Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers

Doodle Bugs! is synonymous with high-quality child care - lifelong learning really does begin here. Doodle Bugs! combines beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities with innovative curriculum and outstanding faculty, collectively referred to as 'the doodle difference'. By focusing on what is important to families, Doodle Bugs! has been building a community of happy children, happy parents, and happy teachers since 1992.

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What Does a Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers, you'll need to have at least $200,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $600,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $478,875 - $1,002,500. They also offer financing via 3rd party. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$200,000
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Net Worth:$600,000
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Total Investment:$478,875 - $1,002,500
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Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Via 3rd party

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Incorporated Name:Doodle Bugs! Franchising Company, LLC
Home Office: Buffalo, NY
Year Founded:1992
Franchising Since:2006
Subsector:Children's Educational Program

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About Us

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Since 1992, Doodle Bugs! has been building a community of happy children, happy parents, and happy teachers.

Families appreciate that Doodle Bugs! is more than just day care – we provide high quality child care, preschool and school age programs that are second to none. Unlike traditional day care providers, we exceed families' expectations for nurturing child care, early learning, safety, and convenience.

Why Choose Doodle Bugs?

Doodle Bugs! is synonymous with high quality – a love for lifelong learning really does begin here! Our priorities, spelled out in the acronym S.C.O.P.E. (Safe, Clean, Organized, Professional, Educational), have remained consistent since 1992. As a result, the doodle community has grown to include 2,000+ families!

We're especially proud of the following doodle differences:

  • Extraordinary Facilities - Children are immediately attracted to the amazing indoor play village, huge outdoor playgrounds and unique, child-friendly décor. Parents instantly appreciate the state-of-the-art safety and security features, including biometric access and internet-viewing.
  • Innovative BRAVO!® Curriculum - Professionally developed and exclusively at Doodle Bugs!, BRAVO! Early Childhood Curriculum® combines theme-related age-appropriate classroom experiences, amazing enrichment programs and our series of center events. Detailed, daily lesson plans and curriculum resources are provided!
  • Outstanding Team - When a group of talented, passionate professionals work together with a shared, singular goal – high quality – the sky is the limit. Our support team includes Curriculum Specialists, Quality Assurance Managers, Operations Specialists and Real Estate Specialists.

By focusing on what is important to families, Doodle Bugs! builds a community of happy children, happy parents and happy teachers. Your shared commitment to these priorities creates a unique opportunity for you to bring the doodle difference to families in your hometown.

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Training and Support

As a franchisee, you will have a unique opportunity to share the 'doodle difference' with families in your hometown. Your personal commitment to excellence, coupled with our successful business model and support, can help you create a high quality child care business.

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Tools for a Successful Franchise:

  • Brand Name & Image - Children are captivated by Mr. Doodle Bug's bright green face and red antennae! Our unique, trademarked brand name and logo are reinforced by our costumed character to help you attract new customers.
  • Real Estate & Development Support - Our specialists will use demographic profiles and market characteristics to assist you with site selection and will support you through the construction and development of your center.
  • Comprehensive Training - A commitment to lifelong learning means that we take training seriously. We'll provide the training and support you need to recruit and retain a fantastic faculty, including on-going professional development modules to meet in-service training requirements.
  • Marketing Materials - You have access to our complete library of marketing and advertising materials. Our website, print materials and additional resources will help you with Open House, parent tours, community involvement, social media, print ads and more!
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  • Collective Buying Power - Using vendors with a proven record of excellence, you'll enjoy volume discounts on furniture, equipment and company apparel.
  • Operational Support - Our administrative team is here to provide you with professional, knowledgeable and friendly support, including on-site visits and open invitations to participate in training events. We want you to succeed, so we're motivated to help you!
  • Personal Attention - It is important to us that every Doodle Bugs! center maintains the quality and integrity of our family-owned and operated centers. We're therefore committed to carefully selecting like-minded individuals who share our passion and values. You'll never be a number here – you're part of the doodle family!

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Ideal Candidate

Families' increasing demand for quality child care creates unique opportunities for motivated entrepreneurs. Individuals who share our core values – Commitment, Accountability, Respect and Excellence – have the opportunity to become successful Doodle Bugs! franchisees, with or without prior child care experience. Your personal commitment to excellence, coupled with our successful business model and support, can help you create a high quality child care business. If you have the means, the vision, and the ambition, Doodle Bugs! can make your goals a fulfilling reality.

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Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Florida, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Interested parties should have at least $200,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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