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The Goddard School and Goddard Franchisor, LLC. are recognized leaders in the areas of early childhood education and franchising, respectively, and our work and accomplishments have garnered the attention of many media outlets. Feel free to browse the articles and features below.

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The Goddard School’s Denise Cross Honored as a Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association

Denise Cross, owner of The Goddard School of Reno (Somersett), NV, has been named a 2023 Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association (IFA). Cross was nominated by Goddard Systems, the manager of The Goddard School franchise system, and celebrated at the 64th IFA Annual Convention.

April 4, 2024 / SPILLING THE SECRETS TO EARLY LITERACY
Dr. Lauren Loqausto and Steve Metzger, award-winning author of more than 70 children's books, shared their expertise on the secrets to early childhood literacy.

April 4, 2024 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF SAINT CHARLES
Denise McConachie, owner of The Goddard School of Saint Charles, MO, discusses her school’s nurturing environment and how it’s tailored to each child's unique learning style. 

March 25, 2024 / 7 BOOKS ABOUT KINDNESS FOR KIDS
Lee Scott, of The Goddard Educational Advisory Board, shares her expertise on books about kindness for young children. 

March 25, 2024 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL RECEIVES TOPSCORE FUND AWARD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Presented by FRANdata, honor recognizes commitment to supporting franchisees' access to financing.

March 21, 2024 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF ST. PETERS
Denise McConachie of The Goddard School of St. Peters discusses the importance of parental partnership in early childhood education. 

March 19, 2024 / LOCAL SCHOOLS RAISE $4K FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA
The Goddard School of Atlanta (Midtown), The Goddard School of Roswell and The Goddard School of Chamblee (Brookhaven) recently held a fundraiser for the cardiac floor at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA). Throughout the month of February, in honor of Heart Awareness Month, the schools collectively raised $4,000 to donate towards CHOA.

March 14, 2024 / NATIONAL READING MONTH STRATEGIES WITH THE GODDARD SCHOOL
In honor of National Reading Month in March, Marla Brunk and Katie McCracken of The Goddard School of Manchester, MO, discuss why reading is fundamental at a young age. 

March 12, 2024 / GODDARD SYSTEMS WELCOMES DR. ALI TAFRESHI AS CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Accomplished executive to drive technology enhancements, efficiency and innovation for leading early childhood education franchise.

March 8, 2024 / GODDARD SCHOOL EXCEEDS GOAL, COLLECTS 25K BOOKS FOR UNDERSERVED CHILDREN
The Goddard Schools in the greater Chicago area held a book drive for Bernie’s Book Bank to help those in need and exceeded its goal of collecting 25,000 books to distribute to underserved children. Now, they are celebrating that accomplishment and looking forward to getting young readers involved.

March 7, 2024 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF OAKVILLE
Cindy Pyatt, owner of The Goddard School of Oakville, MO, sits down with Paige Hulsey to talk about her approach to creating a supportive atmosphere for children.

March 6, 2024 / POST-PANDEMIC: WILL THE KIDS EVER CATCH UP?
Dr. Kyle Pruett, a member of the Goddard Educational Advisory Board, shares helpful guidance for parents still struggling to find a new normal after the pandemic. 

March 5, 2024 / SEE WHO MADE THIS YEAR'S FRANCHISE 500 HALL OF FAME
Entrepreneur released their 2024 Franchise 500 Hall of Fame. This prestigious list recognizes the elite franchise brands that have been included in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 for 25 or more years consecutively. The Goddard School was ranked #68 in the 2024 Franchise 500, its 26th consecutive year on the list. 

February 29, 2024 / FRISCO BUSINESS BRIEFS: THE GODDARD SCHOOL RIBBON CUTTING SCHEDULED AND MORE UPDATES
The Goddard School of Frisco (West) is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the recent opening of their school.

February 29, 2024 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL’S FRANCHISEE AWARDS RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AND SERVICE
Awards presented at the 2024 Goddard School Franchisee Convention in Orlando, FL

February 22, 2024 / EXPERT EXPLAINS HOW TO DISCUSS DIVERSITY WITH CHILDREN
Dr. Lauren Loquasto shares her expertise on discussing diversity with young children, including the best tools and language on how to approach the topic.

February 20, 2024 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL’S DENISE CROSS HONORED AS A FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR BY THE INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION
Owner of The Goddard School of Reno (Somersett), NV, recognized for excellence in franchising

February 13, 2024 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL IS SET TO OPEN THIS MARCH IN LYNNWOOD
The Goddard School of Lynnwood, WA, is opening soon in their community. 

February 8, 2024 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS SECOND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY LOCATION
The Goddard School of Linthicum, MD, is now open and accepting new enrollments.

February 6, 2024/ DR. ANN MCCLAIN TERRELL JOINS THE GODDARD SCHOOL’S EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Distinguished educator and leader brings 50 years of experience to premier early childhood education franchise

February 4, 2024 / GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS IN FORT SMITH
The Goddard School of Fort Smith, AR, is now open and accepting new enrollments. 

January 26, 2024 / GODDARD SCHOOL OF MALVERN CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Dennis Maple visited The Goddard School of Malvern, PA, to celebrate their 20th anniversary. 

January 25, 2024 / GODDARD SCHOOL FOUNDERS SEND SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS
David and Donna Raye, of The Goddard School of Third Lake, IL, were featured for being co-chairs of The Special Education District of Lake County, helping send special needs kids to the Special Olympics. 

January 24, 2024 / CHICAGOLAND GODDARD SCHOOLS PARTNER WITH BERNIE’S BOOK BANK TO DONATE BOOKS TO UNDERSERVED YOUTH IN CHICAGO
Jane Faynshteyn, of The Goddard School of Deerfield, IL, was interviewed to discuss the 11th annual book drive for Bernie's Book Bank with greater Chicagoland Goddard Schools.

January 23, 2024 / GODDARD SCHOOL IN AURORA TO HELP RAISE 25K BOOKS FOR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
The Goddard School of North Aurora, IL, is collecting new and gently used books for the 11th annual book drive for Bernie's Book Bank. 

January 23, 2024 / GODDARD SCHOOL IN PLAINFIELD TO HELP RAISE BOOKS FOR ANNUAL DRIVE
The Goddard School of Plainfield, IL, is collecting new and gently used books for the 11th annual book drive for Bernie's Book Bank.

January 23, 2024 / GODDARD SCHOOL OF CHICAGO LAUNCHES 11TH ANNUAL BOOK DRIVE WITH AMBITIOUS GOALS
Michael Petrucelli, of The Goddard School of Darien, IL, was interviewed to discuss the 11th annual Chicagoland Goddard Schools partnership with Bernie's Book Bank with a goal of donating 25,000 books.

January 22, 2024 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL SANDY SPRINGS RECEIVES BEST OF ATLANTA AWARD FOR 11TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
The Goddard School of Sandy Springs proudly announces its selection for the prestigious Best of Atlanta Award in the Preschools category, for the 11th consecutive year, entering the Business Hall of Fame.

January 19, 2024 / 2024 FRANCHISE 500 RANKING
The Goddard School was named to the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranking for the 26th consecutive year, recognizing Goddard as one of the country's top franchise systems.

January 18, 2024 / GREAT DAY ST. LOUIS: THE GODDARD SCHOOL
Andria Barbieri of The Goddard School of Arnold, MO, was interviewed to discuss her school and the benefits of social-emotional learning.

January 18, 2024 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL HONORED AS A TOP FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY BY NOTABLE INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS
Early childhood education franchise recognized by Entrepreneur, Franchise Business Review and Franchise Times

January 3, 2024 / TOP 200 FRANCHISES
The Goddard School has once again been included in Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises, a recognition of the best franchise opportunities based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance.

December 26, 2023 / NEED A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?  HOST A BOOK DRIVE FOR CHILDREN READ
The Goddard School of Vinings, GA, donated 1,500 books to a local book drive. 

December 21, 2023 / FORT SMITH WELCOMES GODDARD SCHOOL TO THE COMMUNITY
The Goddard School of Fort Smith, AR, celebrated the opening of their school with a ribbon cutting event with their community.

December 7, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL BREAKS GROUND
The Goddard School of Oak Point, TX, celebrated the start of construction for their new school with a groundbreaking event.

