Posted on Dec 26th 2017
When you first become a parent or caregiver to an infant, you realize all of the accommodations that have to be made to your everyday life. Need to run to the store? Add 15 minutes to pack up your car seat and diaper bag before nestling your child in the car. Want to take your child outside for some fresh air? You need to make sure that all of the child’s needs are met while you’re on the go, which means planning ahead for clothing, food, toys and the safety of your destination.
New parents also quickly discover that there may be limitations in their community for educational activities that encourage learning through play. Many communities have town-wide recreation programs for older kids but lack the same variety and structure for infants and toddlers. This lack of focused programming can be frustrating for families who want to prepare their small children for school, develop motor and language skills and expose them to a wide variety of new experiences.
Romp n’ Roll fills this gap in communities where valuable activities for younger children are lacking. “We serve children three months through five years old and that age span is just vast when you’re talking about development,” Vice President of Operations Jenneane Snyder explains. “The most important things that will happen in a child’s life happen in those first five years. We have a big responsibility to make sure we are presenting our classes in ways that are appropriate for every age we serve so we put a lot of research into our curriculum development. This is where art meets science – the children are playing and having fun but they are also learning. Our job is to make sure the fun and the learning – the art and the science – work hand in hand.”
Becoming a Romp n’ Roll franchisee serves the children of your community with quality, research-based kinesthetic learning activities that little ones will love to experience. The primary focus of Romp n’ Roll’s philosophy is that children learn through play. Research shows that the act of playing allows the brain to develop problem-solving skills, fine and gross motor skills, and empathy. Owning a children’s franchise allows you to offer a fun, safe, and potentially lucrative place for your community’s little ones to gather and experience high-quality activities.
Many new parents begin to feel isolated with the newest addition to their family, and may not feel that they have a place to take their child with no judgment. “Our customer service really sets us apart,” co-founder Babz Barnett says. “We are committed to nurturing parents. Often, they lose their identity — especially Mom — when that baby comes and they can feel lost. So parents have a place to go that is not only great for the child but is also great for the grown-ups and nurturing for the grown-ups.” Not only will kids want to attend Romp n’ Roll because of the diverse offerings of art, music, cooking, science, sports and dance classes, but parents will also feel supported throughout the process. Parents will tell other parents about their great experiences at your Romp n’ Roll franchise, which will spread quickly in your community. When both kids and their parents are happy with their experiences, you have a winning children’s franchise opportunity on your hands.
As a Romp n’ Roll franchisee, your entrepreneurial spirit will combine with your love of children to make a real impact on your community.
Michael Barnett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Romp n' Roll. In addition to leading the Romp n' Roll management team, Michael is an active member of the International Franchise Association, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and serves on the Board of Directors for Connor's Heroes and Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He and his wife, Babz, were featured on the first season of ABC-TV's Shark Tank.