All the teachers are engaged with the children. My child and I am very happy with Goddard Leander, I wouldn't take her any where else. She had her two year check up and her dr was very impressed with how advanced she was. She can say her letters and numbers!
I like the well rounded topics my toddler learns - from yoga and sign language to science and reading. It keeps him engaged.
The teachers are amazing. Their ability to get children (even very small children with even smaller attention spans) to actually learn something valuable is incredible. Specifically, my son went through the kindergarten program at The Goddard School and went from absolutely refusing to even look at the words in a book to reading competently within the first two or three months of the school year.
Griffin & Dahlia's Mother
Everything! My daughter is constantly learning and engaged with a variety of activities. The class is structured and not just about playing with toys. The teachers know her personally and communicate openly with us.
Our child is learning so much...he will be very well prepared for kindergarten next year.
The thing that speaks most loudly is that my child is happy to go to school! The facility is bright, cheery, and inviting and staff always greet my child with a smile and use his name. After only a few weeks, has already started showing some pre-reading skills including left to right tracking of words, asking for help sounding out words, and an overall increased interest in literacy. Additionally, the Tadpole system used to provide daily reports helps me stay connected with what my child is doing throughout the day and enables me to ask meaningful followup questions to him in the evenings about how his day was.
It's a very hands on institute when it comes to education. I love how involved all the teachers are with the students. The kids aren't there just to be there, they're there to learn.
Claudio & Dominic's Mother
My son has learned so much since being there compared to his previous school. I am just shocked that my son can count to 10 at 2 years old and can tell me all his shapes and colors. He also can say the abc's and that to me is just great! He loves being there and I love the way the staff keeps me up to date on how he is doing and getting a daily sheet.
The education is consistent, age appropriate, and encourages my child to explore things and ask questions.
Caring teachers and a structured curriculum that focuses on social skills and basic academic skills.
I am pleased with the curriculum that the Goddard School uses even with infants. Particularly, that it involves play because I think it is very important that babies and children learn through play. Also, I am pleased the with smaller infant to teacher ratio. The fact that we are allowed to provide our own food and that the teachers are more than willing to accomodate our children's lifestyles is very pleasing. The tadpole reports are awesome too!
It seems like the place runs akin to a small business instead of a massive corporation dictating what their franchises are supposed to do. The teachers seem to legitimately care about the children and develop close and loving relationships with the kids.
The teachers are the best part of Goddard. We have had so many great teachers with both of our kids. To me, that's the biggest factor when we picked Goddard. The other great features are the security,the daily updates/pics, the nice building, outdoor play area, and location (in that order). I know security seems like it should be first, but a trusted, attentive teacher is better than any electronics.
Drew & Charlotte's Father