Kiddie Academy

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Educational child care

Number of Locations: 129

Total Investment: $413.7K - $3.6M

Founded: 1981

Began Franchising: 1992

About Kiddie Academy

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.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 129 0 0 0
2014 121 0 0 0
2013 117 0 0 2
2012 101 0 0 2
2011 96 0 0 2
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $413,700 - $3,568,000
Franchise Fee: $120,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 15 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $25,000 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $450,000
Liquid Cash Available: $175,000
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).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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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®: #275 (2015), #290 (2014), #497 (2013), #469 (2012), #211 (2011),

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