Whether you’re planning for the future or diversifying your portfolio, franchising is certainly a path to consider. Reputable franchises present several unique benefits, including investing with a brand that already has an established identity and launching a business without starting from scratch.
Some franchisees become so passionate about their business that they choose to open several locations. Children’s Lighthouse franchisee Emily Fernando is a prime example of this.
Emily is an award-winning operator who’s been with Children’s Lighthouse for more than 10 years. In addition to her four existing locations, Emily plans to open another location in Fate in the near term.
“Every day, I strive to have an impact on the children and families enrolled in our early learning schools,” said Emily. “From sharing a special moment with one of our infants to giving a family a tour of our location, I want to play a special role in the lives of those we serve.”
Paving a path to academic success for young students, Emily embraces Children’s Lighthouse’s mission to provide high-quality early childhood education that helps stimulate intellectual development in a safe, warm and welcoming environment designed to bring out the best in children.
“I can’t stress enough the importance of this work. The early childhood education curriculum we offer is designed to educate children at a time when their brains are developing at their most rapid pace,” added Emily. “Research shows that these early years lay the foundation for all future development and learning, preparing children for success in school and beyond. I want to play an important role in this process by guiding our students towards a brighter future. We understand how far working hard and making a commitment to enriching children’s lives can go towards achieving our goals and making sure our families and students get the best experience possible. Our families and students notice the difference. We go to great lengths to set ourselves apart.”
Emily looks forward to the continued opportunity to positively impact families in the communities her schools serve. If you’re interested in becoming a Children’s Lighthouse franchisee, visit our franchise website to learn how you can join the Children’s Lighthouse franchise family.
Children’s Day, an international holiday recognized to celebrate children, took place on June 9. If you didn’t have a chance to celebrate, you still can by learning more about Children’s Lighthouse’s franchise opportunity!
Children’s Lighthouse believes that helping children and families achieve their goals and dreams is one of the most important things you can do in life. Our franchise owners have turned their passion for children and their desire to improve the lives of families through early childhood education into their career.
Our training program will teach you about the industry and our operational model…previous child care experience is not required. Two weeks of training at the Children’s Lighthouse home office, one week of in-school training before opening and one week of post-opening training in your school will get you started. Our team will continue to build your knowledge with industry-leading operational support including quarterly on-site visits, unlimited phone/text/email communication and regional/national trainings.
The demand is growing for educational child care, and more than ever, parents are putting a high priority on placing their children in an engaging environment where fun and learning come together.Children’s Lighthouse leverages that need; Thirty new Children’s Lighthouse locations are in development or under construction, preparing to join the 50 that are already operating. Now is the time to invest in the rapidly growing child care industry.
In the coming months, we have plans to open new Texas locations in Arlington, Seabrook, Katy and Corinth, where we will continue to offer high-quality education and child care for those six weeks to 12 years old to help stimulate intellectual development in a welcoming environment. Here are some of our new franchisees:
Varun and Navi Sharma; Arlington, TX
Frank and Tonya Porter; Seabrook, TX
Allisa and Andy Hovis; Katy, TX
Vi Patel; Corinth, TX
Our franchisees have found a place to turn their passion into their career, taking pride in knowing our proprietary curriculum was designed to instill a love for learning at every age of the children we serve. If you want to help children and families achieve their goals and dreams, become a leader in educational child care or share your guidance, experience and passion to impact other’s lives as you improve your own, Children’s Lighthouse could be right for you.
As you research the Children’s Lighthouse opportunity, you’ll understand that we take great care when selecting our new franchise owners. Similarly, we encourage you to select the franchise business that best fits your passion and skills.
Children’s Lighthouse is currently targeting several markets for growth, especially in states where the brand has an established presence, and is seeking to award franchise opportunities to partners that possess a passion for early childhood education.
Sound like you? Check out Children’s Lighthouse’s top growth markets:
Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning School is excited to celebrate the opening of its new 50th location in Richmond, Texas. Locally owned and operated by Zeff and Karen Walcher and Patrick and Daniella Simpson, the location is a milestone for the values-based, early-education childcare provider.
“This is a huge milestone for Children’s Lighthouse. It is truly amazing to see how much the brand has grown and is beloved by parents and children alike,” said Michael Brown, president of Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠. “We are excited to continue this momentum throughout 2019 – there is strong consumer and investor interest in the brand and we’re looking forward to further significant growth.”
Demonstrating the brand’s growth, Children’s Lighthouse currently has 30 locations in development and anticipates adding several dozen more locations to the development pipeline throughout 2019. Fifteen schools are projected to open this year.
The brand is currently targeting several markets for growth and is seeking to award franchise opportunities to partners that possess a passion for early childhood education.
“I am thrilled to be opening Children’s Lighthouse in Richmond – and the fact that it is the 50th location makes it even more special,” said Karen Walcher, local owner of Children’s Lighthouse Richmond-Harvest Green. “This organization has given me such a wonderful opportunity to become a local business owner in an industry I love. Not to mention, the brand’s continued growth will provide the same great opportunities to other future entrepreneurs and of course, great child care and education to local families.”
