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15 Reasons to Choose Willowbrae Academy As Your Franchise Partner!

SEEDS represents what we do to ensure delivery of high-quality education in a safe and nurturing environment. We believe it is what truly differentiates Willowbrae Academy from all other childcare providers. Willowbrae Academy's SEEDS is a proprietary program designed by Willowbrae Academy that sets a new standard for delivering high-quality childcare. The S E E D S acronym reflects the five unique areas that Willowbrae Academy focuses on: S = Standards of Excellence, E = Education & Resources, E = Exercise & Life Skills, D = Delivery & Operation and S = Safety & Security. For more details, visit our main web site here.
Non-Operator CEO Model
Our franchise looks for great entrepreneurs that have the business experience to grow and build a business. We help the franchisee hire an experienced childcare Director and provide the management tools and real-time metrics to ensure the franchisee has detailed knowledge of what is going on within the business. This business model ensures that the Director can focus on mentoring and managing staff, operational management, and delivering excellence in early childhood education, while the franchisee can focus on mentoring the Director with business management and fiscal responsibilities.
World Class Education
At Willowbrae Academy, we believe in making each day a unique learning experience for the children in our care. Willowbrae Academy's proprietary Learning Tree contains our learning philosophy, areas, and roots. Our programs are based on three methods of learning: Emergent, High Scope, and Montessori. For more details, visit our main web site here.
Braeview Communication Software
Open communication between parents and Willowbrae Academy staff is fundamental to the success of a child’s care. When parents and teachers work together and form a positive, open line of communication, children will receive the finest childcare possible. At Willowbrae Academy, we have developed several avenues of communication to ensure that parents are always aware of what their child is doing while in our care. Our proprietary Braeview Software is reinventing how parent communication is delivered. For more details visit our main web site here.
Our comprehensive training program is a key benefit of Willowbrae Academy franchise ownership. We provide a detailed, thorough training program, that includes all aspects of start-up, operations, employee management and systems implementation. The Willowbrae Academy culture is one of training, mentoring and coaching, and continuous improvement.
Our Franchise Development Team and Corporate Support Team have numerous years of business experience and have opened numerous Willowbrae Academy franchises. We have extensive business processes to guide CEO’s through all phases of opening and optimizing Willowbrae Academy franchises. The 6 phases are: Introduction and Discovery, Due Diligence, Academy Design, Academy Build, Academy Open, AND Optimize.
Willowbrae Creative Kids
At Willowbrae Academy, we understand creative play is important for young children. We have developed Creative Kids, a unique program exclusive to our Academies, to meet these needs. Children learn about the world around them by looking at, listening to, and touching their surroundings. The goal of Willowbrae Academy Creative Kids is to provide an environment that exposes children to a creative environment through participation in artistic and cultural activities. For more details visit our main web site here.
Young Scholars
Willowbrae Young Scholars
Willowbrae Academy understands the importance of early learning and recognizes that children learn through the interactions that they have with the people and material around them. Willowbrae Young Scholars program focuses on providing enriched opportunities and experiences for children to develop their Literacy, Mathematics and Science skills both inside and outside the classroom. Our Early Childhood Educators encourage children to explore and discover the world around them through self-directed and guided activities. Daily activities provide children with the opportunity to learn about Literacy, Mathematics and Science through hands-on interactive play. Willowbrae Young Scholars focuses on five key branches of learning; self-expression, listening, exploration and discovery, identification and recognition, and problem solving within the academic fields.
Willowbrae Kid Fit by BodyBreak
Willowbrae Academy understands that building a solid foundation for healthy living is extremely important. We believe that if children learn healthy habits at an early age, they have these habits for life. Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can significantly lower the risk of adverse health effects. Healthy children are more likely to grow into healthy adults. One of the best strategies for raising healthy children is to improve a child’s diet and physical activity, while educating them about the importance of making positive choices. Willowbrae Academy has partnered with Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod of BodyBreak, to develop BodyBreak KID FIT. BodyBreak KID FIT is a healthy-living initiative designed to educate both children and their parents about the importance of daily physical activity, rest & sleep, healthy food choices, and other positive lifestyle habits. For more details, visit our main web site here.
Our marketing strategy contains demographics data to ensure we can assist the franchisee target market specific groups and areas. We use a combination of social media, print media, community events, academy open houses and printed media to ensure the community is aware of Willowbrae Academy and the great programs we offer. Our sign-up rate for parents that have completed a Director led tour is extremely high.
Quality Assurance Program
Willowbrae Quality Assurance (QA) is used to ensure Willowbrae Academies meet or exceed quality standards and support the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of our children. While every state/province has a licensing agency that oversees regulations, our Academies are also required to fulfill our own extensive QA Review. Willowbrae Academy QA provides the foundation for the highest quality childcare programs, focusing on childcare professionals, programs & activities, health & safety, services, and quality relationships
Infrastructure and Technology
Our infrastructure and security is enterprise grade and was designed and built by an experienced team of IT professionals. Willowbrae Academy uses biometric access control, high definition security cameras, and many other leading edge technologies to ensure we can monitor and control access to our Academies. We have partnered with Cisco certified engineers to ensure our data and applications are safe and secure. Our entire network is built on state of the art cloud based technology and is managed and updated remotely by our corporate IT team.
Revenue Predictability
Predictable Revenue is creating consistency year-over-year with revenue and business growth based on a formulaic process. That way, you're "predicting" how much "revenue" your business is going to consistently generate. Willowbrae Academy has created a suite of tools to baseline planned revenue and track actuals for current and future revenue with real time data. This gives the franchisee great insight into current and future business performance.
social responsibility
Social Responsibility
Willowbrae Academy has built an ethical framework which acts to benefit society at large. Our social responsibility must ensure we maintain a balance between the economic development of the business and the welfare of each child who we provide childcare for.
Start up methodology
Start-Up Methodology
Willowbrae Academy has a five-phased methodology for opening and optimizing childcare service and revenue. Phases are: due diligence, academy design, academy build, academy opens and optimize. For more details visit Our Approach page here.
school ready
School Ready Program
Willowbrae Academy’s school ready program is designed primarily for pre-schoolers. The school ready program focuses on skills that prepare and develop school readiness for pre-schoolers.