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

The Goddard School, the nation’s leading premium early childhood education provider, has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s top franchises by Franchise Times. The Goddard School has been included in the Franchise Times Top 400, an annual ranking of the largest U.S.-based franchise systems by global systemwide sales, every year since 2002. The Goddard School is ranked #70 in 2023—up from #94 last year—and is the highest-ranking childcare provider.

“Our continued growth and success is a direct reflection of the dedication of our franchisees and their teams to providing a premium academic program that nurtures the extraordinary potential of every child in our care”, said Dennis R. Maple, chairman and CEO of Goddard Systems, LLC, the manager of The Goddard School franchise system. “The Goddard School is pleased to serve almost 100,000 children in more than 600 Goddard Schools across the country, and offers a meaningful entrepreneurial opportunity for those looking to make a difference in their communities.”

For 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 it serves.

“As a franchisee, nothing is more important than the strength and reputation of your brand,” said Mark Anthony Hunter, co-owner of three Goddard Schools in Massachusetts and member of the Goddard Systems Advisory Council.  “The Goddard School continues to grow and excel, and franchisees are the direct beneficiaries of a stronger, more valuable brand. Combine that with the ability to make a true difference in our communities by providing the highest quality care and education, and you have an awfully special opportunity. I’m proud to be a Goddard School franchisee and can’t wait to see where this brand goes in the coming years.”

The Goddard School provides every child with a warm, caring and safe environment that supports their individual social, emotional and academic development and appreciates their unique talents and personalities. The Goddard School’s proprietary educational program—backed by expert knowledge, data-driven insight and unwavering compassion for growing minds—encourages children to explore their curiosities and interests as they discover the wonder of learning.

In addition to being recognized by Franchise Times, The Goddard School is included in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 (#60 in 2023) and was inducted into the Franchise 500 Hall of Fame in recognition of inclusion on the list for 25 consecutive years. Additionally, The Goddard School is featured in Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises and received the 2023 TopScore FUND Award from FRANData earlier this year.

The Goddard School serves almost 100,000 students from six weeks to six years old in 37 states and Washington, D.C. For more information about The Goddard School, please visit goddardschool.com, and to learn about Goddard Systems and how to become a franchisee, go to goddardschoolfranchise.com.

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