Business Overview

This personalized childcare center is in the heart of St. Charles County. It is situated on highway commercial property which makes it easily accessible for parents. Due to the convenient location, it can service children from surrounding counties including Lincoln and Warren County. The center is unique in size, and the atmosphere it provides is unlike other childcare centers in the area. The children range in age from 6 weeks through 12 years and it does include a summer program for school age children. The specially developed curriculum is ordered from an online source making it easy for any teacher to follow. This childcare center has occupied the building for 10+ years and has a well-established reputation in the community. Many of the children come to the center by word of mouth and it requires little advertising. This is a highly sought-after childcare center that operates routinely on a wait list. The staff members are all required to have extensive background checks and are certified to work in childcare.


  • Asking Price: $745,000
  • Cash Flow: $160,252
  • Gross Revenue: $556,520
  • FF&E: $17,381
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 2009

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:Yes
  • Building Square Footage:N/A
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:8
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

This highway commercial property provides exceptional visibility to drivers passing by. The building includes a main level with a finished lower level. Both levels have exit doors that provide direct access to the playground. There is 3,360 feet of usable classroom space in total. The facility does include a kitchen area where meals (breakfast, lunch and snack) are prepared and served to the children. There is a camera monitoring system in the interior and exterior of the building that provide for additional viewing into the classrooms. The facility is equipped with a keypad entry system for added safety. All doors to the facility lock automatically from the outside.

Is Support & Training Included:

Will train for 2 weeks @ $0 cost. A St. Charles County Business License is needed. The daycare center is licensed for a base number of 49 kids, with the latitude to have 1/3 above this amount at certain times throughout the day. There are currently 60 kids enrolled. All of the teachers are state certified to work in early childhood development and training. All are certified in CPR and First Aid.

Purpose For Selling:

Other Business Interest.

Pros and Cons:

Although there are other pre-school daycare centers, this facility has remained at or near capacity.

Opportunities and Growth:

Possibly facilitating evening tutoring for older students.

Additional Info

The venture was established in 2009, making the business 13 years old.

The business has 8 FT/3 PT employees and is located in a building with disclosed square footage of N/A sq ft.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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