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Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Spring is Building A Foundation for a Brighter Future

Educationally-Spirited Entrepreneurial Duo Brings Leading Values-Based Educational Childcare Center to Hometown

SPRING, Texas – Paving a path to academic success for young students, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers recently announced the opening of its new school in Spring, Texas. The new 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 20004 Champion Forest Drive in Spring, Texas. The learning center is nestled in the midst of several neighborhoods and community churches.

Tony Overman and Zach Rogers have opened the new Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center to provide children with a structured experience that is not available in traditional childcare centers. The new learning center is the 34th to open in Texas, and the 43rd nationwide.

“What children learn at a young age, stays with them forever, and we are thrilled to be building tomorrow’s leaders today. We are excited to be able to offer other parents in our community the opportunity to shape their child’s future through Children’s Lighthouse,” said Overman.

The child development expert brings more than three decades of experience working with young people as a motivational speaker and film producer. In his most recent position as a commercial property manager, Overman helped construct several Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers in Texas and Kansas. His experience working with the Children’s Lighthouse team and becoming acquainted with the award-winning concept drove him to launch his own center with his business partner, Rogers.

Spring families have clearly taken to the warm and engaging environment Children’s Lighthouse offers. Tony and Zach’s center is the 11th to open in the market. Existing centers in the Houston-area are located in Fairfield, Friendswood, Copperfield, Katy, League City, Richmond and Spring.

“Our growth is a direct reflection of the dedication we have to providing children with the highest quality education childcare,” said Pat Brown, president and co-founder of Fort Worth-based Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers. “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 Spring center has 10 individual classrooms, covered play areas, a splash pad, basketball court 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 three shaded outdoor play areas, 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.

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers is the leading values-based educational childcare system in the United States. The company has approximately 250 employees at its company headquarters and eight company-owned centers. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse has 40 centers in operation and 23 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. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit https://www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon@childrenslighthouse.com, (888) 338-4466 x1.

Building A Foundation for a Brighter Future: Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center to Open in Fulshear

Local Entrepreneur to Open New Educational Childcare Center in Fulshear’s Cross Creek Ranch Community

FULSHEAR, Texas – Paving a path to academic success for young students, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers announced today the opening of a new location in the Fulshear/Katy area. The address of the new center is 5740 FM 1463 in the Cross Creek Ranch community.

Set to open in December, the new 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.

“What children learn at a young age stays with them forever, which is why our new educational childcare center will have such an important influence on children and families throughout the community,” said Amanda Nguyen. “We are looking forward to being the guiding light that prepares younger generations for a bright future. I couldn’t be more excited to open our doors and begin making an impact.”

With four children of her own and a background as a pediatric nurse practitioner, local entrepreneur Amanda Nguyen opens the new Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center to provide children with a structured experience that is not available in traditional childcare centers. The new Children’s Lighthouse Cross Creek Ranch is the 28th to open in Texas and the 38th nationwide.

“Our growth is a direct reflection of the dedication we have to providing families with the highest quality educational 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 over 11,000 square feet on nearly 1.5 acres of land, the new center has 10 individual classrooms, age-appropriate covered play areas and a splash pad. Also included is an on-site kitchen that provides students with fresh, healthy meals daily. The center is technologically advanced, featuring iPads, a giant educational tablet and a classroom management software that keeps 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 classroom video monitoring system, 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 about Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers in Fulshear’s Cross Creek Ranch community, please visit http://childrenslighthouse.com/crosscreekranch or http://www.facebook.com/clcrosscreekranch.

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers is the nation’s leader in providing values-based educational childcare with more than 30 schools open in 7 states and an additional 25 in development. Each Children’s Lighthouse franchise is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners who build a strong environment for early childhood learning and future success with parents. Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company 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. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon@childrenslighthouse.com, (888) 338-4466 x1.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers Names Monica Brown Franchise Development Manager

Brown 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, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers, widely recognized as the nation’s leading values-based, early education childcare provider, has appointed Monica Brown Franchise Development Manager.

“We are proud to welcome Monica to the Children’s Lighthouse family. Her background in franchising and early childhood education makes her a valuable addition to our team,” said Stephen Dixon, Chief Development Officer of Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers. “With Monica on board, Children’s Lighthouse can further its efforts to meet the demand for early childhood education in all corners of the country. We look forward to leveraging her knowledge and experience to advance the growth of the company.”

In her new position, Monica, who has no relation to CEO and Co-Founder Pat Brown, will spearhead Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers franchise growth by managing the processes associated with recruiting strong franchise candidates. She will be assisting with the facilitation of franchisee discovery days and training sessions, developing follow-up procedures for lead and sales generation programs and ensuring legal compliance with franchise agreements.

