- The Children’s Businesses featured in our recent FDD Talk series can be classified into six broad categories (following the classification in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500): Child Care, Children’s Enrichment Programs, Children’s Fitness Businesses, Children’s Retail, Tutoring, and Miscellaneous.
Child Care Franchises
- The franchises that fall under this category are: Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers, Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning Centers, KidsPark, The Learning Experience, and Primrose Schools.
- The estimated initial investment to begin operations of a Child Care franchise varies widely, depending on whether the facility is leased or built on purchased land, as well as the specific franchise concept and offering. On the low end of the spectrum is KidsPark, where the total initial investment starts from just $172,500. On the high end is Primrose Schools, where the total initial investment can reach as high as $3,935,500, for a facility that is built on purchased land.