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Learning to Measure

At The Goddard School, children use early math skills throughout their daily routines and activities.

Words like ‘measurement’ and ‘data’ may connote Excel spreadsheets and pie charts, but for a young child, sorting, measuring and collecting is fun.  Measuring and collecting data teaches young children to make logical connections, observe patterns and changes and analyze information. These processes encourage critical thinking skills that are necessary for success in school and life. Early mastery of these skills lays the foundation for positive math experiences throughout a child’s life.

Try these activities with your child to encourage early math skills:

  • Play with shape sorters. Describe the colors and shapes, and then match the shapes to items in the room;
  • Sort the laundry together;
  • Have your child help you measure the ingredients for cookies;
  • Weigh produce at the grocery store;
  • Measure items around the house with a ruler, a measuring stick or a piece of string;
  • Use a chore chart to track simple chores;
  • Make a graph of family favorites, such as favorite foods, favorite colors and favorite activities;
  • Cut a pizza into eight equal pieces. 

Want more ideas?  Check out “Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics.“

Self-regulation and Learning

Goddard School parents are often interested in how “playful learning” is incorporated into their child’s academic development.  Did you know games such as “Simon Says” play an important part in the development of a child’s self-regulation?

A recent study published in the Psychological Assessment journal found that preschool children who regularly participate in “Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders” tasks like Simon Says may do better academically. According to Megan McClelland, an associate professor of human development and family science at Oregon State University, games like Simon Says can help children improve their self-regulation skills through listening carefully and following directions. Click here to read more about this very important study.

The Goddard School believes in the importance of self-regulating games and the power of learning through play. Goddard Schools across the nation participated in a record-breaking game of Simon Says last year, for example.  Similar activities are regularly included in classroom lesson plans.

Summer Retention

Prospective parents frequently ask us “what’s your summer curriculum like?”  Many childcare centers discontinue curriculum in the summer.  At The Goddard School, children up through Pre-K continue with the same curriculum approach during the summer as the rest of the year.  For kindergarten to fifth grade, we incorporate academic activities along with fun summer camp activities.  This summer curriculum is very important for the reasons outlined below.

According to research conducted by the National Center for Summer Learning, which is based at the Johns Hopkins School of Education in Baltimore, Maryland, summer learning loss accounts for about two-thirds of the difference in the likelihood of a student pursuing a college preparatory path in high school. As these findings indicate, keeping children’s brains challenged throughout the summer is crucial, since the lack of learning that occurs during these months has both short-term and long-term consequences.

Keeping a child’s day consistent throughout the summer months keeps the brain focused and helps prevent learning losses during the summer. In addition, this can potentially ease the anxiety that often accompanies transitioning into a new classroom or school come fall.

Research has shown that programs like The Goddard School that have specific learning goals, use learning and developmental standards and are age-appropriate are ideal in preventing summer learning losses.

Tips for Choosing a Summer Program:

  •     Choose a program that is based on each child’s interests and natural curiosity – this allows children the opportunity to direct their own learning.
  •     Ask for credentials, experience and training of the teachers/counselors.
  •     Check the health and safety practices of the program.  Make sure you are comfortable that the program will be able to handle your child’s unique needs.
  •     Inquire about the daily schedule of the program.  Does the program combine songs, stories, exploration, art, physical activities and learning adventures in a safe, nurturing environment?  Ask how much freedom a child has to choose activities.
  •     Ask for references.

Parent Communications

With our EDR (Email Daily Report) at The Goddard School, parents receive Daily Activity Reports to provide ongoing communication about the experiences their child has at school each day.  We can also attach periodic pictures and video clips to the report to provide visual documentation of your child attaining key developmental milestones.  Parents often find value (and fun) in sharing these pictures with relatives and friends via the “share” feature to their Facebook and other social media.  The Daily Activity Reports allow for informed, open conversations among our teachers and parents and, more importantly, between parents and their child.
Studies have shown that when a parent discusses their child’s day with him or her, their child feels the importance of their place in the world, develops self-worth and builds self-esteem. It’s also been discovered that reviewing and discussing a child’s day allows information to move from short-term memory to long-term memory, a great way to extend their learning experience at home!

Benefits of a Quality Preschool Experience

We hear often from our parents of PreK and kindergarten graduates about how well their child is doing in elementary school.  An estimated five million children are in preschool programs, and the number is growing.  According to the Families and Work Institute, children benefit from quality programs with competent staff and good ratios. They suffer fewer behavioral troubles, have larger expressive vocabularies, feel close to their teachers, and enjoy more complex, less aggressive play with peers.

A high-quality preschool curriculum sets specific goals and uses learning and developmental standards that are age-appropriate. The curriculum builds on each child’s interests and natural curiosity and also allows them the opportunity to direct their own learning. Whole-class and small group activities as well as opportunities for individual interactions with the teacher are encouraged.

Preschool benefits children, their families and their communities. Children in quality preschool programs show improvements in the development of social skills and are more proficient in areas such as following directions, waiting turns, problem-solving, joining in activities and relating to teachers and parents. These advanced skills improve efficiency in classroom settings which allow teachers to spend more time working directly with children and less time on classroom management.

Studies have shown children that have attended preschool are more likely to do better on standardized tests, graduate high school and earn higher wages as an adult than their peers who did not attend preschool. They are also less likely to repeat a grade, to be arrested for a violent crime or to become teen parents.

At The Goddard School®, children are encouraged to explore learning centers including art, math, science and computers; to ask questions; and to take time making friends and socializing. The school focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation for each child and encourages them to develop at their own pace while supported by a team of dedicated teachers.

The Goddard School FLEX Learning Program™, based on the latest research in how children learn and designed with the assistance of experts, provides the optimal environment for the development of young children. The program’s foundation is the learning continuum that encompasses developmental guidelines with formative assessments, child-focused lesson plans, a creative and fun environment and a personalized child-centered approach that meets each child’s needs.

Elementary School transitions

Our private kindergarten at The Goddard School and our summer camp incorporate all of the suggestions below for a child entering public elementary school in Fall 2014.  Transitioning to kindergarten or first grade can be an exciting, anxiety-filled time for children and their parents. If you have older children, you may have an idea of what to expect or know the kindergarten teacher already.  Still, the transition is different for each child, and while one may have adjusted well to kindergarten, your next child may not adjust as easily, or vice versa.  By focusing on the present and adding skill-building activities to your summer, your child will be more confident about attending public school.

Summer is a time for having fun, playing with friends and bonding as a family.  Incorporate enjoyable activities that stretch your children’s imaginations and exercise their brains.

On hot, humid or rainy days, head to the library and read some books together. Have your future kindergartener read to you as much as possible.  The librarians typically have lists of age-appropriate books.

Children should be proficient in several skills when they enter kindergarten. You can help your child practice these skills throughout the summer. Your child should be able to do the following:

Grip a pencil, marker or crayon correctly;
Use child-safe scissors, glue and paint;
Identify sight words;
Play independently for a few minutes;
Use complete sentences when speaking;
Recite his or her full name, address and phone number;
Write his or her first name in uppercase and lowercase letters;
Sort objects by shape, size and quantity;
Get dressed independently.

These skills do not need to be mastered by the first day, but they are general skills that your child can practice throughout the summer.

Nature and Children

At The Goddard School, we incorporate regular scheduled playtime outdoors and encourage our teachers to “teach outside” whenever possible.  We also have a gardening program to teach children about various plants and where our food comes from.

Mother Nature is a wonderful teacher and the great outdoors is her classroom! Children learn so much through the experiences they have with nature. Exposure to the environment provides many benefits to children including stress reduction, improvement of attention span and a boost in creativity. Parents can strengthen bonds with their children by exploring nature together.

Today’s children may be the first generation at risk of having a shorter lifespan than their parents. Screen time along with schoolwork and extracurricular schedules have led to a sedentary lifestyle and made physical outdoor activity practically obsolete. A growing body of research supports that more time spent in nature can support a child’s well-being and counteract the rising rates of depression, obesity and attention disorders.

Nature is closer than you think, so make it a priority to spend time connecting with your children outside. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Explore

Remind children to use their senses as they take in the beauty and wonder of nature. Home, sweet home! Have your child look around and see if they can spot homes of wildlife – bird or squirrel nests, bee hives, and holes in trees or the ground. Ask if they can identify which animal or insect lives inside.

  • Can you hear me now? Stand quietly in the middle of a wooded area and listen for sounds from the forest. Discuss what was heard and the possible cause of the sound.
  • The nose knows! Find a few objects with different scents, like a flower, grass or a pine cone. Instruct your child to keep their eyes closed as you place an object near their nose. Now let them try to identify the object by using only their sense of smell.

Science curriculum

Our gym and annex provide excellent facilities for science demonstrations and shows.  Science is more than test tubes, microscopes and formulas. Scientific thinking involves asking questions, learning from mistakes, trying again, exploring new activities and solving problems. Children are natural scientific thinkers, and they want to learn and solve problems.

Young children benefit from the active, hands-on activities that foster scientific learning in every Goddard School classroom. Encouraging your young scientists at home is easy and fun. As you try the following activities with your children, talk about what is happening, ask questions and encourage them to describe what they see.

  • Bake with your children. Watch yeast rising, or see what happens if you don’t follow the recipe carefully;
  • Grow flowers or a vegetable garden. Chart your plants’ growth and note any changes. Enjoy harvesting your garden together, and let your children help make a healthy salad for your family;
  • Visit a farmers’ market or a farm to learn about animals, the effects of weather on plants and more;
  • Take apart an old clock or phone and reassemble it;
  • Make steam or watch ice melt;
  • Look for patterns in the natural world, such as the lines in bark or the symmetry of flower petals. Describe the sights, smells and sounds you experience on a walk;
  • Offer your children magnifying glasses;
  • Visit a children’s museum or natural history museum;
  • Go outside at night and look at the stars;
  • Ask your children what will happen when you roll a ball, walk a Slinky down stairs, manipulate clay and use other items, and then test their hypotheses. This can be a lot of fun.

*An adult should oversee all activities. Activities may not be appropriate for all ages.

World Schooling

At our school, you’ll hear many languages spoken and a variety of cultures represented by the families that attend.

You may have heard the term ‘world schooling’ recently. World schooling uses travel to teach children about the planet and world cultures. As the use of technology increases, the world has become more interconnected, and one country’s problems can affect our personal lives.

An early educational experience should include a global perspective. At The Goddard School, we provide children with opportunities to learn about other cultures, develop a greater understanding of new ideas and increase compassion for people who may appear very different.

You don’t have to get on a plane with your preschooler to teach her about the world. Here are some ideas to help you share the world with your little one:

  • Cook some recipes from different countries each week;
  • Be open to the world around you, and share it with your children;
  • Learn new words from different languages as a family;
  • Visit museums, go to festivals and attend embassy events;
  • Follow child-friendly international news stories with your family;
  • Read stories about other cultures and families;
  • Listen to a variety of music from around the world, and learn foreign songs;
  • Make a craft based on one from another culture.

Reading Readiness for Children

Reading Readiness is an important area of focus by our teachers in The Goddard School.  Here are some tips that you’ll find helpful at home.

Convincing your children to read can be a difficult task, especially when television and video games are so accessible. How, in a world so focused on technology, can we encourage children to step away from the remote and pick up a book?

  • You’ve heard the phrase ‘monkey see, monkey do.’ In order to change your child’s habits, you also have to focus on your own. If you’re spending a lot of time in front of the television and computer screen, your children will follow your example. The same is true about reading, so it’s important to set aside certain times during the day for reading so your children will start getting in the habit of doing the same.
  • Reading out loud can introduce your children to storytelling and help your children learn to enjoy reading. Creating funny voices for characters or acting scenes out can make reading a fun and interactive experience for children.
  • If your family has a lot of interesting stories, create your own family history book.  This may become an interesting family artifact.

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In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park  Earns Top Honor

 

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The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park  Earns Top Honor
Cedar Park school receives Circle of Excellence award

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) December 4, 2013 — As a business owner you strive to be the best and many will tell you that being the best is never enough. The true prize is staying at the top. That challenge now rings true for Butch and Maria Aggen, owners of the Goddard School in Cedar Park, who brought home the Circle of Excellence Award, recognizing the school as one of the very best in the country (and the only one in Texas) of franchisees of the nationwide preschool and Kindergarten program.

“If you’re going to be the best, you have to constantly stay the best,” Butch said. The Goddard School in Cedar Park, located on El Salido Parkway near the Cedar Park high school, was the first of its national chain to open in Texas, offering private, curriculum-based instruction for children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 6 years old. With over two dozen Goddard Schools now in Texas, six in central Texas alone, the Aggens were proud to win the Circle of Excellence Award, given to 21 out of 406 franchisees in the country. “I think it is a huge honor, especially in Cedar Park, because we offer a premium program in a very competitive environment. Parents have found we offer great value for their tuition given the enrichment curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities that we provide.”

Butch credited the Goddard Quality Assurance process, which examines everything from school cleanliness to curriculum composition, as an important contributor. He said connecting and meshing with the Cedar Park community as another factor for the school’s success. “I think all schools rely on word of mouth from the parents,” he said, “Because we are out in the community doing festivals, volunteering with the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce and other community events, parents tell other parents and friends that their child is getting an quality education at our school. Our fun curriculum-based learning environment provides much more than a basic daycare experience for a child.”

Since moving to the community and opening the school in 2007, the Aggens pride themselves on keeping strict business practices that focus on the children in the Goddard School in Cedar Park. The school is the only private preschool and kindergarten in Texas that has national accreditations by both AdvancED and National Accreditation Commission. It also has been recognized by the Texas Education Agency as a “Pre-K Center of Excellence,” a reflection of how well Pre-K graduates are prepared for public elementary school.

“We never take anything for granted,” Butch said. “We know where we came from and we definitely love what we do. We are here a lot of hours and enjoy making a difference in the children’s and families’ lives.” For more information about the Goddard School in Cedar Park, visit http://goddardschool.com/austin/cedar-park-el-salido-parkway-TX

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In The News: The Goddard School Located in Cedar Park Hosts A Fall Festival Open House

 

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The Goddard School Located in Cedar Park Hosts A Fall Festival Open House
Leading preschool offers family-friendly event open to the community     

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) October 21, 2013 - The Goddard School®, the premier preschool focusing on learning through play for children from six weeks to 11 years, located at 1905 El Salido Parkway, hosts a Fall Festival Open House on Saturday, October 26th from 11am to 1pm.

The Goddard School located in Cedar Park invites parents and children of all ages to enjoy refreshments and fun activities including a fun house, decorate a pumpkin, costume contest and other fun activities. Butch Aggen, on-site owner of The Goddard School located at Cedar Park, along with the Educational Director Misti Scales and talented highly-trained teachers are eager to welcome children into this nurturing environment where the curriculum encourages learning through play. The Goddard School located in Cedar Park focuses on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience. 

“The Fall Festival Open House is a wonderful opportunity for Cedar Park families to engage with our talented teachers and playful learning environment,” says Aggen. “We strive to create a memorable experience for our families and ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.” 

