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Franchisee Spotlight: Olga Dubinsky

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Our dedicated, hard-working franchisees have helped make The Goddard School® a leader in early childhood education. This month, we would like to spotlight one of them, Olga Dubinsky, franchisee of The Goddard School located at 301 Riverfront Boulevard, Suite 1 in Elmwood Park, NJ.

Olga has a young daughter of her own and recognizes the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment, which is why she chose The Goddard School. Olga is proud to offer the opportunity for children to grow through exploration and hands-on learning. She is also dedicated to ensuring children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students.

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

 

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