December 6, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL PLANS OPENING NEXT YEAR IN VIERA
The Goddard School of Viera, FL, will be opening in summer 2024.

December 6, 2023 / SHOP 78 EXPERT-RECOMMENDED CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND TOYS FOR 5-YEAR-OLDS
Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto is featured as an expert for recommended Christmas gifts and toys for 5-year-olds.

December 5, 2023 / GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS CONWAY LOCATION
The Goddard School of Conway, AR, celebrated the opening of their school with a ribbon cutting event.

December 4, 2023 / WHY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER
Commentary from Dennis R. Maple, chairman and CEO of Goddard Systems, LLC

December 2, 2023 / PHOTO OF THE DAY
The Goddard School of Brentwood, TN, will be opening in early 2024.

December 2, 2023 / BOOKS TO TEACH CHILDREN DIFFERENT WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
Lee Scott, of the Goddard Educational Advisory Board, writes about books to teach children different ways to celebrate the holidays.

December 1, 2023 / FRAMINGHAM HAS A NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER
The Goddard School of Framingham, MA, celebrated the opening of their new school on the Staples campus with a grand opening event.

November 28, 2023 / THE POWER OF A QUESTION: NURTURING CURIOSITY TO SUPPORT SUCCESS IN SCHOOL AND LIFE
Parents field an average of 11 questions from their young children each day, according to new research.

November 28, 2023 / STUDY FINDS TOUGHEST QUESTIONS KIDS ASK THEIR PARENTS
Parents field an average of 11 questions from their young children each day, according to new research. 

November 27, 2023 / NEXT WEATHER TEACHES THE NEXT GENERATION
Meteorologist Kylee Miller visited The Goddard School of Beverly Hills, MI, to give a lesson on weather.

November 23, 2023 / BUSINESS BRIEFS: WHAT'S EXPECTED TO OPEN IN THE COLONY IN 2024, LOCAL RIBBON CUTTINGS, GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY SCHEDULED
The Goddard School of Oak Point, TX, held a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction for their new school. 

November 22, 2023 / DEDICATION TO EDUCATION
Fishers Resident Laura Irvin Looks Back on 20 Years as a Local Educator

November 21, 2023 / WEST HEMPFIELD APPROVES SKETCH PLAN OF GODDARD SCHOOL
The sketch plan for the first Goddard School in Lancaster, PA, was approved. 

November 14, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF CONWAY IS NOW OPEN
The Goddard School of Conway, AR, celebrated the opening of their school with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

November 7, 2023 / 4 COMMON ATTENTION-SEEKING BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN & HOW TO RESPOND — AN EXPERT WEIGHS IN
Dr. Lauren Loquasto, senior vice president and chief academic officer at The Goddard School, offers insight into how parents can redirect four common attention-seeking behaviors and instead create positive interactions that help children grow.

November 7, 2023 / LOCAL FRANCHISE OWNERS BRING GODDARD SCHOOL TO BRENTWOOD
The Goddard School of Brentwood, TN, hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the opening of their school in early 2024.

November 3, 2023 / HELPING KIDS ADJUST TO DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Dr. Jack Maypole shares his expertise on adjusting children's routines ahead of Daylight Savings Time. 

November 3, 2023 / HOW PARENTS CAN PREP KIDS FOR DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Dr. Jack Maypole shares his expertise in adjusting children's routines ahead of Daylight Savings Time

November 3, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL TO OPEN 19,000-SQUARE-FOOT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER IN VIERA
The Goddard School of Viera, FL, is set to open in summer 2024. 

November 1, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL EXPANDS IN FRISCO
The Goddard School of Frisco (East), TX, is now open and accepting enrollments. 

November 1, 2023 / GODDARD OPEN HOUSE
The Goddard School of Clarkston, MI, will be hosting an open house on Saturday, November 11, with fall crafts and games and tours of the new school. 

October 31, 2023 / CONSTABLE HEAP'S DEPUTIES CONNECT WITH KIDS DURING HELPING HANDS MONTH
Local deputies visited The Goddard School of Houston (Barker Cypress), TX, to teach them about the duties and responsibilities of first responders. 

October 31, 2023 / CHILDREN TRICK-OR-TREAT AT VERONA SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
Students at The Goddard School of Verona, WI, trick-or-treat for Halloween at a local senior living community. 

October 31, 2023 / KIDS TRICK-OR-TREAT AT VERONA ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE FACILITY
Students at The Goddard School of Verona, WI, visited a local senior living community to trick-or-treat for Halloween

October 30, 2023 / PARENTS DON'T WANT TO HELICOPTER PARENT. THEY DO IT ANYWAY.
Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto shared her insight on how parents can take small steps for encouraging independence with children from a young age.  

October 25, 2023 / HOW TO ADJUST TO DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Dr. Jack Maypole offers his knowledge on adjusting young children’s routines and sleep cycles ahead of Daylight Savings Times. 

October 24, 2023 / CHICK-FIL-A, THE GODDARD SCHOOL IN PLANS FOR NOCATEE
The Goddard School of Nocatee is coming to the community in late 2024 to better serve local parents in need of high-quality early childhood education. 

October 24, 2023 / WHEN DID TYPICAL CHILDHOOD BEHAVIOR BECOME ‘UNDESIRABLE'?
Dr. Kyle Pruett shares his expertise on rethinking parental expectations of young children and the trouble they cause.

October 17, 2023 / BLAINE WOMAN, SCHOOL DONATING SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO LIBERIA
Marpah Flomo, a teacher at The Goddard School of Blaine, MN, partnered with her school to donate textbooks, chairs and clothing to about 550 kindergarten through high school students in Liberia. 

October 16, 2023 / 77 BEST GIFTS AND TOYS FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS IN 2023, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS
Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto offers her insight on the best toys and gifts for 3-year-olds that engage their curiosity and help them develop. 

October 12, 2023 / HOW PARENTS CAN TACKLE INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE, SEPARATION ANXIETY AND ATTENTION-SEEKING BEHAVIORS
Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto, senior vice president and chief academic officer at The Goddard School, and Dr. Kyle Pruett, clinical professor of child psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and member of The Goddard School's Educational Advisory Board, offer their expertise on how to address inappropriate language, separation anxiety and attention-seeking behaviors in young children.

October 11, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL IS THE HIGHEST-RANKING CHILDCARE PROVIDER IN THE 2023 FRANCHISE TIMES TOP 400
In the ranking of the largest U.S.-based franchise systems, The Goddard School is #70, up from #94 in 2022

October 11, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF CARY DONATES $9,000 TO ST. JUDE’S
The Goddard School of Cary hosted a family fun walk/run event Sept. 29 in support of childhood cancer awareness. The participating families raised $4,500 during the event, which was matched by the Goddard School, resulting in a total donation of $9,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

October 6, 2023 / 22 HAND-WASHING SONGS FOR KIDS THAT MAKE IT FUN TO GET CLEAN
Dr. Jack Maypole, of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, offers his fun tips for hand-washing, which makes a big impact when it comes to preventing illnesses, especially during cold and flu season.

October 3, 2023 / GODDARD SYSTEMS HONORS NADIA MARYNOVYCH AS THE 2023 GODDARD SCHOOL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Marynovych serves as the director of The Goddard School of Westport, CT

September 21, 2023 / THE KEY INGREDIENTS TO A MUTUALLY SUCCESSFUL FRANCHISOR-FRANCHISEE RELATIONSHIP
It's all about communication, trust, and recognition.

September 6, 2023 / MEET THE ZOR PODCAST
Goddard's VP of Franchise Sales joined 1851 Franchise to discuss the Goddard story, the unparalleled support we offer franchisees and how our system is making the world a better place through early childhood development.

August 25, 2023 / 2023 DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS AWARDS

Each year, the Philadelphia Business Journal recognizes diverse business leaders from across Greater Philadelphia for their demonstrated success in their respective fields and their work to advance equity and inclusion.

August 25, 2023 / DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS AWARDS 2023: DENNIS R. MAPLE, GODDARD SYSTEMS
Goddard's Chairman and CEO Dennis R. Maple has been named a 2023 Philadelphia Business Journal Diversity in Business Award honoree.

August 23, 2023 / GODDARD SCHOOL FRANCHISE OWNERS CHOOSE BWI TECH PARK FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER
The Goddard School's first location in Linthicum, MD, is set to open later this year.

