Kiddie Academy

Kiddie Academy

Educational childcare
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#129 Ranked #108 last year
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Initial investment
$345K - $5.6M
Units as of 2020
263 39.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Kiddie Academy

Founded
1981
Parent Company
Essential Brands Inc.
Leadership
Gregory Helwig, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1992 (29 years)
# of employees at HQ
92
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
263 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
3415 Box Hill Corporate Center Dr.
Abingdon, MD 21009

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Kiddie Academy franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$135,000
Initial Investment
$345,000 - $5,605,000
Net Worth Requirement
$750,000
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Veteran Incentives
$25,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
15 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Kiddie Academy has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
105 hours
Additional Training
Online training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
25
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Kiddie Academy landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #129

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #100

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #44

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #86

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

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Updated: February 8th, 2021