Our Preschool Franchise Leadership Program Helps You Improve

One of the main benefits of choosing to franchise is gaining access to the support of an established franchisor. KLA Schools takes our responsibility to help franchise owners seriously because we know it will also positively impact the educational outcomes of our schools. Our preschool franchise leadership program is a perfect example of this commitment.

Created and delivered by Mecca Johnson, founder and President of My Joy Speaks and a consultant for KLA Schools, the “Leadership Power Series” is designed to help franchise owners develop their skills to provide a supportive environment for teachers to deliver a better student learning experience. Mecca’s 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood education, the majority of which were in a senior leadership position with a national franchise company, have provided her an experienced, unique, and innovative perspective on leadership.

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The program takes KLA franchise owners on a transformative journey to shape their understanding of leadership skills necessary to achieve success in the early childhood education industry. Whether you’ve spent your career working as an educator or pursuing other interests, you’ll benefit from the focus on understanding how to lead people in this unique industry.

KLA Schools is committed to offering our franchise owners a structured framework to develop their leadership skills. The benefits of what you’ll learn through the program can be passed along to the teachers and staff at your childcare franchise to ultimately improve every facet of operating your KLA School and most specifically your students’ classroom experience.

What Makes Our Preschool Leadership Program Effective?

Building an effective childcare experience that delivers what parents and children deserve is about more than delivering a first-in-class curriculum. One of the most important parts of holding a leadership position is utilizing emotional intelligence to strengthen working relationships. This is particularly vital to your success in early childhood education, given the age of the students who will be attending your KLA preschool and the importance of developing trusted partnerships with parents

The KLA team recognizes the importance of nurturing mental and emotional health–not just for young children but also for your staff. By offering the “Leadership Power Series,” we strive to help you learn how to lead with confidence, authenticity, and empathy. The program doesn’t just give you base-level pointers on leadership–it heavily focuses on the significance of emotional intelligence in building resilient, successful teams and fostering a healthy work environment.

The “Leadership Power Series” equips you with the tools to excel in a rapidly evolving world. It also helps you adapt quickly to the shifting needs of your leadership teams and the teachers and students in the KLA Schools classrooms that you will oversee as a franchise owner.

By completing the series, you can unlock the keys to having a lasting impact while nurturing and preparing the next generation for a life well lived. This program has generated incredible results for our franchise owners, helping us stand out from standard daycare options in the minds of staff, parents, guardians, and children.

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The “Leadership Power Series” Difference

If you’re curious to learn how the “Leadership Power Series” is actually structured, we’re happy to offer a breakdown here. This comprehensive program covers essential ways that your KLA franchise can redefine leadership in both individual classrooms and the early childhood education industry overall. Speaking on what inspired this unique program, Mecca Johnson explained:

“I believe we are created for relationship. I love people and find my greatest joy and fulfillment in helping the adults in a child’s world to self-direct, to hold themselves accountable, and to establish authentic relationships so they (we) can deliver the best early childhood education experience to the children entrusted to our care.”

The program is split into twelve distinct modules to address each individual aspect of the approach to leadership that the“Leadership Power Series” takes. Each session provides opportunities for instruction, fosters interaction, and encourages valuable feedback that you can incorporate into your leadership style.

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Additionally, the program utilizes cohort groups to collaborate with other attendees while learning from other leadership team members about their experiences and expertise. The twelve modules that you will complete during the Series cover the following topics:

Through the program, Mecca has coached franchise owners to success in the areas of:

You will earn up to 24 hours of management and leadership training for the year by attending all available sessions. Additionally, as a KLA franchise owner, you'll be provided the opportunity to participate in ongoing workshops. These will allow you to continue your development as a school leader by putting your new-found knowledge to work, building a superior school experience for your students and staff.

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Ready to discover the powerful difference that the “Leadership Power Series” can make for your KLA Schools franchise? Reach out to discuss our approach to operating a preschool and how a franchising agreement can make sense for both of us!

Mecca Johnson is founder and President of My Joy Speaks and a consultant for KLA Schools. Mecca’s 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood education, the majority of which were in a senior leadership position with a national franchise company, have provided her an experienced, unique, and innovative perspective on leadership. She has been a teacher, director, consultant, coach and speaker and trainer for many years. As a consultant, Mecca coached owners to success in the areas of leadership, education, operations policies and procedures, marketing, culture, state licensing compliance, relationship building, administrative, HR issues and more. As the Executive Director of Training and Development for a national franchise, Mecca and her team were responsible for successfully developing, delivering, assessing, and evaluating the effectiveness of training for corporate team members, over 300 Franchise Owners, and approximately 15,000 directors, teachers, and staff.

