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Franchisee Focus: Glenda Gonzalez of Kiddie Academy of Aliana

“Hard work paid off.” That’s how Glenda Gonzalez sums up where she is in her business life these days. Glenda is part of a six-person team that owns Kiddie Academy of Aliana in Richmond, Texas. The Academy opened for business in January 2017, but the planning and execution that went into making it successful was…

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Week of the Young Child™

The 2014 Week of the Young Child™ is April 6th through April 12th and Kiddie Academy locations nationwide are participating in events all week long. This event is a testament to Kiddie Academy’s lifelong commitment to providing the kind of care that focuses on days filled with learning and fun, the key ingredients of our Life Essentials® curriculum. Week of the…

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Kiddie Academy Attends International Franchise Association Convention

    Kiddie Academy recently attended the International Franchise Association Convention, a premier event in franchising, in the great city of New Orleans. During the convention, Kiddie Academy had access to world-class speakers, franchise experts, and participated in development and networking opportunities. Our very own Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy Educational…

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Corporate Leaders to open a Kiddie Academy® Child Care Center

Taisha and Deepak Vazirani met while working as Financial Managers at AT&T– this couple knows what it’s like to work together and grow a successful business. With more than 25 years of combined corporate experience, working at companies such as Campbell Soup, Proctor & Gamble, Polo Ralph Lauren, and AT & T, they were looking…

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From Accounting to Child Care: Bringing Professional Expertise to Business Ownership in a New Industry

If you had told Steve Ahrens 20 years ago that his future was in child care, he probably wouldn’t have believed you. After having spent ten years as a CPA, Steve was right in the middle of a successful career as a corporate chief financial officer. But somewhere along the way, something changed; or rather,…

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