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Our Story is Evolving

From one school to a growing franchise system with a global presence

A Passion for Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders is at the Heart and Soul of Everything We Do

Ever since our launch in 1985, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies has been focused on redefining childcare and setting trends in early childhood education. Armed with a national AdvancED® accreditation and an exclusive curriculum written by some of the best early education professionals in the nation, we’re doing just that… and we show no signs of stopping!

It All Began with a Vision…

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies is not only focused on exceeding the expectations of families seeking a childcare solution, our company is also focused on aiding families in their pursuit of a rewarding career through the ownership and operation of a Kids ‘R’ Kids franchise. Our company began with a vision from one family – the same family that serves at the helm of Kids ‘R’ Kids today. And because this company and its mission to educate and empower tomorrow’s leaders has brought so much joy to their family, The Vinson’s welcome the chance to do the same for our franchisees and their families.


At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, just as we ask our students to dream bigger and do their best – we encourage our franchisees to do the same. Setting lofty goals and blazing new trails while striving to provide an unsurpassed experience to the families we serve has always been the norm here…

On the Franchise Forefront

In 1988, Kids ‘R’ Kids became the first childcare company to franchise. Today, we boast more than 170 schools impacting the lives of over 35,000 children all across the nation. Our growth may seem slower than some other childcare companies because we take the time to handpick our franchisees to ensure that they share our passion and will prove a good fit for our culture. We want nothing but the best for the children we serve.

National Accreditation

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies was the first early childhood education provider to receive National AdvancED Accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) – the same entity quality assurance program that accredits public and private schools as well as universities throughout the world. Through accreditation, Kids ‘R’ Kids has made a commitment to achieve the highest possible standards in infant childcare, preschool and elementary education.

Inventive Approach to Experiential Learning

Kids ‘R’ Kids pioneered Project-Based Learning at the early childhood education level with our proprietary STEAM Ahead® curriculum – integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math into students’ everyday learning through play.

Forging a Technological Foundation

Kids ‘R’ Kids is proud to claim a partnership with® which includes an exclusive activity alignment to our First Class Core Curriculum®. The intent is that teachers can seamlessly strengthen the vital school-to-home connection. This reinforces family engagement, increases learning, and promotes achievement.

Breakthrough in Brain Development

Setting Kids ‘R’ Kids at the forefront of early childhood education, the ground-breaking premier of our exclusive Brain Waves® Curriculum focuses on brain development for infants, toddlers, preschool and our participating private kindergarten programs. That curriculum has since been integrated to our core curriculum.

All Eyes on Us

Kids ‘R’ Kids broke new ground in connectivity between parents and their children during the school day with the introduction of Secure Internet Classroom Monitoring. Each new learning academy is equipped with cameras to enable parents to view their child through devices such as smart phones, tablets and computers while at home, work or even halfway across the nation traveling for business.

Safety FIRST

Kids ‘R’ Kids also lead the way in early childhood education transportation by supplying school buses armed with seat belts and safety alarms to protect our most precious cargo while transporting to and from local public and private elementary schools as well as field trips within the community.

Visionary Construction

We even blazed a trail where our facilities are concerned by providing tempered glass walls throughout. Glass walls provide maximum visibility and safety while promoting an open, bright and clean environment. Developmental transitions to the next classroom are smoother when a child can see where he/she will be moving and where he/she has been.

Going Global

Our latest trend-setting move was to become the first early childhood education company to franchise in Mainland China! Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies is also examining other international markets.

YOUR Kids ‘R’ Kids Story Has Yet to Be Written!

We welcome the opportunity to enhance our own story by adding YOU to our franchise family. We offer you the training and support you need to get started, as well as the flexibility you need to succeed. After all, no one knows your community better than you do and you can customize the tools we provide to fit the unique needs of your community and the families you serve. Ready to learn more? We encourage you to fill out our Franchise Interest Form and one of our Franchise Development Team Members will be in touch with you shortly.