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Creative Learning Corporation Announces Record First Quarter Performance »

February 18, 2014 at 6:45AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
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AUGUSTINE, Fla. - February 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce its record earnings for the quarter ending December 31, 2013. The Company generated revenues of $1,873,476, more than double that of last years’ first quarter with a pre-tax profit of $474,021 and net income of $296,815 or $.03/share. CEO Brian Pappas attributes Creative Learning’s stellar quarterly performance to a substantial increase in interest from franchise seekers as a result of increased marketing expenditures, recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Children’s Enrichment Franchise in the country, strong performance of the Company’s franchisees, increasing demand for Bricks 4 Kidz®, internationally (now in 22 countries), and increasing franchise sales from Challenge Island®...

French Native And Local Teacher To Introduce Healthy Lunches To South Broward Schools »

February 18, 2014 at 5:30AM PST | Source: Wholesome Tummies
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February 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // South Broward, FL -  Wholesome Tummies, the first and only kids’ food franchise in the U.S., is expanding from its Orlando headquarters and will begin serving South Broward County schools in the fall.
Blandine Posiadala is the entrepreneur behind the South Broward operation. Armed with an MBA in international business, Posiadala moved to the U.S. six years ago from her native France and began working for a large consumer packaged goods company where she specialized in marketing for the Latin American and Caribbean markets.
After meeting and marrying her husband, David, Posiadala decided to make a career change and a year ago she began teaching French at a charter school in Miami-Dade County, where the couple lives...

Houston Family Introduces Healthy Lunch Program To Local Schools »

February 18, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: Wholesome Tummies
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February 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Houston, Texas - Looking to make an impact on the growing childhood obesity epidemic in Houston and beyond, local resident Michael Alba and his family debuted Wholesome Tummies – the first and only kids' food franchise in the U.S. – August 2013. Wholesome Tummies' mission is to make fresh, nutritious and exciting foods available to every child, everywhere, by introducing a Healthy School Solution to local schools.
As a clinical nurse at a leading national cancer center and an ICU nurse at a major hospital in the Texas Medical Center for the past 12 years, Alba has seen the dire consequences of unhealthy eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle in his patients. His experience has led to a desire to start a health revolution targeted at local kids...

Local Mother To Introduce Healthy Options For School Meals In Boise »

February 18, 2014 at 4:15AM PST | Source: Wholesome Tummies
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Launching in January, Wholesome Tummies Will Bring Convenient Nutrition to Schools
February 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // BOISE, IDAHO - Two and a half years ago, Valerie Ellis took her personal passion for nutrition to the community. She began conducting raw food workshops at natural grocery stores to educate her neighbors on a healthier lifestyle through raw eating.
"I've always been an advocate for nutrition and eating healthy options," said Ellis, a 54-year-old Meridian resident. "But a few years ago, my doctor discovered a spike in my liver enzymes and I knew I had to make some changes in my life."
Ellis' biggest lifestyle change was switching to raw foods. After she saw a difference in herself, she began hosting community events to educate others on the benefits of fresh foods and a raw diet...

Local Father Introduces Healthy Lunches To Minneapolis Schools »

February 18, 2014 at 4:08AM PST | Source: Wholesome Tummies
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February 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis, Minn. - Wholesome Tummies Café, the first and only kids’ food franchise in the U.S., recently made its debut in Minneapolis under the leadership of local franchise owner Excelsior resident Bill Stelle. Locally, WT Café offers a healthy school lunch program for children in preschool through 8th grades.
After 20 years in sales, business development and marketing, Stelle believes his recent career change has come at a perfect time. It’s an opportunity that will positively impact not only his life, but also the families in his community.
"As a society, we are just beginning to explore the relationship between healthy eating, energy, focus and learning – it’s exciting to be on the cutting-edge of that and to partner with forward-thinking schools and their families...

Best In Class Education Center Celebrates Strong Growth In 2013; Added 8 Units Last Year »

February 12, 2014 at 10:50AM PST | Source: Best in Class

Growing Education Franchise Continues Expanding Footprint; Sets Record Growth Goals for 2014
Seattle (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 - Best in Class Education Center (Best in Class), a supplemental education franchise, has proven once again that it sets the standard for success and achievement. Best in Class wrapped up 2013 with consistent growth in both existing and previously untapped markets, attaining a total of eight openings in 2013. With two additional locations currently in development, the brand is positioned to double last year's growth figures in 2014.
"I'm very pleased to report a strong finish to an amazing 2013 and am excited to assist a greater number of students than ever before," said Hao Lam, CEO and Chairman of Best in Class...