Additionally, families who attend the Fall Festival Open House will receive registration fee waived when they enroll their children at The Goddard School by 10/26/13. Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512-258-5292. For more information about The Goddard School, please visit www.goddardschool.com.

In The News: Goddard School opens School Age Annex in Cedar Park

 

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Goddard School opens School Age Annex in Cedar Park

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) September 19, 2013 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park celebrated the Grand Opening of a school age annex on 9/19/13 from 11:30 am to 1 pm.

The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch and Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 200 children, ages six weeks to 11 years. 

The event included a Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, entertainment and tours.  “We were all excited to have this state-of-the-art facility, designed specifically for elementary age children, as an addition to our campus,” says Aggen. “This enables us to expand our after school and summer camp programs.”  The school age programs include private tutoring and music lessons, fitness activities and art education.  The 6000 square foot annex includes an indoor gym, “Kid’s Cafe” kitchen, computer lab, game room and outdoor sports court.

The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

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In The News: The Goddard School students empty piggy banks for Oklahoma tornado fundraiser

 

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The Goddard School students empty piggy banks for Oklahoma tornado fundraiser

Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) June 10, 2013 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park was the host to a fundraising effort for Oklahoma tornado victims the week of 6/3/13.

The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch and Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

All of our classes partcipated in a fund raising effort for donations to the Red Cross relief effort for families impacted by the recent tornados in Oklahoma.  “It was very gratifying to see how children and their parents were so generous.  Some children emptied their piggy banks to particpate with their parents to raise over $1500 in a matter of days,” says Aggen.  “Classrooms competed against each other for a pizza party for the winner. But in the end, all are winners by helping out in this effort!”

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In The News: The Goddard School located in Cedar Park  Earns Top HonorDesignated PreK Center of Excellence by Texas Education Agency

 

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The Goddard School located in Cedar Park  Earns Top Honor
Designated PreK Center of Excellence by Texas Education Agency

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) November 28, 2012 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park has recently earned the PreK Center of Excellence designation by Texas Education Agency .

The Kindergarten Readiness System (KRS) provides parents with information that helps them make choices about a prekindergarten program and to enable them to select a program that prepares their children to be on or above grade level upon kindergarten entry.  Only 8% of all licensed childcare centers in the Austin area are designated “Gold Standard.”  High performing programs are awarded the PreK Center of Excellence designation, a state of Texas gold standard for high quality prekindergarten. 

“We’re proud to earn this top honor and be recognized for our commitment to reach the highest professional standards,” said Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park. “This recognition demonstrates to our community that children in our program receive the best possible care and early learning experiences. Our management and faculty have earned this achievement by performing their very best every day.”

The Cedar Park location opened in November 2007 and is the only private preschool and kindergarten in Texas with accreditations by both NAC and  SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).. The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly at 512-258-5292 to arrange a personal appointment.

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In The News: 5th Anniversary is Celebrated at The Goddard School®and School Age Annex Groundbreaking Ceremony

 

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5th Anniversary is Celebrated at The Goddard School®
and School Age Annex Groundbreaking Ceremony

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) November 13, 2012 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park celebrated their Anniversary!

Along with its anniversary celebration, the school also hosted a brief groundbreaking ceremony at 3:30 pm that same day for a school age annex, expected to open in early 2013.  “”We’re very proud of a number of significant accomplishments during our first five years, particularly that we are the only private school in Texas accredited by both NAC and AdvanEd-SACS.  At this point, we’ve outgrown our current after school and summer camp facility,” shared Aggen. The annex will have additional classrooms and a full size gym. The expansion by The Goddard School will also add 15 new jobs in the community. 

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In The News: Anniversary is Celebrated at The Goddard School®and annex groundbreaking

 

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Anniversary is Celebrated at The Goddard School®
and annex groundbreaking

Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) November 2, 2012 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park celebrates their Anniversary on Friday, November 9th, 3 – 6 pm!

“We are eager to celebrate our 5-year Anniversary,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park.  “We look forward to sharing great activities including face painting, balloon sculptures, live music and a lot of fun with our families and guests.  We’re very proud of a number of significant accomplishments during our first five years, particularly that we are the only private school in Texas accredited by both NAC and AdvanEd-SACS.” 

Along with its anniversary celebration from 3 – 6 pm, the school will also host a brief groundbreaking ceremony at 3:30 pm that same day for a school age annex, expected to open in early 2013.  “We’ve outgrown our current after school and summer camp facility,” shared Aggen. The annex will have additional classrooms and a full size gym.   The expansion by The Goddard School will also add 15 new jobs in the community.

The Goddard School offers a program, for children ages six weeks to elementary age (summer camp and after school), which focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.

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In The News: Cedar Park Families Help Set Record for Largest Game of Simon Says

 

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Cedar Park Families Help Set Record for Largest Game of Simon Says
Thousands at Goddard Schools across the country participated in the game

         
Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 10/9/12 — The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park, a private kindergarten and preschool, welcomed more than 150 local residents and parents Friday, October 5 to participate in the “Largest Game of Simon Says.” Goddard Schools across the nation joined in the fun to set a system-wide record for the game.

At the starting signal, children, parents, grandparents, teachers and friends at all Goddard School locations nationwide began playing Simon Says simultaneously (9 AM PDT / 12 PM EDT) and continued until only one person was left standing at each location.  The winner at the Cedar Park location is a Pre-K child enrolled at the school and was a awarded a children’s book.

The record-setting attempt was part of The Goddard School Block Party, an event celebrating the importance of play and its role in developing critical life skills and future career opportunities for children.  

“Thanks to the Cedar Park community, this year’s Goddard School Block Party was a huge success,” said Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park. “The record-breaking attempt at this year’s event was a great lesson to our children that when we all work together, we can accomplish great things.” 

In addition to the game of Simon Says, Cedar Park families enjoyed a number of fun-filled, hands-on activities, including a variety of art and yoga activities.

Parents interested in learning more about the school are encouraged to stop by for a tour. For more information, visit www.goddardschool.com.

About The Goddard School
At The Goddard School, children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment supported by a team of dedicated teachers. With 380+ Goddard Schools in 35 states, the FLEX™ Learning Program, the foundation of The Goddard School’s AdvancED and Middle States accredited programs for exceptional early childhood education, reaches more than 45,000 students. The program enhances children’s emotional, social, intellectual and physical development and provides the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the optimal environment for each child’s early educational development. To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit www.goddardschool.com. 

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In The News: Cultural Celebration Day  at The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

 

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Cultural Celebration Day
  at The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 9/28/12 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park was the host to Cultrual Celebration Day on 9/26/12 from 10 am to 11 am.

Children dressed for the day in cultural dress representing a wide variety of countries, cultures and nationalities.  Special visitors included an African musician and storyteller, an award winning Mexican dance troupe and an Indian cultural historian.  The morning culminated with a parade through the school by the children, using various musical instruments.

“We were all excited to host the event at our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children had a lot of fun and a great learning experience.  What a wonderful way for our students to have a hands-on exposure to diversity and the cultures throughout the world.” 

The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years.

The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.
Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

About The Goddard School
At The Goddard School, children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment supported by a team of dedicated teachers. With 380+ Goddard Schools in 35 states, the FLEX™ Learning Program, the foundation of The Goddard School’s AdvancED and Middle States accredited programs for exceptional early childhood education, reaches more than 45,000 students. The program enhances children’s emotional, social, intellectual and physical development and provides the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the optimal environment for each child’s early educational development. To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit www.goddardschool.com.

 

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In The News: Great Cloth Diaper Change hosted by The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

 

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Great Cloth Diaper Change hosted by The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

  

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 4/16/12 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park will be the host to the Great Cloth Diaper Change on 4/21/12 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.  It is one of 305 host sites where mothers will participate in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for simultaneously changing cloth diapers on the most babies. The event will take place on Saturday, April 21st at the same time as similar events across the United States and sixteen other countries. Last year, the record was set with 5,026 participants at 127 locations in five countries. 

“Cloth diapers are more friendly to the environment than disposable diapers,” shared Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School. “We are one of very few childcare centers that will let our parents use cloth diapers for their child. So we welcomed the opportunity to host this event,” said Aggen.

In addition to promoting the idea of reusing and reducing the number of disposable diapers going to landfills, families can save money with cloth diapers. According to the Real Diaper Industry Association, families can save an average of $2,000 by using cloth diapers instead of disposable ones for their baby.

It is expected that as many as 50 babies will be registered to be changed all at once in The Goddard School gym. “We already have 30 signed up,” said Melinda Caubarreaux, organizer for the event. There’s no charge to take part in the world record attempt, but participants do have to sign up. People can do that at http://greenleafbaby.eventbrite.com/.

On the day of the event, the participants arriving get goodie bags with all kinds of items to make life with babies easier. “We have several sponsors and a number of exhibitors who will be at the diaper changing challenge,” said Caubarreaux.

This is the way the event in Cedar Park and the rest of the world will work, according to event rules from Guinness:

• Each participant must be paired with one child 39 inches or shorter.

• Each child must be changed into a cloth, reusable diaper that can be purchased online, at store or from a diaper service. (It does not matter what diaper the child arrives in.)

• At the sound of a bell or other loud signal all participants must remove their child’s existing diaper;

• When the bell rings at 11:30 am, each participant will hold up a clean diaper high in the air;

• Change their child’s diaper, and then,

• Hold up their child wearing the clean diaper.

The Great Cloth Diaper Change website – http://greatclothdiaperchange.com/ – explains the world record attempt is a way to “show the world how many people are already choosing and using reusable cloth diapers successfully.”

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 Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) was recently named the #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine for the eleventh consecutive year (January 2012) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) by Franchise Times for the fifth consecutive year (October 2011). Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. GSI currently licenses 380+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 35 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider.

 

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In The News: Families Participate in a Day of Playful Learning at the Goddard Community Games

 

 

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Families Participate in a Day of Playful Learning at the Goddard Community Games

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 2/14/12 –On 2/11/12, Cedar Park-area children and families came together to experience a day centered on learning through play. During the Goddard Community Games event hosted by The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park, parents and children participated in a number of hands-on activities that demonstrated the power of play for helping children learn the skills they need for success and well-being in life. 

“The fundamentals of friendship-and the pathway to bully prevention in later years-begin forming at an early age. Our Goddard Community Games event united the concepts of compassion, cooperation and kindness in a fun and educational way,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School, located in Cedar Park.

In the week leading up to the event, play experiences included lessons on friendship, mentoring, caring, good deeds and community heroes. Each special activity demonstrated the transformative power of play and how it can foster a lifetime of curiosity and discovery. The Goddard Community Games event included an opening ceremony that featured an exciting pep rally with children playing various instruments and noisemakers and parading through the School; the unveiling of a Community Flag, developed by the children and faculty of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park, and culminated with a rousing rendition of The Goddard School Play Along Song.

At the Goddard Community Games, 120 parents and children participated in a variety of activities that included Bonzo Crunch, juggler and clown, with his message about friendship and accepting differences.  Vista Ridge high school students involved with the “No Place for Hate” program also participated, sharing ideas and suggestions for creating a “no bully” culture.
 
“The Goddard Community Games were a fun and educational way to show families why play matters and that how children play influences their choices in the future,” said Aggen. “Through imaginative activities, we were able to demonstrate how play can help today’s children become tomorrow’s leaders.”

The Goddard School of Cedar Park is the only private kindergarten and preschool in Texas accredited by both AdvanceEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and National Accreditation Commission.  It is a curriculum based program for ages six weeks to 10 years. To learn more about The Goddard School, families are encouraged to call to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292 or visit www.goddardschool.com.

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Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eleventh consecutive year (January 2012) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fifth consecutive year (October 2011); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 380+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 35 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

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In The News: The Goddard School located in Cedar Park to Host Goddard Community Games Event

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The Goddard School located in Cedar Park to Host Goddard Community Games Event

Cedar Park , Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 1/24/12 — The Goddard School, a private kindergarten and preschool located in Cedar Park, is proud to announce it will host the Goddard Community Games to recognize and celebrate the power of play for learning.  The event, which will be celebrated at Goddard Schools nationwide, is to be held on Saturday, February 11th from 10 am to noon.

The Goddard Community Games, hosted by The Goddard School located in Cedar Park, will feature an amazing day of playful learning with families and children invited to participate in a number of fun-filled activities that demonstrate the skills 21st Century learners will need to grow and succeed.  Participating in the Goddard Community Games will help underscore that how we play as children helps form what we become as adults.

“As early childhood educators, we feel that play is crucial to a child’s development,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School, located in Cedar Park. “We want everyone to understand that play matters and that the time is now for us to stand up and play together! The Goddard Community Games is an inspiring event that will showcase how play is essential to the next generation’s academic, physical and social/emotional health.”

The Goddard Community Games will feature a range of exciting play experiences, including building robots, cultural dance recitals, family board games and art projects.  Bonzo Crunch the Clown will be the featured performer wtih his entertaining juggling and magic show from 10:30 – 11:30. Weather permitting, outside activities will include gardening, basketball and soccer along with “scooter racing” on the toddler scooter track.. Each hands-on activity will demonstrate the transformative power of play and how it can foster a lifetime of curiosity and discovery.

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In The News: $10K College Scholarship Opportunity for Preschool Graduates

 

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$10K College Scholarship Opportunity for Preschool Graduates

The Goddard School Announces College Scholarship

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 1/20/12 –The Goddard School of Cedar Park is reaching out to all Goddard School alumni. The organization is encouraging applications for the fourth annual $10,000 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship. The application deadline, February 19, 2012, is quickly approaching.

The scholarship is awarded to a Goddard School alumnus each year to use toward his or her education at an accredited college or university.

“The Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship provides financial support to a graduate of The Goddard School who demonstrates an excellent work ethic, commitment to family and community and a love of learning,” says Aggen, owner of The Goddard School. “We are eager to find out this year’s recipient of this prestigious award.”

The Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of the founder of The Goddard School, an entrepreneur who started several other well-known franchise companies including AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. and MAACO Auto Painting and Bodyworks, Inc. According to Aggen, Martino was a successful businessperson who worked his way up from humble beginnings to achieve success.

Eligible applicants can access the scholarship application on Goddard’s Web site at http://www.goddardschool.com under the Communication tab. 

 
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Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eleventh consecutive year (January 2012) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fifth consecutive year (October 2011); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 380+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 35 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.  The Goddard School of Cedar Park is the only private kindergarten and preschool in Texas accredited by both AdvanceEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and National Accreditation Commission.  It is a curriculum based program for ages six weeks to 10 years.

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In The News: Cedar Park Resident Earns Top HonorButch Aggen named to Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame

 

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Cedar Park Resident Earns Top Honor
Butch Aggen named to Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 1/3/12 — George “Butch” Aggen, Cedar Park resident and owner of the Goddard School of Cedar Park, has been named to the Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame which is located in the Pittsburgh area. 

Aggen was a four-year starter (1973 – 1976) and an Associated Press All-American linebacker for Indiana University of Pennsylvania (NCAA division II).  He still holds the record for most career tackles (429) at IUP and was inducted into the university’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.  