August 22, 2023 / GODDARD SYSTEMS PRESENTS 15TH ANNUAL ANTHONY A. MARTINO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TO KATIE ENGELS FROM PISCATAWAY, NJ
Goddard School graduate awarded $10,000 to help pursue nursing degree.

August 16, 2023 / SCHOOL’S IN SESSION
The Goddard School owner Heidi Marini cuts the ceremonial ribbon Aug. 9 for the new school in town.

July 31, 2023 / JACQUELINE BURLS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES OFFICER
Jacqueline Burls discusses her career in franchising which led to Goddard's executive team.

July 18, 2023 / WANT TO OWN MANY BUSINESSES? THESE ARE THE BEST 150 FRANCHISES FOR MULTI-UNIT OWNERS
Goddard was listed among the best franchise systems for multi-unit owners

July 14, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL’S ALLISON AND DAVID MCMURTRY RECOGNIZED AS 2023 FRANCHISE ROCK STARS BY FRANCHISE BUSINESS REVIEW
Allison and David McMurtry, owners of The Goddard School of Denver (Highlands), CO, have been identified by franchise research firm Franchise Business Review as 2023 Franchise Rock Stars.

June 27, 2023 / DR. VALERIE TRUESDALE JOINS THE GODDARD SCHOOL’S EDUCATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Renowned education leader brings policy expertise to leading early childhood education franchise

June 20, 2023 / LEADING FROM THE C-SUITE: JACQUELINE BURLS OF GODDARD SYSTEMS ON FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO BE A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE C-SUITE EXECUTIVE
Jacqueline Burls discusses her career path and shares her insights on how to be a highly effective executive.

May 26, 2023 / OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS: INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE EXPO 2023
Kevin Brickner, VP of Franchise Sales, talks about Goddard's involvement in the International Franchise Expo 2023

May 24, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL TO OPEN CHILD CARE FACILITY IN NASHVILLE YARDS
The Goddard School will offer early childhood education to the children of Nashville Yards residents and workers, with space for 250 children, in spring 2025.

May 24, 2023 / LEADING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROVIDER THE GODDARD SCHOOL TO OPEN AT NASHVILLE YARDS
Southwest Value Partners, the owner and developer of Nashville Yards, announced today an agreement to open The Goddard School®, a nationally acclaimed early childhood education provider, at Nashville Yards.

May 10, 2023 / GODDARD SCHOOL FRANCHISEE BRINGS CONCEPT TO DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
The Goddard School franchisee Leisa Byars discusses her keys to success 

May 10, 2023 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, LLC, HONORS EXCEPTIONAL EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
Annual Teacher of the Year Awards recognizes 16 teachers for their dedication to students

April 28, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL RECEIVES TOPSCORE FUND AWARD FROM FRANDATA
Award recognizes commitment to supporting franchisees' access to financing.

April 13, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL NAMED A TOP RECESSION-PROOF BUSINESS FOR 2023 BY FRANCHISE BUSINESS REVIEW
Independent research data shows franchisees are highly satisfied with investment in the early childhood education franchise.

April 12, 2023 / NATIONAL CHILDCARE CHAINS EXPAND IN WESTERN HENRICO AND MECHANICSVILLE
The Goddard School has expanded its local presence with a new location at Regency mall.

April 12, 2023 / EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROVIDER CELEBRATES NEW LOCATION IN LYNNWOOD
The Goddard School of Lynnwood, which will serve up to 200 local families seeking high-quality early childhood education, is slated to open in late Spring of 2024.

April 6, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL’S KIM KICK HONORED AS A FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR
The IFA named Goddard School franchisee as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year.

March 28, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL'S DR. LAUREN STARNES RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION THROUGH INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD®
Distinguished early childhood development expert’s book wins in Education category

March 23, 2023 / THE INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD® DECLARES "BIG CONVERSATIONS WITH LITTLE CHILDREN: ADDRESSING QUESTIONS, WORRIES, AND FEARS" A WINNER
The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD® awarded Dr. Lauren Starnes' book "Big Conversations with Little Children: Addressing questions, worries, and fears" as a Winner in its 2023 Winners & Distinguished Favorites in the category of Education.

March 8, 2023 / New South Windsor Preschool Brings More Opportunity To Evergreen Walk
The Goddard School is coming to South Windsor.

March 2, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL'S KIM KICK HONORED AS A FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR BY INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION
The Goddard School's Kim Kick has been named a Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association.

March 2, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL'S KIM KICK HONORED AS A FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR BY INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION
Longtime franchisee from Orange, CT, recognized for excellence in franchising

March 1, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS WOODRUFF ROAD LOCATION IN GREENVILLE
The Goddard School of Greenville recently opened their doors to provide a new early childhood education program to the community.

March 1, 2023 / INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION NAMES FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS
The IFA recognized 97 individuals with its Franchisee of the Year Award, representing IFA member brands across all industries from communities around the country.

February 28, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL NAMED TO ENTREPRENEUR'S FRANCHISE 500 HALL OF FAME
Premier early childhood education provider recognized as a strong franchising opportunity for 25th consecutive year

February 24, 2023 / FIND OUT WHICH BRANDS HAVE RANKED ON THE FRANCHISE 500 FOR LONGEST, EARNING A SPOT IN OUR NEW 'HALL OF FAME'
Looking to buy an A-list franchise? These brands have been the strongest for the longest.

February 16, 2023 / PRE-SCHOOL PLANNED FOR CHAFFEE CROSSING
The Goddard School of Fort Smith, AR, officially broke ground.

February 9, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS NEW LOCATION IN BRIDGELAND
The new Goddard School spans 10,800 square feet and serves up to 200 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old.

February 9, 2023 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, LLC WELCOMES MATT ZAIA AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
In his new role, Zaia is responsible for growing the Goddard footprint across the country by leading franchisees through site selection, real estate development, design, construction and obtaining a certificate of occupancy for new schools.

February 9, 2023 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, LLC WELCOMES MATT ZAIA AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Accomplished development executive joins childcare franchise leader to expand nationally acclaimed early childhood education offering.

February 7, 2023 / THE TOP 15 CHILDREN'S FRANCHISES YOU CAN BUY IN 2023
From educational programs and tutoring services to swimming, martial arts, music and other extracurricular activities, children's franchises span numerous industries, making the potential for opportunity and expansion endless.

January 30, 2023 / THE TOP 50 WOMEN LEADERS OF DALLAS FOR 2023
Women We Admire is pleased to announce The Top 50 Women Leaders of Dallas for 2023. 

January 29, 2023 / PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL'S 2022-2023 INFLUENCERS COLLECTION
Christina Estrada is featured in the PBJ's Influencers Collection with other various award PBJ nominees from last year list and greater Philadelphia’s most notable and highly successful business leaders.

January 26, 2023 / A CT COUPLE IS OPENING A NEW GODDARD SCHOOL IN SOUTH WINDSOR. THE LOCATION AT EVERGREEN WALK IS INTENDED TO HELP PARENTS TOO.
Inspired by the education their own daughter received, Lauren and Quinten Smallwood decided to open their own Goddard School in South Windsor, which will be happening this spring.

January 25, 2023 / NEW PRESCHOOL AND DAYCARE TO BE BUILT IN EAGAN
A new Goddard School is coming to Eagan, according to plans approved by city officials this month. 

January 10, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL RECOGNIZED AS STRONG FRANCHISING OPPORTUNITY BY INDUSTRY-LEADING PUBLICATIONS
The Goddard School has been recognized as one of the country’s top franchises in this year’s Entrepreneur Franchise 500® and Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises.

January 10, 2023 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL RECOGNIZED AS STRONG FRANCHISING OPPORTUNITY BY INDUSTRY-LEADING PUBLICATIONS
Premier early childhood education franchise named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® and Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises lists

January 10, 2023 / 2023 FRANCHISE 500 RANKING
Entrepreneur’s 44th annual Franchise 500® ranking shines a light on the unique challenges and changes that have shaped the franchise industry over the last year—and how franchisors have adapted and evolved to meet them.

January 5, 2023 / TOP 200 FRANCHISES
Franchise Business Review’s annual recognition of the Top 200 Franchises highlights the best franchise opportunities based on high franchisee satisfaction ratings.

