|Address:||7655 Town Centre Dr, Broadview Heights, OH 44147, USA|
When I was expecting my first child, I called and visited many child care centers and schools in Cuyahoga County. As a teacher myself I was looking for curriculum, lessons, and activities that would help develop my children. Goddard was one of my last stops and from the moment I entered the first set of doors I could tell that this place was significantly different than anywhere else. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They had a way about them that I could tell they really loved what they were doing. I was especially impressed by the infant room. They had lessons and curriculum even for infants. There were stations and activities to keep them stimulated. Other places I constantly found the same children left in swings and bouncey chairs while the staff members were huddled talking to each other. At Goddard, the rooms were bright and filled with art work from all of the students, even infants. For the older children I found students were well-mannered, interacting with each other appropriately and engaged in lessons… but when I visited other places I found chaos, and children running around without any lesson or specific activity going on. I now have two children at Goddard and I wouldnt trust anyone else with the responsibility of taking care of my children, educating them, showing them life skills and exposing them to different things. My children are also very different, they learn differently and are interested in different things, however the teachers at Goddard have also addressed those individual needs with my children. My children did not get a one size fits all experience, rather the Teacher adapted to my individual childrens’ needs. My children have been there for a number of years now and they love going to back to visit their past teachers who are all still there. I would never send my children anywhere else. My children love "going to school" and that is what Goddard is a school, not a day care, and there is a difference. You should consider Goddard before choosing a child care provider so you can see the difference yourself.
My daughter (4.5) and son (2.5) have attended The Goddard School in Broadview Heights since infancy. Our experience has been excellent. Management has always been responsive and compassionate when I have expressed concerns. Moreover, management has been very accommodating of my changing work schedule. The teachers at this Goddard School are kind, caring, attentive, and extremely creative with respect to the numerous fun and educational activities they have planned for the kids each day. For example, this year the school held a fashion show during Earth Week in which the kids wore outfits and accessories made from recylable materials. Since then, my kids have been interested in recycling our household trash, and constantly request to pick up litter they notice in our community. This tells me that The Goddard School is teaching them to be good citizens and friends, in addition to working on traditional classroom lessons. Indeed, The Goddard School teachers have managed to get my toddler son to consistently say, "please", "thank you", and "your welcome." (I had not been as successful on my own.) My kids share my enthusiasm for The Goddard School; they often request to go to school even on their days at home. We are so pleased with our experience at this school and the care our kids have received there that we have enrolled our third child (due in the fall). I cannot think of a way to more highly recommend a school or daycare than to entrust ones children to the care of its staff!
I have 2 children at Goddard Broadview Hts, and I highly recommend it to any parent that is considering child care. I am surprised to see any negative feedback because I have only had positive results for the past 3 years. But, with a high quality child care center I think it is expected to have high demands from the parents. The management is very approachable, they know every child, and they have stopped me to individually discuss my kids before. I love that. The teachers have a genuine enthusiasm to connect with the kids, which is probably worth even more than the great curriculum and lessons that they teach every day. Im amazed at how much my kids are learning at such an early age. And I am so proud when they come home and want to show me! Its honestly worked out better than I had expected because I was very apprehensive to send my kids to a "day care". Goddard makes it easy, and in fact my kids actually want to go to school and see their teachers and friends every day.
I stopped in for a tour one day last week at 5:30. I waited in the alcove area, rang the bell several times and no one ever came to the door. A mom was leaving as I was standing there and she said shed look for someone to show me around. She couldnt find anyone and told me I dont want to go there anyway. Management is unapproachable, rude or clueless (depending on who you talk to), turn over is awful and the few good staff that is left have said they are actively looking for new jobs. She just enrolled her child at a center in Brecksville with several other families who have left this Goddard. I went there Friday, someone answered the door and I enrolled my 3 children on the spot. I didnt catch this ladys name, but thanks for the tip. This makes our move to Broadview Heights a little easier. Ill see you in June!
The teachers are very responsible, staff are very helpful and friendly. My two kids both have great time there. I love the daily reports and the pics.