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The Goddard School Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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  • Low pay considering cost of tuition (in 45 reviews)

  • The lesson plans are ridiculous in comparison to any other preschool I've been at (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Education Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Director in Lake In The Hls, IL
    Current Employee - Education Director in Lake In The Hls, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The education offered at The Goddard School addresses the whole child. Activities are carefully planned for social and emotional growth as well as academic success. Children are not spoon fed knowledge but rather practice their critical thinking skills by doing hands on activities and learning about the world around them. I enjoy working with so many wonderful and dedicated teachers who understand that high quality Early Childhood Education is paramount to ensure a child has a great spring board to the primary grades.

    Cons

    I would like to see a retirement plan being offered.


  2. "It’s okay"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Pottstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are mostly supportive
    Kids
    Parents are nice
    Tadpoles system is cool
    Owner is great

    Cons

    Director is rude
    Teachers are left out of ratio
    Teachers are underpaid

  3. "Great School!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Lake in the Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Lake in the Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at the Goddard School in Lake in the Hills for almost 11 years and have watched this school grow tremendously. I began as a teacher and moved into assistant director and now am director of operations. We have a great team at this school that works so hard to create the best environment for our kids and families.

    Cons

    Occasionally when asking questions at the corporate level, you get different answers from different people.


  4. "Awesome place!"

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    Former Employee - Spanish Teacher in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Spanish Teacher in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High pay, wonderful teachers and management team. The management team rewards staff with massages, food and beverages and many other surprises for working hard.

    Cons

    Some new employees think it is a baby sitting job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Awesome curriculum, great managemenot, friendly staff, and very family oriented.

    Cons

    There's nothing that I don't like about Goddard;)


  6. "Excellence"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Morganville, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Morganville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, Great Management, Great Co- Workers

    Cons

    The Particular Hours That I Work


  7. "Awful Organization"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Jamison, PA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Jamison, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to my house, really not much of a positive at this place though, the owner is a horrible person.

    Cons

    the owner and management is so disorganized its a shock that this place is still open. They treat there employees horribly. just awful

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Goddard School full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Level of support at the local level as well as the corporate level. Importance of professional development.

    Cons

    Turn over is sometimes higher than I would like.


  9. "Don’t bother asking for help"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Swedesboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Swedesboro, NJ
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are interesting. Kids are loving. Hour lunch. Pretty interesting books and songs you get to do with kids. Close to shopping and food.

    Cons

    Told to ask for help but denied help when requested. Gossiping (I mean, it’s all women, so what can you expect). No help with aggressive or violent children.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t put new teachers with weak teachers and then deny help.


  10. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Goddard School full-time

    Pros

    Great team and great relationships

    Cons

    Sometimes a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    None


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