How to Start a Daycare Franchise

Whether you’ve been working in the childcare industry for a long time or you’re an entrepreneur who wants to make a difference in your community, owning a Ducklings franchise can help you accomplish your professional and personal goals. At Ducklings, we believe the path to ownership begins the minute you choose to make a change towards the life you want for yourself and your family.

Becoming a daycare franchise owner offers control, flexibility, and a lucrative career path, all while enriching children’s lives. The Decision itself is that Big First Step. After that, we're with you every step of the way!

Below, we break down the process of opening a daycare franchise so you can make the best decision for your career. Hover over each box beginning with “Chat with our Franchise Team” for more details. We value full transparency and can answer any questions you may have throughout the process.

When you’re ready to become your own boss, fill out a contact form or give our team a call at (484) 607-8248.

Let's Take a First Step!

Chat with our Franchise Team
After you submit that Initial Inquiry, you're on your way- You'll get the info you want, and we'll get to know each other a bit at the same time!
Receive FDD and Franchise Application
The FDD will help you to learn more about us while your application helps us to continue to get to know you.
Review details with Ducklings Team
A meeting, either in-person or virtual, will answer questions and keep your plans on track.
Consult with your people and your Pros
Talk to your People- your advisors, your accountant, your mom… Talk to our People, too! Ducklings Franchisees and Parents can give you the inside scoop.
Come in and check out Ducklings and meet us
Ducklings Discovery Days are Awesome! Visit our corporate headquarters in West Chester, PA and find out what all the fuss is about!
Yay! You're officially a Duck!
After Final Approval, we'll review all of the documents with you and sign the Franchise Agreement. Time to celebrate with your family!
Build It Get ready, the little ducks will come
Site Selection, Construction, Licensing; your Ducklings Team is by your side through it all.
Learn It We show you and your staff the ropes
We're teachers so you better believe our training program is pretty great. You'll learn everything you need to operate your Ducklings Early Learning Center via online, on-site, and in-classroom trainings.
Open It! Discover your new 'happy'!
Grand Opening support starts early and continues well after you have lots of Ducks of your own. Your Franchise Support Team is there when you need them and knows when you got this!
Welcome to YOUR Ducklings
Early Learning Center!!!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.