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The Goddard School recently conducted a survey asking parents about their concerns—whether it be behavioral, social-emotional, academic or safety—as well as what they seek in an early childhood education provider. Watch this short video to see what they said.

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Read more about the research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of The Goddard School here.

February 29, 2024 / The Goddard School’s Franchisee Awards Recognize Outstanding Performance and Service
Awards presented at the 2024 Goddard School Franchisee Convention in Orlando, FL

February 22, 2024 / Expert Explains How To Discuss Diversity with Children
Dr. Lauren Loquasto shares her expertise on discussing diversity with young children, including the best tools and language on how to approach the topic.

February 20, 2024 / The Goddard School’s Denise Cross Honored as a Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association
Owner of The Goddard School of Reno (Somersett), NV, recognized for excellence in franchising

February 13, 2024 / The Goddard School is set to open this March in Lynnwood
The Goddard School of Lynnwood, WA, is opening soon in their community. 

February 8, 2024 / The Goddard School Opens Second Anne Arundel County Location
The Goddard School of Linthicum, MD, is now open and accepting new enrollments.

February 6, 2024/ Dr. Ann McClain Terrell Joins The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board
Distinguished educator and leader brings 50 years of experience to premier early childhood education franchise

February 4, 2024 / Goddard School Opens in Fort Smith
The Goddard School of Fort Smith, AR, is now open and accepting new enrollments. 

January 26, 2024 / Goddard School of Malvern Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Dennis Maple visited The Goddard School of Malvern, PA, to celebrate their 20th anniversary. 

January 25, 2024 / Goddard School Founders Send Special Needs Kids to Special Olympics
David and Donna Raye, of The Goddard School of Third Lake, IL, were featured for being co-chairs of The Special Education District of Lake County, helping send special needs kids to the Special Olympics. 

January 24, 2024 / Chicagoland Goddard Schools partner with Bernie’s Book Bank to donate books to underserved youth in Chicago
Jane Faynshteyn, of The Goddard School of Deerfield, IL, was interviewed to discuss the 11th annual book drive for Bernie's Book Bank with greater Chicagoland Goddard Schools.

January 23, 2024 / Goddard School In Aurora to Help Raise 25K Books for Annual Fundraiser
The Goddard School of North Aurora, IL, is collecting new and gently used books for the 11th annual book drive for Bernie's Book Bank. 

January 23, 2024 / Goddard School In Plainfield to Help Raise Books for Annual Drive
The Goddard School of Plainfield, IL, is collecting new and gently used books for the 11th annual book drive for Bernie's Book Bank.

January 23, 2024 / Goddard School of Chicago launches 11th annual book drive with ambitious goals
Michael Petrucelli, of The Goddard School of Darien, IL, was interviewed to discuss the 11th annual Chicagoland Goddard Schools partnership with Bernie's Book Bank with a goal of donating 25,000 books.

January 22, 2024 / The Goddard School Sandy Springs Receives Best of Atlanta Award for 11th Consecutive Year
The Goddard School of Sandy Springs proudly announces its selection for the prestigious Best of Atlanta Award in the Preschools category, for the 11th consecutive year, entering the Business Hall of Fame.

January 19, 2024 / 2024 Franchise 500 Ranking
The Goddard School was named to the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranking for the 26th consecutive year, recognizing Goddard as one of the country's top franchise systems.

January 18, 2024 / Great Day St. Louis: The Goddard School
Andria Barbieri of The Goddard School of Arnold, MO, was interviewed to discuss her school and the benefits of social-emotional learning.

January 18, 2024 / The Goddard School Honored as a Top Franchise Opportunity by Notable Industry Publications
Early childhood education franchise recognized by Entrepreneur, Franchise Business Review and Franchise Times

January 4, 2024 / Educator discusses how to help build the vocabulary of children
Dr. Lauren Loquasto discusses discuss how early childhood educators can help boost their students' vocabulary.

January 4, 2024 / The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development
Marla Brunk, owner of The Goddard School of Manchester, MO, talks about her school and what parents can expect from enrolling their children!

January 3, 2024 / Top 200 Franchises
The Goddard School has once again been included in Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises, a recognition of the best franchise opportunities based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance.

January 2, 2024 / Screens and Young Children: The Latest Science Isn’t All Gloom
For parents of young children, deciding how best to regulate screen time can be a challenge. In this Psychology Today article, Dr. Kyle Pruett, a member of the Goddard Educational Advisory Board, shares helpful guidance for parents.

December 26, 2023 / Need a New Year’s resolution?  Host a book drive for Children Read
The Goddard School of Vinings, GA, donated 1,500 books to a local book drive. 

December 21, 2023 / Fort Smith welcomes Goddard School to the community
The Goddard School of Fort Smith, AR, celebrated the opening of their school with a ribbon cutting event with their community.

December 7, 2023 / The Goddard School Breaks Ground
The Goddard School of Oak Point, TX, celebrated the start of construction for their new school with a groundbreaking event.

December 6, 2023 / The Goddard School Plans Opening Next Year in Viera
The Goddard School of Viera, FL, will be opening in summer 2024.

December 6, 2023 / Shop 78 expert-recommended Christmas gifts and toys for 5-year-olds
Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto is featured as an expert for recommended Christmas gifts and toys for 5-year-olds, and how by the time a child is 5-years-old, they’re beginning to develop advanced motor skills like riding a bike, and specific interests like performing simple science experiments — making gift giving that much more fun.

December 5, 2023 / Goddard School Opens Conway Location
The Goddard School of Conway, AR, celebrated the opening of their school with a ribbon cutting event.

December 4, 2023 / Why Early Childhood Education Is More Important Now Than Ever
Commentary from Dennis R. Maple, chairman and CEO of Goddard Systems, LLC

December 2, 2023 / Photo of the Day
The Goddard School of Brentwood, TN, will be opening in early 2024.

December 2, 2023 / Books to Teach Children Different Ways to Celebrate the Holidays
Lee Scott, of the Goddard Educational Advisory Board, writes about books to teach children different ways to celebrate the holidays. She explains how this time of year allows parents to celebrate traditions that run deep in their families while making room to create new ones.

December 1, 2023 / Framingham Has a New Early Childhood Education Center
The Goddard School of Framingham, MA, celebrated the opening of their new school on the Staples campus with a grand opening event.

November 29, 2023 / Tips for including children in the spirit of the giving season
Lee Scott shares her expertise on including young children in the sprit of giving. 

November 29, 2023 / These are the most difficult questions kids ask their parents: study
Parents field an average of 11 questions from their young children each day, according to new research.

November 28, 2023 / Study finds toughest questions kids ask their parents
Parents field an average of 11 questions from their young children each day, according to new research. 

November 28, 2023 / The Power of a Question: Nurturing Curiosity to Support Success in School and Life
Parents field an average of 11 questions from their young children each day, according to new research.

November 27, 2023 / NEXT Weather Teaches the Next Generation
Meteorologist Kylee Miller visited The Goddard School of Beverly Hills, MI, to give a lesson on weather.

November 23, 2023 / Business Briefs: What's expected to open in The Colony in 2024, local ribbon cuttings, groundbreaking ceremony scheduled
The Goddard School of Oak Point, TX, held a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction for their new school. 

November 22, 2023 / Dedication to Education
Fishers Resident Laura Irvin Looks Back on 20 Years as a Local Educator

November 21, 2023 / West Hempfield approves sketch plan of Goddard School
The sketch plan for the first Goddard School in Lancaster, PA, was approved. 

November 14, 2023 / The Goddard School of Conway is Now Open
The Goddard School of Conway, AR, celebrated the opening of their school with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

November 7, 2023 / Local Franchise Owners Bring Goddard School to Brentwood
The Goddard School of Brentwood, TN, hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the opening of their school in early 2024.

November 7, 2023 / 4 Common Attention-Seeking Behaviors In Children & How To Respond — An Expert Weighs In
Dr. Lauren Loquasto, senior vice president and chief academic officer at The Goddard School, offers insight into how parents can redirect four common attention-seeking behaviors and instead create positive interactions that help children grow.

November 3, 2023 / Helping Kids Adjust to Daylight Savings Time
Dr. Jack Maypole shares his expertise on adjusting children's routines ahead of Daylight Savings Time. 

November 3, 2023 / How Parents Can Prep Kids For Daylight Savings Time
Dr. Jack Maypole shares his expertise in adjusting children's routines ahead of Daylight Savings Time

November 3, 2023 / The Goddard School to Open 19,000-Square-Foot Early Childhood Education Center in Viera
The Goddard School of Viera, FL, is set to open in summer 2024. 

November 1, 2023 / The Goddard School Expands in Frisco
The Goddard School of Frisco (East), TX, is now open and accepting enrollments. 

November 1, 2023 / Goddard Open House
The Goddard School of Clarkston, MI, will be hosting an open house on Saturday, November 11, with fall crafts and games and tours of the new school. 

October 31, 2023 / Constable Heap's Deputies Connect with Kids during Helping Hands Month
Local deputies visited The Goddard School of Houston (Barker Cypress), TX, to teach them about the duties and responsibilities of first responders. 

October 31, 2023 / Children Trick-or-Treat at Verona Senior Living Community
Students at The Goddard School of Verona, WI, trick-or-treat for Halloween at a local senior living community. 

October 31, 2023 / Kids Trick-or-Treat at Verona Assisted Living, Memory Care Facility
Students at The Goddard School of Verona, WI, visited a local senior living community to trick-or-treat for Halloween

October 30, 2023 / Parents Don't Want To Helicopter Parent. They Do It Anyway.
Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto shared her insight on how parents can take small steps for encouraging independence with children from a young age.  

October 25, 2023 / How to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time
Dr. Jack Maypole offers his knowledge on adjusting young children’s routines and sleep cycles ahead of Daylight Savings Times. 

October 24, 2023 / Chick-Fil-A, The Goddard School in Plans for Nocatee
The Goddard School of Nocatee is coming to the community in late 2024 to better serve local parents in need of high-quality early childhood education. 

October 24, 2023 / When Did Typical Childhood Behavior Become ‘Undesirable'?
Dr. Kyle Pruett shares his expertise on rethinking parental expectations of young children and the trouble they cause.

October 17, 2023 / Blaine woman, school donating school supplies to Liberia
Marpah Flomo, a teacher at The Goddard School of Blaine, MN, partnered with her school to donate textbooks, chairs and clothing to about 550 kindergarten through high school students in Liberia. 

October 16, 2023 / 77 best gifts and toys for 3-year-olds in 2023, according to experts
Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto offers her insight on the best toys and gifts for 3-year-olds that engage their curiosity and help them develop. 

October 12, 2023 / How Parents Can Tackle Inappropriate Language, Separation Anxiety and Attention-Seeking Behaviors
Dr. Lauren (Starnes) Loquasto, senior vice president and chief academic officer at The Goddard School, and Dr. Kyle Pruett, clinical professor of child psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and member of The Goddard School's Educational Advisory Board, offer their expertise on how to address inappropriate language, separation anxiety and attention-seeking behaviors in young children.

October 11, 2023 / The Goddard School of Cary Donates $9,000 to St. Jude’s
The Goddard School of Cary hosted a family fun walk/run event Sept. 29 in support of childhood cancer awareness. The participating families raised $4,500 during the event, which was matched by the Goddard School, resulting in a total donation of $9,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

October 11, 2023 / The Goddard School is the Highest-Ranking Childcare Provider in the 2023 Franchise Times Top 400
In the ranking of the largest U.S.-based franchise systems, The Goddard School is #70, up from #94 in 2022

October 6, 2023 / 22 Hand-Washing Songs for Kids that Make it Fun to Get Clean
Dr. Jack Maypole, of The Goddard School Educational Advisory Board, offers his fun tips for hand-washing, which makes a big impact when it comes to preventing illnesses, especially during cold and flu season.

