Celebree School

9 02, 2024

Celebree School Enters 30th Year with Impressive Franchise Growth & Sales Performance

2024-02-12T17:53:22-05:00February 9th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Early Childhood Education Franchise Builds on Momentous 2023 with Increased YOY Sales and Multi-Unit Deals

BALTIMORE — Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs, is primed for continued growth in 2024 following a groundbreaking 2023 that included several new openings, licenses and franchise agreements for new Celebree Schools across the country.

Celebree School opened seven new schools last year, and solidified 23 unique awards consisting of a combination of licenses, future development agreements, and new markets – with 70 percent being multi-unit agreements. Embarking on its 30th year, Celebree School currently has 47 schools open and 55 franchisees who have been awarded over 100 sites. The brand has presence in 17 states with an enrollment of more than 4,570 children.

Alongside this impressive brand development is a strong revenue performance. According to Celebree School’s Franchise Disclosure Document, the average Gross Revenues for the three franchised Celebree Schools that were open for the entire 2023 year were $2,074,263. Additionally, the brand updated its franchise sales and onboarding process by implementing AI-enabled solutions, scheduling tools, and automated workflows, resulting in a 130 percent franchise sales increase YOY.

Key to Celebree School’s 2023 success was a winning formula of expanding with the right franchisees, breaking into new markets with the footing of a new corporate hub strategy, and leaning heavily on its proven infrastructure of support, while prioritizing systemwide enhancements. With plenty of room to grow, the brand entered multiple new markets last year, with Phoenix and Denver becoming prime target markets for 2024. Celebree Schools aims to continue to grow its footprint with qualified, engaged individuals seeking single and multi-unit opportunities who are involved in their communities, have a passion for childhood education and are eager to explore the world of franchising.

To support Celebree School’s aggressive expansion, the brand is continuing its corporate hub strategy in strategic growth markets across the country to fuel brand awareness. The first corporate hub location will open later this year.

“Over the last 30 years, we’ve built an incredible infrastructure for growth,” said Richard Huffman, Founder and CEO of Celebree School. “As we look to the year ahead, we will continue to invest in our family of schools by expanding internal systems and updating our curriculum to focus on Growing People Small™ in pre-literacy, early mental health awareness, conscious discipline, outdoor engagement, and extracurriculars. There is immense opportunity ahead as we expand our nationwide footprint and set the industry standard within the early childhood education sector.”

In addition, the brand has been recognized its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power by Entrepreneur magazine twice. Celebree School claimed the No. 1 spot in the 2023 Top New and Emerging Franchises , and most recently, landed on the highly competitive 2024 Top Franchise 500 list – an enormous accomplishment for an emerging brand.

Celebree School lives by its promise to Grow People Big and Small™, and was founded on the belief that success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and a connection that extends beyond the classroom to address the needs of the whole child and the whole family. Each Celebree School is a village made up of parents, children, and educators with a focus on curriculum-based care that prepares your child for kindergarten and beyond.

Programs are available for children six weeks to 12-years-old with unique curriculums designed to develop positive social skills and values while allowing children to learn about their world through age-appropriate play, projects, and activities. Care is available part-time or full-time, and parents are allowed to drop in and visit at any time.

When franchisees invest with Celebree School, they’re investing in an award-winning organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and a proven business model backed with 30 years of experience in providing exceptional early childhood education.

For more information on franchising opportunities, visit https://www.celebree.com/franchising/.

About Celebree School
Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small™, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. In 2024, Celebree School’s founder, Richard Huffman, will launch a new parent company called Huffman Family Brands, merging Celebree School and Caliday under one multi-brand company structure. Learn more about how we grow confident children who are prepared for school and life at Celebree.com. Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn.

11 09, 2023

Growing People Big and Small: Celebree School Debuts in Downtown Philadelphia

2023-09-11T10:08:41-04:00September 11th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Early Childhood Education Franchise Opens in Fishtown Neighborhood, Brings Well-Rounded Program to the Community. 

PHILADELPHIA — Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs, will open its newest school in late September in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood near Hancock Playground. Located at 1400 North Howard Street in Philadelphia, the new school will provide a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children while adhering to Pennsylvania’s early education standards.

Enrollment is now open, and community members are encouraged to contact Celebree School for tours, visits, and more information. Celebree School of Fishtown offers childcare programs to families in Philadelphia, Fishtown and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania.

