Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) was recently named the #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine for the eleventh consecutive year (January 2012) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times for the fifth consecutive year (October 2011). Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. GSI currently licenses 390+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 35 states.
GSI is the acknowledged leader in the childcare franchise segment and is awarding franchises to qualified applicants who want to go into business for themselves, not by themselves. Goddard School franchisees benefit from the extensive support structure that Goddard Systems, Inc. has developed over the past 25 years in franchising. Our goal as a franchisor is to provide our franchisees with an exceptional foundation to ensure consistency of programs and services for our customers as well as to provide guidance as they achieve their personal goals as business owners.
CEO, Joseph Schumacher, has committed GSI to providing a level of quality that surpasses anything currently available in the industry. To that end, he has consistently reinforced the already stringent corporate Quality Assurance requirements for all Goddard franchisees. While every state has a licensing agency that oversees state requirements, every Goddard School employs experts focused on regularly assessing each school against high standards for compliance in Health and Safety policies and procedures as well as Curriculum and Program performance. The Goddard Quality Assurance (QA) team makes unannounced visits and provides helpful guidance on how to continuously improve for the benefit of the children and their families.
Goddard QA ensures:
- Respect for the individual needs of every child;
- A warm and nurturing atmosphere in a safe setting;
- Open and daily communication with families;
- A professional faculty committed to early childhood development;
- A learning environment with opportunities for creativity and exploration.
As a result, The Goddard School has earned AdvancED and Middle States accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education. Our Goddard School programs meet or exceed quality standards and support the emotional, social, behavioral and physical development of every child.