I can't say enough good things about The Goddard School in Matthews. They are a 5-star school and all the teachers and staff show why every day. It's very well run, the teachers really care about the kids, learning is made fun for the kids with a good balance between work and play. Safety and cleanliness are also top priorities, which helps put this overprotective mom at ease. My son is very happy there too - no complaints about going to his "work" every day when I go to mine.