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Sky Zone Peoria Partners With Hopekids To Host Charity Event For Children With Life-Threatening Illnesses »

May 22, 2015 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

World’s First Trampoline Park Gives Kids Hope with a Morning Full of Fun
May 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // PEORIA, Ariz. - Sky Zone Peoria is hosting a charity event that will give children suffering from severe illnesses a chance to defy gravity and have some fun. The world’s first trampoline park will plan the fun-filled morning with help from HopeKids, an organization whose goal is to restore hope and transform the lives of children with serious medical conditions.
Sky Zone Peoria will open its doors to 150 children from HopeKids on Saturday May 30th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Children attending the event will be able to fly high and jump for free before the park’s doors open to the public. The kids will have full access to the facility and will be able to bounce on the Open Jump Court, play on the Ultimate Dodgeball courts, and flip into the giant Foam Pit that’s filled with 10,000 foam cubes...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Welcomes Gaithersburg Residents To The Ultimate 3-D Play Experience »

May 22, 2015 at 7:14AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Trampoline Park Opens Its New Location For High-Flying, Active Fun
May 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park has opened in Gaithersburg to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world’s first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Residents are welcome to hop into Sky Zone Gaithersburg to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls!
Sky Zone’s all-walled trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes. The innovative trampoline park offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy including Open Jump, allowing guests to leap, bound and soar and Ultimate Dodgeball, a friendly and healthy dodgeball competition...

Kinderdance Expands In Florida »

May 22, 2015 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education To Young Children Worldwide
May 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance® International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, continues to prove that movement programs standout as a highly popular children’s franchise. Kinderdance® International continues to expand in Florida with awarding two Bronze level franchises.
On the west coast of Florida, our new franchisee Shelly Schmidt will be bringing the Kinderdance® programs to the children of Pasco County. Shelly has owned and operated her own business, acted as the finance director for a media company, and as the administrator for a preschool...

Build-A-Bear Debuts Customizable Minions Collection »

May 22, 2015 at 5:39AM PDT | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

Exclusive, Make-Your-Own Plush Based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions, in Theaters July 10, 2015
ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 22, 2015 - Build-A-Bear (NYSE: BBW), an interactive entertainment retailer of customized stuffed animals, announced today that the company will produce a line of exclusive, make-your-own plush based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions, in theaters July 10, 2015. The collection will feature Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob and will be added to Build-A-Bear’s summer season lineup, available in stores nationwide on May 22, 2015.
The Build-A-Bear Minions collection, available online and in stores, will include a variety of costume options, including the Minions’ signature denim overalls and rubber boots, along with three era costumes as featured in the film...

Premier Preschools Nationwide Complete First Year Of Child Sponsorship Initiative »

May 22, 2015 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Primrose Schools

Primrose Schools® program brightens future for children, nurtures generosity in students.
ATLANTA - May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Preschoolers across the country are making a difference in the lives of children in rural communities of high need through a partnership between Primrose Schools, a high-quality early education and care provider with more than 300 schools coast-to-coast, and international nonprofit Save the Children®. For the past year, Primrose schools have been participating in Save the Children's U.S. Child Sponsorship Program, sponsoring more than 290 children and supporting better access to basic education, early child care and school nutrition in some of the country's most underserved communities.
Each participating Primrose school devotes classroom time to teach students about their sponsored "Primrose Pal" through discussions, letter writing, art projects and other activities...

Creative Learning Corporation Reports Financial Results For The Second Quarter Of Fiscal 2015 »

May 21, 2015 at 11:25AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

Royalty Fees Increased 68.1% to $0.7 Million
Shareholder’s Equity Increased by $0.4 Million to $3.7 Million
Profitable for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island® and Sew Fun Studios™, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, today announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ending March 31, 2015.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning, commented, “We are pleased to see our high margin, recurring royalties continue to grow rapidly, increasing 68.1% to $0.7 Million versus $0.4 Million for the second quarters of fiscal 2015 and 2014, respectively...

Kumon Ranked “Best Of The Best” By Entrepreneur Magazine »

May 21, 2015 at 6:19AM PDT | Source: Kumon Math & Reading Centers

World’s Largest Education Franchise Takes the Lead in Tutoring Category for 17th Year
TEANECK, N.J. - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In an ever-growing market of after-school learning programs, Kumon continues to lead the industry. As the world’s largest education franchisor, Kumon recently joined a select group of franchises highlighted as the 2015 “Best of the Best” in their industry categories by Entrepreneur Magazine. Among the 101 companies featured, Kumon is one of the 10 largest based on number of franchise units worldwide. With more than 25,000 global units, Kumon ranks third largest on the list.
“As a result of our continued growth, the number of business-minded individuals interested in becoming Kumon franchisees is steadily increasing,” said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America...

