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Franklin (Cool Springs) accreditation & accolades

In our quest to reach the highest professional standards, we’re proud to share our achievements and affiliations.


 NAECY 2017

VALID UNTIL: 05/01/2020

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits early childhood programs according to health, safety and education standards. The standards are intended to provide a reliable and accountable accreditation system to encourage the field of early childhood education to strive for a new level of excellence.

 ACCREDITATION: 3-Star Quality Childcare Facility  
ACCREDITATION: 3-Star Quality Childcare Facility


This Tennessee state rating system is a voluntary program that recognizes childcare providers who meet a higher standard of quality. Once qualified for this program, providers can receive one, two or three stars to place on their license. Each star shows that a provider meets increasingly higher standards. The more stars a program has, the better the quality of care it offers to children.

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Our electronic daily activity report enhances teacher-parent collaboration and communication with an easy, paperless format. With this tool, teachers can maintain accurate, thorough student information and connect with parents throughout the day via email. These emails could include updates, photos and/or videos that document the child’s learning experience.
ACCREDITATION: AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation

Goddard Systems, Inc., the franchisor of The Goddard School, has received corporate accreditation from both AdvancED and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which acknowledges that we continue to maintain and improve our high-quality early childhood education program.

AWARD: Sizzle Award
This award recognizes the best of the Williamson County area -- as voted by the readers of The Williamson Herald and Southern Exposure Magazine.
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2015 DIRECTOR: Amy Wilcox
The Director of the Year Award is an owner-nominated award. To be eligible, the School must have received excellent Quality Assurance reviews, have great staff retention and the director and faculty must participate in ongoing Goddard Systems University professional development training. In addition, the director must have at least two years’ experience and be available to other directors for mentoring.
AWARD: Outstanding Customer Experience Award- Midwest Region


The Outstanding Customer Experience Award is presented annually. It recognizes those that have developed a culture within their Goddard School that ensures members of their management team and faculty provide the highest level of customer service to current and prospective Goddard families.

AFFILIATION: Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)


P21 is a national organization championing 21st century skills and serves as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness for every student by building collaborative partnerships among educational, business, community and government leaders. The Goddard School has become the first preschool program to join P21.

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AFFILIATION: Assessment Tools
Assessment tools assist teachers in making informed and individualized instructional decisions. Stress-free and developmentally appropriate for young learners, assessment tools determine each student’s level of comfort with early literacy and mathematics concepts. These tools have been vetted by education experts and are used by schools, districts and state agencies nationwide.
AFFILIATION: Better Business Bureau
AFFILIATION: Better Business Bureau

2009 - 2016

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) gathers and archives information it receives from consumers about businesses, both locally and nationally. The BBB alerts the public to the reliability of a business and/or frauds against consumers and businesses. The BBB provides information on ethical business practices, and act as mutually trusted intermediaries between consumers and businesses to resolve disputes.

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