Archive for October, 2015

Choosing a franchise opportunity is sort of like choosing an employer – each one has its own culture and business practices. Here is how to tell whether The Goddard School is the franchise you’re looking for.

  1. You like interacting with children. The Goddard School is a preschool, which means its primary customers are children and their families. Goddard School franchisees interact with children every day and enjoy it.
  2. You want to help prepare children for success in school and in life. The Goddard School prides itself on helping children build an educational foundation for academic and social success.
  3. You want to go into business for yourself, not by yourself. Goddard School franchisees can rely on their franchisor’s robust support system for advice and guidance. We want our franchisees to succeed, and we work with them to achieve results.
  4. You want to invest in a franchise with a strong, recognizable brand. For more than 25 years, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among parents and families. Entrepreneur magazine named The Goddard School the No. 1 Childcare Franchise in the United States for the fourteenth consecutive year (January 2015), and Franchise Times named it one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems in worldwide sales for the eighth consecutive year (October 2014).
  5. You are a good collaborator. The Goddard School uses a unique dual-management system that allows franchisees to run the business while a degreed education director is responsible for the curriculum and teacher development.


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Be Our Guest at The West Coast Franchise Expo

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Want to learn more about franchising opportunities with The Goddard School? Be our guest at The West Coast Franchise Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from November 12-14. Click here to register and use promo code GODDARD to receive your complimentary guest pass. Stop by The Goddard School Franchise booth number 317. See you there!

The beauty of The Goddard School franchise model is that franchisees go into business for themselves, not by themselves. Our support team of knowledgeable professionals assists franchisees in the following areas.

  • Real Estate and Construction – No matter where Goddard School franchises are opened, we are there to help guide franchisees through the process. A Real Estate Representative assists in locating a suitable site, while a Project Manager assists with the development and construction phases;
  • Finance – Our finance team ensures that the loan process for each franchisee goes as smoothly as possible. There is one point of contact at each financial institution who knows The Goddard School inside and out. This means that each franchisee works with an experienced professional who has helped many other Goddard School franchisees;
  • Operational Support – Franchise Business Consultants (FBCs) from our Field Operations team regularly visit Schools and check in with franchisees to provide ongoing support. Each FBC is also available via email and phone to assist franchisees. A team of trained experts guides each franchisee through the opening process as well;
  • Training – Think you need education experience to open a Goddard School franchise? Think again. Our team teaches franchisees the skills they need to operate a high-quality preschool. Designed specifically for Goddard School teachers and directors, Goddard Systems University (GSU) provides ongoing training and faculty development;
  • Quality Assurance – To help reinforce the training GSU provides, our Quality Assurance (QA) team regularly reviews each School’s procedures and program performance. It also offers guidance on how to continuously improve each School for the benefit of the children and their families;
  • Marketing, Advertising & PR – Getting word out about The Goddard School is crucial for lead generation and enrollment. Our Marketing, Advertising & PR department develops the marketing and advertising materials to help franchisees create awareness of their Schools through radio, television, search engine marketing and more;
  • Information Technology – The Goddard School Franchise encourages the use of computers to keep track of School records, and many of our tools for franchisees can be found online. Our IT team will help you with any computer-related questions or issues you might have, and our in-house Help Desk provides hands-on, continual support via phone and email.