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Age Appropriate Fitness

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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.


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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Break Up the Bad Weather Blues

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Break Up the Bad Weather Blues

Are you stuck inside because of the freezing temperatures or the rain? Take a step back from the TV, tablet or video game, and shake up your normal routine. When the weather prevents your children from playing outside, provide them with challenging activities and active games!

Have a Board Game Competition.

Hold a board game competition in your living or family room. Spend the day playing different games. You can even compete for prizes.

Create an Indoor Obstacle Course.

Create a course with 10 to 15 stations of quick physical or educational activities. One station might require your child to jump on one foot 15 times; at another, your child should sing the alphabet song twice. Use a stop watch or oven clock to time each other and see who can complete the obstacle course the in fastest time or who can improve on their previous best times.

Create Your Very Own Time Capsule.

Spend the day with your child creating and filling a time capsule with items, notes, pictures and other things that are important to you and your child. Then, store it away. On a rainy or snowy day in the future, open it up and share your memories!

Don’t let the weather put a damper on your fun and learning. Make the best out of being stuck indoors with a little creativity and items you already have in your home!


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Nine Ways to Stay Relaxed during the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a lot of fun, but it can also be stressful. Here are nine ways to stay calm during the most wonderful time of the year.

1. Exercise. Going for a run or brisk walk can make a huge difference in your outlook. Embrace those endorphins and allow them to do their job of taking the edge off.

2. Try holiday emails instead of greeting cards. Holiday greeting cards are a time-honored tradition, but that doesn’t mean they have to be your tradition. Send out a holiday-themed email instead, which will save you time and money. Or, if you want the best of both worlds, send out a few greeting cards to family and close friends, and send an email to everybody else.

3. Accept imperfection. Some things may not work out the way you would like. That’s okay. Laugh it off and move on.

4. Eat healthily. All those yummy holiday treats are great, but don’t forget to eat fruits and veggies. Maintaining a proper diet can help you keep your energy levels up and keep you in a good mood.

5. Take a few minutes for yourself. Plop down in a favorite chair, read a book, enjoy a warm beverage or simply breathe.

6. Breathe. A few deep breaths can help you to decompress. If you can, sit quietly and concentrate on breathing for a few minutes. This mini-meditation can help you relax and refocus.

7. Sleep. The holiday season can be both fun and hectic, so getting enough sleep is important. After all, you need enough energy to enjoy all the holiday fun.

8. Learn to say, “Thanks, but no thanks.” You and your family may be invited to some holiday celebrations. Don’t feel like you need to commit to every one of them, though. It’s okay to say, “Maybe next year.”

9. Remember what the holidays are all about. It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday excitement. Just remember that the holidays are about spending time with loved ones and being thankful for that time. So smile and enjoy yourself!


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Teaching Thankfulness through Community Service

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Volunteering is an enriching experience for everyone involved. Families have more opportunities and more reasons than ever to volunteer together.


Why should you get involved?

* Volunteering feels good, and children learn to feel satisfaction and pride come in helping others;

* Getting involved strengthens your community. Organizations that use volunteers often provide services at low or no cost to those in need;

* Volunteering can strengthen your family bonds as you have fun together and grow closer. Select one or two projects a year, and make them a family tradition.


What do children learn?

* Children learn how to be on time, do their best and be proud of the results. This creates a sense of responsibility;

* Children learn that one person can make a difference;

* Children learn to think of others. Giving a toy to a less fortunate child helps children learn that other people need our help. Volunteering to clean up a park teaches your children they can improve their community.


How can you get involved?

* The internet offers a lot of information about volunteering. You can begin your search online by typing “community service and volunteer organizations” in the search box;

* Call a local charity, church or hospital.


Community service makes a lasting impression on children. They quickly learn that the service they provide benefits real people, and they feel good about it.



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Making Parent-Teacher Conferences Work


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The home-to-school connection is crucial for a successful educational and developmental experience. “When parents and schools trust and collaborate with each other, children do better academically, behaviorally and socially,” says Kyle Pruett, M.D., child psychiatrist and advisor to The Goddard School. That connection includes ongoing communication with your child’s teachers and regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences. Use the following guidelines to get the most from the conferences and build a connection with the teachers.


Prepare for the meeting.

Write down your questions before the meeting to ensure you cover the most important information.


