The Goddard School - Weston MA Large Group and School Age Child Care

2 North Avenue , Weston MA 02493
(781) 296-8790
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.

Additional Information: Provider First Licensed on: 10/30/2015.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 66921
  • Capacity: 126
  • Age Range: 6 Weeks - 6 Years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Languages Supported: English, English
  • Type of Care: infant, toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, before- & after-school; summer camp
  • Current License Issue Date: May 08, 2018
  • District Office: 1250 Hancock Street Suite 120-S Quincy 02169
  • District Office Phone: 6174722881 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Deadra Lopes-Dixon

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Reviews

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Zamira Akobirova Dec 23, 2015
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

We deeply regret that we enrolled our son in this pre-school, being under the impression that all locations of the Goddard School provide excellent educational and social experience. The Braintree location of the Goddard School provided our son with excellent educational and social experience. however, his experience in the Weston location of the Goddard School was traumatizing. Most of his days in this pre-school were painful, unhappy and unsatisfactory. He spent most of his time in a Privacy Cube, which the school management also calls a Safety Zone. There were only 4-5 kids in the Pre-K classroom and neither teachers, nor owners have any common sense in providing safe, educational and nurturing atmosphere for students. The Director of the pre-school was the only person, who we felt comfortable to communicate with, however, the owners never let us communicate with the Director without their presence. When we brought our concerns on our son spending his time in the privacy cube all day and always being upset because he was frequently hit by other kids and toys were often snatched away from him, the owners took it personal and behaved extremely self-defensive and rude because the kids who were not behaving well were their own twins. As professionals in the fields of education and science, we do realize that it is common among four-year-old kids to take toys away, hit and push. However, our son was facing it every day and one of the owners said that hitting is normal behavior. Unfortunately, we do not agree with this statement because we do not want our child to be hurt as he is not used to being hit and pushed. We were also concerned that eventually he would copy the same behavior. We tried to talk to the management about the privacy cube/safety zone because we think that students should feel safe in their classroom and school overall, instead of looking for a "safety zone" to hide there with a toy and be separated in the classroom. After the last incident, when I saw our child sitting in the privacy cube, crying and helpless, and asked the class teacher what had happened, the teacher said as usual that she did not know. We decided to dis-enroll our son from the Goddard School based on his traumatizing and painful experience. Our son is attending a different pre-school and we are very satisfied with his educational and social development in his new school. And most importantly, our son is happy, smiles, laughs and jumps during activities and is surrounded by caring and nurturing teachers and experienced management, which he did not experience in the Goddard School in Weston.

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