The Whole Child Learning Co.

Enrichment and tutoring programs
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$33K - $39K
Units as of 2015
50 2.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

Noticing a lack of quality computer education programs for children, husband and wife Matt and Lindsay Barron founded Gigglebytes in San Marcos, Texas, in 1996. Combining Lindsay's teaching experience with Matt's sales and marketing experience, they sold their computer education service to preschools, day-care centers and after-school programs.

In 1997, they changed the company's name to The Whole Child Learning Co. to reflect its expanded curriculum, including martial arts and physical movement classes. The company began franchising in 1999.

About The Whole Child Learning Co.

Founded
1996
Leadership
Matt Barron, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1999 (22 years)
# of employees at HQ
3
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Middle East, Europe (Eastern), Europe (Western), Central America, Canada, South America, Mexico

# of Units
50 (as of 2015)

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook, Twitter
Corporate Address
2200 Kraft, #1200-L
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Whole Child Learning Co. 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
$29,500
Initial Investment
$32,600 - $38,800
Net Worth Requirement
$75,000
Cash Requirement
$40,000
Veteran Incentives
$5,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
7%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
10 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.

In-House Financing
The Whole Child Learning Co. offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee

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
3 days
Classroom Training
1 week
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
3
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021