“Why I Chose to Start a Business with Kiddie Academy”
Owning and operating a Kiddie Academy educational child care franchise is more than a sound business venture, it’s a personally rewarding, life-changing decision for our franchisees all over the country.
“Our children went to one of our competitors, and we were very, very unhappy. We looked at each other, laughed and said we could do so much better.” – Brian & Meagan Van Dyck, Kiddie Academy of College Station
Many of our franchisees were parents with a need for high quality child care but were dissatisfied with the options available. For these individuals, Kiddie Academy was more than the right career move, it was the perfect life move.
“I got my masters from Columbia University in Early Childhood Development but took an opportunity to work in the corporate world,” comments Marina Schmidt, owner of Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch. “Ultimately our daughter brought me back to the education space. At three years old, we had her at a child care center and I thought–we could do this better. Better customer service, better flexibility, better learning and development.”
Working parents are demanding child care options that engage their children mentally, physically and socially. By becoming a Kiddie Academy franchise owner, you are investing in a growing industry. 12.5 million children under age 5 are in some form of child care every week.
The U.S. population is expected to increase by more than 7 percent in the next 20 years, further boosting the need for quality, educational child care.
Watch as three of our most successful franchisees, with varying backgrounds and experience in management and education, share why they chose to start a business with Kiddie Academy.