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About KLA Schools

KLA Schools® is an upscale childcare and preschool franchise center, serving children from three months of age through age six. The KLA Schools concept is inspired by cutting-edge educational philosophies including the Reggio Emilia Approach. KLA is building a world-class franchise organization that sets new standards for excellence within the children’s educational services industry. Heavy reliance upon the Reggio Emilia Approach provides KLA with a different method than what has become the standard in American daycare and preschool franchises. Many parents who are seeking the best for their children are drawn to KLA’s new system and the inspirational design of the schools. While childcare and preschool centers often lay claim to having a superior education program or curriculum, few back up this claim with a concrete, verifiable explanation.

Why Franchise with Us?

Are you the perfect candidate? KLA Schools Franchise is looking for franchisees who are passionate about the education of young children. At the end of the day, this business involves a parent’s greatest treasure: their children. The KLA Schools Daycare Franchise opportunities are oriented to someone who is willing to make the care, safety and well-being of the child their number one priority.

KLA Schools Franchise is continuing to expand nationwide! With over ten schools operating, we are looking for qualified franchisees who are passionate about the education of young children to join the growing KLA family! There are several territories that are available throughout the nation, so contact us today to learn more information about our child care franchise opportunities.

A Great Child Care Franchise

As a potential member of the KLA Schools team, it is very important to us that we find franchisees that have a strong passion for the field of early childhood education while also meeting our franchise qualifications. If you are interested in becoming a KLA Franchisee or finding out more information about the franchising process, please get in touch today.

KLA originated back in 2008 when its first location was opened in Brickell, near Downtown Miami by Candy Arocena and her husband, Roberto. In the years to follow, they proceeded to open a total of four corporate owned schools all located in the South Florida area. With both the vision and the resources to generate a national, Reggio Emilia inspired childcare franchise, the founders created the KLA Schools Franchise Program in 2010. Since 2010, KLA has awarded 18 franchises and currently manages 7 corporate schools.

What it Takes to Own a KLA franchise opportunity?

The upfront capital investment needed to own a KLA Schools center begins with $98,500. This amount consists of the funds to meet our Franchise fee which is $78,500 and our Site Selection fee which is $20,000. The Site Selection fee is broken down into two payments, where $10,000 is paid at the signing of the Franchise Agreement and the other $10,000 is paid at the time of the signing of the lease or purchase agreement.

The document below shows a breakdown of the total investment needed to franchise and establish your school. Please note that the provided price range does not include the purchasing of your site location and that price range may vary based on the market of the childcare franchise for sale.

As part of our Day Care Franchise opportunities Support, we help you to obtain financial support through a trusted financial institution. While KLA Schools does not directly provide financing, we have extensive experience and a good working relationship with banks that will be able to help you. KLA Schools Franchise is part of the SBA program which will also help with the financing process.

How much Involvement in a Daycare franchise opportunity is needed?

As a KLA Franchisee you can choose to be as involved in the school’s daily operations as you choose. If you have experience and a background in the field of education and meet the needed qualifications, you may elect to hold a role such as a school director or an assistant director.

If you want a less involved role, you may choose be the on-site owner or operations manager that is involved with the school’s daily operations and needs. Franchise owners can also choose to be an off-site owner where you oversee the operation of the school and your staff for a smaller-scale role.

We will help you to find qualified personnel with the proper educational experience to staff your school, so whichever role you choose to hold, you can rest assure that your school will be operating with highly-trained personnel in the field of Early Childhood Education Industry.

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Roberto Ortega, President

Started Franchising

2009 (12 years)

Total Number of Units

25 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A KLA Schools Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a KLA Schools franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a KLA Schools franchise. The weekly fee for opening a KLA Schools franchise is Royalty Fee Is Due On The 10Th Day Of Every Month.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (KLA Schools Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (KLA Schools KLA Schools has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll).

KLA Schools Company Details

Here are some additional details about KLA Schools.

Parent Company KLA Holding LLC
Initial Investment $78,500
Net Worth Requirement $600,000 - $1,000,000
Veteran Incentives 10% off franchisee fee
Royalty Fee 6%
Ad Royalty 1.50%
Cash Requirement $250,000 - $400,000
Term of Agreement 10 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By KLA Schools

KLA Schools offers several support options to its franchisees. With 25 (as of 2020) units, KLA Schools aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. KLA Schools offers 134 hours on the job training, 100 hours classroom training, and In Reggio Emilia, Italy additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by KLA Schools.

On-The-Job Training 134 hours
Classroom Training 100 hours
Additional Training In Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Field Operations
  • Site Selection
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App
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Is KLA Schools Right For You?

KLA Schools has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find KLA Schools online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of KLA Schools online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a KLA Schools franchise and offer tips to running a successful KLA Schools franchise location.


Why Should You Start a KLA Schools Franchise?

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