The new school is owned and operated by father-son duo Louis and Michael Sapperstein, along with Michael’s wife Caroline. Michael and Louis both hail from careers working as CPAs for 12 and 50 years respectively. Working at a regional accounting firm based in Baltimore that Louis founded with a partner in 1979, the two independently gained insights on running a business and managing teams, setting the stage for how they will lead their school’s team of over 20 employees.

While working in education is relatively new to Michael, Caroline has worked as a high school social studies teacher at her alma-mater since earning her Master of Arts in Education. Michael’s passion for education came through his experiences tutoring students, coaching hockey at his alma-mater, and volunteering in the community. Parents of two sons, Caroline and Michael are dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of the children and families that their business will serve.

“Our family sees the interest-based learning we encourage at Celebree School of Fishtown as an opportunity to enrich the lives of young people all across Philadelphia,” said Michael Sapperstein. “When we first encountered Celebree School’s mission to Grow People Big and Small™, there was no way we could pass up this one-of-a-kind opportunity to develop education professionals while encouraging wholistic development of children. My father, wife, and I are thrilled to open the Celebree School of Fishtown and inspire children to be confident community members wherever they go in life.”

With plans to open a total of three Celebree Schools over the next few years, the Sapperstein family has already become embedded within the Philadelphia community and look forward to investing in the career development of education professionals across the city. To celebrate the new location, Celebree School of Fishtown will host a grand opening event one month after opening their doors.

Celebree School lives by its promise to Grow People Big and Small™, and was founded on the belief that success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and a connection that extends beyond the classroom to address the needs of the whole child and the whole family. Each Celebree School is a village made up of parents, children, and educators while providing curriculum-based care that prepares your child for kindergarten and beyond.

With a 29-plus-year history of providing superior early childhood education, Celebree School delivers a stable, secure learning environment that helps children develop a lifelong love of learning. Programs are available for children six weeks to 12 years old with unique curriculums designed to develop positive social skills and values while allowing children to learn about their world through age-appropriate play, projects, and activities. Care is available part time or full time and parents are allowed to drop in and visit at any time.

“We’re honored to continue to help brilliant entrepreneurs like the Sappersteins actualize their business goals and have them join our Celebree School family,” said Richard Huffman, Founder and CEO of Celebree School. “As we continue to expand our brand’s footprint through franchising, it’s more important than ever that we partner with local community leaders who have a passion for early childhood education. The opening of the Sappersteins’ school brings me immense pride and joy. I know they are the perfect franchisees to drive our mission forward.”

The fast-growth brand began franchising in 2019 and now boasts 44 schools open, 54 franchisees awarded over 100 sites, a presence across 14 states, and an enrollment of more than 4,570 children who are being protected, educated, and nurtured within the Celebree family. With strategic expansion underway, the brand has set an aggressive development goal to have 170 schools opened by the end of 2026.

Celebree School – Fishtown is open Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. For more information on Celebree School of Fishtown, please visit https://www.celebree.com/fishtown-pa/ or call 215-966-8486.

About Celebree School

Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small™, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. Learn more about how we grow confident children who are prepared for school and life at Celebree.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

9 08, 2023

Celebree School Drives Franchise Growth with New, Modern Prototypes

2023-08-09T13:58:13-04:00August 9th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Early Childhood Education Franchise Debuts Prototype Designs While Expanding into New Regions Across the Country. 

BALTIMORE — Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs, debuts all-new, modern prototypes set to drive franchise growth as the breakout brand expands into new regions across the country. The prototype designs are intended to drive unit-level volume while also contributing to the brand’s expansion, as it aims to have 170 schools opened by the end of 2026.

“Our philosophy is to design a school that fits into the communities it serves,” said Richard Huffman, Founder and CEO of Celebree School. “As we continue our aggressive growth, the timing was right to invest in our prototypes and be thoughtful of the communities we’re serving, region to region. Parents want to feel like they are bringing their children to a home away from home. Our focus is on building a school that carries that feel, but still creates an amazing learning environment.”

Celebree School has formally partnered with JAM ARCH Inc., an industry leader in designing childcare facilities with experience in designing 250-plus childcare schools across the country. Known for its phenomenal designs and construction drawings, JAM ARCH Inc. is synonymous with first-class finished products. As Celebree School’s sole vendor, franchisees benefit immensely, saving time and money during the permitting and construction phases.

