Child Education and Development Franchises

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Abrakadoodle provides the highest quality, educationally rich, imaginative art education program to children ages 20 months to 12 years old.

  • Kids use Paints, modeling Compounds, canvas, oil pastels and more!
  • Kids learn about artists both master and contemporary.
  • Markets everywhere are receptive to the program.
  • Abrakadoodle Curriculum EXCEEDS the National Standards for Visual Arts Education.
  • Classes are provided using a staff of part time teachers at host educational sites such as schools, park programs, community centers, day care centers and other locations.

Parents, Kids and Schools all love the program.

What makes Abrakadoodle Unique?

  • Abrakadoodle has the most experienced management team in children's services. Mary Rogers and Rosemarie Hartnett each have 20+ years experience in supplemental education franchises.
  • Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Abrakadoodle the #1 Art Education Franchise in their Annual Franchise 500 issue for 2007.
  • Abrakadoodle has a strategic partnership with Crayola.
  • Abrakadoodle is Technology Focused.
  • Online Class listings and registration available at the touch of a button.

ACTi-KARE Responsive In-Home Care

What makes Acti-Kare unique? We offer additional non-medical services beyond Senior Care. Acti-Kare offers Family Care services ranging from our Child Care program, caring for children and for children with special needs, to our Mommy & Me program and Mommy-To-Be program, caring for expectant mothers and postnatal care for mother and baby.

We also offer Personal Injury Care and Recovery Care, caring for those recovering from an injury or surgery. Acti-Kare franchisees provide superior caregiving services to the whole family in the comfort of their own homes. Franchise owners manage a staff of caregivers that help our clients live happier, more active lives. We offer Call Center services so you don’t miss a call. Our clients’ love us because we answer calls live! In 2011, Acti-Kare was selected to be among the top 500 franchises in North America according to Entrepreneur Magazine.

Apex Fun Run

APEX Fun Run is working hard to make fundraising easier!

APEX Fun Run is a 2-week hassle-free fundraiser promoting fitness and leadership for elementary schools. A team of athletes will be on campus for the full length of the program to teach students valuable leadership lessons, raise pledges, and serve the teachers.

Their method is to collaborate with school PTO/A's and faculty to build student leaders through a meaningful, “hassle-free” and financially successful school fun run.

They believe:

  • Every child can change their school, and the world, in a profound way
  • Serving others brings the greatest joy and contributes to the greatest good
  • Learning by doing and exercise are both undervalued and under utilized in fundraising today
  • Encouragement and enthusiasm build others up—we will help build leaders
  • Raising money for your child’s school can also serve as a positive learning experience
  • Many people giving a little reduces the individual burden on the typical givers and donors

Teachers also "Have Skin in the Game" and that makes for highly-motivated and excited coaches. The teachers will coach their classroom teams to greater heights knowing that in the end, a portion of what the classroom raises goes straight back to the teacher for their classroom.

British Swim School

British Swim School is the leader in “Learn to Swim” programs. It was revolutionary in developing a survival program that enables the very young to survive an accident in water. It’s gentle fun program makes it a number one choice for all parents.

The business model, with low investment and even lower overheads make it a highly profitable, quick starting and fast break even business. Equally attractive is the fact that our franchisees have no build out. We contract with pools in Fitness Centers, Schools, Hotels, Sports clubs etc., bringing revenue to the host for an under-utilized loss leader facility. We have a perfect win/win situation!

Our Franchisees purchases a demographic area in which there are over twenty thousand children in a medium to high-income bracket. Within those parameters they are encouraged to open as many locations as they can find. Our top franchisee has 12 locations within one area. Her company teaches over 1000 children per week year round and will gross $1.2 million this year.

Building Kidz Worldwide

Building Kidz is unique in that their unparalleled proprietary curriculum, references, and highly qualified faculty combine a world class, safe, and nurturing academic setting with a specialization in Performing Arts. Their children eat nutritious meals made from fresh ingredients every day. Their creative philosophy is stitched throughout their curriculum which they customize to meet the specific needs of every child and delicately balance their time between structured elements and play.

They offer weekly lessons in music, dance, theater, and language embedded in their daily routine. Their children, from the age of 3, perform one recital and one Broadway style production annually such as: The Wizard of Oz, Annie, Rio, and Where the Wild Things Are.

