Investment Requirements

Opening a Goddard School or purchasing an existing location involves some substantial investments, depending on location. Between franchise fees, opening costs and post-opening costs, our owners typically invest between $818,300 - $1,090,100 to open their franchises.

A Solid Financial Foundation

We understand that joining the Goddard Family requires a significant financial commitment, but our system track record speaks for itself. The foundation you provide allows your School to flourish within our roadmap of success.

Three kinds of financial investments are required to own and operate a Goddard School. They include the following:


Initial Franchise & Support Fees

$259K - $283K

These initial costs include a franchise fee, training fee, initial marketing fee, site development assistance fee and other administrative costs. 

School Opening Costs

$436K - $530K

School opening costs include furniture, equipment, curricular materials, marketing materials, computer systems, security systems and other miscellaneous expenses.  These exclude real estate, which depends primarily upon building size, location, configuration, financing, and other details outlined in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Post-Opening Costs

$123K - $276K

Post-opening costs include accreditation expenses, rent and payroll expenses.

Why Invest in A Goddard School?

Families are finding it harder to find high-quality early education and care.  This is creating significant issues for families, employers and communities.  By operating a Goddard School you will have a positive impact on not only your family but the community you serve.



Your Journey Starts Here

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

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