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Children's Franchises

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Investments

$74,000 – $144,000

Franchise fee

$25,000

We celebrate creativity and turn parties into works of art. Art Truck party guests create great memories with friends, family, classmates and co- workers while also creating personal works of art to take home. Our inspiring menu of carefully curated projects offers creative experiences for all ages, while “art-tenders” make party planning and management a breeze.
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Investments

$17,950 – $46,100

Franchise fee

$15,000

Franchisees offer Kinderdance’s innovative “education through dance” programs to thousands of children across North America, teaching at YMCAs, churches, public and private school systems, military bases and community centers, in addition to preschools and child-care centers.
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Investments

$627,097 – $1,335,723

Franchise fee

$35,000

Funtopia® is a unique concept for active entertainment. It combines sports with fun and brings them into entertainment and shopping centers. With challenges designed for visitors of all ages, every Funtopia Adventure Park is the family spot of choice.
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Investments

$3,467,900 – $4,968,500

Franchise fee

$90,000

Kids R Kids Learning Academies is an innovator in the early childhood education industry and was the first to take a proven business model and franchise it across the country.
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  • #Preschool & Day Care
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Investments

$240,000 – $495,000

Franchise fee

$40,000-$85,000

Academy of Learning® Career College is a leader in franchised college education offering a wide range of Diploma-level and Certificate-level programs as well as skills upgrading courses.
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Investments

$121,333 – $186,600

Franchise fee

$30,000

Parents are raving about the health benefits and social interaction our program provides! Combining Fitness with Childrens Entertainment makes for one of the most exciting and unique business models in the franchise industry.
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Investments

$28,800 – $59,959

Franchise fee

$24,700

Drama Kids Int'l. has been the exclusive U.S. provider of the Helen O'Grady Children's Drama Program since 2000. Helen O'Grady is an international franchise organization which began offering programs in 1979 in Perth, Australia, and later began offering franchises in 1989. Drama Kids franchisees offer children ages 5 to 17 drama classes at schools, community centers and churches. The program runs on a 40-week school year basis, and consists of single, hour-long classes each week. Each year ends with a performance for family and friends. Classes focus on the following developmental areas: public speaking and articulation skills, leadership abilities, creativity, collaboration skills, social skills, and self-confidence and self-esteem. Drama Kids franchise owners also offer a variety of summer camps.
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Investments

$6,500

Rugbytots was established in 2006 to fill a gap in the pre-school market for rugby. Our core values are to provide highly energetic, engaging sessions for young children with an emphasis on fun.
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  • #Education Franchises
  • #Preschool & Day Care
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Investments

$45,000 – $65,000

Franchise fee

$25,000-$35,000

If you are a teacher we can transfer your teaching experience and qualifications into a rewarding and profitable business. We help you make the transition from teacher to entrepreneur seamless. You are not required to tutor students although you can if you wish. You can tap into your network of teaching colleagues and give them the opportunity to supplement their income.This opportunity allows for a comfortable lifestyle of flexibility, a good income and the ability to grow. We have a proven system and we are proud to share it with you!!!
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Investments

$120,935 – $279,900

Franchise fee

$35,000 - $45,000

San Francisco mother Joan Barnes created the Gymboree Play & Music Program in 1976 when she couldn't find a safe place for new parents and children to play and exercise together. There are now locations across the United States and throughout the world. Gymboree Play & Music centers offer different classes each week for children ranging from newborn through 4 years old. Classes are designed to stimulate the senses and encourage children's development.
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Investments

$88,410 – $180,800

Franchise fee

$25,000

Princess & Tiaras Spa Celebration is a Houston, Texas based children's party bus offering a unique spa and beauty experience.
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Investments

$2,003,467 – $2,967,667

Franchise fee

$60,000

Thrillz is a cutting-edge Family Entertainment Center that focuses on high-flying, harness-free Challenge Elements using stuntman-grade airbags. We are the world’s only completely untethered airbag park, and we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the family entertainment space. Come fly with us!
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Investments

$152,750 – $399,000

Franchise fee

$30,000

Your dream career awaits. You’ve learned about the power of MakerKids. Now it’s your turn to inspire others. MakerKids Franchise Program is a proven education and business model designed to empower kids, inspire the community and teach leading edge STEM programs.
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Investments

