Finishing a strong first half of 2014, Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, awarded 18 new franchise agreements to qualified franchisees and opened nine schools in seven states.
Additionally, 16 schools are under construction in 10 states. This momentum is part of GSI’s expansion plan nationwide and follows a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), noting the importance of reading and literacy beginning in infancy. The research shows children who read to have stronger language skills, literacy development and parent-child relationships – cornerstones of The Goddard School brand’s playful learning curriculum.
“Increases in the number of working mothers and the desire to provide children with early educational opportunities has increased the demand for early childhood education,” said Joseph Schumacher, chief executive officer, GSI. “We credit our continued success to strong franchisees committed to our curriculum’s research-driven approach, including strong reading basics and a play-based approach that develop lifelong learners. “
GSI launched 2014 with a targeted franchise development strategy focused on eight markets including Boston, Houston, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, Hartford, and New York City (Manhattan). The company is seeking qualified franchisees with a minimum net worth of $450,000, including $150,000 in liquid assets. No education experience is necessary.
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