Kiddie Academy Case Study: The Gaud’s And The Sahejpal’s

Pramod and Ravinder Gaud and Neeraj and Bala Sahejpal opened their Kiddie Academy franchise in April 2006 in San Jose, California, while in their early 30’s. TKiddie Academy brand was new to the area but the Gauds and Sahejpals succeeded in building bonds in the community and setting themselves apart from local competitors. Charged by their success, the Sahejpals acquired another academy,  in Mountain View, California.

Background: With a background in early childhood education, Ravinder began looking at the opportunity to start her own child care business. After she and her husband Pramod decided to explore franchising as opposed to a home-based, independent business, they soon discovered Kiddie Academy. Pramod and Ravinder asked their good friends, Neeraj and Bala to join them in their business venture. Having a background in business and marketing, Neeraj saw it as a terrific investment and was interested in the business endeavor. Bala, who has a Master’s degree in Computer Applications, was pregnant with the couple’s second child and was excited for the opportunity for her children to be able to reap the benefits of quality child care.

Goals: The Gauds and Sahejpals are continuing to build momentum at their two locations by focusing on community outreach projects, staff development and emerging trends in technology. They have set these goals in motion by facilitating several fundraising activities to support local causes and opened an academy computer lab featuring eight computers. With enrollment at both their academies growing, plans are in the works to open additional academies in the broader San Jose area.

Challenges: The Gauds and Sahejpals found the two biggest challenges to be establishing themselves as a leading child care provider in an area where no other Kiddie Academy locations existed, and learning to balance the day-to-day activities with the responsibility of running a business. Despite those challenges, they have continued to persevere and build enrollments.

Results: The couples’ commitment to success has resulted in continued enrollments and an established presence within their community. Parents are continually impressed with Kiddie Academy’s exceptional curriculum and safety features. The Gauds and Sahejpals find satisfaction in being at their academy and seeing their children attend. They have been dedicated to making their academy a home away from home for not only themselves but the Kiddie Academy families they serve as well.  *The information above was taken from this provided document*

It’s so amazing to me to see the perseverance that gets these owners started with their Kiddie Academy.  Not only do they feel successful due to the opening of their franchise but because the parents see the difference.  It’s amazing to me and such a great success story.  If you are wanting to run your own business look into Kiddie Academy franchising, who knows it may be just what you have been trying to find!

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  1. 1

    A great story! And nice to hear the personal story.

  2. 2

    thanks for sharing your story

  3. 3

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. 4

    I’m not sure I even ever heard of kiddie academy I’m currently looking for preschool for my little guy too

  5. 5

    Sounds like a great place to send the kids.

  6. 6

    So nice to hear how successful they’ve been. 🙂

  7. 7

    Such a nice success story!

  8. 8

    They sound like a cut above the rest. Thanks for sharing!

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    Canadian Mom Blogger

    Great success story! I love hearing how people have grown their businesses.

  10. 10

    Sounds pretty neat, thank you for sharing!

  11. 11

    Great story to share.

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    Love hearing stories like this!