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The Goddard School

1306 Windsor-edinburg Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

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Environment

Discipline

Overall Rating

Parents at this school, on average, believe that conflicts between children:

Are handled poorly in a way that makes me concerned about the safety of my child

Discipline, Health, Safety: From the Parents

1 Comment

  • Parent # 1

    everything above is excellent at this school, it's the safety of the children (due to the incident I mentioned and the lack of experience of the teachers) and the care and substance of the activities that concerned me.

    over a year ago

Health

Parent Ratings

  • Overall Rating
  • Temperature and overall air circulation is comfortable
  • Healthy and nutritious snacks are provided
  • Toys and furniture are cleaned regularly

Safety

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  • Overall Rating
  • Screen and identify all visitors
  • Parents may not bring sick children to school where they may infect others

Facilities

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  • Overall Rating
  • Building, bathrooms, hallway
  • Classroom equipment and furniture
  • Outside play equipment

Facilities Includes:

Playgrounds More

More Information

  • Slides
  • Swings
  • Playhouses
  • Large construction blocks/climbing structures
  • Tricycles
  • Wagons
  • Climbing structures
  • No playground

Transportation

General School Comments: From the Parents

1 Comment

  • Parent # 1

    At first I was very pleased and impressed with the seemingly organized and clean place, but after a few very major incidences I began to realize that this was not a good place or even a safe place for my child. They run this place like an assembly line without any personal attention to the children. The number of children in each class is huge and the teachers are very inexperienced and most of them look like they don't want to be there (and if you don't absolutely LOVE kids, then what is keeping you at this job - the great pay???:)) But the incident that finalized it for me - was when two of my boy's friends in his class managed to push the fire escape door and escaped into the busy parking lot (open to a very dangerous road with speeding cars). I only heard of this incident by chance from another mom. Apparently, the teachers were busy doing something else and didn't hear the alarm (that was supposedly working) and the kids were stopped from heading further into the parking lot by other parents who fortunately were coming toward the entrance to pick up their kids. A very tragic outcome was aborted but I could not look past this and took out my child soon after fearing for his safety. We are very happy at a different, smaller preschool now where my boy is given the very personal attention and the nurturing that he deserves (and no scary incidences to report! since they really do genuinely care about their kids there!). Goddard with all the bells and whistles looks good on first impression but I wouldn't trust them to care for my dog to be honest with you!

    over a year ago