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Kiddie Academy

Do you dream of owning a business that is both profitable and rewarding? Then Kiddie Academy is the opportunity you've been waiting for! Our strong support system, training program, and proven business model will help you hit the ground running and have parents clamoring to enroll their children in your academy! We can't wait to hear from you so contact us today!

What Does a Kiddie Academy Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Kiddie Academy, you'll need to have at least $250,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $750,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $417,000 - $1,039,000. Kiddie Academy charges a franchise fee of $145,000. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans. *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $250,000
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Net Worth: $750,000
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Franchise Fee: $145,000
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Total Investment: $417,000 - $1,039,000
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Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: Yes, Military Discount

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 295
Year Founded: 1981
Franchising Since: 1992

Why a Kiddie Academy® Franchise

There are many benefits to owning a Kiddie Academy child care learning center franchise:

  • Comprehensive business model and support
  • Flexible weekday schedule
  • Growing need, as more and more dual income families and single parents seek high quality child care
  • Option to own or lease real estate
Owning a Kiddie Academy franchise allows you to achieve your financial and personal career goals.
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What's Involved

We do have access to start-up assistance:

  • Robust support program for financing, site selection, construction, licensing, training, pre-launch and ramp-up
  • Third party financing options with access to SBA financing

There is a minimum requirement of $250k liquidity and $750k net worth

Financial Performance Representations:
  • 2019: Average Gross Revenue: $1,709,196: Average Gross Profit: $454,668
  • 2020: Average Gross Revenue: $1,320,440; Average Gross Profit: $288,855
  • 2021: Average Gross Revenue: $1,632,080; Average Gross Profit: $384,090

*Based on mature, operating Academies open for 24 months or more, as of 12/31/2019, 12/31/2020 and 12/31/2021. Please see Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for details.

About Us

Kiddie Academy History:

  • The leader in child care education, Kiddie Academy has been in business for 40 years and is based in Abingdon, MD.
  • Child care is our one and only business.
  • There are currently more than 275 Kiddie Academy facilities located in 30 states and Washington, D.C. Approximately 60 additional academies are in various stages of development.

Concept Statement:
At Kiddie Academy, we awaken the possibilities through nurturing, learning and fun. By blending these things together, we ensure that our students are constantly stimulated, constantly interested and constantly growing. Our curriculum incorporates character development and life skills, reinforced with our family style dining and creative play. Kiddie Academy is accredited by Cognia, formerly known as AdvancED, an organization that accredits over 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 69 countries. Accreditation is the result of a comprehensive review of the system's proven operating systems, proprietary curriculum, and commitment to continuous improvement.

Training and Support

  • Our franchisees benefit from extensive training for you and your director initially, as well as ongoing, refresher training programs.
  • We combine the best in classroom and hands-on learning experiences, ensuring skill acquisition, retention and real world application.
  • A Franchise Business Consultant assists from opening onward with site visits, additional trainings and sharing of best practices.

Academy Design:

  • Kiddie Academy's signature building is designed to give families a Kiddie Academy branded experience while allowing you to design and construct your academy to meet your local codes and marketplace needs within your protected territory.
  • Our real estate and construction teams support your site selection and academy construction activities, whether you choose to pursue a build to suit lease, purchase option, or in-line conversion.
Achieve your personal and professional goals while providing a valuable service to the families in your community. Make a difference in their lives and yours.

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Kiddie Academy has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

Franchise Gator Top 100 (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020); Franchise Gator Fastest Growing (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)


Kiddie Academy is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming,

Interested parties should have at least $250,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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