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). In the Spring of 2008 while filling out the forms to become a "School Board Vendor," teaching Spanish at the school the following school year, Michelle noticed a category on the form for "Creative Science." Her son loves to play with Lego® bricks, and she thought to herself, "Maybe I could lead a Creative Science Lego® class too." 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!
After seeing the excitement over the Lego® bricks, Michelle decided to go with the Lego® after-school class in the fall - and it took off. That fall, Michelle found herself at 3 different elementary schools with an average of 20 students in each class every week. Now, just a year later, Michelle has contracts with 10 schools in the St. Augustine area!
In addition to teaching classes at the public schools, Michelle also taught a home school Lego® class during the day while her children were at school.
BRICKS 4 KIDZ provides project-based programs designed to teach principles and methods of engineering to children, ages 3-12, using LEGO® bricks through after-school classes in public and private Elementary and Middle Schools, as well as pre-schools, holiday and summer camps, in-school field trips and birthday parties
For many people, the dream of owning their own business is just that - a dream. But it doesn't need to be. With a BRICKS 4 KIDZ franchise you can turn your dream into a reality and be your own boss, create a new career and begin enjoying the many benefits of business ownership.
Guidance on how to obtain contracts with public and private schools. Training
One-week comprehensive classroom and on-the-job training program at our corporate training center.
Exclusive use of our proprietary Operations Manual.
Franchise Management Tool - our proprietary software to help you manage your business.
Tools for success
Use of BRICKS 4 KIDZ name, logos and trademarks.
Access to proprietary and proven systems and techniques designed to make business ownership simple and efficient.
Your own email address on our website.
A well managed website that will promote your BRICKS 4 KIDZ business at an easy to find web address, that will post your address, phone number and other contact information as well as all your classes and other activities (camps, birthday parties, etc).
A research and development team working hard to stay ahead of industry trends.
Sales and marketing training, including how to obtain school contracts and utilizing our proven marketing strategies.
24/7 telephone consultations with our franchisee support team.
Scheduled visits from field support representatives.
Meetings, teleconferences and workshops designed to keep you informed and ahead of market needs