Getting Started!

Step
1

Site Selection Support

We’ll help you find the ideal space for your school.

Coordinated through our Director of Real Estate our national real estate team will use demographic data along with years of commercial real estate experience to help you select the ideal site for your franchise. Your future school can be purchased or leased. To fit the needs of your community, it can be developed as a new building, a retrofit of an existing structure or within a shopping center or office park.

Step
2

Franchise Disclosure Document

You will receive the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), lenders we recommend for financing and discuss potential territories.

Step
3

Discovery Day

You will participate in MKU Discovery Day either virtually or in-person. You will have an opportunity to meet the team, answer all of your questions so you have a thorough understanding of the entire process. Voted #1 for best Customer Service in America by Newsweek Magazine, we are very proud of the training and support we deliver to our franchisees.

Step
4

Signing of Franchise Agreement

You will sign your Franchise Agreement and begin the journey!

Step
5

Training and Support

Training and Support begins upon the signing of your Franchise Agreement. You will meet with the training/ support team, access your project management software, and be guided on each step along the way.

Step
6

School Opening!

You will be guided through all the processes through your school opening and beyond! We are here as your partner to help you be the best school in your community.

Our Childcare Montessori Philosophy

At Montessori Kids Universe (MKU) our philosophy is a beautiful combination of authentic Montessori methods, Reggio Emilia Methods and developed together with DaVinci Kids. Let’s look more at each of these.

Montessori Method

The Montessori Method is an educational philosophy developed over a hundred years ago by an Italian physician; Dr. Maria Montessori. Through research with children, Dr. Montessori discovered a unique methodology observing how children learn. The Montessori Method fosters individuality, enabling each child to follow their own interests in a carefully prepared environment. Students develop a self-driven pace through independent learning. The child is then guided to higher level skills as individual mastery occurs.

Social Graces and Courtesies are a core component in a Montessori Kids Universe school. We believe in modeling respect and courtesy. As we model respect, our students develop respect for themselves, their classmates, teachers, classroom and community.

Reggio

The Reggio Emilia method was founded by a teacher, and educational psychologist Loris Malaguzzi shortly after WWII in Reggio Emilia, Italy. One of the main aspects of the philosophy is the role of self expression. The philosophy believes in the concept of “One Hundred Languages” in that there are “hundreds” of ways for children to express themselves.

Those ways of expressions are described as expressive, communicative, symbolic, cognitive, ethical, metaphorical, logical, imaginative and relational. In following the philosophy materials are presented; and the artist known as the atelier, offers a variety of different expressionist tools that allows the child free reign to express themselves. Initially children explore, experiment and play with the materials but they are subconsciously developing skills and will eventually be able to use those skills to assist in concept development. There is no right or wrong. Each child is allowed to express their individuality thus nurturing creativity and deeper understanding of a topic.

DaVinci Kids

DaVinci Kids, our proprietary enrichment curriculum was developed with the objective to foster creative thinking skills; integrated through the arts and sciences. Our enrichment curriculum provides many provocations and opportunities for the child to participate, igniting curiosity and developing creative thinking skills. Our unique curriculum focuses on creativity through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.). A carefully planned series of successes builds upon the child’s inner confidence, assuring them they can learn independently and creatively. These activities contribute to your child’s healthy emotional development as they continue to build self-confidence.

The combination of the Montessori and Reggio inspired philosophies, integrated with our unique DaVinci Kids curriculum, reinforces and strengthens the child as a competent, creative and curious person. Our curriculum offers an abundance of creative outlets, stimulating projects and social interactions.

Find Purpose and Passion in Your Work
Begin Today to Change a Child’s Life