Share information with the teacher.

You know your child and family better than anyone else. Be willing to share what is happening at home, what your child’s interests are and what observations you have made.


Focus on your child.

Stay focused on what your child is learning and on developmental growth. Don’t discuss other children, unless you want to mention that your child plays with another child outside of school. Keep an open mind about any behavioral issues. Work out solutions together, so your child has a consistent set of expectations at home and at school.


Ask about the program and what to expect.

Learn about the curriculum and what is coming up in the next few months. Find out how you can participate. Ask the teacher about activities you can do at home to nurture and encourage learning. Share information about activities you do with your child at home.


Seek out opportunities to stay involved.

Before you leave the conference, ask the teacher how you can work together and what kind of opportunities the school has for parent involvement. Thank the teacher for her time.


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Children Can Vote Too!

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The Importance of Voting

Voting is one of the greatest privileges given to American citizens. American democracy depends on the participation of all its citizens to elect its officials. Speak out, take action, vote and involve yourself in the political system. Teach your children the values of democracy so they too will become responsible participants in the electoral process. As the election rapidly approaches, teach your children the values of the democratic system. Discuss the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and the basic principals of justice, freedom, equality, diversity, privacy, tolerance, patriotism, civic responsibility and respect. No matter how young your children are, it is never too early to talk to them about the basic principals of being an American and the responsibility that comes with being a U.S. citizen. Discuss the candidates and the issues each nominee stands for in front of your children. Plant a seed of curiosity and interest as early as you can.

Involving Children

It is important to get your children involved in voting as early as you can. Draw parallels between family decisions and national elections. Allow your children to vote on what to have for dinner, snack, TV and radio selections or the allocation of chores. Allowing children to vote at an early age provides opportunities for critical thinking, analysis and debate. Invoke critical thinking and ask your children “What would you do if you were President? What rules would you make up? What problems do you want to solve?” This will allow your children to explore areas of democracy, society and basic human rights in a way they understand. Hold a pretend house helper election: Cookie Monster verses the Count. Help your children create slogans, posters and different ideologies for each candidate. Determine the pros and cons of each candidate with your children to invoke analysis. Discuss which candidate would be the most helpful and elicit debate among your family. Create a ballot box with your children and vote for the house helper.

Election Day

Give your children their first taste of democracy and take them with you to vote. No matter how young your children are, it is important to familiarize them with the process. Explain on the ride to the polling place that voting is a civic act that is extremely important to many people. Millions of people go to great lengths to vote; leaving their homes and places of work, despite the weather or other obstacles, to have their voices heard. When you arrive at the polling place, do not just put in your card, press a button and leave. Explain the process and its importance. Discuss what it means to you. If the voting area allows, take your children into the booth with you, where you can read and explain the ballot process to them. This can be an exciting new process for your children; let them put the ballot through the machine, punch the holes or simply hand it in. Celebrate your child’s civic participation and let them proudly wear the “I Voted” sticker. Treat election day as a great learning opportunity for you and your family. Discuss, participate, vote and celebrate. Happy voting!


Introduce the concept of voting with age-appropriate activities:

Infant to One Year

✔ Select a favorite toy

First Steps (12 to 18 months)

✔ Learn party symbols of Donkey and Elephant

✔ Select a story to read

Toddler and Get Set (18 to 36 months)

✔ Vote on a game to play

✔ Vote for a favorite color

✔ Vote for a favorite food

✔ Select a food to eat

Preschool to Pre-K (36 months +)

✔ Conduct a mock election

✔ Identify Presidential candidates


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Ways to Make More Time for Your Family

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Time, or the lack of it, drives many of us to live at a frantic pace. There is an enormous cost to being in a chaotic rush each day. This year, renew your commitment to begin family traditions which make room for you to experience the true joy of family life.

