Rank no.497 – Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning Centers – US
Products & Services: Educational child care
Number of Locations: 114
Total Investment: $355.7K – 3M
Began Franchising: 1992
About Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning Centers
George and Pauline Miller founded Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning Centers in 1981 to provide education-based child care. Kiddie Academy provides its franchisees with curriculum and helps them obtain all the licenses and permits necessary to build and operate the business.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $355,700 – $3,007,000
Franchise Fee: $120,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 15 years, renewable
Net Worth: $400,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
15% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 20. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee’s location: 1 week. Webinars
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Marketing plans, online advertising, social media
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #497 (2013), #469 (2012), #211 (2011), #264 (2010), #283 (2009),
Child Care Franchise Opportunities
Kiddie Academy® provides child care franchise business owners with an exceptional opportunity to create a sustainable venture while maintaining work/life balance. Our child care franchise opportunities meet the needs of career oriented individuals who are also interested in the flexibility, freedom and financial rewards that self-employment affords.
Kiddie Academy will provide you with the comprehensive support necessary to achieve your personal and professional goals with our childcare franchises. Take the first step toward truly controlling your own financial future.
Founded in 1981, Kiddie Academy® has grown from a single academy to an industry leader with a national presence. Our long-term strategy is focused on building our brand. By continuously strengthening and growing local and regional brand presence, we support ongoing progress and growth for our franchisees.
Kiddie Academy has achieved market leadership by working closely with each of our franchisees to promote the progress and growth of each academy. We make sure that our franchisees have the tools and guidance they need to run their businesses efficiently, so that they can have time for the other priorities in their lives, as well.
The Programs That Make Us Different
At the core of the Kiddie Academy philosophy is our passion for educating the whole child. To that end, we dedicate our own resources to continually updating our proprietary programs that are developmentally appropriate. By rigorously holding ourselves to the highest quality standards, Kiddie Academy continuously leads the industry in meeting and exceeding the highest standards of early childhood education.
Our proprietary Life Essentials® program focuses on each of the following areas:
Developmentally appropriate curriculum
Health & Fitness
Our Unified Commitment to Quality
Our continuing commitment to quality education and child care gives our franchisees a powerful competitive advantage when marketing Kiddie Academy to parents. All of our programs meet or exceed state standards, and Kiddie Academy has been accredited by AdvancEd. In addition, individual academies achieve accreditation by regional or national accreditation organizations.
Scope of the industry
11 million children under the age of 5 are in some form of child care every week
$36 billion industry comprised of roughly 683,000 businesses employing 1,531,000 people1
60% of parents prefer center-based, full day preschool vs. home-based care or other arrangements with friends of neighbors2
Learn more about the industry
Shift to Education-Based Care
Parents are looking for a high-quality environment and learning activities from child care providers. Learning environment ranked just behind safety in most important factors when parents make child care decisions. In addition, studies have shown that center-based teachers typically have more education than home-based care providers, thus making them better equipped to engage children and prepare them for school and life.
A boom in the population of children age 5 and younger is expected to boost the growth of the childcare industry.3
2015 Population of Children 5 and Under – 21 million
2050 Population of Children 5 and Under – 30 million
Opportunity in the industry is growing. As a business that matters deeply to families and to communities, center-based and education-based child care provides a sound business opportunity to produce positive results for franchisees.