Ivy Kids Early Learning Center

Childcare and early learning
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Initial investment
$688K - $9.4M
Units as of 2023
18 Increase 20.0% over 3 years

Ivy Kids Systems was founded in 2002 by Alnoor and Laila Bandali in Texas. Alnoor and Laila felt their community needed an early childhood education system that focused on more than just preparing children for kindergarten.

Ivy Kids Systems uses a research-based curriculum to help students excel. Ivy Kids Systems’ commitment to helping children develop goes beyond teaching. They also provide meals and snacks as part of the tuition. The meals are designed to be healthy and keep the children ready to learn.

Ivy Kids Systems works to keep each location secure. Parents are also able to monitor their children through webcams set up throughout the facility.

Since beginning to franchise in 2016, Ivy Kids Systems has opened over 10 franchises in the United States.

Why You May Want to Start an Ivy Kids Systems Franchise

Franchisees are not expected to have an educational background. However, an ideal franchisee should have a strong interest in educating children and helping families. Franchisees may need to be operators/owners and involved in the daily operation of the franchise. Potential franchisees should also need to have good management, leadership, and communication skills.

Ivy Kids Systems has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

What Might Make an Ivy Kids Systems Franchise a Good Choice?

Franchisees will be expected to be dedicated to the business, the Ivy Kids Systems model, put the students first, and ask for help when needed. Franchisees can choose to start with a small concept or large concept location.

To be part of the Ivy Kids Systems 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. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

How To Open an Ivy Kids Systems Franchise

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 Ivy Kids Systems franchising team questions.

As you decide if opening a Ivy Kids Systems 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 an Ivy Kids Systems franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

Potential franchisees with Ivy Kids Systems should participate in in-depth training for multiple weeks at headquarters in Katy, Texas. During the training, franchisees will learn about record keeping, enrolling new families, hiring teachers, and more. Franchisees also receive on-site training for multiple weeks before opening their location.

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Company Overview

About Ivy Kids Early Learning Center

Industry Children's Businesses
Related Categories Childcare, Children's Education/Enrichment
Founded 2002
Parent Company Ivy Kids Systems
Leadership Amyn Bandali, CEO
Corporate Address 2707 Spring Green Blvd.
Katy, TX 77494
Social Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2016 (8 years)
# of employees at HQ 16
Where seeking

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

# of Units 18 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Ivy Kids Early Learning Center 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.

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$687,500 - $9,385,400
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$350,000 - $1,000,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$200,000 - $1,000,000
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
25 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 Ivy Kids Early Learning Center 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 65 hours
Classroom Training 70 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
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
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 30
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022