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20 04, 2020

Preschoolers At The Goddard School Celebrate Earth Week At Home With Environmentally Friendly Activities

2020-04-20T15:06:33-04:00April 20th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Goddard Schools Nationwide Virtually Unite to Foster Environmental Stewardship.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — Every year, The Goddard School®, the nation’s leading preschool franchise system with a curriculum that promotes learning through play, hosts its annual Root for Earth celebration, which teaches children the importance of environmental sustainability by recycling and conserving energy. This year, from April 20 to 24, teachers, students and families nationwide will virtually unite to celebrate Earth Week with environmentally friendly activities that can be done at home.

Parents will have access to the newly launched Goddard at Home program, a distance learning program that ensures the mental health and academic development of the students will continue to grow during this disruptive time.

Through this virtual program, preschoolers attending The Goddard School will participate in innovative home learning projects, including their annual Recycled Runway Fashion Show where children create outfits and costumes from unwanted materials found around the house. Additionally, children across the country will create crafts from recycled items and participate in other eco-friendly activities that promote S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning.

At the core of Root for Earth is the signature Lights Out initiative. This year, The Goddard School asks families nation-wide to participate by turning off all non-essential lighting at home for one hour on Earth Day.

“The Goddard Root for Earth program empowers our students to practice environmental responsibility in a fun and engaging way,” said Dr. Craig Bach, Vice President of Education at Goddard Systems, Inc., the franchisor of The Goddard School. “We are thrilled to be able to continue this tradition at home this year, furthering the lessons of environmental stewardship with our students and enabling them to be active participants in caring for the earth.”

About The Goddard School

As experts in early childhood education, The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Goddard Schools’ play-based curriculum includes environmental lessons that encourage children to make sustainable choices that will benefit the ecosystem.

For more information on this campaign, including tips for busy families to do their part to support the environment please visit

20 05, 2019

500th Goddard School Celebrated In Franchise’s Home Market Of Philadelphia

2019-05-20T16:12:45-04:00May 20th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Early Childhood Education Provider Announces Milestone Location in Bala Cynwyd

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — The Goddard School®, a nationally recognized early childhood education franchise, started its 30-plus-year franchising journey in the Philadelphia market in 1988 with one location.

This month, The Goddard School will reach a significant milestone.

Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School, is looking back on more than 30 years of success in early childhood education franchising as it proudly announces the opening of the 500th location in Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Goddard Schools have opened in neighborhoods and cities throughout the nation, becoming an essential part of hundreds of communities in 37 states. In every location, children begin learning the skills and gaining the knowledge that will take them successfully through school and life.

The franchisees of Bala Cynwyd, Jodi and Bill Straub, were introduced to The Goddard School’s mission and values through Jodi’s brother and sister-in-law, David and Amber O’Brien, who became franchisees many years ago. As they open this milestone location, Jodi and Bill know they can rely on the strong support of their family, their friends and a proven franchise system.

“We are opening the newest Goddard in a building that has provided memories for nearly 50 years. We’re so privileged to teach and inspire the youth of the local community in this historic schoolhouse,” Jodi said. “The sounds of children will soon fill these reimagined, modern classrooms.”

The building that houses the preschool was once the Saint Matthias Parish School, a significant community landmark, which was built in 1970. This long-dormant facility will once again thrive as an early childhood education provider to give generations of children a place to learn and play.

“Five hundred locations is a big number, and it’s a great milestone for any franchise system, but for us, it’s remarkable when you consider the investment of time and resources, the attention to detail and the emotional commitment that goes into the success of every Goddard School,” said Joe Schumacher, CEO of GSI. “Every Goddard School that opens creates opportunities for the communities they serve, for the families they support and for the children they care for.”

For more information about The Goddard School located at 124 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA, visit

About The Goddard School

The Goddard School is a high quality preschool with extended hours for working parents. A background in education is NOT necessary as each location has a full time Educational Director on staff which allows the owner of the school to concentrate on the management of the business.