1. Practice making choices by limiting after school/work activities.

2. Use a family-oriented calendar system to track each family members schedule and important reference information.

3. Turn off the TV to allow more time for reading, talking, playing and learning.

4. Enjoy food and meals together by making dinner “an oasis in time,” without interruption.

5. Make a weekly meal mandatory for everyone in the family to share.

6. Claim a tree or outdoor area as a spot to visit regularly to read together.

7. Cook double the quantity needed to save or freeze half for another night.

8. Participate in outdoor activities as a family including picking apples, hiking or riding bikes.

9. Get enough sleep to help you feel rested and calm.

10. Specify a night to spend at home to eat pizza, play games and talk.

“Parents fight a daily battle as they try not only to meet all their responsibilities for work, caregiving, and housework, but also to hold on to a few crumbs of time they call their own,” says Kerry Daly, professor at the University of Guelph, in his paper “It Keeps Getting Faster: Changing Patters of Time in Families.” Time is your family’s most precious non-renewable resource. Make the most of this component that magically turns a collection of individuals into a stronger, more robust group of people.



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Take a Hike!

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In a survey by the Outdoor Foundation, it was found that children are primarily motivated by their families to participate in outdoor activities. What better way to get children outdoors and active, than by going on a family hike? Below are some tips for planning your hike so the littlest of hikers have a fun and rewarding experience.

* Plan your hike in advance. When children are joining you, it’s always nice to hike towards a goal like a lake or waterfall so they’ll be motivated to keep trekking along. The sites listed below are great resources for selecting a location and trails to explore: o www.outdoorfoundation.org o www.gorp.com o www.appalachiantrail.org o www.americanhiking.org

o www.hikesafe.com


* Be prepared! Gear everyone up with appropriate, well-fitting hiking shoes or boots and comfortable, breathable clothing — bright colors (for little ones mostly) and layers are best.


* Stock your backpacks with Deet-free bug spray, water, snacks, a well-stocked first-aid kit, GPS unit and rain gear, just in case.


* If a child is too small to walk on their own, consider using a backpack carrier rather than a stroller. It’ll be easier to maneuver over the terrain with baby in tow and they’re sure to enjoy the “bird’s-eye” view.


* Establish and discuss “rules of the trail” before you head out, e.g., staying quiet to not disturb the animals, plants to steer clear of, not running off, etc.


* Start with short hikes on easy trails with fairly flat surfaces to get everyone accustomed to the hiking experience.


* Take your time. Go slow so everyone can keep up, but also to enjoy and explore your surroundings.


* Geocaching or playing games on your hike are great ways to keep children interested and moving along. Visit www.geocaching.com to find out more about this fun outdoor family activity.


Happy hiking!


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Five Ways to Encourage STEAM Learning

STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) has become a vital part of early childhood education. STEAM concepts help prepare children for life in the 21st century. After all, STEAM-related jobs make up one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. economy (Baird-Remba, Guey, & Lubin, 2013). This is expected to increase over time as children eventually join the workforce. Here are five ways you can encourage STEAM learning at home.


1. Take a field trip. Museums, zoos, aquariums, libraries and even public parks provide many opportunities to introduce STEAM subjects. Be sure to engage your child, ask her what she would like to see and ask whether she would like to learn more about what she has seen.

2. Watch STEAM-related TV shows and movies. While screen time should not be solely relied upon for education, there are many ways it can help enhance your child’s learning experience. Things like documentaries and educational programming may strengthen your child’s understanding of STEAM subjects.

3. Conduct experiments. Many fun and easy science experiments can be done at home with simple household items. You can find some ideas here. You can also help your child keep a journal of the experiments she completes and record what she learns from each one.

4. Encourage questions. Children are naturally inquisitive, often asking “why?” or “how?” Following this thread of curiosity may lead to a STEAM subject which interests your child. If you don’t know the answer to your child’s question, research the topic with him.

5. Ask your child what she would like to be when she grows up. Many careers are tied to STEAM learning. Help your child find out more about the field she wants to pursue and what she needs to learn to get there.





Baird-Remba, R., Guey, L., & Lubin, G. (5 June 2013). 14 US Industries That Will Boom In The Next Decade. Business Insider. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/americas-fastest-growing-industries-2013-6



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Fall Leaves

The Goddard School® located in Wexford, Pa recommends trying new activities with your child!

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Contact paper (clear)

Colored tissue paper

Permanent marker

Double-sided tape



*Children should have adult supervision throughout this activity.


How To:

1. Cut two pieces of contact paper into 5” X 5” squares.

2. Place double-sided tape on the dull side of one square and secure the square to a table or flat surface.

3. Peel off the contact paper backing so the sticky side faces up.

4. Cut or tear small pieces of different colored tissue paper and place them on the sticky side of the contact paper square until completely covered.

