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Goddard School Noblesville Ii5
Posted October 20, 2014
- a parent
I have been a parent here for many years and have never been more pleased with the school. I am a district manager in the retail industry and have to say I was very impressed with the courage of the owner to replace management last year. I say courage because I know first hand that an action of this this kind does shake things up a bit with staff changes that naturally occur when the bar of expectations is raised, and re-creating a solid, cohesive team takes a lot of hard work and dedication to the end goal. The new directors have been in place since February and are absolutely excellent!. They have created a team that is lively, engaged, clearly loving their jobs and my children are thriving both socially and academically. I am glad that I remained a parent through this transition period and applaud the owner on the improvements that have been made. We are planning on having another child this year and will, without hesitation, continue to be enrolled at this Goddard School. Without any hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend this school and thank them for always maintaining their commitment to high quality and standards!
I love the Goddard school and what it's purpose is meant for. I however recommend that if you want your child to attend a Goddard school I would not pick the Noblesville location. I have seen for myself what goes on behind closed doors and most of the problems are because the school is severely understand and parents are getting upset because teachers drop out of there like flies. It is not that the Goddard school did not hire great potential but because it is an unstable and horribly managed environment. The some teachers there they actually considered Goddards best like to talk more about staff than focus on the job. Goddard breaks state laws by how many staff members per a child constantly that is not only unfair to the staff but unfair to the child and parent. Look for a school that has a director that makes it a pleasant place for the employees because then the employees will be happy and stay longer with the children. Any facility that has trouble keeping staff members means that there is something not right with management which ends up affecting the quality.
My child has been at the Goddard School for a little over a year and we have had a great experience. He started in the Get Set room which focuses not only on developmental academics but also potty-training. It took a great weight off my shoulders especially since my husband and I were having a hard time at home getting our son excited to use the potty. Now my son is fully potty trained and on the preschool side of the school. His teachers that he's had so far are amazing. Every day at drop off and pick up, they tell me about his day and any little milestone he's reached. I couldn't have asked for a better experience in a preschool/daycare.
Our daughter attended this school from the age of 3 months old until she was four years old, and we have never had any regrets about it. The most important aspect about this school, for us, was that we always felt our child was loved, well-cared for, and treated as special. It really feels like a family. They partner with you to ensure that your child is taken care of in the best possible manner, when you are not able to be there yourself. It is a testament to the quality of this school and its staff that our child never once complained about spending as much as 55 hours a week there. I have nothing but good to say about this school. I highly recommend it to anyone searching for a quality, worry-free daycare/preschool program.
I love this school. My kids are happy everyday to go and rarely want to leave at the end of the day. They have learned so much in the three years that they have been there. It is a great school, definately worth checking out!