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Children’s Lighthouse Franchisee Discusses Entrepreneurial Journey

The Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ franchise model has many benefits, including the opportunity to work with some of the most experienced entrepreneurs and franchise professionals in the business.

Recently, a Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ franchisee was profiled in the Round Rock Leader to talk about her journey to entrepreneurship. Round Rock local Richa Lawania decided to open a Children’s Lighthouse after her search for quality educational child care in her area resulted in frustration and disappointment. She’s experienced great satisfaction in knowing that she’s providing child care services that are a step above the competition, both in quality of care and education.

“They have their own curriculum called “Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠” that is a character-values based curriculum,” Lawania said in the article. “We will focus on one character value every month. We want students to learn more than just the ABCs, English, math and science, but to be a good human being as well.”

This is just one example of the influence that Children’s Lighthouse franchise owners can have on the entrepreneurial and educational landscape of their communities.

Click here to read the full story. For more information on Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ and available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com.

 

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ Celebrates Accomplishments

As a noted industry leader in educational childcare, Children’s Lighthouse has been reaching new heights in every aspect of the business.

In 2016, Children’s Lighthouse signed 12 agreements and built and opened four centers in Birmingham, Alabama; Overland Park, Kansas; Lewisville and Fulshear, Texas. These accomplishments exemplify Children’s Lighthouse’s expansion into new markets.

Already off to a strong start in 2017, Children’s Lighthouse is opening locations in Gardner, Kansas; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Spring, Texas in April, with additional openings in 2017 including five new Texas locations in Houston, Keller, Round Rock, Cypress and Oak Point, respectively.

The media has taken notice as well – click here to read a full posting on Franchise Harbor for a more comprehensive recap of Children’s Lighthouse’s exciting 2016. For more information on Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ and available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com.

Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Gathers for National Convention

At Children’s Lighthouse, our franchisees are given the tools they need to implement our nationally acclaimed, research-based curriculum to the best of their abilities and work alongside industry experts on the executive team to ensure excellence on every level.

At the 2017 Children’s Lighthouse National Franchisee Convention in San Antonio, Children’s Lighthouse recognized several exceptional franchisees who have made a lasting impact on their communities through progressive educational childcare programs.

The center in Winter Garden, Florida, won the prestigious “Franchise of the Year” award. This special honor was given to a high-performing franchise team that demonstrated remarkable care and execution of educational programs, a commitment to ongoing training and exceptional support for company growth.

Angie and Tim O’Connor, owners of the Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center℠ at Bulverde Road in Texas, won the “Rising Star” award, given to the franchise team with consistently high enrollment numbers, surpassing the benchmarks that measure the business.

Overland Park, Kansas franchisee Aspen Ricks was given the “Bright Start” award, which recognizes franchisees with the highest opening growth rate in the system during 2016.

Finally, the “Golden Anchor” award, given to the franchisees who best maintain steady success and remain positive, was awarded to Steve and Stefani Kulawik.

The conference also provided several networking opportunities for franchisees and vendors as well as franchise panel discussions and educational seminars about maximizing profits, marketing, staff motivation and parent engagement. Exciting brand developments included the announcement that Children’s Lighthouse’s proprietary curriculum was accredited by AdvancED, the largest community of education professionals in the world that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

To learn more about joining this team of industry leaders and available franchise opportunities with Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com

Looking Back at 2016… and Forward to 2017

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ experienced a very busy past year! Not only has our brand endeared itself further in the 40-plus communities we serve, but we also opened four new Children’s Lighthouse locations in Birmingham, Alabama; Overland Park, Kansas and Lewisville and Fulshear, Texas. We also awarded 12 new franchise agreements in Texas, Kansas and North Carolina for a total of 30 new franchises in development. These new locations represent an exciting growth phase for Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company, which we look forward to expanding upon in the new year.

Along with new openings and signed franchise agreements in a variety of markets, Children’s Lighthouse was at the forefront of media attention in 2016 as we continue to act as an expert source on the most pressing education, franchising and entrepreneurship issues of the day for consumers.

Children’s Lighthouse reached new heights in 2016 in widely read franchise publications such as Franchising USA and Franchise Know-How, contributing expert opinions on the many ways the brand contributes to the franchise industry and quantifying the brand value.

On a regional level, Children’s Lighthouse maintained a presence in community-focused publications such as Chicago Woman Magazine, the Katy Rancher and the Lewisville Texan Journal.

There’s no doubt that 2016 was a banner year for growth and media recognition for Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company. For more information on Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ and available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com.

 

Come See Children’s Lighthouse at the Franchise Expo South!