“I’m proud to be recognized by the selection committee,” said Butch Aggen. “I give credit to the wonderful coaches and teammates that I had the opportunity to be associated with during those years.”  He will be inducted in a ceremony to be held in April, 2013 in the Pittsburgh area.

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In The News: Elizabeth Kahura, African Storyteller, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

 

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Elizabeth Kahura, African Storyteller, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

  

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 12/12/11 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park was the host to a Holiday Kwanzaa cultural event on 12/12/11 from 10 am to 11 am.

The Goddard School, a private kindergarten and preschool located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years.  It is the only preschool in Texas accreddited by both AdvanceEd-SACS and NAC.

Elizabeth Kahura, a native African born in Kenya, entertained and taught the children about Kwanzaa and the traditional dress, stories and instruments of Africa. The program highlighted the importance of embracing diversity and how positive life values can be introduced from one culture to another.

“We were all excited to have Elizabeth Kahura visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children were anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

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Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fifth consecutive year (October 2011); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

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In The News: Brad Closson Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

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Brad Closson Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

 

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 11/7/11 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park will be the host to local children’s book author, Brad Closson, on Wednesday, 2/9/11 from 9:30 am to 11 am. on Tuesday, November 15th from 9:30 am to 11 am.

The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November, 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch and Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years.  It is the only private kindergarten and preschool in Texas accredited by both Souther Association of Colleges and Schools and National Accrediation Commission.

Brad Closson wiil read several of his books, including I Want to Be A Spaceman, and other new storie to preschool and Pre-K classes during the morning. As part of the school’s book fair week, he will also autograph his children’s books for parents.

“We are all excited to have Brad Closson visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.  Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fifth consecutive year (October 2011); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

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In The News: The Goddard School Located in Cedar Park is Hosted a Children’s Expo & Fall Festival!

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The Goddard School Located in Cedar Park is Hosted a Children’s Expo & Fall Festival!
Local preschool offers event for community

Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 11/2/11 — The Goddard School®, the premier preschool and private kindergarten for children from six weeks to 9 years, located at 1905 El Salido Parkway, hosted a Children’s Expo and Fall Festival on 10/29/11 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Families and children of all ages enjoyed refreshments and fun activities at this special event which increased awareness of the various services and products offered in the community for young children. Activities included pony rides, Home Depot kids workshop, live music and face painting. The event raised money for LEEF, a non-profit that funds LISD teacher grants and collected books for distribution to needy families by BookSpring..

The program offers parents the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half-or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call to arrange a personal appointment at 512-258-5292.

About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fifth consecutive year (October 2011); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

In The News: Anniversary is Celebrated at The Goddard School®Four Years Serving Cedar Park & North Austin

 

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Anniversary is Celebrated at The Goddard School®
Four Years Serving Cedar Park & North Austin

Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 10/17/11 — The Goddard School, a private preschool and kindergarten, located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park celebrates their anniversary!

It will host a Fall Family Festival to benefit the LEEF (Leander Educational Excellence Foundation) and Bookspring.

“We are eager to celebrate our anniversary,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park.  “We look forward to sharing great activities including free pony rides, Home Depot Kids workshop, a petting zoo and a lot of fun with our families and guests.”  Other activities include live music, face painting, costume contest, pumpkin decorating and participation by other local business partners.

The Goddard School offers a program, for children ages six weeks to 10 years, which focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.  The Goddard School of Cedar Park is the only private preschool and kindergarten in Texas nationally accredited by both Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and NAC.

Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment 512-258-5292.

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Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

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In The News: Cedar Park Goddard School Tries to Break 'Simon Says' Record

 

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Cedar Park Goddard School Tries to Break ‘Simon Says’ Record

Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) September 26, 2011 –  Goddard Schools across the country, such as the Goddard School in Cedar Park, participated in an effort to break the Guinness Record for the world’s largest multi-venue game of ‘Simon Says.’ 

In Cedar Park, the 48 participants included students in Goddard’s kindergarten and PreKindergarten classes. Butch Aggen, owner of Goddard School, played the role of Simon. Geraldine Smythe, owner of Abrakadoodle, served as celebrity witness for compliance with Guinness Record requirements. Other observers included parents and school faculty.

The rules stated that all participants must be able to play unassisted and Simon must make intermixing calls — with and without the instruction of Simon Says — every five seconds. The game ended with kindergarten student Alaina Marsh winning. The current record for the largest multi-venue game of Simon Says involved 12,215 participants at the Utah Summer Games Opening Ceremony on June 14, 2007. The Goddard School system is in the process of determining the total number of participants nationwide and will submit the results to Guinness.. 
 
“The Goddard School “Simon Says” event was a fun and educational way to show families why play, fitness and nutrition matter and that how children play influences their choices in the future,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park. “Through imaginative activities, we are able to demonstrate how play and making healthy choices can help today’s children become tomorrow’s leaders.”

About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

Recently named No. 1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States. To learn more about The Goddard School, click here.

 

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In The News: Goddard Parent Newsletter – September 2011

A Monthly Publication of Goddard Systems, Inc.     September 2011

Goddard School Students are Prepared for Success!

The Goddard School® has been at the forefront of early childhood education for the past 25 years, and the results of a recent assessment prove this to be true. Results from the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA), an early childhood assessment, show that Goddard School students consistently outperform the general population of CPAA users by a significant margin and met or exceeded grade level expectations at a higher rate than the general population in every concept assessed on the CPAA.

Goddard School assessments for the 2010-2011 school year compared with 45,000+ Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten public school students and over 135,000 assessments

CPAA is an early childhood assessment system that helps teachers focus classroom instruction to achieve the greatest learning gains for each child. CPAA grew out of decades of research at Columbia University and has been successfully used by 39 state agencies, and in school districts and schools nationwide. Specifically designed to be stress-free and developmentally appropriate for learners, this program assesses each student’s level of comfort with major early literacy and mathematics concepts. Each assessment lasts approximately 15-20 minutes and is performed three times a year.

The Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) is a computer-adaptive early childhood assessment system that helps teachers focus classroom instruction to achieve the greatest learning gains for each child. The CPAA grew out of decades of research at Columbia University and has been used by schools, districts and state agencies nationwide. Stress-free and developmentally appropriate for young learners, this program assesses each student’s level of comfort with major early literacy and mathematics concepts. Children’s Progress’ diagnostic assessments, web-based reports and instructional recommendations are designed to support the ongoing formative assessment process.

Pre-K Highlights
Goddard School Pre-Kindergarteners showed exceptional performance in Reading and Numeracy.

Compared to the whole population of Pre-Kindergarten students using the CPAA:

  • 64% more Goddard School students scored Above Expectation in Numeracy
  • 60% more scored Above Expectation in Reading
  • 56% more scored Above Expectation in Patterns

Kindergarten Highlights
The proportion of Goddard School students outperforming the general population was even more striking in Kindergarten. In some cases, the percentage of Goddard students exceeding expectations was double that of the general population.

Compared to the whole population of Kindergarten students using the CPAA:

  • 100% more Goddard School students scored Above Expectation in Reading
  • 96% more scored Above Expectation in Writing
  • 91% more scored Above Expectation in Phonemic Awareness
  • Simon Says: An Exercise for Academic Excellence

    A recent study published in the Psychological Assessment journal found that preschool children who regularly participate in “Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders” tasks like Simon Says may do better academically. According to Megan McClelland, an associate professor of human development and family science at Oregon State University, games like Simon Says can help children improve their self-regulation skills through listening carefully and following directions. Click here to read more about this very important study.

    The Goddard School believes in the importance of self-regulating games and the power of learning through play. Join participating Goddard Schools across the nation in a record-breaking game of Simon Says! On Friday, September 23rd, children, parents, faculty and guests at Goddard Schools nationwide will participate in the Guinness World Recordstm “Largest Game of Simon Says (Multiple Venues).” This unique synchronized event, which illustrates the power of play for learning in an exciting and innovative way, will take place at 1:00 PM EDT and 10:00 AM PDT. Each Simon Says game will culminate in the singing of The Goddard School Play Along Song

    Parenting with Pruett: Play and Learning, by Kyle D. Pruett, M.D., advisor to The Goddard School®

    For most parents, children’s play is just that and no more–diversion or entertainment. But to think that play matters only in so far as it brings pleasure is to miss the forest through the trees. Play is ultimately about learning, and all play is educational play.

    The reason that children love to play is precisely because it does mean something. They come to it very naturally from the beginning months of their life. In fact, a vast amount of a child’s total learning comes through play, both alone, and with you. What are some of the things children learn through play?

    • Children learn what is soft and hard, cold and warm, scratchy or smooth, as they touch and manipulate everything within reach.
    • Children learn what is quiet and loud, pleasing and raucous, as they scream and coo, or rub and smash.
    • Children learn what works and doesn’t work, as they pull and push, fit, stack, and destroy.

    One of the most important things they learn through all this tireless trial and error is how to connect events, feelings, thoughts and learning together into experience and to file it away in their brains under certain symbols. This all starts to happen well before they have command of spoken language. Simply stated, through play, children learn to symbolize their experience.

    The enrichment of learning by play, and vice versa, also holds for the quality of the child’s relationships. Research tells us that children who are securely attached to their caregivers are better players and hence, by our reasoning, better learners. Children who have received consistent high-quality care, both emotionally and physically, who are talked to and listened to, and who have observed those around them involved in respectful interpersonal relationships carry their security–their self-confidence and feelings of self-worth–into play with others.

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    In The News: Cedar Park Area Families Join National Celebration of the Power of Play, Fitness & Nutrition

     

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    Cedar Park Area Families Join National Celebration of the Power of Play, Fitness & Nutrition

    WHAT:  The Goddard School® Block Party

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park will host The Goddard School Block Party. We are continuing our campaign regarding the importance of play and its scientifically-based role in developing critical life skills and career opportunities for 21st century learners. This year our Block Party will also highlight the importance of fitness and nutrition in our children’s lives. In addition to developing healthy minds, it is at the core of The Goddard School FLEX™ Learning Program to instill lifelong healthy lifestyle habits. As a leader in the industry, Goddard Schools are in the process of applying to the “Let’s Move” childcare initiative. In June 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama introduced the childcare phase of “Let’s Move” by encouraging childcare facilities to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity.

    During this amazing event full of playful learning, children and families will have the chance to participate in a number of fun-filled, hands-on activities that demonstrate the power of play for learning. This event will also educate children, parents and the community about healthy eating and fitness habits.

    In conjunction with Guinness World Records™, Goddard Schools all across the United States will also be participating in a record-breaking game of Simon Says. Goddard Schools nationwide will work together to break the record for the “Largest Game of Simon Says (Multiple Venues).” The festivities will also feature a rousing rendition of The Goddard School Play Along Song. The community is invited to participate in Simon Says and all of the entertainment and activities.

    WHO:    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park

    PRESS:  PLEASE JOIN US FOR ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING

    WHEN:  9/23/11 @ 12 pm: Simon Says         

    WHERE: The Goddard School located in Cedar Park

                    1905 El Salido Parkway

    WHY:  Participating in The Goddard School Block Party will help underscore that how we play as children helps form what we become as adults and also emphasizes the importance of health and nutrition.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Goddard School® located in Cedar Park  Earns Top HonorOwner  receives Leadership Cedar Park Recognition

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    Goddard School® located in Cedar Park  Earns Top Honor
    Owner  receives Leadership Cedar Park Recognition

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 7/15/11 — Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park was recently recognized as a Leadership Cedar Park graduate.  The school offers private kindergarten as well as preschool and after school programs. 

    Leadership Cedar Park is an ongoing annual program managed by the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the Cedar Park Community Foundation, host of the program. It provides education and leadership development for a selected group of civic-minded individuals over a nine-month period. Participants attend a two day retreat, followed by eight additional classes. Team-building, skills training and leadership skills are taught in addition to class topics that cover Government Entities, Planning and Transportation, Economic Development, Health Services, Criminal Justice, Education, City Administration, and Non Profits.

    “I’m proud to earn this top honor and be recognized for our commitment to reach the highest professional standards,” said Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park. “This recognition demonstrates to our community that children in our program receive the best possible care and early learning experiences.”

    The Cedar Park location opened in November 2007. The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to ten years.  It is the only private kindergarten and preschool nationally accredited by both Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and National Accreditation Commission. Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly at 512.258.5292 to arrange a personal appointment.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Goddard Schools® in central Texas participate in Round Rock Express Military Appreciation Night

     

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    Goddard Schools® in central Texas participate in Round Rock Express Military Appreciation Night

    Austin, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 6/27/11 — The Goddard Schools located throughout the Austin area will participate in Military Appreciation Night at Dell Diamond on 6/27/11 from 7 pm to 10 pm.  The schools accommodate children ages six weeks to 10 years providing private kindergarten, preschool and after school programs.

    At the game, Goddard School will be donating 3 weeks of its summer program ($600 value) via a drawing to a military family.  Military families (active or veterans) are eligible and can enter at the Goddard School table, located near the the Goddard School “Fun Zone” at Dell Diamond.

    “We are all delighted to be able to support our military familes,” says Aggen.  “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun at the baseball game.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call their local Goddard School directly to arrange a personal appointment at 800-463-3273.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® Located in Cedar Park Earns Top Honor.

     

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    The Goddard School® Located in Cedar Park Earns Top Honor. 
    Cedar Park School Completes Rigorous NAC Accreditation Process 

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 6/15/11 — The Goddard School, a private kindergarten and preschool, located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park has recently been awarded the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) accreditation. NAC – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals, was established over 20 years ago. Only eight percent of preschools and early childhood programs achieve this recognition. 

    “We’re proud to earn the mark of quality from NAC and be recognized for our commitment to reach the highest professional standards,” said Butch Aggen, owner of the Cedar Park school. “NAC Accreditation demonstrates to our community that children in our program receive the best possible care and early learning experiences. Our management and faculty have earned this achievement by performing their very best every day.  We are particularly excited that we are the only preschool in Texas with accreditations by both NAC and  SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).”

    To earn accreditation, The Goddard School located in Cedar Park voluntarily went through an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the NAC Early Childhood Program Standards and related Accreditation Criteria. The School’s program received NAC Accreditation after an on-site visit by NAC Assessors to ensure that the program meets each of the NAC Program Standards. NAC-accredited programs are also subject to unannounced visits during their accreditations.

    The Cedar Park location opened in November 2007. The School accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years.

    About the National Association of Child Care Professionals NACCP is a professional ssociation serving child care owners, directors and administrators. The organization’s goal is to strengthen and enhance the credibility of leaders in the field of early child care and education by providing membership services and benefits. For more information about NACCP, please visit www.naccp.org.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

    Parents are encouraged drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly at 512.258.5292 to arrange a personal appointment.

