Bring Doodle Bugs! to your Community!
Doodle Bugs! is a growing family of children’s learning academies offering high-quality child care from infancy to age 12. Since 1992, Doodle Bugs! has evolved from a single, family-run location to a multi-state enterprise spanning 17 locations. As the child development industry continues to expand, Doodle Bugs! is proud to lead the way, constantly investing in building a community of happy children, happy parents and happy teachers.Request Information & Application
Continuous growth for 29 years
At Doodle Bugs!, we’ve never stopped growing.
Founded by the Insinna siblings in 1992, Doodle Bugs! has consistently led the markets that we serve in providing a caring, happy environment where children learn through play. Our uniquely effective approach to childcare has enabled us to grow steadily over the past 29 years, successfully opening 17 centers across three states and educating thousands of children along the way.
Doodle Bugs! opens first location in East Amherst, NY.
Doodle Bugs! opens first franchise location and also expands to Pittsburgh, PA.
Doodle Bugs! opens expands and opens first location in the Rochester, NY market.
Doodle Bugs! opens second location in Florida.
Official Childcare Provider
Sports teams are an important part of the communities that we serve. Doodle Bugs! is proud to be chosen as the Official Childcare Provider for the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Our team of early childhood education professionals work to ensure that our Bravo! curriculum provides an age-appropriate, purposeful and well-rounded education to every child at Doodle Bugs! The specialists who make up the team combine high levels of education and expertise with practical insight into how children learn so that every interaction becomes an opportunity to grow.
Perfect homes for your Doodle Bugs! Franchise.
We’ve crunched the numbers and we think that Doodle Bugs! would be perfect for the following locations.
|Mile Radius||3 Miles||5 Miles|
|Children Ages 0-5
(8,000 - 10,000 sq. ft. facility)
|Children Ages 0-5
(11,000 - 14,000 sq. ft. facility)
|Median Household Income||$65,000+||$55,000+|
Building & Site Criteria
Building Size- 8,000 - 14,000 sq. ft. (single or two story)
Minimum Lot Size- 1-2 acres. Lot size may vary according to building size, setback requirements, storm water management, and municipal parking requirements.
Parking- Twenty-five to forty-five, depending on building size and municipal requirements.
Playground size- 15,000+ sqare feet, level and adjacent to building.
Traffic Count -
12,000+ (8,000 - 10,000 sq. ft. facility)
20,000+ (11,000 - 14,000 sq. ft. facility)
Morning side of street preferred
Who can own a Doodle Bugs! Franchise?
You might be the perfect fit.
Doodle Bugs! is interested in partnering with owner-operators from a variety of different backgrounds. Some are former teachers who were attracted to Doodle Bugs! due to our strong educational philosophy. Others are businesspeople who saw child care as a rewarding and recession-proof investment. Whatever your background, as a franchisee you’ll be able to count on a high level of support, guidance and resources to ensure that your Doodle Bugs! location is a resounding success.
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Think you’re cut out to own your own Doodle Bugs! franchise? Want more information to make it a reality? Fill out the form below to request an application and get started!