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"the truth behind the carousel horse, aka The Goddard School"

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Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Birmingham, AL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than a year)

Pros

the children are adorable & the parents are caring

Cons

management, no respect for their hard working employees, you never get breaks to even go to the restroom, your hours are constantly being changed. The parents pay for quality but they get the bare minimum. EXTREMELY HIGH teacher turnover rate, over 16 teacher have come & gone over the last yea

Advice to Management

fire the assistant director & the director, they run off potential parents and workers. The owner is always on properly but he is never "there" for his employees. He's not interested in his staff or the children, just the money

Other Employee Reviews for The Goddard School

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Negative"

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    Former Employee - Director in Edwardsville, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Edwardsville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I did not see any.

    Cons

    I can not tell you all the negatives in 20 word minimum. Beautiful center - not child friendly or age or developmentally appropriate. Adult art work on walls, not children's. Owner talked bad about his employees during the interview and said why each director quit. Sexist comments made against women. Turnover rate high of staff, but owners don't understand why.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way, and let people that know and are educated in child development education run the show. You do not run a successful school like you do a hardened corporate cold business. A time clock that dings you if 1 minute late does nothing but make your staff resentful.


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    "Leave. Now!"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The children and famlies were all (mostly) wonderful and supportive. They really cared about their children's development.

    Cons

    The assistant to lead pay does not make up for the extra work the lead has to do. The majority of the lead paperwork ("curriculum" if you even want to call it that) has to be done at home. Negative feedback is given formally on a monthly basis, and informally much more frequently (as a teacher - shouldn't you always be growing and learning, and getting better?!). Very little positive reinforcement. Ratios were not followed at times - even when program directors were warned in advance of the possibility, and then reminded of the situation when it happens. Employees kids came in sick often, and weren't sent home. The program director is more concerned about drama, and playing favorites then about making it a positive workplace for people to do their job well.

    Advice to Management

    Give teachers constructive feedback. Celebrate their successes, and accomplishments. Give them the tools necessary to improve. Treat all teachers equally. Provide more time for teachers to complete "curriculum."

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