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Kiddie Academy® Urges Families To Share The Joy Of Reading With Their Children As Dr. Seuss's Birthday Approaches »

February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: Kiddie Academy
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February 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // BALTIMORE, MD - Kiddie Academy® says that Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 2, 2014, is a great day for families to think about ways to give their children the gift of a lifelong love of reading.
"While learning to read is a gradual process, involving letter sounds, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension, learning to enjoy reading is something that children do best at home," said Richard Peterson, vice president of education for Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care. "When children read only in school, they may see reading only as school 'work'; but when children see their parents and siblings reading at home for entertainment or sit down with a family member to share a favorite book, they get the message that reading can be something you do for fun...

Sylvan Learning Forecasts Strategic, Sustained Growth Through Technology And Mobility »

February 21, 2014 at 5:37AM PST | Source: Sylvan Learning Center
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Supplemental Education Brand Tops 800 Locations in 2013
Baltimore (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 - Sylvan Learning, Inc. (Sylvan), the nation’s leading supplemental education and personal learning provider, continues to top the segment by exceeding 800 locations in 2013. With dozens of locations planned to open in 2014, the brand is positioned to propel itself to accelerate growth, helping more children and families reach their learning goals in 2014 and beyond.
The past year marked several milestones for the education franchise, which surpassed the 800 location mark through continued development in the U.S. and Canada and the introduction of SylvanSync™ satellite locations. In 2013, Sylvan began to see the extension of their tablet-technology satellite arm called SylvanSync™ Satellites, which topped 100 locations and continues to grow locations every month...

Rainbow Academy™ Of West Caldwell Now Seeking Students And Their Families To Complete The "Circle" »

February 20, 2014 at 10:05AM PST | Source: Rainbow Academy

New Jersey-Based Child Care Franchise Prepares to Open its First Center in Essex County in Early Spring; School is Currently Enrolling Inaugural Roster of Students Ages 6 Weeks to 10 Years
February 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // West Caldwell, NJ – Rainbow Academy Franchise Company is proud to announce that its first Essex County child care center is on schedule to open in late March-early April 2014. Founded on the same core values and "Circle of Care" principle that resonate throughout the halls in all 17 of the New Jersey-based schools, Rainbow Academy of West Caldwell is headed up by seasoned educator and Center Director Gina Mariani-Chimento. The center – located at 1104 Bloomfield Avenue in West Caldwell, across the street from Samm Sound – is owned by a local pair of dedicated parents and finance industry professionals, Mike Drake and Suzanne Orsulak-Drake...

Sylvan Learning Announces Expansion In The Philadelphia Metro Area »

February 18, 2014 at 9:39AM PST | Source: Sylvan Learning Center
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Top Education Franchise Brand Seeks Franchisees in Key Growth Market
February 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // BALTIMORE - Sylvan Learning, the personal learning pioneer for more than three million students and counting, is expanding its Pennsylvania footprint with education franchise opportunities for local entrepreneurs to own new centers in the Philadelphia metro area. The company has had decades of success serving families in the market and seeks to expand to new locations over the next two years.
Sylvan is targeting expansion in undeveloped territories in the Philadelphia metro area that are ready for their first Sylvan Learning Center. Communities across Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties are being targeted, as well as locations in Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey...

Chicagoland Mom Introducing Healthy Lunches To Local Schools »

February 18, 2014 at 9:12AM PST | Source: Wholesome Tummies
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February 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lake in the Hills, Ill. - Jennifer Bychowsky is determined to change the way Chicago kids eat – one school at a time. In January, the Lake in the Hills resident opened Wholesome Tummies, a franchise that provides healthy food options to schools and parents, at 9471 Ackman Rd. The business already has one client, Trinity Oaks Christian Academy, and Bychowsky plans to add additional Chicago-area schools for the upcoming school year.
Bychowsky opened Wholesome Tummies after 15 years as the corporate travel director for a consulting firm. Her husband and co-owner Mike owns a Young Rembrandts kids art franchise, so staying within the children's franchise industry made perfect sense, especially when combined with her passion for healthy living...

Shrewsbury Mom Introducing Healthy Lunches To Local Schools »

February 18, 2014 at 7:40AM PST | Source: Wholesome Tummies
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February 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Shrewsbury, PA - Kelly Jarvis' life completely changed when she had her son, Travor, in 2008. After a nearly 20-year career in sales and marketing, Jarvis left the corporate world behind to stay at home with her son.
"I didn't necessarily always plan on being a stay-at-home mom, but after becoming a mother, I realized my past career wasn't a good fit for the work-life balance my family needed," Jarvis said.
Now 37, Jarvis is about to embark on her newest venture. She is launching Pennsylvania's first Wholesome Tummies, a national franchise offering schools access to the freshest, highest quality foods available through school lunch, school catering, and healthy vending programs, helping fight childhood obesity...

Sylvan Learning Announces Expansion In Washington, D.C. Metro Area »

February 18, 2014 at 7:36AM PST | Source: Sylvan Learning Center
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Top Education Franchise Brand Seeks Franchisees in Key Growth Market
WASHINGTON - Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sylvan Learning, the personal learning pioneer for more than three million students and counting, is expanding its Washington, D.C. footprint with education franchise opportunities for local entrepreneurs to own new centers in the metro area. The company has had decades of success serving families in the market and seeks to expand to new locations over the next two years.
Sylvan is targeting expansion in 11 undeveloped territories in the D.C. metro area that are ready for their first Sylvan Learning Center. Communities such as Northwest D.C., Southeast D.C., Bethesda, Silver Spring, District Heights and Landham, Md., will be considered, as well as Alexandria, Woodbridge, Bristol, Burke and Manassas, Va...

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...



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