The Goddard School

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.

3 12, 2018

Industry Staffing Leader NEXTAFF Opens Sonoma County Office

2018-12-03T15:03:38-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Local entrepreneur and veteran brings national recruiting firm, unique methodology to area

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. — NEXTAFF, an industry leader in identifying quality talent for businesses, opened today its first location in Sonoma County, California.

Owned and operated by local entrepreneur, military veteran and former police officer James (Jim) Bohn and his wife, Marjorie, the office will operate in Sonoma County and will offer staffing solutions to businesses in all industries. Bohn earned his Master of Business Administration from Walden University in 2014.

Sonoma County is the perfect place for a NEXTAFF location,” Bohn said. “There’s a huge need for a staffing solution here, and NEXTAFF offers an innovative approach to filling that void. Our X-FACTOR™ method offers a unique way to help businesses identify, evaluate and acquire quality talent. It’s one of the main reasons I joined the company, and it’s going to be fun to shake up the status quo of hiring practices in Sonoma County.”

Bohn has 15 years of experience in retail, business sales and management in the telecommunications industry. While this is his first venture into the staffing industry, he believes his background has prepared him for this new endeavor.

“Throughout my career, I’ve always enjoyed helping customers find the best solutions for the challenges their business is facing,” Bohn said. “I’ve often had to think outside of the box because one size does not fit all when it comes to business needs. At NEXTAFF, that same mentality holds true. Our staffing solutions are unique and specific to each business’s needs. That’s something you can’t find anywhere else.”

NEXTAFF offers a proprietary recruiting method called X-FACTOR™, which combines hiring methodologies that are statistically proven to outperform what typical staffing competitors and HR departments traditionally do.

“Jim is incredibly enthusiastic about helping others,” said Cary Daniel, co-founder and director at NEXTAFF. “He has a drive and determination that pushes him to meet each challenge head-on, and he doesn’t stop until he’s found a workable solution to a problem. His devotion to helping others succeed, combined with our X-FACTOR™ method, is going to make amazing things happen for the Sonoma County workforce.”


NEXTAFF helps companies identify, evaluate and acquire quality talent through our proprietary X-FACTOR™ model. Our comprehensive approach is designed to outperform a typical staffing supplier model by up to five times. Each office is locally owned and operated, which allows our clients to work directly with owners in hiring quality talent. As the franchise division of Malone Workforce Solutions, NEXTAFF offers a variety of custom solutions to industrial, administrative, professional, information technology and healthcare industries. NEXTAFF’s goal is to enable clients to concentrate on their core business activities while we identify, evaluate and acquire quality talent.

1 12, 2018

‘Back to School’ Specials Announced at All Experimac® Stores

2018-12-01T20:16:54-05:00December 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Certified, Pre-owned Devices on Sale Now for a Limited Time Only

SYDNEY — Back to school specials, normally reserved for the summertime ritual in January, has taken a new twist in the lead up to Christmas. Experimac, home to a great range of fully certified pre-owned, quality Apple® products and devices, is offering its own “Back to School” version with specials on a limited time inventory.

“Now is the time to purchase a great gift at an affordable price for your son or daughter before school starts in January/February,” said Michael Cooke, Brand Director. “Our ‘Back to School’ special is a great way to beat the annual rush, so we encourage parents to visit the nearest Experimac store as soon as possible and take advantage of our great deals.”

Experimac has set great cost-cutting prices on pre-owned devices ranging from the MacBook Pro with Retina®, iPad Air®, iPhone7® and the Apple Watch® to the iPhone XS Max®, iPad Air 2®, MacBook Air® and more. All devices carry in-store warranties.

A member of the United Franchise Group, Experimac saves customers money not only during the Christmas season, but also throughout the entire year with its extraordinary pricing. “Our professionals can restore optimal performance on any Apple® device—without incurring the high cost of purchasing a new device,” Cooke said. “All products we sell are thoroughly cleaned, inspected and brought up to the brand’s highest standards prior to going on the shelf.”

In addition, Experimac offers repair and upgrade services to fix cracked phone screens, recover data, perform tune-ups, remove viruses, and improve a device’s overall performance—all at a fair price.

School holidays are right around the corner, but there is no reason to wait. “Stop by the nearest Experimac store today because our inventories will go quickly,” added Cooke. “Beat the rush, save money, and get your child a great gift for the Christmas and school!”

The use of the Apple Inc. logo or trademark does not represent an endorsement by Apple Inc. of Experimac or United Franchise Group. Apple®, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad®, and Apple Store® are registered trademarks of Apple® Inc. Offers may vary by location. Please contact your local Experimac® store for details.

About Experimac

Experimac is a unique franchising concept that specialises in the sale of certified pre-owned Apple® products. Your Local Experimac can also repair, upgrade or buy your current device, and no appointment is ever necessary. The brand offers a one-year guarantee, which takes the risk out of buying pre-owned. Experimac was founded by Jim Muir in 2009, and began franchising as one of United Franchise Group’s affiliated companies and brands in 2014. Today, there are more than 100 locations across the globe; Experimac stores can be found in Australia, Mexico, Chile, South Africa, France, Canada, Uruguay and Ireland. The brand has seen tremendous growth with no sign of slowing down.

About United Franchise Group

Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to a variety of internationally recognized brands including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimac, Jon Smith Subs, Venture X, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors, Accurate Franchising, and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. With more than three decades in the franchising industry, and 1,600 franchisees in 80 countries throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.

28 11, 2018

Goddard Systems, Inc., Celebrating 30 Years, Awards Franchisees With Top Honors

2018-11-28T04:33:39-05:00November 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Franchisees Recognized for Exemplary Contributions to Their Communities

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — Goddard Systems, Inc.’s (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School, annual franchisee convention was held in Nassau, Bahamas. Recipients of its yearly awards were announced to honor model franchisees who contribute to their communities through service-based projects and provide high-quality childcare with leading health and safety practices.

Goddard School franchisees attend the convention because they know it is essential to running a successful business.

For a full list of categories and award winners, visit The Goddard School’s website.

“Ideas generated in workshops and time spent with fellow owners keep you up on latest trends and changes in the industry/business. Networking is paramount at these events and provides so much connection amongst GSI and Franchisees,” said Barbra Bryan from Mooresville, NC.

“As proven by this year’s honorees, choosing to operate a School is more than just a good business decision,” said Joe Schumacher, CEO of GSI. “Our franchisees choose to make a profound impact on the lives of future generations.”

The Goddard School focuses on learning through play for children from six weeks to six years old. This year marks the system’s 30th anniversary in business. Learn more about franchising opportunities with The Goddard School at

About The Goddard School®

Learning for fun. Learning for life.®
Celebrating 30 years of continued growth in early childhood education, 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 school and in life. The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board, comprised of acknowledged experts in various fields of early childhood education, contributes to the development of The Goddard School’s F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience), which helps children explore and discover their interests in a safe, nurturing environment. Goddard Systems, Inc., the franchisor of The Goddard School, earned AdvancED Corporation Accreditation and Middle States Corporate Accreditation for meeting high standards in early learning, child development and childcare. The Goddard School serves more than 65,000 students ages six weeks to six years in more than 480 Goddard Schools in 36 states and is poised to open its 500th School in 2018.