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03/16/11Provided by Citysearch
The negative reviews I saw about this school are appalling and disturbing because they are not true to the school. I wonder who these people are? I have been there, seen there and love the school. The teachers, the Director are all very professional people. They are very hardworking and go above and beyond to help the children. They follow a strong structure and an excellent curriculum. The children learn a lot. In fact the ones who have graduated and moved on to Public or Private schools are doing very well academically and socially. I would highly recommend this school.
04/25/10Provided by Citysearch
I do not agree with any of these people are who are leaving negative comments. I think they are unfair and untrue and I think people should take more care before they print words that can ruin reputations and businesses. Though I never write reviews, I feel it is important to do so here. I have had three children at the Goddard School for the past TEN years! After trying three other centers in the area, my oldest daughter (now nearly eleven) began attending Goddard when she was then months of age. We are now the most ""senior"" family there and therefore I believe I have credibility in my feedback. The owner is an extremely caring and kind man who is on site at all times to ensure quality and consistency. I cannot tell you how many days I would arrive for pick up to find him carrying one of my kids around just because he wanted to. He greets everyone at the door every time, and makes a point to know everyone personally. The directors have changed a few times over the years as have the teachers (Face it people-teaching and caring for young children is not always a life career for many young people!), but I have always found the vast majority of them to be friendly, loving, and energetic. The few I have not been so crazy about did not last long...Of course I have always been impressed with the curriculum that my children have been exposed to from a very early age, and to say there is no structure or teaching simply is not true. I am a K-5 school psychologist and I am familiar with child development as well as early childhood curriculum. If anything, Goddard attempts to teach and expose the children to things that are actually beyond the curriculum standards for Nortborough. Most important for me, however, has always been that my very young children were loved and cared for. Regarding this I have never had any doubts. These teachers come to work every day to do a very difficult job, and they LOVE these children! My kids have always gotten hugs and personalized attention, and I get funny, personal stories every day. My three children have always loved school and adored their teachers and I have never had any doubts about that. Now what else could a parent ask for?
11/30/09Provided by Citysearch
I've been taking my children to The Goddard School for years & I don't agree with any of the negative comments provided. First, the Director of the center is a male. Both he & the Assistant Director care very much about the well being of the children. The center has become a family to us and the kids love going to school each morning. There is an educational ciriculum that each room follows - it's not just free play. There IS structure. All of my kids have learned so much from attending school there. The teachers are all certified - not just anyone from off the streets can work there. They are all amazing! Other centers in the area just don't compare. I highly recommend & encourage you to take your children to The Goddard School.
09/25/09Provided by Citysearch
I was at this center for 5 months. I left because the teachers are really bad here. The Director is very inexperienced and seemed not to know what she was doing. Every time I went to her with a problem she always seemed very confused and could not help me. This would have to be one of the worst centers in the area.
09/24/09Provided by Citysearch
I was very unhappy at this center. The teachers do not get involved with the children and seem very unhappy to be working there. The director does not seem to care about trying to motivate her staff to do a better job. There also does not seem to be any academics at this center. For the 6 months my daughter was there, all she did was play. I was not happy at this center.
09/14/09Provided by Citysearch
During my tour, the director stressed how good Goddard was. I signed up because of this. Soon after joining this center, I realized how bad the teachers really were. I went to the director with my concerns, but she did not seem to care. I left after a few months. This center is not a good place for children.
09/12/09Provided by Citysearch
They do not hire quality teachers at this center. I think they are more like baby sitting the children instead of trying to teach them. The teachers are not friendly or happy to be working there. I also felt like the director was not easy to talk to. I finally had enough of this low quality center so I left and went to another center and I am very happy that I did.
09/09/09Provided by Citysearch
I enrolled my children at this center, because I thought Goddard would provide a positive environment for my children. After a short time at the center, I soon realized how wrong I was. The staff is more like baby sitters than teachers. My children did very little educational activities. On the tour they told me about all the education in their program, but the reality is there is very little. The teachers are so low quality, that they don't understand what teaching is. I would never recommend this to any one. Keep looking!!!!!!
My children have been attending the Goddard school in Northborough for more than 3 1/2 years, and we love it. The owner is always on-site, the teachers are caring and considerate. The kids love it, too!
- General Info
- More than just daycare, The Goddard School located in Northborough offers a child care program that nurtures a lifelong love of learning by providing dedicated teachers in a private preschool setting.
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