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The Educational Child Care Industry

According to Crunchbase.com, as of late November, more than 85,000 technology professionals in the United States have lost their jobs in 2022. That’s a staggering statistic and we empathize with those who have been impacted.

Many of us have been there. We’ve suffered through the anxiety of a layoff or lived through the threat of cutbacks constantly hanging over our heads. It can be a helpless feeling knowing that your future is in somebody else’s hands.

But you can do something about it. Maybe now is the time for you to take control of your own career. Maybe now is the time to consider franchising. Specifically, franchising with Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care. As a franchisee, you are a business owner in charge of your future. And working in early childhood education provides you with the satisfaction of playing a significant role in helping families throughout your community by preparing their children to meet the challenges of school and life.

Founded in 1981, Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care has earned a reputation as one of the franchising industry’s top companies. We have been recognized year after year for consistent and smart growth and stellar corporate support. Among our honors from this year alone are:

-#181 in the 2022 Franchise Times’ Top 500 list. That’s up from a #187 ranking on the 2021 list and up more than 40 spots over the past five years. We are also one of only four educational child care providers in the list’s top 200.

-#61 on the 2022 Franchise Direct’s Top 100 list of the world’s top 500 franchise brands – highest among all the Children’s Franchises listed.

-#35 on Entrepreneur’s list of Top Franchises for Veterans. We were ranked #39 in last year’s listing of 150 veteran-friendly franchisors.

FUND™ Score of 900 (out of a possible 950) from research and marketing firm, FRANdata. That puts us in the top quartile of all scores for the second straight year. FUND is like a credit score for franchise systems. A top-quartile FUND Score is evidence of the financial stability of the Kiddie Academy system.


Even during the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, child care was among the “resilient” businesses to stay on Entrepreneur’s list of The Hottest Industries Today. And we were one of seven companies featured in the category. Here’s what Entrepreneur has to say about the industry: “For essential workers who couldn’t stay home with their little ones, child care businesses proved even more vital than ever this year. And those parents who could stay home have likely gained a new appreciation for the work these businesses do to educate and care for their kids. As the economy opens back up and more parents head back to the office, this category should only keep growing.”

And they were right. During the pandemic, our Academies continued to serve families of essential workers and the number of locations we served grew and continue to do so. This year to date, the company has awarded 66 new Franchise Agreements, opened 21 new Academies and has secured 26 sites for future Academies. Currently, there are 305 Academies operating in 33 states and the District of Columbia.


We’re often asked by franchise applicants if it’s important for them to have a background in early childhood education. The simple answer is, “No.” But, it is extremely important for them to partner with a proven franchisor in the industry.

Among the teams of subject matter experts at the Kiddie Academy corporate office is a seasoned group of education professionals. The Kiddie Academy Education Team created and updates our exclusive Life Essentials® curriculum, as well as provides other valuable resources to our Academies. In addition to education, we have experts to assist you in other disciplines, including operations, construction, marketing, site selection and financing.

You can start your journey to franchise ownership today by filling out this confidential preliminary questionnaire.

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