October 3, 2023 / Goddard Systems Honors Nadia Marynovych as the 2023 Goddard School Director of the Year
Marynovych serves as the director of The Goddard School of Westport, CT

September 21, 2023 / The Key Ingredients to a Mutually Successful Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship
It's all about communication, trust, and recognition.

September 7, 2023 / Three Ways to Celebrate Grandparents’ Day With Your Child
While a grandparent’s impact cannot be summarized into a single conversation or activity, there are a few simple ways parents can bring their children closer to them.

September 6, 2023 / Meet the Zor Podcast
Goddard's VP of Franchise Sales joined 1851 Franchise to discuss the Goddard story, the unparalleled support we offer franchisees and how our system is making the world a better place through early childhood development.

August 31, 2023 / The Goddard School Presents 2nd Annual Bob Marchetti & Gerard Kick Memorial Scholarship to Troy Ramos
‍The Goddard School of Orange is honored to present the 2023 Bob Marchetti & Gerard Kick Memorial Scholarship to Troy Ramos. 

August 28, 2023 / Books to Help Ease Your Children Into the Back-to-School Flow
Lee Scott, chairperson on The Goddard School's Educational Advisory Board, breaks down some books that will help smooth out the transition from summer to school for your children.

August 25, 2023 / How to Teach Your Baby Sign Language, According to Experts
Until your little one can articulate their needs with words, sign language can help them communicate.

August 25, 2023 / Goddard School Graduate Wins National Scholarship
$10,000 scholarship awarded to Piscataway graduate.

August 25, 2023 / 2023 Diversity in Business Awards
Each year, the Philadelphia Business Journal recognizes diverse business leaders from across Greater Philadelphia for their demonstrated success in their respective fields and their work to advance equity and inclusion.

August 25, 2023 / Diversity in Business Awards 2023: Dennis R. Maple, Goddard Systems
Goddard's Chairman and CEO Dennis R. Maple has been named a 2023 Philadelphia Business Journal Diversity in Business Award honoree.

August 23, 2023 / Goddard School Franchise Owners Choose BWI Tech Park for Early Childhood Education Center
The Goddard School's first location in Linthicum, MD, is set to open later this year.

August 22, 2023 / Goddard Systems Presents 15th Annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship to Katie Engels from Piscataway, NJ
Now in its 15th year, this $10,000 scholarship is granted annually to a graduating high school senior who successfully completed a Goddard School pre-k or kindergarten program.

August 22, 2023 / Goddard Systems Presents 15th Annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship to Katie Engels from Piscataway, NJ
Goddard School graduate awarded $10,000 to help pursue nursing degree.

August 21, 2023 / "We Just Wanted to Tell Kids That This is the Future:" Albertville School Switches to Solar Power
The Goddard School of Albertville is transitioning to solar energy. The reason is to save, but not just financially.

August 17, 2023 / Allen City Lifestyle Podcast
Letty Gomar, owner of The Goddard School of Allen (West), TX, discusses her school and what drew her to Goddard after her career in engineering.

August 16, 2023 / Recommended Books to Ease the Back-to-School Transition for Families
As children head back to the classroom, there are some great books designed to teach children skills ranging from self-management to social awareness. 

August 16, 2023 / Surprise Squad: Filling a Local Teacher's Wish List
The Surprise Squad travels to the Goddard School in Rocky Hill to gift Miss Nora with all the items on her Amazon wish list for the new school year.

August 16, 2023 / School’s in Session
The Goddard School owner Heidi Marini cuts the ceremonial ribbon Aug. 9 for the new school in town.

August 13, 2023 / Local Children Interact with WSU Hoops Players
Students at The Goddard School in Beavercreek got a rare chance to exercise, dribble and pass basketballs with the Wright State University men’s basketball team.

August 5, 2023 / How to Support Kindergarten Learning at Home
Entering kindergarten is not just a milestone for a child, but also for their parents.

August 2, 2023 / Dauphin County School Completes Expansion
The Goddard School of Hershey, PA, recently completed an annex addition, allowing room for 50 more full-time enrolled students. 

August 2, 2023 / Goddard School to Offer Play-Based Learning
The Goddard School is coming to Fort Smith, AR, this fall. 

July 31, 2023 / Jacqueline Burls, Senior Vice President and Chief School Support Services Officer
Jacqueline Burls discusses her career in franchising which led to Goddard's executive team.

July 31, 2023 / There's Nothing Wrong with "Shy"
Dr. Kyle Pruett shares his insights on how young children are still re-socializing after the pandemic.

July 28, 2023 / Childcare and Early Childhood Education
Dennis Maple and Lauren Starnes discuss the latest parent survey and share tips on how parents can best prepare themselves and their child for a new school year.

July 28, 2023 / Education Experts Share Tips to Help Children Thrive
Dennis Maple and Dr. Lauren Starnes share their expertise on back-to-school and early childhood education. 

July 27, 2023 / Summertime Fun: Seven Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family
Dr. Lauren Starnes shares her expertise on outdoor play.

July 20, 2023 / High School Grad Gets $5K Scholarship From Goddard School of Orange
The $5,000 scholarship is granted to a Goddard School of Orange graduate who demonstrates a hard work ethic and perseverance.

July 20, 2023 / Celebrating 25 Years
The Goddard School of Jameson celebrates its 25th anniversary with state Reps. Brian Monroe and Kristin Marcell

July 19, 2023 / Parenting Young Children
Dr. Lauren Starnes and Dr. Jack Maypole offer their tips for navigating bedtime battles, aggression and body exploration. 

July 18, 2023 / Local Teacher Outlines Strategies for Enhanced Parent-Teacher Collaboration
Jen Davis, teacher at The Goddard School of Pleasant Prairie, offers her tips for enhancing the parent-teacher relationship. 

July 18, 2023 / Want to Own Many Businesses? These Are the Best 150 Franchises for Multi-Unit Owners
Goddard was listed among the best franchise systems for multi-unit owners 

July 18, 2023 / Majority of Parents Concerned About Their Children's Behavior
An overwhelming majority of parents (83%) admit they have concerns about their young child’s behavior, according to new research by The Goddard School. 

July 17, 2023 / Enrollment for The Goddard School's Summerville Location Opens
The Goddard School of Summerville is now accepting enrollments for when they open in summer 2024

July 14, 2023 / The Goddard School’s Allison and David McMurtry Recognized as 2023 Franchise Rock Stars by Franchise Business Review
Allison and David McMurtry, owners of The Goddard School of Denver (Highlands), CO, have been identified by franchise research firm Franchise Business Review as 2023 Franchise Rock Stars.

July 5, 2023 / Preschool Coming to Shelton's Fountain Square
Kim Murray shares her excitement for opening a new school in the Shelton, CT, area. 

June 27, 2023 / Dr. Valerie Truesdale Joins The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board
Renowned education leader brings policy expertise to leading early childhood education franchise

June 26, 2023 / 5 Tips to Keep Kids Entertained While Traveling This Summer
Lee Scott, chair of the education advisory board at the Goddard School, dishes out some fun tips to keep children engaged and entertained while traveling this summer.

June 20, 2023 / Leading From The C-Suite: Jacqueline Burls of Goddard Systems On Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective C-Suite Executive
Jacqueline Burls discusses her career path and shares her insights on how to be a highly effective executive. 

June 15, 2023 / How Parents Can Support Their Child's Learning
Dr. Lauren Starnes shares her expertise on how parents can support their children's learning and development. 

June 7, 2023 / Kindness is the Ultimate Social-Emotional Skill
Dr. Kyle Pruett shares his insights on how kindness is the most powerful and useful of all social-emotional tools. 

June 7, 2023 / Big Conversations with Little Children
Dr. Lauren Starnes joined Robbin McManne on her podcast, "Parenting our Future," to discuss how to talk about hard things with our children.

June 5, 2023 / Expert Advice: How To Handle Your Child's (Completely Normal) Boundary Pushing & Tantrums
Handling your child’s big feelings can be challenging, but it will be easier if you’re prepared. Dr. Lauren Starnes, senior vice president and chief academic officer at The Goddard School, offers some things you should know about this new milestone.

June 1, 2023 / How Can Parents Boost Their Child's Learning? Insights from an Expert
Dr. Lauren Starnes, Chief Academic Officer, shares her expertise for how parents can bolster their children's ongoing cognitive and social-emotional development.

May 26, 2023 / Own Your Own Business: International Franchise Expo 2023
Kevin Brickner, VP of Franchise Sales, talks about Goddard's involvement in the International Franchise Expo 2023

May 24, 2023 / The Goddard School to open child care facility in Nashville Yards
The Goddard School will offer early childhood education to the children of Nashville Yards residents and workers, with space for 250 children, in spring 2025. 

May 24, 2023 / Leading Early Childhood Education Provider The Goddard School to Open at Nashville Yards
Southwest Value Partners, the owner and developer of Nashville Yards, announced today an agreement to open The Goddard School®, a nationally acclaimed early childhood education provider, at Nashville Yards.

May 19, 2023 / Collegeville Teacher Named Goddard's "Teacher of the Year"
Alex Frangoulis, from The Goddard School of Collegeville, was named as the grand prize winner for the 2023 Goddard Teacher of the Year program. 

May 18, 2023 / Mars Residents Honored for Work with Goddard Schools
Matt and Dina Speranza from The Goddard School of Cranberry Township recognized for winning Brand Ambassador Award.

May 17, 2023 / Owners of The Goddard School of Mooresville Honored for Resiliency
Gordon and Barbra Bryan from The Goddard School of Mooresville were honored as winners of the Schumacher Resiliency Award. 

May 16, 2023 / Carlsbad Teacher Gives Students "Tools to Become Lifelong Learners"
Gay Sulit, from The Goddard School of Carlsbad, was honored as a 2023 Goddard Teacher of the Year award winner. 

May 12, 2022 / Hillsborough Local Honored as 2023 Goddard School Teacher of the Year
Jean Patrick, from The Goddard School of Hillsborough, was honored as a 2023 Goddard School Teacher of the Year award winner. 

May 11, 2023 / 5 Books Promoting Family Diversity Spotlighted Ahead of Mother's Day
Dr. Lauren Starnes, Chief Academic Officer at The Goddard School, joined CBS 58 to discuss the books.

May 11, 2023 / Preparing Your Children for Kindergarten
Dr. Lauren Starnes, senior vice president and chief academic officer at The Goddard School, and Lee Scott, chairperson of The Goddard School's Educational Advisory Board, provide tips for helping children prepare for kindergarten.

May 10, 2023 / Goddard School Franchisee Brings Concept to Downtown Nashville
The Goddard School franchisee Leisa Byars discusses her keys to success.

May 10, 2023 / Goddard Systems, LLC, Honors Exceptional Early Childhood Educators
Annual Teacher of the Year Awards recognizes 16 teachers for their dedication to students

April 28, 2023 / The Goddard School Receives TopScore FUND Award from FRANdata
Award recognizes commitment to supporting franchisees' access to financing.

April 27, 2023 / How Children Benefit from Summer Camp
Lee Scott from Goddard's Educational Advisory Board talks about the benefits of summer camp. 

April 26, 2023 / Post-Pandemic Travel Tips for Families with Kids
Dr. Kyle Pruett provides travel tips for families traveling with their children post-pandemic.

April 13, 2023 / The Goddard School Named a Top Recession-Proof Business for 2023 by Franchise Business Review
Independent research data shows franchisees are highly satisfied with investment in the early childhood education franchise.

April 12, 2023 / National Childcare Chains Expand in Western Henrico and Mechanicsville
The Goddard School has expanded its local presence with a new location at Regency mall.

