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The Goddard School and Goddard Systems, Inc. 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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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
GSI has awarded Teeba Furat Marlowe the 2021 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship

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

March 12, 2021 / ECEC APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN
ARPA offers COVID-19 pandemic relief to the childcare industry

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 8, 2020 / TEACHERS REVEAL THE BIG WAYS THEIR CLASSROOMS HAVE CHANGED THIS FALL FOR THE PANDEMIC
Dr. Craig Bach, Vice President of Education for Goddard Systems, Inc., details The Goddard School’s increased health and safety procedures. Specifically, he highlights the new pick-up/drop-off and lunch procedures.

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.

January 2020 / GSI PLACES IN TOP 100 OF ENTREPRENEUR’S 41ST FRANCHISE 500 RANKING
More than 1,100 franchises were considered in Entrepreneur’s 41st annual Franchise 500 ranking, and GSI ranked number 88 on the list.

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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