Dublin >The Goddard School
6239 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, OH | Directions 4301740.10506 -83.15866
M-F 7am-6pm, Sa-Su Closed
Neighborhoods: Perimeter Center
Wonderful Experience – Our two children have attended Goddard from infancy till school age. My lawyer I'd trust with my sentence. My Doctor I'd trust with my diagnosis, but we've trusted Laura and Jackie and their staff with our children for six years, and they've always done beautifully. Academic preparation has been right on target for kindergarten. Our kids have enjoyed the program and feel like Goddard is their second home.
Excellent School – My son started Goddard when he was 6 months old and just graduated from the Pre-school program in May 2010. The teachers are caring, interested in teaching and fun with the kids. And most of all he had lots of fun learning. We’ve had so many people tell us how well his vocabulary is for his age and they are also amazed at the topics of his conversations. Goddard helps prepare your child socially, both with other children as well as with adults, learning in a classroom environment, sharing and how to be a child and have fun!! Academically and socially my son is ready for his journey into kindergarten and we have the wonderful staff at Goddard to thank! I am so pleased with all his progress throughout his time at Goddard and glad he had the opportunity to attend such a fine school.
My kids begged to go! – All 3 of my kids attended when 3-6 years old. We also attended 2 other schools and used 2 private sitters depending on my work needs. Of the 5 day-cares used, Goddard was #2 on academics*, #1 on cost, #1 on flexibility, #1 management team and #1 fun.
*Last year's kindergarten enrichment teacher was excellent. And, I think the current group of teachers is excellent. But, academic quality has varied based on class room and year.
Socially, my kids loved it and often asked to go on holidays and my days off.
Excellent toddler care! – My son started at Goddard in their toddler class (Panda) when he was 15 months. I went and observed the class 4 times before starting him. The teachers are warm and caring, the curriculum is educational but also very fun, and my son has really enjoyed his time there. I have never worried that he wasn't getting the proper care and attention. One major difference from other daycares that I have toured is the enthusiasm of the teachers. They seem to truly enjoy and care about the kids, and they don't act as though taking care of them is just a job. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for excellent and education care for their toddler.
Very Disappointing – We enrolled our son in preshool with high expectations based on the NAEYC accreditation. After the school initially lost our paperwork, we finally tracked down the right person and got him started.
Our son had been with a private sitter since he was a baby so was used to socializing with other kids. We only enrolled him 2 days a week which was a big mistake since the rest of the kids in his class were full time, but this was never mentioned by the teachers or staff. We found the teachers were not involved as they should be and constantly seemed to be prepping for the next activity vs. interacting with the kids. They didn't seem to have an awareness of the overall student dynamics and how each child was doing. After a few bad days we found our son was ignored by one teacher and the plan put into place by the others to help was never followed. We complained to the owner and director and never got a response. We decided to withdraw him after only 6 weeks and sadly our son is now suffering some longer term issues because of his experience such as loss of confidence.
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