Kiddie Academy® tops “Franchise Gator” rankings with phenomenal and fast growth!

Franchise Gator gave dual honors to Kiddie Academy ranking us #15 on their 2018 Top 100 list and #46 in the Fastest Growing Franchise category (up from #62 in 2017) further solidifying our reputation as an industry leader in both franchising and educational child care. The online franchise directory developed the rankings to help prospective franchisees identify top opportunities with strong growth potential that are also affordable investments for the average franchise buyer.

“It’s extremely gratifying to be recognized by our industry for the tremendous growth that Kiddie Academy has been experiencing over the past several years,” said Greg White, vice president of franchise development.

The Fastest Growing category spotlights brands experiencing rapid expansion coming into the new year. “For 2018, in addition to their track record for building a solid customer base and gaining the trust of investors, the opportunities were selected based on the number of opening and operating units the franchise has had over the past several years,” said Eric Bell, General Manager of Franchise Gator.

Founded in 1981 with a single location in Baltimore County, Kiddie Academy’s rapidly expanding family-owned business grew more than 22 percent in 2017—launching 36 new Academies and adding 20 new company hires. According to industry veteran Greg Helwig, president of Kiddie Academy, “2017 has been the largest growth year to date. Families all over the country are looking for quality childcare options that go above and beyond to engage their children mentally, physically and socially. That is the level of care we offer to our students. We look forward to our role in positively shaping the lives of children, families and communities across the nation in 2018 and beyond.”

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