Goddard School

Goddard School Franchise


By every measure, The Goddard School Franchise has an impressive track record. Join The Goddard School and become a member of a franchise system that is consistently named one of the top childcare franchises in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times.

Why an Education Franchise?


  • Goddard School Franchise8.6 million children in the U.S. have two working parents (Child Care Aware of America, 2018), and the demand for high-quality preschools and childcare is increasing;
  • Children’s daycare services made a total of $47.8 billion in revenue in 2016 and are projected to earn $52.5 billion by 2021 (Diment, 2016);
  • Although nearly 15 million children under the age of six require childcare (Child Care Aware of America, 2018), which is consistent with previous years, indicators show the demand for preschools and childcare will increase.

Investing in education also gives you the opportunity to make a positive difference in children’s lives while providing for your family and yourself.

The Goddard School core curriculum emphasizes early childhood development and incorporates enrichment programs in chess, coding, fitness, foreign languages, music, robotics, sign languages, yoga and more. Our unique approach nurtures children into joyful, confident learners who are well prepared for success in school and in life.

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The Advantages of Owning a Goddard School Franchise

There is a reason The Goddard School Franchise is consistently named one of the top childcare franchises in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine. We are a recognized leader in education and franchising because we have a unique, proven program that is informed by a knowledgeable group of experts.


Our F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) provides a well-rounded learning experience in a safe, nurturing environment to help each child become school ready, career ready and life ready.

  • School ready: By adhering to state and local education requirements, Goddard School teachers help students become academically proficient and ready for elementary school;
  • Career ready: Learning through experience promotes the development of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical-thinking skills. Companies look for these skills in the workforce, so developing those skills early on helps prepare children for success later in life;
  • Life ready: Encouraging children to discover and explore their interests empowers them to become happy, confident, self-aware, empathetic and self-directed with a lifelong love of learning.

Analysis of Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) data show that Goddard School students score 45% higher on math and literacy assessments than their non-Goddard peers. These findings were verified by Hanover Research, an independent third-party research firm. The CPAA is an early childhood assessment system that assists teachers in making informed and individualized instructional decisions.

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The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board (EAB) is a knowledgeable group of educators, researchers and experts who evolve and shape our play-based learning program, putting research into action and empowering children to become school ready, career ready and life ready.


Our leadership team consists of seasoned professionals who draw on more than 30 years of franchising and education experience to help guide and develop your business.


Under The Goddard School model, you run the business and develop relationships while your education director, who has a background in early childhood education, is responsible for the curriculum, programming and teacher development under your supervision and direction. A Goddard School typically employs between 20 to 25 teachers.

We give you the tools to help you hire your director, and we also train the director in the Goddard system so that he or she can help you build your business. At your request, Goddard Systems University provides professional development training for your faculty at no extra cost.


Goddard Schools earn an average EBITDA of $373,321*. You can find more detailed earnings data in Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document, in which we list the gross receipts, expenses and EBITDAs of all Goddard Schools for the previous year.

We believe that prospective franchisees should have a clear picture of earnings at all Goddard Schools. That is why our Item 19 includes a breakout of earnings and certain expenses at each School. This information allows you to make an informed decision.

No education experience is necessary.

*Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization. The average is based on 2018 results of Schools open more than 18 months, as stated in Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document. 196 of 458 (42.6%) of franchises in this group did as well or better than the average. Your individual results may vary. There is no assurance you’ll earn as much.


Being part of our franchise means that you go into business for yourself, not by yourself. We have a strong support system in place that assists you with everything from marketing to IT to finance and more.

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Typical Goddard owners are like you: successful businesspeople who are too young to retire, weary of corporate life and eager to run their own businesses. The best part is that no prior teaching or childcare experience is necessary. The Goddard School Franchise has a recipe for success that has made us one of the top childcare franchises in the industry. All you really need is the drive and commitment to run a successful School.

8.6 million children in the U.S. have two working parents (Child Care Aware of America, 2018), and the demand for high-quality preschools and childcare is increasing, making education an excellent business opportunity.

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