WATERTOWN, MA– Sunny and Simmi Verma have leased 9,000 square feet of space in Watertown, MA, where they will open The Goddard School in 2016, according to a press release by the leasing company, SVN Parsons Commercial Group.
SVN announced the completion of a 9,000-square-foot lease for Strong Fundamentals Corporation (dba The Goddard School) at 26 Chestnut Street in Watertown.
Vermas could not be reached for comment for this article.
This will be the first location for The Goddard School in Watertown, according to the release.
The Owners of the school, Sunny and Simmi Verma, said in the statement that “with the recent developments of residential and commercial property in Watertown, we are confident The Goddard School will make a valuable addition to the expansion of the community. With the amount of growing families in the area, the need for high-quality early education is vital, and we look forward to bringing our unique educational approach to this booming community.”
Marci Alvarado and Jake Parsons of SVN represented the tenant and the landlord, The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, was represented by Jim Elcock of Colliers International.
“Our client is thrilled to have found the perfect location for The Goddard School and they plan to make a long term commitment to the community,” said Alvarado, Senior Advisor at SVN. “They will be completely renovating the interior of the building prior to opening in 2016.”
The Goddard School is a national provider of early childhood enrichment programs. The Goddard School preschool system prides itself on its unique dual-management system, a distinguisher in the early childhood education industry. Franchise owners are onsite at each location and work alongside an educational director, whose main focus is to communicate and work with teachers, as well as to implement The Goddard School curriculum. This dual-management system ensures a hands-on, community-focused approach when it comes to early childhood education. With each school opening, The Goddard School also has a local economic impact, creating an average of 20 to 25 jobs within the community.
The Goddard School’s play-based approach, called Fun, Learning Experience (or F.L.EX.®), is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. At The Goddard School, the focus is on building each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful and fully prepared in school and in life. The Goddard School’s proprietary F.L.EX. curriculum has earned AdvancED and Middle States Corporate Accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education.
Jobs relating to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) are currently the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy, and a focus on developing 21st century skills such as creativity and innovation as well as the abilities to collaborate, communicate and think critically, is expected to increase over time. By introducing 21st century skill concepts early on, children develop a strong foundation and a passion for STEAM at the very beginning of their education.