What to Expect with Our Preschool Franchise

When you invest in Ivybrook Academy, you are investing in so much more than just a business. You are investing in your future and setting yourself up for a better quality of life. With our half-day Preschool franchise, you’ll be making an impact on children in your community while enjoying more time for yourself. Though the total investment will depend on several factors, you can expect the costs to range from approximately $400,000 to $630,000*. This total investment includes franchise fees as well as working capital.

Take a look at Item 7 of our current FDD below to learn more about the expected investment. We also have a free funding guide that helps you choose the financial path that’s right for your franchise journey. Contact the Ivybrook team for more information.

You are investing in your future and setting yourself up for a better quality of life.

Type of Expenditure Amount
Initial Franchise Fee $50,000 - $50,000
Training & Opening Support Fee $10,000 - $10,000
Real Estate and Facility Coordination Fee $10,000 - $10,000
Construction, Leasehold Improvements 1 $173,000 - $340,000
Furniture, Fixtures, Classroom Equipment 2 $66,000 - $77,000
Outdoor Classroom (playground equipment) 3 $8,000 - $17,000
Signage (interior and exterior) 4 $6,000 - $10,000
Computer Hardware and Software 5 $1,500 - $3,000
Rent Deposit 2 6 $15,000 - $20,000
Utility Deposits 7 $1,000 - $2,500
Insurance Deposits and Premiums 8 $2,000 - $3,500
Pre-opening Travel Expense 9 $400 - $2,000
Grand Opening Advertising 10 $20,000 - $25,000
Professional Fees 11 $17,000 - $29,000
Business Permits and Licenses 12 $100 - $1,000
Reserves – 3 Months 13 $20,000 - $30,000
Total Initial Investment* $400,000 - $630,000


1. The high estimate assumes your space will require more extensive construction in the upfit process. These numbers do assume that you will have a tenant improvement allowance needed to retrofit your space. You must lease or provide a suitable facility for the operation of the franchised School. You may choose a larger facility, but it will increase your operating costs. Your cost to lease or purchase space is difficult to quantify because there are many variables that may impact your overall costs including landlord contribution, the size of your location, rates for construction, personnel, freight, vendor pricing and taxes, overall costs and efficiencies in your market. Your landlord, developer, or builder may refund your security deposit or other fees paid, but most will not refund rental payments or other payments made. You should ask your leasing agent or landlord about their refund policy before you sign a lease agreement.

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Ivybrook Academy Childcare Franchise

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