Compuchild is a franchise for a center that offers technology education to children. It was founded in 1994 and started franchising in 2001.
Their classes are done either on-site, schools, community centers, or in schools. They not only teach children but also extend their service to the parents. Classes are usually held either twice a month or once a week. Their programs are designed to be low cost for the parents to be able to afford to provide their children the computer and technology education that they need. Compuchild uses softwares and other academic peripherals that are appropriate for their age. They currently have 61 locations in 30 states and one location that is company owned. Some of their partners are KidZui, peeweepc, infogrip, Children of America, naeyc, Chester Creek, National AfterSchool Association.
What do their curriculums provide?
They sharpen the children’s creativity, innovation, collaboration, communication, problem solving, critical thinking, digital citizenship, decision making, and the love for learning.
What are their programs?
They have a program designed for two year olds. This program is specifically cut to adapt to young children’s short attention span. For preschool, they have a program that applies preschool subjects in learning terminologies in technology. Here, they teach basic applications and the keyboard. The Kindergarten program gives an introduction to grade one including word-processing, multimedia, and spreadsheets. They also provide Technology Enrichment Camps in schools, daycares, and community centers around the country. In these camps, they do activities such as making books, movies, shirts and creating scrapbooks using digital cameras. Other programs are available after school. This program is designed for children in elementary. The after school program includes an introduction in computer programming through the LEGO robotics classes.
Costs and Requirements Associated with Running a CompuChild Franchise:
You will need to have a net worth of $50,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $8,000 to $17,500. Expect to be investing about $18,000 to $33,600. The CompuChild franchise fee is $12,500 to $17,500 with an on-going royalty fee of $150 a month. This is for a renewable 5 year term agreement. This franchise can be run from home. You will need one employee to run one location. They allow absentee ownership and multi-unit ownership.
What’s included in the franchise package?
There will be 3 days comprehensive training in your location. This training will include assistance from them as you acquire new clients. They will go through the operations manual and policies of the company. It is also in this period that they will be providing you with the forms, equipment, and supplies that you will need to start your business. There will be on-going support that will be provided through phone, online meetings, and franchisees forums. You will have exclusivity to your territory depending on your location. In can either be within the population of 50,000 or 200,000. The lesson plans are exclusive to CompuChild and their franchisees. You will also have access to discounted supplies, a toll free phone number, and the internet. For marketing, there will be national media.
CompuChild Contact Details:
Address: 1800 Halifax St. Carmel, Indiana 46032
Phone: (800)619-5437 or (317)817-9817