Club Z Tutoring Services

Cash in on the $10 billion tutoring and test prep market

For nearly 20 years, Club Z! has had the privilege of providing high quality in-home tutoring and test prep services to nearly 300,000 students. Club Z! is an academic solutions provider offering a customized learning program for each and every student. We have learning programs to fit any family's needs and preferences.

No experience necessary- Our owners don't tutor or teach. They manage a staff of tutors that provide one-on-one instruction for students in the comfort and convenience of the student's home at an extremely competitive rate. We offer the following:

  • Home-Based/Low overhead
  • We furnish qualified tutors - All Subjects/Grade levels
  • National Advertising/Marketing support
  • Our call center, your competitive advantage
  • On-Site training at your location
  • Unparalleled ongoing support

If you have a candidate with a desire to start a business of their own, and can follow a proven plan and want to team up with industry leaders, then Club Z! could be for your candidates.

Fun Bus

FUN BUS is a children’s mobile fitness “gym on wheels” catering to children aged 2-7, with the mission of “driving young children to the love of fitness!” The FUN part of our name applies not only to kids who go crazy for their time on the bus, but also to their FUNtrepreneurs who are all excited to be able to bring some FUN back into their careers and entrepreneurial journeys.

Their unique buses are refurbished, retired school buses that have been transformed into safe, colorful and age-appropriate fitness buses for children ages 2-7. Whether they are bringing the FUN to weekly fitness sessions at daycares, with professionally developed lesson plans, or they are providing the FUN and entertainment at a child’s birthday party or special event, the children are always beyond excited to see the BIG GREEN BUS roll up with age-appropriate music, mini-fitness equipment, slides, swings, and fitness-focused games and activities to support appropriate development and encourage their love of making fitness FUN.

The business model offers FUNtrepreneurs a quick start-up, multiple revenue streams, recurring revenue and strong scalability. Being mobile means low overhead, and quick ROI making it a very strong investment. And while the profitability is an attractive component of this opportunity, the FUNtrepreneurs seem to value most the great work/life balance and the positive impact they make on the lives of so many young children.

With a strong brand following and little direct competition, their President, Stacey Kimmins instantly recognized the industry potential in FUN BUS. Since Stacey took over, FUN BUS has moved toward a more of a management model, allowing Franchise Owners to capitalize on the scalability of the business. This also allows for growth and development, with some FUNtrepreneurs running up to FIVE busses. Multiple busses means multiple revenue streams.

Huntington Learning Centers

At Huntington Learning Center our success is achieved through reaching our solitary goal: the success of the student. Our franchisees are dedicated to helping students of all levels reach their highest potential, and our corporate team is dedicated to helping franchisees achieve theirs. As we continue to expand and add centers across the country, we are actively seeking highly motivated, success-oriented individuals who share our high standards and commitment to excellence.

With Huntington Learning Center you can fulfill your dreams by helping a young person achieve his. As you explore the opportunities and support we provide, you will discover we offer one of the most rewarding franchise business available today.

  • Rated a Top 50 franchise for franchisee satisfaction, a Top Franchise for Women and a Top Franchise for Veterans by the Franchise Business Review.
  • Ranked #29 on Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for $100-$500K.
  • Named a 2017 New Jersey Family Business of the Year honoree by the Fairleigh Dickinson University Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  • Achieves over 63% more revenue than the closest competitor.
  • Impacts students' lives with tremendous results.
  • Has an initial investment that starts at just over $100k.
  • Outstanding support.
  • Part of a fast-growing $4.9 billion industry that has been called "immune to recession" by The New York Times, because parents prioritize the education of their kids.

Kidcreate Studio

Kidcreate Studio introduces kids to the wonderful world of art! It is a retail and on-the-go concept focusing on art education for kids 18 months - 12 years old. Kidcreate Studio offers art classes, summer camps, art themed birthday parties and retail items while Kidcreate On-The-Go Studio goes portable creating partnerships within the community to bring the same great teachers and curriculum to other facilities such as; community education, parks and recreation and care programs along with preschools, daycares and Montessori’s. In turn, filling the void left behind with the decline in funded visual arts programs. “Since 2000, when No Child Left Behind was passed, 71% of the nation’s 15,000 school districts have reduced time spent on subjects like art, social studies and history.” - The Center on Education Policy.