Monica moves into the new position following more than seven years of experience as Franchise Development Coordinator with Gold’s Gym International, where she assisted with the signing of more than 100 franchise agreements. Most recently, Monica served as an administrative secretary with the Richardson Independent School District, where she managed budgets within the health services department. Her role within the public school system inspired Monica to pursue a career in early childhood education. With her two children approaching elementary school, timing was right for her to join the Children’s Lighthouse family.

“The opportunity to work at Children’s Lighthouse is one that I couldn’t pass up,” said Brown who lives in McKinney with her husband and two children. “I am looking forward to growing the franchise system with qualified candidates who share my passion for early childhood education. I couldn’t be more excited to launch the next phase of my career.“

Launched 18 years ago, Children’s Lighthouse provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in attractive metropolitan areas. Ownership in a Children’s Lighthouse franchise includes a full suite of support services, including site selection, financing guidance, construction administration, and grand opening marketing best practices. Children’s Lighthouse’s initial and ongoing training and support is led by an experienced team of childcare veterans, providing the franchise owner invaluable insight and leadership for the entire life of the franchise.

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers® is the nation’s leader in providing values-based educational childcare in more than 37 learning centers in 7 states with an additional 20 in development. Each Children’s Lighthouse franchise is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners who build a strong environment for early childhood learning and future success with parents. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company 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. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit https://www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon@childrenslighthouse.com, (888) 338-4466 x 1.

Building A Foundation for a Brighter Future: Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center Opens Seventh San Antonio Location

Local Entrepreneurial Couple Adds New Center in San Antonio’s Two Creeks Community

SAN ANTONIO – Paving a path to academic success for young students, Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company announced today the opening of its newest facility in San Antonio. The new 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 25576 Two Creeks, conveniently situated off Interstate 10 on San Antonio’s northwest side.

With two kids of their own, local Helotes husband and wife team David “Chip” and Amanda Palluch first discovered Children’s Lighthouse when searching for an engaging educational childcare destination to enroll their children. The Palluchs were impressed by the way the school stimulated the intellectual growth of their children and the structured experience that is not available in traditional childcare centers. The new Two Creeks Children’s Lighthouse is the 33rd to open in Texas and the 42nd nationwide.

“We have seen firsthand how impactful a structured learning environment with such a dynamic curriculum can be to children as they progress into school,” said David. “What children learn at a young age stays with them forever and we are thrilled to be building tomorrow’s leaders today. We’re excited to be able to offer other parents in our community the opportunity to shape their childrens’ futures through Children’s Lighthouse.”

San Antonio families have already taken to the warm and engaging environment Children’s Lighthouse offers. The Palluch family’s center is the seventh in the market. Existing centers in the San Antonio area are located in Helotes and Schertz, with four locations within San Antonio’s city limits on Bulverde Road, Stone Oak, Alamo Ranch and Potranco.

“Our growth is a direct reflection of the dedication we have to providing families with the highest quality educational 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 1.7 acres of land, the new San Antonio center has 10 individual classrooms, covered play areas and a splash pad. Also included is an on-site kitchen that provides students with fresh, healthy meals daily. The center is technologically advanced, featuring iPads, electronic whiteboards and a classroom management software that keeps 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 classroom monitoring solution, 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.

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers is the leading values-based educational childcare system in the United States. The company has approximately 250 employees at its company headquarters and eight company-owned centers. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse has 42 centers in operation and 25 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. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon@childrenslighthouse.com, (888) 338-4466 x1.

Cinco Ranch’s Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers Launch Second Phase of Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. Curriculum

Learning Center to Advance Values-Based Curriculum in Fall with Curriculum Enhancements

KATY, Texas – Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers®, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early education childcare provider in the United States, announced today that it will implement the second phase of its comprehensive Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.™ curriculum.

Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. emphasizes hands-on focused learning through the use of the Circle Time Learning Wall, individual and group lesson plans and “Centers than Shine” classroom learning center activities. The second phase also highlights STREAM-based learning activities.

The introduction of “STREAM” this month, which is a variation of the widely recognized “STEM” approach to education – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – broadens the curriculum’s scope. The acronym has been expanded to include an “A” for the Arts and an “R” for Reading.

“Our STREAM emphasis covers the entire spectrum of what young children need,” said Veronica Guerra, owner of the Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Cinco Ranch. “We could not be more thrilled to introduce the new and improved curriculum this fall. With these enrichments, we will have our children reading fluently before age five, learn Spanish and use fun methods of learning, such as music and dance, among all else.”

