DULUTH, Ga., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy, a national early childhood education franchise with three decades of experience, completes its 30th year of business with the signing of four new franchise agreements to expand the brand's presence in Florida, Georgia and China, and the opening of seven new locations, including its first Learning Academies in Colorado and China. The Duluth, Ga.-based company also launched a new proprietary curriculum focused on giving preschool students preliminary exposure to the arts and sciences.
In 2015, Kids 'R Kids Learning Academy signed franchise agreements to open single units in Tampa, Fla. and Buford, Ga., as well as in Gonzhou and Nanjing, China. Additionally, the brand opened seven new Learning Academies, including its first Colorado school in Castle Rock and its first international locations in Bejing and Shanghai, China. Kids 'R' Kids also opened Learning Academies in Trinity, Fla., Chantilly, Va., Sugar Land and Flower Mound, Texas. Furthermore, the Duluth, Ga.-based Company unveiled its new STEAM AHEAD™ curriculum, an integrated, project-based curriculum for preschool students, which incorporates more science, technology, engineering, art, and math into everyday learning through play.
"With the growing demand for early childhood education programs here in the states and abroad, there has never been a better time to own a Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy," said David Vinson, CEO of Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc. "As a leading early education franchise, it has always been our obligation to find the right franchisee for the right location at the right time, as a result, we have a growing network of franchise owners who are passionate about the brand and fueling our success. As we look ahead, we will continue to provide them with even greater support so their businesses can remain one step ahead of the rest."
In 2016, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy is on track to open new schools in Tampa and Orlando, Fla.; Buford, Ga.; Carry, Ill.; Princeton and Montville, N.J., as well as Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas. To drive additional franchise development, the company is seeking qualified franchisees to open 15 to 20 schools in cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Orlando, and Las Vegas; as well as communities in New Jersey, Virginia and the Capital Region of Maryland. International growth is also of interest to the company with its first Learning Academies opening in Asia this year.
"The children with whom we've been entrusted are our most important 'FIRST'," said Vinson. "Our franchisees understand the children come first and the revenue will follow. As we continue to grow, providing high quality care and education remain our top priorities."
With a nationally awarded curriculum, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy provides early education and care for children from six weeks through 12 years of age at its nearly 160 schools located in 16 states across the country. Programs offered to children include infant care, toddler and preschooler care, private pre-K and kindergarten, before-and-afterschool care and summer camp. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy is the first preschool accredited by AdvancED in America, the world's largest education community. This accreditation ensures its schools are meeting and exceeding the highest accreditation standards and providing excellence in education beyond most daycare and childcare providers.
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy is actively seeking single- and multi-unit operators who are passionate about the brand and committed to providing the highest quality service. Interested candidates should have a minimum net worth of $750,000 and liquid assets of at least $400,000 per unit. Depending on the real estate site selected, franchisees can expect the total investment to be approximately $3,476,900 – $4,968,500 with a $90,000 initial franchise fee.
About Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies
Headquartered in the North Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Ga., Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies provide a secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children (ages six weeks - 12 years) to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. With nearly 160 learning academies in 16 states, Kids 'R' Kids International® is a family-owned and operated organization that ranks in the top 10 nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers (www.kidsrkids.com).
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