Building Kidz School

Preschool/educational childcare
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Franchise 500 2023
2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #443 last year
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Initial investment
$266K - $1.1M
Units as of 2023
43 Increase 34.4% over 3 years

A place where children are empowered to grow, challenged intellectually, and introduced to the arts, Building Kidz School is a community of preschools aimed to accelerate a child’s development. 

Building Kidz School is known for its philosophy of creating a complete child by reaching six areas of development: emotional, social, cognitive, physical, communication, and academic. These attributes culminate toward the Building Kidz School’s goal of building a child’s confidence, commitment, and character.

Founded in 2002, Building Kidz School started its journey in California. With more than 25 locations in seven states, your Building Kidz School franchise could be next.

Why You May Want to Start a Building Kidz School Franchise

Building Kidz School is looking for a franchisee committed to the community surrounding them, as well as building one. They should be team-oriented, willing to follow a system, and have time and resources available. As a Building Kidz School franchisee, you can improve the lives of children in your community. As the demand for early childhood education continues, Building Kidz School franchises may be in a position to expect success.

 Building Kidz School franchises use a distinct performing arts curriculum to promote academic excellence while nurturing social and societal skills. Children may be exposed to second language learning as early as three years old and accomplish milestones, small and large, through enhanced learning in their tenure as students.

What Might Make a Building Kidz School Franchise a Good Choice?

Opening a Building Kidz School franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in the already crowded and competitive early childhood education industry.

To be part of the Building Kidz School team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. A typical franchise agreement runs for 15 years. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

Building Kidz School has partnered with third-party financial lenders that may help you cover the costs of the franchise fee, startup, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, and payroll. They also may offer a discount off the franchise fee for honorably discharged veterans.

How To Open a Building Kidz School Franchise

As you decide if opening a Building Kidz School franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Building Kidz School franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Building Kidz School franchising team questions.

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Company Overview

About Building Kidz School

Industry Children's Businesses
Related Categories Childcare, Tutoring, Children's Education/Enrichment
Founded 2002
Parent Company Building Kidz Worldwide LLC
Leadership Sanjay Gehani, Partner, CRO & CFO
Corporate Address 303 Vintage Park Dr., #130
Foster City, CA 94404
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2015 (8 years)
# of employees at HQ 33
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions: Asia

# of Units 43 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Building Kidz School 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 Information Circle
Initial Investment Information Circle
$266,000 - $1,087,000
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$500,000 - $1,500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$100,000 - $300,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
10% off first-unit franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
15 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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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 Building Kidz School 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.

On-The-Job Training 52 hours
Classroom Training 67.75 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
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
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 2-25
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022