King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 - The “Number 1 Childcare Franchise in the U.S.,” Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School©, is pleased to announce its recognition as Strategic Council Member of the important national organization The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21).
“As the leader in our industry, we recognize the value of exploring new methods, technologies and strategies to enhance The Goddard School experience for each child,” said Dzana Homan, Chief Operating Officer of GSI. “By not only having a voice, but absorbing the intelligence from leaders of some of the world’s top educational brands, being recognized as a Strategic Council Member of P21 is a privilege and a powerful resource for ideas and innovations to come.”
GSI is joined by Strategic Council Members from other leading brands such as Apple, Hewlett Packard, LEGO Education, Microsoft Corporation, Verizon, Walt Disney Company, Dell and many more, within P21, a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation). P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school.
“Through opportunities such as P21,” Homan added, “GSI’s education and business philosophy is continuing to gain national traction by positioning locations in top-tier markets across the country.” Goddard Schools are now located in 35 states with over 380 schools in communities across the nation.
Recently named No. 1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, for the 11th consecutive year (January 2012) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fifth consecutive year (October 2011); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 380+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 35 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States. To learn more, visit its website for more information.