Primrose Schools® Reports Record 2013 System Revenue As It Expands Coast-to-Coast With First Primrose California Preschool »

February 11, 2014 at 10:17AM PST | Source: Primrose Schools

Nation's Leader in Educational Child Care® On Track to Open 500th School by 2020
PLEASANTON, Calif. - Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - On the heels of reaching unprecedented system revenue in its 32-year history, Atlanta-based Primrose Schools®, the Leader in Educational Child Care®, recently expanded its footprint coast-to-coast with the opening of its first California preschool in Pleasanton.
With more than 275 independently owned and operated schools now in 19 states, Primrose is on pace to open its 300th school in 2014 and its 500th school by 2020.
"The demand for high-quality, educational child care has never been higher in this country," said Jo Kirchner, President and CEO of Primrose Schools. "And Primrose – along with committed and passionate parents and Franchise Owners with diverse professional backgrounds – will continue to meet that demand from California to Connecticut, from coast to coast...

Kiddie Academy® Adds Two Members To Franchise Development Team »

February 10, 2014 at 12:01PM PST | Source: Kiddie Academy
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February 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // 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...

Athena Learning Centers Focuses On Expansion Of Their Tutoring Centers Through Franchising »

February 10, 2014 at 11:13AM PST | Source: Athena Learning Centers

Athena's Franchise Development Department Plans to Bring 20 locations to the NY/NJ/TX/PA in 2014
Princeton, NJ (I-Newswire) February 4, 2014 - Athena Learning Centers of Princeton, New Jersey, launched franchising operations in July 2012. With five locations and many more in development for 2014, Athena offers the industry's most innovative after-school tutoring solutions for K-12 students. Athena Learning Centers is proud to offer the Athena Advantage? Common Core aligned instructional programs in each of its franchised locations. These Common Core aligned assessments and curriculum are thoughtfully crafted over many years using a rigorous development process. Independent research and extensive field testing have shown the programs to be effective in a wide range of settings...

Kinderdance® Announces Expansion »

February 10, 2014 at 9:13AM PST | Source: Kinderdance
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US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education to Young Children Worldwide
February 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc. has been steadily expanding since its founding in 1979. Since then they have taught hundreds of thousands of children - and NOW announces USA expansion to Franchisee Heather Schweich of Florida and Franchisee Gunesha Kaur Dhatt of India. Kinderdance International continues to build brand success and steadily grows throughout the United States and the rest of the world.
All Kinderdance franchisees have successfully completed their Kinderdance training program and are currently teaching Kinderdance to young children in their communities.
"It's wonderful to be expanding Kinderdance worldwide and across the United States...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces 484th Franchise Awarded »

February 10, 2014 at 5:09AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
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February 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, is pleased to announce it awarded its 484th franchise, located in Bielsko-Biala, Poland (the second franchise in Poland) on January 24th. This achievement includes 467 Bricks 4 Kidz® franchises and 17 Challenge Island® franchises. The Company awarded 38 franchises, in aggregate, in December ’13 and January ’14. Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning Corporation stated, "December and January were both record-breaking months for us, far exceeding December ’12 and January ’13...

Huntington Learning Center Share Five Signs Your Child Needs Tutoring »

January 28, 2014 at 5:29AM PST | Source: Huntington Learning Centers

ORADELL, NJ - (Marketwired - Jan 27, 2014) - It's easy to tell that a child needs tutoring when he or she continues to receive one poor report card after the next, but there are a number of other less obvious signs that parents shouldn't ignore. The tutoring experts at Huntington Learning Center say that parents can look for clues in a number of places. "Stressful study sessions and bad grades are the tangible evidence of a child's school struggles, but there are several other indicators to watch for," says Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. "The sooner you recognize school problems, the faster you can help your child overcome any issues and boost his or her confidence."
Huntington shares these five warning signs that your child may need tutoring help -- and questions to answer about your child's behavior:

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School Of Rock Ranked In Entrepreneur's Prestigious 35th Annual Franchise 500 »

January 23, 2014 at 8:30AM PST | Source: School of Rock

Leader in Performance-Based Music Education Recognized among the Franchise Elite 
BURR BRIDGE, IL - January 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ - School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine's 2013 Franchise 500 for the fourth straight year. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500 places School of Rock at No. 216 for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size.
"School of Rock is the leading worldwide brand for performance-based music education and we are generating excitement in every community in which we operate," said Chris Catalano, CEO of School of Rock...

Kids 'R' Kids® Learning Academies Sing The Praises Of Sunshine On A Ranney Day »

January 21, 2014 at 9:01AM PST | Source: Kids 'R' Kids

Nationally Accredited Early Education Franchise Shows Support for Local Non-Profit Organization with Donation Check for $50,000 from its Corporate Office and Franchisees
January 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Atlanta – In an unexpected twist during the 2013 Georgia Child Care Association (GCCA) Annual Membership Meeting, nationally accredited early education franchise – Kids 'R' Kids® Learning Academies – spread a little sunshine of its own to a worthy local non-profit. In addition to the board of directors and members of the Georgia Child Care Association, in attendance at the December 5 meeting were Tripp Halstead, his family and Valerie Alino of Sunshine on a Ranney Day.
Three-year-old Tripp Halstead was first thrust into the public spotlight after being struck by a fallen limb on a playground in October 2012...

