Kiddie Academy® Adds Two Members to Franchise Development Team

February 10, 2014 // // ABINGDON, MD – Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, a leader in educational child care, today announced the hire of two new Franchise Development Directors. Robert J. Cantrell and Broc Silberzahn work with entrepreneurs interested in opening their own childcare business.

Their duties include identifying potential candidates and introducing the comprehensive support and tools that Kiddie Academy provides its nationwide network of franchisees.

"We're pleased to have two seasoned professionals join our franchise development team," states Sue Hilger, Kiddie Academy's Vice President of Franchise Development. "Kiddie Academy's franchise opportunities meet the needs of career-oriented individuals who are also interested in the flexibility, freedom and financial rewards that self-employment affords. Robert and Broc have the experience and talent to help Kiddie Academy to achieve our goal of having 200 Academies by 2018."

Robert J. Cantrell previously served as Area Sales Manager - Mid Atlantic Region for Herff Jones Inc., of Indianapolis, Indiana. He also held several sales positions with State Industrial Products of Cleveland, Ohio. Cantrell earned a Bachelor of Arts, English from George Mason University and is a Master of Business Administration candidate at the University of Baltimore. He lives in Bel Air, Maryland with his family.

Maryland native Broc Silberzahn previously worked as Director of Customer Support for EZ Shield Identity Protection of Baltimore, Maryland and Director of Franchise Development for Sylvan Learning, also in Baltimore. Silberzahn holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He lives in Towson, Maryland with his family.

About Kiddie Academy®

For more than 30 years, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for school and for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising

Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, LLC. is based in Maryland and has over 115 academies located in 22 states, including two company-owned locations. Approximately 50 additional academies are in development, with 15 to 20 new locations slated to open each year. Kiddie Academy intends to reach 200 Academies by 2018, with all future growth coming via franchising. For more information, visit

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Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising
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