There are truly not enough good things that I could say about this school. I now have two children in the facility and could not be happier. The level of care that my children receive is unmatched. In three years, I have had very nominal, expected issues that come with young children, but each has been handled with the utmost of professionalism and respect. During a time when my child was having some difficulty, the entire team worked together to ensure he was as successful as possible. I fully believe that if we had been anywhere else he would not have been worked with and loved in the way he was at Goddard. Everyone that works there, owners, administration, faculty, and support staff have been phenomenal. I would suggest anyone in this area looking for an a top notch educational experience to visit the Goddard School. You will not be disappointed.
Posted: 5/11/2016 • Link to this review
I saw one of the pre-k teachers spanking a child during naptime. When I walked in, the child began to cry and yelled out, "I WANT MY MOMMY!" When I asked the teacher what was going on, she responded with "That child is always telling me no." My child seemed to love the teacher, but I couldn't just un-see it and so I felt obligated to call the administration. The MOST CONCERNING part about this is that the administrator immediately responds with "are you sure she just wasn't tapping the child" and "I just can't believe our teacher would do that" as if to insinuate I was lying. It made me wonder what else were they trying to just sweep under the rug. I ended up reporting it to the state, but I suppose it was never substantiated on their end (there were no cameras in the room). My daughter never said that teacher hit her and it's possible that teacher was just having a bad day (there was no second teacher in the room at the time), but I know exactly what I saw and felt other parents should know too.
Posted: 11/29/2014 • Link to this review
In Daycares it's expected that kids will get sick & the one on one interaction is different; however, after recent questions of the authentic nature of our child's feeding schedule & marks on her face... We were not happy with the responses & explanations (or lack of) we received, the lack of caring nature from the "director team"-- Jean, Jeanne, & Courtney. We got the feeling after you are signed up, you are a number as one of the directors mentioned to me during the meeting that she didn't even know what I looked like until she saw me that day. Bottom line, after 3 1/2 weeks we submitted our withdrawal request and true to form, the business is a business & only concerned about paying the 30 days then they are about your experience or your child's well-being. We did our research and still fell short for our child on this choice. By the 2nd week, our child wasn't excited about going & would run back to us 2-3 times before we could get out the door (which never happened at the last daycare). Follow your gut with this one!
Posted: 1/29/2013 • Link to this review
Goddard is an excellent school! The teachers and administration are great! They actually TEACH your children. My son has learned his shapes, colors, alphabet, and some of his numbers (he's 25 months old). He know his animals - not that a bird is a bird, but he can point and say 'Robin', etc. They also have fun and my son LOVES school. It does cost more than some of the other schools, but it's well worth it!
Posted: 11/04/2008 • Link to this review