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The Goddard School
2189 McComas Way
Va beach, VA 23456
(757) 563-2500

Current Inspector: Emily Walsh (757) 404-2575

Inspection Date: Sept. 3, 2019 , Oct. 4, 2019 and Dec. 3, 2019

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:

A complaint was received by the Division of Licensing Programs on 08/11/2019 and was initiated on 08/16/2019. The investigation of the alleged concerns included site inspections, records reviews, and staff/management interviews on 09/03/2019 and 10/04/2019. Staff/management interviews were continued on 11/18/2019 and 12/03/2019. Classroom observations were conducted on 09/03/2019 and 12/03/2019. Interviews were conducted with current and previous staff members and previous parents. Conversations were conducted with groups of children.

The complainant questioned the character and reputation of staff. Also alleged was that programming was not age and stage appropriate and that inappropriate behavior guidance techniques are used by staff.

A preponderance of evidence gathered throughout the investigation did not prove the allegations to be valid.

An exit meeting was conducted with the administrators on 12/03/2019 prior to closure of the complaint.


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