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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Low pay considering cost of tuition (in 41 reviews)

  • The lesson plans are ridiculous in comparison to any other preschool I've been at (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School part-time

    Pros

    Working with kids
    Management treated everyone like family

    Cons

    Low pay
    Not enough time to work on lesson planning
    Few options for career progression


  2. "Teacher Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    great curriculum, supportive colleagues and organized and clean environment

    Cons

    understaffed, low salary, expensive insurance

    Advice to Management

    Provide better healthcare as staff becomes sick easily because kids get sick all the time and spread their germs.

    I had a BA in was paid 9 an hour, which does not help with the cost of living.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Made A Mistake Leaving This Place"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Teacher in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I made a mistake leaving this school thinking there was something better. I also was pressured by older teachers who spread false rumors and negativity to leave. Great facility, good kids, good programming and the management was caring and organized in comparison to where I am now.
    Good Benefits & Pay

    Cons

    I should have never left.
    Unfounded Gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Might be good for the old negative teachers to leave as they will gain the perspective I did. Hang in there. It is a really good school.


  4. "Lead Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The kids and their families!!
    Owner is on site and doesn't mind spending money on supplies!
    Supportive director and assistant director.
    Writing own lesson plans.
    Paid time off at Christmas (after 90 days of FT employment).

    Cons

    No health insurance!!!
    Some staff constantly call off and make it difficult on the rest.
    Low pay considering cost of tuition. Parents don't realize bulk of money doesn't go to teachers.


  5. "Great job!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, my daughter comes to school with me, management is fabulous

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Infant Assistant Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Infant Assistant Teacher in Forked River, NJ
    Former Employee - Infant Assistant Teacher in Forked River, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great parents, staff and local

    Cons

    Long Hours, hard to manage work and school


  7. "Low pay, very little employee discount for children"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    working with your children

    Cons

    Low pay
    Long hours
    Little to no discount

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay

  8. "Teacher assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time in Forked River, NJ
    Current Employee - Part Time in Forked River, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Love connecting with the children and seeing them everyday..each one has their own personality which makes it so much fun and rewarding

    Cons

    Great company to work for..

    Advice to Management

    Give the children a sticker a day to make them feel special and it will stay with them forever...


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good concept, poor execution"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher pay than most preschools.

    Cons

    Large class sizes, understaffed, poor communication with management, overall negative environment.

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving the quality of work environment you provide and teachers might improve as well.


  10. "Assistant teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Benefits
    Location
     Environment
    Hours
    Friendly

    Cons

    Pay
    Management
    Schedules
    Education requirements
    Clients


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