My children have been at the school for over 7 years and we can honestly say the director is awesome. She is so attentive to the parents and children. We know what's going on in the school, what our children are working on and what's coming up. The school uses a tool called tadpole that allows you to see online daily sheets with pictures of your child daily. It's great because I know have hundreds of pictures of my children in day care. They also perform bi-annual testing and quarterly assessments so you know how your child is progressing. Overall, I can't say enough good things about the Kindergarden teachor or director.
Posted: 12/11/2015 • Link to this review
The Goddard School is a family. Teachers are so experienced and have helped this first time mama more times than I can count. Tadpole reports are wonderful. The smile on my child's face is priceless. I love that my infant has a music class and Spanish is taught from the one year old classroom and up! The management team all were teachers prior to moving into management and I just love seeing them in classrooms watching my child develop while still managing a safe and beautiful facility. Family definitely comes first at Goddard Windward.
Posted: 12/10/2015 • Link to this review
Under new ownership and management, The Goddard School has absolutely treated my family as their own. Ms. Jenna toured us, helped us through our first day, sent pictures of our daughter to ease my worries and overall helped us connect to our first daycare center. Our family lives states away and we LOVE the Tadpole report that we can forward to Grandparents through email. We are more than happy here.
Posted: 12/06/2014 • Last edited: 12/10/2015 • Link to this review
I was very excited to have my child at this Goddard, until the teachers started getting switched around. Even worse, when they started leaving. The people in charge there are all about the money, and the teachers are their pawns. Now there's a bunch of teens working there from what I understand, and I'm glad my child isn't there. They are gonna loose more teachers and students if they keep this up.
Posted: 5/29/2012 • Last edited: 7/12/2012 • Link to this review
I can tell you that all five of my children have attended and have advanced through the Goddard program. I am privileged to watch the children grow and develop as they go through each stage of development. Each owner is dedicated to working with the best staff to provide the best quality care for every child enrolled. I am happy to say that the support and dedication from parents is excellent!
Posted: 4/28/2012 • Last edited: 7/12/2012 • Link to this review
We started in August 2011 and had a WONDERFUL experience in the baby room. The teacher in the infant classroom is very organized and can handle the huge class load (14 at times). After we put my daughter in the pre-toddler room, we had constant diaper rash, overcrowding (2 teachers per 13 pre-toddlers), unresolved biting, overcharging and my child was constantly sick (out at least once a week). I found out they don't get their carpets steam cleaned consistently, and you don't wear booties to get into the pre-toddler room(crawlers/early walkers). The staff turnover is crazy. I'm much happier with our new daycare, and my child doesn't have any of these issues now. (no diaper rash, hasn't been sick, max limit of 8 kids per room, no turnover, cleaner classroom, etc). If I were you, I'd look elsewhere. It's very expensive for the quality of care.
Posted: 4/20/2012 • Last edited: 5/21/2012 • Link to this review
Wow, so I was wondering what was going on as they are now coming after me for money as well! As it is all still pending I won't give details yet, but this place is horrible. We left and gave our notice and were treated horribly as soon as we gave our notice. Now, two years later they want money from me. This place is horrible, overpriced, and the staff turnover is out of control.
Posted: 5/26/2011 • Last edited: 7/12/2012 • Link to this review
We did our homework, researched local daycares and selected Goddard for our first child - the infant room was fabulous for the first year and we were excited about the teacher in the toddler room --- until the 2011 staffing and biting epidemic took off, yes - they placed more children in the classroom than was necessary, yes - they did not address the biting issue in a timely fashion, yes- they have a documentation issue where incidents are being missed by staff, yes - they have rotated staff to a point where we never knew who was going to be in our child's room, yes - they have difficulty updating families on changes occurring, and yes - we have pulled our child from the daycare.
Posted: 5/25/2011 • Last edited: 7/12/2012 • Link to this review
They are tryiny to swindle money from me from 2008 which I only learned about in October 2010 from a collection agency. The reasonb for the charge is "no 30 days notice" in which I did gave notice after I learned that they were not approved for the GA Prep-K that same year. I am not out to bash Goddard but I have compalined several times to their staffs on incidents that happened to my daughter that invovled emergency room visits. Also, that same year, I witness an incident where a child walked out of the facility and was peeping in the window of the dental office next door while in their care. The incident was also note on the Bright Start website which monitors the facility for the state. So, there is no bashing here; my first time ever experiencing such lack of care from a childcare facility and the owners do not care. I also have complained to The Goddard School headquarters; nothing.
Posted: 5/17/2011 • Last edited: 5/26/2011 • Link to this review
I put my infant son here when I went back to work. I was very happy for the first couple of months. When we toured, they told us there would not be more than 8 infants in the infant room, there were 13 when I left. It started off great, then went downhill and became overcrowded. When I gave them my notice that I would be leaving, they started to treat me very differently and my son. I was sorry it ended with a bad feeling. Update! Over a year and a half later they are suing me for a placement fee for using one of their employees as a sitter, which everyone there did! Looks like there must be some major issues here because it looks like they are coming after lots of people for money. Don't put your kids here, it is overpriced and under staffed.
Posted: 5/24/2010 • Last edited: 6/01/2011 • Link to this review
Not only is this the best in Alpharetta, it is one of the best around. Many of our neighbors have brought their kids there have have raved about it. I stayed at home for my child's first year of life, and then have gone back to my career as a teacher. There is not another school I have heard about that prepares all children to the extent of this school. I have seen it in my classroom as well as coworkers at our school. This place is amazing. After seeing some of the reviews here, it is unfortunate and looks like most centers around money. They are not the least expensive option, but they are the best option! Do your research, visit, interact, ask your children's future teachers to get the truth.
Posted: 7/07/2009 • Last edited: 9/07/2011 • Link to this review