British Swim School Seeks Swim Instructors And Customer Care Specialists »

May 21, 2015 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Teach Swimming Lessons Today; Own a Successful Business in the Future. British Swim School (BSS) is actively seeking new employees for swim schools across eight states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit http://britishswimschool.com/careers/ to learn more and apply.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 - British Swim School (BSS) is actively seeking new employees for swim schools across eight states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit http://britishswimschool.com/careers/ to learn more and apply.
“The time is now to fill positions for this summer’s high volume, but our employee relationships don’t all end on Labor Day,” said Rita Goldberg, founder and CEO of British Swim School...

Gap Inc. Announces Second Quarter Dividend »

May 21, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

SAN FRANCISCO - May 20, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized a quarterly dividend of $0.23 per share payable on or after July 29, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 8, 2015.
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2014 net sales were $16.4 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,300 company-operated stores, over 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www...

The Goddard School’s Dynamic Learning Through Play Curriculum Comes To Stapleton, CO »

May 20, 2015 at 8:36AM PDT | Source: The Goddard School

Premier Preschool Now Open For Enrollment To The City Community
May 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // STAPLETON, CO. - Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School® preschool system, announces its newest school is open for enrollment in Stapleton, CO. Located at 4901 N. Wabash St., Denver, CO 80238, the new school is owned and operated by franchisees Lance and Michele Shimomura.
Prior to becoming a Goddard School franchisee, Lance previously worked in the banking industry. He discovered the top quality childcare and education programs The Goddard School had to offer and promptly enrolled his son. Lance is dedicated to providing the same quality education his son received to the families in his own community...

America's Music School Takes The Stage For Battle Of The Bands XV »

May 20, 2015 at 7:36AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

Bach to Rock announces Semi-Annual Student Music Showcase 
BETHESDA, Md. - May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Back by popular demand, Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today that Battle of the Bands XV will electrify audiences in the D.C. metro area next month with performances by over 350 local students. An annual tradition for elementary, middle and high school kids enrolled in Bach to Rock's Jam Band program, Battle of the Bands will take place on June 7, 14, and 16 at The Fillmore Silver Spring and on June 13 at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda.
"It is with pride and excitement that we share this annual tradition with the community, which gives our band students the opportunity to express their creativity and incredible talent," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock...

Saving The Orangutan, One Video At A Time »

May 20, 2015 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: Helen Doron Group, The

Helen Doron Educational Group’s “Hello My World!” initiative donates one euro per video uploaded by children throughout the world. The campaign focuses on supporting the protection, conservation, and understanding about orangutans and their natural habitat, as well as caring for orphaned orangutans and helping them make the transition back into the rainforest.
London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) May 20, 2015 - “Hello My World!” is an international social and educational campaign initiated by the Helen Doron Educational Group to mark the 30th anniversary of Helen Doron English. To date, almost 2,000 video clips from children in 27 countries have been submitted. Each child explains, in English why it is important to help save the orangutan and protect the rainforests...

Young Chefs Academy Reveals Carefully Crafted Recipe For National Franchise Expansion »

May 19, 2015 at 12:18PM PDT | Source: Young Chefs Academy

Nationally-Acclaimed Kids Cooking Schools Blend Education, Entertainment and Endless Discovery
May 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas - Young Chefs Academy is changing the face of America’s foodie frenzy.
The country’s leading kids cooking school, which has captivated the creativity of children across U.S. communities for more than a decade, announced today a strategic national growth strategy. Answering the unmistakable call among parents and their kids for more time together in the kitchen, the bold plan pinpoints neighborhoods coast to coast for new Young Chefs Academy locations.
“We’ve wanted to time this announcement for just the right moment, and it has arrived. The next star chef may very well be your own child or grandchild,” said Julie Burleson, the founder and CEO of Young Chefs Academy, whose son’s eager entrance into the family kitchen back in 2003 inspired a dramatic ‘aha’ moment that led to the creation of the business...

Bach To Rock Signs Six-School Franchise Agreement To Expand Across The Mid-Atlantic »

May 19, 2015 at 8:19AM PDT | Source: Bach to Rock

America's Music School to Bring Quality Music Education to Virginia and North Carolina
May 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // BETHESDA, Md. - Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today it signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with new franchise group, Game 7 Ventures, LLC, to develop six schools in Virginia and North Carolina. The group is targeting locations in Richmond, Fairfax and Charlottesville, Va., as well as Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. Their first school is planned to open in early 2016.
"We've had tremendous success in Virginia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and California and look forward to continuing our expansion across the Mid-Atlantic, into states such as North Carolina, which Forbes recently ranked as the third best state for businesses," said Brian Gross, president of Bach to Rock...