At their studios and off-site On-The-Go classes, children create fridge-worthy art masterpieces while learning about art history, concepts and techniques. Their large curriculum library is packed with fun art activities! Some of their student’s favorites include pottery, drawing, painting and the ever-popular messy time. Classes provide a fun, self-esteem building atmosphere filled with “I did it” moments. Their goal is to inspire and educate children in an environment where giggles and grins are encouraged all while giving caregivers the break they deserve. Kidcreate Studio accomplishes this with multiple revenue streams all while getting a little messy with a large variety of different art materials and techniques. After all making a mess is the best with Kidcreate Studio!

Legacy Academy

Legacy Academy is a nationally acclaimed preschool and childcare center that nurtures children, helping prepare them for school, career and life. Each franchise location is accredited or in the process of accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an organization that promotes high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research.

Since 1998, Legacy Academy has remained steadfast in their focus of bringing educational excellence to each of their childcare franchises. Legacy Academy’s Framework For Their Future Curriculum focuses on creating a learning-first environment for children ages six weeks to twelve years old.

Lightbridge Academy

Lightbridge Academy is so much more than just a daycare! Many working parents need care for their children but also desire a high quality early childhood educational program. This is what they offer at Lightbridge Academy. They know the transformative role they play in the lives of children and parents and they take it very seriously. Their educational child care center provides a professional yet nurturing home-away-from-home environment where the parent and child will feel comfortable.

Lightbridge Academy centers are state of the art facility and ahead of the curve on the technology that is offered in other early childhood educational franchises. This includes biometric finger scanning entry systems, a parent eCommunication app and ParentView® Internet Monitoring (a password encrypted web-based monitoring system which allows parents authorized access into their children’s classrooms through two cameras with color streaming, real time video). The company was also the first early childhood education franchise to systemically implement Interactive Whiteboard technology and iPad technology stations in all Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms.


Romp n' Roll is the place three month to five year old children go to experience socialization, fun, and learning in a safe, nurturing environment.

It is:

  1. A kid-tested and approved gym, art and music experience designed for socialization, fun and learning.
  2. A reliable, well-established children's company with trained, expert instructors.
  3. Unique educational and play-based curriculum with a new theme every week that provides a strong learning foundation.

Songs For Seeds

In 2010, only one year after their launch, songs for seeds was voted "Best Music Class" by New York Magazine , "Most Magical Music Class" by Red Tricycle, and featured in Forbes Magazine ! They combine music with early childhood education for a little rockin’ and a lot of learnin’! Created in 2008, they have already engaged thousands of children and their families across the country through their completely unique and interactive curriculum.

Their rockin' music program encourages children newborn to 6 years old to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids play children's instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and diverse instruments from around the world. Using music to provide an interactive learning experience, they "travel" to a new country every week, create well-known nursery rhymes through visual art, perform magic tricks to practice numbers and counting, and spin the animal wheel to reinforce animal names and sounds. By mixing their original kids rock 'n' roll with top 40 and classic hits, the band is sure to please little ones as well as their grownups.

songs for seeds is also a special business opportunity due to thier low investment and even lower overhead, quick to ramp-up time, and fast break-even. They have zero buildout costs as Owners partner with kid-friendly businesses in their communities such as ballet studios, karate dojos, churches, synagogues, toy stores, or community centers to utilize unused space in the mornings. This provides two main benefits, first, Owners only have to pay to lease their space, and pay for their musicians, while a class is actually in session. Secondly, the typical ramp-up is between 2-4 months while only needing 35 customers to break-even; making songs for seeds profitable for the Owner and beneficial to children and parents of their community!

STEM for Kids

STEM for Kids, recognized as Entrepreneur Magazine's 2017 hot new franchise, provides educational enrichment in Bio-medicine, Computer Programming / Coding, Robotics, Engineering and Entrepreneurship for children ages 4-14 through camps, after school programs, in-school field trips and classes.

They provide the broadest portfolio of STEM programs.

Enter the growing children's education industry with the market-leading portfolio of programs covering the breadth of STEM / STEAM and 4C career skills. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. A in STEAM is for Arts. 4C skills include Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.

Enter the growing children's education industry with the market-leading portfolio of programs covering the breadth of STEM / STEAM and 4C career skills. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. A in STEAM is for Arts. 4C skills include Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.

Their ideal candidate is:

  • A small business owner currently running an education center, tutoring, robotics, or other type of enrichment business; looking to diversify revenue stream.
  • Stay-at-home parent looking to get back into work. Must be heavily involved with their school's PTA and community.
  • Mid-life employees (preferable in sales / marketing / business), downsized from job, looking to escape company politics and do social good.
  • Current teachers in math and science.
  • A private / charter school looking to add regular STEM classes during the school.

