Learn About Our Childcare Franchise Owners

by Goddard School Franchise

Learn About Our Childcare Franchise Owners

The average daycare franchise owner stands out among those in the wider franchising community because of their commitment to building the foundation for future lifetime learners. Forward-facing and invested in the families they serve, franchise owners in the childcare industry take a hands-on role in day-to-day operations, ensuring both a successful long-term business and a bright future for the next generation.

The Role of Daycare Franchise Owners

The franchise owners of childcare brands like The Goddard School play a critical role in the growth and success of the daycare industry. From acquiring customers and marketing according to brand standards to hiring and training a robust staff and handling a range of daily tasks, a school franchise owner has an active hand in every area of their business.

This personal investment makes an enormous impact on the quality of childcare services offered throughout the industry, which, in turn, provides families with the peace of mind in knowing that their children are in the best hands. From there, a long-term legacy of excellence is formed.

Profiles of Selected Franchise Owners

Goddard School franchise owners are just like you — successful professionals who are looking for a more fulfilling career in an alternative to corporate life. They are excited by the prospect of operating their own business and thriving on being part of a highly respected educational business community while achieving their financial goals.

Leisa Byars opened her first Goddard School in 2010, at the end of the economic recession. Her school quickly became a pillar in the local community, and with the support of a trained educational staff, Leisa had the opportunity to put her focus on the business aspect of her childcare franchise. In addition to being part of this well-respected network, Leisa says that she loves the flexibility that comes with owning a Goddard School franchise — she can see success in a career she loves while still spending lots of quality time with her family. Leisa now owns four schools in Tennessee. 

Jyoti and Gagan Verma began their path to Goddard School franchise ownership after feeling dissatisfied with the local childcare options for their daughter. Seeing a gap in the market, they decided that they could help supply that need while supporting the families in their community. With Goddard’s backing, they received everything they needed to create a successful and respected business. Now, the Vermas operate two Goddard Schools in Nevada.  

Training and Support for Franchise Owners

At The Goddard School, we believe that the key to successful franchise ownership is the backing of strong support programs. Our unique and proven program, developed by a knowledgeable group of industry experts, focuses on providing the support franchisees need to operate a successful business plan, including ongoing instructional program development, enrollment and occupancy guidance, digital marketing, operations aid, and more.

With training and support programs as robust as these, along with a proven business model, it’s clear why The Goddard School franchise is consistently recognized among the nation’s top childcare providers and franchise opportunities.

How to Become a Daycare Franchise Owner 

Becoming a successful daycare franchise owner is framed by a stellar work ethic and commitment to laying the educational foundation for future generations. Your path to franchise ownership will inevitably begin with exploring different brands to hone in on which franchise opportunity is the best fit for you.

You’ll want to take into consideration your own business goals, your budget (including financing options), potential locations, and your vision of long-term success. From there, you’ll need to reach out to the various franchisors on your list to learn more about their specific requirements, business model, support system, and success stories. When you feel comfortable with moving forward into the application process, you will gain an even greater insight into your chosen franchise, just as they will continue to learn about you through interviews, credit checks, a franchise disclosure agreement, and a Discovery Day. Finally, you’ll sign a franchise agreement and become a part of a respected and successful childcare franchise network, like The Goddard School.

The beauty of opting to join a top childcare franchise like The Goddard School is that you’ll be backed by our 30-plus years of experience, a network of more than 600 schools nationwide, 82 percent parent loyalty rate, and, of course, a cushion of support in every aspect of your business plan.

Success Stories and Testimonials 

The Goddard School franchise owners embody an entrepreneurial spirit, possess a leadership skillset that fosters strong teams and a thriving culture, and value the framework of the proven business model. Franchise owners prioritize educational and operational performance to continue elevating the Goddard brand as the nation’s leading provider of premium early childhood education. Their hard work and dedication to achieving exceptional results in health and safety; education; teacher hiring and training; and parent satisfaction have been recognized by both Goddard Systems and the industry. 

As an example of this recognition, the franchise owner of The Goddard School of Reno (Somersett), NV, Denise Cross, was named a 2023 Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and a member of the 2023 Goddard School Circle of Excellence. Denise yearned to start her own business after spending 25 years in the corporate world. Denise found that The Goddard School was a good fit because she could combine being a franchise owner of a national, well-recognized brand with the ability to serve her community through local employment opportunities and delivering exceptional education to children. 

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