The new designs include a more modern exterior and interior finish to further accentuate the brand, while aligning the look and feel with the culture and environment Celebree School creates for families and team members. Specifically, updates have been made to modernize the main lobby, and new materials and finishes are now offered to franchisees for flooring, cabinetry, and natural wood trim throughout the school. There have also been modifications to the floor plans to make it easier for the teaching staff to maintain appropriate supervision of the children and boast a more collaborative learning environment.

“We hope that these new developments will only continue to showcase the thoughtfulness and value Celebree School brings to the communities it serves,” said Justin A. Mihalik, J.A. Mihalik Architect LLC (JAM-ARCH). “We believe these updates will create positive attention and loyalty to the brand, which will continue to enhance interest from consumers and new franchisee prospects.”

Today, 17 Celebree Schools are open and operating with the new prototype designs. Additionally, all new construction moving forward will feature these enhancements. Celebree School welcomes feedback and innovative ideas from its franchisees and education department as the designs and models continue to evolve.

“As with any good brand, we are focused on innovation and constant, never-ending improvement,” added Huffman. “The upgrades to our prototypes can be seen throughout all of our news schools as we expand across the country.”

2023 is proving to be a momentous year for Celebree School, having already welcomed 13 new franchisees comprising of 27 franchise and future development agreements. The franchise brand now boasts 43 schools open, 56 schools awarded, a presence across 14 states, and an enrollment of more than 4,570 children who are being protected, educated, and nurtured within the Celebree family.

Alongside this impressive growth is a strong performance. According to Celebree School’s April 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document, the average Gross Revenues for the three franchised Celebree Schools that were open for the entire 2022 year were $2,074,263*.

As franchise development continues to surge, Celebree School is looking for qualified and engaged individuals seeking single and multi-unit opportunities who are involved in their community, have a passion for childhood education, and are eager to explore the world of franchising.

When franchisees invest with Celebree School, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and a proven business model backed with 29-plus years of experience in providing exceptional early childhood education. For more information on franchising opportunities, visit https://www.celebree.com/franchising/.

* This information reflects the average annual Gross Revenues of three franchised Celebree Schools that were in operation for the entire 2022 year.  Two schools (50%) attained or surpassed the average Gross Revenues results.  Results may differ. There is no assurance that any franchisee will perform as well. Please see Item 19 of our April 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document for more information.

About Celebree School

Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small™, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. Learn more about how we grow confident children who are prepared for school and life at Celebree.com.

13 06, 2023

Celebree School Rises in the Ranks: Named a 2023 Top New & Emerging Franchise by Entrepreneur

2023-06-13T10:23:34-04:00June 13th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Early Childhood Education Franchise Claims No. 1 Spot in its Category as 2023 Proves to be a Momentous Year.

BALTIMORE — Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs, was recognized as one of the 2023 Top New and Emerging Franchises of Entrepreneur magazine. The breakout brand claimed the No. 1 spot in the early childhood education category – showing strong validation of its impressive franchise growth and performance.

2023 is proving to be a momentous year for Celebree School, having already welcomed eight new franchisees comprising of 21 franchise and future development agreements. The breakout early childhood education brand now boasts 42 schools open, 51 schools awarded, a presence across 13 states, and an enrollment of more than 4,570 children who are being protected, educated, and nurtured within the Celebree family.

As franchise development continues to surge, Celebree School is looking for qualified and engaged individuals seeking single and multi-unit opportunities who are involved in their community, have a passion for childhood education, and are eager to explore the world of franchising.

Key to the brand’s growth strategy is a winning formula of expanding with the right franchisees, breaking into new markets with the footing of its corporate hub strategy, and leaning heavily on its 28-year proven infrastructure of support while prioritizing systemwide enhancements. These development priorities contribute to Celebree School’s long-term expansion goal of having 150 schools opened by the end of 2025.

Alongside this impressive growth is strong performance. According to Celebree School’s April 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document, the average Gross Revenues for the three franchised Celebree Schools that were open for the entire 2022 year were $2,074,263*.

“2023 has been off to an incredible start as we continue to expand our franchise presence and achieve remarkable growth,” said Richard Huffman, Founder and CEO of Celebree School. “Being named a Top New and Emerging Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine is a testament to the dedication and passion of our franchisees. We are proud to provide exceptional early childhood education and nurture the development of thousands of children within the Celebree family. With our winning formula and proven infrastructure, we are confident in our growth strategy and look forward to welcoming new franchisees to our brand.”