April 12, 2023 / Early Childhood Education Provider Celebrates New Location in Lynnwood
The Goddard School of Lynnwood, which will serve up to 200 local families seeking high-quality early childhood education, is slated to open in late Spring of 2024.

April 6, 2023 / The Goddard School’s Kim Kick Honored as a Franchisee of the Year
The IFA named Goddard School franchisee as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year. 

April 5, 2023 / How to Encourage Playful Learning in Kids
Playful learning encourages cognitive development, motivation, and longer attention spans. Here are some expert tips on how to make fun part of your learning strategy.

March 28, 2023 / The Goddard School’s Dr. Lauren Starnes Receives National Recognition Through INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD®
Distinguished early childhood development expert’s book wins in Education category

March 26, 2023 / Earth Day – Best Recycling Crafts
As we approach Earth Day, teaching children how to recycle is not only good for the environment but it’s also good for a child’s development.

March 23, 2023 / The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD® Declares "Big Conversations with Little Children: Addressing questions, worries, and fears" a Winner
The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD® awarded Dr. Lauren Starnes' book "Big Conversations with Little Children: Addressing questions, worries, and fears" as a Winner in its 2023 Winners & Distinguished Favorites in the category of Education.

March 16, 2023 / Goddard School of Verona Earns NAEYC Accreditation
The Goddard School of Verona earned accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which acts as a mark of distinction in early childhood education.

March 16, 2023 / Addressing Your Children’s Challenging Behaviors
Many parents of young children face behavioral concerns like children not listening, throwing tantrums and biting. While every situation is unique, parents can rest assured they aren't alone and these behaviors aren't atypical.

March 9, 2023 / Best Toys for Newborns
Babies appreciate toys aimed at their developmental level that encourage further exploration and new skills. 

March 8, 2023 / New South Windsor Preschool Brings More Opportunity To Evergreen Walk
The Goddard School is coming to South Windsor.

March 2, 2023 / The Goddard School’s Kim Kick Honored as a Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association
The Goddard School's Kim Kick has been named a Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association.

March 2, 2023 / Expert Says Kids are Better Off Reading Physical Books Instead of Digital Books
Reading physical books instead of digital books offer more benefits for and improved cognitive development in young children.

March 2, 2023 / The Goddard School’s Kim Kick Honored as a Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association
Longtime franchisee from Orange, CT, recognized for excellence in franchising

March 1, 2023 / The Goddard School Opens Woodruff Road Location in Greenville
The Goddard School of Greenville recently opened their doors to provide a new early childhood education program to the community.

March 1, 2023 / International Franchise Association Names Franchisee of the Year Recipients
The IFA recognized 97 individuals with its Franchisee of the Year Award, representing IFA member brands across all industries from communities around the country.

February 28, 2023 / The Goddard School Named to Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 Hall of Fame
Premier early childhood education provider recognized as a strong franchising opportunity for 25th consecutive year

February 24, 2023 / Find Out Which Brands Have Ranked on the Franchise 500 for Longest, Earning a Spot In our New 'Hall of Fame'
Looking to buy an A-list franchise? These brands have been the strongest for the longest.

February 20, 2023 / Parent Teacher Collaboration: Not All It Can Be
Join with teachers to make the early school experience work best for everyone.

February 16, 2023 / Pre-School Planned for Chaffee Crossing
The Goddard School of Fort Smith, AR, officially broke ground.

February 16, 2023 / Teacher of the Week is Ms. Tina Loughman
Ms. Tina has been a teacher for 31 years and she says she loves when her students can show their parents what they’re learning in the classroom.

February 13, 2023 / April Poindexter of Goddard Systems On How to Raise Children Who Feel Loved and Connected
What are steps that parents can take to help their children feel loved and connected?

February 10, 2023 / Kids Provide a Lesson in Love
Valentine's Day is a day to express love and gratitude toward others. But what does it mean to kids?

February 9, 2023 / The Goddard School Opens New Location in Bridgeland
The new Goddard School spans 10,800 square feet and serves up to 200 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old.

February 9, 2023 / Goddard Systems, LLC Welcomes Matt Zaia as Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer
In his new role, Zaia is responsible for growing the Goddard footprint across the country by leading franchisees through site selection, real estate development, design, construction and obtaining a certificate of occupancy for new schools.

February 9, 2023 / Goddard Systems, LLC Welcomes Matt Zaia as Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Accomplished development executive joins childcare franchise leader to expand nationally acclaimed early childhood education offering.

February 8, 2023 / Black History Month: Talking to Young Children About Diversity
Children are curious creatures with curious questions and sometimes those questions can inspire important conversations. Talking to young minds about diversity, inclusion and equity can help them navigate the differences they see.

February 7, 2023 / The Top 15 Children's Franchises You Can Buy in 2023
From educational programs and tutoring services to swimming, martial arts, music and other extracurricular activities, children's franchises span numerous industries, making the potential for opportunity and expansion endless.

February 2, 2023 / How to Talk to Kids About Diversity
Talking to young children about diversity in an open and positive way can help them develop a sense of appreciation for differences. However, knowing how to have the conversation can be challenging. 

February 1, 2023 / Preschoolers Help Vulnerable Groups in Baltimore with Survival Kits
As January was National Poverty Awareness month, students at The Goddard School spent all last month collecting warm items for the less fortunate.

January 30, 2023 / The Top 50 Women Leaders of Dallas for 2023
Women We Admire is pleased to announce The Top 50 Women Leaders of Dallas for 2023. 

January 29, 2023 / Philadelphia Business Journal's 2022-2023 Influencers Collection
Christina Estrada is featured in the PBJ's Influencers Collection with other various award PBJ nominees from last year list and greater Philadelphia’s most notable and highly successful business leaders.

January 27, 2023 / Bernie's Book Drive Aims to Collect 25K Books to Distribute Throughout Chicago
The Goddard School is hosting a book drive in hopes of collecting 25,000 books to distribute to under-served children throughout the Chicagoland area through Bernie’s Book Bank.

January 26, 2023 / A CT Couple is Opening a New Goddard School in South Windsor. The Location at Evergreen Walk is Intended to Help Parents Too.
Inspired by the education their own daughter received, Lauren and Quinten Smallwood decided to open their own Goddard School in South Windsor, which will be happening this spring.

January 25, 2023 / New Preschool and Daycare to be Built in Eagan
A new Goddard School is coming to Eagan, according to plans approved by city officials this month. 

January 24, 2023 / For Families with Kids, a Cancer Diagnosis Can Be a Difficult Conversation to Navigate
Cancer is the kind of prognosis that can upend a family. Every year in the country, countless moms and dads find themselves grappling with how to talk to their kids about a difficult diagnosis.

January 23, 2023 / Goddard Schools Hosting Region-Wide Book Drive
Goddard Schools are collecting new and gently used children's books.

January 17, 2023 / Local School Discusses Talking to a Child About a Parent's Cancer Diagnosis
A cancer diagnosis for a parent presents life-altering challenges, but one of the most difficult can be how to explain the illness to children and then deal with the subsequent emotions.

January 16, 2023 / Goddard School Aims to Collect 25,000 Books for Area Youth
The Goddard School is hosting a book drive through Bernie’s Book Bank in hopes of collecting 25,000 books to distribute to underserved children throughout the Chicagoland area.

January 13, 2023 / Goddard School In Buffalo Grove Participating In Annual Book Drive
New and gently used books will be collected through Feb. 28 when they will then be distributed to under-served children through Bernie’s Book Bank.

January 13, 2023 / Goddard School In Arlington Heights Participating In Annual Book Drive
Over the last decade, a partnership between The Goddard School and Bernie's Book Bank has resulted in the collection of more than 250,000 donated books for low-income families throughout Chicagoland.

January 13, 2023 / Goddard School In Deerfield Participating In Annual Book Drive
The Goddard School is hoping to collect 25,000 books for low-income families from across its locations in Chicagoland.

January 12, 2023 / What Parents Can Do About the Children’s Medication Shortage
As the nearly year-long infant formula shortage continues in the U.S., parents are now faced with another critical supply issue: over-the-counter medications used to reduce fever and relieve pain in children.

January 10, 2023 / The Goddard School Recognized as Strong Franchising Opportunity by Industry-Leading Publications
The Goddard School has been recognized as one of the country’s top franchises in this year’s Entrepreneur Franchise 500® and Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises. 

January 10, 2023 / High Fives And Cupcakes Greet Marlboro Police At Goddard School
Marlboro police participated in a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event at the Goddard School in Marlboro.

January 10, 2023 / The Goddard School Recognized as Strong Franchising Opportunity by Industry-Leading Publications
Premier early childhood education franchise named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® and Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises lists

January 10, 2023 / 2023 Franchise 500 Ranking
Entrepreneur’s 44th annual Franchise 500® ranking shines a light on the unique challenges and changes that have shaped the franchise industry over the last year—and how franchisors have adapted and evolved to meet them.

January 10, 2022 / Best Water Tables for Toddlers
Whether they're scooping it with buckets or feeling it splash against their hands, kids get a lot of joy from water play.

January 7, 2023 / New Early Childhood Development Facility for Jonesboro
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for a new early childhood development facility, The Goddard School.

January 6, 2023 / How to Talk to Your Young Child About Miscarriage
Young children have little to no concept of how a baby comes to be, but for a young child the news of a baby on the way is often received with excitement, curiosity and joy. When suddenly the baby is no more and the joyful atmosphere is now sorrowful, the child may feel confusion, sadness, anger and even guilt or resentment.

January 5, 2023 / Talking to Children About Their Parent's Health
As much as you want to protect your child from stress and sadness, it isn't always realistic.

January 5, 2023 / Top 200 Franchises
Franchise Business Review’s annual recognition of the Top 200 Franchises highlights the best franchise opportunities based on high franchisee satisfaction ratings.

December 26, 2022 / Dr. Lauren Starnes Of The Goddard School On Raising Children Who Are Mentally & Emotionally Healthy
In this interview series, we are talking to authors, parenting experts and mental health professionals who can share their expertise and advice on raising children who are mentally healthy.

December 22, 2022 / Talking to Kids About Miscarriage
Sharing the loss of a baby with siblings is often unbearable for parents who are grappling with emotions and trying to process the tragedy themselves.

December 19, 2022 / Best Outdoor Toys for Kids
Outdoor play has countless benefits for children, from easing stress, to improving your child's health, to simply inspiring joy.

December 15, 2022 / Coatney Named to Goddard Advisory Council
Goddard Systems has announced the appointment of Brooks Coatney to the Goddard Systems Advisory Council.

December 15, 2022 / The Goddard School Hosts Toy Collection, Donation for Matthew's Hope
The Goddard School recently hosted a toy collection to benefit Matthew's Hope during the holiday season. 

December 14, 2022 / The Goddard School Opens First Federal Way location
The Goddard School recently opened its first location in Federal Way, bringing the play-based learning experience to area families.

December 9, 2022 / Holiday Meltdowns: How to Help Children Deal with Holiday Stress
Despite all the fun and excitement the holidays bring, they can also be overwhelming for young children. Here's some tips on how to help children manage the stress of the season and prevent those dreaded holiday meltdowns.

December 8, 2022 / 5 Baby Nasal Aspirators That’ll Help Your Little One Breathe Easy
Looking for the best baby nasal aspirator? We’ve got you covered with our most recommended picks, plus advice on how to use them.

