ABINGDON, Md., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiddie Academy®, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care, was recently named a top franchise by both Franchise Gator and Entrepreneur. The company was ranked eighth on the Franchise Gator's fourth annual Top 100 list ranking franchise systems, and landed among the top 25 percent of the Franchise 500, Entrepreneur's annual franchise recognition program. Rankings for these renowned publications are largely based on franchise systems' fiscal strength, stability and development, further solidifying Kiddie Academy's reputation as a leader in the franchising industry.
"It is an honor to be recognized by Franchise Gator and Entrepreneur for our continued success, especially among such great company," said Kiddie Academy President Greg Helwig. "Coming off our most successful growth year ever, we have big plans to continue that momentum in 2017, with 35 new academies set to open by 2018, bringing us to more than 200 open and operative franchises by this time next year."
Franchise Gator's Top 100 list ranks companies considered to be the best buys for those interested in purchasing a franchise and is designed to measure the quality of a franchise system over time. Kiddie Academy was also identified as a "Fastest Growing Franchise" by Franchise Gator. In addition to financials, company stability and growth, Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 program also takes key factors like support (from marketing and operating perspectives) and brand strength into consideration when compiling the comprehensive list of franchisors.
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has 177 academies located in 24 states and the District of Columbia. 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 in 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, 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 www.kiddieacademy.com or find Kiddie Academy on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KiddieAcademy.
About Kiddie Academy® Franchising
Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and has more than 175 academies located in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Approximately 35 new locations are slated to open in 2017. For more information, visit http://www.kiddieacademyfranchising.com/.
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