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

The Goddard School, the nation’s leading premium early childhood education provider, has again been recognized as one of the nation’s top franchises by being named to the Franchise Times Top 500 for the 19th consecutive year. As its franchise system continues to experience rapid growth across the country, The Goddard School jumped 17 spots from last year—up to #94—and is the highest-ranking childcare provider in the Top 500, the annual ranking of the largest U.S.-based franchise systems by worldwide sales.

For nearly 35 years, Goddard’s proven franchise model has supported its franchisees with best-in-class operating standards, marketing and training, innovative educational programing and more. The Goddard School franchise system is poised to continue its growth and success as one of the nation’s top franchises as it delivers not only a rewarding business experience for its franchisees, but also outstanding early childhood education results for the families and communities it serves.

“For almost two decades, we have been honored to receive this recognition from Franchise Times, a knowledgeable, well-respected and invaluable resource in the franchise industry,” said Dennis R. Maple, chairman and CEO of Goddard Systems, LLC, the manager of The Goddard School franchise system. “This recognition is a testament to Goddard employees, as well as the franchisees and their staffs, and the passion they collectively bring to our brand each and every day.”

The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success. In The Goddard School’s unique and flexible learning environment, child development is about turning everyday encounters into teachable moments and allowing each child’s interests to influence their learning experiences by balancing academic, mental, physical and social-emotional growth.

The Goddard School continues to be the leading premium childcare and early childhood education provider in the U.S. and one of the nation’s strongest franchise systems. Earlier this year, it was included in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, the world’s most comprehensive franchise ranking. And within the industry breakdowns, The Goddard School was also named to Entrepreneur’s Top Children’s Franchises. Recognized as a strong franchise opportunity for small business owners, The Goddard School received these honors for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, brand power, financial strength and stability.

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