December 8, 2022 / Brooks Coatney Appointed to the Goddard Systems Advisory Council
Franchisee council provides insights and perspectives to support and strengthen The Goddard School franchise system

December 8, 2022 / Mark Anthony Hunter Appointed to the Goddard Systems Advisory Council
Franchisee council provides insights and perspectives to support and strengthen The Goddard School franchise system

December 8, 2022 / Bill Hyatt Appointed to the Goddard Systems Advisory Council
Franchisee council provides insights and perspectives to support and strengthen The Goddard School franchise system

December 8, 2022 / Matt Speranza Appointed to the Goddard Systems Advisory Council
Franchisee council provides insights and perspectives to support and strengthen The Goddard School franchise system

December 5, 2022 / 10 Types of Play for Child Development
As your child ages, they’ll participate in many different types of play. Here’s how each contributes to their growth and development.

December 1, 2022 / First Holiday in a Split Household? How to Prepare Your Child
The holidays can bring both excitement and stress for all families. However, for families coordinating their first holiday after a divorce or separation, it can be particularly tough.

November 28, 2022 / Has Resilience Arrived at Your House?
For most young children, “catch up” after the pandemic has yet to become real.

November 25, 2022 / Ukrainians Visit Dekalb as Chamblee Mayor Visits Kovel to Form New Partnership
The Goddard School of Chamblee organized a toy and book drive to support the children of Ukraine.

November 25, 2022 / How to Be a Good Sports Parent and Help Your Kids Get the Most From the Game
Every parent wants their child to succeed in whatever activity or passion they pursue, and every child wants a parent to be their biggest cheerleader — both on and off the field.

November 17, 2022 / How to Blend Holiday Traditions
No matter your family's dynamic, you can create meaningful holiday experiences by blending existing traditions or creating new ones.

November 16, 2022 / The Goddard School Named to the Franchise Times Top 500
Nationally acclaimed early childhood education provider recognized as a top franchise for the 19th consecutive year.

November 14, 2022 / Ideas for Indoor Family Fun as Milwaukee Gets a Kick of Winter Weather
As Milwaukee gears up for the first measurable snow of the season, families across the area are beginning to adjust to making more plans for family activities indoors.

November 10, 2022 / Parents Who Raise Independent, Self-Sufficient Kids Do These 4 Things
The sweetest dreams of exhausted parents tend to involve their kids doing some things for themselves. And although kids have a seemingly infinite list of needs, a part of them has a deep desire for independence, which they can use to meet those needs.

November 10, 2022 / The Goddard School Opens Tennesee Location
The need for high-quality childcare has never been greater, and as we open the 600th Goddard School, we remain committed to building upon Goddard’s rich history while making the world a better place through early childhood development.

November 10, 2022 / The Goddard School Continues to Expand, Opens 600th Location
Nationally acclaimed early childhood education provider is meeting increased demand for high-quality childcare.

November 8, 2022 / Tips for Teaching Gratitude: A Conversation with the Goddard School
Gratitude is a simple concept that can make a huge impact in the lives of those who practice it.

November 3, 2022 / What's Behind a Nationwide Surge in Kids Getting Sick?
Pediatricians nationwide are seeing an unprecedented and early surge in the number of kids getting sick this year, leaving many parents concerned about a possible prolonged cold and flu season.

November 3, 2022 / Largest Goddard School on the East Coast Opens
The largest Goddard School on the East Coast has opened.

November 1, 2022 / Goddard School Opens New Cumberland County Location
The Goddard School held its ribbon-cutting ceremony today for its new location in Enola

November 1, 2022 / How To Teach Your Kids To Stand Up For Themselves
Helping children establish enough self-confidence to make sound decisions regardless of what others are compelling them to do is a critical component of their social development.

October 27, 2022 / Goddard School Moves to Expanded Location in Enola
The Goddard School of Enola relocates to its new, 18,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art location.

October 27, 2022 / How to Best Foster Children's Imaginations this Halloween
Halloween is the perfect time of year to encourage children to exercise their imaginations.

October 27, 2022 / Demand Grows for Early Childhood Education
More than 60 percent of parents with kids age 6 and younger think the pandemic stunted their child’s academic and developmental growth, according to a study commissioned by The Goddard School.

October 27, 2022 / 2022 Top Franchises For Veterans Ranking
The Goddard School ranked in the top franchises offering incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees.

October 24, 2022 / Emory College First-Year Student Wins National Scholarship for Mental Health Advocacy
Kira Young's commitment to understanding mental health and pushing for more awareness recently led her to be selected as the national winner of the 2022 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship. 

October 24, 2022 / Franchise Times Top 500 Ranks the Largest Brands in Franchising
The Goddard School has been named to Franchise Times Top 500 for the 19th consecutive year.

October 10, 2022 / Local Educator Discusses Social-Emotional Learning
Hear some advice including tips such as throwing away food labels, helping children identify their emotions, making exercise an enjoyable activity and encouraging sound sleep.

October 6, 2022 / Hurricane Ian Donation Drive Inspires Tampa Children
The Goddard School of South Tampa is collecting items for parents impacted by Hurricane Ian.

October 4, 2022 / Counselors Seeing Increase in Students Struggling with School Anxiety, Social Skills
One month into the school year, it seems students are struggling more than usual.

September 19, 2022 / Tips on Kids' Boredom, Chores, and Decision-Making
Preparedness helps a lot, but adapting to what actually happens endures.

September 16, 2022 / Social-Emotional Development in Education: A Conversation with The Goddard School
Learn how to support self-awareness and social-emotional development in young learners through this empowering conversation with The Goddard School.

September 15, 2022 / This is What Parents Are Worried About With Their Kids
This is what parents are worried about when educating their kids.

September 14, 2022 / Parents Believe that Returning to School Gives Their Children an Opportunity to Regain Normalcy
Two-thirds of parents are relieved when the school year starts, but not because they want a break from their children.

September 13, 2022 / Parents Believe that Returning to School Gives Their Children an Opportunity to Regain Normalcy
According to a recent poll of 2,000 parents of children ages 0-6, 56% believe that returning to school gives their children an opportunity to regain normalcy by engaging in social activities.

September 12, 2022 / What's New at The Goddard School
Since its founding in 1983, The Goddard School has become a leader in childcare as one of the largest franchised preschool systems.

September 9, 2022 / Safety tips for National Baby Safety Month
September marks National Baby Safety Month, and whether parents are expecting their first child or their fourth child, it is important to stay up to date on baby health and safety.

September 6, 2022 / Science Explains Why Kids That Play Well Thrive
For kids, play is a state of being. For parents, it’s an investment in time and money. Science explains how all that time on the playground brings lifelong dividends.

September 3, 2022 / South Forsyth High School Graduate Chosen for $10,000 Goddard School Scholarship
The Goddard School, the nation’s leading premium educational childcare provider, recently awarded a Forsyth County student with the 2022 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship.

September 2, 2022 / Annual Teacher Of The Year Program Celebrates Local Early Childhood Educator
Goddard Systems is pleased to present Amanda Cervetti from The Goddard School of Lithia (FishHawk) with a 2022 Teacher of the Year Award.

September 1, 2022 / 20 Thanksgiving Decorations that'll Make Your Guests Feel Right at Home
Crayons and coloring books are a great way to keep kids entertained, but this Thanksgiving craft takes things one step further. 

August 30, 2022 / Goddard Systems Presents 14th Annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship to Kira Young from Cumming, GA
Goddard Systems has awarded Kira Young the 2022 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship.

August 30, 2022 / Goddard Systems Presents 14th Annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship to Kira Young from Cumming, GA
Kira Young, a 2010 kindergarten graduate of The Goddard School of Suwanee (Old Atlanta), is the recipient of the 2022 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship.

August 29, 2022 / How the Goddard Family of Schools Can Help Get Your Students Back on Their Academic Track
While the pandemic greatly changed school and playtime routines, it’s no surprise that children have been incredibly resilient. However, according to a Harvard study, 61% of parents still feel the pandemic negatively impacted their child’s social-emotional development. 

August 28, 2022 / 'DEI is not a statistic': Philadelphia-area business leaders on what's holding the region back from achieving greater equity
The 2022 Diversity in Business honorees discuss what they believe to be the biggest barriers to inclusion in Greater Philadelphia.

August 26, 2022 / Helping Children Thrive Inside and Outside the Classroom after Pandemic Isolation
According to a Harvard study, 61% of parents still feel the pandemic negatively impacted their child’s social-emotional development.

August 26, 2022 / Diversity in Business Awards 2022: Christina Estrada, Goddard Systems
Christina Estrada was honored for her commitment to advancing DEIB issues to create a more equitable and inclusive future for Greater Philadelphia. 

August 26, 2022 / Goddard School of Land O’Lakes Opens
The Goddard School has opened its first location in Land O’Lakes, with a local family as its owners.

August 24, 2022 / "Social-Emotional Learning" with Goddard Systems Education on Coast Live
Dr. Lauren Starnes and Dennis R. Maple join Coast live to talk about the pandemic's affect on early childhood education.

August 24, 2022 / Tips To Help Children Thrive
Dennis Maple and Dr. Lauren Starnes discuss how parents can notice stress in their children and help them reacclimate and grow.

August 24, 2022 / Advice to Help Children Thrive Inside the Classroom
Expert advice to help students adjust to the classroom after remote learning. 

August 24, 2022 / Tips To Help Children Thrive
While the pandemic greatly changed school and playtime routines, it’s no surprise that children have been incredibly resilient. 

August 24, 2022 / "Social-Emotional Learning" with Goddard Systems Education on Coast Live
Dr. Lauren Starnes and Dennis R. Maple join Coast live to talk about the pandemic's affect on early childhood education.

August 22, 2022 / Tips for Parents, Students as New School Year Begins
Each new school year comes with a new set of challenges and things for kids to be worried about, but experts saying preparing your kids the right way for the upcoming year can make a big impact.

August 19, 2022 / 10 First Day Jitters Activities to Do Away with the Back-to-School Scaries
Quell your kid's back-to-school nerves with these entertaining and helpful first day jitters activities.

August 19, 2022 / Project of the Month: Acella Construction Corp. completes construction of 15,000 s/f The Goddard School of Sudbury, MA
Acella Construction Corp. completed construction of The Goddard School of Sudbury

August 16, 2022 / How to Make Back-to-School Stress Free
Jillian Staffiera, owner of The Goddard School of Philadelphia, give tips to achieve a stress-free back-to-school season.

August 16, 2022 / Goddard School Opens Sudbury Location
A new early education center focusing on students under age 6 recently opened in Sudbury.

August 9, 2022 / Goddard School Opens New Location in Minnetonka
The Goddard School has opened its first location in Minnetonka.

August 9, 2022 / Goddard Systems Chairman and CEO Dennis R. Maple Named to Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America List
Dennis R. Maple has been named to Savoy magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America list.

August 5, 2022 / Why I’m Prioritizing Relationships, Trust and Connectivity in 2022
Dennis R. Maple discusses the importance of relationships, trust and connectivity with internal and external stakeholders.

August 3, 2022 / Back to School Gift Guide
The Goddard School’s educational experts suggest books that are perfect for families to read together.

August 2, 2022 / How Parents Can Help Support Their Child’s Mental Health
While awareness around mental health, especially among children, has become more widely recognized in recent years, many parents still do not know what signs to look for in their children.

August 1, 2022 / Little Futures
The Goddard School is putting down roots in Minnetonka and bringing high standards of excellence for early childhood education

August 1, 2022 / Back to School Blues?
After quarantines and closures, students aren't the only ones feeling some back-to-school anxiety.

July 29, 2022 / Newborn Day Care: How to Decide What’s Right for Your Little One
Around 40% of children under a year of age attend non-parent day care — but selecting the right facility for your newborn’s needs can take time. 

July 28, 2022 / Goddard Systems, LLC Welcomes Kevin Brickner as Vice President, Franchise Sales
In this newly established role, Brickner is responsible for driving the expansion of The Goddard School by identifying prospective franchisees and engaging with existing franchisees interested in opening additional schools.

