Amazing Explorers Academy

Amazing Explorers Academy?- Our preschools are designed for the 21st century learner and inspired by world renowned educational approaches. A groundbreaking day care and early childhood education center setting the standard for preschool learning through the application of the Amazing Explorers proprietary STEAM based curriculum. This innovative day care and early childhood education concept is quickly expanding through franchised and corporate owned locations in Florida and other states.

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Amazing Explorers Academy

Amazing Explorers Academy Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Amazing Explorers Academy?- Our preschools are designed for the 21st century learner and inspired by world renowned educational approaches. A groundbreaking day care and early childhood education center setting the standard for preschool learning through the application of the Amazing Explorers proprietary STEAM based curriculum. This innovative day care and early childhood education concept is quickly expanding through franchised and corporate owned locations in Florida and other states.

The Amazing Explorers™ concept was develop by a task force of leading thinkers in multidisciplinary fields, including university professors, technology experts, and community leaders who helped identify the new challenges facing the early childhood industry and the need to introduce 21st century skills when young explorers are open to learn about the world around them.

Amazing Explorers Curriculum- Amazing Explorers is a pioneer in the STEAM curriculum development and testing for Early Childhood industry. The curriculum places emphasis on fostering self-identity, forming respectful relationships, collaborative learning experience, play, discovery and investigation, social learning, building relationships, and fostering creativity and art making within the context of STEM. Every child will learn in a playful manner through STEM activities, inquiry, play and projects. Science is the foundation of children's learning about their world. At a young age, children need time and encouragement to explore, investigate and learn in natural ways. Aligned with science, we integrate mathematics, technology and engineering activities as a general focus of the curriculum. This foundation of STEM encourages connections with the STEM fields and a belief that children are confident and able to pursue their own ideas in learning.

Company Details

Established: 2015
First Unit Franchised: 2015
Franchised Units: 1
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: Florida and Texas.
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Amazing Explorers Academy

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training: On page 28 of the FDD.

Except as listed below, we are not required to provide you with any assistance.

Pre-Opening Obligations

A. Before you open your Academy, we will do the following:
(AEA FDD 2016 22)

1. We will provide you or your approved architect, at no charge, AEAs copyrighted plan with standard specifications for the construction of a prototypical Academy after you sign the Franchise Agreement. These plans will either be paper copies or digital in PDF format and plans will include exterior and interior design and layout, display requirements, fixtures, furniture, equipment and signage. You will, at your expense, adapt the standard specifications to the Academy. (Franchise Agreement ?8, page 12).
2. We will review and approve or disapprove a proposed site that you select for the actual location of the Franchised Academy. (?8, page 12 of the Franchise Agreement, Site Selection Addendum, FA II).
3. We will designate your protected territory. In our discretion, AEA will designate the boundaries by post Zipi Codes, roads, political boundaries (municipal, county, state or national borders), geographic boundaries (lakes, rivers and oceans), a radius defined by driving distance from approved location or a combination of these factors.
4. If you lease the site for your Franchised Academy, we will approve or disapprove your lease. We may require, as a condition of approval, that your lease contain the lease terms specified. (e.g., provision that restricts the use of the premises solely to the operation of your Franchise; timely payments due AEA and suppliers; restrictions on assigning the lease; right for Franchisor to cure default; notifications, etc. (Franchise Agreement, ? 8, page 12).
5. We will provide an initial training program of up to 5 days of on-site assistance for you (or if the franchisee is not an individual, for the person designated by the franchisee as responsible for the general oversight and management of the Franchised Academy) and for two additional managers prior to the opening at the location we designate, currently at your Academy Location (Franchise Agreement, ?13, page 25).
6.We will loan you one copy of AEA's Confidential Manual, or give you access to a virtual copy, which contains mandatory and suggested specifications, standards, forms and procedures for operating the Franchise Academy after you sign the Franchise Agreement. Our Manual is Confidential and remains our property at all times. We may modify the Manual from time to time, but the modification will not alter your status and rights under the Franchise Agreement. You must keep the Manual confidential and current and you may not copy any part of the Manual. (Franchise Agreement ?7, page11). The Manual Table of Contents is reproduced in Exhibit N. The total number of pages of the Manual as of the date of the Offering Circular is 295.
7. We will provide you with AEA's Proprietary STEAM Curriculum and AEA's Teacher Training Program.
8. We will provide you with a list of approved suppliers for all equipment, supplies, products and services necessary to operate your Franchised Academy. (Franchise Agreement ?9, page 16).
9. We will provide to you such on-site pre-opening and opening supervision and assistance as we, in our sole discretion, deem advisable, subject to the availability of our personnel (Franchise Agreement ?13, page 25).
10. At your request and in the event you enter into a Real Estate Agreement, AEA will review your market area, determine site feasibility and designate the location of the Development Area and Designed Location.
11. We will provide guidelines for your grand opening advertising and promotion programs.