The Top New and Emerging Franchises ranking is based on information submitted to Entrepreneur for its annual Franchise 500® and is part of the publication’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace. Companies featured on the 2023 list have been offering a franchise opportunity for five years or fewer and were assessed across multiple data points, including unit growth, startup costs and fees, training and support, the parent company’s financial stability, and brand strength.

“The franchise industry is full of big new ideas, which is why Entrepreneur’s Top New and Emerging list is always so exciting,” said Entrepreneur Editor in Chief, Jason Feifer. “If anyone’s looking to get in on the ground floor of the next big thing, they should start with the brands we’ve identified — that are all full of creativity, innovation, and accessibility for aspiring entrepreneurs.”

To view Celebree School in the full ranking, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topnew. Results can also be seen in the May/June issue of Entrepreneur.

When franchisees invest with Celebree School, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and a proven business model backed with 28-plus years of experience in providing exceptional early childhood education. For more information of franchising opportunities visit https://www.celebree.com/franchising/.

* This information reflects the average annual Gross Revenues of three franchised Celebree Schools that were in operation for the entire 2022 year.  Two schools (50%) attained or surpassed the average Gross Revenues results.  Results may differ. There is no assurance that any franchisee will perform as well. Please see Item 19 of our April 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document for more information.

About Celebree School

Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small™, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. Learn more about how we grow confident children who are prepared for school and life at Celebree.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

23 03, 2023

Celebree School Debuts in Texas: Announces 7 Signed Franchise Agreements

2023-03-23T09:37:03-04:00March 23rd, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Early Childhood Education Franchise Breaks into New State as Demand for Childhood Education Rises.

DALLAS — Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs, is capitalizing on growth potential in Texas as demand for early childhood education continues to rise. The brand announces seven franchise agreements in development across the state, plus an additional 10 schools under future development agreements. All seven schools – across Austin, Dallas, and Houston – are projected to open by the end of 2024.

Texas leads the nation in population growth, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The state is now home to 30 million people – adding roughly half a million new residents since the summer of 2021. With that comes an increasingly large demand for families seeking premier early childhood education, and Celebree looks to fill that void.

First to open will be Celebree School of Dallas Arts District, projected to open in fall of 2023 at 2400 Bryan Street. Owner of this school is local Mockingbird Park resident, Mindi McClure. Prior to Celebree School, McClure spent the last three decades in investment and commercial banking. Ready for a career change, she sought out entrepreneurial opportunities where she would be able to make a powerful impact for children and families.

“I was eager to pursue the franchise opportunity and be the first franchisee to bring the Celebree brand to Texas,” said McClure. “Texas has a lot of growth, and I look forward to truly building a community of families. That’s what Celebree is all about, and we hope to bring that culture to life while providing the highest quality of childcare.”

On the heels of this opening will be growth in the below markets:

  • Dallas
    • Three Celebree Schools opening summer/fall 2024
  • Houston
    • Two Celebree Schools opening summer 2024
  • Austin
    • One Celebree School opening summer 2024

Company leadership sees vast growth potential across Texas with opportunities to add 31 schools across Dallas, 28 schools in Houston, and eight schools in the Austin DMA.

To support the brand’s hyper-growth across the state, Celebree School has announced a corporate hub strategy that will bring corporate schools to Dallas by the end of 2023 and Houston by the end of 2024. The Dallas corporate hub lease was signed on March 15, 2023 at 5459 La Sierra Drive.

As Celebree School seeds the market with a corporate hub, the brand will have the opportunity to truly become a local expert. This will play a critical role in recruitment, enrollment, and training as part of franchisee onboarding and opening. These development efforts contribute to Celebree School’s aggressive expansion goal of opening 150 new schools over the next three years.

Today, Celebree has 26 corporate schools, 14 franchise locations, and 90-plus in various stages of future development. As franchise development continues to surge, Celebree School is looking for qualified and engaged individuals seeking single and multi-unit opportunities who are involved in their community, have a passion for childhood education, and are eager to explore the world of franchising.

Celebree School lives by its promise to Grow People Big and Small, and was founded on the belief that success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and a connection that extends beyond the classroom to address the needs of the whole child and the whole family. Each Celebree School is a village made up of parents, children, and educators with a focus on curriculum-based care that prepares your child for kindergarten and beyond.

