Rank no.132-Primrose School Franchising Co.-US

Rank no.132-Primrose School Franchising Co.-US

Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur-Rank no.132-Primrose School Franchising Co.-US


Products & Services: Educational childcare

Number of Locations: 274

Total Investment: $637.27K – 4.48M

Founded: 1982

Began Franchising: 1988

About Primrose School Franchising Co.

Primrose Schools offer year-round programs for children from six weeks to six years old, including after-school enrichment and summer programs. Each school is a licensed educational childcare facility. Primrose School Franchising Co. provides continuing education for all teachers, as well as corporate Quality Assurance programs.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 273 0 0 1
2012 247 0 0 1
2011 229 0 0 1
2010 212 0 0 1
2009 205 0 0 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $637,275 – $4,490,500
Franchise Fee: $70,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 2-7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements

Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $350,000 – $500,000


How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. In-school training : 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Grand opening, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #132 (2013), #137 (2012), #158 (2011), #180 (2010), #193 (2009),

Our Vision and Values

Primrose is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational child care experience. As the Leader in Educational Child Care®, we partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life.

Credentials you can trust.

Parents choose a Primrose education because they know our high quality standards are based on the latest research and successful professional practices. You can put your trust in Primrose Schools.

Our Standards of Excellence provide quality assurance and continuous improvement.

  • Internally with our Primrose Service Excellence Assurance (SEA)
  • Externally through our AdvancED™ Corporation Systems Accreditation and School Accreditations


Setting New Standards

In June 2012, Primrose Schools became the first organization to earn AdvancED™ Corporation Systems Accreditation based on the New Standards for Quality Early Learning Schools, the highest-level accreditation an early learning school can receive. This accreditation ensures each Primrose school meets high standards specific to early learning, development and care. The standards focus on how well schools prepare children for future success, as well as how they address the health and safety of children in the school.


Primrose Schools has held Corporate Accreditation since 1998 and was the first early childhood organization to require all of its schools to obtain individual school accreditation through SACS CASI* or NCA CASI*. Today, SACS CASI and NCA CASI are the accrediting bodies of AdvancED™, an organization offering school improvement and accreditation services to over 30,000 institutions in more than 70 countries serving over 16 million students.

Primrose Schools AdvancED Corporate Systems Accreditation assures parents and communities that our schools and our corporation are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, maintaining an efficient and effective operation, and focusing on ongoing improvement.

In addition to external accreditation, Primrose also has a rigorous internal quality assurance program, the SEA (Service Excellence Assurance). This program requires each school to undergo quality assurance reviews conducted by our national headquarters field consultants three times per year to make sure we are doing everything necessary to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment in which children can learn successfully.

* SACS CASI is the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
* NCA CASI is the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

Become a Primrose Schools franchise owner and your day is spent on what really matters. You’ll use your skills to connect, motivate, and inspire children, staff, families, and your local community. You’ll also be part of one of the most rewarding franchise opportunities in the nation.

Demand for educational child care has put Primrose Schools at the forefront. We are The Leader in Educational Child Care® with over 30 years of proven success.

“According to SBA reporting periods from 2000-2011, Primrose Schools has the largest dollar volume of approved SBA loans in the child care industry and over a 99% success rate. This is one of the highest in the franchise industry, not just child care.”

– Bob Coleman, Editor, Coleman Report

With the Primrose opportunity, you could boost children’s academic outcomes while positively affecting your income—and your life.

Source: http://www.primrosefranchise.com