Preschool Franchise Identifies Philadelphia as a Key Market for New Schools
Primrose Schools® seeks passionate entrepreneurs for
suburban and urban franchise opportunities
ATLANTA (January 15, 2016) - Primrose Schools, a leading early
childhood education and care franchise, has identified
metro-Philadelphia as a key growth market with increasing demand
for high- quality education and care services. To meet this need,
the franchising company is actively seeking entrepreneurs with a
passion for educating the next generation of leaders at The Franchise Expo on Jan. 15-16 at
Hall C of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The childcare franchising industry continues to expand as more
and more Americans recognize the importance of a solid educational
foundation for young children. According to the 2015 Franchise
Grade Report, children's services franchises are considered one of
the fastest growing franchise sectors in the country. Primrose
Schools has experienced this demand firsthand in both urban and
suburban schools across the country. In fact, last year the company
saw an all-time high enrollment average of 85 percent for its
mature schools, one of the highest ratings in the child care
industry. At The Franchise Expo, Primrose Schools wants to meet
entrepreneurs with a heart for children and expertise to take
advantage of the opportunities in Philadelphia and the surrounding
"Our research and local community insights continue to identify
Philadelphia as a growth market for Primrose Schools, and we're
noticing that the traditional suburban school is not the only model
in high demand," said Chris Goethe, VP of Franchising at Primrose
Schools. "As U.S. cities continue to grow, we're working with
community planners to include educational centers in multi-use
developments in the city, changing the tagline, 'live, work play'
to 'live, work, play and educate."
Allison P. Wilson-Maher, Franchise Owner of Primrose School of
Center City Philadelphia, recognized the need for quality early
education in Philadelphia when she was expecting her first child.
As someone who thrived in the bustle of city life, she was
frustrated with the lack of quality childcare nearby. She
discovered Primrose Schools and knew it would meet her needs while
solving a problem for so many Philadelphia parents. Construction
starts early this year on Allison's Primrose school that will be
located within a high-rise building in Center City
"Philadelphia is a place teeming with 'eds and meds,' which
means it is a hub for highly educated professionals and physicians
who want to raise their families in the city," said Allison P.
Wilson-Maher, Primrose School of Center City Philadelphia. "When
our school opens this summer, I am thrilled to offer the
unparalleled Primrose Experience to other families in the Center
City market, as well as continue to integrate my lifelong passion
for education into my professional life."
Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about Primrose Schools
franchise opportunities in the Philadelphia area or other
mid-Atlantic markets can stop by the company's booth at The
Franchise Expo or visit www.franchise.primroseschools.com. Goethe
will also lead a session at the show on Saturday, Jan. 16 on "How
to Maximize Your Relationship with Your Franchisor" to guide
prospective Franchise Owners as they navigate the first few months
as part of a franchise system.
As announced last year, Primrose identified 12
Philadelphia-area communities ready for immediate expansion due to
strong demand for high-quality early education and care,
entrepreneurial interest and available real estate opportunities.
These include: Lower Makefield, Doylestown, Jamison, Maple Glen,
Ambler, Montgomeryville, Kulpsville, Collegeville, Exton,
Washington Township, Sicklerville and Chadds Ford.
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the
solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information
purposes only. Franchise offerings are made by Franchise Disclosure
Document and are only made in states in which Primrose Schools is
authorized to sell franchises.
About Primrose Schools
Founded in 1982, Primrose Schools is the nation's leader in
providing a premier early education and care experience in more
than 300 schools in 25 states. Each Primrose school is
independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners, who partner
with parents to help children build the right foundation for future
learning and life, and offer an environment that helps children
have fun while nurturing Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy
Hearts®. Primrose offers Franchise Owners an industry-leading
proprietary early education blueprint and delivery model, as well
as financial security, autonomy and a sense of purpose. For more
information, visit www.PrimroseFranchise.com, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, and explore our Pointers for Parents blog.
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