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ is kicking off 2017 on the right foot – we’ll be exhibiting our early childhood education franchise brand at Booth 325 at the Franchise Expo South on Jan. 12-14 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

As we continue to expand our brand into lucrative markets in key regions across the country, the opportunity to exhibit Children’s Lighthouse at the Franchise Expo South is a positive way for those interested in the franchise industry to interact with hot franchise opportunities in the region such as Children’s Lighthouse.

It’s an exciting time to become a Children’s Lighthouse franchisee – the brand is in the midst of an exciting domestic growth phase, and our existing franchisees are happier than ever – in fact, we were recently certified as a 2016 World-Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute. An overwhelming 97 percent of franchisees gave a positive rating to the overall quality of Children’s Lighthouse as a franchisor, and 100 percent gave positive ratings to the overall opportunity provided by the brand.

With more than 40 existing locations and 25 in development, the time is now to join Children’s Lighthouse. For more information on Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ and available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com.

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center℠ Featured in Chicago Woman

The Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ franchise model has many benefits, including the opportunity to work with some of the most experienced entrepreneurs and franchise professionals in the business.

Recently, a Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ franchisee was profiled in Chicago Woman Magazine in a byline about how to manage responsibilities with a business partner. The brand opened a Chicago-area location last year in the Irving Park neighborhood to the excitement of the burgeoning young parent population.

“Make sure you’re reachable by phone and email,” said franchisee Davora Sides about the communication needed to run a business with another person. “As partners, you’ll depend on each other to be there as back up or assist each other in decision-making. If you build that relationship and trust with your partner, your business will be that much more successful.”

This is just one example of the influence that Children’s Lighthouse franchise owners can have on the entrepreneurial and educational landscape of their communities.

Click here to read the full story. For more information on Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ and available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com.

Like a Lighthouse, Children’s Lighthouse Guides Franchisees with Unparalleled Support & Training

Children’s Lighthouse’s dedication to providing children and families with leading-edge educational childcare curriculums is matched only by its commitment to giving its franchisees the most comprehensive, proven training and support on the market.

When you join Children’s Lighthouse, expect a start-up phase that will fully prepare you for the rigors of business ownership, including business plan assistance, financing guidance, real estate selection and construction management advice. You’re making big decisions, and we’re here for you!

Our franchise owners are business professionals – you don’t have to be an educator to qualify, because we’ll teach you everything you need to know. This includes business planning, marketing, customer service, human resources, enrollment building and financial benchmarking training.

And, we’ll set you up with a franchise consultant that can personally support you with ongoing training during quarterly visits, business and classroom management assistance, after-hours staff education, seasonal action plans and quality assessments.

To learn more about the benefits of business ownership and available franchise opportunities with Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers℠, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com.

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers Welcomes Rogers Family to Hoover, Alabama

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers’ franchisees come from a diverse array of backgrounds in different industries, but have all found one thing in common: their desire to provide top-notch educational childcare to their communities.

Birmingham, Alabama-area franchisees Kent and Kim Rogers are experienced franchise owners who have more than 25 years of business ownership and management experience. They were searching for a business that had meaning, desiring to be able to impact kids and connect with their Hoover, Alabama community.

“We fell in love with Children’s Lighthouse after understanding the immense impact that early childhood education could have on the community,” said Kent. “We knew we wanted in on the growth that the brand was experiencing.”

The Rogers’ opened their Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center in August 2016, just in time for the new school year.

“Educational child care is important to families because parents want to give their kids a head start going into kindergarten,” said Kim. “Children’s Lighthouse’s award-winning educational curriculum takes the guessing out of the equation for parents – they know that their children are in good hands with us.”

To learn more about joining this team of industry leaders and available franchise opportunities with Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center Celebrate Prolific Growth Plan with Collected Years of Consultancy

Team of Consultants Appointed to Enhance Educational Childcare Center’s Franchise Expansion in Targeted Markets throughout the United States

FORT WORTH, Texas – In a move to further accelerate the brand’s expansion, Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center, widely recognized as the nation’s leading values-based, early education childcare provider, has appointed a highly qualified group of consultants – Eilene Moore, Robyn White, Anna Sherman, Monica James and Melinda Harris.

“We are proud to welcome this talented group of individuals to the Childrens Lighthouse family. Together, their collective years of consultancy experience serve as a tremendous value to our team,” said Patrick Brown, Co-founder of Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers. “With Robyn, Eilene, Monica, Melinda and Anna on board, Childrens Lighthouse can further its efforts to meet the demand for early childhood education in all corners of the country. We look forward to leveraging all of their extensive knowledge and experience to advance the growth of the company.”

As a team, the group of notable individuals will spearhead Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers franchise growth by offering their assistance and expertise to supplement the teams and processes within the organization. Furthermore, the consultants will serve as a resource to implement, advise on a wide variety of functional and technical objectives. Coming from diverse and impressive professional backgrounds, the team will collaborate on strategic initiatives to convey the franchise growth message across the country.

