The Goddard School®

Owning your own Goddard School franchise allows you to take advantage of the growing demand for quality childcare while helping put children on a path to success. Goddard owners find themselves earning a comfortable living with an average EBITDA of $306,772 – the emphasis being on “living.” No more missed birthdays or canceled vacations to accommodate client demands. Instead, Goddard owners find themselves free to pursue their personal goals while at the same time making a positive impact on their communities.

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What Does The Goddard School® Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with The Goddard School®, you'll need to have at least $150,000 in liquid capital and a net worth of $500,000 - $2,000,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $610,100 - $729,300. The Goddard School® charges a franchise fee of $135,000. They also offer financing. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$150,000
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Net Worth:$500,000 - $2,000,000
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Total Investment:$610,100 - $729,300
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Franchise Fee:$135,000
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Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:463
Home Office: King of Prussia, PA
Year Founded:1986
Franchising Since:1988

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About Us

With dual-income families being the norm, the demand for quality childcare is steadily increasing. More than 15 million children under the age of 6 require childcare. Besides being a recession-resistant business opportunity, owning a childcare franchise that helps to shape young minds can also be emotionally fulfilling.

The Goddard School core curriculum emphasizes early childhood development and incorporates enrichment programs in math, foreign language, art history, sign language, world cultures, music appreciation, fitness, dance and manners. Our unique approach nurtures children into joyful, confident learners who are well-prepared for success in school and in life. Your School will also help them make a positive impact on your community.

Industry Leader

Goal-oriented entrepreneurs recognize The Goddard Schools’ successful combination of a proven business model, a record demand for childcare and fellow franchisees with a commitment to "doing well by doing good." Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the corporate headquarters of The Goddard School Franchise and the acknowledged leader in the childcare franchise segment, is awarding franchises to qualified applicants who want to go into business for themselves, not by themselves. GSI was named the No. 1 Childcare Franchise in the U.S. by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifteenth year (January 2016) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times for the ninth year (October 2015).

What’s Available To Our Franchisees?

  • Site Selection
  • Support
  • Our Team
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Finance
  • Training
  • Operational Support
  • Education Support
  • Quality Assurance
  • Marketing, Advertising & PR
  • Information Technology
  • Educational Advisory Board
  • Leadership Team

Now is an excellent time to invest in a Goddard School franchise. With more than 400 locations nationwide, The Goddard School is a respected brand that has been ranked the #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine every year since 2002. Contact us today to get started.

Our Ideal Candidate

Owning a Goddard School franchise leaves you plenty of time to accomplish your own goals and dreams. Whether you want to spend more time with your family, knock a few items off your “bucket list,” or simply have more free time, our dual-management model allows you to run the business and develop relationships while your Education Director, degreed in Early Childhood Education, is responsible for curriculum, programming and teacher development. From the minute you become a franchisee, we help you accomplish both your professional goals and your personal ones.

The typical Goddard School owner is a successful businessperson who is too young to retire but who is weary of corporate life and eager to run a business of his or her own. The best part? No prior teaching or childcare experience is necessary. All you really need is the drive and commitment to run a successful School because we’ll guide you every step of the way.

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To get more information on The Goddard School®, please call Jeff Travitz directly at (610) 265-7128.


The Goddard School® is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Wisconsin

Interested parties should have at least $150,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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