5. Place the second square on top of the first square (sticky side down) so the tissue paper is sealed between the two contact paper squares.

6. Trace a leaf shape onto the contact paper squares.

7. Cut out the shape to make a colorful fall leaf.

8. Use tape to adhere the leaf to a window where the sun will shine through it!


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In The News: Pittsburgh Area Goddard Schools Named Market of Excellence


Mark & Jennifer Rebstock
School Owners
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Pittsburgh Area Goddard Schools Named Market of Excellence

Wexford, PA (Grassroots Newswire) November 27, 2012 – Pittsburgh area Goddard School owners joined more than 400 other Goddard School franchisees at the 2012 Goddard School National Franchisee Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to discuss the latest innovations and advancements for providing the highest quality, play-based educational childcare programs in a technology-driven age.

A highlight of the gathering was the award ceremony, where all Pittsburgh area Goddard Schools were recognized as the Market of Excellence. This award is presented annually and acknowledges a market that has demonstrated the best collaborative effort in representing The Goddard School’s in their community.

Honorees and additional recognition include:  

Mark & Jennifer Rebstock, owners of The Goddard School located at 3000 Brooktree Road in Wexford, PA, for their Circle of Excellence, 5 years in business and several other business awards;

Lori & Bob Santo, owners of The Goddard School located at 825 East McMurray Road in Venetia (Peters Twp), PA, for their Circle of Excellence, 5 years in business and several other business awards; and

Dina & Matt Speranza owners of The Goddard School located at 8065 Rowan Road in Cranberry Township, for Circle of Excellence President’s Club and several other business awards.

“We are proud to recognize Mark, Jennifer, Lori, Bob, Dina and Matt at this year’s Goddard School National Franchisee Convention. These school owners truly represent the Goddard School philosophy—learning through play. For the past 25 years, The Goddard School has focused on nurturing children into joyful learners. In Pittsburgh, these folks ensure this happens every day in The Goddard School. We have raised the bar even higher for the next 25 years,” said Joe Schumacher, CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School.

Inspired by The Goddard School philosophy of learning through play for its children and families, the convention blended education and fun to motivate inspire and energize franchisees.

During the four-day meeting, GSI, franchisor of The Goddard School unveiled new technological tools to help enhance ongoing collaboration with parents.

One new tool, Goddard Family Connect, is a web-based portal that will allow parents to engage in real time with the school and their child’s teachers.

In addition to the launch of new technology, GSI introduced an evolved brand, including a new logo, which will be rolled out to local schools  in 2013 for the brand’s 25th anniversary. Convention attendees also participated in a variety of workshops led by the GSI team, fellow franchisees and vendors on topics ranging from technology and curriculum to enrollment, human resources and operations.

To learn more about The Goddard School, visit www.goddardschool.com/pittsburgh or contact:

Mark & Jennifer Rebstock in Wexford at 724-935-1100;

Lori & Bob Santo in Venetia (Peters Twp) at 724-941-6464; or

Dina & Matt Speranza in Cranberry Township at 724-778-9999.

The Pittsburgh area will welcome a new Goddard School at 800 Commerce Avenue in Moon Township in 2013. For more details, call 412-262-1821.

The Goddard School®: Celebrating 25 Years of Learning through Play.
Learning for fun. Learning for life. The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children from six weeks to six years old have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Talented teachers collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners. The Goddard School’s AdvancED and Middle States-accredited F.L.EX.™ Learning Program reaches more than 45,000 students in 390+ Goddard Schools in 35 states. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit www.goddardschool.com.

In The News: Preventing Summer Learning Losses: The Goddard School® located in Wexford stresses the importance of maintaining daily structure and learning during "carefree" summer months



Jennifer & Mark Rebstock
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Preventing Summer Learning Losses
The Goddard School® located in Wexford stresses the importance of maintaining daily structure and learning during “carefree” summer months

Wexford, Pennsylvania (Grassroots Newswire) July 1, 2011 — As the school year comes to a close, it is only natural for kids to look forward to the leisurely nature of the summer season. The arrival of beach trips, pool parties and sleepovers, however, doesn’t mean that children should depart completely from their daily routine. Keeping particular elements of 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.

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.

