Franchise Costs & Investment Requirements of Opening a Goddard School Franchise.

Invest in Goddard

Now is an excellent time to invest in a Goddard School franchise. With more than 460 locations nationwide, The Goddard School is a respected brand that 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. Contact us today to get started.

Now is an excellent time to invest in a Goddard School franchise. With more than 460 locations nationwide, The Goddard School is a respected brand that 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. Contact us today to get started.

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Promising Futures

Goddard Schools earn an average EBITDA of $322,819.* You won’t miss birthdays or cancel vacations to accommodate client demands. Our franchisees can pursue their personal goals while benefiting their communities.

*Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization. The average is based on 2016 results of Schools open more than 18 months, as stated in Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document. 179 of 423 (42.3%) of franchises in this group did as well or better than the average. Your individual results may vary. There is no assurance you’ll earn as much.

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Investment Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements for opening a Goddard School franchise:

  • Goddard School License Fee: $135,000

  • Minimum Investment Required: $704,800 - $764,600 total

  • Minimum Cash Injection: $150,000

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How to Open a Goddard School Franchise

Once you contact us for more information, a development support specialist will reach out to learn about you and answer any initial questions you might have. After that, you will go through the following process:


  • You will receive an email that will direct you to our online application. It asks for background information, such as your work history and financial information;

  • You will meet with a franchise development manager who will provide you with our Franchise Disclosure Document, explain the opening process in detail, discuss the support we offer and answer your questions;

  • You will be encouraged to talk to current Goddard School franchisees to see what being a franchisee is really like. As we like to say, don’t take it from us, but talk to the franchisees;

  • Once you complete your due diligence, you will be invited to attend our Meet Our Team Day, which is held at our corporate headquarters in King of Prussia, PA. It gives you the opportunity to meet the people who will help and guide you when you become a franchisee;

  • Once we agree that moving forward would be mutually beneficial, you will be awarded a license to open a Goddard School franchise;

  • During construction, you will complete a series of training courses online and at our corporate headquarters to prepare you to operate a Goddard School franchise;

  • Once you complete the training, a member of our openings team will help you prepare to open your Goddard School!