Goddard Systems Inc. Announces The Opening Of Its Newest School Along The Washington D.C. Southwest Waterfront
Third-Generation Franchisee, Taylor Pope, Opens New Goddard School at The Wharf
July 22, 2019 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON - Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School preschool system, proudly announces the grand opening of a new Goddard School in southwest Washington D.C.
With more than 500 schools nationwide in 36 states, The Goddard School has been a trusted name among families for more than 30 years. Its classrooms offer safe, nurturing environments for children six weeks to six years, offering age-appropriate opportunities to explore, discover and learn. The new Goddard School in Washington, D.C. is located at the corner of 7th Street and “Eye” Street SW, across from the vibrant $2.5 billion mixed-use waterfront neighborhood, The Wharf. It is the first Goddard School to open in Washington, D.C., and the 25th Goddard School in the D.C. metropolitan area.
The new school is run by third-generation Goddard School franchisee, Taylor Pope, who owns the school along with his mother Anne Pope and his grandfather Don O’Brian. This is the third Goddard School owned by the family; their first two locations opened in Chesapeake, Virginia in 2005 and Virginia Beach, Virginia in 2014.
“We’re thrilled to be joining the Wharf area with our new school,” said Taylor Pope, on-site owner of The Goddard School located in Washington, D.C. “This location is perfect for parents seeking a high-quality, convenient place for their children to learn. It’s a great opportunity for us to bring together a new community of families and make a positive impact on their children’s’ lives.”
The Goddard School’s comprehensive, play-centered curriculum provides the best environment for a child’s cognitive, emotional, physical and social development. The preschool’s proprietary curricular framework, the F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience), is grounded in research on how children learn while having fun. The individualized approach allows children to develop at different rates and have their own passions and interests. At the Goddard School, teachers have the flexibility to adjust and develop lessons to respond to these individual differences.
“Over the last 30 years, it has been a privilege for us to grow our community of Goddard School families and continually provide high quality education for young children nationwide,” said Joe Schumacher, CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. “We want all children to have access to the best education, and this new D.C. location will offer a great new space to encourage academic success for young minds.”
For more information about the new D.C. Goddard School and its upcoming community celebration, call 202-318-1818.
About The Goddard School®
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. The Goddard School Franchise currently licenses more than 500 franchised locations serving 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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