Kiddie Academy® | International Franchise Association
Kiddie Academy Franchise Information

Achieve your personal and professional goals while providing a valuable service to the families in your community. Make a difference in their lives and yours.

With a Kiddie Academy ® average revenue $1,519,466*, and average gross profit $401,408*, your financial goals could be within reach.


Concept Statement:

At Kiddie Academy®, we awaken the possibilities through nurturing, learning and fun. By blending these things together, we ensure that our students are constantly stimulated, constantly interested and constantly growing. Our curriculum incorporates character development and life skills, reinforced with our family style dining and creative play. Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising, LLC is accredited by AdvancED, an organization that accredits over 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 69 countries. Accreditation is the result of a comprehensive review of the system’s proven operating systems, proprietary curriculum, and commitment to continuous improvement.

Start-up Assistance:

Kiddie Academy® offers a variety of third party financing options and is registered with the SBA registry and the VetFran program. Our multi-step development process supports you through the steps of securing financing, site selection, construction, licensing, training, pre-launch and ramp-up.

Academy Design:

Kiddie Academy’s signature building is designed to give families a Kiddie Academy® branded experience while allowing you to design and construct your academy to meet your local codes and marketplace needs within your protected territory. Our expert real estate and construction teams will support your site selection and academy construction activities, whether you choose to pursue a build to suit lease, purchase option, or in-line conversion. Visit to take a photo tour of our prototypical academy.

Training and Support:

Kiddie Academy® delivers high quality initial and ongoing training and support, including owner and director training, refresher training programs and site visits. We combine the best in classroom and hands-on learning experiences, ensuring skill acquisition, retention and real world application.


Based in Abingdon, Maryland, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in child care education for more than 35 years. There are currently more than 200 Kiddie Academy® facilities in 26 states, with approximately 35 additional academies slated to open in 2018. For additional information, preview our video brochure and video testimonials.


There is a minimum requirement of $200K liquidity and $550K net worth.

This website does not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. Franchise offerings can be made only by FTC or state authorized offering documents.

*Based on information reported by 120 franchised academies which had been open at least 24 full months for the calendar year ending December 31, 2017. The average gross profit shown is after deducting labor, occupancy (rent) and other miscellaneous expenses from gross revenue. Additional details for these numbers are included in our Franchise Disclosure Document. 53 academies (44%) of the 120 mature academies reported operating at or above the average revenue amount. 46 academies (38%) of the 120 mature academies reported operating at or above the average gross profit.

Business Established: 1981
Franchising Since: 1992
Franchised Units: 201
Company Owned Units: 1
Start-up Cost: $225,000
Total Investment: $400,000 to $961,000
Veteran Hired Since 2011: 1
Veteran Owned Units: 4
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Vetfran Incentives

Kiddie Academy offers a reduced fee program for Veterans, which is a $25,000 Discount. Please see the FDD for details.