July 28, 2022 / Tips to Emotionally Prepare Your Young Child for School
For so many families, the first day of school sets the tone for the rest of the school year. And rather than fighting tears and anxiety when they happen, you can get ready in advance to help your child feel happy and excited about the year to come.

July 28, 2022 / People on the Move
Kevin Brickner joins Goddard Systems, LLC as vice president, franchise sales. 

July 28, 2022 / Goddard Systems, LLC Welcomes Kevin Brickner as Vice President, Franchise Sales
Experienced sales executive joins childcare franchise leader to accelerate growth and development

July 27, 2022 / What to Say, and When to Say It, After the Next Tragedy
There is no one right thing to say when it comes to talking to young children about tragedy.

July 25, 2022 / 5 Ways to Teach Kids Responsibility This Summer
During the school year, kids have a routine where they are responsible for getting ready for school, doing homework and more. How can you keep that responsibility going through lazy summer days?

July 22, 2022 / 15 Philadelphia-Area Black Executives Listed Among the Most Influential in Corporate America by Savoy
Corporate leaders from the Philadelphia region are well represented on Savoy Magazine's list of the “Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America” for 2022.

July 20, 2022 / Big Conversations with Little Children
Young children need guidance to make sense of the world even with topics that are difficult for parents.

July 19, 2022 / Pleasant Prairie Educators Recognized as Regional 'Teacher of the Year' Winners
The results are in and two local educators are regional "Teacher of the Year" winners.

July 18, 2022 / 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America
Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America listing showcases an elite representation of African-American men and women who have been recognized for their executive and business leadership in national and global-leading corporations.

July 12, 2022 / Diversity in Business Awards: Announcing the first group of 2022 honorees
The Business Journal is proud to honor 20 individuals as this year’s Diversity in Business honorees.

July 12, 2022 / How to Deal With Sensory Overload in Children
Every day, we’re constantly taking in sensory input from the world around us. At times, children’s brains can have a hard time making sense of all of this sensory input, which can lead to sensory overload.

July 11, 2022 / How to Prepare for Unexpected Questions from Young Children
To work with young children means to always expect the unexpected question at the unexpected time. How can you and your teaching staff be prepared for such questions?

June 30, 2022 / First Alert Weather Visit: Goddard School in Littleton
Meteorologist Dave Aguilera takes his tornado machine to schools all across the Front Range.

June 29, 2022 / Children's Mental Health Concerns: Signs You Should Look For
New data from the CDC finds one in five children live with a significant mental health concern. Jen Davis, a pre-K teacher at Goddard School in Pleasant Prairie joined CBS 58 with some signs parents should look for. 

June 21, 2022 / Emotionally Preparing Your Toddler for Preschool
Learn how to talk about starting school and the plan for drop-offs, even if your child is upset.

June 15, 2022 / How to Teach Your Child to Behave, Play Well With Others and Overcome Pandemic Awkwardness
Pandemic-era kids are more defiant and fussy than earlier generations. They also can have a hard time making friends. Here's what to do about it.

June 14, 2022 / Local Teachers from the Goddard School in Pleasant Prairie, WI are Regional “Teacher of the Year” Winners
Local educators Britney Kramer and Jennifer Davis, from The Goddard School located in Pleasant Prairie, have been named regional winners of a 2022 Teacher of the Year Award. 

June 14, 2022 / Jennifer Wolfsheimer | Goddard School
Goddard Systems Inc. presented Jennifer Wolfsheimer from The Goddard School of Forest Hill with a 2022 Teacher of the Year Award.

June 9, 2022 / Mason Teacher Named Regional 2022 Teacher of the Year
A teacher at The Goddard School of Mason has been selected as the regional winner for the franchisor's 2022 Teacher of the Year awards.

June 8, 2022 / The Goddard School of Riverview is Now Open
The Goddard School has opened its first location in Riverview. 

June 8, 2022 / Goddard Systems, Inc. Celebrates Extraordinary Early Childhood Educators from Across the Country
Now in their 16th year, The Goddard School Teacher of the Year Awards recognize Goddard School educators who use their passion for teaching to foster a sense of joy in the learning process.

June 8, 2022 / Goddard Systems, Inc. Celebrates Extraordinary Early Childhood Educators from Across the Country
Annual Teacher of the Year Awards Presented to 12 Teachers for Dedication to Students

June 3, 2022 / Early Childhood Education School Opens its Doors in New Braunfels
Parent opens Goddard School to support individualized education.

May 31, 2022 / How to Worry Less Over What the Pandemic Has Cost Your Kids
Many parents are now asking, "Will my kids ever catch up?"

May 30, 2022 / Seeing the Impact That Goddard Had on Their Two Young Kids Drove This Family to Open Their Own School in McKinney
Early childhood development is personal for Tommy Chamakala and his wife, Ann.

May 26, 2022 / Goddard School holds groundbreaking for Jonesboro location
The Goddard School, a nationally-acclaimed early childhood education franchise, recently broke ground on a new Jonesboro location.

May 26, 2022 / Goddard School Opens in Asheville
The Goddard School has opened its first location in Asheville to serve local families seeking care for their children.

May 26, 2022 / 8 Ways to Help Little Kids Deal with Big Emotions
Whether it’s not getting the snack they wanted or the death of a pet, kids deal with big feelings and they wear them on their sleeves. 

May 25, 2022 / How to Talk to Your Kids About School Shootings
Dr. Kyle D. Pruett offers tips about how to talk to kids about scary things.

May 25, 2022 / Experts Say This is How to Discipline a Kid Who Doesn’t Care About Consequences
Whether you’re new to parenting, or you still have a tween or teen at home, discipline poses a challenge. 

May 23, 2022 / Women Of The C-Suite: Dr Lauren Starnes of Goddard Systems On The Five Things You Need To Succeed As A Senior Executive
As a part of their interview series called “Women Of The C-Suite,” Authority Magazine interviewed Dr. Lauren Starnes.

May 21, 2022 / Experts Agree: 5 Benefits of Art for Your Child’s Development
Art exploration doesn’t just fuel your child’s creativity, it also benefits other areas of their development as well.

May 19, 2022 / The Goddard School Opens New Braunfels Campus
In early May, The Goddard School opened a New Braunfels location in the Veramendi community.

May 16, 2022 / People on the Move
Dr. Lauren Starnes has joined Goddard Systems, Inc. as senior vice president and chief academic officer.

May 11, 2022 / The Goddard School of Honey Creek Opens in McKinney
The Goddard School opened its third McKinney location. The Goddard School of Honey Creek is located near the Trinity Falls community.

April 28, 2022 / Goddard School breaks ground on 10,800-square-foot facility in Bridgeland
After announcing the partnership earlier this year, The Goddard School has broken ground on a 10,800-square-foot facility in the Bridgeland master-planned community.

April 26, 2022 / Congressman Wittman Visits Goddard School of Ashland
Congressman Rob Wittman visited The Goddard School of Ashland, an early childhood education center in Hanover County, Virginia.

April 26, 2022 / Regency Mall Makes the Grade for Franchisees of Early Education Center
The Goddard School plans to open a new location at Regency in late 2022.

April 22, 2022 / Acella Construction Breaks Ground on Goddard School
Acella Construction Corp. broke ground on the Goddard School for Early Childhood Development.

April 22, 2022 / How to Childproof Your Outdoor Space
You’ve done all the research into how to childproof your home to ensure your baby is safe. But there’s still more work to do when it comes to outdoor spaces, which can be just as dangerous to curious babies as indoor spaces.

April 21, 2022 / South Placer Celebrates Earth Day
The Goddard School’s Earth Day activities and lesson plans have included making musical instruments and art out of recycled materials and creating classroom planters out of tin cans.

April 18, 2022 / The Goddard School Coming to Locust Point
The Goddard School is coming to 1111 Key Hwy. East in Locust Point.

April 11, 2022 / The Goddard Difference: Learning for Fun, Learning for Life
Children learn best through experience – that’s the philosophy of The Goddard School.

April 11, 2022 / Goddard Systems, Inc. Welcomes Dr. Lauren Starnes as Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Lauren Starnes joins GSI with more than 20 years of experience in education, including curriculum development, evaluation and implementation, as well as teaching and consulting in the fields of preschool, special needs and elementary education.

April 11, 2022 / Goddard Systems, Inc. Welcomes Dr. Lauren Starnes as Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
GSI has appointed Dr. Lauren Starnes as senior vice president and chief academic officer. In this newly established role, Starnes will be responsible for leading the development of The Goddard School’s proprietary education program, driving research-based innovation and implementing new accreditation standards across the franchise system.

April 10, 2022 / This Eye Contact Trick Will Stop Your Toddler From Running Off
According to Jack Maypole, M.D., educational advisory board member at the Goddard School, teaching your toddler to maintain eyeshot is a smart way to set up a boundary built on trust. 

April 5, 2022 / DFWChild’s Best for Families 2022
The Goddard School was named the best child care center for infants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

April 1, 2022 / The Goddard School Sandy Springs Invests in Biotech
With state-of-the-art schools on both Hammond Drive and Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, The Goddard School in Sandy Springs is much more than a typical daycare.

April 1, 2022 / The Goddard School Opens in Rockwall
The Goddard School officially opened its first location in Rockwall to better serve Rockwall County and Dallas/Fort Worth area families seeking care for their young children.

March 30, 2022 / Private Preschool Opening Second Location in the Ansonia
This September, The Goddard School is opening a location at the Ansonia on West 73rd Street and Broadway.

March 30, 2022 / Nurturing Self-Awareness in Children
Given that children begin developing self-awareness skills so early in life, parents can help their young children take advantage of their social-emotional learning and keep it growing across developmental stages.

March 28, 2022 / What Toddlers Learn From Water Play and 7 Fun Activities to Try This Spring
Playing with water is not only fun, but it can improve a child's physical and cognitive development. 

March 22, 2022 / Business Profile: The Goddard School of Toms River Route 70
The Goddard School offers programs and services for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, as well as before/after care and summer camp until age 12.

March 15, 2022 / One Pandemic Upside: Some Dads Are Spending More Time with Their Kids
What has this meant for families? And how can we keep it going?

March 15, 2022 / How to Talk to Kids and Teens About Ukraine
Child psychologists share tips for addressing kids' questions, anxiety and fears about the crisis in Ukraine.

March 9, 2022 / The Goddard School Opens Fourth Chicago Location
The new Goddard School in the West Loop can accommodate 153 children.

March 9, 2022 / The Goddard School: Bringing Early Childhood Enrichment to Gainesville
When it comes to early childhood enrichment, few names hold the same weight as The Goddard School.

March 8, 2022 / 2022 Fastest-Growing Franchises (Worldwide) Ranking
Meet the companies that are leveraging their ability to scale fast across the globe in Entrepreneur’s annual fastest-growing-franchises ranking. 

March 8, 2022 / 2022 Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada) Ranking
Meet the companies that saw the greatest franchise unit growth in the U.S. and Canada over the last year.

March 8, 2022 / The Goddard School's Location in New Market, Maryland is Now Open
The Goddard School officially opened its New Market, MD location to better serve Frederick County families seeking care for their young children.

March 7, 2022 / Love Wordle? Check Out the Benefits of Playing with Your Kids.
Games meant to be played solo can build surprising life skills when played as a family.

March 4, 2022 / Goddard School Collects 2,700 Books During 2022 Fundraiser
More than 27,000 books have been collected to benefit Bernie's Book Bank after a month-long book drive planned by The Goddard School. 

March 1, 2022 / The Goddard School: Sun Prairie School is Now Open
The Goddard School®, the nation’s leading premier early childhood education franchise, has opened a location in Sun Prairie.

