Grand Opening Celebration For New Goddard School In Sienna Plantation, Texas On October 18

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - Oct. 8, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announced today its newest school is opening in Sienna Plantation, Texas. Located at 6111 Sienna Ranch Road in Missouri City, the new school is owned by Sudhir and Suzie Parihar. In honor of the Houston area school's opening, the community is invited to a grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 18.

"I know from personal experience with our three young children the impact high quality education can make on families," said Sudhir, who is the Sienna Plantation on-site owner. "Further, I am anxious to combine my business background and passion for early childhood education in this new venture to benefit the entire community."

The grand opening festivities at The Goddard School located in Sienna Plantation will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 18. At the celebration, families will enjoy pumpkin painting, mask decorating, games, prizes and other fall activities. Families who enroll during this event will receive free registration for children.

Prior to becoming a Goddard School franchisee, Sudhir was with Motorola as a business development manager and is an electrical engineer by degree. He and his family first became aware of The Goddard School when searching for local childcare centers for their own children and toured a school in Illinois. They were impressed with every aspect of that school and felt a desire to own a school to operate their own business and impact their community. Sudhir's wife, Suzie, owns and operates The Goddard School located in Pearland, Texas that has been open since 2009; she will also be on-site part time at the Sienna Plantation school.

Sudhir and Suzie's three young children have all attended The Goddard School and their youngest, age 4, is a current Pre-K student. The family enjoys road trips, movies and swimming together. Sudhir is also a member of and volunteers at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The Goddard School preschool system operates on a dual-management system, distinctive in the early childhood education industry. Each location is managed on-site by the franchise owner, as well as an educational director responsible for working with teachers and implementing the curriculum. This separation and clear delineation of roles has resulted in The Goddard School preschool system's success and high satisfaction ratings for more than 25 years.

The Goddard School located in Sienna Plantation opening is part of GSI's expansion plan across the United States to open 30 new schools per year by 2019.

"As we aggressively add schools across the country, we are confident that our franchise model will provide entrepreneurs with profitable businesses and unmatched support," said Joe Schumacher, chief executive officer, Goddard Systems, Inc. "Our goal is to share the benefits of our brand of high quality early childhood education as we expand in Houston's Sienna Plantation community and others across the nation."

Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School preschool system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur magazine's "Franchise 500" ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 13 consecutive years (January 2014).

For additional information about The Goddard School located in Sienna Plantation, please call 281-778-8200 or email Franchising information is available on or call 800-272-4901 to speak with a franchise development executive.

About Goddard Systems, Inc. 

Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School® preschools, was recently named the No. 1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine for the thirteenth consecutive year (January 2014) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times for the seventh consecutive year (October 2013). Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses over 400 franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 35 states. The Goddard School's AdvancED and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.® Learning Program, 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, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider. For more information, visit

SOURCE Goddard Systems, Inc.

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