The Goddard School’s Dynamic Learning Through Play Curriculum Expands Presence In Philadelphia
Play-based Preschool Now Open for Enrollment in Plymouth Meeting, PA
December 13, 2017 // Franchising.com // Philadelphia, PA - When given the opportunity to start their own business, The Goddard School parents-turned-owners Kayte and Scott Rosan leaped into action.
The husband and wife team are now proud owners of the newest school opened by Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI),franchisor of The Goddard School preschool system, located at 3025 Walton Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA.
Kayte, who formerly managed a salon, and her husband, Scott, a former sales representative for Nike with background in real estate, were introduced to The Goddard School experience in 2014 after enrolling their oldest son at the Horsham, PA location. The positive impacts the curriculum had on their own children inspired the couple to want other families to experience a similar joy. Becoming owners of the newest The Goddard School in the Philadelphia area was a no-brainer for the Rosans.
“After spending years in corporate America, Scott and I decided to open our own Goddard School franchise,” said owner Kayte Rosan. “We are looking forward to fulfilling a need for quality childcare in the area, as well as becoming an extension of the Plymouth Meeting community.”
Curriculum at The Goddard School focuses 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 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.
Jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) are currently the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy and industry growth is expected to continue. STEAM-based learning focuses on developing 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation, as well as abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically.. 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.
In addition, 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 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.
“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.”
The Rosans are passionate about environmental sustainability and energy-friendly practices that help reduce impacts to the environment and residences around the building. Their newly constructed school contains triple pane windows to prevent drafts; super insulation to lessen the workload of HVAC systems while maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures; and water-efficient fixtures that could save 100,000 gallons of water per year. Comprehensive storm water management plans and site lighting plans were also implemented during construction.
For more information on the school or enrollment opportunities, call 610-616-3409 or email PlymouthMeetingPA@goddardschools.com. For general information and franchising opportunities, please visit www.goddardschoolfranchise.com.
The Goddard School Franchise
The Goddard School Franchise, franchisor of The Goddard School preschools, is consistently named one of the top childcare franchises in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, The Goddard School franchise currently licenses more than 460 franchised Schools with more than 65,000 students in 37 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 www.goddardschoolfranchise.com.
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