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    In The News: Michaela Hamaker, Sign Language Interpreter, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

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    Michaela Hamaker, Sign Language Interpreter, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) May 16, 2011 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwill be the host to Story Time in Sign Language on 5/17/11 from 9 am to 9:30 am.  The school has a private kindergarten as well as classes for children infant to pre kindergarten.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    Special guest Michaela Hamaker will “read” a story to our Dolphin Pre-K class using American sign language to accompany our lead teacher during our class story time.

    “We are all excited to have Michaela Hamaker visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512-258-5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

     

     

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    In The News: Brad Clossen, Children's Book Author, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park   
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    Brad Clossen, Children’s Book Author, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) May 9, 2011 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwill be the host to Brad Clossen, award winning author on Tuesday, 5/24 from 10 am to 11:30 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park offers private kindergarten and pre-kindergarten programs and opened in November 2007.  It is owned and operated by Butch and Maria Aggen and the school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    Brad Closson will read his children’s book, I Want to Be A Spaceman, and his other two new stories. to preschool and pre kindergarten classes during the morning. He is one of several visitors coming to The Goddard School as it celebrates “Outer Space” throughout the month. “We were all excited to have Brad Closson visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children were anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.”  

    The Goddard School offers an accredited program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512-258-5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

     

    In The News: The Goddard School® Located in Cedar Park Earns Top HonorCedar Park School Completes Rigorous "Texas School Ready!" Certification Process

     

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    The Goddard School® Located in Cedar Park Earns Top Honor
    Cedar Park School Completes Rigorous “Texas School Ready !” Certification Process

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 4/27/11 — The Goddard School, a private kindergarten and preschool located in Cedar Park, has recently been awarded Texas School Ready!™ which is a program that certifies preschool education classrooms that effectively prepare their students for kindergarten. The program is administered by the Texas State Center for Early Childhood Development.  

    “We’re proud to earn the mark of quality by Texas School Ready!™ and be recognized for our commitment to reach the highest professional standards,” said Butch Aggen, owner of the Cedar Park school. “Texas School Ready!™ certification demonstrates to our community that children in our program receive the best possible care and early learning experiences. Our management and faculty have earned this achievement by performing their very best every day.  We’re particularly excited to now have a national accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools along with the Texas School Ready! certification as well.”

    The Cedar Park location opened in November 2007. The School accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

    Parents are encouraged drop in for a tour or call Lisa Tate directly at 512.258.5292 to arrange a personal appointment.

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    In The News: Goddard School Celebrates Earth Day for the Environment

     

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    Goddard School Celebrates Earth Day for the Environment

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 4/25/11 – On Friday, April 22, more than 174 children from The Goddard School located in Cedar Park stepped up for the environment as they participated in Earth Day activities. Pre kindergarten classes and other students participated in a number of engaging activities to spread the message that by working together, each one of them can make a positive impact toward a sustainable future.

    Throughout the week, children and teachers participated in a variety of fun activities, games and lessons designed to increase their awareness of how energy use and daily activities can affect the future of the planet and how they can conserve energy in their daily lives.

    “We think this was a great way for children to learn, in a hands-on manner, the importance of saving energy and the environment,” said Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park. “Our students were able to involve both their families and the community to create awareness about this important global call to action.”

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

     

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participates in SeaWorld Family Day

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participates in SeaWorld Family Day

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 4/11/11 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park will participate in SeaWorld Family Day on Sunday, 5/1/11 from 9 am to 9 pm.  In addition to it’s private kindergarten, the school provides early childhood education for infants to children six years old.  The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2011 and is owned and operated by Butch and Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children.

    Families and friends from six Austin area and San Antonio Goddard Schools will be enjoying a day of family fun at SeaWorld San Antionio. Goddard School has partnered with SeaWorld to offer special family discounts for the day. Goddard School will also be providing special family activities for those attending.

    “We are all excited to have this coming up in May,” says Butch Aggen. “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience during their day at SeaWorld.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
     

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Forty Thousand Children "Stepped Up" for the Environment

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    Forty Thousand Children “Stepped Up” for the Environment

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 3/30/11 – On Friday, March 25, more than 100 children from The Goddard School located in Cedar Park turned off the lights and stepped up for the environment. As part of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2011, students participated in a number of engaging activities to spread the message that by working together, each one of them can make a positive impact toward a sustainable future. More than 45,000 Goddard children across the country joined in.

    Throughout the week, children and teachers participated in a variety of fun activities, games and lessons designed to increase their awareness of how energy use and daily activities can affect the future of the planet and how they can conserve energy in their daily lives. On Saturday, 3/26/11, Goddard School hosted the Cedar Park “Keen on Clean” Earth Hour Festival. Children built a green house and participated in other educational ecology activities. Pedernales Electric demonstrated its “green” bucket truck and Vista Ridge football players volunteered for the festival, including manning tables for  “green” fingernail and face painting for children attending.

    “We think this was a great way for children to learn, in a hands-on manner, the importance of saving energy and the environment,” said Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park. “Our students were able to involve both their families and the community to create awareness about this important global call to action.”

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

    About EARTH HOUR:
    Since its inception four years ago, Earth Hour has captured the world’s imagination becoming a global phenomenon. Last year, for Earth Hour 2010 over one billion people in 4,000 cities in 126 countries on seven continents turned out. In the U.S. alone, 90 million Americans officially voted for action with their light switch. These people and municipalities were joined by iconic landmarks including: the Las Vegas Strip, the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings in New York City, the Space Needle in Seattle, Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple in Salt Lake City, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.  International landmarks that turned off their lights included the Great Pyramids of Giza, Parthenon in Athens, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London, Paris’ Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower, Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube, Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong, Sydney’s Opera House and Christ de Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park Joins Earth Hour and Cedar Park "Keen on Clean" for the Environment

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park Joins Earth Hour and Cedar Park “Keen on Clean” for the Environment

    Cedar Park,Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 3/4/11 – The Goddard School located in Cedar Park is proud to announce it has joined World Wildlife Fund’s 2011 Earth Hour for the third year in a row. To mark this global call to action on climate change, on Saturday, March 26th at 8:30 p.m. hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour.  On the 26th from 11 am to 2 pm, Goddard School will host the Cedar Park “Keen on Clean” Program.  This “Earth Hour” environmental festival will have hands on eco-educational activities, a Pedernales Electric eco-friendly bucket truck and other eco-vehicles along with pony rides and other fun activities to help families learn about the environment.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park, will join 370+ Goddard Schools nationwide to help spread the message that by working together, each one of them can make a positive impact toward a sustainable future. The Goddard School located in Cedar Park will launch an entire week of activities and lesson plans beginning March 21st leading up to a big celebration for the Stepping Up for the Environment event on March 25th at 10 a.m., a day before the global event.

    “This is an exciting opportunity for our teachers and children to get creative in ’stepping up’ awareness about saving energy and the environment,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School, located in Cedar Park. “Joining Earth Hour enables our students to learn an important lesson and get the message out to their families and in their communities.” 

    Throughout the week, children and teachers will participate in a variety of fun activities, games and lessons designed to increase their awareness of how energy use and daily activities can affect the future of the planet and how they can conserve energy in their daily lives. The Goddard School located in Cedar Park will integrate learning about the environment into art projects, science lessons and even snack time! Classes will nominate an official “Lightning Bug,” who will be responsible for always turning off the classroom lights when the children exit the room. Students will also create invitations asking parents and neighboring buildings to join them in Earth Hour.

    On March 25th, The Goddard School located in Cedar Park will celebrate Earth Hour with the Stepping Up for the Environment event. The School will host a fashion show of costumes made of recycled materials..   Then, at 10 a.m., schools will turn off any non-essential lighting for one hour.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

    About EARTH HOUR:
    Since its inception four years ago, Earth Hour has captured the world’s imagination becoming a global phenomenon. Last year, for Earth Hour 2010 over one billion people in 4,000 cities in 126 countries on seven continents turned out. In the U.S. alone, 90 million Americans officially voted for action with their light switch. These people and municipalities were joined by iconic landmarks including: the Las Vegas Strip, the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings in New York City, the Space Needle in Seattle, Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple in Salt Lake City, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.  International landmarks that turned off their lights included the Great Pyramids of Giza, Parthenon in Athens, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London, Paris’ Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower, Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube, Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong, Sydney’s Opera House and Christ de Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® Earns SACS CASI AdvancEd  Accreditation

     

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    The Goddard School® Earns SACS CASI AdvancEd  Accreditation

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park Demonstrates Top-Quality

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) February 25, 2011 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park has recently been awarded the SACS CASI AdvancEd accreditation.  Internationally recognized for accrediting top-quality schools within the United States and around the world, SACS CASI AdvancEd  evaluates quality, continuous improvement and student success. Recognition by the organization is highly coveted and rarely given to childcare companies.

    Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance that provides a non-governmental, independent and impartial evaluation of educational quality. To earn SACS CASI AdvancEd  accreditation, an education provider’s services, faculty and facilities must meet or exceed standards of quality set by the education community. Accredited schools must follow a protocol of self-study, evaluation review and continuous improvement.

    “We’re proud to earn the mark of quality from AdvancEd, and be recognized for our commitment to reach the highest professional standards,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park. “SACS CASI AdvancEd accreditation demonstrates to our community that children in our program receive the best possible care and early learning experiences. Our management and faculty have earned this achievement by performing their very best every day.”

    Comprising seven regional accrediting agencies, private school agencies and other educational service and regulatory agencies, SACS CASI AdvancEd  protects the public trust by ensuring schools reach high standards and act in a trustworthy manner.

    “Parents look to Goddard for quality childcare and SACS CASI AdvancEd  accreditation further emphasizes to the community that Goddard programs have been reviewed by the experts and meet or exceed their expectations,” said Joseph Schumacher, chief operating officer at Goddard Systems, Inc., (franchisor of The Goddard School).

    The Cedar Park location opened in November 2007. The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years, including a private kindergarten program. Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour, call Butch Aggen directly at 512.258.5292 to arrange a personal appointment or visit www.goddardschool.com.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

    About SACS CASI AdvancEd
    As a global leader in accreditation, SACS CASI AdvancEd provides systems of accreditation around the world. SACS CASI ADVANCED  Standards promote quality schools and continuous improvement to enhance student success. SACS CASI AdvancEd  provides standards for education systems and develops customized accreditation protocols. Today, members of the SACS CASI AdvancEd  Alliance accredit more than 32,000 schools in 100 countries, touching over 17 million students.

     

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    In The News: Hal H. Hopson Visits Goddard School® Kindergarten in Cedar Park

     

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    Hal H. Hopson Visits Goddard School® Kindergarten in Cedar Park 

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 2/21/11 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park was the host to Hal H. Hopson, internationally known composer and musician, on 2/18/11 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years and has both kindergarten and kindergarten readiness programs.

    Hal H. Hopson, along with Martha Hopson (his wife and also a professional musician), visited as part of Goddard’s “Arts and Literature” month. They demonstrated keyboard and percussion music and shared their experiences and ideas with the children about their lives as professional musicians. Mr. Hopson has over 1000 published works and arrangements to his credit and has received a number of awards.  One of his compositions was selected by a panel at the Kennedy Space Center, Washington, DC, to be placed in a capsule during the American Bicentennial in 1976.

    “We were all excited to have Hal H. Hopson visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children were anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

    The preschool and kindergarten focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Hal H. Hopson, Internationally Known Composer, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

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    Hal H. Hopson, Internationally Known Composer, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 2/15/11 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwill be the host to a music demonstration and enrichment conducted by Hal H. Hopson on Friday, 2/18/11 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch and Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years.  It also offers a private kindergarten program and a summer kindergarten readiness curriculum.  

    Hal H. Hopson, internationally known composer and musician, along with Martha Hopson (his wife and also a professional musician), will be visiting as part of Goddard’s “Arts and Literature” month. They will be demonstrating keyboard and percussion music and sharing their experiences and ideas with the children about their lives as professional musicians. Mr. Hopson has over 1000 published works and arrangements to his credit and has received a number of awards, including the esteemed title of National Patron by Delta Omicron, a national professional fraternity of musicians.

    “We are all excited to have Hal H. Hopson visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.
    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512-258-5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 45,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

     

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    In The News: Brad Closson, Award Winning Book Authore, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

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    Brad Closson, Award Winning Book Authore, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 210/11 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwas the host to local children’s book author, Brad Closson, on Wednesday,  2/9/11 from 9:30 am to 11 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years.  It will offer an accredited kindergarten starting in Fall, 2011.  

    Brad Closson read several of his books to preschool and Pre-K classes during the morning.  He is one of several visitors coming to The Goddard School in February as it celebrates “Literature and Arts” throughout the month.

    “We were all excited to have Brad Closson visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children were anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.
    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

     

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    In The News: Brad Clossen, Award Winning Book Author, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

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    Brad Clossen, Award Winning Book Author, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 2/9/11 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park will be the host to Book Reading and signing by local children’s book author, Brad Clossen, on 2/9/11 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years.  It offers a summer Kindergarten Readiness program and a private kindergarten program.

    “We are all excited to have Brad Clossen visit our school,” says Aggen. “and coming to read some of his children’s stories to us. With this month being focused upon literature, it’s great to have a local book author joining us.The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the tenth consecutive year (January 2011) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 370+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider in the United States.

     

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    In The News: Private Kindergarten Program is Offered at The Goddard School® located in Cedar ParkIncorporates SMART Board and Academic Assessments

     

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    Incorporates SMART Board and Academic Assessments

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) Jan 31, 2011 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park is offering a Private Kindergarten program.

    The kindergarten will offer low teacher/child ratios of 1:10, providing highly individualized instruction. Teachers will have access to state of the art technology, including SMART Board and both Apple and PCs. TEKS standardized assessments will be utilized to customize individual and small group lesson planning.

    “Our credentialed teachers deliver a curriculum which combines the goals and methodology of  Leander Independent school district with developmentally appropriate practices required by The Goddard School.  The size of our Kindergarten provides individualized attention for our children,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park.

    The Goddard School offers a program, for children ages six weeks to 10 years, which focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park Delivered "Blue Santa" Toys

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park Delivered “Blue Santa” Toys

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 12/21/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park collected toys and assisted with the “Blue Santa” Toy Drive throughout December.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The preschool / child care center accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    Parents and staff donated new toys that were collected at all Goddard School locations in central Texas. “We collected over $5000 in toys for the program” shared Aggen “and  parents and staff also delivered toys on Goddard School buses throughout Leander and Cedar Park.  We were excited to help out with this wonderful holiday charity program.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: African Storyteller and Musician Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

     

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    African Storyteller and Musician Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 12/17/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwas the host to an African storyteller and musician on 12/15/10 from 9 am to 11 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen .  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    Ms. Kahura demonstrated African music, dance with authentic instruments & the African Swahili language.  “We all were excited to have her visit our school to learn about Kwanzaa and Africa,” says Aggen . “The teachers and children had a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm , the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.  Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512-258-5292 .

