So far we have had a great experience here. Our son has been attending since July 2014 and have had no complaints. He loves his teachers and actually runs to them each morning for his morning hugs. It's really comforting to know that he is happy there and enjoys his days. When I come to pick him up and they are on the playground, it's hard to get him to leave! :)
Posted: 1/22/2015 • Link to this review
My kids attended Goddard for 3 years. This is a school that cherishes each individual child. My kids always felt loved and protected. Their programs are amazing and their teachers are top -notch. It really was a 2nd home for my kids. The owner and her staff will go out of their way to help you and your child.
Posted: 10/15/2014 • Link to this review
We have three children at the Goddard School. My oldest has been there since she was 6 weeks old and we have been more than pleased with all the staff, administration, and programs at this facility. All three kids flourished in the infant room and received tons of love and care that makes me feel confident about leaving my children with them each day. Now that my older 2 have moved through several of the classrooms, I have watched them grow with each teacher. The staff is carefully selected and hired to bring out the best in the children. Staff turnover has also been fairly low in the time my kids have been there. My three have had many of the same teachers their sibling's had. My kids come home every day happy and I am often astounded at the things they have been able to learn. My kids ADORE their teachers and I am amazed at how the teachers are able to handle my children and their unique needs. The teachers love each children as individuals and really get to know the kids and each of their personal bests and personal areas of improvement. We have also been very pleased with how the administration gets to know the children and handles parent situations. They are always available for a conversation about your children's progress and work with each family individually to decide the best classroom placement. As for the school itself, the facilities are extremely clean, equipment is appropriate and up-to-date, and the classrooms are warm and inviting.
Posted: 10/13/2014 • Link to this review
The only thing going for the school is location and a few and I have to say very few good teachers, we had the the misfortune of having to go here for about 8 months and hated the experience we and our toddler had.You will especially hate it if you have to leave your loved one all day long, the caregivers who fill in the senior teachers after 2 are absolutely abysmal. And they never last more than a few weeks.The absolute worst thing about the school though is having to deal with the owner of the school, who I have to say, to put it mildly is difficult to have a commonsensical conversation with, I have heard pearls of wisdom like, "Kids bully kids, that's what they do", "Montessori schools are for special needs". There is not much room for kids to move about in the cramped rooms, and the classes could you use a bit more natural light and cleaning.Their play area I feel is a bit too accessible from the road, and the caregivers are mostly on their smart phones when the kids are in the yard.Does not live up to the goddard name.
Posted: 10/09/2014 • Link to this review
I am Debbie Braun, the owner of The Goddard School located in Alpharetta on Crabapple Road. I am proud of the value we add to the community by providing high quality education to young children. I appreciate our prospective and current families for writing reviews; however, I do not believe our School is accurately portrayed in this post.
I want to assure all current and prospective parents that our School is committed to ensuring that our services are provided in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, or limited English proficiency.
The Goddard School faculty, administrative and management team comprises of professionals in early care and education. We pride ourselves on the attention, courtesy, respect and professionalism we show our Goddard School families daily. The Director and I have an open communication policy with our faculty and families. We are on-site and readily available to address any concerns.
We encourage and welcome everyone to visit our Goddard School location to meet our amazing faculty of degreed teachers, our Education Director and on-site owner. If you should have any questions or feedback, we encourage you to call us directly at 678-366-6161. You may also contact the Goddard corporate office at 1-877-402-2554 or 800-GODDARD.
Goddard is a nice school and my son enjoyed going there. Great teachers, clean and a nice curriculum. Major drawback is the owner, she can seem friendly and enthusiastic but she can also be erratic and confrontational.
Posted: 8/23/2013 • Last edited: 6/21/2014 • Link to this review
My daughter was born premature and we stressed over where to place her. The Goddard School was very understanding over our anxiety and went above and beyond in reassuring us and communicating to us. The teachers there have been wonderful to her and very patient with me. I am so blessed that we chose The Goddard School and I can relax and know that my daughter is well cared for and loved.
Posted: 9/07/2009 • Link to this review
I have two children who have attended the school for three years and we love it! The teachers are great and the staff is very helpful. My daughters have thrived since attending & look forward each morning to going to school and seeing all their friends. It's not the cheapest in town but it definitely the best!
Posted: 2/05/2009 • Link to this review
I had my son here for about 8 weeks, in that time he had four different teachers. My son, who has always been in daycare, never stopped crying and hated for me to leave which he never did at his other daycare. I had to move him back to his old daycare. The director then yelled at me, hung up on me, and turned me in to a collections agency after I refused to pay her for the time after I un-enrolled my son. She is horrible and unbelievably rude. There is a reason she can't keep staff very long, and it is because she is a horrible person.
Posted: 11/04/2008 • Last edited: 8/28/2009 • Link to this review
This school is all about its appearance. We were greatly impressed when we took a tour and enrolled our children a few days later. However, sadly the expectations were not even close to what they put on show for parents. Teacher turnover is horrendous and the very well qualified teachers are long gone. Their highly recommended "kindergarten" class is taught by a teacher who has no degree. This was more than troubling to us when it came time to make the decision to register our oldest for the class or public school. The administration is just downright rude. The Assistant director has quite the reputation for being nasty to parents and staff. Sadly, we witnessed her belittling staff members in front of the kids on more than one occasion before she realized someone was watching her.
Posted: 5/30/2008 • Last edited: 8/23/2013 • Link to this review
This is one of the most organized and thoroughly run educational care center that I have ever seen . The people who teach are wonderful, caring and understand how to interact with the young ones. I can see that they love what they are doing. Keep up the great work.
Posted: 1/27/2006 • Last edited: 5/25/2008 • Link to this review