Local Couple Fulfilling Dream of Opening a Preschool 

LONG HILL, NJ (Dec. 21, 2018) – Sumara and Imran Ahmad, owners of the newest The Goddard School in Long Hill, NJ, are one step closer to fulfilling their dream of opening a preschool.

After spending more than 10 years working on Wall Street in banking and finance, having children and watching them excel at The Goddard School, they changed their career goals, leading them down a path to opening their own preschool. 

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“Our children are the reason why we started the journey to open a Goddard School,” Imran said. “We were inspired by their progress when they attended The Goddard School in Clinton. From there, we decided to quit our jobs on Wall Street and invest in providing area children with the same opportnuity to experience a high-quality early childhood education.”

The preschool, located at 57 Plainfield Road, is anticipated to open early next year. The 8,611-square-foot building will serve up to 135 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old and employ 26 faculty members. 

The Goddard School in Long Hill Township is one of more than 480 franchised preschools in 36 states and will be among more than 60 Goddard School to open in New Jersey. 

Once open, The Goddard School in Long Hill Township will offer a unique play-based F.L.EX. Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) that's grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. The focus is on building each child's emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life.

The preschool will be open Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information about The Goddard School, visit www.goddardschool.com/Long-Hill-TownshipNJ.


Celebrating 30 years of continued growth in early childhood education, The Goddard School Franchise is consistently named one of the top childcare franchises in the United States. It has been named the #1 franchise in the education category by Franchise Business Review, a third-party market research firm that provides rankings for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Poised to open its 500th School in 2018, The Goddard School Franchise currently licenses more than 480 franchised Schools with more than 65,000 students in 36 states. The Goddard School’s comprehensive, play-based F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience), which is developed by early childhood education experts, provides the best childhood preparation for social and academic success. Goddard Systems, Inc., the corporate headquarters of The Goddard School, earned AdvancED Corporation Accreditation and Middle States Corporate Accreditation for meeting high standards in early learning, child development and childcare. With a proven system in place and a strong network of dedicated franchisees, The Goddard School Franchise is the acknowledged leader in franchised childcare and a premier educational childcare provider. For more information, visit www.goddardschoolfranchise.com.​​​​​​​