Kiddie Academy® Named Among the Fastest Growing Child Education Franchises for 2018
National trade outlet Franchise Times acknowledges Kiddie Academy for largest year-over-year jump in ranking among the top four child care brands.
ABINGDON, Md. - Oct. 17, 2018 // PRNewswire // - Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of educational child care, was recently ranked 222nd on the Franchise Times' annual Top 200+ list, an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States by global systemwide sales. Up 21 spots from last year, the Franchise Times Top 200+ is based on the previous year's performance and largely based on percentage change in franchise sales growth, validating Kiddie Academy's status as a leader in the franchising and the educational child care industries. Furthermore, Kiddie Academy was also acknowledged for having the largest year-over-year jump in ranking among the top four child care brands.
"It is a privilege to be recognized by Franchise Times for our growth as a franchisor in educational child care. This has been another strong year for our brand and we expect the momentum to continue," said Kiddie Academy President Greg Helwig. "We're continuing to expand, with 40 new academies set to open in the next year, which will bring us to more than 250 owned and operated franchises across our network."
The childhood learning category boasted strong numbers with $3.3b in total sales, up 9.2 percent from 2017. Among child care brands posting sales gains of more than 10 percent, Kiddie Academy leads the way with a 23.7 percent increase in system-wide sales.
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and currently has 212 academies operating in 29 states, including the District of Columbia. The Greater Baltimore-area company was also recently ranked 28th in the Baltimore Business Journal's Fast 50 awards for 2018. 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.
About Kiddie Academy®
Since its inception, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in educational 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 life. Kiddie Academy has received corporate accreditation from the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit kiddieacademy.com or find Kiddie Academy on Facebook at Facebook.com/KiddieAcademy.
About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland, and operates over 210 Academies in 29 states, plus the District of Columbia. With more than 40 new Academies projected to open within the next year, Kiddie Academy's network will grow to more than 250 open and operating locations in 2019. For more information, visit kiddieacademyfranchising.com.
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