The Goddard School preschool system has opened its newest school in Medina at 345 Clydesdale Trail in the Medina Clydesdale Marketplace.
Holders of the new Medina Goddard franchise are Lisa and Aaron Amic who also are Goddard franchise owners in Plymouth.
Prior to joining The Goddard School, Lisa Amic was a preschool teacher for seven years while her husband, Aaron Amic, worked in market research. The couple originally heard about The Goddard School through word of mouth, and were immediately impressed by the school’s hands-on approach to teaching.
After leading The Goddard School in Plymouth for nearly a decade of success, Lisa and Aaron Amic decided they wanted to continue providing quality childcare to the community with a new school in near-by Medina.
Lisa Amic said, “When Aaron and I first discovered The Goddard School more than a decade ago, our children were of preschool age, so we understood the need for a quality program in our community. After seeing the impact the play-based curriculum has had on not just our children, but other kids in the Plymouth community, we are eager to continue sharing our passion for teaching with families in Medina.”
Emily Johnson, Goddard spokesperson, said, “The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called ‘Fun, Learning Experience,’ 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. The curriculum is designed to teach and reinforce 21st century skills, including social behaviors such as communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. These skills are useful in 21st century jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics).
“The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry,” Johnson said. Franchise owners are on site 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 dual-management system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education,” she said. “With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.”
For information about the Medina Goddard School, call 763-392-5260 or e-mail [email protected]
Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, The Goddard School Franchise currently licenses more than 430 franchised Schools with more than 50,000 students in 35 states.
Compiled by Susan Van Cleaf, [email protected]