Kiddie Academy

What Does a Kiddie Academy Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$250,000
Net Worth Required:$750,000
Total Investment:$345,000 -
$1,035,000 (Leased)
$3,254,500 - $5,605,000 (Purchased)
Franchise Fee:2020 Initial Fee Credit: Fee reduced from $135,000 to $100,000 between now and SEP 30, 2020

Kiddie Academy Details

Subsector:Children's Educational Program
Total Units:250+
Year Founded:1981
Franchising Since:1992
Franchise Gator Top 100 (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020); Franchise Gator Fastest Growing (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)

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

A Kiddie Academy facility open at least 24 months has an average revenue of $1,709,196*. This means your financial goals could be within reach!

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:
  • 179 Mature Locations Reporting
  • Average Revenue: $1,709,196
  • Average Gross Profit: $454,668
  • The financial performance of all 179 Mature Academies has also been grouped by Gross Profit level achieved for calendar year 2019. The table below shows the results achieved by the “Top Quarter”, which is comprised of the 45 Mature Academies with the highest Gross Profit. 21 Academies or 47% of the Top Quarter reported Gross Revenue above the reported average. 15 Academies or 33% of the Top Quarter reported Gross Profit above the reported average.

*Based on information reported by 137 mature, franchised academies which had been open at least 24 full months for the calendar year ending December 31, 2018. The average gross profit shown is after deducting labor, occupancy (rent) and other miscellaneous expenses from gross revenue. Additional details for these numbers are included in our Franchise Disclosure Document. 60 Academies or 44% of the 137 Mature Academies reporting operated at or above the average Gross Revenue figure. 57 Academies of 42% of the 137 Mature Academies reporting operated at or above the Average Gross Profit figure.

About Us

Kiddie Academy History:

  • The leader in child care education, Kiddie Academy has been in business for more than 30 years and is based in Abingdon, MD.

  • Child care is our one and only business.

  • There are currently more than 250+ 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 staff 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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Please Note:

Kiddie Academy is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, Vermont, Virginia, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Colorado, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska.

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

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