The Goddard School’s Dynamic Learning Through Play Curriculum Opens New Houston Location

Play Based Preschool Now Open For Enrollment

September 09, 2016 // // HOUSTON - Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school in Houston, TX is open. Located at 3655 Barker Cypress Rd. Houston, TX 77084, the new school is owned by franchisees Mohammed, Maha and Sarah Sultan.

Prior to joining The Goddard School, Mohammed served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before retiring to lead successful careers in auto part sales and commercial real estate. He and his wife Maha first discovered The Goddard School through Wally and Sally Deifallah, close family friends and franchisees of The Goddard School located in Cypress (Rock Creek), TX. Maha and Mohammed’s daughter, Sarah, will join her parents’ new venture, bringing with her years of business success from owning and operating an out-of-home bakery. The Sultans chose to expand The Goddard School preschool’s reach in the Houston market in order to provide a high-quality and convenient preschool program for families in Rolling Green and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry. Franchise owners are onsite at each location and work alongside an educational director, whose focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. This dual-management system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education. With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.  

The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called Fun, Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun.

At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life.

“With nearly 30 years of experience in early childhood education, The Goddard School’s unique dual-management system creates lasting community bonds as owners are on-site at the Schools to provide support to the communities they serve,” said Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. “One area that truly sets us apart from other childcare systems is our philosophy based on learning through play, designed to teach and reinforce 21st century skills, including social behaviors such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. This philosophy fosters a lifelong love of learning and creates meaningful connections at an early age.”

Jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) are currently the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy, and a focus on developing 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation as well as the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically, is expected to increase over time. By introducing 21st century skill concepts early on, children develop a strong foundation and a passion for STEAM at the very beginning of their education.

“We chose to open The Goddard School as a family to pursue our collective dream of playing an integral role in developing the next generation,” said on-site owner, Sarah Sultan. “Through The Goddard School’s trusted, play-based approach to learning, we will be able to share our passion with Houston families, and, as a result, make a profound impact on the lives of children in our community.”

The Goddard School located in Houston, TX is located at 3655 Barker Cypress Rd. Houston, TX 77084. To reach this location, please call (281) 819-6750 or email For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit

About The Goddard School Franchise

The Goddard School Franchise, franchisor of The Goddard School preschools, was named the No. 1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifteenth consecutive year (January 2016) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times for the ninth consecutive year (October 2015). Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, The Goddard School Franchise currently licenses more than 450 franchised Schools with more than 50,000 students in 36 states. The Goddard School's AdvancED- and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience), a comprehensive play-based curriculum developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. With a proven system in place and a strong network of dedicated franchisees, The Goddard School Franchise is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider. For more information, visit

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