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PK-K
Private
Marlboro Township, NJ
Students enrolled: 51

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50 County Road 520
Marlboro Township, NJ 07751

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(732) 617-8181
(732) 617-8119
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November 16, 2014
The best thing this school does in pre-school and pre-k is the weekly "show and share" that corresponds to the letter of the week. Should also add show and share with math somehow too. I believe the only reason my child has the confidence to speak in front of class or school is because of this practice every week in the early years. The down side seems to be the separation between full and part-time kids and 2 hour naps that some kids just fidget and stare at the walls through.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2013
This Goddard is one of the CLEANEST Goddard s in the area. My Husband has to go SOUTH to drop him off to go back NORTH with over an hour commute. BUT we would not have it any other way. This school is worth the driving inconvenience & rates which are slightly higher than some of the other Goddard s. But, please keep in mind YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. After researching &visiting some of the other Goddard s and other schools in the Route 9 North area & on the way to our jobs, we were NOT at all happy with what we saw. The schools were not tidy, organized or by my standards clean. When you walk in the doors at thsi school, you can smell the freshness. I love this school & everything about their program. It s very fun for your child & they are learning through playing. I want to be a child again & go to this school! This school has a wide assortment of educational toys, games & supplies. They have the best selection & variety of school based learning activities & lesson plans. It s not your average daycare facility. It s a real school no matter what classroom your child is in. That is one of the best things I love about the Goddard. NO no expense is spared on your child s education.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
The Goddard Marlboro II provides every resource possible to help my 2 year old son develop. Since Jack has been attending the Goddard School Marlboro II he has excelled far beyond his friends that are not enrolled in an educational daycare environment. Jack has not only advanced in his talking and brain development, but he has also learned to socialize with other children his age, which is so important. When we first enrolled Jack we were nervous about leaving our son with total strangers, within a few hours of visiting the Goddard Marlboro II our minds were at ease. Owner and operator, Carol is so passionate about her school and children, that she literally spares no expense when it comes to the latest technology to further the development of our children. The teachers that work at the Goddard Marlboro II are simply the best. They all have a combination of compassion, patience and a love for what they do. My wife and I are so happy in are decision to enroll Jack in the Goddard Marlboro II. We know that the preparation he is receiving now will only benefit him when he starts elementary school and the rest of his life.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
We absolutely love this school and have had a great experience for nearly 2 years now. I have trusted this team with my child since infancy. The teachers are loving and warm, and the school is run incredibly well. Communication is excellent and the staff is very attentive. I feel they are very proactive and diligent about making sure everything is going well and that every child's needs are being met. There are also a lot of great extra activities like soccer, dance, etc. that the kids enjoy, special things done to acknowledge the parents, and events that make the school feel like a family. We talk this school up to everyone we meet. It is the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
This is a pretty good school. We never had a problem. Our only comment would be the kindergarten class. It was good academically. Although, if you are looking for a warm, compassionate kindergarten teacher, this is not the school is for you. The head teacher is quite ridged and aloof around her students.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2012
I feel compelled to write a review because I have two children in this school (Toddler and PreK) and have referred 3 families to this school. All of which are very satisfied with this school. I must tell you I have done extensive research prior to enrolling my 1 year old at the time and visited many other daycares. This was the only one that I felt all the children attending were happy, teachers were very loving and caring, and the owner went out of her way to really make sure her school was the BEST as far as cleanliness, safety and educationally. If any parent is upset about their toddler getting bit or scratched, then you are not ready to send your child to daycare. This is normal behavior for the kids in this stage but the great thing is that the teachers do their best to address any of these issues and work with the parents. Ask a parent who has had their first child bit all the time and the second who constantly bites other children. Bottom line, I chose this school because of how great it is! They are an award-winning school for a reason! I was recommended to this daycare by a family friend of ours who is a pediatrician/GP who sent all 3 of her kids to this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2012
I wrote the review on 6/4/12 (not 3/18/12 as the school staff incorrectly identified) and would like to clarify that my issues are not related to the quality of their teachers. As the owner stated, I have a child in pre-K that started reading a few months after joining the class and has learned quite a bit in Pre-K. She had a hard time adapting (kids constantly calling her names) and the teacher worked with me to ease her transition. Within 2 weeks all the problems were solved and those kids are now her best friends. She has also provided guidance to stimulate my child s learning at home. No doubts that she is well prepared and knows what she is doing. The Infant room teachers are all very nice. Although I ve been experiencing issues with my toddler geting bites and scratches in the classroom, I ve also witnessed that teachers review the numbers and letters in English and Spanish daily. She is already counting up to 4 in both languages. She also loves books and they constantly read to her. There is no doubt that they do a good job hiring teachers, I just wished that my concerns as a parent were better addressed or at least problems were better communicated.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2012
I have two children who attend the Goddard School of Morganville. We have been a part of this school for five years, and I have nothing but praise for the teachers, owner, and educational program. I have found the teachers to be dedicated, caring, and nuturing. My children have thrived at Goddard. They are happy, well cared for, and love to learn. I have had excellent communication with the owner, directors, and assistant directors, who are always courteous, attentive, and very knowledgeable about all of the children. If I ever have a question or concern, it is immediately answered or addressed. The director and owner are easily accessible and supportive. It has been my experience that parent communication and feedback are strongly encouraged. The owner holds her staff to high standards. She ensures a safe and very clean facility with the most up to date toys and learning materials. I have always felt confident in the care my children have received in each of the classrooms and highly recommend this school overall.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
I find it a shame that some parents feel the need to post their concerns with a school on the internet instead of first seeking out the teacher, director or owner to address these issues. As a parent of a child that attends the Goddard School in Morganville I have no reservations about leaving my child in the their care each day. I know my child is treated with love, patience and understanding. I have never witnessed a teacher treat a child with disrespect and I have spent time in my child's classroom with her as well as having observed the classroom from a monitor that is set up in the office with direct access to each classroom. I have always felt that the management team at the school is very open, honest and friendly and I would never hesitate to speak to them if I had any issues regarding my child. I have also found that the teachers are very good at communicating with the parents during drop off and pick up times. Being an educator myself I know how hard the teachers and staff worked to receive their NAEYC accreditation and it only proves more so that the Goddard School abides by the highest standards.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
I am the owner of this school and I am on-site daily and feel it necessary to respond and refute the 6/6/12 review. Parents are asked to come to me at all times if they have any concerns. I do surveys as well. I, along with my director observe the classes on an hourly basis. This parent has been in the school for only 9 months, not 2 years, and her daughter has already learned to read in our PreK classroom. We are licensed for a certain amount of children and we STRICTLY ADHERE to that. The ration is strictly adhered to. In fact, the ratio is 1:12 and we follow 1:9 in that classroom. As far as PTO participation is concerned, when she enrolled we provided her with the PTO website to sign up so she could participate, but she never did. Since then, due to lack of participation, we have no PTO. I have been here 7 years, my passion in life is children as I have none of my own and this school is solely about the best care and learning for each and every child.

- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2012
As a parent of two children who have attended the Goddard School since 11 months old through kindergarten, I have been thoroughly impressed! The education and social opportunities, in my opinion, have put them much further along than their peers. Safety and cleanliness are top priorities of the school. The teachers are warm and nurturing and treat the kids as if they are their own. The Owner and Directors consistently make themselves available on a daily basis to address any needs or concerns that I have ever had. My children have always looked forward to going to school every day and I have ALWAYS felt extremely comfortable leaving them in such great care.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
My son has attended this school for the past 4 and a half years, and we have been thrilled with the care he has received. He has grown so much both socially and academically, thanks to well-trained and loving teachers. Though the PreK class is large, this school most definitely adheres strictly to student-teacher ratio. I have never had an issue fitting his lunch in the fridge, so I can't imagine what the previous post is referring to. The kitchen area, in fact, is spotless, as is the rest of the school. More importantly, his teachers communicate with me on a daily basis at both drop off and pick up.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
My daughter has attended this school for three years and I have found ALL of her teachers to be dedicated, caring professionals whom have given her nothing but top notch care. The school is exceptionally clean. The owner is extremely involved and makes sure all the classrooms have age appropriate and educational toys and equipment that are in great condition. I am also impressed with the use of technology in this school with a SMARTboard that is used every day in Pre-K. My 4 year old daughter has learned so much here, reads sight words, adds and most of all LOVES school. I couldn't ask for more!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
We love this school. My son is 2 and in the Toddler 1 class. He loves going to school each day. He is learning sign language, Spanish, Yoga, sings so many songs, and so many other things. We really appreciate the daily activity sheets informing us of the events of the day. We also appreciate the cleanliness of the entire school. The teachers and office staff are all very welcoming and greet us daily. They welcome any feedback at all times. My child is well cared for and loved by this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
This is an excellent school! My son is in the Pre-K class and has learned so much this year. As an early childhood educator myself, I am confident that he is well prepared for elementary school. He has learned things that I have taught at a first grade level. He can add, tell time, recognize odd/even numbers, his writing is constantly improving, and he has great Pre-reading skills thanks to the wonderful staff. The head teacher is a perfect match for my son. The owner and directors are caring, knowledgable, and approachable. They are always happy to answer questions or address any concerns. Recently, I brought a concern to their attention and a solution was found within the same day. The school is spotlessly clean and the staff are constantly checking for proper ratios. When my son "plays school" he always asks, " How many?" in reference to how the directors check the proper ratios. This school comes highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
I have to agree with the last review from a staff that the school does maintain proper rations and that the education of the teachers is impressive and that it is amongst the few that are properly accredited in the area. But maintaining proper ratios is not guarantee that the room will be not be crowded, which I personaly think it is nor that your child will receive the individualized attention he deserves. I have talked with other parents - there is no PTO, though - and they hapen to agree that there is a control problem in the pre-K room and teachers often come across as being rude when addressing the students (like threatenig to throw artwork in the garbage). I find the fact that the last review from a staff knew who the earlier reviwer was talking about quite hilarious yet confirming there is a problem. I can't comment on the other classrooms. My son has learned quite a bit in pre-k, so I guess if you are willing to put up with the other problems or do not care and are ok with the all about the money attitude, it might be a good school for you. I do not believe in changing schools often though, so my son is returning next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2012
I have two kids in there. School facilities are nice, except the parking, that is too small. It feels safe, clean and comfortable for the kids. Most teachers are very nice. The pre-k room, might have the proper ratio but feels overcrowded and chaotic. One of the teachers screams all the time. Comming from another school last year I do not think my kid has learned much, but it seems to be fun and my kid looks forward to go to school in the morning. Miss Rebecca is very nice. The infant room is nice. The fridge is ridiculously small to fit lunch, snacks and drinks for kids that age. Every parent has to rearrange and touch everybody elses food in order to make the thing close. Supposedly there is a PTO, but a year has passed and I have never heard about PTO conference calls or meetings. They do ask for money for gifts to the staff that the staff collects. Strange. I know this is a business, but sometimes it feels too much. Activities for the family are very few, the holiday show was a joke - the whole thing lasted about 7 minutes for the whole school. Overall it is a good school but not great. My kids attended great schools before moving here so comparing is unavoidable.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2011
Great School! Based on recommendations I enrolled by infant in this school while I was pregnant. This being my first child and first experience I was very apprehensive. However, after having been there for only 2 weeks, I felt at home and knew by baby was receiving the best of care. When I first started coming and I walked in and the baby started to cry, the owner, Carol Vargo, would take her from me and walk her down the hall. You can see how caring she is about the children. The teachers do not seem to work there just for a job, but because they really care about my daughter and really love her. I could not be happier and know I made the best decision for my child. Meredith Carol Vargo, Owner