$190,000 – $313,000

Our unrivalled reputation is based on our strong commitment to incomparable fabrics, highest quality, great attention to detail, and exclusive patterns. The Jacadi footwear, clothing, and nursery products reflect refinement and elegance for kids from 0 to twelve years. We have a top-of-the-range positioning - Jacadi has no direct competitors in the market . It is the only brand to offer clothing and accessories for children with such good value for money.
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  • #Retail Franchises
  • #Children's Clothing Franchises
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Investments

$630,000 – $830,000

Franchise fee

$40,000

Franchisees do not need to hire outside contractors to construct their pools and facilities. Rather, KIDS FIRST Swim Schools’ affiliated construction company, KIDS FIRST Construction Company, was established to build both corporate and franchise facilities.
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Investments

$24,300 – $61,550

Franchise fee

$11,500 - $17,500

Founded in 2002, SuperTots was the first company to embrace the need for sports programming for Pre-K children. Previously, programs for this age group were simply adaptations of training exercises for older athletes on a smaller scale. The SuperTots Sports Academy is offering the opportunity to join in this growing franchise.
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Investments

$60,000 – $150,000

Afficient Academy launches the industry's first intelligent computerized programs targeting the school admission tests.
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Investments

$43,350 – $68,733

Franchise fee

$25,000

Agape works with students in public, private and test prep schools to provide public speaking and debate programs.
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Investments

$372,000 – $729,000

Franchise fee

30000-70000

As a Montessori League Academy franchisee, you will operate a lucrative child care business and help prepare children to go anywhere that their dreams, interests, and passions take them, while getting complete support from us.
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Investments

$34,350 – $109,800

Franchise fee

$35,000

Vortex Sports – educational activity based programs for children and adults, with an emphasis on after school and summer camp programs using martial arts, dance, and gymnastics.
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Investments

$150,000 – $250,000

Franchise fee

$25,000

If you believe in happy and healthy families, then a HippoHopp franchise is for you!
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Investments

$60,000 – $80,000

With over 2.5+ million children trained worldwide, our UCMAS Learning Centres serve a real need – to boost child development and brainpower in kids aged 4 to 13 by offering Mental Math and Abacus training.
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Investments

$41,000 – $137,700

Franchise fee

$25,000

The Most Affordable, Profitable, And Game-Changing Youth Sports Franchise That's Amazingly Easy To Own And Operate.
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Investments

$94,000 – $185,000

Franchise fee

$45,000

Balloon Kings® is a brick and mortar business with the benefit of online self-service sales.
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Investments

$164,000 – $307,000

Franchise fee

$40,000

Berlitz has taught language to children all over the world for over 135 years. Our curriculum meets with National Standards and our programs are aligned with both state and national guidelines. The lessons are arranged around topics and themes that appeal to children and allow for the introduction of meaningful language, vocabulary and structures.
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TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Giving kids high-quality early childhood education is very important; it sets our future. Our future is our children. And it is also a savvy investment: the industry is growing fast. 

Parents become busier at work, but also they still want to have their social life. So they need a safe place for their kids. A place where kids can have fun, socialize, and enrich their skills. 

If you are looking for a business opportunity that is not only highly profitable but also serves the community, you are in the right place. We collected 30 best childcare franchises. Nothing can compare with knowing that you make kids and their families happy.

Don't have a background in care or education? Don't worry. You can run the business part and hire an educational director for programming and teacher development.  And of course, the franchises below have decades of experience, proven curriculums, and operational systems that they will share with you.

 1. Goddard School

  • Founded: 1986
  • Franchising since:1988
  • Initial investment: $619,900 – $760,600
  • Initial franchise fee: $135,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $750,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Goddard School has 35 years of experience in this industry and over 400 locations nationwide. The company offers care and preschool programs for kids from 6 weeks to 10 years old. The franchise provides additional courses, including math, music, fitness, manners, and dance. The franchisees typically are successful entrepreneurs the experience in teaching or childcare is not required. 

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2. Primrose School

  • Founded: 1982
  • Franchising since:1988
  • Initial investment: $716,680 – $5,829,078
  • Initial franchise fee: $75,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$480,562

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

The franchise offers early-education services for children aged from 6 weeks to twelve years. The franchise's year-round program contains after-school and summer programs. The learning path for every child is individual and based on research and innovations. The franchisor has a proven business model and proprietary education approach - Balanced Learning. 

