This school is amazing!! The owner and the admistrative staff are so accessible and the teachers are the best! The friendly environment is icing on the cake to the wonderful education this school offers. My son came from another daycare and I immediately noticed a positive difference in my son when he started here! He is learning so much!!! And I love getting pictures of him throughout the day! Would definitely recommend this school!
This is a great school if you want to send your child to a daycare that is more than just a daycare. Not only do they have an amazing learning program, but the place is so clean and very secure. The staff is very warm and welcoming. The best part is my son barely wants to leave when it's time to go home. He's learning, but he is also having so much fun!
I was wary to bring my son here due to negative reviews, but I am SO glad I did. It seems that previous (terrible) reviews are due to the previous owner. The current owner had been there for about 2 weeks before I started my one year old, and it is obvious that he is very invested in the daycare and making it better. I have absolutely no complaints. Every day I get an email with what happened that day (and sometimes get updates during the day, (an option I like having). There are regular fun activities for the kids (water day, fitness days, etc) and lots of learning opportunities. I truly feel that this school is rapidly living up to the Goddard name.
As new parents, we were sad to leave our children with strangers and go to work. We selected what we thought was the best possible environment for them. As others have stated, the staff turnover is incredibly high - insider information says it's due to the owners. Either they are hard on the good teachers, who choose to leave after a short time, or they dismiss anybody they don't personally like, despite qualifications. They keep as little staff on hand as necessary, and so they juggle children around to manage ratios with as little cost to them as possible. There seems to be no regard for the children's need for consistency or security. As we left, there was an overall feeling of neglect to the building and a more depressing demeanor with the teachers. We did encounter some fantastic teachers (which was short-lived), but since leaving our children have thrived at the new place and are so very different that it makes me cry knowing we kept them from something so much better for too long. Someone once commented elsewhere that the owners here seem to be only focused on making profit and not on the true happiness and welfare of the children. I'd have to agree, sadly. You may have to venture a little further out or get creative for childcare, but do it, I wouldn't recommend this place at all.The review by ds2011 posted four years ago holds very true today - so nothing has changed at this place. Please beware.
I was very impressed with the Goddard school when I toured it and was excited for my child to go there. But as time went by and his teachers kept changing it was hard to get any consistency. He's had 9 different teachers in the 18 months he was there. But overall 22 have left the center. They've had some amazing teachers but the lack of respect and organization causes them to leave. The kids are always moved from to room to room to manage ratios again making consistency difficult. We left last month and my son is thriving is his new center. I wish we had made the move earlier but Goddard is supposed to be the best. This one has a lot of improvements to make. Mainly, keeping their fantastic teachers.