New Goddard School In Bothell Now Open
Owners go from the IT Industry to Opening a Preschool
August 09, 2018 // Franchising.com // BOTHELL, WA - Ram Supramanian and Kalis Sathappan, onsite owners of The Goddard School in Bothell, WA, are bringing the newest Goddard School to the area to meet the demand for early childhood education options in the growing community.
Ram, along with his wife Anu Murugappan and co-owners Kalis and his wife Maanu Muthu, who each more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry, partnered together to bring The Goddard School’s play-based learning curriculum to the Bothell community.
The school is located east of the Seattle metro area. In recent years, Seattle has grown to be known as one of the best tech cities in the nation. These four high-tech industry professionals know the importance of offering a high-quality early childhood education to young children that incorporates STEAM activities into everyday learning.
“Children learn best through play and our goal here at The Goddard School in Bothell is to provide a fun, play-based learning experience for the children in our community,” Ram said.
The preschool opened on Monday, Aug. 6, and is serving children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old who are living in Bothell and surrounding areas. This is the first Goddard School to open in Bothell, bringing its unique play-based learning curriculum to the community. Once open, the 10,100-square-foot preschool, located within an office complex on North Creek Parkway, will have 9 classrooms, and an outdoor playground. The preschool will also employ about 25 faculty members.
Ram, a long-time area resident, spent nearly 20 years in the high-tech industry as a software engineer working for various high-tech firms such as Siemens, Lucent, Microsoft and SAP. His wife and co-owner of the school, Anu, works at Microsoft. Meanwhile, Kalis works for Microsoft and his wife, Maanu, for Expedia.
The Goddard School’s play-based F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. 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.
Introducing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) concepts early helps children develop essential creativity and innovation skills and the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically.
The preschool, located at 11810 North Creek Parkway, Suite 100, will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information about the newest The Goddard School in Bothell, WA, and for updates on the opening date visit www.GoddardSchool.com/BothellWA.
About The Goddard School® Franchise
Celebrating 30 years of continued growth in early childhood education, The Goddard School Franchise is consistently named one of the top childcare franchises in the United States. It has been named the #1 franchise in the education category by Franchise Business Review, a third-party market research firm that provides rankings for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Poised to open its 500th School in 2018, The Goddard School Franchise currently licenses more than 480 franchised Schools with more than 65,000 students in 36 states. The Goddard School’s comprehensive, play-based F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience), which is developed by early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. Goddard Systems, Inc., the corporate headquarters of The Goddard School, earned AdvancED Corporation Accreditation and Middle States Corporate Accreditation for meeting high standards in early learning, child development and childcare. 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.
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