Kinderdance® Franchisee Helps Support NYC ASD Nest Program »

January 21, 2014 at 7:50AM PST | Source: Kinderdance
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Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education to Young Children Worldwide
January 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Melbourne FL - Staten Island area Kinderdance franchisee, Doris Velez, is working with NYC Department of Education ASD Nest Program. The ASD Nest Program helps higher functioning children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to improve their academic, social, and behavior functions in school and in their communities. Doris teaches these children the basics of ballet and tap, enhancing their motor development, and communication skills. Being part of the ASD NEST Program takes on a very personal meaning for Kinderdance franchisee Doris Velez. She and her family know all too well the challenges that families face when they receive the news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder...

Bach To Rock To Open First West Coast School In Folsom, Calif. »

January 21, 2014 at 6:28AM PST | Source: Bach to Rock
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America's Music School to Offer Individual Lessons, Rock Bands, Early Childhood Programs and Summer Camps
BETHESDA, Md. - Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Bach to Rock (B2R), America's music school for students of all ages, announced today its first West Coast school will open in Folsom, Calif., in Summer 2014. Located at 82 Clarksville Road, the new location will offer a variety of programs for both children and adults, including individual lessons, group classes such as Rock Band, early childhood programs for children as young as six months old, and summer camps. To date, Bach to Rock has eight schools open and eight franchised locations in development across the U.S.
"Opening the first Bach to Rock on the West Coast is a major milestone for the brand...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Conference Call For Fiscal Year 2013 »

January 17, 2014 at 7:09AM PST | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - January 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN) owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, and Challenge Island®, the highly-popular children’s education and enrichment programs, will host a conference call today at 1:00 p.m. EST to discuss financial results of its fiscal year ended September 30, 2013. Those wishing to attend the conference should call 213-416-1560 several minutes prior to 1:00 p.m. The access code is 5833282. Questions pertaining to the Company’s 10-k or other questions relating to the conference call can be submitted to Brian Pappas at bpappas@creativelearningcorp.com prior to and during the call.
About Creative Learning Corporation
Creative Learning Corporation, operating under the trade names of Bricks 4 Kidz® and Challenge Island®, offers educational and enrichment programs to children ages 3-12+...

Challenge Island® Signs A Franchise Development Agreement In The Philippines »

January 17, 2014 at 6:30AM PST | Source: Challenge Island
Challenge Island Opportunities Available

The global expansion of Challenge Island ®, into the Philippines, firmly places Creative Learning Corporation on the map, now offering children’s enrichment programs in 22 countries, worldwide.
St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTCBB:CLCN), owner and developer of Challenge Island® and Bricks 4 Kidz®, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, is thrilled to announce that Challenge Island ® has finalized the first area-developer franchise purchase in Manila.
"We are truly excited to be working with the new owners in the Philippines. Chesca & Icel are intelligent, creative, incredibly empowered women on the cusp of introducing Challenge Island ® to the local children, who will enjoy the benefits for a lifetime," said Jeff Pappas, Managing Director...

ALOHA Mind Math Offers Child Focused Franchise Business Opportunities »

January 16, 2014 at 5:49AM PST | Source: Aloha USA

ALOHA Mind Math seeking owners who want to start a child focused franchise business.
Edison, NJ (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 - http://www.alohamindmath.com ALOHA Mind Math is expanding beyond their current 150 locations across 18 states and is offering a child focused franchise business opportunity in the United States to those interested in helping children succeed in school and be the best they can be. The overall goal of ALOHA Mind Math centers are to help children excel beyond the required reading, writing, and math competencies and achieve greatness.
Parents are always on the lookout for a good quality education for their children. Globally, education in terms of math and reading is very low. The reason is that children find these subjects difficult and hence do not pursue further...

Kinderdance® Celebrates 35 Years »

January 16, 2014 at 3:40AM PST | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization brings movement education to young children in across the USA
Melbourne, FL - Thirty five years ago Kinderdance® International Inc was founded in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1985, the first Kinderdance franchise was opened in Houston, Texas.
Why Kinderdance®? Kinderdance® was born out of the idea to reach out to as many young children as possible and involve them in a dance and gross motor development program blended with academics. The Kinderdance programs were designed to prepare children to enter the mainstream educational system both physically, mentally, emotionally and cognitively.
"Our goal is to reach out to as many children as possible across the US, Canada and the World to prepare their minds and bodies for future athletic and academic pursuits...



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