I recently had an incident where the teachers gave my daughter a snack she's allergic to, and I walked in when they were washing her hands off as if the allergic reaction she had was an external factor. This is unacceptable, they couldn't even detect when a child is having an allergic reaction if I didn't walk in when I did and gave her her Benadryl I have no idea what could have happened. The teachers were just watching her as she broke out in hives and started throwing up. It is inexcusable and I wouldn't recommend anyone with a child with such conditions to trust their child with them.My daughter went here for a year and even though we enjoyed her first class room which was for young toddlers (cuddly bears) the following class was very chaotic and lacked the teacher's control and order. The reason we chose the school was because we wanted a place where she'd be cared for, and well trained. from time to time, we've been noticing how they lack leadership, they're understaffed, they don't train their teachers properly, there is a high turnover rate in staffing. The owner appears available because she's always there but she is always frantic and disorganized. And they make excuses when they make mistakes instead of admitting they're wrong and offering proper apologies. I'm so glad we're done with them.
Goddard has been great for our three children. The previous owners were fabulous and established a great foundation for the school, but they did just sell it to new owners, who were already Goddard parents. It has been a smooth, actually seamless, transition. The teachers and staff are genuinely all happy to be there and provide a great environment for the children. They go the extra mile for the children, so the expense is well worth it. By far the best child care facility I toured in the area!!
This school is the best around. When we first started, we visited several schools in area and this one was by far the best in comparison. Staff was very friendly and worked with every need you had including allergies. Now that a bit older, they have moved onto grade school, but they know so much more then other students and enjoyed all the activities and field trips they did in preschool and kindergarten. A little expensive, but well worth it!
I was initially skeptical about the Goddard School, but I am very glad we chose to send our children there. It is expensive, and parents have to pack lunches, but it has been worth the expense and trouble. I can't say enough good things about the owner. She is top notch and runs the place well. She has created a very warm, family vibe and her staff is incredible. She was also willing to personally drive my son to and from a Mad River pre-school (he received special services there) four days a week since we did not live in the Beavercreek school district at the time. We've been very happy with the teachers as well. They are all very caring and seem to love working there. My son and daughter both love going and often are upset when it's time to leave.
I wish I could give ten stars!! This school is top-notch. My 2 year old had been going there for a month and she was diagnosed with diabetes. They have worked with us in maintaining her healthy lifestyle; which includes checking her blood before every meal and entering carbs into her insulin pump. They are amazing people! :)
I pulled my son out of a nearby preschool and placed him in at Goddard. Even though it is more expensive and they do not provide lunches as the parents have to pack the lunches for the children, I wish I had done my homework before placing him in the old preshool. Goddard has helped my son catch up to the children his own age that are light years ahead of him because of the cirriculem and the outstanding staff! My son loves his new school and no longer crys about going to school! Highly recommend it to anyone living in the Beavercreek area.