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The Goddard School of Arvada

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Former Employee - Lead Teacher, Prekindergarten in Arvada, CO
Former Employee - Lead Teacher, Prekindergarten in Arvada, CO

I worked at The Goddard School full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Opportunity to gain experience in the field of Early Childhood Education
- Tuition reimbursement for degree, or support earning CDA
- School is clean & health conscious
- Classrooms are always provided with new furniture and needed learning materials. Broken items are replaced promptly
- Curriculum Gift Card 3x a year

Cons

- More priority to running a "business" than a school.
-Classrooms are over-enrolled, however ratio is maintained. Children are sent to neighboring classrooms for the day.
- Sometimes favored unrealistic parent requests, opposed to supporting the greater good of the classroom
- If opportunity to lesson plan/complete portfolios does night arise in the classroom, teachers are expected to do so during lunch break or personal time
- Bathroom breaks were regularly skipped, late, or long wait time

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Standard of excellence"...not @ this location!

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Pasadena, MD
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Pasadena, MD

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Loved the teachers I worked with although they are all gone & the main thing we discussed were grievances, except for gossip that was fueled by the owner.

    Cons

    Total lack of communication between office, teachers, & parents due to the fact that the owner figures out the most convenient answer on a case by case basis, constantly changing schedules for teachers, minimal pay, teacher turnover rate extremely high due to horrific working conditions, children allowed to come to school sick to infect other children & causing teachers to constantly be out sick, parents not always notified when their child is sick or has hit his/her head, expired milk & rotten fruit have been used for snack, uncertified staff conduct classes which are always out of ratio, & @ the end of the day when class sizes go down children are combined causing bedlam & parents must play hide & seek looking in every room & then outdoors to find their child. Not a safe environment for teachers or students.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your walkie talkies operational.1 teacher outside over ratio (which is almost daily) is very dangerous. Coordinate your supply list, teachers never have supplies they need. Update the staff pic on your website. All the teachers in it are long gone! Last but not least try a little honesty.

  2. Great Place to work, since the new owners took over.

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Leesburg, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The working environment is becoming more professional ever since there has been a change in the ownership. The new owners have added a new Director just to provide mentoring and coaching. There are offering lot more of training opportunities.

    Cons

    Some teachers need to step up...but overall a great place to work. Since all lesson Plans are created by Lead Teachers, it is great opportunity to show your creativity and your love for teaching the young children.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing...your focus on personal growth is appreciated.

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