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Many people are interested in purchasing a children's products and services franchise. One of the most popular choices with a high demand for future growth is a child care franchise. Child care franchise operations serve a vital need in the community. One of the best ways to evaluate any prospective franchise is through the eyes of your future customers. Here are five considerations to select the perfect child care franchise:
1. Safety. Every parent wants to know their child is safe and secure. This is one of the tremendous benefits to be derived from purchasing a child care franchise – the reputation of the franchise sets parents at ease even if your facility is brand new!
2. Staff. Although every state has legislation and training specifying the required training and background for staff members, most child care franchise opportunities provide specialized training and support that enhances the fundamental training.
3. Qualifications. Many children's products and services franchise opportunities emphasize special services, programs and other provisions in order to offer a unique and distinctive level of service. For example, Kiddie Academy Child Care Learning Centers provide much more than simple day care; as their name implies, they are a child-care learning center where instruction is as important as supervision.
4. Special Population Services. A growing trend is the need for day care and other services to meet the needs of parents who work odd hours, children with disabilities and even gifted children. Rainbow Station Inc. is one such child care franchise that offers services to mildly ill children.
5. Ratios. Today more than ever there is a high demand for personalized services, even for child care services. As a franchise owner you need to evaluate the revenue projections based upon estimated number of students served and available space. Your future growth could be dramatically impacted by growth trends, zoning and space permits.
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|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|