Programs are available for children six weeks to 12-years-old with unique curriculums designed to develop positive social skills and values while allowing children to learn about their world through age-appropriate play, projects, and activities. Care is available part-time or full-time, and parents are allowed to drop in and visit at any time.

When franchisees invest with Celebree School, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and a proven business model backed with 28-plus years of experience in providing exceptional early childhood education. For more information of franchising opportunities visit https://www.celebree.com/franchising/.

About Celebree School

Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. Learn more about how we grow confident children who are prepared for school and life at Celebree.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

17 03, 2023

Growing People Big and Small: Celebree School Debuts First Urban Location in Canton

2023-03-17T10:45:00-04:00March 17th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Early Childhood Education Franchise Expand Baltimore Footprint to Meet Demand in City Limits.

BALTIMORECelebree School, a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and after school care, and summer camp programs, will open its newest school on April 17 in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore. Located at 3904 Boston Street, the new school will provide a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional and academic needs of children while adhering to Maryland’s early education standards.

Celebree School has 20-plus locations in the Baltimore metropolitan area, but the Canton school is its first within the city’s boundaries. While schools in urban settings often look different than their suburban counterparts, Celebree School of Canton will feature the same premier learning center while prioritizing outdoor play space, as it features a 6,000 sq. ft. risk-based playground with age-appropriate play areas set to fuel imagination.

Enrollment is now open, and community members are encouraged to schedule a site visit at Celebree School’s Welcome Center located at 720 S. Montford Avenue, Suite 101, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m.4 p.m. For more information, call 410-202-8816.

Celebree School of Canton is the second Celebree School owned and operated by local entrepreneur Jason Skidmore. Since he opened Celebree School of Glen Burnie in 2021, Skidmore has watched an impassioned community of educators and parents form around the children who have grown up with his school. Seeing the impact that the curriculum, hands-on activities, socialization, and playtime positively building a strong foundation in a child’s development has inspired Skidmore to expand Celebree School’s educational offerings throughout the Baltimore area.

A native and life-long resident of Maryland, Skidmore has built his career in the Old Line State as the co-founder of a healthcare transportation company he started right out of high school. Skidmore went on to create a management company and a full-service automotive repair and inspection company over the course of his 25-year career. In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Skidmore prides himself on being an engaged parent who took an active role in his children’s education. Ready for a new challenge and the opportunity to continue supporting the community, Skidmore has teamed up with Celebree School to be a part of building bridges between students, parents, and educators in the greater Baltimore area.

“In partnering with Celebree School, I’ve seen how children can blossom when the right people provide each child with a safe and nurturing environment that fosters, growth, exploration and learning,” Skidmore said. “I want to continue creating exceptional experiences for the families who trust us with their children, and I also want to continue to create opportunities for local educators to partner with a leadership team that is passionate about helping teachers pursue advancement in the field of education. Operating these Celebree Schools has introduced me to the phenomenal community of teachers, advocates, and parents across Baltimore who believe in the power of education. I am honored to work with and support our extended family every day.”

Celebree School lives by its promise to Grow People Big and Small™ and was founded on the belief that success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and a connection that extends beyond the classroom to address the needs of the whole child and the whole family. Each Celebree School is a village made up of parents, children, and educators while providing curriculum-based care that prepares your child for kindergarten and beyond.

With a 28-plus-year history of providing superior early childhood education, Celebree School delivers a stable, secure learning environment that helps children develop a lifelong love of learning. Programs are available for children six weeks to 12 years old with unique curriculums designed to develop positive social skills and values while allowing children to learn about their world through age-appropriate play, projects, and activities. Care is available part time or full time, and parents are allowed to drop in and visit at any time.

“We’re honored to continue to help brilliant entrepreneurs like Jason actualize their business goals and have them continue to grow within our Celebree School family,” said Richard Huffman, Founder and CEO of Celebree School. “As we continue to expand our brand’s footprint through franchising, it’s more important than ever that we partner with local community leaders who have a passion for early childhood education. The opening of Jason’s second school brings me immense pride and joy. I know he is the perfect franchisee to drive our mission forward.”

Celebree School of Canton will be open Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m.6:30 p.m. For more information on Celebree School of Canton and its upcoming grand opening event slated for May, please visit the local website, or call 410-202-8816.

About Celebree School

Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small™, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. Learn more about how we grow confident children who are prepared for school and life at Celebree.com.