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3.  Kiddie Academy®

  • Founded: 1981
  • Franchising since:1992
  • Initial investment: $400,000 – $4,869,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $135,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $550,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $200,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Kiddie Academy’s mission is to help reveal kids the abilities by nurturing and learning in a fun way. The franchise’s programs, besides academic enrichment, help kids better socialize. The franchise facilities took care of kids of different ages: from infants (6 weeks y.o) to teenagers (12 y.o). The franchisor has comprehensive training, so no prior experience is necessary. 

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4. Kids R Kids

  • Founded: 1985
  • Franchising since:1988
  • Initial investment: $3,467,900 – $4,968,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $90,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:5.5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $750,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $400,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Kids ‘R’ Kids is an early childhood education franchise. The franchise's Learning Academies also have before/after school care and summer camps and are open during other school breaks over the year as well. The franchise's own curriculum helps learn math, science, technology, engineering, and art through play. 

The company has a strong commitment to the community by working with non-profit organizations. 

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5. Discovery Point Child Development Centers

  • Founded: 1988
  • Franchising since:1990
  • Initial investment: $363,411 – $3,406,261
  • Initial franchise fee: $75,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $500,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

The franchise was founded by the Clark family couple. Diane has decades of experience in children's education, her husband, Cliff, brought his business sensibility. In a couple years later they had two Discovery Point Child Development Centers that started the franchise, that now has approximately 50 locations. 

As a benefit for franchisees, the company has a flat franchise fee that does not depend on the percentage of total sales. 

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6. College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors

  • Founded: 2001
  • Franchising since: 2005
  • Initial investment: $151,500 – $228,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $45,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $60,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

In 2001 Joe Keeley worked as a babysitter at summer vacation and got the idea, which became the franchise College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors (CNST). The franchise provides babysitting and nannies placement services.

Most of the franchisees have at least two territories. 

The franchisor does not insist that franchisees must operate the business themself if they have an operational manager. So it is possible to keep a professional career and run the franchise at the same time. 

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7. Children's Lighthouse

  • Founded: 1996
  • Franchising since:1999
  • Initial investment: $635,500 – $4,511,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $70,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $600,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $300,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

The franchise offers daycare services for children from six weeks old. Children's Lighthouse schools focus not only on developing kids academically but help them to grow up emotionally.  

Children's Lighthouse franchise has eight corporate-owning schools, so you can be sure that the franchisor knows in detail all the challenges that franchisees can face. Comprehensive support of the franchisor helps entrepreneurs to maximize the potential of the business: nearly 30% of franchisees are multi-unit owners. 

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8. Genius Kids

  • Founded: 2001
  • Franchising since: 2011
  • Initial investment:  $239,900 – $619,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $250,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

The team of Genius Kids franchise believes that education is a lifelong journey that is more about how to think than knowing facts. The franchise schools help children to cultivate critical thinking, communication skills, and love to get new knowledge. The franchise offers curriculums for different ages: for toddlers 1-2 years old, preschools kids age 2-6, and after-school centers for ages six to twelve.

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9. Creative World School

  • Founded: 1970
  • Franchising since: 2000
  • Initial investment: $2,435,300 – $5,206,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $60,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5-7%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $400,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

The franchise is based on curiosity and ideas inspired by it. Creative World School actively involves new technologies and innovations. For example, the franchise has an app for documenting the learning journey of every child. The franchise’s schools have few age-specific playgrounds so loved by kids.

Prior experience in the industry is not required to become a franchisee.

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10. KidsPark 

  • Founded: 1988
  • Franchising since: 2003
  • Initial investment: $215,500 – $405,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $22,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $45,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

KidsPark offers daycare for kids starting from age six. Сonvenience sets this franchise apart from others. They are open every day and evening, including weekends and vacations. No reservations are needed!

This franchise is a good option even for those who have zero entrepreneurial experience. The franchisor’s training programs give all the necessary information to become a successful owner of KidsPark. 

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11. KLA Schools

  • Founded: 2007
  • Franchising since: 2009
  • Initial investment: $511,500 – $2,111,250
  • Initial franchise fee: $70,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $200,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $200,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

This is a Reggio Emilia Approach-inspired childcare franchise. The franchise’s schools have big classrooms, artistic and gardening spaces where kids can explore the world and their talents. Another essential part of the company is a collaboration between teachers, the children, and parents. 