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in Books for "Blue Santa"

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in Books for “Blue Santa”

    Cedar Park , Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 12/9/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park delivered books for the “Blue Santa” toy drive.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    The Goddard School delivered over 800 books to Hill Country Christmas Bureau to support the “Blue Santa” toy drive. The books had been collected and warehoused by Leander Educational Excellence Foundation and Goddard School assists in the delivery to organizations that distribute to needy families in the community

    “We were all delighted to assist with “Blue Santa” as there are many families in need and this is a wonderful community program ,” says Aggen. 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: African Storyteller and Musician Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

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    African Storyteller and Musician Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 12/2/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park will be the host to a Kwanzaa Holiday event on 12/15/10 from 10 am to 11 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to six years. 

    Elizabeth Kahura will teach the children about Kwanzaa and Africa with her demonstrations of music and dance using authentic instruments. Children will learn about cultures and lifestyles of Africa, including an introduction of the common African Swahili language.

    “We are all excited to have Ms. Kahura visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School located in Cedar Park Announces Results of Preschooler Approved Toy Test and Blue Santa Community Toy Drive

     

     

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    Contact:          Butch Aggen
                            The Goddard School located in Cedar Park  
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    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park Announces Results of Preschooler Approved Toy Test and Blue Santa Community Toy Drive 

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 11/22/10 – The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in its third annual Preschooler Approved Toy Test event and Blue Santa toy drive. The children at The Goddard School had a unique opportunity to select their favorite toys while helping out the community. 

    Preschoolers at The Goddard School determined the top five toys for the holidays amongst a selection of toys identified from a nationwide search. The toys selected not only encourage creativity, but are designed to encourage playful learning. The top five Preschooler-Approved Picks include (in alphabetical order):

     

    1. Green Toys Blocks
    2. Green Start Giant Floor Puzzle
    3. Kid K’Nex Railroad Pals Building Set
    4. Maisy in Overalls & Book
    5. Slimy Squishy Polymer Fun 

    They “top toys” and other toys contributed by Goddard School parents and family will be donated to the Blue Santa program coordinated by the City of Cedar Park police.

    “As leaders in early childhood development, we recognize that our families want to know which toys are both safe and engaging for children,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park. “This event is a fun way to encourage learning through play and also provides a great opportunity to give back to our community.” 

    At The Goddard School, children are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a warm environment supported by a team of dedicated teachers. Children are also provided with carefully planned educational programs that meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of each child.

    To learn more about The Goddard School families are encouraged to visit www.goddardschool.com or call 1-800-GODDARD.

     About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Cedar Park Police Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park   
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    Cedar Park Police Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 11.15.10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park was the host to a visit by the Cedar Park Police on 11/18/10 from 10 am to 11 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to six years. 

    The Cedar Park police visited to show children their car and talked with them about stranger safety.

    “We were all excited to have Cedar Park Police visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children were anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.
    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School located in Cedar Park

     

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    Contact: 
    Butch Aggen
    Owner
    The Goddard School
    512.258.5292
    cedarparktx@goddardschools.com

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park

    Preschooler Approved Toy Test and Blue Santa Community Toy Drive

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 11/11/10 –The Goddard School® located in catches the holiday spirit during its third annual Preschooler Approved Toy Test event and toy drive. The children at The Goddard School will have a unique opportunity to select their favorite toys while helping out the community.

    Preschoolers at The Goddard School determine the top five toys for the holidays amongst a selection of toys identified from a nationwide search. These select toys not only encourage creativity, but are designed to encourage playful learning.

    The children at The Goddard School play with a selection of toys to determine the finalists and announce their Preschooler Approved Picks – the children’s favorite toys of the season.

    “As leaders in early childhood development, we recognize that our families want to know which toys are both safe and engaging for children,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park . “This event is a fun way to encourage learning through play, while providing a great opportunity to give back to our community.”

    On Friday, 11/19/10, The Goddard School will announce its official Preschooler Approved top five toy list and designate the official toy donation to the City of Cedar Park Police Blue Santa program.

    At The Goddard School, children are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a warm environment supported by a team of dedicated teachers. Children are also provided with carefully planned educational programs that meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of each child.

    To learn more about The Goddard School, or about the third annual Preschooler Approved Toy Test, families are encouraged to visit www.goddardschool.com or call 1-800-GODDARD.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the fourth consecutive year (October 2010); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Goddard School hosts Blood Mobile on October 30th

     

     

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    Owner
    The Goddard School
    512.258.5292
    cedarparktx@goddardschools.com
    Goddard School hosts Blood Mobile on October 30th

    During Fall Fest, 11 am to 2 pm

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 10/25/10 — The Goddard School of Cedar Park has partnered with Blood Center of Central Texas to host a Community Blood Drive on Saturday, October 30th between the hours of 11:00am and 2:00pm.  The blood mobile will be in the school parking lot located at 1905 El Salido in Cedar Park.  Each participant will get a free Halloween T-shrt.  For directions, CLICK HERE.

    Maximize Your Donation:

    • Bring a friend, family member or co-worker to make a blood donation.
    • In addition to your regular donations, give before or after major holidays and during the winter and summer months.
    • Donating frequently ensures that we have the blood we need to support our area hospitals.
    • If you have either A or AB blood types, you can boost your donation by giving platelets.

     How to Donate:

    Donating blood is safe and easy. You must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health. You must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate. It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.

    To schedule your appointment call The Goddard School at (512) 258-5292 or to register online CLICK HERE.   “The Blood Center recognizes that your time is valuable. We will give priority to donors who have scheduled an appointment. Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible.”

     

     

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the third consecutive year (October 2009); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park  Earns Top HonorCedar Park school receives "Green with Envy" environment award

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park  Earns Top Honor
    Cedar Park school receives “Green with Envy” environment award

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 10/25/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park has recently earned the “Green with Envy” environment award from the City of Cedar Park.

    The Goddard School has incorporated environment education into its curriculum and participated annually in Earth Hour awareness efforts. It has also incorporated organic gardening experiences for its students along with recycling education.

    “We’re proud to earn this top honor and be recognized for our commitment to environmental edcuation,” said Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park. “This recognition demonstrates to our community that children in our program receive the best possible care and early learning experiences. Our management and faculty have earned this achievement by performing their very best every day.”

    More information can be found at the City of Cedar Park website link: http://www.cedarparktx.us/cp/default.aspx

    The Cedar Park location opened in November 2007. The school accommodates 174 children, ages infant to 10 years. Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly at 512.258.5292 to arrange a personal appointment.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the third consecutive year (October 2009); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School located in Cedar Park is having Fall Festival!Local preschool offers event for community

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    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park is having Fall Festival!
    Local preschool offers event for community

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 10/22/10 — The Goddard School®, the premier preschool for children from six weeks to six years, located at 1905 El Salido Parkway  is hosting a Fall Festival Open House on October 30th from 11 am to 2 pm.

    Children of all ages will enjoy refreshments and fun activities at this special event to benefit Leander Educational Excellence Foundation and Bookspring.  Gently used children’s books will be collected at the Fall Fest and will be distributed by Bookspring to families in need. Donations will fund a LEEF grant for a Reagan elementary school autism reading program  Families will also receive 2-weeks free tuition when they enroll by October 30th.

    On-site owner, Butch Aggen, along with her Education Director, Lisa Tate, and faculty which includes teachers trained and experienced in early childhood development, are eager to welcome children into this nurturing environment where the curriculum encourages learning through play. The program offers parents the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half-or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512-258-5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times for the third consecutive year (October 2009), Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States.  Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Love & Logic Parenting Workshop Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park   
    512.258.5292
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    Love & Logic Parenting Workshop Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 10/20/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwas is hosting the Love & Logic Positive Parenting workshop on 10/19/10 from 6 pm to 8 pm.  It focuses on children from birth through age six.  The five week series explores effective parenting skills to help parents raise respectful, responsible kids and lower parenting stress.  The workshops are open to non-enrolled parents as well. 

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 6 years.

    “We are all excited to host the Love & Logic Parenting Workshop at our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and parents are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” Parents can still register and get details at the following link: http://www.highfiveparenting.com/High_Five_Parenting/Register.html

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times for the third consecutive year (October 2009), Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States.  Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Love and Logic Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park hosts Love and Logic Workshop

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar park   
    512.258.5292
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    Love and Logic Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park hosts Love and Logic Workshop

      

    Cedar park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 10/4/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar park will be the host to a Love and Logic parenting workshop informational session on Wednesday, 10/6/10 from 6 pm to 7 pm.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar park opened in November, 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    The session will be an introduction to the Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™ course. Parents will learn techniques to get children to listen the first time and to avoid power struggles. The examples focus on children from birth – six, although the same principles apply to children of all ages.  It is open to non-enrolled families and childcare is available with an RSVP.

    “We are all excited to have Love and Logic visit our school,” says Aggen. “A number of our teachers and parents are participating and will find it a great learning experience.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.  Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times for the third consecutive year (October 2009), Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States.  Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in LEEF Grant Patrol "Read with Me" Program for Autistic Children

     

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    Contact:
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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park 
    512.258.5292
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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in LEEF Grant Patrol “Read with Me” Program for Autistic Children

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 9/7/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park participated in the LEEF “Grant Patrol” on 9/3/10.  Maria Aggen, owner of The Goddard School, along with other LEEF board members, delivered grant awards to teachers of the Leander Independent School District.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    The Goddard School will be funding a grant for LEEF (Leander Educational Excellence Foundation) to assist Reagan Elementary in its efforts to promote literacy among Autistic students. “Read with Me” utilizes new technologies and creative teaching techniques to enhance the development of reading among children with autism.

    “We are all delighted to be a part of this effort ,” says Aggen.  “We have some children attending our preschool diagnosed with autism and are pleased that we can contribute to such a worthwhile program in this area.  In addition to this grant, we also plan to raise additional funds for the local Austism chapter during our October fall festival.” 

    “I applaud Goddard School for stepping up to fund this grant,” states Brian Haulotte, president of LEEF. “This is a great example of local business partnering with the school district to further improve the quality of education in our community!”

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the third consecutive year (October 2009); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in Austin "Free Yoga Day"

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in Austin “Free Yoga Day”

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 9/2/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park was the host to Free Yoga Day on 9/1/10 from 3 PM to 5 PM.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    Although Austin’s “Free Yoga Day” is scheduled for Sunday, September 5th, Goddard School of Cedar Park celebrated “Free Yoga” early at the school on Monday. A local yoga instructor lead children as young as 3 years and as old as 10 years through yoga exercise in the onsite gym.

    “We were all delighted to celebrate Free Yoga Day. Its a wonderful Austin tradition and since we aren’t open Sunday, this was a convenient day for us to participate ,” says Aggen.  “The teachers and children were anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.”

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the third consecutive year (October 2009); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Goddard School Participates in Leadership Leander ISD

     

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    Owner
    The Goddard School

    Goddard School Participates in Leadership Leander ISD

    School owner selected to participate

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 8/12/10 — Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School of Cedar Park, has been selected to participate in the Leadership Leander ISD initiative.  It provides an opportunity to take part in a 10-month learning experience by meeting the people who are responsible for LISD programs and services and see first-hand how the district creates a climate of success for it’s rapidly growing student population.  The Leadership LISD Class of 2011 will meet 10 times beginning September 2010.

     
    “This is a key opportunity for me to communicate with the leaders of our educational community,” said Aggen “and it will provide me with an unprecedented level of understanding about the school district.  I”m excited to be a part of such a wonderful public school program.” 
     

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the third consecutive year (October 2009); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park Supports Leadership LISDMaria Aggen Completes Leadership Leander ISD Program

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park Supports Leadership LISD
    Maria Aggen Completes Leadership Leander ISD Program

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 6/28/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park has recently participated in the Leadership Leander ISD program.

    Maria Aggen was one of twenty-six community members recently graduated from the Leadership Leander ISD program, completing a 10-month look into the goals and operations of Leander ISD. The class was honored at a Graduation Celebration on Wednesday, June 9th.

    “We’re proud to be recognized for our commitment to reach the highest professional standards,” said Maria Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park. “The completion of this program demonstrates to our community that children in our school receive the best possible care and early learning experiences. Our management and faculty have earned this achievement by performing their very best every day.”

    The Cedar Park location opened in November 2007. The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to ten years. Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly at 512 258 5292 to arrange a personal appointment.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park  Earns Top HonorCedar Park school receives Keen on Clean Award

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park
    512 258 5292

     cedarparktx@goddardschools.com

    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park  Earns Top Honor
    Cedar Park school receives Keen on Clean Award

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 6/11/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park has recently earned the Keen on Clean Award.

    Due to its efforts in “green” initiatives and commitment to sustaining an environment free of waste, The Goddard School of Cedar Park is being recognized as a “Green with Envy” business. The award will be presented to the school at an upcoming city council meeting.

    “We’re proud to earn this top business honor and be recognized for our commitment to the environment,” said Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park. “This recognition demonstrates to our community that children in our program receive the best possible care and early learning experiences, including how to care for our community and its environment. Our management and faculty have earned this achievement by their involvement with our annual Earth Hour campaign, recycling and other environmental education initiatives.”

    The City of Cedar Park, with the support from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, implemented the Cedar Park “Keen on Clean” program. The program is a forum to influence residents of Cedar Park to keep the City clean and beautiful; to educate people about problems and issues related to trash and to encourage recycling and to be concerned about the environment. This program is to instill community pride and increase participation in the green knowledge and other environmental activities year round; also to maintain an on-going recycling program and to coordinate an annual citywide clean-up program. The “Keen on Clean Program” was developed to: Promote litter reduction, implement educational programs, provide public information, and Community involvement/awareness opportunities.

    The Cedar Park location opened in November 2007. The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to ten years. Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly at 512-258-5292 to arrange a personal appointment.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 34 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    The Goddard Schools located in Central Texas hold benefit to support Big Brother Big Sister of Central Texas

    Austin, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 5/19/10 — The Goddard Schools located at in greater Austin will be the host to Big Brother Big Sister of Central Texas at Dell Diamond on Sunday, May 23 from noon to 6 p.m.

    The first Goddard School opened in the Austin area in November 2007 and each is individually owned and operated.  The schools accommodate children ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    The Goddard Schools will participate in a family day at Dell Diamond. Children and mentors in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program will be hosted at a BBQ starting at noon and then will join Goddard School families for the Round Rock Express baseball game at 2:10 p.m. All five Goddard Schools have donated tickets for Big Brother Big Sister participants and expect to raise more than $2,000 in donations.

    “We are all delighted to support the efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters ,” says Rastelli.  “The teachers and Goddard families are anticipating a lot of fun as we host BBBS children and their mentors.” 

    “We’re very excited to have this kind of support from the community,” says Melanie Chasteen, VP of Marketing for Big Brothers Big Sisters, “especially in these tough economic times, its gratifying to see the financial and personal contribution being made by the Goddard School.”

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 39 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

    About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas provided more than 74,000 hours of mentoring to 1,519 children in Central Texas throughout 2009 as well as $51,500 in scholarship money via BBBS’ Foundation to Littles pursuing higher education. For 39 years, they have matched children, ages 6–16, with supportive adult mentors who build friendships and offer encouragement and support to each child. Their agency is ranked in the top five nationally for match quality measures such as six-month retention, duration of match, and support to the match. The organization depends on donations to help recruit volunteers and reach more children. Funding is used to conduct screening on volunteers to ensure child safety; and provide on-going support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to improve children’s odds for succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and breaking negative cycles. For more information on BBBS, visit www.bigmentoring.org.

