Star Franchisee Opens Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center℠ in McKinney

Emily Fernando, center, receiving the 2014 Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company’s Bright Star Award.

The success of Emily Fernando, an award-winning franchisee and entrepreneur, only continues to grow. With plans to spread exceptional child care throughout Texas, Fernando officially launched her new Childrens Lighthouse Learning CenterSM in McKinney. Located at 7900 Stacy Rd., the center proudly opened its doors on June 6, 2018, offering a safe, warm and welcoming environment and providing more children with a space to receive high-quality early childhood education and care.

Fernando has been with Children’s Lighthouse for 10 years and plans to continue her expansion throughout Texas, aiming to open another location in Fate in December 2018. In 2014, Fernando was honored with the Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company’s Bright Star Award for having the highest opening growth rate in the system.

“Emily has been a valued part of the team for years,” said Michael Brown, president of Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM. “She shares our passion for community, nurturing care and education. That’s why we couldn’t be happier about adding an early learning school in McKinney and doing so with such a gifted entrepreneur. Children’s Lighthouse has a bright future in the region.”

Committed to providing top intellectual development and care for children, Fernando felt that Children’s Lighthouse would be very beneficial to the children and parents of McKinney.

“In my opinion, Children’s Lighthouse will serve a very special need in McKinney,” Fernando says. “We will be providing parents a place where they can feel confident that their children are safe and secure, while developing priceless and lasting learning habits. Our Children’s Lighthouse will offer individualized care in a loving and nurturing environment, providing parents with the utmost sense of security that their child is being cared for.”

The new Childrens Lighthouse Learning CenterSM delights children and parents with its 12,000 square-foot location and upgraded turf-surfaced playground including a musical area, complete with windpipes. Parents can also be assured that their children are receiving the best nutritional care, as an on-site kitchen is prepared to serve daily fresh and healthy meals.

There are plenty of opportunities for children to receive high-quality educational child care. Children’s Lighthouse provides both traditional school-hour programs and interactive after-school programs and summer camps, welcoming children just a few weeks old to 12 years old.

For more than 21 years, Children’s Lighthouse has been a leader in early childhood education. Its proprietary Children’s Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.SM system promotes intellectual development, social and emotional growth and active learning through hands-on lessons using the latest technologies.

Children’s Lighthouse is noticeably taking the reigns as a top educational child care center in the industry, with 25 new Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM currently in development or under construction, joining the ranks of the other 47 locations in operation.

Franchisees like Fernando who enjoy entrepreneurial opportunities in educational child care can find thriving business opportunities with Children’s Lighthouse, creating growth in attractive metropolitan areas. In addition, franchisees are offered full support with services such as financing guidance, construction administration and more. Ongoing training and support led by an experienced team of child care veterans ensure franchisees are prepared to lead and provide exceptional child care and educational growth.

Learn more about how you can become a part of Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers’SM continuous growth.

Children’s Lighthouse Makes a Mark at Franchise Expo South

Already a dynamic presence in Texas, Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers continued to garner an unprecedented level of interest as one of the “best of the best” franchise brands that participated in Franchise Expo South held in Dallas from January 18-20.

Children’s Lighthouse has been recognized with a range of accolades including being certified as a Word-Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute. Such praise, along with an exceptional opportunity to carve a niche in early childhood education, draws franchisees to the nationally recognized brand.

Small business entrepreneurs with a passion for unsurpassed child care and learning services find that Children’s Lighthouse provides just the tools needed to launch their careers. Children’s Lighthouse provides site selection and a comprehensive suite of support systems including access to strategic leasing and financing partners and ongoing training and marketing support. Children’s Lighthouse uses cutting-edge technology to conduct comprehensive market and demographic analysis so franchisees can launch their business with targeted data that yields the best results.

Children’s Lighthouse has more than 21 years of experience in early childhood education, constantly tweaking its curriculum to deliver the best results. As the franchise continues to grow, passionate entrepreneurs are learning more about our vision and becoming a part of the Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers family. The Franchise Expo South was another efficient vehicle for entrepreneurs and Children’s Lighthouse to explore common ground and new ways of doing business together.

