DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with more than three decades of experience, announced today it is targeting additional areas in Virginia and Maryland for future expansion. The Duluth, Ga.-based company aims to develop additional locations in communities in Northern Virginia, including Manassas, Woodbridge, Centreville, Gainesville, and Bristow, among others. Target areas in Maryland include: Bowie, Columbia, Elkridge, Glenn Dale, Waldorf, St. Charles and White Plains.
"Early childhood education is a growing industry and an ideal franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs based on the growing importance of investing in the future of our nation's children," said David Vinson, chief executive officer for Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc. "Given the success we've experienced at our current Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy in Virginia, there is a great opportunity for growth and the Mid-Atlantic region will continue to be a strong focus for our brand's future development." Last year, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies opened a school in South Riding, Virginia, a community not far outside of Washington, D.C. Local resident and first-time franchise owner Thuylinh Nguyen enrolled approximately 80 percent of the center's students in under a year. Nguyen, who has a background in engineering, spent nearly a decade researching different franchise opportunities in the early childhood education industry when she decided to pursue her dream of business ownership as a Kids 'R' Kids franchisee. "I signed with Kids 'R' Kids because I truly believe in the company's philosophy and curriculum," said Nguyen. "Building trust between parents and faculty, as well as strengthening our relationships within the community is vital to the success of our operation. My goal is to provide children with the very best education possible, and as a Kids 'R' Kids franchise owner, that's exactly what I am able to deliver."