February 19, 2022 / Goddard Schools Collecting Books for Children Who Have None

To help bridge the gap of literacy access for underprivileged children, the Goddard Schools in the Chicago area are collecting children's books.

February 10, 2022 / New Goddard School Opens in Cumberland County
The new Goddard School is 7,600-square-feet and has eight classrooms for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, office space and two shaded playgrounds.

February 9, 2022 / The Goddard School Named to Entrepreneur’s ‘Franchise 500®’ and ‘Top 10 Children’s Franchises’ for More Than Two Decades
The Goddard School has been ranked one of the top national franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® in 2022.

February 9, 2022 / 10 Snacking Tips to Keep Your Kids Healthy & Happy
To help parents navigate, The Goddard School’s team of early childhood health and education experts share 10 tips on how to make healthy snacking fun!

February 9, 2022 / Goddard School Opens Annapolis Day Care, Early Education Center
The Goddard School opened a new day care and early education center in Parole on Jan. 24.

February 9, 2022 / The Goddard School Named to Entrepreneur’s ‘Franchise 500®’ and ‘Top 10 Children’s Franchises’ for More Than Two Decades
The premier early childhood education provider has been recognized as a strong franchise opportunity for small business owners.

February 8, 2022 / Fun and Engaging Valentine’s Day Crafts for Little Ones
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, families are looking for fun and engaging ways to explore the concept of love with their little ones while teaching them how to express their feelings.

February 4, 2022 / Enola School to Expand
Stacey Warner and Jordan Zielinski recently announced that the Goddard School of Enola will be moving from their current address at 4955 Woodland Drive, Enola, to a larger facility nearby at 4800 Woodland Drive.

February 3, 2022 / Plainfield, Aurora Book Drives Aim To Collect 25K Books For Kids
The Goddard School, partnering with Bernie's Book Bank, is hosting a book drive that will take place throughout February.

February 2, 2022 / Interested in a Children's Franchise? Here Are the Top 10.
If you want to research the best-rated children's franchises that made the cut in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 this year, here’s who earned a spot in the top 10.

January 27, 2022 / The Goddard School Opens in Sun Prairie
A second location in the Madison area has opened for The Goddard School.

January 24, 2022 / The Goddard School Opens Fourth Katy Location
The Goddard School's new location in Katy, which utilizes play-based learning, is enrolling children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old.

January 21, 2022 / Keep Drop-Off Dread At Bay With These 70+ Questions To Ask Daycare Providers
Education and parenting experts weigh in on what to consider when choosing a daycare provider.

January 15, 2022 / 5 Best Preschools in Portland, OR
The Goddard School of South Portland commits to meeting the highest standards in early childhood education.

January 10, 2022 / Officials Break Ground on New 18,000-Square-Foot Goddard School in Cumberland County
The Goddard School of Enola is building a much larger facility than its current location but the move won’t be too far way.

January 6, 2022 / The 15 Best Childcare Franchises of 2022
The Goddard School is ranked as the top childcare franchise for 2022.

January 6, 2022 / 2022 Franchise 500 Ranking
Entrepreneur’s 43rd annual Franchise 500® ranking shines a light on the unique challenges and changes that have shaped the franchise industry over the last year—and how franchisors have adapted and evolved to meet them.

January 6, 2022 / 15+ Fun Winter Activities for Families (At Home Edition)
Winter is here! Check out some at-home activities for you to enjoy as a family as you try to stay warm throughout the season!

December 31, 2021 / 22 Franchises We Love For the New Year
Happy New Year! To celebrate, 1851 rounded up 22 of the most exciting franchise concepts that are positioned to thrive in ‘22.

December 27, 2021 / The Goddard School is coming to Minnetonka in 2022
The Goddard School is breaking ground in Minnetonka to bring the play-based learning experience to area families by summer 2022. 

December 27, 2021 / Top Private Preschool Franchises Childcare Professionals Should Consider
A good preschool franchise will help you fulfill your mandate and help you succeed. Here are 5 top private preschool franchises every child care professional should consider joining.

December 20, 2021 / The Goddard School is Coming Soon to Morton Ranch Road
The Goddard School will soon open a new location in Katy, TX. The newly constructed childcare center will be the fourth Katy location opened by the nationally acclaimed early childcare provider.

December 18, 2021 / Best of the North 2021
Cincy Magazine readers voted for their favorites in 121 categories, and we are excited to bring you this year’s winners.

December 15, 2021 / How to Survive Holiday Toddler Meltdowns
Tis the season to be overstimulated. If you notice your little one is acting out, they may need to take a break from the hectic holiday pace. Here’s how you can help them.

December 13, 2021 / Goddard School Finds New Home at 18,000-Square-Foot Facility in Enola
Enola will soon be home to one of the largest childcare centers in Cumberland County.

December 9, 2021 / 5 Tips to Prevent Holiday Meltdowns in Young Children
Between spending enough quality time with loved ones and keeping up with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s common for many to experience some stress and anxiety this time of year – including the youngest members of our families.

December 6, 2021 / 5 Tips to Prevent Young Kids from Melting Down During the Holidays
Regardless of how you celebrate the holidays, this can be a magical time for young children. But from a parent’s perspective, the disruption in their child’s regular routine may feel like a seasonal conspiracy that precipitates into an emotional meltdown.

December 3, 2021 / One Kind Word: Building Resilience During Anti-Bullying Week and Beyond with The Goddard School
Explore One Kind Word during Anti-Bullying Week and beyond in this conversation with The Goddard School and discover ways to empower your young learners to be a little more compassionate every day.

December 2, 2021 / 5 Ways to Prevent Holiday Meltdowns
To help parents this holiday season, The Goddard School put together five tips to help prevent holiday meltdowns in young children and to help the whole family enjoy these special moments together.

December 2, 2021 / Goddard School of Randolph Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary
The Goddard School of Randolph, a recognized leader in educating and nurturing children in Randolph, Roxbury, and the surrounding community, recently reached an impressive milestone when they hit the mark of 20 years in business.

November 16, 2021 / Dennis R. Maple on the 5 Things Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Thrive and Excel in School
School is really not easy these days. What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school, particularly during these challenging and anxiety-provoking times?

November 16, 2021 / The Goddard School Opens First Kent Location for Preschoolers
The Goddard School, the largest franchised preschool system in the nation, opened a Kent location.

November 9, 2021 / Twindemic Tips: How to Handle the Winter Flu & COVID
Flu season is here, but this season of sniffles might be a little different, with the possibility of what experts are calling a “twindemic,” the combination of a severe flu season alongside COVID-19.

November 8, 2021 / Fun Fall Crafts to Do With the Kids
The Goddard School education experts put together fun and creative family friendly fall crafts for kids and families to enjoy this season.

November 8, 2021 / Safe and Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for Little Ones
The Goddard School education experts put together fun and creative family friendly Thanksgiving crafts for kids and families to enjoy while learning what it means to be thankful.

November 6, 2021 / Goddard School Franchise in Upper Saucon Township
The Goddard School opened a new school in Upper Saucon Township.

October 27, 2021 / 5 Best Child Care in Denver, CO
The Goddard School of Denver (City Park West) has been named one of the best child care options in the Denver area.

October 26, 2021 / Tricks, Treats, and Spooky Sweets – 10 Creative Ideas for a Fun, Safe Halloween for Young Children
This Halloween, parents are seeking ways to provide their little ones with safe and fun activities that will capture the spirit of Halloween and all the imagination and excitement that this spooky season brings.

October 25, 2021 / Tricks, Treats, and Spooky Sweets – 10 Creative Ideas for a Fun, Safe Halloween for Young Children
Looking for Halloween fun with kids? Here are 10 games and fun ideas to make your child's Halloween a memorable one.

October 18, 2021 / The Goddard School Celebrates Opening in Montgomery Township, NJ
The Goddard School of Skillman, NJ is celebrating the start of its commitment to provide the highest quality childcare to families in Somerset County.

October 15, 2021 / Most Profitable Franchises
The Goddard School is listed as one of Franchise Business Review's Most Profitable Franchises.

October 5, 2021 / 2021 Top Franchises For Veterans Ranking
Entrepreneur ranks the top 150 franchises offering incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees

October 4, 2021 / The Goddard School of Gainesville Fall Festival
The Goddard School of Gainesville celebrated its fifth anniversary by hosting its popular Fall Festival.

October 4, 2021 / The 15 Most Profitable Franchises in the US
The 15 franchises you’ll find on this list are the ones with the highest profits in 2019 based on net profit data included in their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

October 1, 2021 / Franchise Times Top 400
See the annual ranking of the largest U.S.-based franchise systems by systemwide sales

October 1, 2021 / Childcare Franchise Opens First Nassau Location
The Goddard School of North Belmore opened its doors on Sept. 7, marking the franchise's first location in Nassau County.

September 27, 2021 / The Goddard School Opens Bentonville Location
Goddard Systems Inc., the franchisor of The Goddard School, will increase its footprint in Northwest Arkansas this fall when a fourth location opens.

September 22, 2021 / A Guide to Collin County Education & Childcare
Whether it’s daycare, preschool, public school, or private school, these are where your child will grow, develop, feel nurtured, and spend a large part of their day.

September 22, 2021 / The Goddard School of Gainesville Hosts Oct. 2 Fall Festival
The Goddard School of Gainesville will celebrate its fifth anniversary by hosting the popular Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2.

September 18, 2021 / The Goddard School to Open New Katy location
The new Goddard School will have a student capacity of 162 with nine classrooms, an indoor gym and two shaded playgrounds.

September 17, 2021 / Time-Tested Tips for Reading with Your Kids
Reading with your children strengthens your bond with them, builds vocabulary and language skills, supports brain development, teaches life skills through conversations about the characters in the stories and so much more.

September 14, 2021 / Parenting Educator Has Quick Trick to Calm Kids When They Are Angry, But Not All Experts Agree
An Australian parenting educator's simple tip spurred lively conversation among parents and experts.

September 11, 2021 / How To Talk To Kids About 9/11
Be honest, and focus on how people came together to face the aftermath of September 11th.

September 10, 2021 / 5 Child Care Franchises We Love
With many saying “hasta la vista, baby” to WFH life, here are five of our favorite child care franchises poised for success during the pandemic and beyond.

September 9, 2021 / GUIDE: Private schools in Cedar Park, Leander
Private schools around Cedar Park and Leander offer a variety of specialized instruction, from different religious affiliations to various types of curriculum.

September 9, 2021 / How IFA Has Helped Sustain My Business
Over the last year and a half, we – small business owners and larger organizations alike – have had to and continue to navigate the pandemic together.

September 7, 2021 / Goddard School Students Donate to Friends of Breakheart Reservation
Students from the Goddard School made a donation to the Friends of Breakheart Reservation

September 7, 2021 / Grand Rapids Best Daycare Centers that Love Your Kids Like Their Own
As parents, we want to be sure our kids are safe and well taken care of when they are away from home.

September 1, 2021 / Another Goddard School Coming to Cumberland County
Work is underway on a new early childcare learning center in the Carlisle area

August 26, 2021 / The Goddard School is Coming to Murfreesboro in 2022
The Goddard School is breaking ground in Murfreesboro, TN to bring the play-based learning experience to area families by summer of 2022.

August 26, 2021 / Top 3 Preschools in Houston
Finding a preschool for your children can be difficult. Here are the top three preschools in Houston.

August 26, 2021 / Jennifer Cauthern Brings Quality Childcare Option to Fort Worth Families
Inspired by her love for children and desire to provide quality education and childcare services to area families, Jennifer Cauthern officially opened The Goddard School of Fort Worth (Northwest).

August 26, 2021 / Here Are The Best Daycares And Preschools In NoVA, As Voted By Readers
Whether you are looking for child care as you go back to work or want to give your children a head start in the classroom, these are the best places to start.

