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The Goddard School Overview

King of Prussia, PA
1 to 50 employees
1988
Franchise
Education
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The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful ... Read more

Mission: We focus on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each child becomes a confident, joyful learner who is fully prepared for school and life.

The Goddard School Reviews

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The Goddard School President & CEO Joe Schumacher
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    Current Employee - Lead Infant Teacher in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Infant Teacher in San Ramon, CA
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    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Reputation
    Great 401k 'arching
    Great management
    Excellent facility - Great location
    Everything is digital
    Parents receive immediate updates about children
    Outdoor play area at San Ramon center is wonderful.
    Staff is great - Kind, relaxing, and knowledgable

    Cons

    They don't give your references much time to get back to them,
    The pay is $2 - $5 less per hour than other offers. That's $4,160 - $10,400 a year. (But the benefits are outstanding!)

    Advice to Management

    To be competitive in the Bay Area (CA), you need to offer teachers a competitive salary for that area. You get what you pay for and you will reduce your turn over rate dramatically.

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The Goddard School Photos

The Goddard School photo of: We foster the cognitive and social development of each child through fun activities that are lovingly guided by highly trained teachers.
The Goddard School photo of: Our talented teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.
The Goddard School photo of: The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.
The Goddard School photo of: Goddard School teachers are selected for their ability to nurture children and engage them in the process of learning through the use of effective and unique lesson plans.
The Goddard School photo of: Our professional teachers skillfully plan engaging learning activities that build upon what your child can do, encouraging exploration along the way.
The Goddard School photo of: The Goddard School offers the best childhood preparation for social and academic success.
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The Goddard School Interviews

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    Co-Teacher Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The Goddard School.

    Interview

    I applied online and within 24 hours I got an email that they would like to set up a phone interview with me. We set a time for the following week. The morning of, they emailed me and asked if they could reschedule to 3 hours later in the day, which was fine. The HR person called and asked a series of questions and at the end of the interview asked if I could come to the school for an in person interview two days later. I went to the school and the education director met with me and we went to a classroom for the interview while the class was outside playing. She didn't seem to have any pre-written questions and asked a lot of the same questions I was asked in the phone interview as she shuffled through my resume. We switched classrooms as the kids were coming back in from outside. After a few more questions she asked if I'd mind meeting with the school director, so I was welcomed into the school director's office. The director admitted that she was just handed my resume and hadn't read over it at all and apologized if she asked some questions I already answered. She asked a lot of the same questions I answered in the phone interview and with the education director. At the end of the interview the director said they'd love to have me as a part of their team and they would email me an offer later that afternoon. I felt like I was an afterthought and was concerned by the lack of communication between the directors. They ask for a one year commitment at least and I couldn't see myself working there for a year.

    Interview Questions

    • What age group do you feel most comfortable working with?   Answer Question
    • What is your desired salary?   Answer Question
    • What would your classroom look like?   Answer Question
    • What percentage do you think should be teacher led activities and what percentage should be student led?   Answer Question
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The Goddard School Awards & Accolades

  • AdvancED Corporate Accreditation, AdvancED, 2015
  • Middle States Corporate Accreditation, Middle States, 2011

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