Archive for January, 2018

Goddard  Systems, Inc. (GSI), the national franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, which is focused on learning through play, has begun accepting applications for the 11th annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to one high school senior who graduated from The Goddard School prekindergarten or kindergarten program. This distinguished scholarship honors an alumnus whose work ethic and overall demeanor parallel that of Anthony A. Martino, founder of The Goddard School franchise system.

Finalists are selected based on expressed goals and aspirations, academic record, participation in school, community service, work experience and a video submission. Through the awarding of $100,000 to date, the Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship allows The Goddard School Franchise the opportunity to help college-bound alumni in their pursuit of higher education.

“For more than 30 years, our mission has been to help children become school ready, career ready and life ready. We are thrilled to continue supporting our alumni in communities throughout the country with the Anthony A. Martino scholarship program,” said Joseph Schumacher, CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. “To date, we have awarded $100,000 through the scholarship, which has been as rewarding for us as it has been for the students who received the support for college.”

Applications must be submitted by March 12, 2018, to be considered for the scholarship. The finalists for the scholarship will be selected and notified on or before April 3, 2018, and announced on Goddard System, Inc.’s social media accounts by April 23, 2018. The winner of the Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship will be selected and notified by before May 1, 2018.

For more information on scholarship rules and criteria, please visit www.goddardschool.com /scholarship. For more information on The Goddard School, please visit www.goddardschool.com.

PEACHTREE CITY, GA (February 10, 2018)Heena Patel, onsite owner of the newest Goddard School preschool in Georgia, is bringing her passion for teaching to a community she fell in love with.

The preschool, located at 264 S. Peachtree Pkwy, is hosting a grand opening celebration for families throughout the community on Saturday, February 10, from 10 AM to noon.

As the preschool’s onsite owner, Patel said she is looking forward to bringing her experience as a teacher to the Peachtree City community. She spent the past 10 years as a teacher in both public and private schools, earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Georgia, and is certified in educational leadership, early childhood education and school law.

Although she lives in Atlanta with her husband, Ronak, a dentist at his self-owned practice, and their one-year-old daughter, they fell in love with Peachtree City’s family-focused, tight-knit community.

“It takes a village to raise a child,” Patel said. “Our family, friends and community play critical roles in a child’s social and educational development. Opening The Goddard School preschool is giving me the opportunity to be a part of that village that will help guide young children through their learning adventure.”

During her time as a teacher, Patel taught children who attended The Goddard School preschools, and she was impressed by the students’ social and academic readiness. She said she wants to show others how children’s academic growth benefits from play-based learning.

The Goddard School’s play-based F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun.

At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life.

“Learning should always be fun for our children. The F.L.EX.® framework allows teachers to continuously assess our students’ academic growth and needs, and to prepare individualize lesson plans to teach children in an enjoyable way,” Patel said. “Building self-confidence in academics at a young age is key to educational success.”

For more information about The Goddard School preschool in Peachtree City, visit www.goddardschool.com/Peacpeachtreehtree-CityGA

 

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Teaching Your Children About Money

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

_bh_5541Do you remember being in your teens and your early twenties? Were you low on funds due to unnecessary spending? Help your children learn the value of a dollar in their younger years to help them save later in life. By setting up an allowance, you can teach your children to budget, save and learn the difference between needs and wants.

Offer your children an allowance and let them buy anything they choose with that money for a limited time. Afterwards, talk with your children about what they could have gone without to save money and what was right for them to purchase.

Make a budget with your children. Talk with them about how much they’d like to put in their savings accounts from each allowance and how much they want for personal use. Since young children don’t need to spend money on necessary items, such as food and clothing, be sure to explain that as they get older, they may have to spend their money on many other things that they need. That’s why this is a wonderful time to start saving.

Help your children stick to their budgets, and keep emphasizing how important it is to save money for what they need rather than what they want.