August 25, 2021 / The Goddard School of Avon
The Goddard School provides fun learning experiences for students

August 25, 2021 / Sign Your Kids Up for One of These Three Preschools in Atlanta
Here are three of the best preschools in Atlanta

August 25, 2021 / FDD Talk 2021: The Goddard School Franchise Review
Learn about The Goddard School's financial performance analysis, costs, fees, and more

August 24, 2021 / Goddard Systems, Inc. Presents 13th Annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship to Teeba Furat Marlowe from Concord, OH
Iraqi War Survivor Awarded $10,000 to Help Pursue College Studies in Medicine

August 24, 2021 / Goddard Systems, Inc. Presents 13th Annual Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship to Teeba Furat Marlowe from Concord, OH
Iraqi War Survivor Awarded $10,000 to Help Pursue College Studies in Medicine

August 23, 2021 / Best Preschool Education
The Goddard School is named one of the best preschools in Richmond.

August 20, 2021 / (10 of) 21 Franchising Predictions for 2021
Franchising faced challenges we never could have imagined this time last year, and while some businesses shut down completely or operated at reduced capacity, others were able to survive or even thrive. Either way, there were valuable lessons learned and, we hope, a renewed sense of purpose and optimism.

August 20, 2021 / Why Do Students Benefit From Summer Break?
Think back on childhood memories of summer playtime, adventure, leisure time to discover hobbies, and spending time with friends. Not only are these memories priceless, but the times we spent playing during the summer were actually fundamental to every aspect of developing into who we are today.

August 13, 2021 / The Importance of Family Support for Beginning Readers
How good school-home partnerships strengthen literacy

August 12, 2021 / Education Options
The Goddard School in Edina offers additional learning opportunities

August 8, 2021 / Memphis Mom Co | Guide to Preschools
The Goddard School is a trusted name among families

August 5, 2021 / New Preschool Being Built in North Bellmore
Passersby may have noticed The Goddard School being built at 1641 Bellmore Road. Nearing the end of its construction, the preschool will soon offer a unique spin on education to dozens of children.

August 5, 2021 / Childhood Education Expert Shares Tips on Getting Toddlers Ready for First Day of School
With the new school year approaching, many families will see their toddlers in school or day care for the first time

August 4, 2021 / Groundbreaking Held for New Braintree Development After Many Twists and Turns
With the construction of a new day care and preschool, the redevelopment of the intersection of Liberty and Grove streets is underway

August 4, 2021 / Goddard Systems, Inc. and Celebrity Focus, Inc. Win Two 2021 Skyline Awards from Public Relations Society of America
PRSA Chicago Chapter Honors ‘2020 Teacher Appreciation Week’ and ‘Parenting Under Five’ Videos 

August 2, 2021 / The Goddard School Under Construction in Rockwall
The Goddard School is under construction at a new location in Rockwall, TX

July 26, 2021 / Children’s Franchise Industry Report (2021)
A new appreciation for children's franchises

July 26, 2021 / Local daycare celebrates start of the Olympics with an opening ceremony
Students dressed in their best red, white, and blue and paraded around the playground with flags and signs

July 26, 2021 / The Goddard School coming soon to Trinity Falls area in McKinney
The Goddard School is under construction and projected to open in early 2022

July 20, 2021 / The Goddard School Builds Targeted Curriculum Around Great Works of Children’s Literature Focusing on Social-Emotional Development
This fall, The Goddard School introduces a targeted curriculum built around great works of children’s literature focusing on social-emotional development.

July 19, 2021 / The Goddard School Builds Targeted Curriculum Around Great Works of Children’s Literature Focusing on Social-Emotional Development
“Life Lesson Library” Teaches Five Educational Themes including Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making

July 12, 2021 / Goddard School Students Celebrate Graduating Pre-K
The Goddard School on Route 70 strives to make learning experiences memorable and fun

July 1, 2021 / Being and Playing Outdoors Matters for Young Children
How to help a child re-engage with nature

June 28, 2021 / The Goddard School Opens at 5401 North
New early childhood learning center opens in Raleigh and is now enrolling in Summer Learning program

June 25, 2012 / The Goddard School - 2021 Summer Learning Program
A structured summer learning environment offers several benefits for young children

June 23, 2021 / 7 Outdoor Activities for Young Children to Learn While Having Fun
Summer learning has a positive impact on young children’s social-emotional development

June 17, 2021 / Whitney Mooney – The Goddard School – Knapp’s Corner
Whitney and Sean Mooney opened the Knapp’s Corner Goddard School to bring quality, early childhood education to the area

June 4, 2021 / Children's Businesses Franchises
The Goddard School ranks #76 in Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise500

June 3, 2021 / Getting to know The Goddard School
The Goddard School located in Mt. Pleasant is featured on WCBD-TV (NBC Charleston) Living Local

June 1, 2021 / Goddard Systems, Inc. and Celebrity Focus, Inc. Win Coveted 2021 Public Relations Society of America Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation
‘2020 Teacher Appreciation Week’ Video Earns National Recognition from Leading Professional Organization

June 1, 2021 / Children's Products and Services Future-Proof Franchising
Children’s products and services franchises show a lot of growth potential for budding business owners.

June 1, 2021 / Best of Plymouth 2021
The Goddard School wins Best Private Preschool / Childcare

May 28, 2021 / How Parents Can Show Gratitude for Their Child’s Educator Every Day
Showing our appreciation of teachers

May 28, 2021 / Joyner named Goddard School’s regional Teacher of the Year
The Goddard School named Brittany Joyner from The Goddard School of Matthews a regional winner of the 2021 Teacher of the Year Awards

May 28, 2021 / Wyomissing Childcare Educator Awarded Regional 'Teacher of the Year' by Goddard School
Joanne Schultz of Wyomissing has been recognized by the Goddard School as a regional winner in the 2021 “Teacher of the Year” Program

May 28, 2021 / Goddard school teacher wins Teacher of the Year
Nelsy Milne, a teacher with The Goddard School of Cypress, has received the 2021 Teacher of the Year award from the Goddard School System

May 27, 2021 / Franchise Times® Executive Ladder
Goddard Systems, franchisor of The Goddard School, appointed Dennis Maple as chairman of the board

May 26, 2021 / The Goddard School Celebrates Opening Center Valley, PA
Play-based learning center hosts ribbon cutting to mark six months of being open in community

May 25, 2021 / McKinney teacher wins $5K award
A McKinney teacher has been recognized nationally and has won a $5,000 grand prize for her teaching

May 24, 2021 / Goddard Systems, Inc. Expands Teacher of the Year Program, Celebrating 12 Outstanding Early Childhood Educators From Across the Country
Hallie Brady from McKinney, TX is Awarded Grand Prize Winner

May 24, 2021 / Goddard Systems, Inc. Expands Teacher of the Year Program, Celebrating 12 Outstanding Early Childhood Educators from Across the Country
Hallie Brady from McKinney, TX is Awarded Grand Prize Winner

May 20, 2021 / Experts say year of distance learning was not a ‘lost year’ for students; pandemic also brought achievements
The Goddard School has heard from parents who are worried about what some are calling “the lost year.”

May 20, 2021 / The Goddard School® under construction in Rockwall
Groundbreaking ceremony held at site of future Goddard School

May 18, 2021 / Goddard Systems, Inc. CEO Dennis R. Maple Appointed Chairman
Focus on Strategic Imperatives Positions Goddard Schools for Long-Term Success Goddard Systems, Inc.

May 17, 2021 / Goddard School opens in Chino Hills
The Goddard School, a preschool franchise, is open in Chino Hills, the fifth Goddard School in the region and the eighth in California

May 17, 2021 / Dipti Singh Appointed to Goddard Systems Advisory Council
Inaugural Council Serves as Forum to Share Insights and Perspectives

May 17, 2021 / Bill Strickland Appointed to Goddard Systems Advisory Council
Inaugural Council Serves as Forum to Share Insights and Perspectives

May 16, 2021 / The 10 Best Learning Toys For Preschoolers
Toys for age-appropriate play to exercise developmental skills

May 14, 2021 / Shalini Dhiman Appointed to Goddard Systems Advisory Council
Inaugural Council Serves as Forum to Share Insights and Perspectives

May 12, 2012 / Philly nonprofit recognizes those restoring old buildings to former glory
Including the parking garage that's now a Goddard School

May 12, 2021 / Marc Zahirnyi Appointed to Goddard Systems Advisory Council
Inaugural Council Serves as Forum to Share Insights and Perspectives

May 11, 2021 / David Raye Appointed to Goddard Systems Advisory Council
Inaugural Council Serves as Forum to Share Insights and Perspectives

May 11, 2021 / Erika Hill Appointed to Goddard Systems Advisory Council
Inaugural Council Serves as Forum to Share Insights and Perspectives

May 6, 2021 / Goddard Systems, Inc. Announces Franchisee Advisory Council
Inaugural Council Serves as Forum to Share Insights and Perspectives

May 5, 2021 / Urban Air Adventure Park Signs 19 New Franchise Agreements in Past 90 Days
Indoor Adventure Park's Growth Fueled by Combination of New, Multi-Unit Franchisees Investing in Brand and Expansion of Existing Operators

April 30, 2021 / How Summer Learning Can Help Young Children
Goddard’s summer learning program gives children the opportunity to playfully get back to fun and familiar routines

April 30, 2021 / Repairing COVID-19's Effect on the Home-to-School Connection
How to rebuild parent-teacher communication as we come out of the pandemic

April 30, 2021 / The Goddard School Opens at The Trolley Yard in Worcester
 It is the first Goddard School in the city and the 15th in Massachusetts

April 29, 2021 / The Goddard School is Featured on Talk of Alabama
Chairman and CEO Dennis R. Maple and Dr. Helen Hadani discuss the importance of in-person summer learning

April 29, 2021 /  Helpful Tips to Enjoy Gardening With Kids
Enjoy these fun gardening activities and tips to enjoy planting and gardening with your kids

April 29, 2021 / Goddard School on PA live!
Chairman and CEO Dennis R. Maple and Dr. Helen Hadani discuss the importance of in-person summer learning

April 29, 2021 / The Goddard School: About Us
The Goddard School located in Mt. Pleasant is featured on WCBD-TV (NBC Charleston)

April 27, 2021 / Goddard Schools in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Johns celebrated Earth Day
Students showed off outfits they created entirely from recycled materials

April 22, 2021 / Preschoolers at The Goddard School in North Ridgeville get planting for Earth Day
Lorain County youngsters got their hands dirty April 22 when they learned about conservation and how things grow

April 22, 2021 / Construction begins on Sun Prairie early childhood school
1848 Construction announced the start of construction for The Goddard School at 2550 Jenny Wren Trail in Sun Prairie

April 22, 2021 / Op-ed: It’s Not All Bad. Saved Buildings of 2020
This adaptive reuse project near Fitler Square transformed a dingy and crumbling 1925 parking garage into a modern learning environment

April 19, 2021 / People on the Move
Dennis R. Maple, Chairman and CEO at Goddard Systems Inc.

