Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

Want to know more about franchising with Goddard? Take a look at the answers to some of our most-asked questions below.

The Goddard School was founded in 1983 and began franchising in 1988. Since then, we have grown into a leader in the premium early childcare and education market segment, with more than 600 franchise locations across 38 states.

Currently, we are ranked #60 on the Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List, #70 in the Franchise Times, and in the Top 200 in Franchise Business Review.

One of the hallmarks of Goddard’s success is our owner/operator business model that requires you to be on site in your first Goddard School location. With a robust support team to help guide you and your staff, coming to work in your School will be a pleasure!

Not at all! The Goddard brand is centered on fostering a love of learning for our students and  our franchisees who come from a variety of industry backgrounds. Our team of business and education experts will work with you to understand and create a fun learning environment for the families in your community.

While it varies from market to market. In 2023, the average school that had been open for 18 months or longer had an average EBITDA of $498,015.

EBITDA stands for Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

You will be assigned a real estate manager to assist you throughout the real estate process. If you do not already have a relationship with a commercial real estate broker, we’ll help you connect with one who understands our location requirements. The bottom line is we will be there to guide you every step of the way.

Goddard’s team of expert business, education, and franchising professionals are here to help you through every step of your franchising journey. In addition to assistance with site selection and financing decisions, we’ll provide you with intensive initial training via a blend of virtual and in-person sessions at our corporate offices or at another training site, as well as online coursework in marketing, operations, management, and education methods of a Goddard School.

Goddard is happy to provide a discount of $20,000 on the initial license fee for a first franchise to honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Yes, you either need to be a U.S. citizen or have already obtained your green card in order to become a Goddard School franchisee.

Your Journey Starts Here

Interested in joining the Goddard Family as a franchisee? Request more information to get the process started.

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