Goddard School System
As dual-career families progressively become the model North American family,
childcare becomes the most significant decision parents have to make.
Families are forced to make childcare decisions based on economy
of time, budget, convenience, and quality.
The Goddard School®
has carved a niche by catering to
middle to upper income families who are college-educated, informed on
current trends in early child development, and seeking a high quality
environment for their children. The Goddard School®
components that speak to today’s families as well as
franchisees are the security of an on-site owner and the corporate
standards of the Goddard Quality Assurance Review. Because state
requirements vary broadly on issues of safety, teacher credentials, and
educational policies, The Goddard School®
system has significantly outpaced all other childcare franchises by
implementing the highest standards of quality in the industry.
Most childcare centers are run solely by an Education Director who has
to perform all the necessary business tasks, as well as overseeing the
education program and staff. At The Goddard School®
owner is on-site to manage the day-to-day business, which allows each
school's Education Director to focus on curriculum and programming.
This dual management system gives the Director freedom to observe
classrooms, mentor staff, and develop a healthy learning environment
for children, while the owner is afforded the flexibility necessary to
operate an efficient business.
Although hours of operation may vary by location, most Goddard Schools
are open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. A schedule of
this type allows franchisees to operate their business and enjoy their
families and friends.
Goddard franchisees share a varied background, but very few are
educators. All franchisees complete a comprehensive training program
that includes: operational practices, customer service, licensing,
marketing, staff hiring and training, and Goddard Quality Assurance.
Goddard owners also spend time with a Goddard mentor during this
All Goddard owners are also invited to attend a four-day annual
conference each spring and an owner’s symposium each fall.
meetings enhance the initial training with updates, current research,
and an opportunity to share information with fellow school owners.
Consistently named #1 Childcare
Franchise in the United States
magazine, for the fourth consecutive year (January 2005) and one of the
Top 50 worldwide Up and Comers
by Franchise Times
Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School®
network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia,
Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 190+ franchised schools in 25