Strengthening parent-school communication is another feature of the new curriculum, using the new Lighthouse Connections, which provides parents with weekly information on classroom activities, child development, character value links to the home and opportunities for parent involvement.

“Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. has been designed to prepare children for a lifetime of learning by encouraging positive values and self-discipline within a structured framework of active and engaging learning activities,” said Dr. Sharman Johnston, director of curriculum and instruction at Children’s Lighthouse. “As early childhood educators, we recognize that we play a critical role in shaping a child’s learning perceptions and habits and Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. has been created to give our students the tools they need for future success.”

The integrated learning strategies focus on students’ intellectual development, as well as on social, emotional and physical growth through hands-on lessons and embedded content, which emphasizes the fundamental basics of phonics, reading, math, science and social studies.

“Our goal is to provide our children with all of the advantages of a private preschool education, while offering our working parents the child care options that they need. We provide a holistic approach to learning in a way that’s exciting and enjoyable for each child,” Guerra adds.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers provide a safe and secure environment that gives parents peace of mind. Specialized services for families include online video links to classrooms, computerized building entry, security monitoring and transportation to and from area elementary schools.

Launched 20 years ago, Children’s Lighthouse offers entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in attractive metropolitan areas. Ownership of a Children’s Lighthouse franchise includes a full suite of support services, including site selection, financing guidance, construction administration and grand opening marketing best practices. Children’s Lighthouse also provides ongoing training and support, led by an experienced team of childcare veterans, providing the franchise owner invaluable insight and leadership for the life of the franchise.

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers® is the nation’s leader in providing values-based educational childcare with more than 30 schools open in 7 states and an additional 25 in development. Each Children’s Lighthouse franchise is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners who build a strong environment for early childhood learning and future success with parents. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company 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. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon@childrenslighthouse.com, (888) 338-4466 x1.

Local Sibling Team to Open Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Austin

Group Signs Agreement to Open Premier Educational Childcare Center

AUSTIN – Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers®, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early-education childcare provider in the United States, announced today an agreement has been signed with siblings Alla Attia, Ahmed Attia, Noor Attia and Tesneem Attia to open a new Children’s Lighthouse location for Austin’s Round Rock and Brushy Creek communities.

Opening a Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center was a natural fit for Noor, Ahmed, Alla and Tesneem, who all have children of their own. The siblings wanted a way to give back to their community and provide parents the same level of quality educational childcare that they were seeking for their own children.

“As parents trying to find daycare for our own children, we saw the need for educational childcare in our area,” said Noor. “It’s such an important part of a child’s development. That’s why we are so excited to bring the Children’s Lighthouse educational curriculum to families here in the Round Rock and Brushy Creek communities.”

The siblings are transitioning into entrepreneurship after careers in various sectors, including marketing, teaching, engineering and information systems technology.

The new center will offer classroom and group activity settings, including ample age-appropriate play areas both inside and outside the facility, and will provide on-site meal services. Typical Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers include a 10,500-square-foot classroom facility and serve families with children from six weeks old to age 12. In addition to childcare during traditional school hours, the new Austin center will also provide after-school programs and summer camps.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers are safe and secure environments that give parents peace of mind, including online video links to rooms, computerized building entry, security monitoring and transportation to and from area elementary schools. With experienced educational childcare professionals guiding the company’s operations, Children’s Lighthouse has embedded award-winning curriculums into its programming, designed to teach young children reading, math and science as well as character values. The curriculum also incorporates elements of fun and entertainment to keep kids engaged at all times.

Along with the forthcoming Austin center, 25 new Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers are in development or under construction, preparing to join the more than 30 that are already operating.

“We are proud to enter new communities and expand in those that already have a Children’s Lighthouse center, with the help of talented individuals such as Noor, Tesneem, Ahmed and Alla who share our passion for education and values,” said Stephen Dixon, chief development officer for the company. “We are lucky to have this opportunity to carry on the Children’s Lighthouse tradition in Texas with a new school in Austin and doing so with those as gifted as this family. With their qualifications, Children’s Lighthouse has a bright future in the region.”

Launched 18 years ago, Children’s Lighthouse provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in attractive metropolitan areas. Ownership in a Children’s Lighthouse franchise includes a full suite of support services, including site selection, financing guidance, construction administration and grand opening marketing best practices. Children’s Lighthouse’s initial and ongoing training and support is led by an experienced team of childcare veterans, providing the franchise owner invaluable insight and leadership for the entire life of the franchise.

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers® is the nation’s leader in providing values-based educational childcare with more than 30 schools open in 7 states and an additional 25 in development. Each Children’s Lighthouse franchise is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners who build a strong environment for early childhood learning and future success with parents. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company 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. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit https://www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon@childrenslighthouse.com, (888) 338-4466 x1.