Love is in the air this month, and you have the opportunity to turn your passion into a purpose. Whether you’re planning for the future, diversifying your portfolio, or entering entrepreneurship as a new career track, investing with Children’s Lighthouse is certainly a path to consider.
Children’s Lighthouse values its franchisees, which we show each year at our annual convention. A few of our franchisees were recognized at our 2019 conference in late January, including Steve, Stefani, and Jordyn Kulawik of Schertz, TX, who were awarded the ‘Franchise of the Year’ award.
Truly showing their love for their journey as Children’s Lighthouse owners, the following franchisees were recognized with our ‘10-Year Award,’ presented to those who have shown faithful and dedicated service to families in their community:
Chuck and Karen Milling – Saginaw, TX
Angela Wolfe – Little Elm, TX and Prosper, TX (opening soon!)
Hung and Allie Lam – Grand Mission, TX
Ken and Diane Kay – Helotes, TX
Our franchisees have found a place to turn their passion into their career, taking pride in knowing our proprietary curriculum was designed to instill a love for learning at every age of the children we serve. We look for franchise owners who are business professionals, not necessarily education professionals. Your role as an owner will include business planning, marketing, customer service, human resources, enrollment building, financial benchmarking and more. Our four-week comprehensive training program will teach you all of these topics, as well as about the industry and our operational model.
Want to fall in love with your career? Learn more about the Children’s Lighthouse franchise opportunity.
Children’s Lighthouse, widely recognized as the leading values-based early learning school in the United States, recently showed support for the men and women who fight for our country by providing the troops a way to speak to loved ones from overseas. Children’s Lighthouse’s recent “Calling Home” campaign was a true testament to the brand’s values-based curriculum and dedication to giving back to the community.
Throughout the month of December, Children’s Lighthouse students, parents and community members were encouraged to bring in VISA gift cards for the troops to use to call home from overseas. To accompany the gift cards, Children’s Lighthouse students created handmade cards thanking the men and women for their services.
Children’s Lighthouse takes pride in its top-notch network of franchisees, who were able to send the gift cards to Support Our Troops during the first week of January. As a Children’s Lighthouse franchisee, you can make a difference in many lives and inspire others to grow, learn and succeed, all while mentoring a passionate staff and enjoying a more balanced lifestyle.
Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers has had an exciting year!
Not only did Children’s Lighthouse continue to enrich the communities it serves with quality educational childcare, but the franchise has also expanded to 49 locations across the country, with its 50th location set to open in January! Looking to 2019, 15 new locations are on-track to open throughout the year.
Children’s Lighthouse was featured by several media outlets in 2018, including the Fort Worth Business Press, which discussed the franchise’s success with incorporating technology to emphasize safety, and Global Franchise magazine, which shared President Michael Brown’s view on maintaining brand reputation in a child-focused industry. Additionally, Marketing Director Monica Brown spoke with the media and shared how the brand supports franchisees with online reviews.
Notably, Children’s Lighthouse received some exciting recognitions this year, including:
“We are humbled to achieve this incredible milestone,” said Michael Brown, president of Children’s Lighthouse. “This ranking is a direct result of our franchisees’ hard work and dedication to succeed. We look forward to continuing this momentum as we grow into new markets and offer continued support to our existing franchisees.”
This recognition validates the tremendous growth the company has experienced in the past year. In 2017, the brand generated $55,000,000 in systemwide sales and added several new franchise locations. Children’s Lighthouse now operates 49 locations in communities throughout the United States. Notably, the brand’s 50th location will open by year-end.
Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM has carved a special niche in educational child care by developing a proprietary Lighthouse C.A.R.E.SSM curriculum that focuses on both education and character growth. Now that same brand of early childhood development is going to enjoy a new home in Richmond, Texas when partners Karen and Zeff Walcher and Daniella and Patrick Simpson plan to open the doors to their first school in the winter.
Children’s Lighthouse franchisees such as the Walchers and Simpsons use their entrepreneurial skills and followed the educational franchise’s proven procedures to develop flourishing schools in their local communities. And while franchisees don’t need an educational background to launch a Children’s Lighthouse school, sisters Karen and Daniella will lean on their experience in the field to position themselves strongly in the neighborhood as they plan on opening more locations in the future.
Karen and Daniella have both been elementary school teachers. Daniella also served as an assistant director at a child care center while in college and has worked as a reading interventionist. For her part, Karen has a master’s degree in education. They are looking to develop community connections as they manage daily operations at the new Children’s Lighthouse school.
Franchisees like Karen and Daniella lean on the extensive real-world training that Children’s Lighthouse provides, along with targets for enrollment building and financial benchmarking. Such a comprehensive approach creates a strong foundation for a business in educational child care that parents and children also love.