Our Founders, Alnoor and Laila Bandali, developed Ivy Kids as they sought to find a school for their own young children in the early 2000’s. They wanted to properly jumpstart their children’s education and learning, train them to be well-mannered socially, and help them fit into modern society. When they could not find a school that delivered all of the attributes they were looking for, they began developing the concept behind Ivy Kids. They started early on with extensive research into appropriate curricula. Through this process, they discovered Dr. Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, the eight distinct types of learning styles, and the varying ways that children’s brains develop. This theory became the foundation for the Ivy Kids curriculum. 

As educated professionals themselves, Al and Laila understood the value of a good education and wanted the best for their children – and others. They applied their knowledge base and professional training to creating an ideal environment for kids to learn and thrive. With degrees in engineering and biochemistry, and having worked for major companies and oil refineries throughout their careers, they knew the importance of establishing processes, using scientific methodologies, increasing efficiencies, and always ensuring safety. They applied this focus as they began initial Ivy Kids center operations in Pearland, Texas in 2005. It wasn’t long before they’d opened additional locations – with a total of five centers currently in operation. And, even after more than a decade, Al and Laila still play an active role in Ivy Kids operations, and are committed to continuing to do so – especially as franchise owners come on board. In fact, unlike many other industry players, Ivy Kids is not owned by an impersonal private equity group, but rather run more like a family organization. Our award-winning founding team remains dedicated to the growth of the Ivy Kids concept; and equally committed to giving back to the community — from working with local charities, including support groups for domestic violence, to assistance to hurricane victims and more… we’re more than just businesspeople. We truly care. Let us demonstrate the Ivy Kids difference to you. Contact us at 281-769-4266, Ext. 705 or franchise@ivykids.com. Or, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or request more information.

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