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The need for high quality childcare continues to steadily increase across the country. To meet this rising demand, Goddard Systems, Inc. plans to open 30 new Goddard Schools each year by 2019. In support of this, our team is actively securing new sites for future Goddard Schools. This quarter, sites in the following markets have been acquired:

  • Madison, WI
  • Houston, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Chicago, IL
  • New York, NY

The Goddard School® was named the No. 1 Childcare Franchise in the U.S. by Entrepreneur magazine for the fourteenth year (January 2015) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems in worldwide sales by Franchise Times for the eighth year (October 2014). If those aren’t enough reasons to open a Goddard School, here are five more.

  1. Anybody can do it. Anybody from any background can become a Goddard School franchisee. The two things our franchisees have in common are an entrepreneurial spirit and a love of working with children.
  2. Our unique dual-management model takes pressure off you. Every School is required to have an education director who has a degree in early childhood education. The director is responsible for the curriculum, programming and teacher development, allowing you the freedom to run the business and develop relationships.
  3. We offer unrivaled support. The Goddard School Franchise provides franchisees with an extensive support structure, which includes support for financing, construction, training needs and more.
  4. Childcare is a recession-resistant business. Dual-income families are common, and the demand for quality childcare is steadily increasing. More than 15 million children under the age of six potentially require childcare (Child Care Aware, 2014).
  5. It affords a comfortable lifestyle. Many Goddard School franchisees earn a comfortable living, with an emphasis on living. Our franchisees are free to pursue their personal goals while benefiting their communities.

Child Care Aware. (2014). Child Care in America: 2014 State Fact Sheets. Retrieved from http://www.ks.childcareaware.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2014-Child-Care-in-America_State-Fact-Sheets.pdf

 

Premier Preschool Now Open For Enrollment To The Pittsburgh Community

PITTSBURGH, Penn. (June 25, 2015)Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school in Pittsburgh, PA at Millcraft Investments’ downtown property, Piatt Place is now enrolling. Located at 301 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, the new school is owned and operated by franchisees, Matt and Dina Speranza.

Matt and Dina Speranza are no strangers to The Goddard School as the couple own and operate two other locations in Cranberry Township and Moon Township, along with business partner Carol Maier, who is the onsite owner in Moon Township. Matt and Dina are active and passionate members of the Goddard School community, and have received high accolades from the franchise, including receiving the acclaimed Circle of Excellence award four times, which recognizes franchisees who have gone above and beyond Goddard’s already superior standard of quality.

The couple’s business experience and passion for children, coupled with Dina’s extensive academic experience in education, has led them to expand with Goddard and bring a distinctive learning program and educational experience to children of working families downtown through the unique state-of-the-art facility at Piatt Place in the heart of the bustling business district.

The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry. Franchise owners are onsite at each location and work alongside an educational director, whose main focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. This dual-management system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education. With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.

The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called Fun, Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life. The Goddard School’s proprietary F.L.EX. curriculum has earned AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education.

“With more than 25 years of experience in early childhood education, The Goddard School’s unique dual-management system creates lasting community bonds as owners are on-site at the Schools to provide support to the communities they serve,” said Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. “One area that truly sets us apart from other childcare systems is our philosophy based on learning through play, designed to teach and reinforce 21st century skills, including social behaviors such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. This philosophy fosters a lifelong love of learning and creates meaningful connections at an early age.”

Jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) are currently the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy, and a focus on developing 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation as well as the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically, is expected to increase over time. By introducing 21st century skill concepts early on, children develop a strong foundation and a passion for STEAM at the very beginning of their education.

“Having two children of our own, we recognized the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment in early education,” said franchisees, Matt and Dina Speranza. “The opening of our Cranberry Township and Moon Township locations has been a success for children and their families, which is why we chose to open our third location downtown, which has experienced a new renaissance in living and working. We hope to continue making a positive impact and providing a meaningful learning experience to Pittsburgh children in this thriving community.”

Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School preschool system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 14 consecutive years (January 2015).

The Goddard School located in Pittsburgh, PA is located at 301 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. To reach this location, please call (412) 515-1997 or email PittsburghPA@goddardschools.com.  For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit www.goddardschools.com

 

#1 Preschool Franchise On Track to Open 20 New Schools In 2015

Goddard Systems, Inc., the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, reports that 2014 was another year of continued growth for the brand having opened 17 new schools across the country. In an aggressive expansion effort, Goddard Systems awarded 30 new licenses in 2014 and plans to award 40 in 2015 putting the brand in an excellent place to achieve both its 20 openings for 2015 and five-year development objective of 150 new schools by 2020.

