The Whole Child Learning Co.
Enrichment and tutoring programs

The Whole Child Learning Co.
Enrichment and tutoring programs

About
Founded

1996

Franchising Since

1999 (20 Years)

Corporate Address

2200 Kraft, #1200-L
Blacksburg, VA 24060

CEO

Matt Barron

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$32,600 - $38,800

Net-worth Requirement

$75,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$40,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$29,500 - $29,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

7%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

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

Veteran Incentives

$5,000 off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

3 days

Classroom Training:

1 week

Number of Employees Required to Run:

3

Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $32,600 High - $38,800
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Mexico, South America, Western Europe
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: July 6th, 2015