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Exceptional Children’s Lighthouse Franchisees Recognized at Convention

Franchisees at Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers receive every business tool they need to implement our nationally acclaimed, research-based curriculum. Part of the ongoing support Children’s Lighthouse provides is an annual convention where franchisees get to network with industry leaders and share best practices with the extended franchise family.

The early childhood education franchise also inspires franchisees to invest their very best efforts by recognizing a number of achievements. The 2018 awards were handed out at the recently concluded convention in Las Vegas. Two Creeks – David (Chip) and Amanda Palluch received the Golden Anchor award given to the franchisees who best maintain steady success and remain positive. West Cary’s Raja Davidarulappan was recognized as a Rising Star, given to the franchisee with consistently high enrollment numbers, surpassing the benchmarks that measure business success.

The Bright Star award, which recognized franchisees with the highest opening growth rate in the system during 2017 went to Oak Point’s Michael Carter and Julie Carter. John and Jessica Wilson of Canyon Lakes West, won Community Partner, a special honor given to franchisees in recognition of their superior services and commitment to the local community. The Beacon, Centers that Shine, went to Woodland Springs, Alta Vista.

Finally, Potranco Owners, Ken and Diane Kay, won Franchise of the Year. This special honor is given to a high-performing franchise team that demonstrates remarkable care and execution of early childhood education programs, a commitment to ongoing training and exceptional support for company growth.

Children’s Lighthouse is a beacon in early childhood education models and exceptional franchisees empower the truly impressive inroads the franchise has made.

See Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers at the Franchise Expo South

Looking forward to the new year, Children’s Lighthouse is gearing up for an appearance at the Franchise Expo South, which will take place in Dallas from Jan. 18-20. Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers will be exhibiting the concept in Booth 427.

Expected to draw a crowd of more than 10,000 franchisees, franchisors, vendors, media and visitors, the Expo South provides an opportunity for all interested in franchising to come together to see the industry’s best and brightest. With a significant presence established in Dallas, Children’s Lighthouse will stand out at the Expo South as a franchise deeply committed to high standards in educational child care.

Launched 21 years ago, Children’s Lighthouse provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in approximately 11,000 square-feet of space in attractive metropolitan areas. Complete with initial and ongoing training and marketing support, ownership in a Children’s Lighthouse franchise includes a full suite of support services ranging from access to strategic leasing and financing partners to pinpoint site selection support.

The company delivers its thorough market analysis with its powerful demographic software programs and real estate network, and its architectural partner assists in all aspects of the design work, leaving the entrepreneur to focus on what is most important – the business.

If you’re planning on attending the Franchise Expo South, come say hello at Booth 427!

Children’s Lighthouse Locations Celebrate Autumn with Fall Festivals

As the year comes to a close, Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers all over the country are finding ways to celebrate the return of cooler weather, colorful trees and the approach of the holiday season. In fact, more than 25 Children’s Lighthouse locations recently participated in Fall Festivals.

Consisting of games, music, food, rock climbing, bounce houses, petting zoos, costume contests and much more (depending on location), the Fall Festivals were a fantastic time for seasonal family fun.

Plus, local newspapers caught on to the festivals and reported on the good times had by all. Click here and here to see the coverage.

“As an organization focused around giving children the best experiences year-round, we take great joy in bringing our communities together. The Fall Festivals were a way to not only celebrate the season, but also to show our neighbors in the community all that Children’s Lighthouse has to offer. We’re passionate about intellectual development in a warm, safe and welcoming environment designed to bring out the best in children.”

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

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Children’s Lighthouse Celebrates Three New Openings

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers is growing its presence further in Texas and celebrating two new openings in Oak Point and Keller as well as a grand re-opening in Missouri City.

Franchisee Gigi Gupta oversees the management of the Keller center alongside a center director and full staff of teachers and administrators, and is passionate about bringing high-quality child care to the Keller community.

The Oak Point center is owned and operated by Julie and Michael Carter, who are proud to be able to offer their community award-winning educational child care and know the area and its needs well, as they are both locals.

