Dr. Debra Parker is now working at Stevens Chiropractic, 2600 Columbus St. Previously, Parker had her chiropractic practice in West Liberty, Iowa, for 10 years. Her practice was geared toward families with an emphasis on pediatric chiropractic.

Dr. Debra Parker is now working at Stevens Chiropractic, 2600 Columbus St. Previously, Parker had her chiropractic practice in West Liberty, Iowa, for 10 years. Her practice was geared toward families with an emphasis on pediatric chiropractic.

Along with standard chiropractic adjustments, Parker reports that she also does "Bio Cranial system," a treatment invented by Irish osteopath Dr. Robert Boyd. "It is a gentle movement of the skull with no 'cracking' involved, so it is great for patients who don't like the cracking sound," according to Parker.

The Goddard School, 2585 London-Groveport Road, recently earned the franchise's Quality Assurance Award.

The school received a 100 percent rating from Quality Assurance specialists who inspect all Goddard Schools to ensure that they are meeting criteria based on health and safety practices, curriculum, program and program support, appearance, catering and field trips.

Kelly Fixari Van Syckle is owner of the local Goddard School, which opened in April 2005. The school accommodates 134 children, ages 6 weeks to 10 years.

It is a franchise of the nationwide Goddard Systems Inc., based in King of Prussia, Pa., which has more than 280 franchised schools nationwide and 40,000 children enrolled.