“I believe we are created for relationship. I love people and find my greatest joy and fulfillment in helping the adults in a child’s world to self-direct, to hold themselves accountable, and to establish authentic relationships so they (we) can deliver the best early childhood education experience to the children entrusted to our care.” MJ

Our Classroom Layout Sets Your Childcare Franchise Apart

The classroom in which your child learns can impact them just as much as the curriculum they are learning. Those who run standard childcare franchises typically don’t spend much time perfecting the layout and design of their rooms.

As such, the rooms found in most typical early learning facilities are mainly used as places to keep students in a central area so teachers can keep an eye on them. Yet, designing a classroom that aligns with your school’s approach and educational goals can have significant benefits for our children.

If you own a childcare franchise, you may be missing the chance to stand out to prospective families if you’re following the same room model as most others in the field. Parents are constantly searching for childcare options that can further their children’s educational development. With so many options in the market, it’s important that your preschool can differentiate itself from the standard daycare offering.

KLA Schools is one of the few early childhood education schools that embraces the opportunity to create unique and intentional classroom spaces. We work side-by-side with each KLA preschool franchise owner to help them design a preschool building that best fits their community. Our collaborative approach ensures that franchise owners can incorporate their visions for their dream preschools into the school that we develop together.

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What Does a KLA Franchise Facility Look Like?

The KLA team employs a number of architects and designers to help bring your vision for a preschool to life in the form of a franchise location. We keep the owner’s vision in mind from the very start by identifying and obtaining the ideal real estate for your location and ensuring we understand your aspirations for your school.

KLA franchises typically need at least:

KLA also provides our franchise owners with flexibility in acquiring the real estate for their childcare facilities. They can buy or lease the land to build on, or simply buy or lease an existing building that fits our required dimensions.

Our Classrooms Shape Students’ Education

The KLA team’s attention to detail remains just as strong throughout the process of developing our classrooms. The Reggio Emilia Approach utilized at each KLA preschool helps shape the way we design the layout of each room. KLA Schools encourage children to collaborate and interact with their environment, rather than simply listening to instructors’ lectures.

To make this possible, we build classrooms that are open and spacious so children and teachers can easily interact and be engaged in the different experiences offered in the classroom. These large rooms are bright and airy, helping children feel more at ease during the school day. Even our hallways are wide with large windows to filter in natural sunlight.

We place plants throughout the school and use natural colors and soft materials to inspire feelings of comfort for students. KLA Schools attendees often experience better educational outcomes than those who attend other schools thanks to the approach we take in designing our classrooms to match our overall educational style.

How We Differ From the Standard Early Learning Classroom

Most schools are designed to fit as many children as realistically possible, without many other considerations. KLA Schools know the importance of a classroom setting to a children’s educational experience.

Our franchise owners can do the following to build strong enrollment at their KLA locations:

Colorful and Inviting Aesthetics

KLA classrooms are designed with vibrant colors and innovative materials for the children. Bright hues and playful patterns create an inviting atmosphere that appeals to a child's sense of curiosity and wonder. Our franchise owners can strategically choose decor to promote a positive and engaging learning environment.

Flexible Seating Arrangements

Unlike traditional classrooms with rows of desks or small shared areas, the KLA team encourages our franchise owners to utilize more flexible arrangements, as guided by the Reggio Emilia approach. This allows children to feel more comfortable while learning and collaborating.

Learning Centers

We design our classrooms to serve as learning areas in more than just the traditional sense.  Each school features a Wide Hallway (Piazza) as a collaborative space, Ateliers for art and graphic representations, and outdoor spaces. These areas are designed to encourage exploration and help children develop a variety of skills.

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Low Shelving and Open Storage

Child-sized shelves are a common feature in preschool classrooms. These low shelves provide easy access to materials and encourage independence and endless learning opportunities. Open storage bins and labeled containers help students learn to organize and clean up after themselves.


Documentation of the children’s work will be displayed on the walls to show the evolution of their learning processes. They serve as a visual record of the children's learning journey and create a sense of ownership and pride in their accomplishments.

Natural Light and Ventilation

Whenever possible, KLA classrooms incorporate natural light and ventilation. Large windows and outdoor views connect children with the outside world and create a more pleasant and healthful atmosphere.

