The Goddard School

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The Goddard School

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Current Employee - Head Teacher
Current Employee - Head Teacher

Pros

Working with children and watching them graduate.

Cons

.Need more field trips.to stimulate children

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential, but needs to be more child-focused.

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    Pros

    Families are amazing. Teachers work hard and love working with children.

    Cons

    Owners do not tend to have backgrounds in child development. This creates problems for directors and teachers because the philosophies and management styles that are typically used in centers are not well-received. Goddard tends to be more business-focused than child-focused. It is incredibly frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to opinions and feedback of teachers and directors. They are the professionals who have made a career of working with children, so they will have more knowledge on how to successfully run a center. I also would like to see owners be required to take college classes in child development and actually have to work in a classroom before they open a school. That could make all the difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The Goddard School Olathe 2 is a terrible place for teachers!

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Teacher in Olathe, KS

    Pros

    The best thing about working for The Goddard School is the freedom you have when planning curriculum. The budget for supplies is not much, but at least you have the ability to be creative. The children are very flexible with a variety of teachers, as there is not much consistency because of the high turnover rate.

    Cons

    The biggest con of Olathe 2 is the management! They are very rude and short with their staff. Most of the teachers are either afraid of losing their job at any given time and are too frightened to go to the management with problems or concerns. The turnover rate is very high. They demand perfection...with the QA score and in general. If you are not perfect, do not apply here!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to treat their teachers with respect. Teaching preschool is one of the most stressful jobs out there. Have some empathy for what your teachers go through everyday. If it were not for them, you can not have a successful school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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