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What's Available

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

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

Market Availability

Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the corporate headquarters for The Goddard School Franchise, has identified locations that meet our 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 – These are 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 – These areas 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 and 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 with you to select a suitable building site. We use data and analytics to identify suitable locations for Goddard School franchises.


A prospective suburban franchise site for a Goddard School should ideally meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • A prototype building size of about 8,500 to 10,000 square feet and a playground area;

  • A minimum lot size of one acre.

A prospective metropolitan franchise site for a Goddard School should ideally meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • A building size of 8,500 square feet or larger on the first floor of an existing metropolitan building that we can retrofit. We will consider some locations with space on both the first and second floors if the first floor has enough space for the office, the entry and the classrooms for infants and non-ambulatory children. We may require access to an elevator in any space above the first floor;

  • Access to a playground area.

The following site conditions are considered desirable for our childcare business locations:

  • Locations near residential communities, neighborhood business areas, office or corporate campuses and retail pad sites;

  • Locations near an open, planned or under construction elementary school;

  • Locations near single-family home construction and existing homes with high resale values.



Do you have a site that meets our criteria?

We welcome your real estate submissions
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Events

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