Learning tools

Specific required documentation such as letters, numbers, calendars, and other learning resources will be available for the children as a learning tool.

Accessible Materials

Materials and supplies are organized and easily accessible to children. This encourages them to explore, experiment, and engage in hands-on learning.

KLA’s classrooms are just one part of our highly unique setup that differentiates our franchises from other childcare options. KLA franchise owners can leverage our unique approach to create an early childhood education experience that delivers exactly what families are looking for.

Contact us to learn more about our investment opportunity and how the classroom setup used at KLA Schools can improve your ability to stand out from standard daycares in your area.

Our Investment Offers More Value Than a Daycare Franchise Cost

Every business owner must be mindful of their investment costs when deciding to start a new business venture. Those who fail to do so risk being overwhelmed in their efforts to keep the business running. This is particularly true when it comes to daycare franchise costs, which not only involves the cost to launch their business but also the time, effort, and expenditure to market themselves to families in the area.

Daycare businesses face this challenge because many lack specific elements or characteristics that help them stand out from other nearby childcare options. Those who open a standard daycare business without a unique differentiator will likely find that their new venture doesn’t offer the value their investment warrants.

Savvy entrepreneurs should instead look to invest in a preschool franchise with a unique approach to early childhood education. KLA Schools has delivered better educational outcomes because of the way that we set up each franchise location. We use the innovative Reggio Emilia method to build our preschool curriculum, which focuses on making students more active participants in the classroom. We also help franchise owners design their classrooms so students and teachers can be their most productive. These factors go hand-in-hand because the Reggio Emilia method encourages children to learn by using their senses and exploring their surroundings.

Building the Ideal Preschool Franchise

KLA Schools has spent many years helping entrepreneurs open an early childhood education franchise that can appeal to parents and young children on a number of levels. We’ve used this method to structure our start-up costs in the most efficient way possible.

The franchise owner’s initial investment should cover all the necessary aspects to open the school. They’ll also want to ensure the school’s critical functions are operating at the optimal standard to meet the expectations of parents and students, as well as their own. At the same time, the franchise investment cost should not force entrepreneurs to overcommit and put the school’s financial performance in a difficult situation from the beginning.

This is one important area where investing in a KLA Schools franchise offers more value compared to a standard daycare franchise cost. It’s important to note that there is likely to be some difference in what each KLA Schools franchise owner will need to spend on each element, based on things like:

Below, we’ve outlined each area our costs cover and the difference each can make for a franchise owner’s chances of success by investing with us.

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Real Estate, Construction, and School Layout

KLA Schools has specific requirements for each location that we open. The school buildings must be large enough to fit spacious classrooms, have ample room outdoors for a playground, and be situated in an area that is easily accessible to parents dropping off and picking up their children. Some states and local communities also have regulations for school buildings and their parking lots.

Fortunately, the KLA team has plenty of experience in these matters and can help investors find the right space that fits their budget. KLA has helped numerous franchise owners acquire real estate, whether they choose to purchase or lease the land, construct a new building, or repurpose an existing one. Our team has formed relationships with franchise-friendly financial institutions and real estate investment trusts (REITs) that can assist with franchise financing.

Franchise Training and Support

At KLA Schools, our franchise owners come from many different backgrounds – even outside of the education field. We make training efforts available to them so they can overcome any new roadblocks they encounter while preparing to lead a childcare program.

Their investment in our franchise helps us acquire the training materials that will familiarize them with the Reggio Emilia method, KLA Schools’ brand, and other preschool operations they can leverage to become the top option for young students in their area.

Local Marketing

KLA also helps spread the word about each new school we open with our franchise owners: we set aside a portion of the initial investment to place physical ads to cover the surrounding communities of each school location.

The KLA team also utilizes digital efforts to reach parents searching the internet for the childhood education center that best fits their child’s needs. These marketing plans allow our new schools to connect with young families who want to find a childcare option that does more than a basic daycare.

What It Takes to Open a KLA Childcare Franchise

Opening a childcare facility often comes with significant costs that are not always apparent, no matter how an entrepreneur attempts to structure it. KLA Schools understands the importance of clearly stating certain financial qualifications that our franchise owners must meet so they know what to expect. Our requirements for an investor to franchise with KLA include:

KLA Schools can provide an educational experience unlike any other – which is why our franchise owners have been able to build thriving school communities with us. They can use our franchise expenses to grow their business with positive momentum while avoiding the pitfalls that traditional daycares often struggle with.

