Owner of Goddard School in Huntingdon Valley named Circle of Excellence and President’s Club member

The Goddard School, a chain of early childhood education centers with a location at 1820 County Line Road in Huntingdon Valley, has named owner Colleen Zahirnyi a 2024 Circle of Excellence and President’s Club member.

According to the announcement, the award honors top-performing Goddard Schools through outstanding achievements in education and operational delivery.

To be selected for Circle of Excellence, schools must meet criteria that measure excellence in performance, education, family experience and brand stewardship.

To earn President’s Club designation, schools must be selected for the Circle of Excellence for continuous years, consistently demonstrating the highest standards of educational and operational excellence in early childhood education year-after-year.

“The 2024 Goddard School Circle of Excellence and President’s Club distinctions recognize schools that consistently uphold the highest levels of educational and operational excellence, representing the top-performing Goddard Schools in the country,” said Dennis R. Maple, chairman and CEO of Goddard Systems, LLC, manager of The Goddard School franchise system. “We take pride in acknowledging their commitment to serving their communities and fulfilling our collective mission to make the world a better place through early childhood education.”

Zahirnyi took over the school’s operations in 2018. From her biography:

I am extremely proud to be the onsite Owner and operator of The Goddard School in Huntingdon Valley. I am a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. I live in Bucks County with my husband, Marc and we are the proud parents of 3 daughters- all Goddard School graduates! I love children and feel privileged to be able to watch them grow and believe that providing children with daily experiences to grow and learn in an environment that supports the whole child is essential in creating lifelong learners! I appreciate the opportunity to share in your child’s growth.

For more on the Goddard School’s Huntingdon Valley branch, you can click here.

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