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    In The News: Austin Radio Control Association Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

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    Austin Radio Control Association Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 5/11/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwill be the host to Flight Day on Wednesday, May 12th from 10 am to 11 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    Members of the ARCA (Austin Radio Control Association) will be do a indoor flight presentation with a remote control  helicopter and airplane and share with children how flight works. Each student will also receive a “Plate Glider” to construct at home. The ARCA visit is part of The Goddard School “Transportation” theme for the month of May.

    “We are all excited to have ARCA visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience!” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 39 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Cedar Park Firemen Visit The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

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    Cedar Park Firemen Visit The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 4/13/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park were the host to the “Everyday Heroes” Reading event on 4/9/10 from 10 am to 11 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    The Goddard School is celebrating early childhood literacy for the month of April. Members of the Cedar Park Fire Department visited as special guest readers.

    “We were all excited to have the Cedar Park Firemen visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children were anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.  We wanted to combine community role models with the importance of reading for the children.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292 .

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    Parent Sign Language classes and Love & Logic parenting series are introduced at The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 4/5/10 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park will introduce parent sign language classes and Love & Logic parenting series in April.

    My Smart Hands begins sign language instruction for parents 4/6 @ 6:15 pm. It will be a 4-week series. Love and Logic parenting courses will begin 4/13 @ 6:30 pm. This program is a 5-week series that explores easy-to-use parenting skills to raise responsible children. Both programs are open to non-enrolled families and details can be found at the following link: http://blogs.goddardsystems.com/Cedar-Park-TX/

    “We are eager to introduce parent sign language classes and Love & Logic parenting series into our curriculum,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park.  “Parents are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.”

    The Goddard School offers a program, for children ages six weeks to 10 years, which focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292 .

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Forty Thousand Children "Stepped Up" for the Environment

     

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    Forty Thousand Children “Stepped Up” for the Environment

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 3/29/10 – On Friday, March 26, more than 150 children from The Goddard School located in Cedar Park turned off the lights and stepped up for the environment. As part of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2010, students participated in a number of engaging activities to spread the message that by working together, each one of them can make a positive impact toward a sustainable future. More than 40,000 Goddard children across the country joined in.

    Throughout the week, children and teachers participated in a variety of fun activities, games and lessons designed to increase their awareness of how energy use and daily activities can affect the future of the planet and how they can conserve energy in their daily lives. An “Earth Hour” banner, made by the children out of recycled materials, was presented to Mitch Fuller, councilman for the City of Cedar Park and John Houser, District Manager for Pedernales Electric. The children also participated in a parade dressed in costumes made of recycled materials and visited PEC’s eco-friendly bucket truck. Susan Meredith, author of Beyond the Light Bulbs, also conducted environmental hands-on experiments with children to teach them about energy conservation.

    “We think this was a great way for children to learn, in a hands-on manner, the importance of saving energy and the environment,” said Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park. “Our students were able to involve both their families and the community to create awareness about this important global call to action.”

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times for the second consecutive year (October 2008), Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 39 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

    About EARTH HOUR:
    Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour has captured the world’s imagination becoming a global phenomenon. Last year, for Earth Hour 2009 nearly one billion people in 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents turned out. In the U.S. alone, 80 million Americans and 318 cities officially voted for action with their light switch. These people and municipalities were joined by iconic landmarks including: the Las Vegas Strip, the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings in New York City, the Space Needle in Seattle, Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple in Salt Lake City, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.  International landmarks that turned off their lights included the Great Pyramids of Giza, Parthenon in Athens, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London, Paris’ Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower, Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube, Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong, Sydney’s Opera House and Christ de Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park Joins Earth Hour and Kicks Off Stepping Up for the Environment

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park Joins Earth Hour and Kicks Off Stepping Up for the Environment

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 3/22/10 – The Goddard School located in Cedar Park is proud to announce it has joined World Wildlife Fund’s 2010 Earth Hour for the second year in a row. To mark this global call to action on climate change, on Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park, will join 360 Goddard Schools nationwide to help spread the message that by working together, each one of them can make a positive impact toward a sustainable future. The Goddard School located in Cedar Park will launch an entire week of activities and lesson plans beginning March 22nd leading up to a big celebration for the Stepping Up for the Environment event on March 26th at 10 a.m., a day before the global event.

    “This is an exciting opportunity for our teachers and children to get creative in ’stepping up’ awareness about saving energy and the environment,” says Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School, located in Cedar Park. “Joining Earth Hour enables our students to learn an important lesson and get the message out to their families and in their communities.” 

    Throughout the week, children and teachers will participate in a variety of fun activities, games and lessons designed to increase their awareness of how energy use and daily activities can affect the future of the planet and how they can conserve energy in their daily lives. The Goddard School located in Cedar Park will integrate learning about the environment into art projects, science lessons and even snack time! Classes will nominate an official “Lightning Bug,” who will be responsible for always turning off the classroom lights when the children exit the room. Students will also create invitations asking parents and neighboring buildings to join them in Earth Hour.

    On March 26th, The Goddard School located in Cedar Park will celebrate Earth Hour with the Stepping Up for the Environment event. The School will host a visit by the Pedernales Electric eco-friendly utility truck, participate in a celebration parade in costumes made of recycled materials and present an earth hour banner to leaders of the Cedar Park community, including Mitch Fuller, councilman for the City of Cedar Park.   Then, at 10 a.m., schools will turn off any non-essential lighting for one hour.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times for the second consecutive year (October 2008), Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 39 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

    About EARTH HOUR:
    Since its inception three years ago, Earth Hour has captured the world’s imagination becoming a global phenomenon. Last year, for Earth Hour 2009 nearly one billion people in 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents turned out. In the U.S. alone, 80 million Americans and 318 cities officially voted for action with their light switch. These people and municipalities were joined by iconic landmarks including: the Las Vegas Strip, the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings in New York City, the Space Needle in Seattle, Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple in Salt Lake City, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.  International landmarks that turned off their lights included the Great Pyramids of Giza, Parthenon in Athens, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London, Paris’ Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower, Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube, Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong, Sydney’s Opera House and Christ de Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in Hockey for Haiti

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in Hockey for Haiti

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 3/1/2010 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park and four other Goddard Schools were the host to Hockey for Haiti on 2/28/10 during the Texas Stars hockey game.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in February, 2010 and is owned and operated by Maria and Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    Throughout the month of February, all five Goddard Schools in the Austin area conducted activities such as silent auctions, bake sales and penny jar collections to raise donations for the Red Cross – Haiti Relief effort. Austin Diamond District donated a pearl necklace to encourage donations and family participation in the Goddard School “Hockey for Haiti” game at the Cedar Park Events Center. It was Goddard School family night and the necklace was presented to a parent, Junita Sullivan , who participated in the fundraising efforts. Donations continue to come in and its expected that close to $2000 will be raised.

    “We were all delighted to assist the Red Cross,” says Aggen.  “The teachers, parents and really got behind making this fundraiser a success.”

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Butch Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the ninth consecutive year (January 2010) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School® network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 360+ franchised schools with more than 43,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park raises over $2000 for  Children's Literacy

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park raises over $2000 for  Children’s Literacy

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 12/22/09 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park was the host to the Children’s Literacy Festival on November 21st, 2009 and presented a check to LEEF (Leander Educational Excellence Foundation) Chairman Brian Haulotte for its children’s literacy program this past week.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years old. 

    The festival included local businesses providing child/family services and involved local elementary schools in gathering donations of gently used books. “The book donations exceeded our expectations – over 3000 books for children were donated. Several LISD elementary schools really got behind this and collected hundreds of books for the literacy drive,” says Aggen.  “We’re excited not only with the books but also about the much needed cash donations raised by the festival,” shares Haulotte, “It’s impressive that our local community, especially in these economic times, are so supportive of LEEF.”

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.
    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States. 

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    In The News: THE GODDARD SCHOOL LOCATED IN CEDAR PARK ANNOUNCES PRESCHOOLER TOY PICKS

     

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    THE GODDARD SCHOOL LOCATED IN CEDAR PARK ANNOUNCES PRESCHOOLER TOY PICKS

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 12/18/09 –On  Tuesday, December 15th, preschoolers at The Goddard School located in Cedar Park had a unique opportunity to pick their favorite eco-friendly toys.  During the Preschooler Picks toy test, Goddard preschoolers got the chance to test out and choose their Preschooler Picks – the School’s favorite five toys. The Goddard School is proud to announce this year’s Preschooler Picks:

     

    • Veggie Cutting Set, Imagiplay
    • Recycling Truck, Green Toys Inc.
    • Tree branch blocks, Natural Pod
    • Planet Earth, Hugg-A-Planet
    • Tea Set, Green Toys Inc.

    The Goddard School evaluated finalists based on a number of criteria including:

    • Affordable price range ($30and under)
    • Appropriate for preschoolers and early elementary school-age children
    • Eco-friendly
    • Interactive, child-initiated play focus

    “In these budget-conscious times, it was important for us to select eco-friendly toys that not only encouraged play and creativity, but were also affordable,” said Maria Aggen, Owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park. “With help from our children, we are thrilled to have found five playthings that will be a great resource for parents, grandparents and other family members.”  

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512-258-5292.

      

     

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in the Children's Literacy Festival

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in the Children’s Literacy Festival

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 11/23/09 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park was the host to the Children’s Literacy Festival on Saturday, November 21st from 2 to 5 pm.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    The Children’s Literacy Festival included live music, pony rides, art by Abrakadoodle, children’s theatre, Home Depot Kid’s clinic and many other fun games & activities. The Cedar Park police and fire department were also there to collect toys for distribution to needy families for the holidays. Approximately 30 local businesses and non-profits participated as well and made cash donations and donated door prizes for the event

    “We were delighted to support early childhood literacy by hosting the festival,” says Aggen.  “Both LEEF and Bookspring are wonderful non-profits who distribute books to children in our communities who have none in their homes. We collected over 2000 books and more than $700 in donations! The business community was also very generous by donating in-kind services for the festival. ”

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from , the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park   Earns Top HonorCedar Park school receives Kidzaustin.com KidzBiz Spotlight

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park   Earns Top Honor
    Cedar Park school receives Kidzaustin.com KidzBiz Spotlight

    Cedar Park , TX (Grassroots Newswire) 11/19/09 — The Goddard School located at 1905 in Cedar Park has recently earned the Kidzaustin.com KidzBiz Spotlight.

    The Goddard School was selected by the top children’s events website for the Austin area as a leading provider of childcare.  More details on this recognition can be found at KidzBiz Spotlight.

    “We’re proud to earn this top honor and be recognized for our commitment to reach the highest professional standards,” said Maria Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located at 1905 in Cedar Park . “This recognition demonstrates to our community that children in our program receive the best possible care and early learning experiences. Our management and faculty have earned this achievement by performing their very best every day.”

    The Cedar Park location opened in November, 2007. The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly at 512.258.5292 to arrange a personal appointment.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States. 

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park hosts Children's Literacy Expo

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park hosts Children’s Literacy Expo

    Cedar park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 11/9/09 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar park will be the host to the Children’s Literacy Expo on 11/21/09 from 2 PM to 5 PM.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    We are all delighted to support early childhood literacy,” says Aggen. “Both LEEF and Bookspring are wonderful non-profits who distribute books to children in our communities who have none in their homes. Prior to the event, we will be collecting books at various business locations as well as our school”

    The following businesses, in addition to The Goddard School, have book collection boxes prior the event: Capital One Bank (El Salido & FM 620 location), Super Supers, Austin Community College (Cedar Park), Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids, Little Gym and Chili’s/Cedar Park. “So far we’ve had over 700 books donated and over $500 raised,” continued Aggen. “Our goal is to collect 2000 gently used books and $2000 cash for these organizations and we’re well on our way. The business community has also been very generous by donating in-kind services for the expo.” The Children’s Literacy Expo will include live music, pony rides, art by Abrakadoodle, children’s theatre, a moon bounce, Home Depot Kid’s clinic and many other fun games & activities. The Cedar Park police and fire department will also be there to collect unwrapped new toys for distribution to needy families for the holidays. There will also be approximately 30 local businesses and non-profits participating that provide services and products for families in the community. All are making cash donations to LEEF & Bookspring and have donated the door prizes for the event.  More information can be found at http://www.kidzaustin.com/Childrens_Literacy_Expo/index.asp

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States. 

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    In The News: Steiner Ranch elementary donates to LEEF Literacy

     

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    Steiner Ranch elementary donates to LEEF Literacy

    Goddard School of Cedar Park assists in book collection

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 11/2/09 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park assisted  LEEF (Leander Educational Excellence Foundation) in the collection of book donations on 10/30/09 by Steiner Ranch elementary school.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in October 2009 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years.

    “We were all delighted to assist with the LEEF book collection along with Steiner Ranch Elementary school ,” says Aggen, who is member of the LEEF board.  “We had several children’s hundred books remaining from a school book sale and this is a wonderful cause we are pleased to help support,” shared Stefani Zoller, a member of the school PTA.

    “This significant book donation helps us to reach our goal of 2000 books for LEEF’s literacy program by November 21st, the date of our Children’s Literacy Expo,” continued Aggen.

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512.258.5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States. 

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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park and KidzAustin.com participate in Children's Literacy Expo

     

     

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park and KidzAustin.com participate in Children’s Literacy Expo

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 10/19/09 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park will be the host to the Children’s Literacy Expo on Saturday, November 21st from 2 PM to 5 PM.  KidzAustin.com, an online resource about anything and everything child related in the Austin and surrounding areas, is also supporting the event.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November of 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years.

    “We are all delighted to support early childhood literacy,” says Aggen.  “Both LEEF and Bookspring are wonderful non-profits who distribute books to children in our communities who have none in their homes.  Prior to the event, we will be collecting books at various business locations as well as our school”

    “Our goal is to collect 2000 gently used books and $2000 cash for these organizations,” says Doug Brown, owner of KidzAustin.com.  “We expect that we will easily exceed that goal since we’ve added a virtual donation feature to our website,” he added.

    The Children’s Literacy Expo will include live music, pony rides, art by Abrakadoodle, children’s theatre and many other fun games & activities.  There will also be approximately 30 local businesses and non-profits participating that provide services and products for families in the community. All are making cash donations to LEEF & Bookspring and have donated the door prizes for the event.

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 AM to 6 PM, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com
    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Dr. Sam Strauss, NASA Scientist, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park   
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    Dr. Sam Strauss, NASA Scientist, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 10/6/09 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwill be the host to “Astronaut Day” on 10/9/09 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    Dr. Strauss is the Medical Officer for Space Shuttle and Space Station vacuum chamber astronaut training, flies as a Flight Surgeon for the Reduced Gravity Program weightless training and research flights, and dives on special projects. He’ll share with Goddard students what it’s like to be an astronaut and other information about space and rockets.

