Archive for January, 2015

Focus On: Julie Bunton

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

We are happy to introduce Julie Bunton, on-site owner of The Goddard School® located at 11222 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur, MO.

Based on her six plus years of experience working at another Goddard School location, Julie recognizes the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment, which is why she chose to open a Goddard School of her own. Julie, a St. Louis-area resident, is happy to be able to provide The Goddard School’s outstanding program to the children in the community.

Julie is actively involved in various charity events in the community. She’s also involved with Little League Tee Ball and volunteers as a children’s Zumba instructor. She enjoys taking her boat out on the lake and spending time walking and playing with her dogs.


The Goddard School® in the News: January 2015

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Dr. Craig Bach and Viral Davé Discuss the Importance of Gratitude with Atlanta Public Affairs Radio
Dr. Craig Bach, VP, Education for Goddard Systems, Inc., and Viral Davé, on-site owner of The Goddard School located in Atlanta II, GA, joined Atlanta Public Affairs host Matt Jones to discuss why teaching gratitude is important and how it can set children up for success later in life. Click here to listen to the segment.

Richmond-Area Goddard Schools Support the CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation
Goddard Schools in the Richmond area banded together to support the CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation. The children at the Schools decorated holiday ornaments to auction, held a bake sale and hosted a spaghetti dinner to raise money. CBS Virginia This Morning and Richmondmom showcased the Schools’ efforts.

Children from The Goddard School Located in Mason, OH Selected to Recite Pledge of Allegiance
B105 Radio selected the children in the pre-k class at The Goddard School located in Mason (Deerfield Township), OH to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as part of the station’s Salute Your Troops program. Check out the full segment here.

The Goddard School Located in Mechanicsville, VA Raises $3,300 for Cancer Center
Congratulations to The Goddard School located in Mechanicsville, VA for raising $3,300 for the Massey Cancer Center. The directors, teachers, families and community worked together to raise the money.

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: Centerville, OH; Friendswood, TX; Lake Ridge, VA; and  Newark, DE.


The Goddard School is one of 2015’s Top Franchise Opportunities according to Franchise Business Review. Click here to read more and learn what it takes to make the list.

Cedar Park, TX STEM Event Featured on ABC

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Butch and Maria Aggen, franchisees of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park, TX, recently held a STEM-focused event where the children designed ways for an egg to survive a 25-foot drop from a bucket truck. ABC affiliate KVUE covered the event.


Franchisee Spotlight: Laura Catto

Tuesday, January 6th, 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, Laura Catto, franchisee of The Goddard School located at 9534 Kincey Ave in Huntersville, NC.

She recognizes the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment, which is why she chose The Goddard School. The mother of two 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.

Laura received her bachelor’s degree in retail merchandising from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.