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Worst experience of my life!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at The Goddard School full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Love the children and the opportunity to watch them grow.

Cons

Extreme favortism of certain employees who get away with things that other employees are held accountable for. Owners and directors violate DSS policies and even their own policies and directors and those in charge have no experience in education and try to run the business as a coorporate entity. Teachers are replaced with others who have no experience in education and children are continuously shifted from one classroom to the other to satisfy ratio requirements. Parents have no idea this goes on all day long and management tries to hide this problem from the parents. Demands on staff are high with no realistic way of accomplishing what is expected but still held accountable. Not enough time to teach children when more time is having to be spent with other paperwork and daily tasks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to be educated on what is age appropriate and realize their education is more important than the required daily paperwork that takes away from actually teaching. Need to be educators making decisions, not people with business degrees.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Not Where it Needs to Be

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Edmond, OK

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great ideas and wants to move forward

    Cons

    Not enough support from ownership, and teachers get away with too much. Being late 100 times a year is apparently no big deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about how much money you make a year and start being more concerned with the progress of the school or you won't have ANY money coming in because everyone will pull their children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Idea overall but hard work

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    Former Employee - Older Infants Lead Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Older Infants Lead Teacher in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the kids overall and loved the relationships with them and their families

    Cons

    long hours
    Corporate has some ignorant ideas
    My Schools owners were cheapskates
    directors like to sit in there offices and talk to there favorite employees rather than help the staff working
    Getting bathroom breaks are a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic about the policies you make

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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