The Goddard School Celebrates 30 Years of Continued Growth

Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School, the nation’s premier preschool system focusing on learning through play for children six weeks to six years old, is celebrating 30 years of continued growth.

The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. The institution serves more than 65,000 students in more than 480 Goddard Schools in 36 states, and is poised to open its 500th School later this year.

Founded by Lois Goddard Haines in 1983, Goddard was bought and franchised in 1988 by Joe Scandone and Anthony Martino, the mechanic and entrepreneur behind the auto parts and services franchises Aamco, Maaco and Sparks.

The Goddard School remains a leader in both early childhood education and the franchise space since it opened its first school 30 years ago. Over the past three decades, the company has demonstrated a track record for success and is a model for responsible, sustained growth.

Since The Goddard School began franchising, the concept of early childhood care has changed, now with a greater emphasis on the educational development of children younger than age 5. Over the last 30 years it has become increasingly evident that from birth to age 3 is one of the most vital timelines to engage a child’s brain and help them learn.

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