December 26, 2022 / DR. LAUREN STARNES OF THE GODDARD SCHOOL ON RAISING CHILDREN WHO ARE MENTALLY & EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY
In this interview series, we are talking to authors, parenting experts and mental health professionals who can share their expertise and advice on raising children who are mentally healthy.

December 20, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL RECEIVES HIGHEST FUND® SCORE AMONG EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROVIDERS
The Goddard School has received an industry-leading FUND® Score of 930.

December 15, 2022 / COATNEY NAMED TO GODDARD ADVISORY COUNCIL
Goddard Systems has announced the appointment of Brooks Coatney to the Goddard Systems Advisory Council.

December 14, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS FIRST FEDERAL WAY LOCATION
The Goddard School recently opened its first location in Federal Way, bringing the play-based learning experience to area families.

December 8, 2022 / BROOKS COATNEY APPOINTED TO THE GODDARD SYSTEMS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Franchisee council provides insights and perspectives to support and strengthen The Goddard School franchise system

December 8, 2022 / MARK ANTHONY HUNTER APPOINTED TO THE GODDARD SYSTEMS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Franchisee council provides insights and perspectives to support and strengthen The Goddard School franchise system

December 8, 2022 / BILL HYATT APPOINTED TO THE GODDARD SYSTEMS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Franchisee council provides insights and perspectives to support and strengthen The Goddard School franchise system

December 8, 2022 / MATT SPERANZA APPOINTED TO THE GODDARD SYSTEMS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Franchisee council provides insights and perspectives to support and strengthen The Goddard School franchise system

December 1, 2022 / CUSTOMER RETENTION: CEOS SHARE STRATEGIES
It may not be as sexy as winning new business, but in this economy, it’s even more critical. Here’s how a dozen company leaders are prioritizing customer retention.

November 16, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL NAMED TO THE FRANCHISE TIMES TOP 500
Nationally acclaimed early childhood education provider recognized as a top franchise for the 19th consecutive year.

November 10, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS TENNESEE LOCATION
The need for high-quality childcare has never been greater, and as we open the 600th Goddard School, we remain committed to building upon Goddard’s rich history while making the world a better place through early childhood development.

November 10, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL CONTINUES TO EXPAND, OPENS 600TH LOCATION
Nationally acclaimed early childhood education provider is meeting increased demand for high-quality childcare.

November 3, 2022 / LARGEST GODDARD SCHOOL ON THE EAST COAST OPENS
The largest Goddard School on the East Coast has opened.

November 1, 2022 / GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS NEW CUMBERLAND COUNTY LOCATION
The Goddard School held its ribbon-cutting ceremony today for its new location in Enola

October 27, 2022 / DEMAND GROWS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
More than 60 percent of parents with kids age 6 and younger think the pandemic stunted their child’s academic and developmental growth, according to a study commissioned by The Goddard School.

October 27, 2022 / 2022 TOP FRANCHISES FOR VETERANS RANKING
The Goddard School ranked in the top franchises offering incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees.

October 24, 2022 / FRANCHISE TIMES TOP 500 RANKS THE LARGEST BRANDS IN FRANCHISING
The Goddard School has been named to Franchise Times Top 500 for the 19th consecutive year.

September 15, 2022 / THIS IS WHAT PARENTS ARE WORRIED ABOUT WITH THEIR KIDS
This is what parents are worried about when educating their kids.

September 14, 2022 / PARENTS BELIEVE THAT RETURNING TO SCHOOL GIVES THEIR CHILDREN AN OPPORTUNITY TO REGAIN NORMALCY
Two-thirds of parents are relieved when the school year starts, but not because they want a break from their children.

September 13, 2022 / PARENTS BELIEVE THAT RETURNING TO SCHOOL GIVES THEIR CHILDREN AN OPPORTUNITY TO REGAIN NORMALCY
According to a recent poll of 2,000 parents of children ages 0-6, 56% believe that returning to school gives their children an opportunity to regain normalcy by engaging in social activities.

September 12, 2022 / WHAT'S NEW AT THE GODDARD SCHOOL
Since its founding in 1983, The Goddard School has become a leader in childcare as one of the largest franchised preschool systems.

August 30, 2022 / GODDARD SYSTEMS PRESENTS 14TH ANNUAL ANTHONY A. MARTINO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TO KIRA YOUNG FROM CUMMING, GA
Goddard Systems has awarded Kira Young the 2022 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship.

August 28, 2022 / 'DEI is not a statistic': Philadelphia-area business leaders on what's holding the region back from achieving greater equity
The 2022 Diversity in Business honorees discuss what they believe to be the biggest barriers to inclusion in Greater Philadelphia.

August 26, 2022 / DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS AWARDS 2022: CHRISTINA ESTRADA, GODDARD SYSTEMS
Christina Estrada was honored for her commitment to advancing DEIB issues to create a more equitable and inclusive future for Greater Philadelphia. 

August 26, 2022 / GODDARD SCHOOL OF LAND O’LAKES OPENS
The Goddard School has opened its first location in Land O’Lakes, with a local family as its owners.

August 19, 2022 / PROJECT OF THE MONTH: ACELLA CONSTRUCTION CORP. COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF 15,000 S/F THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF SUDBURY, MA
Acella Construction Corp. completed construction of The Goddard School of Sudbury

August 16, 2022 / GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS SUDBURY LOCATION
A new early education center focusing on students under age 6 recently opened in Sudbury.

August 9, 2022 / GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS NEW LOCATION IN MINNETONKA
The Goddard School has opened its first location in Minnetonka.

August 9, 2022 / GODDARD SYSTEMS CHAIRMAN AND CEO DENNIS R. MAPLE NAMED TO SAVOY MAGAZINE’S 2022 MOST INFLUENTIAL BLACK EXECUTIVES IN CORPORATE AMERICA LIST
Dennis R. Maple has been named to Savoy magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America list.

August 5, 2022 / WHY I’M PRIORITIZING RELATIONSHIPS, TRUST AND CONNECTIVITY IN 2022
Dennis R. Maple discusses the importance of relationships, trust and connectivity with internal and external stakeholders.

August 1, 2022 / LITTLE FUTURES
The Goddard School is putting down roots in Minnetonka and bringing high standards of excellence for early childhood education

July 28, 2022 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, LLC WELCOMES KEVIN BRICKNER AS VICE PRESIDENT, FRANCHISE SALES
In this newly established role, Brickner is responsible for driving the expansion of The Goddard School by identifying prospective franchisees and engaging with existing franchisees interested in opening additional schools.

July 28, 2022 / PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Kevin Brickner joins Goddard Systems, LLC as vice president, franchise sales. 

July 28, 2022 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, LLC WELCOMES KEVIN BRICKNER AS VICE PRESIDENT, FRANCHISE SALES
Experienced sales executive joins childcare franchise leader to accelerate growth and development

July 22, 2022 / 15 PHILADELPHIA-AREA BLACK EXECUTIVES LISTED AMONG THE MOST INFLUENTIAL IN CORPORATE AMERICA BY SAVOY
Corporate leaders from the Philadelphia region are well represented on Savoy Magazine's list of the “Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America” for 2022.

July 18, 2022 / 2022 MOST INFLUENTIAL BLACK EXECUTIVES IN CORPORATE AMERICA
Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America listing showcases an elite representation of African-American men and women who have been recognized for their executive and business leadership in national and global-leading corporations.

July 12, 2022 / DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS AWARDS: ANNOUNCING THE FIRST GROUP OF 2022 HONOREES
The Business Journal is proud to honor 20 individuals as this year’s Diversity in Business honorees.

June 8, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF RIVERVIEW IS NOW OPEN
The Goddard School has opened its first location in Riverview. 

June 8, 2022 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. CELEBRATES EXTRAORDINARY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Now in their 16th year, The Goddard School Teacher of the Year Awards recognize Goddard School educators who use their passion for teaching to foster a sense of joy in the learning process.

June 8, 2022 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. CELEBRATES EXTRAORDINARY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Annual Teacher of the Year Awards Presented to 12 Teachers for Dedication to Students

June 3, 2022 / EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCHOOL OPENS ITS DOORS IN NEW BRAUNFELS
Parent opens Goddard School to support individualized education.

