Children’s Lighthouse Recognized on Franchise Times Top 200+ List

Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM was recently named to Franchise Times’ Top 200+ list– an exclusive ranking of the 500 largest franchises in the United States by global systemwide sales, based on the previous year’s performance. Children’s Lighthouse has been rated number 380, alongside the largest franchises in the country.

“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.

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New Children’s Lighthouse Location Opens in Richmond, Texas

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.

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Children’s Lighthouse Honors National Lighthouse Day with Successful School Supplies Drive

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠, widely recognized as the leading values-based early learning school in the United States, recently celebrated “National Lighthouse Day” by helping local schools and students in need. In honor of the big day, which fell on August 7, Children’s Lighthouse held a system-wide school supplies drive to “light the way” for fellow communities.

Now, the early childhood education and care franchise is announcing the impressive results of the school supplies drive, with more than 500 donations made nationwide – including 30 new backpacks at one location alone.

“Our brand is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve, which is why it was so heartwarming to see our franchisees across the network join in on our efforts to give back – and make such an impact – ahead of the school year,” said Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers℠ President Michael Brown. “It’s a testament to the high-quality leaders and entrepreneurs we are lucky to call Children’s Lighthouse franchisees.”

Launched 23 years ago, Children’s Lighthouse strives to connect families together with independent owners in an effort to enrich communities through the innovative and proprietary Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠ curriculum. Children’s Lighthouse franchisees are committed to instilling education and strong character values through this curriculum, helping to develop children both academically and emotionally and guide the way for their future.

Children’s Lighthouse takes pride in its top-notch network of franchisees, who are dedicated to giving back to their communities and being a leader in educational child care. 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.

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New Franchisees Leverage Strengths to Children’s Lighthouse Business

Ahmed, Alla, Tesneem and Noor Attia each have their individual strengths. Together they make a powerful sibling team ready to launch a Childrens Lighthouse Learning CenterSM in Brushy Creek, Texas.

Since 1997, Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM has anchored its philosophy on getting children ready for school by catering to both their academic and emotional needs. That all-rounded approach has won it enthusiastic support from parents and accreditation from AdvancEd, which holds institutions to high operational and educational standards.

This popularity has enabled Children’s Lighthouse to expand across Texas and the Southwest. The Attias are hoping to leverage the franchising system that Children’s Lighthouse has developed to build a thriving child care center of their own.

Tesneem has experience in early childhood education, while Noor, with a marketing degree, understands the nuances of reaching out to the community to expand business. Ahmed is an engineer who appreciates the value of education and the proprietary C.A.R.E.S.SM curriculum that Children’s Lighthouse has developed. Alla, a working mother of three with children in daycare, appreciates parents’ concerns as well.

The Attias are looking to serve the Bushy Creek and Cedar Creek regions in Texas with the Children’s Lighthouse brand of education that focuses on play, technology, character building and learning that molds children for success in school and beyond.

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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.

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Children’s Lighthouse Success Spotlighted in Texas Media

Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM has developed a niche in early childhood education and proof of its appeal to families and teachers alike lies in its impressive success as it continues to launch new centers. The early childhood education franchise was established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1997 and has since followed a strategic path to expansion in Texas and neighboring states. Children’s Lighthouse astounding success was the basis of a recent article in the Fort Worth Business Press.

The article essentially tracks the value of a family-based business like Children’s Lighthouse, which was launched by brothers Patrick and Michael Brown. The focus always has been on nurturing children to a healthy start with respect to both character development and academics, the article states. Indeed, Children’s Lighthouse professionals work with a proprietary curriculum that meets the franchise brand standards.

Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM has also been one of the pioneers in incorporating technology into all aspects of its operations and in its cutting-edge curriculum. The early childhood franchise introduced web cameras in its classrooms as a way of reassuring worried parents and use technology to ensure safety in classrooms.

“We feel we have the very best environment for children to be safe, and to learn, and prepare for the next stage in their lives,” said Michael Brown, President of Children’s Lighthouse in the article. “Our goal is to reach as many children as we possibly can and move that philosophy forward.”

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Children’s Lighthouse Recognizes and Celebrates Outstanding Educators

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers believes that the success of children is highly dependent on the quality of the early childhood educationthey receive. The educational childcare franchise launched a Facebook contest to recognize its extraordinary educators as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11.

As part of the contest, parents were invited to share what they loved about their child’s educator. Children’s Lighthouse received an impressive 260 entries from 19 locations. One winner was selected from each.

The teachers were touched by the appreciation. “I’m passionate about teaching children and helping them to grow in all aspects of their lives,” says Ms. LaWanda, the winner from the Canyon Lakes West school. “Ms. LaWanda is the teacher I hope every kid has at least once in their lifetime,” a parent wrote about the educator. “She loves each kid as her own and shows them that every day. My son tells me each weekend that he misses her and he’s so excited to go to school.”

It is exactly this kind of dedication to children’s whole selves that has made Children’s Lighthouse a standout in early childhood education. The educational franchise has developed a technology-driven curriculum that helps children blossom into their fullest potential while receiving the highest standards of care.

Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers regularly recognizes exemplary educators as the cornerstone of their mission. Through 48 locations, the early childhood educationfranchise family sets high standards for professionals, which is reflected in the high praise they receive

“I’m proud to work at Children’s Lighthouse, and all my fellow teachers here have the same desire to help children be their best,” Ms. LaWanda says, “We take pride in making Children’s Lighthouse a great place for children to learn and develop to better prepare them for their futures.”

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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.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers Celebrates Banner Growth Year

A new year is a great time for reflection and Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers is proud to have enjoyed an impressive growth streak in 2017.

Not only did Children’s Lighthouse continue to enrich the 40-plus communities it serves with quality educational childcare, the franchise expanded to 10 new locations. Eight of these are located in Texas, where Children’s Lighthouse is headquartered. The new Texas centers are in Cypress, Keller, Missouri City, Oak Point, Round Rock, Summerwood, The Woodlands and Montgomery. Two additional Children’s Lighthouse locations opened their doors in Gardner, Kansas and Raleigh, North Carolina. Children’s Lighthouse is excited to leverage this momentum into strategic new markets in 2018.

Children’s Lighthouse also made its mark in media coverage with national trade outlets like Franchising World and FranchiseHarbor, which celebrated the values-based early education childcare provider for its impressive achievements as it continues on track to expand into new markets. Franchise Times magazine commended Children’s Lighthouse for its relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The opening of new centers was also recognized by a slew of regional publications. The media attention included the Houston Chronicle coverage of the launch of the Woodlands, Texas location and the Rockwall County Herald Banner spotlighting the recognition that Children’s Lighthouse received as one of the winners of the 2017 Rockwall Small Business Excellence Awards.

Children’s Lighthouse is looking forward to continuing its strategic marketing campaigns and expansion into new markets in 2018 in the thriving segment of educational childcare.

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