How Our Kids Education Franchise is Helping Prepare Kids For an All-New School Year!
It is easy to see how the past 18 months have been a tough time for everyone, and not least for children. Schools closed, only to reopen and close again, missed exams, battles for the grades they deserve, a year of learning lost, not to mention the damage caused by constant disruption and lack of social interaction and stimulation. With a return to normality on the horizon, adults are starting to breathe a sigh of relief, but for many children, simply returning to life as it used to be is not quite so straightforward.
Not all schoolchildren can just pick up where they left off in 2020. They are now 18 months older, a huge amount in a young life. More than ever, children will need support and guidance as they readjust to life back at school, many of them heading towards exams and assessments that they feel completely and utterly unprepared for. Of course in recent months children have been able to socialise again, albeit in a limited capacity, and most schools have offered remote or hybrid learning during the pandemic, but long-term this is not comparable to face-to-face learning or playing. Having not seen or socialised with peers in a classroom setting for many months, returning to education will be a daunting step for even the most confident of children. So what can we do to help our children transition back into the new school year?
Extensive research has shown the positive correlation between arts education and academic achievement, in particular that arts education leads to an improved performance in Math and Science disciplines. In addition to this, research has shown that learning creative self-expression at a young age can build confidence and improve self-esteem. Yet despite this compelling evidence, Art is still not receiving the attention it deserves as an important academic subject.
District budget cuts mean that funding for educational programs is severely lacking, and with an increasing focus on the core subjects of English, math, and science, the first things to go are generally the creative subjects such as art. As an example, following the recession of 2008/09, 42 percent of schools in the state of Georgia eliminated their art and music programs. Indeed, a continual point of contention between school teachers and policy-makers is over the imbalance of core subjects versus the so-called ‘extracurricular’ subjects, such as art, music, and drama.
It is clear that there is an unmet need in the community; if schools cannot offer our children the outlet for creativity that they deserve, it needs to be provided elsewhere. And this is where Kidcreate comes in. We are a kids education franchise offering small-group art classes that improve children’s self-esteem, social skills, and the likelihood of success later in life. We cannot stress enough the importance of small, creative classes such as these for helping children who are transitioning back to in-person learning after the COVID pandemic, enabling them to feel comfortable and secure in a class setting once again.
What Makes Our Kids Education Franchise Different?
You may be thinking that there are already a number of kids’ businesses in your area, so where is the need for another one? There are several things that make us different from other kids’ businesses, not least the fact that we are the one and only children’s arts and crafts franchise with real, physical, brick and mortar studios, where we are able to offer not only customers studio classes, but also art-themed birthday parties and retail sales.
Secondly, we offer two different models; the studio model, where classes happen in a dedicated brick-and-mortar studio, and the On-The-Go model, where the Franchise Owner can move around, offering classes in any location in the area, such as community centers and schools. This means that parents can choose between either having a fixed location or a changing location, reaching parents who may not live close to the studio, or who may not have the means to attend the physical studio.
So why choose to become a Kidcreate Franchise Owner? What’s in it for you?
Throughout the economic crisis of 2008/09, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Kidcreate has thrived, proving that we are recession-resistant; a much sought-after business in the current climate. Owning a Kidcreate franchise also brings with it not only a significant financial return on investment but also an emotional return through providing kids with an essential part of their development and childhood education. You will be joining the fight against the decline of art education in schools. A Kidcreate franchise offers great flexibility, with the option of two different models, bringing with it strong potential to grow and expand. You have the possibility of starting with an On-The-Go mobile franchise, with the ability to open in as little as 60 days, and then adding a physical Kidcreate Studio further down the line, and thus building your very own Kidcreate empire. The investment for the On-The-Go mobile franchise model starts at just $64,520.
So who is the ideal Kidcreate Studio Franchise Owner?
The answer to that is you! Anyone can be a Kidcreate Franchise Owner, whether you are an education professional, an entrepreneur or aspiring business owner, or simply someone who is interested in franchising. A background in teaching is not necessary, and neither is a knowledge of art. If you are business-savvy and passionate about helping to enrich the lives of children, then Kidcreate is the ideal venture for you. Art studios are perceived as a place for adults with artistic talent, but why? Children are arguably a lot more creative than most adults, so why not give them a place that is just for them, where they can let their creativity run wild and learn new skills?
In short, after an unprecedented school year, children need support and assistance now more than ever, rather than simply being thrown back in where they left off. The benefits to children of supplemental art education are clear, not just from an educational standpoint, but also for their social and emotional wellbeing. Simply by being smaller than most, and as yet unable to do all the things an adult can do, our children are the frequently forgotten members of society, yet it is important to remind ourselves that they are indeed the future of our planet. So isn’t it our duty to provide them the best possible education to give them the best possible start in life?
As we head toward a new school year in the aftermath of the pandemic, teachers as well as parents are beginning to recognize the benefits of art education, and the demand for creative classes will only increase. Now is the time to become a Kidcreate Studio Franchise Owner, so please visit our franchise website for more info.