May 30, 2022 / SEEING THE IMPACT THAT GODDARD HAD ON THEIR TWO YOUNG KIDS DROVE THIS FAMILY TO OPEN THEIR OWN SCHOOL IN MCKINNEY
Early childhood development is personal for Tommy Chamakala and his wife, Ann.

May 26, 2022 / GODDARD SCHOOL HOLDS GROUNDBREAKING FOR JONESBORO LOCATION
The Goddard School, a nationally-acclaimed early childhood education franchise, recently broke ground on a new Jonesboro location.

May 26, 2022 / GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS IN ASHEVILLE
The Goddard School has opened its first location in Asheville to serve local families seeking care for their children.

May 23, 2022 / WOMEN OF THE C-SUITE: DR LAUREN STARNES OF GODDARD SYSTEMS ON THE FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED AS A SENIOR EXECUTIVE
As a part of their interview series called “Women Of The C-Suite,” Authority Magazine interviewed Dr. Lauren Starnes.

May 19, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS NEW BRAUNFELS CAMPUS
In early May, The Goddard School opened a New Braunfels location in the Veramendi community.

May 16, 2022 / PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
Dr. Lauren Starnes has joined Goddard Systems, Inc. as senior vice president and chief academic officer.

May 11, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF HONEY CREEK OPENS IN MCKINNEY
The Goddard School opened its third McKinney location. The Goddard School of Honey Creek is located near the Trinity Falls community.

April 28, 2022 / GODDARD SCHOOL BREAKS GROUND ON 10,800-SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY IN BRIDGELAND
After announcing the partnership earlier this year, The Goddard School has broken ground on a 10,800-square-foot facility in the Bridgeland master-planned community.

April 26, 2022 / REGENCY MALL MAKES THE GRADE FOR FRANCHISEES OF EARLY EDUCATION CENTER
The Goddard School plans to open a new location at Regency in late 2022.

April 22, 2022 / ACELLA CONSTRUCTION BREAKS GROUND ON GODDARD SCHOOL
Acella Construction Corp. broke ground on the Goddard School for Early Childhood Development.

April 18, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL COMING TO LOCUST POINT
The Goddard School is coming to 1111 Key Hwy. East in Locust Point.

April 11, 2022 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. WELCOMES DR. LAUREN STARNES AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER
Dr. Lauren Starnes joins GSI with more than 20 years of experience in education, including curriculum development, evaluation and implementation, as well as teaching and consulting in the fields of preschool, special needs and elementary education.

April 11, 2022 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. WELCOMES DR. LAUREN STARNES AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER
GSI has appointed Dr. Lauren Starnes as senior vice president and chief academic officer. In this newly established role, Starnes will be responsible for leading the development of The Goddard School’s proprietary education program, driving research-based innovation and implementing new accreditation standards across the franchise system.

April 1, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS IN ROCKWALL
The Goddard School officially opened its first location in Rockwall to better serve Rockwall County and Dallas/Fort Worth area families seeking care for their young children.

March 30, 2022 / PRIVATE PRESCHOOL OPENING SECOND LOCATION IN THE ANSONIA
This September, The Goddard School is opening a location at the Ansonia on West 73rd Street and Broadway.

March 9, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS FOURTH CHICAGO LOCATION
The new Goddard School in the West Loop can accommodate 153 children.

March 8, 2022 / 2022 FASTEST-GROWING FRANCHISES (WORLDWIDE) RANKING
Meet the companies that are leveraging their ability to scale fast across the globe in Entrepreneur’s annual fastest-growing-franchises ranking. 

March 8, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL'S LOCATION IN NEW MARKET, MARYLAND IS NOW OPEN
The Goddard School officially opened its New Market, MD location to better serve Frederick County families seeking care for their young children.

March 1, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL: SUN PRAIRIE SCHOOL IS NOW OPEN
The Goddard School®, the nation’s leading premier early childhood education franchise, has opened a location in Sun Prairie.

February 10, 2022 / NEW GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY
The new Goddard School is 7,600-square-feet and has eight classrooms for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, office space and two shaded playgrounds.

February 9, 2022 / GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS ANNAPOLIS DAY CARE, EARLY EDUCATION CENTER
The Goddard School opened a new day care and early education center in Parole on Jan. 24.

February 9, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL NAMED TO ENTREPRENEUR’S ‘FRANCHISE 500®’ AND ‘TOP 10 CHILDREN’S FRANCHISES’ FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES
The premier early childhood education provider has been recognized as a strong franchise opportunity for small business owners.

February 4, 2022 / ENOLA SCHOOL TO EXPAND
Stacey Warner and Jordan Zielinski recently announced that the Goddard School of Enola will be moving from their current address at 4955 Woodland Drive, Enola, to a larger facility nearby at 4800 Woodland Drive.

February 2, 2022 / INTERESTED IN A CHILDREN'S FRANCHISE? HERE ARE THE TOP 10.
If you want to research the best-rated children's franchises that made the cut in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 this year, here’s who earned a spot in the top 10.

January 27, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS IN SUN PRAIRIE
A second location in the Madison area has opened for The Goddard School.

January 24, 2022 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OPENS FOURTH KATY LOCATION
The Goddard School's new location in Katy, which utilizes play-based learning, is enrolling children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old.

January 21, 2022 / KEEP DROP-OFF DREAD AT BAY WITH THESE 70+ QUESTIONS TO ASK DAYCARE PROVIDERS
Education and parenting experts weigh in on what to consider when choosing a daycare provider.

January 10, 2022 / OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND ON NEW 18,000-SQUARE-FOOT GODDARD SCHOOL IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY
The Goddard School of Enola is building a much larger facility than its current location but the move won’t be too far way.

January 6, 2022 / THE 15 BEST CHILDCARE FRANCHISES OF 2022
The Goddard School is ranked as the top childcare franchise for 2022.

January 6, 2022 / 2022 FRANCHISE 500 RANKING
Entrepreneur’s 43rd annual Franchise 500® ranking shines a light on the unique challenges and changes that have shaped the franchise industry over the last year—and how franchisors have adapted and evolved to meet them.

January 6, 2022 / 15+ FUN WINTER ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES (AT HOME EDITION)
Winter is here! Check out some at-home activities for you to enjoy as a family as you try to stay warm throughout the season!

December 31, 2021 / 22 FRANCHISES WE LOVE FOR THE NEW YEAR
Happy New Year! To celebrate, 1851 rounded up 22 of the most exciting franchise concepts that are positioned to thrive in ‘22.

December 27, 2021 / TOP PRIVATE PRESCHOOL FRANCHISES CHILDCARE PROFESSIONALS SHOULD CONSIDER
A good preschool franchise will help you fulfill your mandate and help you succeed. Here are 5 top private preschool franchises every child care professional should consider joining.

December 15, 2021 / HOW TO SURVIVE HOLIDAY TODDLER MELTDOWNS
Tis the season to be overstimulated. If you notice your little one is acting out, they may need to take a break from the hectic holiday pace. Here’s how you can help them.

December 9, 2021 / 5 TIPS TO PREVENT HOLIDAY MELTDOWNS IN YOUNG CHILDREN
Between spending enough quality time with loved ones and keeping up with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s common for many to experience some stress and anxiety this time of year – including the youngest members of our families.

December 6, 2021 / 5 TIPS TO PREVENT YOUNG KIDS FROM MELTING DOWN DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Regardless of how you celebrate the holidays, this can be a magical time for young children. But from a parent’s perspective, the disruption in their child’s regular routine may feel like a seasonal conspiracy that precipitates into an emotional meltdown.

December 3, 2021 / ONE KIND WORD: BUILDING RESILIENCE DURING ANTI-BULLYING WEEK AND BEYOND WITH THE GODDARD SCHOOL
Explore One Kind Word during Anti-Bullying Week and beyond in this conversation with The Goddard School and discover ways to empower your young learners to be a little more compassionate every day.

December 2, 2021 / 5 WAYS TO PREVENT HOLIDAY MELTDOWNS
To help parents this holiday season, The Goddard School put together five tips to help prevent holiday meltdowns in young children and to help the whole family enjoy these special moments together.

November 16, 2021 / DENNIS R. MAPLE ON THE 5 THINGS PARENTS CAN DO TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN THRIVE AND EXCEL IN SCHOOL
School is really not easy these days. What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school, particularly during these challenging and anxiety-provoking times?

