Posted on Dec 7th 2017
December 2nd, 2017 –Romp n’ Roll, a modernized kids gym that offers a variety of fun and educational classes, camps, and birthday parties for children ages 3 months to 5 years, has announced the opening of its newest location in Omaha, NE at 6720 South 178th Street. This marks the first location in the market. Grand opening celebrations will take place the week of December 10th.
With a deeply rooted passion for child education, the new Romp n’ Roll will be owned and operated by local entrepreneurs Luke and Tara Sprakel. Looking to meet demand in West Omaha, Luke and Tara sought an early childhood franchise that would fit the needs of their young family and be conveniently located.
Romp n’ Roll has redefined the $10 billion dollar early education segment by perfecting the intersection of education and entertainment. With proprietary curriculums and a variety of entertaining classes and birthday party options, Romp n’ Roll includes gymnastics, sports, dance, music, art and even cooking classes –all which vary based on a child’s development level to ensure there is an option for everyone.
“Romp n’ Roll was founded to meet a needed demand for young children, and it’s our franchisees’ passion and commitment to families in their communities that makes Romp n’ Roll successful ,” said Michael Barnett, CEO and co-founder of Romp n’ Roll. “With the right people and tools in place, our brand is focused on nationwide growth so we are pleased to announce this latest expansion in Omaha and look forward to watching Luke and Tara Sprakel grow their business to new heights.”
Founded in 2004 by husband and wife duo, Michael and Babz Barnett, the Romp n’ Roll concept was created in response to a lack of high-quality, contemporary child development programs and classes available for their own children. The entrepreneurial couple realized that a business concept aimed at young children in their prime developmental years would never be just a fad, as parents would always be on the lookout for educational, engaging opportunities for their children. Romp n’ Roll has grown to 13 locations and is on track to add 6 more centers in 2018.
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.