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Newest Goddard School Now Open in Millburn, NJ

September 19, 2018 // // MILLBURN, NJ - Laura Kulkarni, a life-long educator and onsite owner of the newest The Goddard School located in Millburn, NJ, knew from a young age that she wanted to be a teacher.

As a child she loved school, her teachers, and had a passion for learning.

“I became a teacher because I wanted to make a positive difference in the world, and moment for moment, there’s no greater impact we can make on a person’s life than in the first few years,” she said.

Opening the newest The Goddard School located in Millburn, NJ, was another step in her journey to have a positive impact on the lives of young children, helping them become confident, joyful and fully prepared for success in school and in life.

Laura spent more than a decade as an educator, teaching at private schools such as The Pingry School, Landon School and Barrie School. She earned her master’s in education from Teachers College, Columbia University and her master’s in English literature from The College of New Jersey. The core of Laura’s professional expertise centers around faculty professional development and mentoring, student academic counseling, and curriculum design.

Now, she’s bringing The Goddard School’s play-based F.L.EX Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) to the Millburn community.

“There’s no cookie-cutter experience at The Goddard School,” Laura said. “It’s about individualizing experiences for every child and faculty members are involved in developing amazing and exciting lesson plans that foster joy and understanding.”

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.

The newest preschool, located at 161 Millburn Avenue, officially opened on Sept. 4 and is enrolling children ages six weeks to six years old. The preschool is open Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the newest The Goddard School located in Millburn, NJ, and how to enroll visit

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.

Media Contact:

Kristina Nasuti
Media Relations Specialist, GSI

SOURCE The Goddard School® Franchise



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