BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) - Kiddie Academy, an educational child care company, was recently named by Opportunity World Magazine as one of the Hottest 125 Franchises for 2012. Kiddie Academy was the only child care franchise to be included in the list.
"Being on this list is third-party validation that Kiddie Academy is a sound, prosperous business venture. We have seen tremendous growth over the years, not only as a company but within the child care industry, and expect to continue down that same path," said Greg Helwig, president and COO of Kiddie Academy.
The magazine's franchise advisory panel reviewed thousands of franchises and developed the list based on such key aspects as financial stability, company history, client satisfaction and attitude of current franchise owners. According to Opportunity World Magazine, "these franchises offer appealing qualities to new franchisees: a desire to grow their business; willingness to interview new, qualified candidates; availability of quality information to prospective franchisees; open communications and qualification procedures prior to discovery day learning and ability to help franchisee obtain financing."
Kiddie Academy, with a 30-year history in educational child care, sets itself apart with its branded, proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, which is based on four pillars of education: developmentally appropriate educational practices, character education, technology education and health and fitness. Through Life Essentials, Kiddie Academy teachers are able to support each child through critical stages of cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. The Life Essentials® curriculum is only available at Kiddie Academy locations.
For more information on Kiddie Academy, or franchising opportunities with them, please visit www.kiddieacademy.com or www.kiddieacademyfranchising.com.
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. Kiddie Academy is an official partner of the nonprofit organization, First Book, and is dedicated to supporting children's literacy. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademy.com.
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has over 100 academies located in 24 states, including two company-owned locations. Approximately 70 additional academies are in development, with 15 to 20 new locations slated to open each year. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademyfranchising.com.
Wendy Odell Magus
VP of Marketing
Kiddie Academy International, Inc.