Kiddie Academy Franchise Analysis

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Franchise Info

Kiddie Academy is a specially designed learning and child care facility offering programs for children between six weeks and 12 years of age.

What is the upfront investment costs to be a franchise owner of a Kiddie Academy franchise?

Kiddie Academy has an initial franchise fee of up to $135,000, with a overall upfront investment range of $345,000 to $1,035,000.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $135,000
  • Total Investment: $345,000 to $1,035,000
  • Working Capital: $11,000 to $145,000
  • Royalty Fee: 7.0%

The upfront purchase price of any franchised business includes many fees. Check out this franchise opportunity to better understand the initial costs required to buy a Kiddie Academy, such as territory fees, construction and costs, pre-opening advertising, and technology fees. It should be noted that, franchise companies must to provide you with details about all upfront fees. These are not only fees that are actually paid, but also commitments to fees you are required to pay. Another important consideration to review is whether the upfront fees are refundable or not. The franchise system is required to disclose what criteria any of the upfront fees are refundable. A franchise must also provide details of a range of fees if their upfront fees are not the same within the system. A thorough analysis of the Item 5 upfront fees will give you the answers needed to make a decision to purchase this franchise.

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How much can I earn by owning a Kiddie Academy franchise?

As with any new franchise, the franchisee's salary and the profits from a Kiddie Academy business depends on a lot of different factors. One way to validate the potential revenues or profits earned from a Kiddie Academy franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their FDD. Usually, earnings and owner's salary are correspond to the size of the investment and number of locations you buy. Demand for your products, your labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other variables also play a huge role in your bottom line and your personal salary

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How many franchise locations does Kiddie Academy franchise system own?

As of the 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 246 franchised Kiddie Academy locations in the United States.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any Kiddie Academy franchises in my city?

Based on 2020 FDD information, Kiddie Academy has franchise locations in 30 states. There could be zero outlets in several states as each franchise company plans their growth strategy differently. Certain states also require franchisors to register their franchise opportunity and file their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with state examiners prior to awarding franchises to people living in that state. These registration states have examiners review a franchise company's FDD to confirm it satisfies state regulatory conditions. In addition to registration states, additional states have enacted supplemental franchise or business opportunity laws that require franchisors to provide their franchise within the state. In almost all instances the filing is simply a notice with the state. Unlike franchise registration states, the franchise filing states do not examine the FDD.


Based on our research this franchise is expanding into new states and could be available near you. While planning your franchise purchase, you always need to be considering where is a good location for my franchise. Anlayze the potential customer base to confirm that the area you are looking at has a need or a market for this business. Even the most successful franchises have areas that they are not successful in. The reasons why a specific franchised location can fail can be plentiful. So, you should research not only the business opportunity itself, but anlayze areas where you believe the franchise has a more customers and higher profitability.

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Last Reviewed: 2020

Kiddie Academy Franchise DATA

Total Investment
$345,000 - $1,035,000
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
15 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 146 hours. This includes 146 hours of classroom training, 0 hours of on-the-job training, and 0 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 0
Classroom 146
Total 146

Do they provide Territory Rights?

Kiddie Academy offers territory protections. For an explanation of territorial rights, unlock this franchise for more details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

No, Kiddie Academy does NOT offer comprehensive support for franchisees.

How long ago did Kiddie Academy begin franchising?

They began franchising in 1992. The average Children's Services franchise began franchising in 2010.

Does Kiddie Academy offer lending support?

Yes. They offer certain financing options within Item 10 of their FDD.

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