    “We are all excited to have Dr. Sam Strauss, NASA Scientist, visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 AM to 6 PM, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.
    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Dr. Sam Strauss, NASA Scientist, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     

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    Dr. Sam Strauss, NASA Scientist, Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 10/6/09 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwill be the host to “Astronaut Day” on Friday, 10/9 from 9:30 to 10:30.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. 

    Dr. Strauss gets to “float and fly” with the astronauts and researchers as a Flight Surgeon crewmember on the “Weightless Wonder” NASA aircraft. He flies “zero G” to learn more about the effects of microgravity on human physiology, devices such as robots, and do a variety of basic science and applied engineering, physics and chemistry experiments. He’ll share experiences working with astronauts and talk about weightlessness, space shuttles and other interesting space facts!

    “We are all excited to have Dr. Sam Strauss, NASA Scientist, visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 AM to 6 PM, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.
    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.

    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com

    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.

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    In The News: Goddard School owner is "Principal for the Day"

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    Goddard School owner is “Principal for the Day”

    participates in Leander ISD community program

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 9/15/09 –Butch Aggen, owner of The Goddard School of Cedar Park, will be “principal for the day†on September 30th at Westside Elementary.  “Principal for the Day†is one of several community partnering activities designed to help local citizens and businesses become more informed about the Leander Independent School District.  “While on campus,†Aggen shared “I look forward to the opportunity to spend time with school administrators, teachers and students.  It will be a great experience to see first-hand what’s going on in Leander ISD’s classrooms since most of our PreK students go onto public elementary schools.â€Â  Participants in the program may also have the opportunity to help with bus duty, read to students, have lunch in the cafeteria or attend a special event or activity.


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    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    In The News: Day in the Life of a Preschooler

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    Day in the Life of a Preschooler

    Parent event hosted by The Goddard School

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 9/15/09 — Parents now have the chance to head back to school and experience what it’s like during a typical day at preschool.


    The Goddard School is holding “A Day in the Life of a Preschooler” where from nap time to snack time, to sing-a-longs and creative art projects, parents will get a lesson what it’s like to really be a preschooler.
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    “A Day in the Life of a Preschooler offers parents a first-hand look at what their child does every day,” says Maria Aggen, owner of school. “This event will showcase how activities for social, physical, and creative development can be woven into a day of learning and fun.”
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    Throughout the evening, parents will get to know their classmates, participate in a number of group activities from Spanish to Yoga, and even wind down for nap time. By participating in the event, parents can discover how preschool can offer a fun-filled day with a lot of opportunities for learning. At the end of the night, current families will also be asked to create notes for their child to receive during the next day.
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    The event takes place 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sept. 24 and is open to both current and interested families. To RSVP, call 512-258-5292 or go to http://www.goddardschool.com//Schools/Cedar-Park-TX/Schools.gspx
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    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    In The News: Leadership Leander ISD

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    Leadership Leander ISD

    Maria Aggen, Goddard School owner, selected to participate

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 9/3/09 –The Leadership Leander ISD program gives community members an “inside†look into the goals and operations of Leander Indepedent School District. The 10-month leadership program is another focused step in a continuing tradition of opening its public schools up to the community, allowing parents and community members to get an “up-close and personal†look at how the district operates. From curriculum and advanced programs to budget and staffing, Leadership LISD team members see first hand what the school district does, and provides community feedback to help it get even better.


    “I’m excited and honored to have been selected to be a part of this important program,” stated Maria Aggen.  “Most of our Pre-K graduates go on to LISD elementary schools and this is a great opportunity for us to contribute our ideas and experience to supporting public education in our community.”
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    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    In The News: Sign Language for Parents is introduced at The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

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    Sign Language for Parents is introduced at The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park


    Cedar Park , TX (Grassroots Newswire) 9/1/09 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park will introduce Sign Language for Parents in September.


    The Goddard School of Cedar Park will be hosting baby/toddler sign language class for families in the local community beginning in late September. The classes will be taught by Tara Kendrick, owner of My Smart Hands. “It is a wonderful way to bond with your child and spend personal, quality time with them,†shares Tara. “As they start to sign, you’ll know that you are making a difference in your child’s life!†“We teach sign language to the children in the classroom,†states Maria Aggen, owner of The Goddard School. “This program will enable parents to reinforce what we do here at home as well!†The evening classes will start on Tuesday, September 22 at 6-6:45pm for 8 weeks. Parents, parents-to-be, and grandparents are all encouraged to participate. Register at: www.mysmarthands-austin.com or call Tara at 512-850-0013.


    “We are eager to introduce Sign Language for Parents into our curriculum,” says Maria Aggen, owner of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park .  “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.”


    The Goddard School offers a program, for children ages six weeks to 10 years, which focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.


    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in LEEF / Leander School District Pre-k book delivery

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in LEEF / Leander School District Pre-k book delivery

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 8/21/09 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park assisted in book distribution to children in the school district’s public Pre-k classes on 8/20/09.


    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November, 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 174, ages six weeks to 10 years. 


    The Goddard School helped LEEF (Leander Educational Excellence Foundation) sort and deliver books to children enrolled in Leander School District Pre-k classes. These children often have few or no books in their home. Providing free books to these children helps promote early childhood literacy and improved reading skills and habits.


    “We were all delighted to assist LEEF in this important community effort ,” says Maria Aggen.  “Getting books into the hands of these children early in life makes a big difference in developing an interest and love of reading.”

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 AM – 6 PM, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.


    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.  More information can also be found at the school website and blog http://blogs.goddardsystems.com/Cedar-Park-TX/


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    Goddard School bus delivers LEEF books


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    In The News: Getting Your Child Back into the Routine of Things

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    Contact: 
    Maria Aggen
    Owner
    The Goddard School of Cedar Park
    512 258 5292
    cedarparktx@goddardschools.com


    Getting Your Child Back into the Routine of Things

    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park gives advice and tips to parents on how to prepare their children for the coming school year

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 8/19/09 — Back-to-school season is here and Cedar Park-area children are probably getting excited about shopping for new clothes and being able to see their school friends. And, while education is an essential part of growing up, Maria Aggen of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park, says other factors like waking up earlier in the morning, brushing teeth and packing a school lunch are also important, as it helps develop an organized lifestyle and further a child’s growth.


    “It is so important for children to get into the routine of going to sleep at a reasonable time, knowing what daily morning chores they need to accomplish each day and other things of the like,” Aggen said. “In addition, the school year is great because it allows children to be around their peers more often throughout the day, and this promotes social stability. We encourage parents to get the ball rolling and start implementing these routines – even before the school year begins.”
    ÂÂÂ
    Routine establishes many aspects of healthy living, good habits and good behavior that even the slightest structure can make a huge difference in a child’s day-to-day life, Aggen said. Aggen suggests parents, with young children, ask themselves the following questions:
    ÂÂÂ
    - Do you post a list of nighttime and morning to-dos on your child’s bedroom door or on the kitchen refrigerator as daily guidelines for your children?
    -  Do you read a bedtime story to your child each night?
    -  Do you have a designated area in your child’s room or elsewhere in the home for your child to store his or her coat and school book bag?
    -  Does your child have a bedtime on school nights and on weekends?
    -  Do you wake up your child in the morning? Or, does your child have an alarm clock in his or her room to wake up on time?
    ÂÂÂ
    If you have answered “no” to most of these questions, it might be time to implement more routine chores. Aggen suggests the following ideas that could help parents save time and institute organizational skills for their kids:
    ÂÂÂ
    -  Be sure to discuss the highlights and events that happened at school with your child each day.
    -  Help your child prepare for school the night before, including assisting your child in selecting clothes to wear for school. After a while, he or she will be able to do this without your assistance.
    -  Designate a time each night that your child should go to sleep. Children need 9 to 11 hours of sleep each night, depending on their age.
    -  Choose an area in the home, such as by the front door, to store your child’s school bag and any supplies he or she may need for school (e.g., art projects, thank-you notes/gifts for teachers).
    -  Have a daily to-do list posted in an area your child will see each day.
    ÂÂÂ
    “Just like we practice at The Goddard School, regular schedules create a day with structure. The repetition of routines encourages your child’s memory development, and the consistency helps him or her adjust to a regular schedule,” Aggen said.
    ÂÂÂ
    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park offers a year-round program for children from six weeks to six-years-old. Children are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a warm environment supported by a team of dedicated teachers. The Goddard School FLEX Learning Programâ„¢ is based on a unique learning continuum that encompasses developmental guidelines, formative assessments and child-focused lesson plans that are delivered in a creative and fun environment with a child-centered approach to meet each child’s individual needs.
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    For more information on why The Goddard School located in Cedar Park is the place for fun and learning, please contact Maria Aggen at 512-258-5292. You can also find parenting tips and ideas at the school blog.
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    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    In The News: The Goddard School located in Cedar Park is having an Open House!Local preschool offers event for community

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    Contact:
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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park 
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    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park is having an Open House!
    Local preschool offers event for community

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 8/10/09 — The Goddard School®, the premier preschool for children from six weeks to 10 years, located at 1905 El Salido Parkway  is hosting an Open House Open House on August 13th from 4 PM to 7 PM.


    The school will share learning experiences in various curricular areas such as art, science, reading readiness and more from this summer.  A demonstration available of it’s state of the art Pre-K assessment program. There will also be an opportunity to meet outside enrichment providers for martial arts, advanced dance, piano and soccer. The open house is for existing and prospective families.  Families enrolling in selected preschool and pre-k classses will also receive one free month of tution when they enroll by August 13th.


    On-site owner, Maria Aggen, along with her Education Director, Paula Kruger, and faculty which includes teachers trained and experienced in early childhood development, are eager to welcome children into this nurturing environment where the curriculum encourages learning through play. The program offers parents the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 PM, the flexibility of either half-or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.


    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Paula Kruger directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 330+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    In The News: Getting Your Child Back into the Routine of Things

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    Contact: Maria Aggen, 512-258-5292


     


    Getting Your Child Back into the Routine of Things

    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park gives advice and tips to parents on how to prepare their children for the coming school year

    ÂÂÂ
    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 8/4/09 – Back-to-school season is here and Cedar Park area children are probably getting excited about shopping for new clothes and being able to see their school friends. And, while education is an essential part of growing up, Maria Aggen of The Goddard School located in Cedar Park, says other factors like waking up earlier in the morning, brushing teeth and packing a school lunch are also important, as it helps develop an organized lifestyle and further a child’s growth. ÂÂÂ
     

    “It is so important for children to get into the routine of going to sleep at a reasonable time, knowing what daily morning chores they need to accomplish each day and other things of the like,” Aggen said. “In addition, the school year is great because it allows children to be around their peers more often throughout the day, and this promotes social stability. We encourage parents to get the ball rolling and start implementing these routines – even before the school year begins.”

    Routine establishes many aspects of healthy living, good habits and good behavior that even the slightest structure can make a huge difference in a child’s day-to-day life, Aggen said. Aggen suggests parents, with young children, ask themselves the following questions:


    • Do you post a list of nighttime and morning to-dos on your child’s bedroom door or on the kitchen refrigerator as daily guidelines for your children?

    • Do you read a bedtime story to your child each night?

    • Do you have a designated area in your child’s room or elsewhere in the home for your child to store his or her coat and school book bag?

    • Does your child have a bedtime on school nights and on weekends?

    • Do you wake up your child in the morning? Or, does your child have an alarm clock in his or her room to wake up on time?

    If you have answered “no” to most of these questions, it might be time to implement more routine chores. Aggen suggests the following ideas that could help parents save time and institute organizational skills for their kids:


    • Be sure to discuss the highlights and events that happened at school with your child each day.

    • Help your child prepare for school the night before, including assisting your child in selecting clothes to wear for school. After a while, he or she will be able to do this without your assistance.

    • Designate a time each night that your child should go to sleep. Children need 9 to 11 hours of sleep each night, depending on their age.

    • Choose an area in the home, such as by the front door, to store your child’s school bag and any supplies he or she may need for school (e.g., art projects, thank-you notes/gifts for teachers).

    • Have a daily to-do list posted in an area your child will see each day.

    “Just like we practice at The Goddard School, regular schedules create a day with structure. The repetition of routines encourages your child’s memory development, and the consistency helps him or her adjust to a regular schedule,” Aggen said.

    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park offers a year-round program for children from six weeks to six-years-old. Children are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a warm environment supported by a team of dedicated teachers. The Goddard School FLEX Learning Programâ„¢ is based on a unique learning continuum that encompasses developmental guidelines, formative assessments and child-focused lesson plans that are delivered in a creative and fun environment with a child-centered approach to meet each child’s individual needs.

    For more information on why The Goddard School located in Cedar Park is the place for fun and learning, please contact Maria Aggen at 512-258-5292 or cedarparktx@goddardschools.com.

    About The Goddard School
    The Goddard School (www.goddardschools.com) is a nationwide franchise of Goddard Systems, Inc. headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. With over 330 franchised schools nationwide and 42,000 children enrolled, Goddard is the fastest growing preschool in the United States. Goddard was recently recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as the “#1 Childcare Franchise” for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and Franchise Times magazine as one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales) for the second consecutive year (October 2008).

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    In The News: The Goddard School located in Cedar Park had a Western Day!

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    Contact: 
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    Owner
    The Goddard School of Cedar Park
    512 258 5292
    cedarparktx@goddardschools.com


    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park had a Western Day!

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 7/28/09 –The Goddard School®, the premier preschool for children from six weeks to 10 years , located at 1905 El Salido Parkway  hosted Western Day Open House on 7/25/09 from 11 AM to 1 PM.

    Children of all ages enjoyed refreshments and fun activities at this special event.  Western Day included pony rides as well as a cake walk, moon bounce, trackless train and face painting.

    On-site owner, Maria Aggen, along with her Education Director, Desiree Pearson, and faculty which includes teachers trained and experienced in early childhood development, are eager to welcome children into this nurturing environment where the curriculum encourages learning through play. The program offers parents the convenience of extended hours from 7 AM to 6 PM, the flexibility of either half-or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 320+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    Goddard School “cowboy” at Western Day!
    The Goddard School of Cedar Park


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    In The News: The Goddard School located in Cedar Park is having Western Day!Local preschool offers event for community

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park 
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    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park is having Western Day!
    Local preschool offers event for community

    Cedar Park, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 7/24/09 — The Goddard School®, the premier preschool for children from six weeks to 10 years, located at 1905 El Salido Parkway  is hosting Western Day Open House on 7/25/09 from 11 AM to 1 PM.


    Children of all ages will enjoy refreshments and fun activities at this special event. Western Day will include pony rides as well as a cake walk, moon bounce, trackless train and facepainting.  Families will also receive 1 free month tuition when they enroll (for selected classes) by July 25th, 2009.


    On-site owner, Maria Aggen, along with her Education Director, Desiree Pearson, and faculty which includes teachers trained and experienced in early childhood development, are eager to welcome children into this nurturing environment where the curriculum encourages learning through play. The program offers parents the convenience of extended hours from 7 AM to 6 PM, the flexibility of either half-or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.


