Archive for December, 2012

The Goddard School Franchisee Convention

For the past 25 years, The Goddard School has nurtured children into respectful, confident and joyful learners, and Goddard is focused on raising the bar even higher over the next 25 years.

To kick off the 25th anniversary in 2013, more than 400 Goddard School franchisees attended the 2012 Goddard School National Franchisee Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to discuss the latest innovations and advancements for providing the highest quality, play-based educational childcare programs in a technology-driven age.

Inspired by The Goddard School philosophy of learning through play for its children and families, the convention blended education and fun to motivate, inspire and energize franchisees.

During the four-day meeting, Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School unveiled new technological tools to help enhance ongoing collaboration with parents. One new tool, Goddard Family Connect, is a web-based portal that will allow parents to engage in real time with the school and their child’s teachers.

The Goddard School uses technology as a tool to engage children in the classroom and also to collaborate with and support parents.  Goddard Family Connect provides families with an interactive resource for daily activity reports for each child, school calendars, important forms and a new online payment center.

In addition to the launch of new technology, GSI introduced an evolved brand, including a new logo, which will be rolled out to local schools in 2013 for the brand’s 25th anniversary.