Based on 15 ratings
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The Goddard School in Sicklerville, NJ is a very fun, safe,clean, and happy place to be! My child is growing and learning so rapidly! I can not forget the wonderful teachers and staff members; espically the 5 star greeting from Miss MaryElizabeth every evening!
We have had a great experience with this school! The warm and friendly atmoshphere starts immediately when you walk through the door. My grandaughter will actually ask to go when it is not a normal scheduled day and sometimes gets upset when its time to go home! Thank you Goddard for making school a special experience!
We would like to share a few facts regarding our school. It is common for administrators of any business to periodically address parking lot issues or dress code concerns. These types of concerns are easily fixed through conversations and do not reflect an educational or safety decline in any way. We always encourage our families to voice their concerns to management so we can address any situation. All of our teachers who currently hold permanent lead teacher roles meet the standard criteria as dictated by the state. We have an exceptional faculty who love to work with children. Increasing enrollment is a reflection of the quality of our school. "Overcrowding" is impossible due to state guidelines of classroom capacities. City and state representatives visit all schools unannounced occasionally to assure such safety rules are being followed. Aside from following state guidelines because it is required, we are also parents. We maintain a learning facility that puts the needs of the students first and have our own children attending the school. We invite you to stop by and experience our school for yourself.
I am saddened by the way the school has declined in the last few months. It used to be a place where the teachers were in control of the class and you could feel confident that your child was safe and learning. Now it is total chaos. The older classes are overcrowded (more kids, more money) and the teachers have no control over them. The children do what they want when they want. There were rules set in place for the safety of the children, like no flip flop or opened toed shoes. That is no longer enforced. The parking lot is no better. Parents park in the handicap spots, some not in spots at all instead just pull right up to the front door. You would think the owners/directors would take a little more pride in their place. How do you teach children at home that there are rules that need to be followed when they go to school and see other kids and parents breaking the rules. I am seriously reconsidering pulling my children out. Most of the providers (can't call them teachers because they aren't qualified) are great. They really try to make it a wonderful place. I think it is hard on them when they get no support from higher up.
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