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
I moved to Marlboro 3 years ago This school was recommended above all the others in the area I visited 4 schools and did chose this Goddard My 2 girls are there for 3 years now. Wonderful management -wonderful teachers,caring ,loving safe environment. Might I mention my girls are advanced from their piers All parents are proud but this is true I attribute this to the educational programs offered by a highly educated caring staff.-Thank you Goddard thank you Carol -Owner

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 20, 2010
I enrolled my infant when I was pregnant and have been attending this school for the past 6 months. I must say that the owner and the staff are the most loving and caring people. They treat my son as if he were their own. I can go to work knowing that he is getting the best care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2009
Best School! Highly Recommend. The teachers are so organized, the programs are very structured. My child began using sign language at 9 months old, speaking Spanish and 24 months old. I am amazed at how loving and caring the staff is. The owner is there every single day. The Director and Ass't directors are great. The teacher tells me all about my child's day at pick-up each and every day. In addition, I get a written report telling me about all the lessons and activities my child participated in. Extremely happy and comfortable!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2009
Best School Ever! My two children have been attending this school for two years. The program is wonderful with so many enrichments added for free. My children have learned so much more than I ever expected. The teachers speak to me each day about eacy child and also give me a Daily Activity Report for each child. They are extremely loving and nurturing. The owner, Carol Vargo, treats the children as if they were her own and is on-site daily. The School is spotless and you could eat off the floors! I love it!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2009
My children have been attending there for about 2 yrs. I would definitely recommend this school. The owner, Carol is on-site every day. She and the Directors are actively involved in the school & chidlren. The teachers and staff are professional and extremely caring to the children. The school is extremely clean. Our children have learned so much while attending. The teachers continually have fun and educational activities planned for them. It has truly been a great experience for both me and my children.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
This school is great. The staff is very helpful and kind, and they have an excellcent program in which parents recieve daily reports (written and oral) so the communication is definately there. I enjoy sending my child here each day!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2009
Unstructured and Unorganized , high student to teacher ratio which makes it Unsafe . One on one attention and communication between teachers and parents is Nonexistent !

- submitted by a parent
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The Goddard School
50 County Road 520, Marlboro Township, NJ  07751
(732) 617-8181
Last modified The Goddard School is a Private school that serves grades PK-K
The Goddard School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top