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The Goddard School In the News: December 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Dr. Kyle Pruett and Dr. Jack Maypole Discuss Children’s Mealtime Struggles in The Huffington Post
A recent article in The Huffington Post featured Dr. Kyle Pruett and and Dr. Jack Maypole’s thoughts on encouraging children to try new foods. Dr. Pruett and Dr. Maypole serve on The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, which is one of the many resources that Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) provides to support its franchisees.

The Goddard School Announces Top Toy of the Year
Across the nation, preschoolers at The Goddard School tested and voted for their favorite educational toys during The Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy Test. The top 10 were then put to a public vote. The Giant Roller Ramps – Starter Set by Lakeshore Learning Materials was voted number one! GSI will donate 100 of these sets to Toys for Tots.

New Goddard School Opened in Pleasant Prairie, WI
GSI is excited to announce its newest School opening – The Goddard School located in Pleasant Prairie, WI! This location marks the 2nd Goddard School in Wisconsin and the 419th overall location in the country. Franchisee Sarah Hall spoke with BizTimes.com about the opening, The Goddard School’s unique curriculum and the importance of GSI’s Educational Advisory board.

The Goddard School Located in Highland Heights Holds ‘Turkey Trot’ to Encourage Fitness
The Goddard School located in Highland Heights, OH held its first-ever ‘Turkey Trot’ to burn off Thanksgiving calories. The event teaches children the importance of physical fitness and encourages them to stay active. The tiny trotters even had bib numbers and received medals when they crossed the finish line.

Toy Test in the News
The Goddard School Preschooler-Approved Toy Test is still making the news. The Toy Test was recently featured in several news segments, including Concord, NC; Lynhhaven, VA; Medfield, MA; Overland Park II, KS; and Tampa II, FL.

 

Focus On: Toby Noyes

Friday, December 12th, 2014

We are happy to introduce Toby Noyes, onsite owner of The Goddard School® located at 22010 Frederick Road, in Clarksburg, MD.

Toby and his wife are raising two children of their own and recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. His family is the basis for the reason that Toby chose The Goddard School. Having lived in the area for over nineteen years, he is happy to be able to provide The Goddard School’s outstanding program to the children in his community.

Toby serves as a board member of the Roland Park Country School, is active with Habitat for Humanity and supports local charitable organizations including Family and Children’s Services and Family Tree of Maryland.

“I am excited and proud to be a part of The Goddard School and am committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in the neighborhood,” adds Toby.

 

Cathy Jo Mattson, franchisee of The Goddard School located in Collierville, TN, recently visited radio station KWAM, “The Voice of Memphis,” to discuss the importance of play-based learning, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) learning and more. Click here to listen to her segment.

 

A recent article in The Huffington Post featured Dr. Jack Maypole’s advice for helping children get a good night’s sleep. Dr. Maypole serves on The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, which is one of the many resources that GSI provides to support its franchisees. Read the full story here.

 

Brad and Risa May, franchisees of two Goddard Schools located in Chantilly, VA, were recently interviewed by Franchising World in an article about the softening lending environment. It can be easier to secure financing if your business is part of a successful franchise such as The Goddard School®. Read the full story here.

 

New Franchises are Available in the Boston Area

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Goddard Systems, Inc. is seeking franchisees for up to 30 new Goddard Schools in the greater Boston area. Joe Schumacher, Goddard Systems’ CEO, outlines the real estate needs of a new School in the Boston Business Journal. Click here for the full article.

 

Atlanta Public Affairs Radio invited Dr. Craig Bach, VP, Education at Goddard Systems, Inc., to discuss the benefits of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) learning. Dr. Bach serves on The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, which is one of the many resources that GSI provides to support its franchisees. Click here to hear the segment.

 

Angela and Don Baker, the franchisees of The Goddard School located in Avon, OH, recently announced their plans to expand their School. Joe Schumacher, Goddard Systems’ CEO, and Bryan Jensen, Avon’s mayor, both attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read the full story here.

 

Lee Scott, The Goddard School’s resident expert on curriculum development and parent engagement, was featured in a Parents.com article about how to help young children make friends. Lee Scott serves on The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, one of the many resources that provides support to franchisees. Click here to read more.

 

Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announced today its newest school is opening in Sienna Plantation, Texas. Located at 6111 Sienna Ranch Road in Missouri City, the new school is owned by Sudhir and Suzie Parihar. In honor of the Houston area school’s opening, the community is invited to a grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 18.

“I know from personal experience with our three young children the impact high quality education can make on families,” said Sudhir, who is the Sienna Plantation on-site owner. “Further, I am anxious to combine my business background and passion for early childhood education in this new venture to benefit the entire community.”

The grand opening festivities at The Goddard School located in Sienna Plantation will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 18. At the celebration, families will enjoy pumpkin painting, mask decorating, games, prizes and other fall activities. Families who enroll during this event will receive free registration for children.

Prior to becoming a Goddard School franchisee, Sudhir was with Motorola as a business development manager and is an electrical engineer by degree. He and his family first became aware of The Goddard School when searching for local childcare centers for their own children and toured a school in Illinois. They were impressed with every aspect of that school and felt a desire to own a school to operate their own business and impact their community.  Sudhir’s wife, Suzie, owns and operates The Goddard School located in Pearland, Texas that has been open since 2009; she will also be on-site part time at the Sienna Plantation school.

Sudhir and Suzie’s three young children have all attended The Goddard School and their youngest, age 4, is a current Pre-K student.  The family enjoys road trips, movies and swimming together.  Sudhir is also a member of and volunteers at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The Goddard School preschool system operates on a dual-management system, distinctive in the early childhood education industry. Each location is managed on-site by the franchise owner, as well as an educational director responsible for working with teachers and implementing the curriculum. This separation and clear delineation of roles has resulted in The Goddard School preschool system’s success and high satisfaction ratings for more than 25 years.

The Goddard School located in Sienna Plantation opening is part of GSI’s expansion plan across the United States to open 30 new schools per year by 2019.

“As we aggressively add schools across the country, we are confident that our franchise model will provide entrepreneurs with profitable businesses and unmatched support,” said Joe Schumacher, chief executive officer, Goddard Systems, Inc. “Our goal is to share the benefits of our brand of high quality early childhood education as we expand in Houston’s Sienna Plantation community and others across the nation.”

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 13 consecutive years (January 2014).

For additional information about The Goddard School located in Sienna Plantation, please call 281-778-8200 or email SiennaPlantationTX@goddardschools.com.

Franchising information is available on www.goddardschoolfranchise.com or call 800-272-4901 to speak with a franchise development executive.