There are no Podcasts in your queue. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The desire by parents to give their children a head start on life starts from the womb these days. Parents want their kids to do well in school, and high-school students are under pressure to get into a competitive college. And many of these students–from preschool through senior year–need help in reaching their educational goals. That’s why in our list of the Top 10 Children’s Franchises you’ll see many supplemental education franchises that teach everything from math and reading to Korean and SAT prep. If you’re looking to have an even bigger impact on children’s educational lives, consider preschool franchise opportunities.
And let’s not forget that physical fitness is as important as mental prowess: One franchise offers fun programs in physical education activities like karate, dance and gymnastics. Even if you don’t have a teaching background, if you like kids, have good business sense and want to contribute to education in your local community, one of these franchises may be right for you. Created in 1958 by a math teacher in Japan, the Kumon method focuses on daily practice and self-paced advancement to improve children’s math and reading skills, from simple addition and letter sounds to differential calculus and literature. There are more than 1,400 U. 24,000 international franchises, and you can search on the Kumon website to find if a franchise territory is open in your area.
Sylvan Learning Center is a nearly 30-year-old franchising system that provides personalized instructional services for students in grades K-12. Franchisees can provide tutoring services in their main center, online and in students’ homes. There are almost 800 franchises in the United States, and 76 in Canada. You can search for new territories or for already established centers that are for sale on the Sylvan Learning Center site. PSAT and ACT prep, and more. All tutors are certified, having undergone an intensive training program on one-to-one tutoring methods and test-prep strategies.
Goddard School is a year-round educational facility for children from six weeks to six years old, and it includes after-school and summer programs for older elementary school students. Each school is a licensed childcare facility and staff members are trained in Early Childhood Education or Childhood Development. The owner is on site to take care of business tasks, while an Education Director focuses on the children and curriculum. Created by a grade-school teacher with physical education, psychology and motor development degrees, The Little Gym offers programs for infants through age 12. Its non-competitive curriculum, which focuses on improving motor skills while also enhancing emotion, intellectual and social skills, includes karate, dance, cheerleading, gymnastics and sports skills. An educational background isn’t necessary, but strong people skills and a love for working with children are.