“Routine provides structure, which is often lacking during the summer months when children all too quickly become detached from the lessons they learned throughout the school year,” said Mark Rebstock, owner of The Goddard School located in Wexford. “Maintaining a schedule throughout the summer supports an environment that is less of a contrast to the classroom and provides a healthy balance between building skills, play and rest.”

According to Rebstock, families can incorporate the following habits into their child’s day to encourage and maintain a routine throughout the summer season:

  • Early to bed, early to rise: To the best extent possible, children should adhere to a regular bedtime each night and wake up at the same time each day. This will not only ensure proper rest but will establish a sense of discipline as well.
  • Clean up and get dressed: Upon waking up, it is important that children brush their teeth, get dressed and perform any other hygienic tasks that they normally would before a school day. Allowing kids to stay in pajamas or dirty clothes longer than necessary can result in lazy behavior.
  • Make eating an event: Keeping a child on a consistent meal schedule is critical to maintaining a sharp body and mind. Establish specific times for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and sit with children at the table to encourage conversation while eating.
  • Take a rest: If a child partakes in a scheduled nap time while at school, then he or she should be allotted time at home for regular rest as well. Make this time consistent, perhaps after lunch, and have the child rest in the same place everyday.
  • Perform daily chores: Asking a child to help around the house is an ideal way to get them involved in a daily routine. A morning chore and an afternoon chore can convey a sense of responsibility and supply a sense of rhythm to the day.

“In addition to providing consistency, routines can present children with security and comfort as they adjust to the changes that come along with their new summer schedules,” said Rebstock. “The purpose is not to create rigidity but to provide a flexible structure that establishes a sense of purpose kids need to grow and mature.”

The Goddard School located in Wexford 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 Program 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 Wexford is the place for fun and learning, please contact Mark Rebstock at 724-935-1100.

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: "Let's Go Exploring!" is offered as a Summer Program at The Goddard School® in Wexford





Mark Rebstock
The Goddard School® located in Wexford


“Let’s Go Exploring!” is offered as a Summer Program
at The Goddard School® in Wexford
Fun and Learning on a Flexible Schedule…


Wexford, PA (Grassroots Newswire) May 16, 2011 — The Goddard School located at 3000 Brooktree Rd in Wexford is offering Let’s Go Exploring! for a Summer Program.

“Let’s Go Exploring!” is the summer program for all budding naturalists – children who want to explore the big, wide world! Summer explorers investigate all sorts of phenomena through this program – from the bright lights of the big city to the twinkling stars of outer space. Children will learn about Locomotives, plant a garden, and even do a little camping – they’ll ‘travel’ to the beach, the farm, and the North Pole, too.

 The Let’s Go Exploring! calendar also includes special visitors and cultural events throughout the summer. Visitors provide exciting learning opportunities in a safe environment, and include community helpers; performances by storytellers, musicians, and magicians; as well as outreach programs through local museums.


“Our customized summer program ensures children have fun by incorporating developmentally appropriate activities with the opportunity to socialize and build memories that will last a lifetime,” says Jennifer Rebstock, owner of The Goddard School® located at 3000 Brooktree Rd in Wexford.





The Goddard School offers a program, for children ages six weeks to 9 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 7A.M. to 6P.M., 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 Jennifer, Mark or one of the Directors directly to arrange a personal appointment at 724-935-1100.


 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: Media Alert



Mark Rebstock
The Goddard School

Media Alert

Parents Become the Preschoolers During
“A Day in the Life of a Preschooler”


WHAT: The Goddard School’s A Day in the Life of a Preschooler event
It’s Back to School time and The Goddard School® is proud to announce A Day in the Life of a Preschooler. From circle time to snack time, to sing-a-longs and creative art projects, parents will find out what it’s like to be a preschooler. During a fun-filled evening on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 6pm-7:30pm, 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 or learning.
WHO:  The Goddard School located in Wexford, PA

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 8, 2009 at 6pm-7:30pm:  Parents have circle time and get to know their classmates. Parents will then participate in a variety of activities such as Spanish, singing songs, dressing up for Dramatic Play, coloring, nap time, Yoga and more.  
WHERE: The Goddard School, located at 3000 Brooktree Rd. Wexford PA 15090
Goddard Systems, Inc. is the leading child care company in the U.S., with more than 330 schools nationwide. To learn more about The Goddard School located in Wexford, PA, families are encouraged to call 724-935-1100 or visit www.goddardschools.com.

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.