14 02, 2023

Celebree School Announces Corporate Hub Strategy: Debuts in Cary, NC

2023-02-14T11:54:57-05:00February 14th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Early Childhood Education Franchise to Open First School in North Carolina Fueling Statewide Franchise Development.

CARY, N.C.Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs, is rolling out an aggressive corporate hub strategy as the emerging franchise brand expands beyond its home state into new markets across the country. The first corporate school to debut under this strategic growth initiative is Celebree School of Cary, as company executives see vast franchise growth potential across the state.

The new corporate-owned school is slated to open Q4 2023 at 11550 Green Level Church Rd. As the first location to open in North Carolina, Celebree School looks to grow and enhance brand awareness while awarding franchise agreements in key markets across the state, including the Raleigh-Durham DMA that can boast 18 locations and the greater Charlotte market that has the opportunity for 16 schools. Celebree School recently opened in Fort Mill, SC, servicing the Charlotte DMA as the brand continues to ramp up expansion efforts.

As Celebree School seeds the market with a corporate hub, the brand will have the opportunity to truly become a local expert. Not only will this aid in identifying prime areas for growth, but it will also play a critical role in recruitment, enrollment, and training as part of franchisee onboarding and opening.

“This is an exciting chapter in our brand’s growth journey,” said Richard Huffman, Founder and CEO of Celebree School. “With a 28-plus-year history, we’ve built an incredible infrastructure for growth and are now strategically expanding across the country with like-minded franchisees who believe in our brand and our mission. With many of our competitors sold out in such key markets, we bring forth an exciting franchise opportunity for eager entrepreneurs looking to develop in areas with strong demand for high-quality early childhood education.”

Celebree School is set to open five additional corporate hubs in strategic growth markets across the country: Atlanta; GA; Boston, MA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Orlando, FL. All corporate locations are projected to open by the end of 2024 with the intent to help drive franchise growth. These development efforts contribute to Celebree School’s aggressive expansion goal of opening 150 new schools over the next three years.

Today, Celebree has 26 corporate schools, 13 franchise locations, and 90-plus in various stages of development. As franchise development continues to surge, Celebree School is looking for qualified and engaged individuals seeking single and multi-unit opportunities who are involved in their community, have a passion for childhood education, and are eager to explore the world of franchising.

Celebree School lives by its promise to Grow People Big and Small™, and was founded on the belief that success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and a connection that extends beyond the classroom to address the needs of the whole child and the whole family. Each Celebree School is a village made up of parents, children, and educators with a focus on curriculum-based care that prepares your child for kindergarten and beyond.

Programs are available for children six weeks to 12-years-old with unique curriculums designed to develop positive social skills and values while allowing children to learn about their world through age-appropriate play, projects, and activities. Care is available part-time or full-time, and parents are allowed to drop in and visit at any time.

When franchisees invest with Celebree School, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and a proven business model backed with 28-plus years of experience in providing exceptional early childhood education. For more information of franchising opportunities visit https://www.celebree.com/franchising/.

About Celebree School

Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small™, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. Learn more about how we grow confident children who are prepared for school and life at Celebree.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

7 02, 2023

Growing People Big and Small: Celebree School Debuts in East Norriton

2023-02-07T20:07:59-05:00February 7th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Early Childhood Education Franchise Opens in East Norriton, Brings Well-Rounded Program to the Community.

EAST NORRITON, Pa. — Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs, will open its newest school in March in East Norriton. Located at 2714 Dekalb Plaza, the new school will provide a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children while adhering to Pennsylvania’s early education standards.

Celebree School in East Norriton is owned and operated by local entrepreneurs Ashish and Ranjeeta Patel. Ashish has worked for Fortune 500 Financial Institutions and IT companies as a Senior Executive for the past 17 years, and Ranjeeta previously worked as a Senior IT Executive with Fintech Company. Ashish and Ranjeeta come from a family of educators who operate multiple education institutions and have been providing high-quality education for more than 35 years. Like their family, Ashish and Ranjeeta have always felt called to the education industry. After years of working in other industries, they are now able to answer that calling and pass on their love and commitment to quality education. They are both thrilled to have the opportunity to provide the best early childhood education experience for students in their community.

“Education is something we value and are very passionate about,” said Ashish. “Coming from a family of educators has shown me the importance of a high-quality early education. I have experienced that first-hand as both a student and a father of two young boys. This has always been my calling, and my wife and I are fully invested in making sure our students receive the best education possible.”

