About ivy kids

Ivy Kids is the premier early childhood education franchise in the industry. We utilize a cutting-edge, research-based curriculum to give children a leg up when it comes to excelling in school and unleashing their full potential. As founders, we experienced so much success with our original locations, we decided to franchise our program – expanding our research-based curriculum and lucrative business opportunity to new communities. But for us, Ivy Kids is more than a business opportunity. We’ve truly loved running our early childhood education centers. We still love spending time with the children and families we serve.
Founded in 2013

We Stand out from the competition

We Stand Out from

Other Early Childhood Education Franchises

Ivy Kids stands out from other childcare franchises because we always put children first. One way we do that is through our commitment to the importance of good nutrition. Ivy Kids provides children with meals and snacks, included in their tuition. Every location has its own chef and kitchen where “Brain Bites” are prepared — nutritious meals designed to keep children healthy and ready to learn. Along these lines, we make sure our locations are secure. Full-day monitoring for parents via webcams, auto-lock doors and gates, touchscreen monitoring, and other safety measures are built into every childcare franchise location.

We also put children first by setting high educational standards. We’ve created a customized curriculum that draws on Harvard professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. This curriculum is based on the philosophy that a child’s potential is defined by far more than a simple IQ score and is designed to help children discover their unique potential.

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These are just a few examples of the many happy families Ivy Kids franchisees serve every day!

Our founders & history

First launched in 2003, Ivy Kids services go beyond what typical childcare businesses have to offer. As parents ourselves, we created our program after seeing the demand for early childhood education that goes above and beyond the typical Pre-K programs. Our state-of-the-art facilities are centered on an exclusive curriculum that today’s discerning parents want when seeking quality care and education for their young children.

Ivy Kids exceeds the typical children’s education franchise model as well. Our dedicated founding team is personally committed to providing best-in-class information, training, and support, including unrivaled knowledge in real estate and site development. We have a lot to offer new franchisees because we built this business ourselves and have walked in their shoes.

A letter from our

Ivy Kids Founders!

When we started Ivy Kids in 2003, our goal was to develop a learning center that we would want to enroll our children in. Since then, our children have grown up, and Ivy Kids has grown into one of the most trusted early learning providers in the greater Houston areas.

We are now offering this unique franchise opportunity to families like yours who are passionate about providing a safe, nurturing, and educational environment for children. We are looking for families who, like ours, want to develop a learning center they would be proud to enroll their kids in.

– Alnoor and Laila Bandali


No Experience Required

Our franchisees come from a diverse array of backgrounds. Many of them do not have teaching experience.

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We Walk the Walk

Our founders continue to run our business!

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Comprehensive Startup Support

We work with you every step of the way to establish a thriving new business.


In-Demand Services

Parents love our early childhood education business because we put their children first!

Our customers

Love what we do

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