The Goddard School
801 Georgetown Dr, Cary, IL 60013
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Fax: (847) 639-0640
TollFree: (800) 463-3273
03/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I cannot say enough great things about this school! One of my 2 children have been in this school since the doors opened, and have had nothing but good experiences. I don't even like calling Goddard a daycare because it is SO not. ""Not a Great School"" definitely has inacuuracies! Yes, the infants have to be 15 months before moving to the toddler room - that is a LAW. AND, my kids definitely get fed enough - I know they even have second helpings. This school is so clean and bright - Everything provided to the children is wonderful. And, I have been in other daycares and they ALL pail in comparison! All of the teachers my children have had or do have are wonderful. I have never not trusted anyone to care for my children at Goddard. A++++!!!!!
02/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I want to address the review that keeps being ‘reposted’ under different names since the website City Search has removed it due to being ‘offensive and harmful’ and filled with inaccuracies about our Child Care Center.
The Goddard School is an early childhood education center. The programs of The Goddard School earned AdvancED accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education. Goddard School programs meet or exceed quality standards and support the emotional, social, behavioral and physical development of your child.
Our Goddard School adheres to The Goddard School program. Corporate Representatives visit our School multiple times a year to assess our School compliance in the areas of health, safety, curriculum and business operations. The health and safety of our children is our number one priority. As such, our School follows all Goddard School and state procedures and standards.
We are a peanut sensitive school and would never allow a teacher on our staff to bring in food from her room to serve to our children. That is cause for an employee warning, to be written up and possible dismissal of employment. Bringing food in from home for children by staff is something that has never occurred at our location. We have a cook on site that prepares breakfasts, snacks and lunches daily.
Additionally, the reviewer states that infants remain in the infant room until they are 15 months of age due to tuition rates. Infants remain in the infant room until they are 15 months of age, as the state of Illinois requires infants to remain in the infant room until they are 15 months old; this is a state licensing requirement. The tuition difference is not as stated and Infant to Toddler parents of ours clearly know that.
I am very proud of our school and the excellent teaching staff we have. Our children’s health and safety will always remain our first priority and we have enjoyed all our families and getting to know them. We will continue to share and enjoy in the growth of our programs and school to the community.
We welcome you to take a tour, speak with our teachers, current families and experience our school for yourself!
02/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The Goddard School chain in general is supposed to be one of the best early childhood schools in the country, and definitely not cheap. They are all independently-owned, however. The franchise in Cary, IL is owned by someone that should not be in charge of children.
I worked there for almost two years. During that time, I was bringing food from my house to feed the children in my classroom, who were not being fed enough food at the school.
The owner also instilled a policy where toddlers were to stay in the infant room (which was $300 more per month than the actual toddler room) until they were 15 months old instead of moving up to the toddler room when they turned 1 year old. The owner did this because she could get more money out of the parents that way. This is serious because it was the child's development that really suffered, as they were older, still in the infant room, and under-stimulated.
When I complained that neither of these things are right, and extremely unethical, I was told by the owner that these (food budget & holding children back) policies were not illegal and fit within the standards of the Goddard School company, which I do not believe.
This is only the tip of the iceberg, there were too many unethical instances that occurred at that particular school and I did not want to be a part of it. That school is in a convenient location, as many parents who live close by bring their children there. But convenience should not matter when your child is not getting their needs met and parents are paying big money and trusting this school to provide for their children. It's just not worth it.
This review site will not publish my review without a 1-5 star rating. Therefore, I am being required to rate it at least 1 star. As far as how the children are being treated there, I wouldn't give it a single star at all, but I have to just to have this review published so other parents are able to read about some of what goes on at that school.
Are you kidding me?!? Reviews like this one should not be allowed! Obviously a disgruntled former employee (as they state in review). My children have been at this school for 2 years and I only have rave reviews - for teachers, owner, cook (yes...she provides enough!), programs, care of children - and all the extra touches. First of all, this so called teacher shouldn't be able to bring food from home for the children - and I doubt she did! My kids moved up to the next class when they hit their milestones and the teacher/owner were happy to move her up. Give me a break! No wonder why this writer is 'anon1mous'!!! My daughter starts kindergarten in the fall. We'll miss Goddard - and I'll recommend this school to anybody who asks!
A fellow parent mentioned she saw the 'anonymous' review on here. I thought I'd better add my 2 cents in defense of the school. My daughter has been at the school for over a year. We transferred from (unnamed school) facility down the street. What a difference! It's like a bright shining star compared to a dingy dark outdated box. I also have only good feedback. Any issue I've had and passed along to our teachers have been addressed - and same with admin staff. Try somewhere else and then come here - night and day! All good! And my child comes home with a full belly from her Goddard provided snacks and hot lunches! Shame on that teacher for not addressing her concern professionally and posting her anonymous review. Very cowardly.