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.
I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)
Great 401k 'arching
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
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.
I applied online. I interviewed at The Goddard School.
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.