The Goddard School - Great Place to work, since the new owners took over. | Glassdoor
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"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
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for The Goddard School

  1. "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Lead Pre-School Teacher in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Lead Pre-School Teacher in Gilbert, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees really loved what they did

    Cons

    Management was uneducated about childcare and only money motivated

    Advice to Management

    Care about the kids, the laws, and appreciate your workers


  2. "Making Money Is Valued Above All Else"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Erie, CO
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Erie, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hands down, the best thing about working here are the kids and their families. Many of them are just amazing to the teachers and make up for the absolute lack of appreciation from management.

    Cons

    You will do A LOT of work on your own time. Planning time is not offered on a consistent basis, and when it is, there is no real room to do it. ("Staff room" is a closet that is often overflowing with people on their breaks.) Above and beyond planning, though, there's a TON of work that has to be done (decorations, etc) that you have no choice but to do at home. In the mornings and at the end of the day ratios are often ignored. Bathroom breaks often must be begged for, and sometimes they don't respond at all, even after several requests. Staff is very clique-ish, and management plays favorites. Staff meetings are often inconvenient and mandatory, but cover absolutely NO new material. You will pay for lots of materials out of pocket because they only stock crappy, generic supplies that don't work, or that will stain clothing and hands. Occasionally management will come around with broken, dirty books and toys from their own homes and we're supposed to be really excited about it. Management and staff have been known to gossip and speak poorly about some children or families, which is really unprofessional. Bottom line: you WILL be overworked and underpaid for what you do. You will be taken advantage of. It's not a good place to work.

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