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The Whole Child Learning Company

Franchise

The Whole Child Learning Co. offers educational enrichment programs for children. The Gigglebytes program features computer education for children ages 2 through 12. Little Amigos is a Spanish language program. Busy Bodies is designed to stimulate a child's interest and imagination through activities including music and games. The Whole Child also offers Great Minds, an academic skill development and tutoring service for school-age children. The programs are offered at day care centers, community centers, preschools, and private schools. Franchisees receive business training, laptop computer and resource software, startup materials, and ongoing support.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$14,500
Net worth required
$25,000
Investment
$32,600 - $38,800
Franchise fee
$29,500
Units in operation
36

Overview

Noticing a lack of quality computer education programs for children, husband and wife Matt and Lindsay Barron founded Gigglebytes in San Marcos, Texas, in 1996. Combining Lindsay's teaching experience with Matt's sales and marketing experience, they sold their computer education service to preschools, day-care centers and after-school programs. In 1997, they changed the company's name to The Whole Child Learning Co. to reflect its expanded curriculum, including martial arts and physical movement classes. The company began franchising in 1999.

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