“The opportunity to add a combined strength of superior expertise to our team was a simple decision,” added Donna Prince, VP of Franchise Operations at Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center. “The goal of our operations team is to provide each franchisee with the support they need to excel.  Our mission is simple.  Their success is our success.”

In more detail, the Children’s Lighthouse franchise consultant team appointment include:

Eilene Moore, Franchise Consultant / Operations Support Manager

Eilene Moore has served as our Franchise Consultant / Operations Support Manager since October 2015. Prior to home office support, Eilene was the Center Director at two Children’s Lighthouse locations from February 2006 to May 2012 and from January 2014 to October 2015. Eilene also served as the Director for the Crowley United Methodist Church preschool in Crowley, Texas from May 2012 until January 2014.

Robyn White, Director of Field Support / Franchise Consultant

Robyn White has served as a Director of Field Support / Franchise Consultant since June 2015. Prior to joining us, Robyn was a sales consultant with USA Shade & Fabric Structures in Dallas, Texas. Robyn has over 15 years of child care management experience with several different companies such as KinderCare, Children’s World and Childtime. In addition, this includes 10 years of multi-unit experience.

Anna Sherman, Franchise Consultant

Anna Sherman has been a Franchise Consultant with us since July 2014. She was previously employed as an Executive Director for Children’s Lighthouse at Grand Mission, LLC, a franchisee of two Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers, in Katy, Texas from January 2008 to July 2014.

Monica James, Franchise Consultant

Monica James has been a Franchise Consultant with us since April 2016. From September 2007 to March 2016, Monica was employed as a sales consultant with USA Shade & Fabric Structures in Dallas, Texas. Previously, Monica worked with Jemcare and has over 5 years of child care experience.

Melinda Harris, Franchise Consultant

Melinda Harris was appointed as a Franchise Consultant this past May 2016. Prior to her recent employment with Childrens Lighthouse, Melinda served as an Independent consultant from January 2014 up until May 2016. She worked with individual families to facilitate placement in Early Childhood Education facilities. Prior to that she worked with Open Door Preschool as a consultant to facilitate their NAEYC accreditation.

To learn more about Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center, please visit: http://Children’slighthouse.com.

About Childrens Lighthouse

Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers are among the leaders in providing value-based educational childcare. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse has 40 centers in operation and 20 additional franchise locations in the development pipeline. Children’s Lighthouse has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal, and has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength, and growth.

For more information about Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center Announces the Opening of a Second Location in Greater Kansas City

Local Educator to Bring Values-Based Educational Childcare Center to the Overland Park Community

OVERLAND PARK, Ks. – Paving a path to academic success for young students, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers today announced the opening of a second location in the Greater Kansas City area. Set to open on Monday, June 6th, the new learning center offers high-quality educational childcare that helps stimulate intellectual development in a safe, warm and welcoming environment designed to bring out the best in children.

The center is located at 12521 Antioch Rd. in the Overland Park community. Aspen Robb, the owner of the neighboring Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Olathe, will own and operate the new childcare center.

“What children learn at a young age, stays with them forever, which is why we have such a special opportunity to build tomorrow’s leaders today,” said Robb. “We are proud to be able to offer parents in our community the opportunity to shape their child’s future through Children’s Lighthouse.”

Local families have clearly taken to the warm and engaging environment Children’s Lighthouse offers. Robb’s center is the third to open in the Midwest. There are an additional 40 centers in operation and 20 franchise locations in the development pipeline throughout the United States.

“Our growth is a direct reflection of the dedication we have to providing children with the highest quality education childcare,” said Stephen Dixon, chief development officer for Fort Worth-based Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company. “Our franchisees want to build a business they can feel good about and, through our centers, they can be confident they are making a positive impact on their community.”

Spanning 10,500 square feet and in a park-like setting on nearly 1.5 acres of land, the new center has 10 individual classrooms and an on-site kitchen to provide students with fresh, healthy meals daily. The center is technology-advanced, featuring iPads and electronic whiteboards, and a classroom management software that will keep parents up to speed with their child’s progress.

The school also features security code controlled door locking, and computerized check-in and classroom surveillance, ensuring parents have peace of mind when dropping their child off. And, with Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers’ Internet monitoring connection, parents can even watch their children from the comfort of their own home or while at work.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers’ mission is to promote positive development of young children in all areas of growth including social, emotional, intellectual, physical and creative development. The centers use and follow an award winning and respected curriculum, which is built on a foundation of academic excellence and character values training.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.childrenslighthouse.com/

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers are among the leaders in providing value-based educational childcare. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse has 40 centers in operation and 20 additional franchise locations in the development pipeline. Children’s Lighthouse has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal, and has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength, and growth.

For more information about Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com.

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