November 9, 2021 / TWINDEMIC TIPS: HOW TO HANDLE THE WINTER FLU & COVID
Flu season is here, but this season of sniffles might be a little different, with the possibility of what experts are calling a “twindemic,” the combination of a severe flu season alongside COVID-19.

October 15, 2021 / MOST PROFITABLE FRANCHISES
The Goddard School is listed as one of Franchise Business Review's Most Profitable Franchises

October 5, 2021 / 2021 TOP FRANCHISES FOR VETERANS RANKING
Entrepreneur ranks the top 150 franchises offering incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees

October 4, 2021 / THE 15 MOST PROFITABLE FRANCHISES IN THE US
The 15 franchises you’ll find on this list are the ones with the highest profits in 2019 based on net profit data included in their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

October 1, 2021 / FRANCHISE TIMES TOP 400
See the annual ranking of the largest U.S.-based franchise systems by systemwide sales

September 17, 2021 / TIME-TESTED TIPS FOR READING WITH YOUR KIDS
Reading with your children strengthens your bond with them, builds vocabulary and language skills, supports brain development, teaches life skills through conversations about the characters in the stories and so much more

September 10, 2021 / 5 CHILD CARE FRANCHISES WE LOVE
With many saying “hasta la vista, baby” to WFH life, here are five of our favorite child care franchises poised for success during the pandemic and beyond

September 9, 2021 / HOW IFA HAS HELPED SUSTAIN MY BUSINESS
Over the last year and a half, we – small business owners and larger organizations alike – have had to and continue to navigate the pandemic together

August 25, 2021 / FDD TALK 2021: THE GODDARD SCHOOL FRANCHISE REVIEW (FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS, COSTS, FEES, AND MORE)
Learn about The Goddard School's financial performance analysis, costs, fees, and more

August 24, 2021 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. PRESENTS 13TH ANNUAL ANTHONY A. MARTINO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TO TEEBA FURAT MARLOWE FROM CONCORD, OH
Iraqi War survivor awarded $10,000 to help pursue college studies in medicine

August 20, 2021 / (10 OF) 21 FRANCHISING PREDICTIONS FOR 2021
Franchising faced challenges we never could have imagined this time last year, and while some businesses shut down completely or operated at reduced capacity, others were able to survive or even thrive

August 13, 2021 / THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY SUPPORT FOR BEGINNING READERS
How good school-home partnerships strengthen literacy

August 4, 2021 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. AND CELEBRITY FOCUS, INC. WIN TWO 2021 SKYLINE AWARDS FROM
PRSA Chicago Chapter honors ‘2020 Teacher Appreciation Week’ and ‘Parenting Under Five’ videos

July 26, 2021 / CHILDREN’S FRANCHISE INDUSTRY REPORT (2021)
A new appreciation for children's franchises

July 20, 2021 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL® BUILDS TARGETED CURRICULUM AROUND GREAT WORKS OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FOCUSING ON SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This fall, The Goddard School introduces a targeted curriculum built around great works of children’s literature focusing on social-emotional development

July 19, 2021 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL BUILDS TARGETED CURRICULUM AROUND GREAT WORKS OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FOCUSING ON SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
“Life Lesson Library” teaches five educational themes including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making

July 1, 2021 / BEING AND PLAYING OUTDOORS MATTERS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
How to help a child re-engage with nature

June 25, 2021 /THE GODDARD SCHOOL - 2021 SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM
A structured summer learning environment offers several benefits for young children

June 23, 2021 / 7 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN TO LEARN WHILE HAVING FUN
Summer learning has a positive impact on young children’s social-emotional development

June 4, 2021 / CHILDREN'S BUSINESSES FRANCHISES
The Goddard School ranks #76 in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500

June 1, 2021 / CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FUTURE-PROOF FRANCHISING
Children’s products and services franchises show a lot of growth potential for budding business owners

June 1, 2021 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. AND CELEBRITY FOCUS, INC. WIN COVETED 2021 PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA BRONZE ANVIL AWARD OF COMMENDATION
‘2020 Teacher Appreciation Week’ video earns national recognition from leading professional organization

May 28, 2021 / HOW PARENTS CAN SHOW GRATITUDE FOR THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATOR EVERY DAY
Showing our appreciation of teachers

May 27,  2021 / FRANCHISE TIMES EXECUTIVE LADDER
Goddard Systems, franchisor of The Goddard School, appointed Dennis Maple as chairman of the board

May 24, 2021 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. EXPANDS TEACHER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM, CELEBRATING 12 OUTSTANDING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
GSI expanded its Teacher of the Year program to celebrate additional teachers for their outstanding efforts and commitment to students during the pandemic

May 24, 2021 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. EXPANDS TEACHER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM, CELEBRATING 12 OUTSTANDING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Hallie Brady from McKinney, TX is awarded grand prize winner

May 18, 2021 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. CEO DENNIS R. MAPLE APPOINTED CHAIRMAN
GSI announced Chief Executive Officer Dennis R. Maple has been appointed to the additional position of Chairman of the Board

May 6, 2021 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. ANNOUNCES FRANCHISEE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Inaugural council serves as forum to share insights and perspectives

April 30, 2021 / REPAIRING COVID-19'S EFFECT ON THE HOME-TO-SCHOOL CONNECTION
How to rebuild parent-teacher communication as we come out of the pandemic

April 19, 2021 / PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: DENNIS R. MAPLE
Dennis Maple elected chairman of GSI

April 16, 2021 / KEEP YOUR KIDS ENGAGED OVER THE SUMMER WITH GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC.
The Goddard School offers summer learning for your youngsters

April 6, 2021 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC. CEO DENNIS R. MAPLE APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Premium childcare provider supports parents with new summer curriculum, familiar routines for kids, and fresh ‘Parenting Under Five’ video tips

March 30, 2021 / RETURN OF THE RICHLY CONNECTED CHILDHOOD
How parents can help their children re-enter the social world post-pandemic

March 17, 2021 / BEST DAYCARE FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2021
If you’re thinking about joining a franchise, then consider entering the daycare industry

March 15, 2021 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL® PREPARES FOR A RETURN TO IN-PERSON SUMMER LEARNING AND FUN
As families across the nation seek to recover from the pandemic, The Goddard School announced its 2021 Summer Learning program

March 15, 2021 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL® PREPARES FOR A RETURN TO IN-PERSON SUMMER LEARNING AND FUN
Premium childcare provider supports parents with new summer curriculum, familiar routines for kids, and fresh ‘Parenting Under Five’ video tips

February 2, 2021 / DELIGHTFUL WAYS TO SOOTHE YOUNG CHILDREN DURING LOCKDOWN
Families are distracted, short on patience, and hoping for an end to this extended lockdown, but there are specific steps to improve daily life

January 29, 2021 / FOR REAL PROGRESS, FUND THE HUMANITIES
National initiatives have incorporated STEM education into their programs for children as young as 6 weeks old

January 14, 2021 / MOST PROFITABLE FRANCHISES
This year's Most Profitable Franchises went through some very stringent criteria

January 14, 2021 / THE 200 BEST FRANCHISES TO BUY IN 2021 - RANKED, REVIEWED, RECOMMENDED
Franchise Business Review’s annual Top 200 Franchises ranking highlights the best franchise opportunities based on owner satisfaction

January 14, 2021 / THE BEST MULTI-UNIT FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES
This year’s Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises includes a wide variety of business types including real estate, food, fitness, business services, personal services, education, and more

January 14, 2021 / TOP RATED EDUCATION FRANCHISES
Top franchises in the Education Category as rated by current franchisee satisfaction

January 12, 2021 / DENNIS R. MAPLE ELECTED TO THE INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dennis Maple elected to IFA Board of Directors

January 12, 2021 / DENNIS R. MAPLE ELECTED TO THE INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Goddard Systems, Inc. President and CEO joins board of world’s largest franchising organization

January 11, 2021 / IFA ELECTS 5 NEW MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
New board members are drawn from a world class set of franchisors and franchisees

January 4, 2021 / 21 FRANCHISING PREDICTIONS FOR 2021
Franchising thought leaders share what they expect in the coming year

November 20, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL® LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO SERIES, PROVIDING VALUABLE RESOURCE TO PARENTS
‘Parenting Under Five’ taps into knowledge of health and wellbeing medical experts to help parents make informed decisions about childcare

October 23, 2020 / THE PANDEMIC'S IMPACT ON CHILDREN'S AND THEIR PARENTS' SLEEP
Dr. Kyle Pruett, Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale Medical School and member of The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, explains the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sleep habits of both young children and their parents. Here, he provides tips for parents and children to stay well-rested during these times.