Sky Zone To Hire 120 Energetic People In Tampa »

May 18, 2015 at 8:56AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Sky Zone Tampa Set To Open Trampoline Park in the Neighborhood
TAMPA, Fla. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, is now hiring more than 120 employees for its new park in Tampa, FL. Set to open in late June, Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Tampa residents and visitors the ultimate 3-D play experience.
The all-walled trampoline courts are designed for optimal air time with popular activities such as Open Jump, offering a court of connecting trampolines where the sky is the limit, Ultimate Dodgeball, for a fresh new take on that favorite childhood pastime, Sky Slam, which gives everyone the opportunity to slam dunk a basketball and SkyRobics, an innovative fitness class that burns up to 1,000 calories in one hour...

Gap Inc. To Webcast Annual Meeting Of Shareholders On May 19, 2015 »

May 18, 2015 at 4:57AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

SAN FRANCISCO - May 15, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) will provide a live audio webcast of the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on May 19, 2015. To register for the webcast on May 19, please visit www.gapinc.com (follow the Investors, Financial News and Events, Webcasts links). A replay of the presentation will be available through www.gapinc.com.
The webcast will provide the audio portion of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders only and does not constitute attendance. In order to vote at the Annual Meeting, shareholders must either authorize a valid proxy or attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person.
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands...

Zaniac Franchise Taps Into STEM Education, Prepares Kids For 21st Century Jobs »

May 18, 2015 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: Zaniac

New After-School Enrichment Concept Aims to Dramatically Improve Lives of K-8 Students, Parents Nationwide
May 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // Salt Lake City, UT - Imagine a world where children beg their parents to learn math and science, and actually kick and scream when it’s time to leave class. This world exists at Zaniac, a national franchise where learning feels like play with programs such as Zaniac Robotics: LEGO®, Game-Based Learning: Minecraft™, 3D Printing and Computer Programming.
The United States is currently ranked 52nd in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, according to The World Economic Forum. Recognizing that the gap in public school STEM curricula is a major contributor to that ranking, Zaniac’s mission is to provide programs that will prepare today’s kids for future jobs...

May Is National Water Safety Month »

May 15, 2015 at 10:32AM PDT | Source: British Swim School

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2015 - May is National Water Safety Month and today is International Water Safety Day. British Swim School (BSS; http://www.britishswimschool.com) is committed to using this platform to help families avoid water tragedies. According to the CDC, approximately ten people die from unintentional drowning every single day in the United States. Of these drownings, two are aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S.
“Kids' swimming lessons are a fun rite of passage, but they are also classes of survival techniques,” said Rita Goldberg, founder and CEO of British Swim School. “It is our mission to ensure that babies, kids and adults anywhere within our reach can come learn basic water skills...

Sky Zone Fishers Announces Philanthropic Partnership With NFL Alumni Association »

May 13, 2015 at 8:43AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Trampoline Park Hosts Dodgeball Tournament To Help Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research
May 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // FISHERS, Ind. - Sky Zone Fishers has formed a new partnership with the NFL Alumni Association that will benefit the Maddy Justice Keep On Shining Fund, an organization that raises money for pediatric cancer research. The two organizations will work together in planning an Ultimate Dodgeball tournament that will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Maddy’s charity.
Members of the community are invited to register for the two-day Ultimate Dodgeball tournament on the Sky Zone Fishers trampolines on May 18th and May 20th from 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. The tournament will pit 12 eight-player teams against each other with each team captained by a former NFL player...

Gap Searches For The Next Faces Of GapKids And BabyGap »

May 13, 2015 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Gap Inc

Casting Call Returns with Public Voting Back by Popular Demand
NEW YORK - May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Is your child amazingly awesome, brave, curious, confident, carefree, eager, fearless, funny, loving, loud, proud, blunt, thoughtful, honest, modest, kind, quirky, clever and cool? Are they wonderfully-naive-yet-independent, unstoppable and perfectly imperfect kids?
Today Gap is launching Casting Call 2015, the widely popular contest that celebrates kids being kids, by inviting parents to submit photos of their children for the chance to be featured in a GapKids or babyGap marketing campaign.
This year, as part of the submission process, parents can create a playful, animated video that captures their child's unique personality and can be shared with friends and family to spread the word about the contest...



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