@SurfNTurf -I know what you mean. My sister’s friend also had an early childhood education degree and opened up a few play gyms in the area. She went with an established franchise because she wanted a business model that was already proven and she wanted to be able to focus on the classes and the overall enrollment numbers.
She really has a lot of fun and even does parties for the parents. She says that being around all of those young children and even babies made her a little nostalgic about her own children because her kids are grown now.
She really loves the business and is looking to expand in the future. She also thought about opening an academic preschool too. This is one business that you won’t have to advertise much and there will always be significant demand.