BRICKS 4 KIDZ- An International Creative Science Program For Kids

Organization Sponsor: Bricks 4 Kidz®

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Program Description

Bricks 4 Kidz classes provide an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, we play… with LEGO® bricks. Programs are built around our proprietary model plans, designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as space, construction, and amusement parks. Our specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks 4 Kidz approach to educational play. At Bricks 4 Kidz, we believe that kids learn best through activities that engage their curiosity and creativity.

We offer activities for children ages 3-13+, including:

After-school enrichment classes

Week-long summer camps

Birthday parties

Preschool classes

Kidz Night Out

Our programs provide a safe, relaxed learning environment where initiative is invited and self-expression is celebrated. Model building provides opportunities for problem-solving and helps kids develop an appreciation for how things work. All this takes place while kids are having fun and socializing in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Funding Sources: 

Bricks 4 Kidz can be used as a Fundraiser.

Strategies For Sustainability: 

BRICKS 4 KIDZ has a high probability for success in your area because:
•It’s a proven model – truly a home-based business;
•Requires only a modest investment;
•Has NO national competition;
•Quick ROI on your low-cost franchise;
•Has high profit margins;
•Has low fixed overhead;
•It’s easy to operate;
•It can be easily taught to anyone;
•The classes, camps and birthday parties are affordable by nearly any family;
•Parents view the classes, camps, and birthday parties as educational and therefore feel that the fees are well spent;
•The BRICKS 4 KIDZ Schedule follows the school-year calendar – no corporate hours with this business.
•Year-round income with camps during school vacations and birthday parties anytime.
•Thrive in any economy by providing affordable classes to parents who put education first on their list of expenditures.

After School Programs
Pre-School Classes
Birthday Parties
Summer Camps
Field Trips
Camps

Impact Of Program: 

The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® model, was founded by Michelle Cote in St. Augustine, FL. Michelle started an after-school Spanish Class (outside the school system).Michelle was awarded the bid for both the after-school Spanish and the Creative Science Lego® class. That summer Michelle advertised a Spanish Camp and a LEGO® Camp. She had 3 children sign up for the Spanish and 35 children sign up for the LEGO® camp!Today BRICKS 4 KIDZ® has over 100 franchises throughout the world making it one of the fastest growing franchises in the US and Canada (and possibly the world).

Evaluation Tools: 

The Bricks 4 Kidz® Franchise is one of the most creative new ideas in the Franchising industry today. At #5 on Entrepreneur Magazines BEST new franchise list, and possibly the fastest growing franchise in the US and possibly the world,

Key Elements Towards Success: 

GOALS

•Introduce engineering and architecture principles
•Explore math and science concepts
•Increase general knowledge through discussions related to each model
•Develop social/emotional skills such as patience, teamwork and communication in the process of completing a project
•Enhance self-esteem by solving problems and completing projects
•Improve fine-motor skills as children manipulate small components
•Utilize multiple learning modalities to engage visual, kinesthetic and auditory learning styles
•Teach important classroom skills such as organization and following directions
•Foster an appreciation for how things work

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Bricks 4 Kidz® provide what they call an “extraordinary atmosphere where children learn, build and play with LEGO bricks”. We as adults know the children will love it, the children think it is wonderful fun, and with the classes, playing with LEGO® bricks has become super cool for the kidz. They know what they like and most children have always liked LEGOs!

Length and Stage of Project: 

In the Spring of 2008 on going.

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