Celebree School, a leader in early childhood education providing, looks to a promising post-pandemic future with eight schools expected to open before the end of 2021.
Celebree School was founded on the belief that success in early childhood development is equal parts curriculum and connection that extends beyond classroom to address not only the needs of the whole child, but the whole family. Since inception in 1994, Celebree School has grown from a single preschool to 26 locations and Maryland’s largest, privately-held chain of childcare centers.
The brand expanded in 2019 by launching its franchise offering, selling 39 locations in just two years. Despite the challenges faced by the childcare industry in 2020, Celebree School worked tirelessly to deploy strategic health and safety protocols in each of its schools while also responsibly adding new franchisees into its system.
“After growing the Celebree School brand for over two decades and enjoying many successes along the way, I knew I wanted to give other entrepreneurs the chance to feel the same pride in business ownership that I felt,” said Founder and CEO Richard Huffman. “I’m overjoyed to see the interest and momentum we’ve achieved in such a short time and look forward to adding new franchisees to the Celebree School system for years to come.”
Celebree School’s strength and determination was recognized with the 2021 Fran-Tastic 500 Award by FranServe Brokers, honoring brands going beyond the norm and helping people fulfill their dreams of business ownership through franchising.