Goddard Systems Inc.
#109

Initial Investment

LOW: $610,100
HIGH: $729,300

Change in Units

+3.0% +13 UNITS (1 Year)
+8.5% +37 UNITS (3 Years)

Company Profile

Founded

1986

Franchising Since

1988 (28 Years)

Corporate Address

1016 W. Ninth Ave., #140 King of Prussia, PA 19406

CEO

Joseph Schumacher

Parent Company

Wind River Holdings

About Goddard Systems Inc.

The Goddard School offers year-round programs for children from six weeks to six years old including after-school enrichment and summer programs.

Goddard Systems Inc. (GSI) is the franchisor of The Goddard School. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently has franchises throughout the United States. Each school is a licensed childcare facility with an on-site owner, an Education Director and a faculty trained in Early Childhood Education or Childhood Development. GSI provides continuing education for all teachers as well as a corporate Quality Assurance program.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$610,100 - $729,300

Net-worth Requirement

$150,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$150,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$135,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

7%

Ad Royalty Fee

4%

Financing Options

Goddard Systems Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


$20,000 off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 87

Lowest Rank: 143

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 14 days

Additional Training: IACET training for teachers & directors

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 25

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Updated: July 28th, 2016

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