Celebree School lives by its promise to Grow People Big and Small™, and was founded on the belief that success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and a connection that extends beyond the classroom to address the needs of the whole child and the whole family. Each Celebree School is a village made up of parents, children, and educators while providing curriculum-based care that prepares your child for kindergarten and beyond.

With a 25-plus-year history of providing superior early childhood education, Celebree School delivers a stable, secure learning environment that helps children develop a lifelong love of learning. Programs are available for children six weeks to 12 years old with unique curriculums designed to develop positive social skills and values while allowing children to learn about their world through age-appropriate play, projects, and activities. Care is available part time or full time and parents are allowed to drop in and visit at any time.

“We’re honored to continue to help brilliant entrepreneurs like Ashish and Ranjeeta actualize their business goals and have them join our Celebree School family,” said Richard Huffman, Founder and CEO of Celebree School. “As we continue to expand our brand’s footprint through franchising, it’s more important than ever that we partner with local community leaders who have a passion for early childhood education. The opening of this school brings me immense pride and joy. I know they are the perfect franchisees to drive our mission forward.”

Celebree School began franchising in 2019 and now has 27 corporate locations, 14 franchise locations, and more than 70 franchise licenses in various stages development. With strategic expansion underway, the brand has set an aggressive development goal of opening 150 new schools by 2025. When franchisees invest with Celebree School, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and a proven business model backed with 25-plus years of experience in providing exceptional early childhood education. For more information of franchising opportunities visit https://www.celebree.com/franchising/.

Celebree School – East Norriton is open Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m.6:30 p.m. For more information on Celebree School in East Norriton, please visit https://www.celebree.com/east-norriton-pa/ or call 610-400-3404.

About Celebree School

Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small™, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. Learn more about how we grow confident children who are prepared for school and life at Celebree.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

8 11, 2022

Virginia Proves to be an A+ Market for Celebree School: Announces 13 Signed Franchise Agreements

2022-11-08T11:37:15-05:00November 8th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Early Childhood Education Franchise Grows Statewide Presence, Four Schools Slated to Open by End of 2023.

ARLINGTON, Va.Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs, is capitalizing on growth potential in Virginia. The brand announces 13 franchise agreements in various stages of development across the state, plus an additional seven schools under future development agreements. Of these, four schools are projected to open in Arlington, Herndon, Alexandria, and Dulles by the end of 2023.

The new schools will join four currently open and operating Celebree Schools in the state – Reston, Henrico, Ashburn, and Tysons-Jones Branch. Company leadership sees vast growth potential across Virginia with opportunity to add six schools in the Northern Virginia market, five schools in Southern Virginia, and three schools in Virginia Beach. These development efforts contribute to Celebree School’s aggressive expansion goal of opening 150 new schools over the next three years.

“After developing successful schools in our home state of Maryland, Virginia was a natural next step as a target growth area for our continued franchise expansion,” said Richard Huffman, Founder and CEO of Celebree School. “With strong demand for high-quality early childhood education and brand awareness from our successful corporate schools in a neighboring state, we’re eager to get these new schools open and operating to best serve the community.”

The next Celebree School to open in Virginia is Celebree School of Alexandria, projected to open in January at 2450 Mill Rd. On the heels of this opening will be Celebree School of National Landing, opening in Spring 2023 at Metropolitan Park for Amazon’s second Headquarters in Arlington. In Summer 2023, Herndon residents can expect Celebree School of Herndon to open in their community, and by late 2023 Celebree School of Dulles is projected to open its doors.

Celebree School lives by its promise to Grow People Big and Small™, and was founded on the belief that success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and a connection that extends beyond the classroom to address the needs of the whole child and the whole family. Each Celebree School is a village made up of parents, children, and educators with a focus on curriculum-based care that prepares your child for kindergarten and beyond.

Programs are available for children six weeks to 12-years-old with unique curriculums designed to develop positive social skills and values while allowing children to learn about their world through age-appropriate play, projects, and activities. Care is available part-time or full-time, and parents are allowed to drop in and visit at any time.

“With a 25-plus-year history, we’ve built an incredible infrastructure for growth. By partnering with like-minded franchisees who believe in our brand and our mission, we’re poised for long-term success,” added Huffman.

As franchise development continues to surge, Celebree School is looking for qualified and engaged individuals seeking single and multi-unit opportunities who are involved in their community, have a passion for childhood education, and are eager to explore the world of franchising.

