The Goddard School

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Wonderful children and families, terrible ownership

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Former Employee - Preschool Teacher  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Rancho Cordova, CA

Pros

The children and families is what keeps the teachers at the school. The teachers themselves are close and provide the much needed support to each other.

Cons

Minimal pay for preschool teaching. Minimal benefits. Extremely high turn over rate. No support provided for curriculum writing, issues in the classroom, etc. Teachers opinions and insight does not matter to the owner or directors. The owner has no teaching experience and solely makes decisions and how to make the most money. He treats employees terrible as if they should be lucky to be working for him. Do not work their because soon enough you will be looking for a new job because you want to get out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees BETTER, make decisions based on the best interest of children and not solely money.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    the truth behind the carousel horse, aka The Goddard School

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Birmingham, AL

    Pros

    the children are adorable & the parents are caring

    Cons

    management, no respect for their hard working employees, you never get breaks to even go to the restroom, your hours are constantly being changed. The parents pay for quality but they get the bare minimum. EXTREMELY HIGH teacher turnover rate, over 16 teacher have come & gone over the last yea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire the assistant director & the director, they run off potential parents and workers. The owner is always on properly but he is never "there" for his employees. He's not interested in his staff or the children, just the money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Co-Lead Teacher Get-Set Room

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    Former Employee - Co-Lead Teacher
    Former Employee - Co-Lead Teacher

    Pros

    The Owner, Director and established cirriculum were all excellent resources. I really felt like I had an advocate in my wing should any problems arise. There is a very clear concise program so you are always aware of where you stand in terms of job performance. The company is very organized and easy to navigate.

    Cons

    The pay is extremely low for the amount of time and effort required to do an excellent job. I found myself putting in a lot of hours of work "off the clock". As with any pre-school job it is important to be aware that you do not get burnt out.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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