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Goddard School

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PHONE: (303) 738-5922

FAX: (303) 799-1879

6477 South Lima Street

Centennial, CO 80111

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Goddard School is a preschool located in Centennial, Colorado.

The school community has reviewed this preschool and given it an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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Posted on Feb 6, 2014
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We had our 3 yr old son going to Goddard as part of pre-school cum daycare program. Initially he got upset going to school just like any other kid. But it was the staff and teachers in Goddard who made him feel at home. They gave him special attention and care which made him love school. One special attraction about Goddard school is that we were emailed best moments of our child each day. Midst of work we were worried how our kid would be doing at school, but looking at the best moment pics it almost relaxed us that our son was enjoying the place and having utmost fun and frolic with his classmates and teachers. Definitely his learning curve improved and he excelled in creativity, thought process, the way he sings and interacts with other kids as well as command over the language. He kept singing the song whatever objects he was seeing with the same tune... and the way he says "Days of the week" with sound is awesome... Surely every point mentioned here is all what we as parents have experienced from Goddard school. Nothing here has been exaggerated.If you are looking for a daycare then Goddard is a good choice for your kid.
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Posted on Feb 3, 2014
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We have sent all 3 of our kids to The Goddard School in Centennial and we love the school. Our oldest is now in 1st grade and we felt she was extremely well prepared for elementary school when she left Goddard. Our 2 boys now attend Goddard and are doing great. We have been extremely pleased with the quality of teachers and the academic, and social development all of our children have made at this school. We highly recommend it to everyone we talk to.
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Posted on Aug 13, 2013
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I agree with both sides of the stories thus far written. More than one of my children has attended the Goddard school. Whenever your child is easy and requires no extra work for the school, it is wonderful. If your child requires any extra output than it is horrible. In these situations the owners make you feel as if your child is problematic and they are going out of their way to do things for your child. I am not referring to difficult things but for example putting diaper cream on with every diaper change, the response I got was as if I had asked them for an enormous task that was beyond what I should even consider asking. Also I realize that kids are kids and they carry germs HOWEVER, they allow kids to come in very ill which get the rest of the kids sick. They go through a lot of teachers. Some are great and wonderful with the kids. Some look like they were picked up at a trashy bar. The good teachers tend to leave which is why I think that they are not well supported and I have been told the pay is awful.I think overall the school is on the extreme side very good or very bad.
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Posted on May 16, 2013
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My son goes to this school and we love it. We couldn't be happier with the experience we have had at our Goddard School. The teachers are awesome and we love the engagement of the owners. We feel this school is preparing our son really well for elementary school.
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Posted on Apr 5, 2013
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This school is a terrible school. The owner does not work with parents or provide open communication. She even goes as far as suggestion child psycologists when children are not perfect. The owners suggested my son was ADHD and had issues with impulse control. I find it interesting as well that one of the "pre-school" teachers that was teaching my son was only actually certified for the nursery. My son is phasing his naps out and this was not ok at Goddard. Listen to your child. Since we have left Goddard his behavior is %100 percent different. He is happy and loves his new school. Shame on Goddard - Cenntennial for wanting every kid to be the same just so they don't have to be bothered or try to better a child's life. My child was only at this school for a short time. We decided on the Goddard School because we heard great things. Remeber when it comes to being a franchised company you never know what you are going to get. One owner is not like the other. Some are educated, some are not. Just because you have money to buy into a franchise doesn't mean you know what you are talking about.
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Posted on Apr 5, 2013
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I have a few choice words for the team that runs this school, but I will not mention them here. I'm reviewing as a teacher and I can say that this was by far the worst day care center I had ever worked in. The owner and director don't seem to care about the well being of their teachers and will nitpick everything to drive the teacher nuts in order to cause them to quit. I felt that the kids were not valued by management, and all they were to them were money signs that just needed to be there to grow the business. They forced their teachers to keep from resigning for any reason by posing 30 day notices for resignation and penalizing them with fines for not following ridiculous policies. The Colorado labor department has been called multiple times for this. I wouldn't reccomend this center for employment. It's better to look elsewhere.
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Posted on Dec 29, 2012
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Terrible school, our family was VERY unhappy. Owners do not care about children or teachers, only care about money and their online education program. You never know who will be there when you drop your kid off in the morning, huge turnover and unhappy teachers, children with allergies do not get the attention and caution they need, owners will listen but not make the changes needed. Listen and pay attention to your child when they come home from school. My child is now happy and in an amazing program where the children are first, not the money.
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Posted on May 29, 2011
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Cannot say enough wonderful things about Goddard. It's a warm, friendly place with a strong focus on learning -- but in a way that kids love. The teachers are fabulous, and the facilities bright, cheerful, and filled with kids artwork and projects. It just has a good vibe from the moment you enter, and carries through in the daily activities and programs. You know that all the teachers and staff truly care about each and every child, and his/her succcess and happiness. A great place for children, both to learn and have fun.
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Posted on Apr 10, 2011
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Great school... My son has developed very well at Goddard school centennial, teachers are very knowledgeable and caring.. The owners Scott and Abby are great and appreciate every kids like theirs... ...(Lawrence Family)
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Posted on Aug 21, 2009
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I'm not sure which school the parent who posted on 07-05-09 thought she was writing for, the The Goddard School of Centennial hasn't been open for 'years' so her childrent couldnt' have possible been there for years. Anyway, I've had my toddler there for almost a year and am now having to pull him out because he is bored. While this is a fantastic school for the majority of kids, it is too rigid for kids with special academic or other needs. If you think your kid is in the normal range intellectually/academically, you will be very happy here. But if you think your kid may be gifted (or, as in my case, professionals have told you that), then this school will not work for you and your child.
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