Posts Tagged ‘Owning your own business’

Focus On: Lance and Michele Shimomura

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

We are happy to introduce Lance and Michele Shimomura, on-site owners of The Goddard School® located at 4901 N. Wabash Street in Denver, Colorado.

Lance and Michele are raising three children of their own and recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment, which is why they chose The Goddard School. They are proud to offer the opportunity for children to grow through exploration and hands-on learning. Lance received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, History and Political Science with a minor in German.

Lance volunteers for the Winter Park Volunteer Ski Patrol as well as instructing outdoor emergency care and toboggan skills. Lance and Michele enjoy hiking, hockey, skiing, and being outside together as a family.

 

FOCUS ON: Kaylee Agaman

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

We are happy to introduce Kaylee Agaman, the onsite owner of The Goddard School® located at 251 Outcropping Way in Folsom, California.

Kaylee, who lives in the Folsom area, is thrilled to be able to provide Goddard School’s outstanding program to the children in her community. She understands the value of a safe, nurturing and fun learning environment – a primary reason why she chose The Goddard School.

Her dedication to education is evident, she has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication Studies with a minor in Public Relations from the California State University, Chico.

Here’s why Kaylee chose The Goddard School:

“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,” she said. “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.”

 

Van and Huy Phan, franchise owners of The Goddard School located on N. Higley Road in Gilbert, AZ, were recently featured in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise Players Q&A interview column. The Phans discuss how, after coming to the U.S. as refugees, they both built successful careers and found success in franchising. Click here to read the full interview.

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

 

Focus On: Matt and Dina Speranza

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

We are happy to introduce Matt and Dina Speranza, onsite owners of The Goddard School® located at 301 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.

Matt and Dina, Pittsburgh area residents for 15 years, are raising two children of their own and recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. The success of their two other Schools, located in Cranberry Township and Moon Township, and a love for the business has led them to open a third location.

Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Dina earned her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, as well as her Master’s degree in Special Education. Matt and Dina are very active in their community, participating in many national and local charities. They are also involved with their children’s sports teams, theater productions and Girl Scout Troop.

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