TOP 10 Kids Franchises in USA for 2023

Update: 04.12.2021
TOP 10 Kids Franchises in USA for 2022

Businesses that offer goods and services for kids are always in demand. 2022 is expected to be profitable for Kids franchises in the USA. If you compare the Top 10 list with the one for previous years, you may spot the same brand names. It means the flexibility and reliability of the businesses listed here.
Kids-related businesses make up a huge sector which specializes in selling goods and services for kids. Millions of parents in the USA are supporting the industry by providing their kids with the best they can afford. Many Americans rely on tutoring services because they want their kids to do well at school and be prepared for further education. All that means that kids franchises are a perfect choice for the entrepreneurs who want to do the business which will always be in demand and bring a good profit. If you are one of them, look through the list of the best kids franchises in the USA.

Here are the top 10 kids franchises in the USA

Tutor Doctor

Founded in: 2000
Franchising since: 2003
Franchise units: 727
Initial investment: from $84,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $44,700 - $59,700
Royalty Fees: 8%

Tutor Doctor provides tutoring services to students of all ages, levels and subjects. We come to your home, at a convenient time for you to help you or your child to fill in the gaps in his or her knowledge base. Tutor Doctor franchises offer in-home, one-on-one tutoring for students from kindergarten through college. Tutors tailor their teaching to each student's homework and sometimes work collaboratively with the students' teachers.

JEI Learning Center

Founded in: 1977
Franchising since: 1992
Franchise units: 110+ Worldwide
Initial investment: from $70,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $22,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $23 - $33/subject/mo.
Ad Royalty Fee: $1-$3/subject/mo.

JEI Learning Center is an individualized, supplemental education franchise. A low student-to-teacher ratio allows only 5 students per instructor, ensuring that each student receives enough personal attention. The company helps to improve children’s study habits through constant provision of customized programmed workbooks to reach the full potential of the student. JEI provides a successful franchise system for delivering innovative supplementary learning programs.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Founded in: 2008
Franchising since: 2009
Franchise units: 524 Worldwide
Initial investment: from $37,000
Franchise Fee: $29,900
Royalty Fee: 7%

Bricks 4 Kidz® is a world-class kids education franchise devoted to providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where they learn, they build, and they play with LEGO® Bricks. At Bricks 4 Kidz enrichment center, kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity. Bricks 4 Kidz® education franchise gives aspiring franchisees to set up a mobile Bricks 4 Kidz® business by just integrating it to schools as an after-class activity. Bricks 4 Kidz® franchise business doesn't require renting a space, thus gives more profit for them to grow their business.

Club Z!

Founded in: 1995
Franchising since: 1998
Franchise units: 350+ Worldwide
Initial investment: from $33,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $19,750 - $34,750
Royalty Fees: 6-8%

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services is a tutoring and test prep company serving the United States and Canada, through a network of franchises. Franchisees offer one-on-one in-home tutoring services, including ACT and SAT prep, foreign languages, computers and music, and other academic subjects. Club Z! franchise owners can also offer online test prep, subject tutoring and our ON-Demand homework help program for additional revenue.

Little Medical School

Founded in: 2010
Franchising since: 2014
Franchise units: 35
Initial investment: from $54,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000 - $40,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8%+
Ad Royalty Fee: $95/mo.

Little Medical School brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining, exciting and fun way. You do not need to have a medical or teaching background or to become a Little Medical School Master franchisee. We will provide you with our incredible curriculum and all the necessary training and tools to operate your Master franchise.

The Little Gym

Founded in: 1976
Franchising since: 1992
Franchise units: 350+ Worldwide
Initial investment: from $223,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $59,500
Royalty Fees: 8%

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. Franchisees also hold birthday parties, summer camps, Creative Crafts Adventures and Parent's Survival Nights.


Founded in: 2002
Franchising since: 2004
Franchise units: 480+ Worldwide
Initial investment: from $38,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,400 - $56,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8%
Ad Royalty Fee: 1%

Abrakadoodle offer arts classes, summer art camps, holiday art camps, art parties and art events to more than one-million children in schools, community sites and art studios for kids around the world. Owning an Abrakadoodle art and creativity franchise puts you in control of your future while providing kids with great art education programs that inspire and develop their creativity.

British Swim School USA

Founded in: 1981
Franchising since: 2011
Franchise units: 113 Worldwide
Initial investment: from $94,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $39,500 - $99,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 10%
Ad Royalty Fee: 2%

British Swim School is a franchise dedicated to preventing child drowning by providing a place for swim instructors to teach children about swim safety. British Swim School offers swimming programs such as Tadpole, a water acclimation program for three Months to 36 Months children with parent; Swimboree, a beginner water survival program for three Months to 36 Months with parent; Seahorse, a program for 18 to 36 months children; Starfish, a program for children above three years; and adult classes.

Kumon Method Learning

Founded in: 1954
Franchising since: 2005
Franchise units: 27000+ Worldwide
Initial investment: from $64,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $2,000
Royalty Fees: $34-$38/student/mo.

The Kumon Method has consistently worked for more than fifty years. However, the worksheet is always revised to ensure smooth student progress while continuing to maximize its potential. Kumon exists in 47 countries and regions, although there are differences in lifestyle, education systems and culture. There are several programs offered by Kumon, including mathematics programs, English programs (EE programs), English language programs (EFL programs) and skills programs using pencils.

School of Rock

Founded in: 1998
Franchising since: 2005
Franchise units: 247 Worldwide
Initial investment: from $323,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $49,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8%
Ad Royalty Fee: 3%

School of Rock teach guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and drums, combining weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students for live performances. We’re the largest music school franchise in the U.S. and we’ve expanded to nine countries across the globe in over two decades of operation. Our performance-based curriculum is so unique in its approach to teaching children how to play music that we’ve won the acclaim of everyone from parents to professional musicians. See why School of Rock is the leading music education franchise, and how your passion for music and business can fuel success.


To summarize, we can say any of the listed above kids franchises is worth buying. But there is a lot to consider while choosing the best one for you. Pay attention to the reputation of the brand, what training and support are offered, check if the other franchisees are successful. But the main thing you need to do is to align your budget with investment requirements of the brand. In order to ease the challenge, we have made the comparison flowchart of the best kids franchises in the USA for you. It shows the minimum estimated initial investment and initial franchise fee of each brand. By using it, you can figure out the difference in financial requirements for each franchise, and decide which one fits you the most.

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