More than just daycare, The Goddard School located in Bethlehem offers a child care program that nurtures a lifelong love of learning by providing dedicated teachers in a private preschool setting.
Goddard is safe, reliable, and has given my son a great educational start. His teachers are wonderful; very approachable and always willing to have a conversation. We are really enjoying our time here.
Posted: 7/03/2015 • Last edited: 7/06/2015 • Link to this review
This is our daughters first preschool experience, and it is such a welcoming friendly atmosphere for her and our family. She loves the arts and crafts and having fun with her new friends. The teachers are very helpful to the parents and create a loving educational experience for the children. Administrations is very kind and accommodating. Thanks Goddard we are having a great experience!
Posted: 7/03/2015 • Link to this review
This is just an average center. I have had the fortune to send my child to much better run Goddards, but this one just doesnt cut it - probably because of the management and owner mentality. You'll see a high churn in teachers and speaking with one of them came to know that they are paid close to the minimum wage $8-$10/hour. The kids are given the cheapest processed food from Sams Club and they will nickel and dime you for everything. I have seen some of the teachers snap at children and be very rude, probably due to frustration with management at being treated unfairly. There seems to be a disconnect b/w the office managers and the owners, the owner seems to be very controlling and controlling with expenses leading the office people to buy the cheapest stuff for children. I have moved my child to a new daycare nearby, which even though doesnt have the hype, has much better quality of care.
Posted: 2/12/2015 • Last edited: 7/03/2015 • Link to this review
After 3 years at The Goddard School in Bethlehem I have never once doubted my decision to send my daughter there. The owners, directors and staff are easily accessible, happy to chat with you and make you feel that you're child is the most special kid in the world. The developmental curriculum ensures your child's success and the high standards set forth by Goddard prepare your child to move forward with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills. I am never in the dark about what is going on - schedules are posted, daily reports sent home, updates and notifications e-mailed. Goddard has easily lived up to its reputation that I had always heard - ""the best that's out there"". That holds true for all staff members in Bethlehem as well. My daughter has grown leaps and bounds thanks to the attention, care and instruction of the wonderful people at Goddard.
Posted: 2/05/2013 • Last edited: 7/03/2015 • Link to this review
Our daughter is just leaving the school to start kindergarten next fall and Mrs. Dolly and her staff have been fundamental to opening her mind and keeping a positive attitude towards learning for the past 2 1/2 years. Mr. Jarred and Miss Tina are both capable and understanding teachers, always encouraging her to try new things with a warm attitude.
Posted: 6/06/2012 • Last edited: 7/03/2015 • Link to this review
The teachers at Goddard are professional, passionate and creative. My children are enthusiastic about school and enjoy being there every last minute. The owners and directors are welcoming and helpful, and the school is always kept clean and safe. My family and I feel blessed to have a place that has nurtured and supported our kids as they grew into preschool and kindergarten.
Posted: 3/19/2012 • Last edited: 7/03/2015 • Link to this review
I had high hopes for this center, but they just didn't meet the hype. They seem like they can never keep teachers- different people are there on a daily basis. They are unresponsive and defensive when you try to address problems with them. Will be looking for a new center.
Posted: 2/13/2012 • Last edited: 7/03/2015 • Link to this review