Goddard Systems, Inc., announced the opening of two new preschools in Oakland County. The Goddard School franchise locations have opened in Novi and Rochester Hills, according to a statement by Goddard Systems.
Both preschools are newly constructed, featuring a collaborative learning space, state-of-the-art library, multipurpose gym and outdoor play space.
Sandeep Chada opened The Goddard School of Rochester Hills at 820 E. Auburn Road, and hosted a ribbon cutting, Feb. 22. Chada taught biology and chemistry to high school students and neuroscience to college students, and is now focusing on younger learners.
“The first five years of a child’s life are crucial. It’s the best time to help them develop lifelong habits and establish foundations for educational success,” Chada said in a statement.
Derrick Doe opened The Goddard School of Novi, at 48600 Grand River Ave. and hosted a grand opening, Feb. 17.
Doe previously worked in corporate finance. After becoming a father, he traded in his corporate lunches for a preschool franchise.
“My son’s birth changed my family’s life, and it inspired me to do something more meaningful,” Doe said in a statement.
After his son attended a Goddard School preschool, Doe decided to open his own franchise.
“I was so impressed by The Goddard School’s play-based learning program and its professional faculty that I wanted to offer a similar opportunity and experience for other families in the greater Novi community,” Doe said.
Sachse Construction served as the construction manager for the 10,000 square-foot school in Novi, and Hobbs + Black was the architect of record.