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What's Available

Opportunities for education, opportunities for you. The Goddard School Franchise is currently evaluating suitable locations in all markets as it expands throughout the United States. Since The Goddard School is more than just a daycare, The Goddard School Franchise works to identify ideal areas for a high-quality early childhood education program.

Opportunities for education, opportunities for you. The Goddard School Franchise is currently evaluating suitable locations in all markets as it expands throughout the United States. Since The Goddard School is more than just a daycare, The Goddard School Franchise works to identify ideal areas for a high-quality early childhood education program.

Market Availability

Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the corporate headquarters for The Goddard School Franchise, has identified some locations that meet our various criteria. These include areas that are ready for immediate development, areas with resale potential and areas with select availability.

Want to open a Goddard School franchise? Use this map of the U.S. to find suitable locations.

Immediate Locations

Available Locations

Select Locations

Immediate – Strong locations that are well-suited to The Goddard School business model. These have been identified as areas that present many growth opportunities and are available for immediate development.

Available – Areas that include locations within existing markets that would make good additions to the Goddard system. These markets also have room for growth.

Select – Goddard Schools in these areas benefit from a strong, established brand as well as the support of experienced and successful Schools in the area.

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Site Selection

While no two Goddard Schools are exactly the same, we do have building requirements that must be met. Our Real Estate team will work hand-in-hand with you to select a suitable building site no matter where you are located. We used specialized technology to find the most suitable locations to open a Goddard School franchise.

Do you have a site that meets our criteria? We welcome your real estate submissions.

  • Support

    Dedicated, Experienced, Knowledgeable. The goal of The Goddard School Franchise is to provide franchisees with an extensive support structure to ensure consistency of programs and services for our customers as well as to offer guidance to franchisees as they achieve their personal goals as business owners.

    When you open a Goddard School franchise, our support team works hand-in-hand with you.
  • Our Team

    The beauty of The Goddard School model is that you go into business for yourself, not by yourself. Our team of knowledgeable professionals will assist you with everything from marketing to IT and more. Our leadership team consists of experts who guide The Goddard School Franchise while providing support to franchisees.

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  • Real Estate & Construction

    No matter where you plan to open a Goddard School franchise, we will be there to help guide you through the process. A Real Estate Representative will assist in locating a suitable site, and a Project Manager will assist with the development and construction phases.

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  • 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.

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  • Training

    Think you need education experience to open a Goddard School franchise? Think again. Our team will teach you the skills you need to operate a high-quality preschool. Developed specifically for Goddard School teachers and directors, Goddard Systems University (GSU) provides training for faculty, too.

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  • 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.

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  • Education Support

    Designed specifically for Goddard School teachers and directors, Goddard Systems University (GSU) provides ongoing training and faculty development. GSU’s exclusive training series coaches teachers in various areas, all of which focus on providing excellent care to children.

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  • 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.

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  • Marketing, Advertising & PR

    Getting word out about your Goddard School franchise is crucial for lead generation and enrollment. Our Marketing, Advertising & PR department develops the marketing and advertising materials to help you create awareness of your School through radio, television, search engine marketing and more.

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  • Information Technology

    The Goddard School Franchise utilizes a proprietary online system to help manage the business, including keeping track of records, payroll and class lists. Our IT team will help you with any computer-related questions you might have, and our in-house Help Desk provides hands-on, continual support via phone and email.

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  • Educational Advisory Board

    The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board (EAB) is an accomplished group of educators, researchers and experts in various fields of childcare, childhood development and pediatrics. The EAB provides valuable guidance and support and helps to shape our unique play-based F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience).

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  • Leadership

    The Goddard School Franchise leadership team has a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams of becoming independent business owners. With more than 25 years of experience, the team helps franchisees build the businesses they need to get the results they want.

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Events

Want to learn how to open a Goddard School franchise? Here are some upcoming events that you can attend to find out more about The Goddard School and our unique business model. See you soon!