When franchisees invest with Celebree School, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and a proven business model backed with 25-plus years of experience in providing exceptional early childhood education. For more information of franchising opportunities visit https://www.celebree.com/franchising/.

About Celebree School

Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small™, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. Learn more about how we grow confident children who are prepared for school and life at Celebree.com.

4 08, 2022

Celebree School Announces Multi-Unit Houston Agreement with Tejani Group, Set to Debut in Texas in 2023

2022-08-04T12:11:50-04:00August 4th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Early Childhood Education Franchise Expands Nationwide Footprint as Seasoned Entrepreneurs, Salma and Irfan Tejani, Grow Business Portfolio.

HOUSTON — Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs, has announced a multi-unit signed agreement that will bring the first Celebree School to the state of Texas. Site selection in the greater Houston market is underway as the first school aims to open late 2023.

Behind the multi-unit agreement are husband-and-wife franchisees, Salma and Irfan Tejani. Together they own, operate, and continue to expand the Tejani Group, which boasts a diverse portfolio of businesses, ranging from oil and gas to retail and real estate, across multiple states they’ve grown over the past 12 years. The duo come from humble beginnings as Irfan’s career began as a cashier at a gas station before leaning into his entrepreneurial spirit and becoming a multi-unit, multi-brand business owner. Salma is a first-generation college graduate who earned her bachelor’s degree in English and History and master’s degree in Educational Administration at Texas A&M University. Along with raising two children, Salma currently heads the Administration and Accounting department at Tejani Group. Salma was inspired by Irfan to follow her passion in education which led to the discovery of Celebree School and the opportunity to bring the premier early childhood education franchise to their community.

“I truly believe that for kids to build confidence and to flourish in their own individual strengths, they need a strong foundation and support system in place. As we dug into the details of this franchise opportunity, we aligned on every mark – core values, mission, culture, proven business model, and talented support team,” said Salma Tejani. “As a parent, I know how challenging it can be to find an early childhood education provider you trust – a place that’s safe, feels like home, and where your child can thrive. From the moment we walked through the doors at Celebree School, we saw it as a place our own kids would attend. As active entrepreneurs part of our growth-driven company, we look to make meaningful partnerships and we are delighted to have found that in Celebree and are so excited to bring it to our community here in Houston.”

Celebree School lives by its promise to Grow People Big and Small™, and was founded on the belief that success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and a connection that extends beyond the classroom to address the needs of the whole child and the whole family. Each Celebree School is a village made up of parents, children, and educators with a focus on curriculum-based care that prepares your child for kindergarten and beyond.

Programs will be available for children six weeks to 12-years-old with unique curriculums designed to develop positive social skills and values while allowing children to learn about their world through age-appropriate play, projects, and activities. Care is available part-time or full-time, and parents are allowed to drop in and visit at any time.

“This is an exciting milestone in our growth journey as we break into a new state,” said Richard Huffman, Founder and CEO of Celebree School. “There’s an unwavering demand for high-quality early childhood education, and this coupled with an open real estate market opens up the opportunity for statewide development. With a 25-plus-year history, we’ve built an incredible infrastructure for growth. By partnering with like-minded franchisees, like Salma and Irfan Tejani, who believe in our brand and our mission, we’re poised for long-term success.”

As franchise development continues to surge, Celebree School is looking for qualified and engaged individuals seeking single and multi-unit opportunities who are involved in their community, have a passion for childhood education, and are eager to explore the world of franchising. The Celebree School leadership team sees vast growth opportunity across Texas in key markets including Houston, Dallas, and Austin.

Today, with 26 corporate schools, eight franchise locations, and more than 80 franchise licenses in various stages development, Celebree School has set an aggressive development goal of opening 150 new schools by 2025.

When franchisees invest with Celebree School, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and a proven business model backed with 25-plus years of experience in providing exceptional early childhood education. For more information of franchising opportunities visit https://www.celebree.com/franchising/.

About Celebree School

Founded in 1994, Celebree School is a leader in early childhood education that provides infant and toddler care, preschool, before and aftercare, and summer camp programs. With a mission to Grow People Big and Small™, Celebree School believes success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection. Each school employs a customized program that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and academic needs of children and follows applicable state guidelines. In 2019, Celebree School launched its franchise offering. Learn more about how we grow confident children who are prepared for school and life at Celebree.com.