We don’t follow the leader.

We ARE the leader!

Zach and Michelle Richards
Founders of Giggles Drop In Childcare
Servicing North and South Carolina – and beyond

Why We Are Here

We began Giggles Day Care, Inc, in 2008, because we couldn’t find a suitable child care alternative for our family’s needs.  We wanted a clean, modern and well-appointed space with staff that was hyper-focused on one thing; providing outstanding care of children.


We knew what we wanted and it didn’t exist in our marketplace, so we created it; from scratch.

Thank you for taking some time to learn a little about what makes Giggles Drop-In Childcare tick…

Our Story

Giggles Drop-In Childcare started in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2008.  Our team members come from all walks of life and include teachers, programmers, mothers, campers, entrepreneurs, graphic artists, fishermen, fathers, photographers, musicians, readers, hikers, travelers, volunteers, students, fashion designers, corporate executives but, most of all, hard workers.

With such a diverse group of people, we bring a unique perspective to the childcare industry that affects everything we do!

Our founders and team members believe in carving new paths in the child care, day care and day care franchise industries.  We believe  in hard work, caring about families and enjoying life with the ones you love.

We don’t follow the leader.
We are the leader!

About Giggles Drop in Childcare

Fifteen Years & Running

We started Giggles Drop-In Childcare from a kitchen table.  Literally.  We had a vision to make a positive change in the child care industry, and we haven’t stopped.  As a matter of fact, our two founding principles, Michelle and Zach Richards, can still be caught having discussions (ok, arguing the finer points…) late into the night about the importance of building a child care business that cares about your children as if they are our own.

We happen to think kids rock!!

Giggles Drop In Childcare

Since those first days, we can proudly say that
Giggles Drop-In Childcare
offers the highest quality childcare services. 

We take pride in maintaining extremely clean child care centers that are fantastically modern, impeccably furnished and FUN!

Most importantly, though, in our opinion, we can say that our team members are the most hyper-focused, dedicated, honest, caring, dependable and truly awesome childcare people on the planet!

Spreading The Love

We are so excited about the future of Giggles Drop-Childcare, that we decided to offer our expertise to other like-minded people.  So in 2013 we started selling franchises.

We are picky.  We make sure to sell only to those individuals who share our values and vision for the future.

Treating people right is fundamental to how we do business.  We treat our customers the way we would want to be treated and we treat our team members like family.  We treat ourselves to a hard day’s work and a great night’s sleep.  We even take off on Sundays because we all need some downtime with our own families and friends.

Our goals have always remained the same:  Have fun, do great work, give the best care to children we can give, tell the truth and repeat!

If you are a person who holds our beliefs close to your heart and values life and children as much as we do, we would love to meet you.  Give our company all call at 1-855-DROPINS, shoot us an email at sales@gigglesdaycareinc.com, send us a message on facebook, or shout out on twitter.

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