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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 for more than a 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.

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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.

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    A good idea, but not enough checks and balances.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The center is beautiful, the parents were involved and caring and the children were wonderful. The curriculum was diverse and easily tailored to fit individual classes.

    Cons

    As a franchise, owners do not have to be knowledgeable in early childhood best practices. For this reason, they can run their schools however they see fit, whether that be for the benefit of the children and families, or for their own reasons. At this school, the owner disregarded advice from the directors she hired and proceeded to engage in completely inappropriate and unprofessional acts towards staff members. Company checks came too late, and any actions taken to rectify the situations that occurred were ineffective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have hired a director, based on his/her experience and expertise in the early childhood field, be sure to let him/her use that knowledge to run the school. This is the only way to keep a school at capacity, and to hire -and retain- quality teachers.

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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 for 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
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