System Advantage

The Goddard School is a leader in childhood education and franchising because of our unique, successful program informed by a knowledgeable group of experts. Read on and discover why The Goddard School Franchise system is consistently recognized among the country’s top childcare providers and franchise businesses.

Advantages of Franchising a Daycare

Goddard by the Numbers

With over 30 years of expertise in childhood development and franchising, the Goddard family of franchisees succeeds with a strong network of support at every turn.

Our History

In 1988, entrepreneur Anthony A. Martino established The Goddard School preschool franchise to offer a high-quality, play-based learning program to families across the U.S.  Since then, we have continued to offer innovative and academically-endorsed methods for children to have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.

Our Locations

There are over 600 Goddard Schools in operation across 38 states, with several potential sites available to prospective owners in many areas. Our real estate team uses data and analytics to help identify and validate the most appealing locations for new Goddard Schools.


When you open a Goddard School, you operate a business for yourself, but not by yourself. Our professional resources are at your disposal to help your school succeed, including instructional program development, enrollment and occupancy support, digital marketing, operations and more.

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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