In the past five years, franchisees of Goddard Systems have opened 90 schools and Goddard Systems is on track to develop 150 more franchised units in the next five years, bringing 4,500 new jobs to communities across the United States that will service approximately 20,000 new families. With three schools already opened during the first quarter of 2015, the franchise is set to sustain its expansion plans for the rest of the coming year. Over the past five years, The Goddard School preschool system experienced a 38 percent increase in revenue, signaling a steadily rising focus and demand for early childhood development and education. As the company prepares to enter under-served urban markets in addition to suburban areas through its franchisees, Goddard Systems predicts rapid growth in its sector and a continued presence as a leader in the early childhood education industry.

The Goddard School preschool is renowned for its distinct dual-management system, in which franchise owners are onsite at each location, working with an educational director, whose main focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called Fun Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life. The Goddard School’s proprietary F.L.EX. curriculum has earned AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education.

“Increases in the number of dual-income families and the desire to provide children with early educational opportunities has increased the demand for early childhood education and consequently led to growth in the number of our franchised schools,” said Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. “The Goddard School has experienced tremendous growth, surpassing the number of the previous year’s openings as an increased focus is on fostering early childhood development and learning.”

Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School preschool system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 14 consecutive years (January 2015).

For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit www.goddardschools.com

Premier Preschool Now Open For Enrollment To The Elmwood Park Community

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ (February 26, 2015) — Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school is open for enrollment in Elmwood Park, NJ. Located at 301 Riverfront Blvd., Suite 1, Elmwood Park, NJ, the new school is owned and operated by franchisee Olga Dubinsky.

Prior to becoming a Goddard School franchisee, Dubinsky worked in various industries such as real estate and catering sales. After hearing about the success of The Goddard School brand, Dubinsky decided to open her own school in the area.

The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry. Franchise owners are onsite at each location and work alongside an educational director, whose main focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. This dual-management system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education. With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.

The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called Fun, Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life. The Goddard School’s proprietary F.L.EX. curriculum has earned AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education.

“With over 26 years of experience in early childhood education, The Goddard School’s unique dual-management system creates lasting community bonds as owners are on-site at the Schools to provide support to the communities they serve,” said Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. “One area that truly sets us apart from other childcare systems is our philosophy based on learning through play, designed to teach and reinforce 21st century skills, including social behaviors such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. This philosophy fosters a lifelong love of learning and creates meaningful connections at an early age.”

Jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) are currently the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy, and a focus on developing 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation as well as the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically, is expected to increase over time. By introducing 21st century skill concepts early on, children develop a strong foundation and a passion for STEAM at the very beginning of their education.

“I decided to franchise with The Goddard School because of its stellar brand recognition, prestigious program and highly rated franchise support system,” said franchisee, Olga Dubinsky. “I know Elmwood Park residents will embrace The Goddard School and all it has to offer to local families.”

Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School preschool system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 14 consecutive years (January 2015).

The Goddard School located in Elmwood Park, NJ is located at 301 Riverfront Blvd., Suite 1, Elmwood Park, NJ. To reach this location, please call (201) 468-9841 or email elmwoodparknj@goddardschools.com.  For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit www.goddardschools.com

 

Premier Preschool Now Open For Enrollment To The Macungie Community

MACUNGIE, Pa. (February 11, 2015)— Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school is open for enrollment in the Macungie, PA market.  Located at 8230 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville, PA 18031, the new school is owned and operated by franchisee Jill Woosnam.

Prior to becoming a Goddard School franchisee, Woosnam spent eight years as owner and operator of a successful veterinary practice. She then obtained her master’s degree in elementary education and became a teacher at The Goddard School in 2009. She helped to implement a kindergarten program for the School in 2010 before deciding to open a new School in Macungie.

The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry. Franchise owners are onsite at each location and work alongside an educational director, whose main focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. This dual-management system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education. With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.

The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called Fun, Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life. The Goddard School’s proprietary F.L.EX. curriculum has earned AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education.

“With over 26 years of experience in early childhood education, The Goddard School’s unique dual-management system creates lasting community bonds as owners are on-site at the Schools to provide support to the communities they serve,” said Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. “One area that truly sets us apart from other childcare systems is our philosophy based on learning through play, designed to teach and reinforce 21st century skills, including social behaviors such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. This philosophy fosters a lifelong love of learning and creates meaningful connections at an early age.”

Jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) are currently the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy, and a focus on developing 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation as well as the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically, is expected to increase over time. By introducing 21st century skill concepts early on, children develop a strong foundation and a passion for STEAM at the very beginning of their education.

“I decided to franchise with The Goddard School because of the positive experiences I had as a teacher, so I knew I wanted to continue educating young children in a positive learning environment,” said franchisee, Jill Woosnam. “I’m proud to bring The Goddard School’s prestigious program to families throughout the area.”

Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School preschool system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 14 consecutive years (January 2015).

The Goddard School located in Macungie, PA is located at 8230 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville, PA. To reach this location, please call (484) 408-0010 or email MacungiePA@goddardschools.com. For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit www.goddardschools.com

 

Premier Preschool Now Open For Enrollment To The Englewood Cliffs Community

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (February 10, 2015)— Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school is open for enrollment in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Located at 120 Charlotte Place, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, the new school is owned and operated by franchisee Stephanie Chiang.

Prior to becoming a Goddard School franchisee, Chiang spent 17 years in corporate business, working for financial and medical device companies, including Goldman Sachs, Siemens, Eastman Kodak and Becton Dickinson. As a graduate of Stanford University and senior executive, she experienced first-hand the value that a strong educational foundation and love of learning can impart. Chiang has therefore always placed a high priority on education, which is what led her to The Goddard School, largely drawn by its stellar reputation, superior academic program, rigorous health and safety measures and quality corporate support system.

The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry. Franchise owners are onsite at each location and work alongside an educational director, whose main focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. This dual-management system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education. With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.

The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called Fun, Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life. The Goddard School’s proprietary F.L.EX. curriculum has earned AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education.

“With over 26 years of experience in early childhood education, The Goddard School’s unique dual-management system creates lasting community bonds as owners are on-site at the Schools to provide support to the communities they serve,” said Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. “One area that truly sets us apart from other childcare systems is our philosophy based on learning through play, designed to teach and reinforce 21st century skills, including social behaviors such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. This philosophy fosters a lifelong love of learning and creates meaningful connections at an early age.”

Jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) are currently the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy, and a focus on developing 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation as well as the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically, is expected to increase over time. By introducing 21st century skill concepts early on, children develop a strong foundation and a passion for STEAM at the very beginning of their education.

“I decided to franchise with The Goddard School after noticing a clear gap in quality, early childcare education options in our area,” said franchisee, Stephanie Chiang. “Through The Goddard School’s prestigious educational programs, our teachers and administrators will help young children gain a competitive advantage for their future.”

Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School preschool system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 14 consecutive years (January 2015).

The Goddard School located in Englewood Cliffs, NJ is located at 120 Charlotte Place, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. To reach this location, please call (201) 582-6160 or email englewoodcliffsnj@goddardschools.com. For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit www.goddardschools.com

 

Premier Preschool Now Open For Enrollment To The North Ridgeville Community

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OHIO (February 9, 2015)Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school is open for enrollment in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Located at 37693 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, OH, the new school is co-owned and operated by franchisees, Paula and Robert Janmey.

Having sent their two daughters to The Goddard School located in Westlake, Ohio, Paula is already a knowledgeable expert in the way the Goddard system operates. She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western University’s Weatherhead School of Management as well as a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida. Alongside her extensive academic background, Paula comes from a family of educators, making her an ideal operator for The Goddard School.

The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry. Franchise owners are onsite at each location and work alongside an educational director, whose main focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. This dual-management system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education. With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.

The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called Fun, Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life. The Goddard School’s proprietary F.L.EX. curriculum has earned AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education.

“With over 26 years of experience in early childhood education, The Goddard School’s unique dual-management system creates lasting community bonds as owners are on-site at the Schools to provide support to the communities they serve,” said Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. “One area that truly sets us apart from other childcare systems is our philosophy based on learning through play, designed to teach and reinforce 21st century skills, including social behaviors such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. This philosophy fosters a lifelong love of learning and creates meaningful connections at an early age.”

Jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) are currently the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy, and a focus on developing 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation as well as the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically, is expected to increase over time. By introducing 21st century skill concepts early on, children develop a strong foundation and a passion for STEAM at the very beginning of their education.