    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 320+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    Western Day at The Goddard School of Cedar Park


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    In The News: The Cedar Park Fire Department Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park   
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    The Cedar Park Fire Department Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

      


    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 7/7/2009 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwas the host to a Child Health & Safety Festival on 7/2/2009 from 4 PM to 6 PM.


    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in November, 2007 and is owned and operated by Maria & Butch Aggen.  The school accommodates 176 children, ages six weeks to 10 years. 


    Students from The University of Texas at Austin Coordinated Program for Dietetics joined with other area health and safety professionals, including the Cedar Park Fire Department, to provide information and ideas for a safe and healthy summer of fun for children. Some of the activities included: – Cedar Park Fire Department: fire safety and car seat safety – Aqua-tots: water/pool safety and swim lessons – Red Cross: first aid kits, house safety – Rising Stars Pediatric Dental: dental hygiene – Lone Star Pediatrics: children’s health tips – Liberty Insurance: child identity kits


    “We were all excited to have the Cedar Park Fire Department visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children were anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 


    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 AM – 6 PM, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.
    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512-258-5292.


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 320+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    In The News: Children's Summer Health Fair

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    Maria Aggen
    Owner
    The Goddard School of Cedar Park
    512 258 5292
    cedarparktx@goddardschools.com


    Children’s Summer Health Fair

    The University of Texas at Austin Coordinated Program for Dietetics

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 6/23/2009 — A “Summer Fun†Children’s Health Fair will be held at the Goddard School of Cedar Park on Thursday July 2nd from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  As part of its continued focus on nutrition, students from The University of Texas at Austin Coordinated Program for Dietetics will join with other area health and safety professional to provide important information and ideas for safe and healthy summer fun.  Some of the activities will include:
     
    - Cedar Park Fire Department: fire safety and car seat safety
    - Aquatots: water/pool safety and swim lessons
    - Red Cross: first aid kits, house safety
    - Spin City Cycling: bike safety
    - Rising Stars Pediatric Dental
    - Liberty Insurance: child identity kits
    - Lone Star Pediatric Medicine: sun safety & child health/wellness topics

    The event is open to the public at no charge.


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 320+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    In The News: Aqua-tots & Chick-fil-A Cow Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park   
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    Aqua-tots & Chick-fil-A Cow Visits The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park

     


    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 6/12/2009 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Parkwill be the host to Water Safety Tips on 6/15/09 from 10 AM to 11 AM.


    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in June 2009 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 176 children, ages six weeks to 5. 


    Students will learn water safety tips and practice several water safety skills Monday June 15 between 10 and 11 a.m. With our guests: Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, the leading provider of children’s swim lessons in Austin, and the Chick-fil-A Cow! Children will participate in the reading of a water safety book, learn a number of tips for water safety, and work with Aqua-Tots and the Cow to practice what to do in case of emergency in and around the water.


    “We are all excited to have Aqua-tots & Chick-fil-A Cow visit our school,” says Aggen. “The teachers and children are anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.” 


    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.  Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 AM to 6 PM, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.


    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. www.goddardschool.com


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 320+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.



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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park had a Graduation!

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    The Goddard School of Cedar Park
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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park had a Graduation!
    $10,000 college scholarship announced

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 6/1/09 — The Goddard School, the premier preschool for children from six weeks to six years old, located at 1905 El Salido Parkway hosted a graduation on 5/28/09 at 6:30 PM at Lakeline Oaks Retirement Community.

    PreK children participated in a ceremony which included various class presentations including Spanish songs performed by the children and a diploma to celebrate this milestone.  The special event also featured a reception afterwards.

    Details were also announced about the annual $10,000 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship is given to one Goddard School alumnus each year and helps to finance the tuition of the college or university of the student’s choice. Applicants must be in their junior or senior years of high school and must use the scholarship to attend an accredited college or university.  “The Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship provides financial support to a graduate from The Goddard School who currently demonstrates excellent work ethic and perserverance at their high school,” said Maria Aggen, owner of The Goddard School. “We know we will have many alumni that will fit that category and we are excited about the prestigious award.”  

    The Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of the founder of The Goddard School, an entrepreneur who started several other well-known franchise companies including Aamco Transmissions, Inc. and Maaco Auto Painting and Bodyworks, Inc. According to Schumacher, Martino was a successful businessperson who worked his way up from humble beginnings to achieve success.

    The Goddard School offers a program, for children ages six weeks to school age (summer camp and after school enrichment), which focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play.

    Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 AM to 6 PM, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 320+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    Grace Aggen, one of the 39 Goddard School PreK graduates, accepting her diploma


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    In The News: The Goddard School delivers book donations for LISD PreK

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    Owner
    The Goddard School of Cedar Park
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    The Goddard School delivers book donations for LISD PreK
    Helps address literacy issues in disadvantaged homes

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 5/7/2009 — The Goddard Schools located in Cedar Park and Leander assisted LEEF (Leander Educational Excellence Foundation) in the distribution of books to LISD PreK students on the week of May 4, 2009.

    “We were delighted to help in this important effort to get children’s books into the homes where they may not have any,” says Aggen. “Addressing illiteracy early in life is of critical importance to every child’s future success. We delivered books that have been collected by LEEF via our school bus to 11 local elementary schools.  The schools then distributed the books to children registered in the public PreK program.”

    Jim Nosler, president of LEEF says, “We appreciate The Goddard School’s ongoing involvement and efforts to help us with book donation collections and distribution. It’s this kind of involvement by local businesses that makes a difference in the future of this community’s children!”


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 320+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    Butch Aggen, The Goddard School & Naumann Elementary PreK teacher, Kimberly Scherer
    Butch Aggen, The Goddard School & Suzanne Villalpando, Westside Elementary Principal
    Misty Gage, PreK teacher; Butch Aggen, The Goddard School; Sheri Hawthorn, Cox Elementary principal


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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participates in LEEF book donation to LISD Pre K children

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    Owner
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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participates in LEEF book donation to LISD Pre K children
    The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park will assist LEEF (Leander Educational Excellence Foundation) in the distribution of books to LISD PreK students on 5/5/2009 from 8 am to noon.

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 5/4/2009 — The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in May 2009 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 176, ages six weeks to five.

    “We are all delighted to help in this important effort to get children’s books into the homes where that may not have any,” says Aggen.  “Addressing illiteracy early in life is of critical importance to every child’s future success.  We’ll be delivering books via our school bus to local elementary schools throughout the morning of 5/5/2009.  The schools will then distribute the books to children registered in the public PreK program.â€

    Jim Nosler, president of LEEF says, “We appreciate The Goddard School’s ongoing involvement and efforts to help us with book donation collections and distribution.  It’s this kind of involvement by local businesses that makes a difference in the future of this community’s children!â€

    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.

    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 320+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    In The News: The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program, raises $1300

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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park 
    512 258 5292
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    The Goddard School® located in Cedar Park participated in St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program, raises $1300

    Cedar Park, Texas (Grassroots Newswire) 5/4/2009 — The Goddard School located at 1905 El Salido Parkway in Cedar Park was the host to St. Jude Trike-A-Thon on 3/28/2009 from 10 AM to noon.


    The Goddard School located in Cedar Park opened in March 2009 and is owned and operated by Maria Aggen.  The school accommodates 176, ages six weeks to five. 


    The Goddard School, partnering with the Hill Country Optimist Club, participated in the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program and raised over $1300 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the premier center for the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. More than 150 children participated in this fun, week-long program while learning riding-toy safety lessons and raising money for St. Jude. The week ended with the participants bringing their trikes and riding-toys to school and practicing the rules they learned. The Cedar Park community sponsored participants by pledging an amount-per-lap the children rode or a one-time donation. “It’s fun to see the children get excited about learning,†said Maria Aggen, coordinator of the event. “They love the interactive lessons that feature characters, Bikewell Bear® and Pedals the Bunny™. The St. Jude Trike-A-Thon also gives me the opportunity to teach the children valuable safety lessons while also helping children who are battling cancer.†Upon completion of the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon the children won prizes ranging from Trike-A-Thon T-shirts to Bikewell Bear or Pedals the Bunny plush toys.


    “We weere all delighted to see the turnout ,” says Aggen.  “The teachers and children weere anticipating a lot of fun and a great learning experience.”


    The Goddard School offers a program that focuses on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each child.  Goddard provides children with a nurturing environment and a curriculum that encourages learning through play. Families have the convenience of extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, the flexibility of either half or full-day schedules and Quality Assurance standards that are monitored corporately.


    Parents are encouraged to drop in for a tour or call Maria Aggen directly to arrange a personal appointment at 512 258 5292.


    About Goddard Systems, Inc. http://www.goddardschool.com/


    Recently named #1 Childcare Franchise in the United States, by Entrepreneur magazine, for the eighth consecutive year (January 2009) and one of the Top 200 Franchise Systems (in worldwide sales), by Franchise Times, for the second consecutive year (October 2008); Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) is expanding The Goddard School network throughout the United States. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, GSI currently licenses 320+ franchised schools with more than 40,000 students in 37 states. With a successful system in place and dedicated franchisees, GSI is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier childcare provider in the United States.


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    In The News: Goddard Parent Newsletter

    A Monthly Publication of Goddard Systems, Inc.     April 2009

    Parenting with Pruett, Kyle D. Pruett, M.D.


    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no television before age two. Children are strongly affected by television and parents should consider the way their child is exposed to its powerful influences. However, if/when your child watches television, watch with them. Children may need your help to decipher the barrage of messages, and only you know when they have had enough.


    Keeping your Child Healthy


    Nutrition and exercise are important to your child’s overall health. Proper nutrition and participation in physical activities can prevent many medical problems and ensure your child is growing to his/her full potential.

    Encourage your child to eat a variety of foods to help them get the nutrients they need from every food group. By offering your child a variety of foods, they are more likely to try new foods and to like more foods. Children learn from their parents, so it is no surprise that they are likely to mimic your food choices and physical activities. If they see you enjoying fruits, vegetables, whole grains as well as physical activities, your children are more likely enjoy them as well. Be a good role model for developing good health, physical skills and self-esteem by eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise.


    Age Appropriate Fitness


    Focusing your child’s physical fitness on fun activities will increase your child’s ability to move with confidence and competence. Exercise increases overall metabolism, builds a healthy heart and lungs, strong bones and muscles, and improves coordination, balance, posture and flexibility.

    Infant
    Encourage babies to explore activities that allow for reaching, rolling, sitting, crawling, pulling themselves up and walking. ’Tummy Time’ is the perfect opportunity for babies to practice lifting their heads and develop strong muscles. Placing toys just out of reach encourages babies to reach for the toys, assisting in physical development.

    First Steps/Toddler
    Support young toddlers mastery of walking by allowing them to be active! Play with them as they learn to run, hop, dance and throw. Have them chase bubbles or invent a silly walk – play becomes exercise. Remember to always provide encouragement to toddlers as they build self-confidence.

    Preschool +
    Preschoolers need plenty of time and space to run around and play. Taking your child to a playground or park is a great way to release energy and exercise! Encourage creative dancing and riding scooters and tricycles. Play ’Statues’ by playing up-tempo music. Have your child move while the music is playing and freeze into a statue when you pause it. Play outside with your child and teach hand-eye coordination by showing the basics of throwing, catching and kicking a large, soft ball.

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    1905 El Salido Parkway
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
    www.goddardschool.com
    512-258-5292
    email: CedarParkTX@GoddardSchools.com

    The information in this newsletter is provided by Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) and is intended to provide general, helpful information to parents of children enrolled in Goddard Schools. Each Goddard School is independently owned and operated by a franchisee under a license agreement with GSI. From time to time, GSI will pass along information taken from outside sources regarding medical or other professional information. This information is taken solely from the sources identified and neither GSI nor its independent franchisees make any representation regarding its accuracy or completeness. This information should never be used without consultation with a professional advisor. For complete information, you should consult the sources identified in the newsletter and your own professional advisors.

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    In The News:

    A Monthly Publication of Goddard Systems, Inc.     April 2009

    Parenting with Pruett, Kyle D. Pruett, M.D.


    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no television before age two. Children are strongly affected by television and parents should consider the way their child is exposed to its powerful influences. However, if/when your child watches television, watch with them. Children may need your help to decipher the barrage of messages, and only you know when they have had enough.


    Keeping your Child Healthy


    Nutrition and exercise are important to your child’s overall health. Proper nutrition and participation in physical activities can prevent many medical problems and ensure your child is growing to his/her full potential.

    Encourage your child to eat a variety of foods to help them get the nutrients they need from every food group. By offering your child a variety of foods, they are more likely to try new foods and to like more foods. Children learn from their parents, so it is no surprise that they are likely to mimic your food choices and physical activities. If they see you enjoying fruits, vegetables, whole grains as well as physical activities, your children are more likely enjoy them as well. Be a good role model for developing good health, physical skills and self-esteem by eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise.


    Age Appropriate Fitness


    Focusing your child’s physical fitness on fun activities will increase your child’s ability to move with confidence and competence. Exercise increases overall metabolism, builds a healthy heart and lungs, strong bones and muscles, and improves coordination, balance, posture and flexibility.

    Infant
    Encourage babies to explore activities that allow for reaching, rolling, sitting, crawling, pulling themselves up and walking. ’Tummy Time’ is the perfect opportunity for babies to practice lifting their heads and develop strong muscles. Placing toys just out of reach encourages babies to reach for the toys, assisting in physical development.

    First Steps/Toddler
    Support young toddlers mastery of walking by allowing them to be active! Play with them as they learn to run, hop, dance and throw. Have them chase bubbles or invent a silly walk – play becomes exercise. Remember to always provide encouragement to toddlers as they build self-confidence.

    Preschool +
    Preschoolers need plenty of time and space to run around and play. Taking your child to a playground or park is a great way to release energy and exercise! Encourage creative dancing and riding scooters and tricycles. Play ’Statues’ by playing up-tempo music. Have your child move while the music is playing and freeze into a statue when you pause it. Play outside with your child and teach hand-eye coordination by showing the basics of throwing, catching and kicking a large, soft ball.

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    Week Of the Young Child April 20th-24th
    Earth Day
    Planting Seeds of Knowledge
    Wednesday, April 22nd
    3:30pm
    Parent-Child Pizzazz
    Pizza Party
    Lunch with your child’s class

    Contact Us


    1905 El Salido Parkway
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
    www.goddardschool.com
    512-258-5292
    email: CedarParkTX@GoddardSchools.com

    The information in this newsletter is provided by Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI) and is intended to provide general, helpful information to parents of children enrolled in Goddard Schools. Each Goddard School is independently owned and operated by a franchisee under a license agreement with GSI. From time to time, GSI will pass along information taken from outside sources regarding medical or other professional information. This information is taken solely from the sources identified and neither GSI nor its independent franchisees make any representation regarding its accuracy or completeness. This information should never be used without consultation with a professional advisor. For complete information, you should consult the sources identified in the newsletter and your own professional advisors.

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