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Mother of Three Opens Preschool

November 09, 2018 // // WOODBURY, MN - Shannon Gehrmann, owner of the newest The Goddard School located in Woodbury, MN, has a passion for early childhood education.

“As a mother of three young children, I know and understand that where your child starts their educational journey can make all the difference,” Shannon said.

After spending 14 years working for Target, previously serving as the company’s vice president of stores, she decided she wanted to go back to her passion and open up her own preschool.

The Goddard School, located at 4136 Radio Drive, officially opened on Nov. 5. The 10,000-square-foot preschool is serving more than 130 students ages six weeks to six years old. This is the first location in Woodbury and the sixth in the state, providing area children with a unique play-based learning experience in a safe, nurturing and educational environment to help a child’s cognitive, emotional, physical and social development. At capacity, the school will employ 26 faculty members.

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 Woodbury, MN, 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.

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Kristina Nasuti
Media Relations Specialist, GSI

SOURCE The Goddard School® Franchise



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