Goddard Systems, Inc. Announces Grand Opening of Creve Coeur, Mo. School on March 8 -The Goddard School Holds Ribbon Cutting with Tekno Bubbles to Celebrate Early Childhood Education Franchise Expansion-

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announced today the opening of its newest school in Creve Coeur, Mo. Located at 11222 Olive Blvd., the new school is owned by franchisee team Julie Bunton and Marla and Jason Brunk. In honor of the grand opening, the community is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration on Saturday, March 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. CST.

"We are thrilled to open our new school in Creve Coeur," said Julie Bunton, onsite owner of The Goddard School in Creve Coeur. "It has long been a dream of mine to operate my very own preschool,  and I am proud to offer excellence in education to the community's youngest learners."

The grand opening celebration will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Following the ribbon cutting, the Tekno Bubble Bus will be on site at 2:30 p.m., blowing out one million bubbles in a "bubble show" set to music and sure to excite children of all ages. Throughout the event, teachers will be onsite in classrooms to meet families and showcase The Goddard School's unique play-based curriculum. Parents who enroll their children into the Creve Coeur Goddard School on March 8 will receive free registration, a $100 savings.

In addition to the new Goddard School in Creve Coeur, Marla and Jason Brunk also own three other Goddard locations: Arnold, Manchester and Saint Charles. Mo.. When it came time to open their fourth school, the Brunks partnered with business colleague, Julie Bunton, on the endeavor. Bunton, the former director at both the Arnold and Manchester locations, brings years of education experience to her new role as onsite owner.

The Goddard School preschool system operates on a dual-management system, distinctive in the early childhood education industry. Each location is managed on-site by the franchise owner, as well as an educational director responsible for working with teachers and implementing the curriculum. This separation and clear delineation of roles has resulted in The Goddard School system's success and high satisfaction ratings for 25 years.

The Creve Coeur school opening is part of GSI's expansion plan across the United States to open 30 new schools per year by 2019.

"As we continue to expand across the country, our goal is to help develop profitable businesses for franchisees that offer high-quality education for families in neighborhoods and surrounding communities," said Joseph Schumacher, chief executive officer, Goddard Systems, Inc. "We are confident the community will quickly recognize the benefits of the high quality early childhood education offered at our newest school in Creve Coeur."

Long recognized as the industry leader, The Goddard School system has been consistently listed in Entrepreneur magazine's "Franchise 500" ranking as the number one childcare franchise for 13 consecutive years (January 2014).

For additional information about The Goddard School located in Creve Coeur, please call 314-677-1414 or email crevecoeurmo@goddardschools.com. Franchising information is available on www.goddardschoolfranchise.com or call 800-272-4901 to speak with a franchise development executive.

ABOUT GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC.

Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School® preschools, was recently named the No. 1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine for the thirteenth consecutive year (January 2014) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times for the seventh consecutive year (October 2013). Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses over 400 franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 35 states. The Goddard School's AdvancED and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.® Learning Program, a comprehensive play-based curriculum developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. With a proven system in place and a strong network of dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider. For more information, visit www.goddardschoolfranchise.com.

Media Contact: 
Amanda DelPrete 
Fish Consulting 
954-893-9150 
adelprete@fish-consulting.com

SOURCE Goddard Systems, Inc.



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