October 24, 2017 // Franchising.com // ABINGDON, MD - Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care programs, today announced it has been named the fastest growing childhood learning franchise in 2017 by the Franchise Times Top 200+, an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global system wide sales, based on the previous year’s performance.
In the past year, the industry has seen an increasing need for childcare, with sales up 9.3 percent category-wide. More than ever, parents are demanding that this care include an education component, and Kiddie Academy is delivering on that in spades. Its education-based childcare programs, coupled with innovative technology such as live streaming videos for parents, have attributed to Kiddie Academy’s 22.2 percent growth in the last year.
“With thousands of childcare options available nationwide, we are honored to be acknowledged as the leading childhood learning franchise in terms of system wide growth by Franchise Times Top 200+ this year,” said Greg Helwig, president of Kiddie Academy. “We look forward to expanding on this growth through the remainder of the year, with 240 locations expected to be open and operating by the end of 2018.”
Founded in 1981, Kiddie Academy provides education-based childcare for families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, before- and after-school care, and summer camp programs. Its proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum supports programs, methods, activities and techniques to help prepare children for life.
For more information on Kiddie Academy, please visit www.kiddieacademy.com, and to learn more about franchising opportunities with the organization, visit www.kiddieacademyfranchising.com.
Since 1981, 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, kindergarten, 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 childcare. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademy.com.
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has 200 open academies located in 27 states, including the District of Columbia. With 40 more Academies expected to open in 2018, Kiddie Academy’s network will grow to more than 240 open and operating locations next year. For more information, visit www.kiddieacademyfranchise.com.
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