– Early Childhood Education Franchise Plans Aggressive Five-Year Expansion –
Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® system, recently announced a strong 2013 with the awarding of 41 new franchise agreements to qualified franchisees and the opening of 18 new schools.
This momentum is part of GSI’s expansion plan targeting communities across the country. The company has set a five-year development goal of awarding 60 new franchise agreements and opening 30 new schools per year by 2019.
“Our expansion in 2013 marks the beginning of our effort to open dozens of new Goddard School franchises nationwide,” said Joseph Schumacher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Goddard Systems, Inc. “The demand for childcare is at an all-time high. Over 15 million children in the U.S. require some form of childcare arrangement, and this, coupled with our unique play-based approach to learning as well as our unprecedented franchisee support, will help propel system growth in 2014 and beyond.”
GSI launched 2014 with a targeted franchise development strategy focused on eight markets including Boston, MA; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Philadelphia, PA; Hartford, CT; and New York City. The company is seeking qualified franchisees with a minimum net worth of $450,000 and liquidity of $150,000. No education experience is necessary.
Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 12 years.
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