February 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // FOLSOM, Calif. - Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school is opening in Folsom, Calif. Located at 251 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA 95630, the new school is co-owned and operated by franchisees, Kaylee Agaman and her parents, John and Jody Agaman.
Kaylee Agaman has a long-standing connection with The Goddard School as her parents opened a location in Sparks, Nev. in 2008 and has been involved with the brand for the last eight years. After witnessing her parents' happiness and success with the venture as well as how the local community has benefitted from it, Agaman decided to open her own school following years in the health and technology public relations industry. Agaman brings a fine-tuned ear to news and innovation, especially as it relates to education and technology, giving her a sharp edge to successfully run the new Goddard School in Folsom.
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 main 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.
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. The Goddard School's proprietary F.L.EX. curriculum has earned AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education.
"With over 26 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.
"I was very happy with The Goddard School's commitment to their franchisees and the resources and tools they offer to ensure each school's success," said franchisee, Kaylee Agaman. "After and being immersed in the environment for years at my parents' location and understanding how and why the concept works so well, I knew franchising with The Goddard School was the perfect next step for me."
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 14 consecutive years (January 2015).
The Goddard School in Folsom is located at 251 Outcropping Way, Folsom, CA 95630. To reach this location, please call (916) 936-0377 or email FolsomCA@goddardschools.com. For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit www.goddardschools.com
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 fourteenth consecutive year (January 2015) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times for the eighth consecutive year (October 2014). Headquartered at 1016 West Ninth Avenue in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses over 400 franchised schools with more than 47,000 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 www.goddardschoolfranchise.com.
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