The Goddard School's Dynamic Learning Through Play Curriculum Comes To Arkansas
Play Based Preschool Now Open For Enrollment in Fayetteville, AR
By: The Goddard School
Prior to joining The Goddard School, Brooks led a 13-year career coaching football for various high schools across Northwest Arkansas. After moving to Fayetteville from Van Buren, Arkansas, Brooks and his wife Amie discovered The Goddard School while researching child care options in the area for his three children. The couple saw a business opportunity due to the area's need for a high-quality early childhood education program, and took the plunge into becoming a franchisee. With the opening of The Goddard School located in Fayetteville, Brooks and Amie have played an integral role in The Goddard School's overall growth by opening the preschool system's first Arkansas location.
The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry. Franchise owners are onsite at each location and work alongside an educational director, whose focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. This system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education. With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.
The Goddard School's play-based approach, called Fun, Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun.
At The Goddard School, 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.
"With nearly 30 years of experience in early childhood education, The Goddard School's unique dual-management system creates lasting community bonds as owners are on-site at the Schools to provide support to the communities they serve," said Joe Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. "One area that truly sets us apart from other childcare systems is our philosophy based on learning through play, designed to teach and reinforce 21st century skills, including social behaviors such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. This philosophy fosters a lifelong love of learning and creates meaningful connections at an early age."
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"Having been a football coach for more than a decade, I've always had a calling to work with children," said owner Brooks Coatney. "Becoming The Goddard School's first Arkansas franchisee will allow my wife and I to pursue our passion for education, andoffer families an unmatched program in our area that will instill in children a lifelong love of learning."
The Goddard School located in Fayetteville, AR can be found at 3916 N. Bellafont Boulevard, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Please call 479-262-0970 or email FayettevilleAR@
ABOUT THE GODDARD SCHOOL® FRANCHISE
The Goddard School Franchise, franchisor of The Goddard School preschools, is consistently named one of the top childcare franchises in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, The Goddard School franchise currently licenses more than 460 franchised Schools with more than 65,000 students in 37 states. The Goddard School's AdvancED- and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience), 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, The Goddard School Franchise is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider. For more information, visit www.goddardschoolfranchise.com.