Goddard School franchisees and faculty members are working tirelessly to communicate with families. We recognize that we will emerge stronger from this situation by working together and doing what is right.
At GSI, we are committed to providing our franchisees with mentorship for life, no matter what challenges they face. While COVID-19 has prompted a shift in our business practices, we are ready to support our franchisees in any way we can.
Our Moment of Truth
In moments like these, brands will be long remembered for their actions, but also for their inaction. We believe we have the opportunity, together, to see each other through and work together to create meaningful relationships with our customers.
Now more than ever, Goddard School franchisees will need to make critical decisions while keeping the families, children and faculty in mind. GSI’s chief growth and strategy officer, Chris Malone, has recently provided valuable facts and insights about consumers’ behavior and loyalty in the wake of unplanned events to encourage franchisees to use the current situation as an opportunity to learn about the people they serve.
Providing Support in Every Way We Can
Our team members are leveraging their talents and the knowledge that they have gained as experts in franchising, education and business to support our franchisees and the network of more than 525 Schools. We know that building valuable tools and business resources during this time are key to supporting our franchisees in the short and long terms.
Below are just a few examples of how we have been helping our franchisees during this challenging time.
Our online resource library provides the support information and documents our franchisees need in one convenient spot. This library contains daily updates, best practices, academic resources and FAQs so franchisees can find the information they’re looking for quickly and easily.
Daily COVID-19 Communication
We communicate with franchisees every day about the latest changes to legislation, insurance updates and other resources. We reach out with regular phone calls to check in and provide any assistance they need. Additionally, our call center, which is currently available 24/7, allows our franchisees to receive support whenever they need it.
We regularly provide resources and guidance on insurance information, SBA loans and more to help our franchisees reevaluate their financial strategies as necessary. We are always committed to supporting our franchisees and helping them succeed.
Our teams are building the infrastructure for virtual Goddard School tours and digital meet-and-greets to let prospective families view and interact with Goddard Schools from the safety of their homes. We are excited to announce that these features will become permanent options.
Goddard At Home Programs
Developed by the GSI education team, Goddard at Home is an innovative range of activity guides, lesson plans and parent-centric webinars designed to make distance learning fun. These programs help teachers build lesson plans, create video-based learning opportunities and connect with their classes through live events. Parents can also access these materials on their own directly from their Schools. Learn More >