• Building Flexibility within Your Passions

    Experienced entrepreneurs David and Beth Holmes began to explore starting a business in education field, an area Beth is passionate about, that would allow them both to achieve the day-to-day flexibility that David had enjoyed as a small-business owner. They chose Kiddie Academy because of the comprehensive support, exceptional curriculum, and the standards the franchise upholds in the academies.

    Today, the Holmes’ enjoy their work-life balance, 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 childcare alternatives in their area. The results of their exploration highlighted a major opportunity in their market, so they set out to open a childcare 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

    After long balance raising a family and climbing the corporate leader, Kathy Naugle and her business partner Pamela Maxwell both realized that owning and operating their own child care franchise would give themselves the peace of mind as caregivers and allow them to be the business leaders they desired 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 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.

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.

“I was looking for a financial investment that could provide ongoing income to sustain our family for the long haul”

David Wallis, Kiddie Academy of Charlotte-Blakeney
– David Wallis, Kiddie Academy of Charlotte-Blakeney
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