October 17, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL TO OPEN ALEXANDRIA LOCATION IN EARLY 2021
There’s a new Goddard School coming to the Alexandria, VA area. Taruna and Rahul Jain saw a need for high-quality early childcare in the northern Virginia area after living there for 20 years. The new owners, who are excited to open their School’s doors in early 2021, have been working hard to provide a healthy, safe and caring environment with flexible schedules designed with families in mind.

October 14, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL IS NOW OPEN IN CHATTANOOGA
The Goddard School has officially opened in Chattanooga, TN and is now enrolling. The new School offers parents in the community peace of mind knowing there’s an option for their children to safely return to the classroom in a nurturing environment.

October 8, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL FEATURED ON MIDDAY MARYLAND
GSI’s president and CEO Dennis Maple, and The Goddard School’s medical advisor, Dr. Jack Maypole of Boston Medical Center, spoke with WMAR’s (ABC-2 Baltimore) Elsa M. about how Goddard is helping parents prepare their children for a safe and healthy return to childcare.

October 8, 2020 / LESSONS FROM THE CLASSROOM! DOCTORS SHARE ADVICE FOR PARENTS ABOUT CHILDCARE AND SCHOOL
Whether it's virtually or in person, there's no doubt that kids and parents are facing very different routines

October 5, 2020 / THE BEST WATER TABLES FOR KIDS, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS
Lee Scott, chairperson of The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, recently weighed in on ways that water tables support different types of play. In this article, Lee discusses how water is ideal for sensory play, as children enjoy the different textures of water and sand.

October 5, 2020 / KEEPING SCHOOLS GOING AND CHILDREN LEARNING DESPITE THE PANDEMIC
Dennis Maple, GSI’s president and CEO, and Dr. Jack Maypole, medical advisor for The Goddard School, sat down with WUSA-9 (Washington D.C.) to talk about how Goddard is continuously working to keep children in our Schools as safe as can be.

October 2, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL TO OPEN KENT LOCATION IN 2021
There is a new Goddard School location coming to Kent, OR in 2021! The new 10,200-square-foot School spans two stories and has space for 138 students to have fun learning in a healthy, safe and caring environment. The health and wellbeing of children is always The Goddard School’s top priority, which is why this location will feature a ZONO disinfecting machine to help keep learning materials germ-free.

September 30, 2020 / DOCTOR, EDUCATION CEO SHARE ‘BEST LESSONS LEARNED’ FROM PANDEMIC FOR PARENTS, CHILDREN
GSI’s President and CEO Dennis Maple, along with The Goddard School’s medical advisor, Dr. Jack Maypole of Boston Medical Center, sat down with CBS 58 (Milwaukee) to share the ways Goddard is working to create a culture of safety in Schools in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and keep children healthy.

September 30, 2020 / THE “BEST LESSONS” WE ARE LEARNING TO KEEP OUR SCHOOLS MOVING FORWARD AND ENABLE CHILDREN TO CONTINUE LEARNING
Dennis Maple, GSI’s president and CEO, and Dr. Jack Maypole, medical advisor for The Goddard School, recently spoke with ABC 10 about the safety protocols parents should be looking for in childcare centers, how Goddard is doing our part to help keep children safe, and more.

September 29, 2020 / SHOULD WE WORRY ABOUT CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID?
Helping our youngest stay emotionally safe now that COVID-19 is here to stay

September 15, 2020 / PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR FUTURE GODDARD SCHOOL
The Bentonville, AR Planning Commission recently approved a development plan for a future Goddard School. The 9,500-square-foot School will be located at 3703 S.W. H Street.

September 14, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF BLAINE, ME OPENS DOORS
The Goddard School of Blaine, MN officially opened its doors on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Owner Mike Sokol and members of the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new School, which will serve 150 students, features five outdoor playgrounds and an indoor multipurpose room for children to have fun in while learning.

September 11, 2020 / SOME CHILD CARE CENTERS IN IDAHO START TO REBOUND IN PANDEMIC
As childcare centers across Idaho start the process of reopening, Rick Antl, franchisee of The Goddard School located in Meridian, ID, talks about the challenges brought on during the pandemic and the uptick his School has seen in enrollment as area businesses begin to reopen.

September 9, 2020 / HELP YOUR CHILD HAVE A SUCCESSFUL REMOTE SCHOOL YEAR WITH THESE 5 THINGS
Lee Scott, childhood education expert and chairperson of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, weighed in on this hot topic, commenting on the VIVO Height Adjustable Workstation and how it gives children options based on how they like to work.

September 4, 2020 / PRESCHOOLS ARE GETTING CREATIVE TO ENGAGE THE YOUNGEST OF ORANGE COUNTY’S LEARNERS
Parina Mehta, owner of The Goddard School located in Lake Forest, CA, outlines her School’s health and safety procedures designed for the wellbeing of students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Mehta highlights changes her School has made, such as consistently sanitizing toys, finding new takes on traditionally collaborative projects and moving classes outdoors when possible.

August 27, 2020 / 7 WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR KID'S TEACHERS IN THIS UNPRECEDENTED SCHOOL YEAR
Lee Scott, childhood education expert and chairperson of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, talks about how a thank-you note or card from a student can do wonders to boost teachers’ morale.

August 26, 2020 / HOW THE PANDEMIC IS STRENGTHENING FATHER-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS
A silver lining gleams from the pandemic storm cloud

August 20, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL® PRESENTS THE 12TH ANNUAL ANTHONY A. MARTINO  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TO OUTSTANDING GODDARD GRADUATE FROM PORTLAND, OR
Breanna Guo was awarded $10,000 to help her pursue college studies in liberal arts

August 12, 2020 / CHICAGO’S SOUTH LOOP NEIGHBORHOOD WELCOMES THE GODDARD SCHOOL
The Goddard School of Chicago (South Loop), IL recently opened its doors. The three-story building includes a rooftop playground and a covered multi-purpose room. The location officially opened July 20.

August 10, 2020 / WAIVERS, LIMITED CLASS SIZES, AND “INDOOR SHOES” ARE JUST SOME OF THE WAYS PRIVATE PRESCHOOLS ARE PLANNING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL
Dr. Craig Bach, Vice President of Education for Goddard Systems, Inc., explains how The Goddard School implemented strict health and safety protocols. These include pick-up/drop-off procedures, social distancing rules and flexible scheduling.

August 6, 2020 / EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR REMOTE LEARNING (FOR EVERY TYPE OF KID)
Lee Scott, childhood education expert and chairperson of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, outlines the products that help children get the most out of the remote learning experience.

July 31, 2020 / HOW TO GO "BACK TO SCHOOL" DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Jennifer Jipson, Ph.D., a member of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, explains how playful learning at home can contribute greatly to children’s educations. Things you have around the house, such as board games, can do wonders in teaching children about things like math while also helping to develop their social-emotional intelligence.

July 29, 2020 / SEPARATION WORRIES COULD BE SIGNIFICANT AS SCHOOLS REOPEN
How parents can help children manage their feelings

July 27, 2020 / THE BEST TOYS FOR THREE-YEAR-OLDS — THAT EVEN YOUR ANGSTY THREENAGER WILL LOVE
Dr. Jack Maypole, member of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, provides insights on which toys best meet the developmental needs of three-year-olds. A well-respected and successful pediatrician, Dr. Maypole’s many years of treating children of all ages make him the go-to expert on this subject.

July 16, 2020 / FEW BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES GET PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) LOANS
The Goddard School located in Middleton, MA, which is owned by African Americans Johann and Mark Hunter, secured a PPP loan during the pandemic. The School is one of the few minority-owned businesses in the Middleton area to do so.