Tutor Doctor

Franchise 500® rank: #141 (2014); #107 (2013); #142 (2012); #146 (2011)

Fastest-Growing Franchises: #81 (2014); #30 (2013); #33 (2012); #23 (2011)

Top Home-based Franchises: #32 (2014); #19 (2013); #31 (2012); #41 (2011)

America's Top Global Franchises: #100 (2014); #79 (2013); #115 (2012); #118 (2011)

Tutor Doctor has been dedicated to student development for over 10 years, offering preschool, kindergarten, elementary, high school, university, and adult programs. Our teaching methodology utilizes 'one-on-one' learning and incorporates an understanding of different student learning styles. Our platform is based on a tailored 'one-on-one' approach that addresses the basic foundations of concepts learned. The program fills in missing bricks of academic concepts, consolidates that with current expectations, and then moves ahead to future requirements. Our special individualized programs give each student the best chance to achieve his or her academic goals. We look at the both foundational concepts and future concepts to ensure that each student is learning progressively.

One-on-one learning at home allows a student to develop and learn in the comfort of their own home. Because tutoring takes place in the student's home, parents can more easily gauge how their children are responding to the program. Through regular support and motivation, the student builds his/her confidence, knowledge and skills. This in turn fosters better understanding of the concepts which ultimately results in better grades. Our platform is designed to give students the ability to reach their maximum potential. We monitor each student through a variety of feedback channels and respond accordingly.

In 2003, the Tutor Doctor business model was made available to entrepreneurs who had a desire to empower students and at the same time take control of their own destiny.

USA Ninja Challenge

USA Ninja Challenge has developed an obstacle course skills program that incorporates basic skill sets from gymnastics, climbing, cross training and track and field. Ninja Challenge is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 18. The program is designated to meet the requirements of a full physical fitness program for today’s youth. They incorporate standard gymnastics apparatus including rings, bars, and balance beams and tumbling surfaces. Other specialized ninja training equipment is also used, such as cargo nets, traverse walls, slack lines, ropes and ladders. Each portion of every obstacle course also includes corresponding conditioning and flexibility stations. The desired result of this program is to improve children’s strength, flexibility and all-around athleticism.

Combining Fitness with Children’s Entertainment makes for one of the most exciting and unique youth fitness franchise opportunities in the industry! Their competitive landscape is slim to none, providing them with a simple path to extreme growth. They have proprietary structures that set them apart from other concepts. This allows them to benefit in an industry that has an untapped earning potential. Everyone involved is very excited about the possibilities that this program holds.

By owning a USA Ninja Challenge franchise, your client will invest in an opportunity where there are a number of potential revenue streams available. Their obstacle courses combine the elements of exercise and fun, meeting the requirements of a children’s fitness training program. The ever-booming fitness industry integrated with the ever-profitable child entertainment industry allows them to be the influential front-runners of their segment.

Young Rembrandts

Since 1988, Young Rembrandts has been experiencing steady growth and continual success. We offer the premier instructional drawing program for three to 12 year-olds. Our art education methodology focuses on fostering children's overall brain development. Current market trends show increased demand for after-school programs and child-related services. Parents and teachers understand the value of enrichment and its positive impact on children's lives and academic performance. Our proven business system can be applied to any market territory with an expanding product line, and classes can be held at a variety of facilities, from schools to camps. Love what you do for a living! Build positive relationships in your community, teach children life-long skills, and enjoy personal freedom and financial rewards. Artistic ability is not necessary. Young Rembrandts focuses on drawing, and we train new franchisees in the techniques necessary to teach children.

Young Rembrandts has received the following rankings in recent years by Entrepreneur Magazine #6 in Children's Enrichment Programs 2015, #312 in the Franchise 500 in 2015, #92 in Top Home-based Franchises in 2014, and #58 in Top Low Cost Franchises in 2014, #1 Children’s Art Franchise 2015, Top 500 over 5 years in a row.

Research and education experts say what Young Rembrandts has always delivered: there is a significant correlation between involvement in the arts and achievement in the classroom. Children who learn to draw using the Young Rembrandts method develop spatial reasoning and fine motor skills, order and sequencing abilities, visualization, and self-discipline as well as fundamental art skills. Our original curriculum introduces concrete ideas and techniques that enlarge their visual vocabularies, enrich their imaginations and their minds.