The Goddard School Reviews

Updated May 21, 2020

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3.2
47%
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83%
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The Goddard School President and CEO Dennis Maple
Dennis Maple
15 Ratings
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  • "This coupled with low pay contributed to the high turnover rates there(in 78 reviews)

  • "Not enough time to develop lesson plans(in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Education"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher in Marriottsville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Educated teachers, curriculum-based education, individual education plans (IEPs) for each student, attention to developmental milestones, accessible for disabilities

    Cons

    Expensive, Strict curriculum, privately owned

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    The Goddard School2020-05-21
  2. "Great Place to Start our At"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in West Chester, PA

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great hours, great coworkers, and great place to get experience in childcare.

    Cons

    Not a lot of money, and sometimes the management was supportive

    The Goddard School2020-05-19
  3. "I love my job"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    great people, great hours, high standards

    Cons

    early mornings, many regulations for parents to follow and understand

    The Goddard School2020-05-12
  4. "Preschool Teacher"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The kids, the employees, the families.

    Cons

    A lot of small rule details to follow.

    The Goddard School2020-05-04
  5. "Low Pay"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Beavercreek, OH

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The teachers at Goddard are great, as are the parents.

    Cons

    You won't get paid much; a Bachelor's degree might earn you $13 an hour, which is below average (especially for high-end childcare).

    The Goddard School2020-05-15
  6. "Great families and Children"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Saugus, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Families, Children, Staff, building, grounds

    Cons

    Management, leadership, lack of communication, lack of honesty, money

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    The Goddard School2020-05-13
  7. "Clean, Thorough and Family-like environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very clean, follows guidelines, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Low pay even with a BA.

    The Goddard School2020-04-25
  8. "Amazing Resources - Poor Compensation"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher, Kindergarten 

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Clean, Well-Funded, Invested Parents, Freedom, Play

    Cons

    Underpaid, No Overtime, Gossip, Lack of Collaboration

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    The Goddard School2020-05-05
  9. "Love The Goddard School"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy working at the Goddard School. Ive worked here for a year or so and I actually enjoy going to work. I love the environment. I also love the school for the students. I think they are getting a lot out of the school.

    Cons

    I don't find that there are any Con's at this point!

    The Goddard School2020-04-19
  10. "Depends on who you talk to"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher 

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    nice families and nice staff

    Cons

    favoritism from director and lack of resources. always being jumped around classroom to classroom.

    The Goddard School2020-05-19
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