensive and harmful? and filled with inaccuracies about our Child Care Center. \r\n\r\nThe Goddard School is an early childhood education center. The programs of The Goddard School earned AdvancED accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education. Goddard School programs meet or exceed quality standards and support the emotional, social, behavioral and physical development of your child.\r\n\r\nOur Goddard School adheres to The Goddard School program. Corporate Representatives visit our School multiple times a year to assess our School compliance in the areas of health, safety, curriculum and business operations. The health and safety of our children is our number one priority. As such, our School follows all Goddard School and state procedures and standards.\r\n\r\nWe are a peanut sensitive school and would never allow a teacher on our staff to bring in food from her room to serve to our children. That is cause for an employee warning, to be written up and possible dismissal of employment. Bringing food in from home for children by staff is something that has never occurred at our location. We have a cook on site that prepares breakfasts, snacks and lunches daily.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, the reviewer states that infants remain in the infant room until they are 15 months of age due to tuition rates. Infants remain in the infant room until they are 15 months of age, as the state of Illinois requires infants to remain in the infant room until they are 15 months old; this is a state licensing requirement. The tuition difference is not as stated and Infant to Toddler parents of ours clearly know that.\r\n\r\nI am very proud of our school and the excellent teaching staff we have. Our children?s health and safety will always remain our first priority and we have enjoyed all our families and getting to know them. We will continue to share and enjoy in the growth of our programs and school to the community.\r\n\r\nWe welcome you to take a tour, speak with our teachers, current families and experience our school for yourself! \r\n\r\n.

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              The Goddard School chain in general is supposed to be one of the best early childhood schools in the country, and definitely not cheap. They are all independently-owned, however. The franchise in Cary, IL is owned by someone that should not be in charge of children. \nI worked there for almost two years. During that time, I was bringing food from my house to feed the children in my classroom, who were not being fed enough food at the school. \nThe owner also instilled a policy where toddlers were to stay in the infant room (which was $300 more per month than the actual toddler room) until they were 15 months old instead of moving up to the toddler room when they turned 1 year old. The owner did this because she could get more money out of the parents that way. This is serious because it was the child's development that really suffered, as they were older, still in the infant room, and under-stimulated. \nWhen I complained that neither of these things are right, and extremely unethical, I was told by the owner that these (food budget & holding children back) policies were not illegal and fit within the standards of the Goddard School company, which I do not believe. \nThis is only the tip of the iceberg, there were too many unethical instances that occurred at that particular school and I did not want to be a part of it. That school is in a convenient location, as many parents who live close by bring their children there. But convenience should not matter when your child is not getting their needs met and parents are paying big money and trusting this school to provide for their children. It's just not worth it.\nThis review site will not publish my review without a 1-5 star rating. Therefore, I am being required to rate it at least 1 star. As far as how the children are being treated there, I wouldn't give it a single star at all, but I have to just to have this review published so other parents are able to read about some of what goes on at that school. \n

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              ★☆☆☆☆

              The Goddard School chain in general is supposed to be one of the best early childhood schools in the country, and definitely not cheap. They are all independently-owned, however. The franchise in Cary, IL is owned by someone that should not be in charge of children. \nI worked there for almost two years. During that time, I was bringing food from my house to feed the children in my classroom, who were not being fed enough food at the school. \nThe owner also instilled a policy where toddlers were to stay in the infant room (which was $300 more per month than the actual toddler room) until they were 15 months old instead of moving up to the toddler room when they turned 1 year old. The owner did this because she could get more money out of the parents that way. This is serious because it was the child's development that really suffered, as they were older, still in the infant room, and under-stimulated. \nWhen I complained that neither of these things are right, and extremely unethical, I was told by the owner that these (food budget & holding children back) policies were not illegal and fit within the standards of the Goddard School company, which I do not believe. \nThis is only the tip of the iceberg, there were too many unethical instances that occurred at that particular school and I did not want to be a part of it. That school is in a convenient location, as many parents who live close by bring their children there. But convenience should not matter when your child is not getting their needs met and parents are paying big money and trusting this school to provide for their children. It's just not worth it.\nThis review site will not publish my review without a 1-5 star rating. Therefore, I am being required to rate it at least 1 star. As far as how the children are being treated there, I wouldn't give it a single star at all, but I have to just to have this review published so other parents are able to read about some of what goes on at that school. \n

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              A fellow parent mentioned she saw the 'anonymous' review on here. I thought I'd better add my 2 cents in defense of the school. My daughter has been at the school for over a year. We transferred from (unnamed school) facility down the street. What a difference! It's like a bright shining star compared to a dingy dark outdated box. I also have only good feedback. Any issue I've had and passed along to our teachers have been addressed - and same with admin staff. Try somewhere else and then come here - night and day! All good! And my child comes home with a full belly from her Goddard provided snacks and hot lunches! Shame on that teacher for not addressing her concern professionally and posting her anonymous review. Very cowardly.

