Lead Teacher (Former Employee) – Cypress, TX – January 17, 2017
Working with women has been a terrible experience for me. The directors dont care about you or the students. They see it as a business not a school and treat it like a daycare. The owners are very kind but EXTREMELY cheap and not willing to pay more than $10 even if you have degrees.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Reading, MA – January 15, 2017
More accrued time off but at least there is health insurance. Large classrooms with 4 teachers. Staff mostly friendly. Safe environment. Need more time to get stuff done. Job can be challenging as well as kids. Job has long hours.
Fun environment for children, but horrible management.
Lead Teacher Toddler Room (Current Employee) – Creve Coeur, MO – January 13, 2017
Employees are not properly trained by upper management, and are thrown into their positions without any help. It is a toxic work environment and the directors talk down to you. The kids are the only good thing about this place. You don't have time to complete your lesson planning and often have to work through your breaks to do so. Leads have a lot of work on their plates with poor compensation.
Assistant Teacher (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – January 12, 2017
If you love working with children in a fast-paced, high-level working environment, this place is for you. I loved working at The Goddard School. Their philosophies about the care and education of children are exactly what I believe is best for children, including my own. What some people may see as a downside, however, is that The Goddard School requires excellence. They are constantly voted and considered to be one of the top daycare/pre-K facilities and we like to keep it that way. They have very high standards for our teachers and staff. Every day is busy from open to close. They work very closely with all of our children, ensuring their safety, happiness, and education is at the top of all priorities. They are also very strict about the cleanliness of the school, prioritizing proper cleaning and sanitizing regimens that must be implemented all day, every day. I loved working for this company, especially the specific center I worked at.
Lead Preschool Teacher (Current Employee) – CO – January 11, 2017
High expectations for students and staff. Lots of work to be completed to meet expectations which resulting in working outside of compensated hours. Class sizes are normal (1-10). However, when there are stronger needs of some students, there is lack of staff support in day to day operations. Sometimes it is hard to prioritize what is most important regarding branding and not educationally essential duties (i.e. bake sales, performances). Students are the most enjoyable part of being a preschool teacher in general. The staff and management are great and truly, the Goddard School runs quite well!
great staff, great company
extreme work load expectations with limited compensation
(Floater) Changing (Former Employee) – Highland Heights, OH – January 11, 2017
Seeing the children learn different coping skills. because they are like sponges, they absorb everything. They would learn how to share the different toys with their friends. Everything was new to them. Children are the future and we have to teach them how to survive in the world. Also, their parents put their precious gifts in our hands.
Lead Teacher (Current Employee) – Leander, TX – January 10, 2017
I overall love the littles and my job, but the management is just too hard to work with. They are constantly changing the classes up and moving children around. Management is never on your side with a conflict with a parent. They pretty much throw you under the bus. I love the children and the teacher I work with but sometimes management is too hard to deal with.
Lead Teacher for Pre-twos and younger (Current Employee) – Sparks, NV – January 5, 2017
Working in a family style environment where all members support each other is so strong in this school. The day starts strong with fun activities and watching each student grow opens another door of knowledge. I learned that the wiliness to teach was strong in me and I also give 110 %. The love I receive from my students to the caring parents will always be in my heart. The hardest part of the job will be moving on, but I know this is ok to better my future.