What Sets Us Apart? EVERYTHING

The MKU Difference - What Sets Us Apart? EVERYTHING

We are the premier Montessori Child Care Franchise, offering our Franchisees the unique hybrid of a Childcare center, coupled with the curriculum and philosophy of the Montessori approach and a proprietary Reggio inspired Art & Science program.

We will ensure that our franchisees are well supported and that each owner has the same passion for quality as we do. The Montessori Kids Universe corporate development team will be with you every step of the way, from construction, development or conversion, through opening!

We will simplify the start-up process, by offering years of experience and professionals to assist. You will be able to focus on your center marketing and begin to learn the business, while we focus on the rest.

You will not just be buying a franchise, but investing in a successful business for your future.


Our unique model combines an authentic Montessori pedagogy, enriched with our proprietary Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum. Your child will have the opportunity to develop into a joyful, confident learner who is prepared for success in school and life. Well trained; certified; Montessori teachers act as guides; fostering the academic; cognitive; social, and emotional development of each child.


Reggio Emilia Inspired

pic_child001Montessori Kids Universe is proud to offer Davinci Kids… our proprietary Reggio Emilia inspired arts and science program. The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. The curriculum is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum. Children are believed “knowledge bearers,” so they are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about everything they could meet or do during the day.The Reggio Emilia philosophy is based upon the following set of principles:




It is important for the Franchisee to invest the time to learn everything about operating and managing a Montessori Kids Universe school. We do not require the franchisee to act as the Director, however, understanding the business is a critical factor for success. Prior business experience and management skills are definitely an asset, however the desire to learn every facet of the business is key. It is equally necessary to meet the licensing requirements determined by your state. Most states have rigorous licensing procedures, which must be followed by the Franchisee and Director. We will help you step by step in the licensing of your school.
First and foremost, a Montessori Kids Universe franchise school is the first and only model of its kind. The combination of a school with an authentic Montessori curriculum, combined with a Reggio Emilia inspired enrichment program is unique. Another advantage of owning a Montessori Kids Universe franchise is being able to draw from the successful 25+ years experience of the founders, Nancy and Tom Boehm. The easily recognizable Montessori Kids Universe logo combined with the expertise in school development and proven operating procedures, are added benefits that definitely enhance your venture.
No! This is a great benefit to our franchisees. Unlike some childcare franchises, where the requirement is to build a building with huge debt service into the millions of dollars, we look at many possible options where your school can operate. Over the years, we have operated schools in strip malls, industrial parks, hospital wings, and have also owned buildings of our own— you name it. The reduction of cost and ease of entry is a critical factor in our value added school franchise opportunity. Some clients request the option to purchase or build a school, we can definitely assist with this process as well.
Simply put, your success is our success! Our system is designed to guide you from the time you make the decision to purchase a franchise through to ribbon cutting and beyond. We begin with the financial arm, assistance with the loan process, the real estate search, etc., guiding in all facets of the process of development of the school.
Montessori Kids Universe offers new franchisees extensive training. Training takes place on site at your school as well as our corporate office. Using our proprietary systems and proven techniques, you will learn everything you will need to know about operating a profitable franchise location. The extensive Operating Manuals will also provide details on policies and procedures for every facet of operations. We continue to support the franchisees through on-going training programs. We keep staff up to date through webinars, on site visits, monthly support meetings, etc. Each location will be inspected periodically to insure compliance in all areas of operations.