Working flexibility into their passions
When experienced entrepreneurs David and Beth Holmes began exploring a business in the education field, they were motivated by two things: Beth’s passion for education and continuing
the day-to-day flexibility David enjoyed as a small business owner. Kiddie Academy, with its comprehensive support and exceptional curriculum, was the perfect fit.
The Holmes’ are now seeing the benefits of work-life harmony, their positive business reputation in the community, and the impact they are having on their students.
Experienced business professionals with a passion for education
Following the birth of their first daughter, Saj and Sunny Rizvi began looking for child care alternatives in their area. The results of their exploration highlighted a major opportunity in their market, so they set out to open a child care franchise of their own. Sunny’s master’s degree in education and Saj’s master’s in hospitality informed their decision to build their own Kiddie Academy franchise that combined a strong educational philosophy with an exceptional consumer experience. They’ve exceeded expectations so far—with five locations in the greater
Chicago area and plans for more.
Commitment to families leads to success
Business partners Kathy Naugle and Pamela Maxwell understood the challenges of climbing the corporate ladder while raising a family. The opportunity to own and operate their own child care franchise came at the perfect time. They now enjoy peace of mind as caregivers in the community and the freedom to be the business leaders they’ve always wanted to be.
Providing for the community
An entrepreneurial spirit is part of David Rudnick’s family heritage. His parents owned a family business, and he always planned to pursue his own ventures. With an undergraduate business degree and a graduate law degree, he owned a solo law practice for several years. When his wife became pregnant with their first child, they had difficulty finding a high quality educational child care provider. They recognized the opportunity to become a resource in their hometown. After visiting several potential partners, the Rudnicks chose Kiddie Academy.
An entrepreneurial spirit
Franchise owners David and Jennifer Rudnick opened the Kiddie Academy of Stoughton, Massachusetts on November 21, 2011. Building on the knowledge gained from a lifetime of entrepreneurial experience, David believes the key to the success of his Kiddie Academy is his focus on pleasing the customer. He says, “Everything follows that one simple idea. If you do that right, you’ll find success.”
An entrepreneurial spirit is part of David Rudnick’s family heritage. His parents owned a family business, and he always planned to pursue his own ventures. With an undergraduate business degree and a graduate law degree, he owned a solo law practice for several years. When his wife became pregnant with their first child, they had difficulty finding a high quality child care provider. They recognized the situation as an opportunity to open their own education-based child care center in their hometown. After visiting several potential partners, the Rudnicks chose Kiddie Academy.
David’s initial goal when opening his Kiddie Academy location was to provide an education-based child care experience that he’d feel comfortable trusting with his own children. After reviewing several options, David chose to open a Kiddie Academy franchise because he felt a strong connection with the curriculum, philosophy and support. “Our family name and reputation is important to us, and we only wanted to be associated with a quality organization. Kiddie Academy was a perfect fit for us,” says David.
Kiddie Academy of Stoughton has been going strong since its opening, and is continuing to grow. David says, “Taking care of children is a big responsibility. It brings me great joy and pride to know that parents trust us with the most important part of their lives.” Being able to take his daughter to work with him every day is a bonus, according to David. “I love having her here. Often, she doesn’t want to leave at the end of the day. So I know our academy is doing something right.”
David and his academy have won several awards over the years including Community Leadership, Best Practices: Community Building and Best Practices: Technology Education.