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12. LeafSpring Schools

  • Founded: 1988
  • Franchising since:1999
  • Initial investment: $3,546,150 – $6,473,700
  • Initial franchise fee: $87,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $15,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $750,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

LeafSpring Schools offers early education childcare programs. In addition, franchise’s schools have all-inclusive support for parents: meals, on-site nursing care for mildly ill children, transportation to and from school and activities. 

The franchise has a proven business model and proprietary curriculum. The efficiency can be confirmed by the fact that none of the schools have been closed to the date. 

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13. The Learning Experience

  • Founded: 1979
  • Franchising since: 2003
  • Initial investment: $493,549 – $3,585,549
  • Initial franchise fee: $60,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $150,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

For over 30 years, the Learning Experience provides education-based childcare services. Parents so much in love with this franchise that many of them become franchisees. Two-thirds of acting franchisees open more units or refer franchises to their friends. The franchisor not just helps with finding the location. The franchisor itself negotiates the lease, builds and equips the center.

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14. Lightbridge Academy

  • Founded: 1997
  • Franchising since: 2011
  • Initial investment: $541,228 – $5,020,375
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $200,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Lightbridge Academy provides early education programs for children from six weeks to six years old, besides they have summer and after-school programs. For security, the franchise facilities have such technologies as parental internet monitoring, biometric finger scanning. 

After signing the Agreement, each franchisee will have a personal business coach for help and support, including on-site counseling.

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15. Best in Class Education Center

  • Founded: 1998
  • Franchising since:2011
  • Initial investment: $63,800 – $125,480
  • Initial franchise fee: $32,000 - $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 12%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $100,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $30,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

The company was established by Hao and Lisa Lam in 1995 in Seattle. After opening ten company-owned education centers, the company started franchising. The franchise's education centers specialize in preparation classes (Math, English SAT, ACT) for school-aged children.

Best in Class Education Center's future franchisee must be a highly motivated person who wants to develop in the education business. 

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16. All About Kids

  • Founded: 2005
  • Franchising since: 2008
  • Initial investment: $2,677,500 – $3,372,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $25,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

The franchise provides childcare services from 6 weeks to 12 y.o.

All About Kids сenters designed according to LEED standards, making them more ecological, healthier, and lowers operating costs.

The franchisor offers a turnkey approach and helps with all aspects of operating the school. Presently, the franchise expands in Midwest states and offers franchises in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. 

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17. Adventure Kids Playcare

  • Founded: 2004
  • Franchising since: 2006
  • Initial investment: $344,250 – $589,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $29,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $350,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $100,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Adventure Kids Playcare (AKP) is a daycare center for kids suitable for all ages up to twelve years old. The franchise centers also hold Birthday parties on Sunday. The franchise also has a playcare-to-go option (all toys, snacks, art included) when AKP staff provide childcare at customer’s premises.

All franchisees must operate the business themself. 

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18. Bricks 4 Kidz

  • Founded: 2008
  • Franchising since: 2009
  • Initial investment: $17,625 – $75,975
  • Initial franchise fee:  $10,000 - $50,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $50,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $30,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Kids love to play with LEGO! But LEGO also can be used for education. Surprised? Check Bricks 4 Kidz franchise that provides educational activities for children between the ages of 3 and 13. At the classes and workshops, children learn the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Bricks 4 Kidz is a mobile business and can be launched in two months. 

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19. Sunbrook Academy

  • Founded: 1984
  • Franchising since:1999
  • Initial investment: $271,200 – $2,100,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Sunbrook Academy is a preschool franchise that has programs for different ages kids from infants to school-age children. Each age group has an independent classroom to provide an age-appropriate environment for the better social, emotional, physical, and academic development of children. 

The franchisees will receive guidance on site selection and design, business operation, training personnel, and other required information. 

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20. Little Sunshine's Playhouse

  • Founded: 2002
  • Initial investment: $378,700 – $484,500 
  • Initial franchise fee: $70,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Little Sunshine's Playhouse early childhood education franchise. The franchise facilities are very distinctive: they look like fairytale castles. The franchise curriculum is based on the Reggio Emilia approach. Besides, kids have original projects each month to fully unleash the potential of the child. 

