Thinkertots Franchise

Last Updated on August 4, 2012 by DeanR

Thinkertots Franchise Information

Thinkertots is a franchise for a business providing early childhood education. It was founded in 1997 and started franchising in 2005. This child learning center has a curriculum that focuses on multiple intelligence strategies.

It is a way for them to help children develop their problem solving skills, logical thinking, speech, language, spelling, reading, numeric abilities, positive attitude, self-confidence, interpersonal and social skills, and learn the joy of learning. Some other reasons they give why you should choose them is that they also focus on cognitive development, provide structured activities, their classes has a maximum of 12 students each, and has an educational curriculum. They have been featured in American Baby, Today’s Parent, NY Metro Parents, Newsday, and on Fox and Friends. They now have three locations in the United States and one location that is company owned.

What are the classes offered at Thinkertots?

Their classes are available for infants until six year old. Smart Programs for Kids are for zero to four years old and last for about 45 minutes or 75 minutes. They require for the child to be accompanied by a caregiver.

They have classes in art, music, general studies, and movement that are specifically designed for their age. These programs are named BabySmart and Start-Me-Smart and include activities like puppets, puzzles, songs, blocks, and shape sorters. SuperSMart is offered for children aged 24 to 48 years old. This is for children that are not yet ready for Nursery and Pre-K. Other Smart Programs for Kids are MusicSmart, ArtSmart, and Movin’Smart. BigKids Classes are equivalent to Nursery, Pre-K, and Enrichment classes. BigKids Nursery are for those aged two to three and a half years old and last about two and a half hours.

Some of the things they aim to teach the kids are taking turns, good manners, and following routines. They have activities such as storytime, reading books, doing puzzles, and playing with building blocks. This is their way to stimulate the child’s intellectual development. BigKids Pre-K are for three to five years old and last about two and a half hours. Their curriculum included simple words, math concepts, science, weather, and the five senses. BigKids Art and Reading for three to six years old and last about two hours. They introduce children to watercolour, crayon, pencil, and pastels.

Cost and requirements on running a Thinkertots franchise

You need to have a net worth of $200,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $25,000. Expect to be investing about $42,000 to $163,000. The cost of Thinkertots franchise fee is $15,000 to $25,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 6%. This is for a renewable five year term agreement. This franchise can be run from home. You will need about three employees to run one location. They allow absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be two weeks training at the headquarters and four days at your location. You will receive a toll free phone number and assistance at the grand opening. You will be given access to the internet and to purchasing cooperatives. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks, co-op advertising, and regional advertising.

Thinkertots Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 222-14 Union Turnpike,  Bayside, NY 11364

Phone: (718) 740-1616


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