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New Goddard School In Baltimore Now Open

Canton Couple Fulfill Dream of Opening Preschool

October 24, 2018 // // BALTIMORE, MD - Jim and Mary Wolfrath, onsite owners of The Goddard School located in Baltimore’s Canton neighborhood, are bringing the newest Goddard School to the area to meet the demand for early childhood education options in the rapidly growing community.

The preschool, located at 1000 S. Highland Avenue, officially opened on Friday, Oct. 19. The building, a former shipping warehouse, has been retrofitted into a brand new preschool while still keeping the brick façade the neighborhood is known for.

Parents living nearby will be able to conveniently walk their children to the preschool before going to work. The 10,000-square-foot preschool will serve up to 135 children ages six weeks to six years old with its unique play-based learning curriculum and offer several enrichment programs such as yoga, sign language, Spanish and chess.

At capacity, the school will employ 26 faculty members.

“Canton has a young, vibrant community in the city of Baltimore that needed a high-quality preschool to provide a nurturing learning environment for the young children living in the community,” Jim said.

Jim and Mary always wanted to run a business together. After spending 35 years in the international insurance business, Jim wasn’t looking at retirement. Instead, the Baltimore couple decided to fulfill a dream of running a business while giving back to their community.

“Our three kids are grown,” Jim said. “They all went through preschool and it was a great base for them. We know the importance of early childhood education.”

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 preschool will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about the newest The Goddard School in Baltimore, MD, and for updates on the opening date 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.

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Kristina Nasuti
Media Relations Specialist, GSI

SOURCE The Goddard School Franchise



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