i keep hearing how expensive goddard is...if you are sending your LO, how much are you paying?
We live in monmouth county and we pay 1650 a month for two children, PART TIME (8-1 three days a week, 9 to 1 the other two days). Full time, I think it would be 2000. That's for a one year old and a four year old in the PreK program. In the summer, there's additional "summer theme" activity fees-200 for both kids, I think.
It is definitely expensive, but generally, it wasn't any more expensive than the non-Goddard options in the area we reviewed.
PS--if you look at Goddard, don't assume they're all great and equivalent. We found VERY different experiences at different locations, actually leaving one school to switch to another because the first had employees who clearly could care less about the babies there. Another Goddard we looked at, we learned there was a child found (by a parent) wandering around the parking lot b/c he let himself out, and the school didn't even know he was missing. So definitely do your research!
Don't know where you are in NJ, but if you're in monmouth, I'll be more than happy to share my experiences.