May 22, 2013 // Franchising.com // BUFFALO, NY - Doodle Bugs! Children’s Centers, a leading early childhood education provider, announced today it is targeting Pittsburgh, Pa. for franchise expansion. Doodle Bugs! recently launched an aggressive growth strategy to enter new cities in key states such as Pennsylvania, and is actively recruiting passionate entrepreneurs to help grow the brand and bring innovative and education-based early child care to the region. Most recently, Doodle Bugs! opened its first school in the town of McCandless, Pennsylvania and plans to develop additional locations throughout Pittsburgh.
Doodle Bugs! executive team will be in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. to host a complimentary Franchise Seminar at its school located at 8900 Duncan Avenue to share the benefits of opening a child care franchise. To register for the event, please visit http://www.doodlebugsfranchise.com/franchise-seminar.php.
“Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities are in need of high-quality early education programs that can make a critical difference in a child’s development inside and outside the classroom,” said Anthony Insinna, CEO of Doodle Bugs! “Our strong unit economics, training and support make Doodle Bugs! one of the best franchise opportunities in the child care category, and we are looking for dedicated owner/operators to join our loyal team and help us grow regionally.”
Founded more than 20 years ago by siblings Anthony, Clarine and Anna Insinna, Doodle Bugs! has remained family-owned and operated since its first center opened with 24 students. Today, the company is the official child care provider of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, operates more than 10 corporate and franchised locations from Upstate New York to Pennsylvania, and has expanded its ‘Doodle Community’ to more than 2,000 families.
Over the next several years, Doodle Bugs! is seeking to expand its presence across the country. To fuel this growth, the company is looking for specific franchises candidates who have the ability and the desire to learn and follow a system that builds a community of happy children, happy parents and happy teachers. Unlike typical early child care, Doodle Bugs! is education-based and teaches students through its innovative and proprietary BRAVO! Early Childhood Curriculum®, which is focused on building the foundation of a child’s cognitive, social, physical and creative development.
By combining state-of-the-art facilities that feature its pioneering curriculum, a two-story Doodleville indoor play village, spacious classrooms, huge outdoor playgrounds, biometric security systems and WatchMeGrow Internet-access, Doodle Bugs! is now meeting the growing demand for quality early education and child care across the East Coast. Childhood education experience is not required, but to meet certain state licensing regulations, franchisees will need to hire a qualified Center Director to oversee the educational component of operations. Candidates are required to demonstrate a minimum net worth of $800,000 and liquid assets of $200,000.
For more information on franching opportunities with Doodle Bugs!, please contact Russ Gugino at russ(dot)gugino(at)doodlebugs(dot)com or 866.668.5111 ext. 107.
Since 1992, Doodle Bugs! has been building a community of happy children, happy parents, and happy teachers while being recognized as the leading child care and early education program in the Buffalo and Rochester communities. Doodle Bugs! provides high-quality child care and preschool programs that are second to none and exceed families’ expectations for nurturing child care, early learning, safety, and convenience. For more information, visit http://www.doodlebugs.com.
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