April 18, 2021 / Summer learning programs to help rebuild kids' social development
The Goddard School's new summer learning programs combine a structured environment with fun, academic and social development

April 16, 2021 / Keep your kids engaged over the summer with Goddard Systems, Inc.
The Goddard School offers summer learning for your youngsters

April 16, 2021 / This might be the perfect time for parents to take advantage of summer learning programs
Chairman and CEO Dennis R. Maple and Dr. Helen Hadani discuss the importance of in-person summer learning

April 14, 2021 / Lessons from the classroom: Helping young children and families move forward
Chairman and CEO Dennis R. Maple and Dr. Helen Hadani discuss the importance of in-person summer learning

April 14, 2021 / Lessons from the classroom
Time to talk about Summer Learning with the CEO of Goddard School/Brookings Institution Fellow Dennis Maple, the importance, plus benefits of structure, routine and safety protocols

April 9, 2021 / People on the Move
Goddard Systems, Inc., the franchisor of The Goddard School, has appointed Dennis R. Maple chairman of the Board

April 9, 2021 / Could Summer School Be the Answer to the Pandemic Academic Slide?
Summer school might be just the thing to help students who faced setbacks due to COVID-19—but the benefits go far beyond just education

April 6, 2021 / Goddard Systems, Inc. CEO Dennis R. Maple Appointed Chairman of the Board
Focus on Strategic Imperatives Positions Goddard Schools for Long-Term Success Goddard Systems, Inc.

March 30, 2021 / Child Tax Credits in COVID-19 Stimulus Could Provide an Opportunity to Stretch Your Childcare Budget
Temporary child and childcare tax credits in the American Rescue Plan could benefit prospective and current Goddard parents.

March 30, 2021 / Return of the Richly Connected Childhood
How parents can help their children re-enter the social world post-pandemic

March 24, 2021 / Students take virtual field trip to local hospital to learn how robots help surgeons
A group of learners experiencing technological advances in the operating room were closer to graduating kindergarten than college

March 17, 2021 / Best Daycare Franchise Opportunities for 2021
If you’re thinking about joining a franchise, then consider entering the daycare industry.

March 15, 2021 / The Goddard School Prepares for a Return to In-Person Summer Learning and Fun
Premium Childcare Provider Supports Parents with New Summer Curriculum, Familiar Routines for Kids

March 12, 2021 / ECEC Applauds Passage of the American Rescue Plan
ARPA offers COVID-19 pandemic relief to the childcare industry

March 4, 2021 / Goddard School of Worthington almost ready to open
New private preschool to open a new location at 6733 N. High St. in Worthington, OH

March 3, 2021 / The Goddard School Opens its Doors with Safety as a Priority
The new childcare and preschool in Alexandria is excited to provide a high quality experience to young learners

March 3, 2021 / Goddard students take a 'virtual field trip' to St. Elizabeth operating room
Doctors and nurses at St. Elizabeth worked with teachers at the Goddard School in Anderson Township to bring a little of the outside work to their youngest students

February 23, 2021 / $10M campus expansion in Morrisville aims to create one-stop shop for families
The owner of The Goddard School in Morrisville is expanding the campus to include a swim school, restaurant and more

February 12, 2021 / IFA Elects 5 New Members to its Board of Directors
Dennis R. Maple, President and CEO, Goddard Systems, Inc. Joins IFA Board of Directors

February 9, 2021 / COVID-19 education: Two private schools, two different approaches
Deemed essential, many childcare centers reduced enrollment to children of essential workers only

February 2, 2021 / Delightful Ways to Soothe Young Children During Lockdown
Optimizing family time together

February 2, 2021 / Bentonville's Executive Center changes hands for $6 million
The Goddard School is currently under construction in Bentonville

January 29, 2021 / For real progress, fund the humanities
National initiatives have incorporated STEM education into their programs for children as young as 6 weeks old

January 29, 2021 / Goddard School’s new Beachwood location enrolling students from 6 weeks to 6 years old
The Goddard School has opened at 3875 S. Green Road in Beachwood and is now enrolling students

January 21, 2021 / The Goddard School of Chattanooga Makes Health and Safety Their Top Priorities
On-site owner Parul Patel works to make sure every family enjoys a warm, positive experience

January 18, 2021 / Schools to get garden grants
Fifty-two schools across Arkansas were approved for funding through the Arkansas School Garden Grant Program

January 14, 2021 / Top Rated Education Franchises
Top franchises in the Education Category as rated by current franchisee satisfaction

January 14, 2021 / The Best Multi-Unit Franchise Opportunities
This year’s Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises includes a wide variety of business types including real estate, food, fitness, business services, personal services, education, and more

January 14, 2021 / The 200 Best Franchises to Buy in 2021 - Ranked, Reviewed, Recommended
Franchise Business Review’s annual Top 200 Franchises ranking highlights the best franchise opportunities based on owner satisfaction

January 14, 2021 / Most Profitable Franchises
This year's Most Profitable Franchises went through some very stringent criteria

January 12, 2021 / Dennis R. Maple Elected to the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors
Goddard Systems, Inc. President and CEO Joins Board of World’s Largest Franchising Organization

January 12, 2021 / Dennis R. Maple Elected to the International Franchise Association's Board of Directors
Goddard Systems, Inc. President and CEO Joins Board of World’s Largest Franchising Organization

January 11, 2021 / IFA Elects 5 New Members to its Board of Directors
New board members are drawn from a world class set of franchisors and franchisee

January 5, 2021 / Bridgeland welcomes The Goddard School
Early childcare education provider, The Goddard School, will open in master-planned community Bridgeland in mid-year 2021

January 4, 2021 / 21 Franchising Predictions for 2021
Franchising Thought Leaders Share What They Expect in the Coming Year

January 1, 2021 / Noteworthy Snapshot
Newly opened Goddard School in Edina hosted its ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 21

November 20, 2020 / The Goddard School® Launches New Video Series, Providing Valuable Resource to Parents
‘Parenting Under Five’ taps into knowledge of health and wellbeing medical experts to help parents make informed decisions about childcare.

October 8, 2020 / Lessons from the classroom! Doctors share advice for parents about childcare and school
Whether it's virtually or in person, there's no doubt that kids and parents are facing very different routines

October 8, 2020 / The Goddard School Interview
Like everyone else affected by the pandemic, The Goddard Schools have learned

October 5, 2020 / The best water tables for kids, according to experts
Water tables are a great way to occupy kids outdoors 

October 5, 2020 / Keeping schools going and children learning despite the pandemic
As the nation heads cautiously into the fall season

October 1, 2020 / 29 Halloween Safety Tips That Are Doctor-Approved
Keeping safety in mind is important every Halloween

September 30, 2020 / Doctor, education CEO share ‘Best Lessons Learned’ from pandemic for parents, children
A pediatric doctor and the CEO of Goddard Schools joined CBS 58 to share the lessons

September 30, 2020 / The “best lessons” we are learning to keep our schools moving forward and enable children to continue learning
Health and safety protocols parents should look for and how to prepare children emotionally for new routines and schedules.

September 29, 2020 / Should We Worry About Children's Mental Health During COVID?
In six months, we’ve moved from intense worry about a sudden mysterious threat to our families

September 8, 2020 / Teachers Reveal the Big Ways Their Classrooms Have Changed This Fall For the Pandemic
Here are just some of the ways teachers are having to reconfigure their classrooms

September 4, 2020 / Help Your Child Have a Successful Remote School Year with These 5 Things
When the coronavirus cleared out classrooms in the spring of 2020

August 26, 2020 / How the Pandemic is Strengthening Father-Child Relationships
On a recent telehealth check-up with a six-year-old patient and her father

August 20, 2020 / The Goddard School® Presents the 12th Annual Anthony A. Martino  Memorial Scholarship to Outstanding Goddard Graduate from Portland, OR
Breanna Guo was awarded $10,000 to help her pursue college studies in liberal arts

August 10, 2020 / Waivers, limited class sizes, and 'indoor shoes' are just some of the ways private preschools are planning to reopen in the fall
Some preschools are ready to reopen with new guidelines and procedures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

August 6, 2020 / Everything You Need for Remote Learning (for Every Type of Kid)
As back-to-school season approaches, so too comes the reality that many students..

July 31, 2020 / How to Go "Back to School" During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Here, experts share tips to set your child up for success when going back to school during COVID-19. 

July 29, 2020 / Separation Worries Could Be Significant as Schools Reopen
As I was physically distancing (my preferred term since the other one seems anti-social) from the young family...

July 27, 2020 / The Best Toys for 3-Year-Olds — That Even Your Angsty Threenager Will Love
More needs to be said about the complexity of 3-year-olds

July 13, 2020 / What Experts Think About Reopening Schools
It’s going to be back-to-school time soon, but will children go into the classrooms?

July 7, 2020 / Do Babies Understand Facial Expressions? Experts Explain
Infants spend a lot of their time in your arms or very close by, gazing at your face in amazement.

July 2, 2020 / Expert Tips For Teaching Your Kids to Speak Up Against Racism
In kids, racism can be less obvious

June 25, 2020 / The Best Toddler Toys to Get Kids Through the Terrible Twos
We know that children learn through play, especially the youngest toddlers and preschoolers...

June 25, 2020 / How the Pandemic Affects Young Children’s Emotional Health
I was not expecting Tommy’s father to say, “Doc, I’m not sure that a hyperactivity attention diagnosis is right.

June 16, 2020 / When Do Toddlers Start Playing Pretend? Experts Explain
Playing peek-a-boo and stacking blocks are great and all, but when you're parenting a baby

June 4, 2020 / How Parents Can Help An Anxious Kid
You want to gently introduce children to their fears instead of just throwing them in there.

June 4, 2020 / The best playhouses for kids, according to experts
As a kid, it doesn’t get much better than having a miniature house to call your own. 

May 21, 2020 / What Kids Learn from Water Play and 7 Fun Activities to Try This Summer
Playing with water is not only fun, but it can improve a child’s physical and cognitive development. 

May 20, 2020 / Parents, Stop Worrying About These 5 Things During The Pandemic, Experts Say
On top of worrying about the health of friends and family during this pandemic

May 15, 2020 / Kids Are So Over Zoom. Here's What To Do About It.
Video calls can be a harsh reminder of the sudden changes in your child's life.

May 14, 2020 / 12 fun outdoor toys for toddlers, including kiddie pools, water tables, scooters, and tricycles
Many kids love to explore the great outdoors

April 28, 2020 / 18 outdoor toys and games for kids of all ages
It can be hard to get kids off screens and into the great outdoors.

April 24, 2020 / 7 Ways to Exercise at Home With a Toddler or Preschooler
At home with a rambunctious toddler or preschooler?

April 22, 2020 / 8 Surefire Signs That a Toy Won’t Last
The best toys have a lot in common. So do those that won't stand the test of time.

April 21, 2020 / Why Cooking With Kids Is Worth The Effort - And How to Get Started
When rainy days, a lack of plans, or a global pandemic keeps you inside with kids heading to the kitchen 

April 2, 2020 / This Eye Contact Trick Will Help Prevent Your Toddler from Running Away from You
A month ago I was at the playground for a quick catch-up with my friend and her toddler.

April 1, 2020 / 10 Ways to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus without Scaring Them
With COVID-19 being front and center in everyone’s minds

April 1, 2020 / The Best Outdoor Toys for Kids, According to Experts
Spring is upon us, and now is usually the moment when parents are thinking about how to get their kids out of the house, away from the screens, and into the fresh air. 

March 24, 2020 / So…Can My Kids Have Playdates Right Now?
Currently, it feels like the rules of life—and parenting—are being rewritten every day, thanks to coronavirus and the efforts under way to stop it.

March 20, 2020 / How to Help Your Quarantined Kid Learn Without Driving Yourself Crazy, According to Experts
As of Friday, March 20, the coronavirus pandemic has caused 45 states to close their schools, according to Education Week. 

February 20, 2020 / The Last Word on Homeschooled Children and Their Social Skills
Why and how our worry about these children needs to end.

January 30, 2020 / 5 Best Fitness Trackers for Kids in 2020
Top activity trackers for toddlers, tweens, and teens! 

January 9, 2020 / CEO Dennis Maple Designs New Curriculum for Growth At Goddard School Franchisor
Dennis Maple comes from a family of educators.

 

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