Have questions about the KLA Schools franchise ownership investment cost structure? Reach out to us today, and we’ll discuss how much you can expect to spend with our preschool franchise opportunity!

Why Open a Preschool Franchise in Texas with Us?

At KLA Schools, we are looking to bring our unique and innovative early childhood education franchise to new communities across the country. One of our main areas of focus is launching our preschool franchise in Texas with the right investors. Texas has become an attractive place for young families to raise their children, particularly in recent years. KLA Schools offers a preschool experience that can prove to be more rewarding for students than the average daycare families might otherwise turn to. The KLA team is confident that placing our franchise opportunity in a state like Texas, with many strong markets, will create positive outcomes for both franchise owners and their students.

KLA Schools has been working alongside motivated entrepreneurs and educators to open leading childcare facilities for many years. We work together with our franchisees to deliver a better educational experience through our curriculum and the ways we determine the design layout of our schools. Students attending KLA Schools are encouraged to explore their classroom environment and interact with their surroundings. Our curriculum supports our multisensory approach to learning by encouraging children to learn by doing. Through experiential exploration that includes the following, children can make better sense of their environment:

Parents and guardians are frequently searching for an early childhood education option that can give their children the best learning experience possible. KLA School franchise owners can make this a reality by bringing a KLA preschool to their area. Opening a preschool franchise in Texas with KLA can give you a chance to make the most of your investment and become a leader in the communities you enter.

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Texas Is Ideal for Preschools

Texas can offer significant potential for an early childhood education franchise for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, Texas has a rapidly growing population, particularly in metro areas where more families are seeking reliable childcare options. KLA franchise owners can leverage the consistent demand for preschool options resulting from this demographic trend.

Texas places a strong emphasis on education, especially from a young age. The state's educational landscape includes ambitious goals for early childhood education, including their focus on kindergarten readiness. KLA’s innovative approach to early childhood learning aligns well with the state’s commitment to education, making us valuable partners in the state's educational system.

Texas is known for its pro-business environment, as the spirit of entrepreneurialism also thrives here. Entrepreneurs seeking to establish preschool franchises can benefit from the state’s favorable tax structures and access to resources that promote business growth and sustainability.

The multicultural fabric of Texas also presents an advantage for early childhood education franchises. Tailoring programs to accommodate a variety of cultural backgrounds and languages can help attract a broad, inclusive clientele.

Texas is one of the largest states in the country, offering a variety of potential locations and settings for a KLA childcare franchise to open in. This diversity of options allows franchise owners to find communities and demographics that will appreciate the curriculum and approach of KLA Schools. Below is a list of some of the top communities our team believes will be eager to welcome a KLA Schools preschool.

Dallas and Fort Worth Preschool Franchise Opportunities

The Dallas/Fort Worth area is abundant with neighborhoods of families searching for nearby childhood education options, given the two cities’ proximity. Both host several companies from a wide variety of industries. As parents and guardians of young children working for these companies in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth areas, childcare services are clearly top of mind, making a KLA Schools early learning center that can inspire their children to learn and flourish in a welcoming and stimulating environment a likely choice.

There are plenty of nearby suburbs that are home to many young families with connections to Dallas and Fort Worth. Those living in the area will appreciate the difference a KLA preschool can make in their student’s educational experience.

An Austin Childcare Franchise Opportunity

Austin has long been regarded as one of the best cities to live in by native Texans. After all, Austin is the state capital and one of the largest cities in Texas. For good reason, Austin has also caught the attention of many people around the country in search of a new place to call home – and young families are no exception.

A new KLA franchise would enable you to capitalize on the trend of young adults moving to Austin and starting families there. Families currently living near the city or considering moving there will feel more comfortable staying put once they know that an outstanding preschool of KLA's caliber is attainable.

Houston Preschool Franchise Opportunities

Houston, not only the largest city in Texas but also the fourth-largest in the entire country, has the capacity to welcome a large number of residents, including plenty of families with young students. Houston also has several other characteristics that make it an attractive place to live in or near, boasting of:

The KLA team is confident in our franchise owners’ chances of success – and Texas is just one of the markets we are eager to enter and share our mission with. With our backing as your franchisor, the KLA Schools location you open should have a great chance to become the top childcare option in your area.

Want to learn more about our franchise ownership opportunities in Texas? Contact the KLA team today to see if our goals for a preschool franchise align!