We need not provide you with any other service or assistance before you open your Academy. Length of Time to Open Your Academy

We estimate that the typical time period between signing the Franchise Agreement and opening a new AEA Academy will vary from 6 to 18 months, depending upon factors such as ability to locate a site, negotiate a lease, secure financing, obtain permits and licenses, construct or build out an existing site, purchase and install fixtures, equipment, sign and supplies, and hire and train personnel. If you lease an existing facility, the time to open your Academy may be considerably less since much of the process will be eliminated (purchasing property, securing loan on real estate, hiring contractors, etc.). You must open your Franchise Academy within 18 months after signing the Franchise Agreement or we have the right to terminate your franchise without refunding any fees you have paid. (Franchise Agreement ?21, page 39).

B. Continuing Support. Although not obligated to do so, we may also:
(AEA FDD 2016 23)

1. Provide such other training programs, after the opening of the Academy as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate and at your expense. (Franchise Agreement ?13.2 page 25).
2. Conduct periodic inspections and written evaluations (Standard of Excellence Report) of your operations (products and services offered). (Franchise Agreement ?10.2.7, page 20).
3. Provide such continuing advisory assistance to you in the operation of the Franchised Academy, as we, in our sole discretion, deem advisable. (Franchise Agreement ?8, page12, ?13 page 25 and?14, page 27).
4. Periodically provide to you, at our sole discretion, advice and written materials or videos concerning techniques for teaching, managing and operating the Franchised Academy. This advice may include required and suggested inventory and sales instructions, new developments and improvements in Academy layout and design, and new developments in teaching methods, services, merchandising and packaging of products and services. We are not obligated to assist you in obtaining your inventory. (Franchise Agreement ?9, page 15, ?10 page19).
5. Advise you, at our sole discretion, of recent developments and research in the field of education that might impact your Academy and provide knowledge regarding curriculum and teaching methods and materials as these factors impact the System. (Franchise Agreement ?10, page19).
6. Issue updated information and revisions to the Manual as new and improved methods, systems and procedures for the operation of your Franchise are developed or adopted by us and as we deem appropriate. (Franchise Agreement ?7, page11).
7. Provide local and regional advertising as deemed appropriate by AEA.
8. Evaluate previously unapproved items that you propose for use in your Academy.
9. Provide telephone and e-mail support during business hours at no charge.

Other Info: Franchisee has to read FDD, Manuals and go through training.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Amazing Explorers Academy Franchise.

What does a Amazing Explorers Academy Franchise Cost?

Amazing Explorers Academy franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $500,000-$700,000
Total Investment: $ 3.0M- $3.5M
Minimum Net Worth: $1M
Franchise Fee: $50,000
Royalty: $60,000/yr flat
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 30
Item 19: No
SBA Approved: No
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: No

Is Amazing Explorers Academy a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Amazing Explorers Academy is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Amazing Explorers Academy a Home Based franchise?

No. Amazing Explorers Academy is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Amazing Explorers Academy Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Amazing Explorers Academy does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Amazing Explorers Academy a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Amazing Explorers Academy is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Amazing Explorers Academy Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Amazing Explorers Academy franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Amazing Explorers Academy Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Amazing Explorers Academy franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Amazing Explorers Academy Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Amazing Explorers Academy franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Amazing Explorers Academy Looking for International franchisees?

No. Amazing Explorers Academy franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Amazing Explorers Academy's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


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