The Goddard School

★★★★☆
  • 7765 147th Street West

    Apple Valley, MN 55124

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  • 952-432-2855

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We had our infant in this program for approximately 2 months before we pulled her out. At first things were great-we had an infant teacher we really liked.

Things went down hill from there quickly. Our favorite infant teacher left, there were different people in and out of the infant room all day. We never knew half the staff who was watching our child as there didn't seem to be any consistency. When I would pick her up at night I wouldn't recognize the person there and they would never greet me or pay attention to the fact that I was picking up my daughter-anyone could have gone in there and taken a kid.

The other thing to watch out for is the price and what you get for the price. For $200 for 3 days a week we had to supply our own wipes, burp clothes, and food once our baby started eating. The Goddard school also does not provide older kids with a hot lunch. At our new school for $200 for 3 days a week, we just have to provide Formula and Diapers. Once our child gets older, she will also be provided a hot lunch and all snacks.

I would not recommend this school-I don't know what I was thinking when I originally enrolled her (before she was born).

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We had our infant in this program for approximately 2 months before we pulled her out. At first things were great-we had an infant teacher we really liked.

Things went down hill from there quickly. Our favorite infant teacher left, there were different people in and out of the infant room all day. We never knew half the staff who was watching our child as there didn't seem to be any consistency. When I would pick her up at night I wouldn't recognize the person there and they would never greet me or pay attention to the fact that I was picking up my daughter-anyone could have gone in there and taken a kid.

The other thing to watch out for is the price and what you get for the price. For $200 for 3 days a week we had to supply our own wipes, burp clothes, and food once our baby started eating. The Goddard school also does not provide older kids with a hot lunch. At our new school for $200 for 3 days a week, we just have to provide Formula and Diapers. Once our child gets older, she will also be provided a hot lunch and all snacks.

I would not recommend this school-I don't know what I was thinking when I originally enrolled her (before she was born).

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A DAILY dose of absolute chaos and an exasperated staff! BEWARE -- slick marketing, seemingly under-qualified staff, and a confrontational (with staff members and parents!) owner!!! We were fooled by this place and don't want to see any other caring parents fall into their trap. Please spread the word!!!

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A DAILY dose of absolute chaos and an exasperated staff! BEWARE -- slick marketing, seemingly under-qualified staff, and a confrontational (with staff members and parents!) owner!!! We were fooled by this place and don't want to see any other caring parents fall into their trap. Please spread the word!!!

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Our son has been attending the Goddard School in Apple Valley for over a year, and we have been very pleased. We feel very comfortable leaving him at school--it's clear that the teachers, director, and owners all really care about the children. They seem to put a lot of effort into the curriculum and helping kids learn. They have also been very communicative with us as parents and willing to listen to any concerns we might have about our son's development, health, etc, and offer helpful input.

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Our son has been attending the Goddard School in Apple Valley for over a year, and we have been very pleased. We feel very comfortable leaving him at school--it's clear that the teachers, director, and owners all really care about the children. They seem to put a lot of effort into the curriculum and helping kids learn. They have also been very communicative with us as parents and willing to listen to any concerns we might have about our son's development, health, etc, and offer helpful input.

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Nice job Miss Heather and staff! Thanks for all the wonderfull care that past few years! We will continue recommending your center to all our friends who ask.

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Nice job Miss Heather and staff! Thanks for all the wonderfull care that past few years! We will continue recommending your center to all our friends who ask.

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I'm an elementary teacher in isd196. My son has been at the Goddard School since last fall and will be attending district Kindergarten this fall. Our expectations have been more than met during his stay. We had the Pre-K graduation last week which capped our year there. Miss Cindy and Miss Sarah are the greatest.
Good Luck!

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I'm an elementary teacher in isd196. My son has been at the Goddard School since last fall and will be attending district Kindergarten this fall. Our expectations have been more than met during his stay. We had the Pre-K graduation last week which capped our year there. Miss Cindy and Miss Sarah are the greatest.
Good Luck!

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We were one of the first families to enroll at The Goddard School the beginning of last year. We enrolled our infant and toddler at the same time over 2 years ago after having a horrible experience at two other daycare centers. During that time we have come to know all of the teachers, the director and owners. All I can say is that our experience has been nothing short of wonderful. Our children couldn't be happier. As a mom I have always felt that the staff has the children's welfare as their primary focus. The school's environment is warm and completely child centered. Any parent looking for a center that they can trust give The Goddard School a try.

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We were one of the first families to enroll at The Goddard School the beginning of last year. We enrolled our infant and toddler at the same time over 2 years ago after having a horrible experience at two other daycare centers. During that time we have come to know all of the teachers, the director and owners. All I can say is that our experience has been nothing short of wonderful. Our children couldn't be happier. As a mom I have always felt that the staff has the children's welfare as their primary focus. The school's environment is warm and completely child centered. Any parent looking for a center that they can trust give The Goddard School a try.

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We recently moved to the goddard school from one of the local competitors. My daughter would cry before just pulling up to the other daycare. Now she cries when it's time for pick-up at the goddard daycare. Our whole household is now much happier. Thanks!
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We recently moved to the goddard school from one of the local competitors. My daughter would cry before just pulling up to the other daycare. Now she cries when it's time for pick-up at the goddard daycare. Our whole household is now much happier. Thanks!
T.E.

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1st child & my six weeks of maternity leave was over. Didn't want to leave my son and go back to work. I think most first time mom's can relate. It's been some months now since I've returned to work and I couldn't be happier with our decision for daycare at The Goddard School. The baby room is intimate and very nuturing. I drop off and leave, knowin that my son is in good hands.

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1st child & my six weeks of maternity leave was over. Didn't want to leave my son and go back to work. I think most first time mom's can relate. It's been some months now since I've returned to work and I couldn't be happier with our decision for daycare at The Goddard School. The baby room is intimate and very nuturing. I drop off and leave, knowin that my son is in good hands.

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Unfortunately forced by relocation to leave The Goddard School. Although we were there only 6 months we had a very positive experience. The owners, director and teachers are compassionate and willing to address any questions or issues that we had.
Good Luck!

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Unfortunately forced by relocation to leave The Goddard School. Although we were there only 6 months we had a very positive experience. The owners, director and teachers are compassionate and willing to address any questions or issues that we had.
Good Luck!

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We were one of the first families to enroll at The Goddard School the beginning of '06. We enrolled our infant and toddler at the same time over 2 years ago after having a horrible experiende at two other daycare centers. During that time we have come to know all of the teachers, the director, Heather and the owners Bob & Brenda. All I can say is that our experience has been nothing short of wonderful. Our children couldn't be happier. The schools environment is warm and completely child centered. Any parent looking for a center that they can trust give The Goddard School a try.

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We were one of the first families to enroll at The Goddard School the beginning of '06. We enrolled our infant and toddler at the same time over 2 years ago after having a horrible experiende at two other daycare centers. During that time we have come to know all of the teachers, the director, Heather and the owners Bob & Brenda. All I can say is that our experience has been nothing short of wonderful. Our children couldn't be happier. The schools environment is warm and completely child centered. Any parent looking for a center that they can trust give The Goddard School a try.

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