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Goddard School Advantages

There is a reason The Goddard School Franchise is consistently named one of the top childcare franchises in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine. We are a recognized leader in education and franchising because we have a unique, proven program that is informed up by a knowledgeable group of experts.

There is a reason The Goddard School Franchise is consistently named one of the top childcare franchises in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine. We are a recognized leader in education and franchising because we have a unique, proven program that is informed up by a knowledgeable group of experts.

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Curriculum

Our F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) provides a well-rounded learning experience in a safe, nurturing environment to help each child become school ready, career ready and life ready.

  • School ready: By adhering to state and local education requirements, Goddard School teachers help students become academically proficient and ready for elementary school;

  • Career ready: Learning through experience promotes the development of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical-thinking skills. Companies look for these skills in the workforce, so developing those skills early on helps prepare children for success later in life;

  • Life ready: Encouraging children to discover and explore their interests empowers them to become happy, confident, self-aware, empathetic and self-directed with a lifelong love of learning.

Results of a recent review by the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) show that Goddard School students score 45% higher on mathematics and literacy assessments than non-Goddard peers. These findings were verified by Hanover Research, an independent third-party research firm. The CPAA is an early childhood assessment system that assists teachers in making informed and individualized instructional decisions.

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EAB

The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board (EAB) is a knowledgeable group of educators, researchers and experts who evolve and shape our play-based learning program, putting research into action and empowering children to become school ready, career ready and life ready.

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GSI Leadership

Our leadership team consists of seasoned professionals who draw on nearly 30 years of franchising and education experience to help guide and develop your business.

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Faculty

Under The Goddard School model, you run the business and develop relationships while your education director, who has a background in early childhood education, is responsible for the curriculum, programming and teacher development under your supervision and direction. A Goddard School typically employs between 20 to 25 teachers.

We give you the tools to help you hire your director, and we also train the director in the Goddard system so that he or she can help you build your business. At your request, Goddard Systems University provides professional development training for your faculty at no extra cost.

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Outcomes

Results of a recent review by the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) show that Goddard School students score 45% higher on mathematics and literacy assessments than non-Goddard peers. These findings were verified by Hanover Research, an independent third-party research firm. The CPAA is an early childhood assessment system that assists teachers in making informed and individualized instructional decisions.

A longitudinal study shows 97% of parents are still satisfied five years after their children have graduated from The Goddard School. The study included families of students from the first to sixth grades who graduated from The Goddard School.

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Accreditation

The Goddard School’s educational programs nationwide have earned AdvancED Corporate Accreditation and Middle States Corporate Accreditation, both of which acknowledge our high-quality early childhood education program. These organizations have conducted rigorous assessments of our program and found that we meet or surpass benchmarks in early childhood education. Many Goddard Schools have also earned additional state and national accreditations.

AdvancED is the world's largest education community, representing more than 34,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and 70 other countries. AdvancED is dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide.

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) has provided accreditation to colleges, secondary schools and elementary schools for more than 100 years. Recently, the MSA began providing accreditation standards for early childhood education.

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Earnings

Goddard Schools earn an average EBITDA of $322,819*. You can find more detailed earnings data in Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document, in which we list the gross receipts, expenses and EBITDAs of all Goddard Schools for the previous year.

We believe that prospective franchisees should have a clear picture of earnings at all Goddard Schools.That is why our Item 19 includes a breakout of earnings and certain expenses at each School. This information allows you to make an informed decision.

No education experience is necessary.

*Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization. Average based on 2016 results of schools open over 18 months, as stated in Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document. 179 of 423 (42.3%) of franchises in this group did as well or better than the average. Your individual results may vary. There is no assurance you’ll earn as much.

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Flexibility

Being a Goddard School franchisee means you have the freedom to pursue your professional goals and your personal ones. Putting work ahead of family or friends is a thing of the past.

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Support

Being part of our franchise means that you go into business for yourself, not by yourself. We have a strong support system in place that assists you with everything from marketing to IT to finance and more.

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