Kiddie Academy® Named Among Best Franchises in the World for 2018

Educational Child Care Leader Climbs Entrepreneur's Annual Global Franchise Ranking

ABINGDON, Md. - Feb. 20, 2018 // PRNewswire // - Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational childcare programs, today announced the company was recently named among the top 100 franchises in the world by Entrepreneur's 2018 Franchise 500 Ranking, an annual ranking of the 500 best franchise systems across the globe, and also among the country's 150 fastest growing franchises in 2018.

In the Franchise 500 Ranking, which assesses several factors including costs, support, size, growth, brand strength and financial stability, Kiddie Academy was named No. 73, climbing up the list significantly since last year's position at No. 114. In the last 12 months, Kiddie Academy has seen a 22.2 percent growth, opened its 200th franchise location and bolstered its team with 14 new hires. To continue the momentum, the education childcare leader is expected to open 40 additional new franchised locations across the U.S., including new markets Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota and Louisiana, by the end of 2018.

"2017 represented our greatest growth year to date, and we are honored Entrepreneur has acknowledged our success by ranking Kiddie Academy higher than ever before among the top franchises worldwide," said Greg Helwig, president of Kiddie Academy. "This prestigious recognition further validates the team we've assembled, which is best in class and instrumental to our success. We look forward to continued company growth in 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 kiddieacademy.com, and to learn more about franchising opportunities with the organization, visit kiddieacademyfranchising.com.

About Kiddie Academy®

Since 1981, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in education-based childcare. 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 kiddieacademy.com.

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising

Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and operates 200 academies in 26 states, including the District of Columbia. With more academies expected to open in 2018, Kiddie Academy's network will grow to more than 240 open and operating locations. For more information, visit kiddieacademyfranchise.com.

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