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Neighborhood Kids to Exhibit at Fort Lauderdale, Florida Franchise Show September 9th and 10th

The faith-based preschool concept founded in Wellington, Florida, over four decades ago is working on expanding in Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa

By Morgan Wood1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSORED 10:10AM 09/07/22

As Neighborhood Kids, the faith-based preschool concept that provides exceptional early education and foundational family values, looks to expand, it will be exhibiting at its first franchise show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 9th and 10th, 2022 at booth 313.

After serving Florida families for over four decades, powering through the COVID-19 pandemic and undergoing a brand refresh, the brand moved to franchising to further expand its reach.

“We’d like to have Neighborhood Kids franchise owners situated strategically in communities in South Florida and Central Florida,” explained Frank Toral, CEO of Neighborhood Kids. “We are seeking franchise owners in communities that can support large preschools throughout Florida and then ultimately, if that goes well, to begin opening up schools across the south and beyond.”

The demand for private Christian schools is high as ever, and many families are left on waiting lists as they work to enroll their children in programs that align with their personal values. Toral explained that the same rings true for all Neighborhood Kids locations.

Since January 2021, all Neighborhood Kids locations have remained at capacity with additional students on waiting lists.

“Neighborhood Kids is committed to positively impacting neighborhoods across Florida by providing exceptional early education together with foundational family values,” Toral said.

For Toral, this looks like bringing safe, fun faith-based learning to the early childhood education scene in Florida and beyond. As the brand begins its expansion, growth within the state will allow new franchisees to leverage the existing love for the brand while closely connecting to the founders and support of others within the Neighborhood Kids network.

“We give [franchisees] an opportunity to earn a good income, but to make a huge difference — a generational impact — in their communities and the lives of hundreds of kids. So it's a sense of purpose. You know, we're looking for purpose-driven leaders,” Toral explained.


Neighborhood Kids got its start as a preschool established in Wellington, Florida, in 1978. Now a private, faith-based early childhood education organization, Neighborhood Kids provides generational impact through safe, fun, supportive, and God-honoring early education environments. For more information, visit