Archive for July, 2015

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


Joe Schumacher Endorses Open Dialogue in Forbes
The Goddard School Franchise CEO encourages his employees to openly share their ideas and opinions. Joe also said that he and several members of his senior management team regularly take employees to lunch to talk about their goals, needs and concerns.

New Goddard Schools are Open and Ready for Business!
We are excited to announce the grand openings of several Goddard Schools across the country!

The Goddard School Makes National Headlines
The Educational Advisory Board (EAB) is one of the many resources that The Goddard School Franchise provides to support its franchisees, and it’s been getting a lot of media attention! Check out the links below to find out why.

Mechanicsburg, PA Speaks to ABC on the Importance of Preschool
Recent studies claim that Sesame Street is as good as preschool, but The Goddard School located in Mechanicsburg, PA disagrees. The School told ABC-27 News why in-person interaction is a crucial component of early childhood education.

Toms River, NJ Delights Baseball Fans With the National Anthem
Preschoolers from The Goddard School located in Toms River (Route 70), NJ hit a home run when they sang The Star-Spangled Banner at a Lakewood BlueClaws baseball game. The School has been performing at BlueClaws games for three years.

Philadelphia-based Franchisee Featured as 95.7 BEN FM’s “Woman of the Week”
Fran Lubbs, franchisee of The Goddard Schools located in Wayne, PA and Royersford, PA, discussed what makes The Goddard School so special on 95.7 BEN FM in Philadelphia. She also touched on the importance of early childhood development and what separates The Goddard School from other preschools.