The Goddard School - Worst experience of my life! | Glassdoor
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"Worst experience of my life!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Love the children and the opportunity to watch them grow.

Cons

Extreme favortism of certain employees who get away with things that other employees are held accountable for. Owners and directors violate DSS policies and even their own policies and directors and those in charge have no experience in education and try to run the business as a coorporate entity. Teachers are replaced with others who have no experience in education and children are continuously shifted from one classroom to the other to satisfy ratio requirements. Parents have no idea this goes on all day long and management tries to hide this problem from the parents. Demands on staff are high with no realistic way of accomplishing what is expected but still held accountable. Not enough time to teach children when more time is having to be spent with other paperwork and daily tasks.

Advice to Management

Need to be educated on what is age appropriate and realize their education is more important than the required daily paperwork that takes away from actually teaching. Need to be educators making decisions, not people with business degrees.

Other Employee Reviews for The Goddard School

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Enriching & Rewarding."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great management, great families. Every day was different and pretty face paced. Good benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    The discipline policies are very ineffective, especially when you have a challenging child. Also, for how hard you work and how much you invest into the children and their families, the pay feels awfully low (even though Goddard pays great for a child-care center).

    Advice to Management

    The philosophy of discipline that the school holds is very outdated and ineffective. They need to implement better polices for the continued health and development of children who struggle behaviorally.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good school, terrible pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    The Goddard School meets high standards of excellence. Every classroom plans age appropriate activities. School is NAEYC accredited.

    Cons

    The Goddard School does not pay their teachers well at all. Lead teachers with a college degree still make less than $10 an hour.

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