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Brothers Join Forces To Open Preschool In Avery Ranch

Newest Goddard School Now Open in Austin Suburbs

January 08, 2019 // // AUSTIN, TX - After spending 10 years as a member of the Round Rock community educating young children, Ryan Rastelli, owner of The Goddard School in Round Rock, felt it was time to extend The Goddard School philosophy’s reach.

As his school recently marked 10 years of being a part of Round Rock, Ryan’s passion for supporting a community and his passions for education drove him to open his second location in Austin’s Avery Ranch community with his brother, David.

David Rastelli is the onsite owner of the newest Goddard School located in Avery Ranch. He joined forces with his brother, Ryan, to meet the growing community’s demand for early childhood education by bringing The Goddard School’s play-based curriculum to Avery Ranch.

“We’re excited to bring quality childcare programs to the Avery Ranch community,” David said. “As each family enters this family-run preschool, we hope they see how this state-of-the-art learning environment and unique curriculum benefits children’s growth and development to help them prepare for kindergarten and beyond.”

The 10-classroom preschool, serving about 180 children from six weeks to six years old and employing about 24 faculty members, officially opened its doors on Jan. 2, 2019.

The 11,312-square-foot building is a custom, craftsman-style building that is constructed around a heritage tree. The interior offers abundant lighting with high ceilings and lofted windows, and it has two outdoor play areas.

“We’ve been a part of so many families’ lives in the Round Rock area, and we want to become involved with more families,” Ryan said. “It’s a great feeling knowing that you have a positive effect on children’s lives, the lives of their younger siblings and others in the community. We’re helping to build the foundation for a successful education, and that’s personally gratifying for me.”

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, located at 9313 Pearson Ranch Road, will be open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the newest Goddard School located in Avery Ranch in Austin, Texas and for a list of upcoming events 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 number one 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 corporation that licenses The Goddard Schools, 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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SOURCE The Goddard School® Franchise



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