How to Start a Daycare

by Goddard School Franchise

Making the decision to open a Goddard School franchise means making the noble choice to improve the world of childhood growth within a community. Creating a safe, comforting, and functional building is vital to fostering early childhood development. Those who choose to invest in early childhood development receive hands-on support to learn how to establish a franchise, including best practices for building and construction, in order to facilitate an easy, effective process. Goddard ensures that franchisees have operation guidance each step of the way.

Site Selection

We employ analytics to help determine ideal locations for new school trade areas across the country. Our team will connect new franchisees with local, knowledgeable real estate brokers that are well-versed in the Goddard School criteria. We will attend on site tours with you, helping you choose the most profitable location for your daycare. 

Site Secure

Once you have identified the best location for your business, we will deliver support and advise you throughout the negotiation process. We help you navigate the process of leasing or purchasing your daycare, whether you pursue a traditional purchase, build to suit, ground lease, or retrofit deal.

Site Development

Throughout the Goddard School site development process, we work alongside you and the design teams to ensure that every building not only adheres to licensing and Goddard School requirements but also prioritizes the safety, comfort, and educational needs of the children. We meticulously incorporate age-appropriate spaces, state-of-the-art facilities, and engaging learning environments, creating a nurturing and inspiring atmosphere for children to thrive.


Goddard will walk you through your financing options and outline the entire process. We have long standing relationships with experienced professionals at financial institutions nationwide, ensuring you receive the necessary guidance and resources. We will stay in touch throughout your journey to opening a daycare, answering all of your questions along the way.


At Goddard, we partner each franchisee with a construction project manager who is responsible for providing oversight for all aspects of site development and construction. The project manager is knowledgeable regarding Goddard’s standards and ensures that each building meets approved plans and specifications. They will work closely with the franchisee and design team as they create the timeline for the build and provide assistance, not only for the design team, but for the civil engineers, architect, and general contractor as needed during the design, development, and construction phases.

Choosing a Goddard School Franchise Means a Wealth of Support

The Goddard School is known not only for providing a solid and supportive foundation for children, but for franchisees as well. Goddard School franchisees can take comfort in the guidance they receive each step of the way, and we strive to ensure that all of your questions are answered. When you partner with Goddard, you are never alone. From securing your site to opening the doors of your daycare business, our team of experienced professionals delivers exceptional support and provides all of the tools you need to achieve success. If you’re interested in joining the Goddard Family, you can do so with the peace of mind that you are in good hands.


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