Now the franchise schools are located in 10 states. 

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21. Ivybrook Academy

  • Founded: 2007
  • Franchising since: 2016
  • Initial investment: $326,000 – $485,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $400,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Ivybrook Academy works with kids from 18-month-old to 5 years old. The idea of this franchise came to a former public school teacher who wanted more work-life balance for herself. The franchise is a half-day preschool, which means they are more focused on education than on daycare. And it is good news for franchisees: reduced working day, no lunches served, and no transportation. That makes business easier to operate and focus on education. 

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22. Growing Room

  • Founded: 1988
  • Franchising since: 2008
  • Initial investment: $490,700 – $2,199,400
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $400,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Being part of a Growing Room is an opportunity to work under a well-known brand in the childcare industry. It is also a responsibility: potential franchisees must have prior successful business experience and have skills in budget managing. 

Besides traditional services of daycare centers, the franchise involves parents and grandparents in the educational process by holding special events. They also have special evening events and babysitting during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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23. London Day School

  • Founded: 2008
  • Franchising since: 2015
  • Initial investment: $253,850 – $365,975
  • Initial franchise fee: $60,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6,5%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

The franchise is an educational academy for children ages 18 months to 6 years of age. The London Day School offers half, extended and full-day programs. The minimum requirement for a future franchisee: Bachelor's degree, five years of work experience. In addition to training and guidance, the franchisor will provide on-site assistance for the first five days. 

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 24. Sitting Made Simple

  • Founded: 2008
  • Franchising since: 2015
  • Initial investment: $48,549 – $63,149
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $50,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Sitting Made Simple (SMS) is an online service franchise that connects local families and sitters. The franchise offers last-minute babysitters, before and after school care. The franchisor will provide software, marketing and operational support. The new location can be open within 90 days.

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25. Safari Kid

  • Founded: 2005
  • Franchising since: 2011
  • Initial investment: $200,000 – $1,000,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $70,000 + 30000 (Pre-opening fees)
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $750,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

This franchise offers preschool and after-school programs for preschool-aged children. Safari Kid's curriculum was based on Reggio Emilia and Montessori methods and focused on their abilities and skill sets, not only on the child's age. The candidate's prior experience in the education industry, leadership, or Sales and Marketing will be an advantage.

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26. A+ Nannies

  • Founded: 2005
  • Franchising since: 2007
  • Initial investment: $40,500 – $55,600
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

This franchise is a great business opportunity because it can be operated from home. A+ Nannies is a professional nanny agency known for its high standards. The franchise offers different care services: full-time/part-time nannies, temporary nannies, on-call sitters, postnatal helpers. 

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27. Legacy Academy

  • Founded: 1997
  • Franchising since: 1998
  • Initial investment: $2,000,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $75,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $200,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

The franchise operates child care centers that provide care and education services for young children. The purpose of Legacy Academy is to prepare kids for school and life. The primary criteria for the franchisee are passion for early child care and educational excellence.  The franchisor will help with other things to smoothly start and operate a daycare business. 

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28. Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency

  • Founded: 2011
  • Franchising since: 2017
  • Initial investment: $35,000 – $65,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 3%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $200,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $35,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

Back in 2011, Kristy Bickmeyer couldn’t find a nanny service for her kids. So she founded Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency that provides in-house babysitting and full-time nanny care. What set the franchise aside? Parents don’t pay any additional fees. The franchisor also lets franchisees operate the first three months fee-free. That will give new owners time to learn how to operate the business.

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29. Wee Watch

  • Founded: 1984
  • Initial investment: $37,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $17,500
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $150,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $30,000

TOP-30 Childcare franchises in USA 2021

The franchise provides part-time care for children six weeks to 12 years of age. Wee Watch offers an in-home daycare franchise model. As a result, franchisees don’t have real estate related expenses and have lower overhead. The franchise system helps to simplify business operation: from hiring to daycare programming. 

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30. Wanna Play Playcare

  • Initial investment: $278,450 – $444,200
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000 
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $200,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $75,000

Wanna Play offers drop-in daycare services for kids of different ages. For the convenience of parents, playcare centers offer extended evening and weekend hours. 

The franchise is primarily company owned and operated but ready to expand with franchisees. The franchisor is ready to share its experience in flexible child care solutions and business managing. 

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