The Fit by Five Preschool program was created in 1969 by Betty Perkins Carpenter of Rochester, New York. She developed the program after years of studying children's movement through the Perkins Swim Club. In 1985 she decided to expand her program and branched out to franchising.
In 1994 we decided we would like to run a business of our own and we wanted a business that would allow us to be with our children also. At the time, we had 2 small children - a 2 year old (now 22) and a 6 month old (now 20). We purchased a franchise from Ms. Perkins, and opened Fit by Five Preschool in North Olmsted. By 1999 we had outgrown our facility and built a new larger facility in Westlake.
We have 4 children now and all have gone through the Fit by Five Program. All are very successful in their education. All are athletic, and all are great kids. We could not have had a better place for being self-employed or raising our children.