“One of my personal learning interests since my own childhood has been child development,” said franchisee, Paula Janmey. “When the opportunity to own and operate a Goddard School presented itself, I felt like there really was no other choice!”

Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School preschool system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 14 consecutive years (January 2015).

The Goddard School located in North Ridgeville, Ohio is located at 37693 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, OH 44039. To reach this location, please call (440) 326-0330 or email NorthRidgevilleOH@goddardschools.com For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit www.goddardschools.com

 

Premier Preschool Now Open For Enrollment To The Folsom Community

FOLSOM, Calif. (February 5, 2015)— Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school is opening in Folsom, Calif. Located at 251 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA 95630, the new school is co-owned and operated by franchisees, Kaylee Agaman and her parents, John and Jody Agaman.

Kaylee Agaman has a long-standing connection with The Goddard School as her parents opened a location in Sparks, Nev. in 2008 and has been involved with the brand for the last eight years. After witnessing her parents’ happiness and success with the venture as well as how the local community has benefitted from it, Agaman decided to open her own school following years in the health and technology public relations industry. Agaman brings a fine-tuned ear to news and innovation, especially as it relates to education and technology, giving her a sharp edge to successfully run the new Goddard School in Folsom.

The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry. Franchise owners are onsite at each location and work alongside an educational director, whose main focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. This dual-management system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education. With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.

The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called Fun, Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life. The Goddard School’s proprietary F.L.EX. curriculum has earned AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education.

“With over 26 years of experience in early childhood education, The Goddard School’s unique dual-management system creates lasting community bonds as owners are on-site at the Schools to provide support to the communities they serve,” said Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. “One area that truly sets us apart from other childcare systems is our philosophy based on learning through play, designed to teach and reinforce 21st century skills, including social behaviors such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. This philosophy fosters a lifelong love of learning and creates meaningful connections at an early age.”

Jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) are currently the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy, and a focus on developing 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation as well as the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically, is expected to increase over time. By introducing 21st century skill concepts early on, children develop a strong foundation and a passion for STEAM at the very beginning of their education.

“I was very happy with The Goddard School’s commitment to their franchisees and the resources and tools they offer to ensure each school’s success,” said franchisee, Kaylee Agaman. “After and being immersed in the environment for years at my parents’ location and understanding how and why the concept works so well, I knew franchising with The Goddard School was the perfect next step for me.”

Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School preschool system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 14 consecutive years (January 2015).

The Goddard School in Folsom is located at 251 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA 95630. To reach this location, please call (916) 936-0377 or email FolsomCA@goddardschools.com. For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit www.goddardschools.com

 

Premier Preschool Now Open For Enrollment in The Franklin Community

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (February 4, 2015)—Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school has opened at 98 Moss Lane in Franklin, TN. Located in the Berry Farms community, the new school is owned by Mark and Tammy Drinko.

Prior to becoming a Goddard School franchisee, Mark previously worked in the insurance and financial industries. Mark has military experience having served in the Army, which included deployment during Operation Desert Storm.

The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry. Franchise owners are onsite at each location and work alongside an educational director, whose main focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. This dual-management system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education. With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.

The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called Fun, Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life. The Goddard School’s proprietary F.L.EX. curriculum has earned AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education.

“With over 26 years of experience in early childhood education, The Goddard School’s unique dual-management system creates lasting community bonds as owners are on-site at the Schools to provide support to the communities they serve,” said Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. “One area that truly sets us apart from other childcare systems is our philosophy based on learning through play, designed to teach and reinforce 21st century skills, including social behaviors such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. This philosophy fosters a lifelong love of learning and creates meaningful connections at an early age.”

Jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) are currently the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy, and a focus on developing 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation as well as the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically, is expected to increase over time. By introducing 21st century skill concepts early on, children develop a strong foundation and a passion for STEAM at the very beginning of their education.

“After working for years in the corporate world Tammy and I made the decision to venture into a partnership with The Goddard School,” said Mark Drinko, operating owner of The Goddard School. “My wife and I have lived in Franklin for over 15 years. We are involved in and deeply care for the Williamson County area. We are thrilled to be bringing this education concept to our local community.”

Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School preschool system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 14 consecutive years (January 2015).

The Goddard School located in Franklin is located at 98 Moss Lane, Franklin, TN 37064. To reach this location, please (615)538-2410 or email Franklin2TN@goddardschools.com.  For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit www.goddardschools.com