July 13, 2020 / THOUSANDS OF NYC DAYCARES REOPEN WITH ADDED PRECAUTIONS
Rami Singh, franchisee of The Goddard School located in Manhattan (Murray Hill), NY, explains the new health and safety procedures at the School. These include social distancing practices and the onboarding of additional staff to help enforce the new protocols.

July 13, 2020 / WHAT EXPERTS THINK ABOUT REOPENING SCHOOLS
Lee Scott, childhood education expert and chairperson of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, provides insight on how parents can prepare for the fall semester of school. She specifically touches on talking to children about wearing face masks.

July 7, 2020 / DO BABIES UNDERSTAND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS? EXPERTS EXPLAIN
Jennifer Jipson, Ph.D., member of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, expounds on facial expressions at various stages of infancy. She also identifies emotions infants feel at these stages and how parents can identify these emotions.

July 2, 2020 / EXPERT TIPS FOR TEACHING YOUR KIDS TO SPEAK UP AGAINST RACISM
Jennifer Jipson, Ph.D., and Lee Scott, members of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, recommend a few different books that teach children the beauty of diversity. They say that Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim and Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox are great for younger children.

June 25, 2020 / HOW THE PANDEMIC AFFECTS YOUNG CHILDREN’S EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Adults know and feel that this crisis is uniquely stressful; it’s global, it lasts month after month and no one knows when it will end, which is all mostly incomprehensible for children

June 25, 2020 / THE BEST TODDLER TOYS TO GET KIDS THROUGH THE TERRIBLE TWOS
Dr. Jack Maypole, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and a member of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, highlights which toys are best for two-year-olds. He also explains the importance of playful learning and how encouraging children’s interests is the key to true learning.

June 24, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL BRINGS PLAY-BASED LEARNING TO NOBLESVILLE, IN
The Goddard School located in Noblesville (Union Chapel Road) announces its grand opening. After seeing her daughter thrive at another Goddard location, franchisee Katy Bird decided to bring Goddard’s play-based learning program to the Noblesville community.

June 16, 2020 / HERE'S WHEN YOUR TODDLER WILL REALLY GET INTO PRETEND PLAY, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS
Lee Scott and Dr. Jack Maypole, members of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, weigh in on the importance of pretend play. Pretend play, or dramatic play, can help children build learning skills as well as social and emotional skills.

June 4, 2020 / THE BEST PLAYHOUSES FOR KIDS, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS
Helen Hadani, Ph.D., an expert in early childhood and creativity development and a member of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, explains how playhouses can foster pretend play. Dr. Hadani helps design and evaluate products that promote children’s curiosity and love of learning, making her the go-to expert on this subject.

June 4, 2020 / HOW PARENTS CAN HELP AN ANXIOUS KID
Dr. Kyle Pruett, Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and a member of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, explains how introducing a child’s fears to him or her in a controlled environment can help him or her develop coping mechanisms when the child is actually in that situation (slides 15 and 16).

May 27, 2020 / GODDARD SYSTEMS VP EXPLAINS IMPORTANCE OF REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
In an article about Lexus gaining a partner in online reputation management, Paul Koulogeorge, the vice president of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations for Goddard Systems, Inc., provides insight on the importance of maintaining a positive reputation online.

May 11, 2020 / IN BUSINESS WITH MOM: Q&A WITH GODDARD SCHOOL FRANCHISEES
In honor of Mother’s Day, the International Franchise Association’s blog highlighted Goddard School franchisees who are business partners with their moms. Tim and Susan Hoy from The Goddard School of Hillsborough, NJ and Erin Goulet and Lissa Knox from The Goddard School of Snohomish, WA discuss what it is like working together as a family.

May 5, 2020 / TAKE AN ACTIVE APPROACH TO REPUTATION MANAGEMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Paul Koulogeorge, the Vice President of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations for Goddard Systems, Inc., discusses the main challenges of online reputation management and provides solutions, touching on topics such as private Facebook groups, niche review sites and more authentic reviews.

April 27, 2020 / GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC.’S CEO FEATURED IN SAVOY MAGAZINE
Savoy Magazine honored Dennis Maple by including him in its 2020 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America list.

April 8, 2020 / SOCIAL GEEK RADIO CONGRATULATES GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC.’S CEO ON HIS RECENT HONOR
The Franchise News Podcast congratulated Dennis Maple on being named one of Savoy Magazine’s 2020 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America (3:30).

March 18, 2020 / 3 POWER BRANDS ON HOW TO WIN AT FRANCHISE GROWTH
In a recent interview with 1851 Franchise, Dennis Maple, president and CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), discussed the company’s growth plans for 2020. 1851 Franchise has identified GSI as a franchise company with a unique growth strategy.

February 26, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL LOOKS TO BECOME THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL IN STRATFIELD
The Goddard School located in Fairfield, CT, recently opened. Franchisee Kim Sherman said that the School already has 40 students, which includes a few who haven’t been born yet. According to Sherman, many enrolled families are from the immediate area, which makes the School feel like a neighborhood fixture.

February 20, 2020 / THE LAST WORD ON HOMESCHOOLED CHILDREN AND THEIR SOCIAL SKILLS
Why and how our worry about these children needs to end

January 27, 2020 / GODDARD VP SETS SIGHTS ON THESE TOP MARKETING TRENDS IN 2020
In a recent Forbes article, Paul Koulogeorge, vice president of marketing, advertising and PR for Goddard Systems, Inc., discussed the top five marketing trends businesses should consider incorporating into their strategies for 2020 and beyond.

January 25, 2020 / FIFTEENTH GODDARD SCHOOL IN MASSACHUSETTS COMING SOON
The first Goddard School located in Worcester, MA, will open soon as noted in this article. The 11,000-square-foot building will replace a bus and trolley maintenance facility that had been in operation since 1936. Sally Lo, the School’s on-site owner, said she is "extremely excited to bring The Goddard School to this community."

January 23, 2020 / GODDARD’S STEAM FOCUS PROVIDES A FUN LEARNING EXPERIENCE
In her article for The Hechinger Report, Jackie Mader explores STEM learning in early childhood education. Mader highlights The Goddard School’s STEAM curriculum and the F.L.EX.® Learning Program, which guide children to learn through play.

January 21, 2020 / PLANS SUBMITTED FOR NEW GODDARD SCHOOL IN SHELTON, CT
A new Goddard School location is proposed for Fountain Square in Shelton, CT. The plans were submitted to the planning and zoning commission in January.

THE GODDARD SCHOOL HITS HIGH FUND SCORE
The Goddard School has a Frandata FUND score of 930, one of the highest in the industry. FUND, the franchise credit score, is known as a strong predictor of a franchise brand’s future performance and is a key indicator for prospective franchisees who are looking to invest in an established and growing brand. 

January 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL STARTS 2020 STRONG WITH MAJOR INDUSTRY RECOGNITIONS
Franchisees agree that The Goddard School is a great choice. Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, has ranked The Goddard School number one in franchisee satisfaction for the third consecutive year and has also named GSI “best in category.” The ranking is based on Franchise Business Review’s annual franchisee satisfaction survey conducted in August 2019.

January 15, 2020 / CATCHING PARENTS' EYES IS THE BEST WAY TO EARN STUDENTS AT EDEN PRAIRIE PRESCHOOLS
Hetal Agrawal, a franchisee who is in the process of opening The Goddard School located in Edina, MN, was recently quoted in an article about preschools in her local community. Hetal plans to hold her first pre-enrollment event in February 2020.

January 14, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL LOCATED IN GEORGETOWN, TX IS NOW OPEN
The Goddard School located in Georgetown, TX opened January 2, 2020. More than 180 children from six weeks to six years old will attend the preschool and experience its unique play-based learning curriculum. They will also provide before- and after-school programs and summer camp programs for elementary children.

January 9, 2020 / CEO DENNIS MAPLE DESIGNS NEW CURRICULUM FOR GROWTH AT GODDARD SCHOOL FRANCHISOR
Dennis Maple comes from a family of educators, but instead of standing in front of a whiteboard teaching students, the high-powered corporate veteran is now running a for-profit school system

January 8, 2020 / THE GODDARD SCHOOL IS FEATURED ON FUNDERA’S LIST OF BEST DAYCARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020
Fundera, a resource for small businesses, recently published its recommendations for the best daycare opportunities for prospective franchisees to investigate in 2020, and The Goddard School is listed as second on its list of 14.

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