The Goddard School Franchise

The Goddard School offers year-round programs for children from six weeks to six years old including after-school enrichment and summer programs

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About The Goddard School

Now is an excellent time to invest in a Goddard School franchise. With more than 400 locations nationwide, The Goddard School is a respected brand that has been ranked the #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine every year since 2002. Contact us today to get started.

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Our unique nurturing approach will give your child the opportunity to develop into a joyful, confident learner who is prepared for success in school and in life.

Our approach is based on widely accepted research that indicates that children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. Highly trained teachers foster the cognitive and social development of each child by lovingly guiding the class through play-based activities.

Our play-based F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) offers child-focused, teacher-led lessons that are tailored to the children’s interests. If a teacher is giving a lesson on the solar system but the children are captivated by the rain outside, the teacher may change the lesson to focus on the weather.

Daily enrichment programs foster your child’s self-esteem aImage titlend set the foundation for a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle. These programs may include baby sign language, yoga, music and languages such as Spanish and Mandarin.

Diligent hiring practices ensure that the best people work at The Goddard School, and Goddard School teachers receive ongoing professional development and accredited training through Goddard Systems University. Our teachers use proven, play-based methods to nurture healthy development in children and encourage a lifelong love of learning.


Owning a Goddard School franchise leaves you plenty of time to accomplish your own goals and dreams. Whether you want to spend more time with your family, knock a few items off your “bucket list,” or simply have more free time, our dual-management model allows you to run the business and develop relationships while your Education Director, degreed in Early Childhood Education, is responsible for curriculum, programming and teacher development. From the minute you become a franchisee, we help you accomplish both your professional goals and your personal ones.Image title


Goddard owners find themselves earning a comfortable living with an average EBITDA of $306,772* – the emphasis being on “living.” No more missed birthdays or canceled vacations to accommodate client demands. Instead Goddard owners find themselves free to pursue their personal goals while at the same time making a positive impact on their communities.

*Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization. Average based on 2015 results of schools open over 18 months, as stated in Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document. 167 of 406 (41.1%) of franchises in this group did as well or better than the average. Your individual results may vary. There is no assurance you’ll earn as much.

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