In Missouri City, the Children’s Lighthouse center is celebrating its grand re-opening and is now owned and operated by Hubert Vaz-Nayak and Madhavi and Pradeep Gokhale.

“Each of these Children’s Lighthouse centers will enrich their communities by providing the high quality educational child care that is so important to parents,” said Stephen Dixon, chief development officer for Fort Worth-based Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company. “Our growth is a direct reflection of the dedication we have to providing children with the highest quality educational child care.”

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Children’s Lighthouse to Open New Cypress Location

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. It’s an exciting time for Children’s Lighthouse as the brand is experiencing significant growth into new neighborhoods and markets around the country.

Recently, Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ was profiled in the City Biz List to announce its most recent opening in Cypress, Texas in the Canyon Lakes community. Local franchisees Jessica and John Wilson are operating the new Cypress Canyon Lakes center, which opened on Monday, August 14.

“Like all parents, our world revolves around our kids – so choosing a family- oriented industry was a top priority for us when we decided to pursue business opportunities,” Jessica said. “We were lucky to have experienced Children’s Lighthouse as parents with a child enrolled in the preschool program, where she excelled and developed a genuine love for learning. We are thrilled to provide that same passion to parents and families in Cypress Canyon Lakes.”

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.

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Children’s Lighthouse Looks to Grow in Mansfield, Texas

For more than two decades, Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers has been at the forefront of providing values-based childcare across the U.S.

Offering the most innovative curriculums and education programs including its signature and proprietary Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. ℠ curriculum, Children’s Lighthouse is the leading educational child care franchise. Devoted to providing parents with a clean, safe and positive environment for their kids’ academic and social development, brand awareness has been increasing as demand for higher quality education centers increases as well.

With more than 40 open locations and dozens of locations in development, Children’s Lighthouse is in the midst of an extensive franchise growth strategy to ingrain the company in attractive communities across the country. As part of this strategic plan, Children’s Lighthouse is seeking to grow its presence in neighborhoods in the Mansfield, Texas area with qualified franchise investors.

It’s an exciting time to become a franchise business owner in Mansfield’s childcare sector, as the city is often pinpointed as ripe for economic development. With double-income and single parent families on the rise, waiting lists are at an all-time high in daycare centers throughout the south Dallas/Fort Worth area. Considering the city’s population has more than doubled in the past 15 years, there is an unequivocal need for educational childcare in Mansfield that Children’s Lighthouse is uniquely designed to meet.

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Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ Welcomes New Additions

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

Though 2017 is only reaching the halfway mark, Children’s Lighthouse is already making strides toward enriching even more communities with state-of-the-art educational child care facilities.

To this point, Children’s Lighthouse has signed agreements to open in the following cities:

  • Denton, Texas
  • Seabrook, Texas
  • Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
  • Metro Houston, Texas
  • Oak Point, Texas
  • Cypress, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Summerwood-Lake Houston, Texas

Additionally, Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ has already opened five new centers in 2017:

  • Gardner, Kansas
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Round Rock, Texas
  • The Woodlands – Creekside, Texas
  • Montgomery, Texas

Join us in welcoming these individuals and teams to the Children’s Lighthouse family!

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Children’s Lighthouse Honored with 2017 Best of Fort Worth Award

Established as a leader in education and child care, Children’s Lighthouse was recently honored with the 2017 Best of Fort Worth Award in the Child Service Category by the Fort Worth Award Program.

“The opportunity to be honored for our part in helping Fort Worth’s families develop is not something we take lightly,” said Pat Brown, President of Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠. “I’m very proud of our team who made this all possible through hard work, dedication to education and a commitment to serving the community.”

Each year, the Fort Worth Award Program identifies companies it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community, making Fort Worth a great place to live, work and play.

Children’s Lighthouse’s dedication to providing children and families with leading-edge educational child care curriculums is matched only by its commitment to giving its franchisees the most comprehensive, proven training and support available. All of this allows Children’s Lighthouse to continue growing and maintaining a strong reputation, not only in Fort Worth, but all of the communities we serve.

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. This also includes business planning, comprehensive marketing, customer service, human resources, enrollment building and financial benchmark training as well. You’re making big decisions, and we’re here for you!

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