June 5, 2019

Kiddie Academy by the Numbers

When you take a close look at the numbers, it all adds up – a Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care franchise is a great investment!

  • 1981 – The first Kiddie Academy location opened in Baltimore County, Maryland.
  • 1992 – The first Kiddie Academy franchise opened in Elkton, Maryland, starting the national expansion of our brand.
  • 225 – As of June 1, 2019, there are 225 Kiddie Academy locations open in the United States.
  • 29 – As of June 1, 2019, there are Kiddie Academy locations in 29 states and the District of Columbia.
  • 13 – As of June 1, 2019, 13 new Academies have opened this year.
  • 250 – By the end of 2019, we anticipate having approximately 250 Academies open nationwide.
  • 54% – More than half our current Franchisees own more than one Academy. That’s a testament to the satisfaction Kiddie Academy Franchisees have with our business model.
  • 22% – Our systemwide revenue growth in 2018 was among the reasons we were the only franchisor of children’s learning centers recognized in Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious list, a ranking of the smartest-growing franchise brands.
  • 18 million – That’s how many children under age 5 that are in some form of child care every week. Analysts predict the industry will continue to grow for years to come. [1][2]
  • $57 billion – That’s the current estimated annual revenue generated by the child care industry in the United States. [3]
  • 800-554-3343 – This is the phone number to call today if you’re interested in learning more about owning a Kiddie Academy franchise!


 [1] Early Childhood Learning Centers Industry in the U.S. – IBISWorld

[2] Child population by age group – Kidscount.org data center

[3] Day Care Industry in the U.S. – IBISWorld

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