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              ★★★★★

              A fellow parent mentioned she saw the 'anonymous' review on here. I thought I'd better add my 2 cents in defense of the school. My daughter has been at the school for over a year. We transferred from (unnamed school) facility down the street. What a difference! It's like a bright shining star compared to a dingy dark outdated box. I also have only good feedback. Any issue I've had and passed along to our teachers have been addressed - and same with admin staff. Try somewhere else and then come here - night and day! All good! And my child comes home with a full belly from her Goddard provided snacks and hot lunches! Shame on that teacher for not addressing her concern professionally and posting her anonymous review. Very cowardly.

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              Are you kidding me?!? Reviews like this one should not be allowed! Obviously a disgruntled former employee (as they state in review). My children have been at this school for 2 years and I only have rave reviews - for teachers, owner, cook (yes...she provides enough!), programs, care of children - and all the extra touches. First of all, this so called teacher shouldn't be able to bring food from home for the children - and I doubt she did! My kids moved up to the next class when they hit their milestones and the teacher/owner were happy to move her up. Give me a break! No wonder why this writer is 'anon1mous'!!! My daughter starts kindergarten in the fall. We'll miss Goddard - and I'll recommend this school to anybody who asks!\r\n.

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              ★★★★★

              Are you kidding me?!? Reviews like this one should not be allowed! Obviously a disgruntled former employee (as they state in review). My children have been at this school for 2 years and I only have rave reviews - for teachers, owner, cook (yes...she provides enough!), programs, care of children - and all the extra touches. First of all, this so called teacher shouldn't be able to bring food from home for the children - and I doubt she did! My kids moved up to the next class when they hit their milestones and the teacher/owner were happy to move her up. Give me a break! No wonder why this writer is 'anon1mous'!!! My daughter starts kindergarten in the fall. We'll miss Goddard - and I'll recommend this school to anybody who asks!\r\n.

              .

              The Goddard School chain in general is supposed to be one of the best early childhood schools in the country, and definitely not cheap. They are all independently-owned, however. The franchise in Cary, IL is owned by someone that should not be in charge of children.

              I worked there for almost two years. During that time, I was bringing food from my house to feed the children in my classroom, who were not being fed enough food at the school.

              The owner also instilled a policy where toddlers were to stay in the infant room (which was $300 more per month than the actual toddler room) until they were 15 months old instead of moving up to the toddler room when they turned 1 year old. The owner did this because she could get more money out of the parents that way. This is serious because it was the child's development that really suffered, as they were older, still in the infant room, and under-stimulated.

              When I complained that neither of these things are right, and extremely unethical, I was told by the owner that these (food budget & holding children back) policies were not illegal and fit within the standards of the Goddard School company, which I do not believe.

              This is only the tip of the iceberg, there were too many unethical instances that occurred at that particular school and I did not want to be a part of it. That school is in a convenient location, as many parents who live close by bring their children there. But convenience should not matter when your child is not getting their needs met and parents are paying big money and trusting this school to provide for their children. It's just not worth it.

              This review site will not publish my review without a 1-5 star rating. Therefore, I am being required to rate it at least 1 star. As far as how the children are being treated there, I wouldn't give it a single star at all, but I have to just to have this review published so other parents are able to read about some of what goes on at that school.

              1
              ★☆☆☆☆

              The Goddard School chain in general is supposed to be one of the best early childhood schools in the country, and definitely not cheap. They are all independently-owned, however. The franchise in Cary, IL is owned by someone that should not be in charge of children.

              I worked there for almost two years. During that time, I was bringing food from my house to feed the children in my classroom, who were not being fed enough food at the school.

              The owner also instilled a policy where toddlers were to stay in the infant room (which was $300 more per month than the actual toddler room) until they were 15 months old instead of moving up to the toddler room when they turned 1 year old. The owner did this because she could get more money out of the parents that way. This is serious because it was the child's development that really suffered, as they were older, still in the infant room, and under-stimulated.

              When I complained that neither of these things are right, and extremely unethical, I was told by the owner that these (food budget & holding children back) policies were not illegal and fit within the standards of the Goddard School company, which I do not believe.

              This is only the tip of the iceberg, there were too many unethical instances that occurred at that particular school and I did not want to be a part of it. That school is in a convenient location, as many parents who live close by bring their children there. But convenience should not matter when your child is not getting their needs met and parents are paying big money and trusting this school to provide for their children. It's just not worth it.

              This review site will not publish my review without a 1-5 star rating. Therefore, I am being required to rate it at least 1 star. As far as how the children are being treated there, I wouldn't give it a single star at all, but I have to just to have this review published so other parents are able to read about some of what goes on at that school.

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