The Goddard School Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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3.4
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The Goddard School President and CEO Dennis Maple
Dennis Maple
76 Ratings
Pros
  • "low student/teacher ratio, positive work environment(in 29 reviews)

  • "Overtime, fun working in classrooms(in 29 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, especially compared to high expectations(in 87 reviews)

  • "Having to write lesson plans for infants without repeats(in 49 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great School

      Apr 20, 2021 - Lead Teacher in Fairfield, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Appreciated, valued, fun, continued education

      Cons

      It is a time consuming career that does require more than your hours worked at the school

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Owners are the worst!

      May 4, 2021 - Teacher in Hawthorn Woods, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The director was great, then they promoted two directors who do not have a clue what is going on. Great curriculum that the franchise offers, but this school does not follow it. Great teachers who mostly enjoy the children.

      Cons

      Where to begin..I left not too long after the old director left. She was a reason many of the staff was there. The owners were beyond cruel with the way they treated her and the staff. They have two new directors, who are nasty and one of them has no clue what she is doing. Sad how they treat people and actually down right wrong. Franchise should come in and get them out! They pulled me in the office because I asked their daughter to not run out of the classroom. They yelled and scolded me out. Anything you did there was wrong. Especially if you even looked the wrong way at their child. The teachers were good to the kids though. The curriculum was really good but was not implemented well into our school. Never had team meetings to discuss issues either. I now work at another school where the owner is beyond amazing and cares for their employees :) do yourself a favor and RUN!

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overworked, underpaid, and under valued

      Apr 25, 2021 - Assistant Teacher in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Kids and teachers are lovely, the place is clean, and in a convenient location.

      Cons

      It doesn't matter how much experience or education you bring, that value will not show in your pay. Regardless of your qualifications, pay is typically determined by the role you have (lead/assistant/floater). You will be overworked, the hours are long and your paycheck will not show for the amount of time and energy you put in. Work/life balance is difficult. Always understaffed, teachers feel underpaid and underappreciated, they are treated as disposable. While your classroom is what you make of it, a positive school/work environment is what a director makes it and they are lacking in this area. Very high employer turn-out rate which should say a lot.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Work!

      May 6, 2021 - Assistant Director 
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      Pros

      Great pay and benefits, caring management staff and corporate staff, amazing health & safety procedures, and an overall great place to learn and grow in the early childhood education field!

      Cons

      I don't have any cons to working here for The Goddard School.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      May 12, 2021 - Teacher in Wyoming, MI
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      Pros

      Good work environment for sure

      Cons

      No complaints at this time

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Previous Worker Review

      Apr 30, 2021 - Assistant Teacher in Owasso, OK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Dress code is very taxed which is nice since kids puke on you all day

      Cons

      Not very flexible on schedules, breaks are very limited

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Pretty good

      May 12, 2021 - Teacher Aide in Westerville, OH
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      Pros

      Kids are fun, they have great lessons for the kids, it feels rewarding making a difference in the lives of children and their parents

      Cons

      Employees play favorites , talk behind your back and don’t help as often. They are willing to leave a teacher hanging while struggling

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      May 6, 2021 - Preschool Lead Teacher in Issaquah, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great staff, and wonderful help from other teachers

      Cons

      Not enough staff at times

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      I loved working here

      Apr 30, 2021 - Teacher 
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      Pros

      Very understanding staff and super helpful. Everybody always had a smile on their faces and was always eager to help.

      Cons

      The compensation for the work that we do is not equal unfortunately.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Positive and accepting culture

      Mar 27, 2021 - Preschool Lead Teacher in Woodbury, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Goddard School of Woodbury provides a welcoming environment that promotes growth, creativity, and professional development. They encourage a work life balance and support you as a whole person not just someone to have in ratio with children. They offer wonderful benefits like a week of doe Christmas break, two weeks of vacation (PTO), 401k, fair wages, curriculum planning time, fun teacher appreciation amenities, exciting supplies for the classroom and so much more!

      Cons

      Honestly there really isn’t any cons. Maybe the fact I have to leave here everyday to go home. They create a family like feel and have a very supportive and positive culture.

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