Spring’s Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center Launch Second Phase of Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. Curriculum

Learning Center to Advance Values-Based Curriculum in Fall with Curriculum Enhancements

SPRING, Texas – Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers®, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early education childcare provider in the United States, announced today that it will implement the second phase of its comprehensive Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.™ curriculum.

Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S emphasizes hands-on focused learning through the use of the Circle Time Learning Wall, individual and group lesson plans and “Centers that Shine” classroom learning center activities. The second phase also highlights STREAM-based learning activities.

The introduction of “STREAM” this September, which is a variation of the widely recognized “STEM” approach to education – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – broadens the curriculum’s scope. The acronym has been expanded to include an “A” for the Arts and an “R” for Reading.

“Our STREAM emphasis covers the entire spectrum of what young children need. We could not be more thrilled to introduce the new and improved curriculum this fall. With these enrichments, we will have our children reading fluently before age five, learn Spanish, and use fun methods of learning, such as music and dance, among all else”, said Hubert Vaz-Nayak, owner of Spring’s Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center.

Strengthening parent-school communication is another feature of the new curriculum, using the new Lighthouse Connections, which provides parents with weekly information on classroom activities, child development, character value links to the home and opportunities for parent involvement.

“Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. has been designed to prepare children for a lifetime of learning by encouraging positive values and self-discipline within a structured framework of active and engaging learning activities,” said Dr. Sharman Johnston, director of curriculum and instruction at Children’s Lighthouse. “As early childhood educators, we recognize that we play a critical role in shaping a child’s learning perceptions and habits and Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. has been created to give our students the tools they need for future success.”

The integrated learning strategies focus on students’ intellectual development, as well as on social, emotional and physical growth through hands-on lessons and embedded content, which emphasizes the fundamental basics of phonics, reading, math, science and social studies.

“Our goal is to provide our children with all of the advantages of a private preschool education, while offering our working parents the child care options that they need. We provide a holistic approach to learning in a way that’s exciting and enjoyable for each child,” Vaz-Nayak adds.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers provide a safe and secure environment that gives parents peace of mind. Specialized services for families include online video links to classrooms, computerized building entry, security monitoring, and transportation to and from area elementary schools.

Launched 20 years ago, Children’s Lighthouse offers entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in attractive metropolitan areas. Ownership of a Children’s Lighthouse franchise includes a full suite of support services, including site selection, financing guidance, construction administration and grand opening marketing best practices. Children’s Lighthouse also provides ongoing training and support, led by an experienced team of childcare veterans, providing the franchise owner invaluable insight and leadership for the life of the franchise.

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers® is the leading values-based educational childcare with more than 30 schools open in 7 states and an additional 25 in development. Each Children’s Lighthouse franchise is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners who build a strong environment for early childhood learning and future success with parents. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company 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. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon@childrenslighthouse.com, (888) 338-4466 x1.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers Launch Second Phase of Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. Curriculum

All Learning Centers to Advance Values-Based Curriculum in Fall with Curriculum Enhancements

FORT WORTH, Texas – Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers®, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early education childcare provider in the United States, announced today that it will implement the second phase of its comprehensive Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.™ curriculum.

Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S emphasizes hands-on focused learning through the use of the Circle Time Learning Wall, individual and group lesson plans and “Centers that Shine” classroom learning center activities. The second phase also highlights STREAM-based learning activities.

The introduction of “STREAM” this September, which is a variation of the widely recognized “STEM” approach to education – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – broadens the curriculum’s scope. The acronym has been expanded to include an “A” for the Arts and an “R” for Reading.

“Our STREAM emphasis covers the entire spectrum of what young children need – from using the scientific method to conduct science experiments to learning about great artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh through explorations of process art”, said Daelyn Dillahunty, vice president of franchise operations at Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers.

Strengthening parent-school communication is another feature of the new curriculum, using the new Lighthouse Connections, which provides parents with weekly information on classroom activities, child development, character value links to the home and opportunities for parent involvement.

“Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. has been designed to prepare children for a lifetime of learning by encouraging positive values and self-discipline within a structured framework of active and engaging learning activities,” said Dr. Sharman Johnston, director of curriculum and instruction at Children’s Lighthouse. “As early childhood educators, we recognize that we play a critical role in shaping a child’s learning perceptions and habits and Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S. has been created to give our students the tools they need for future success.”

The integrated learning strategies focus on students’ intellectual development, as well as on social, emotional and physical growth through hands-on lessons and embedded content, which emphasizes the fundamental basics of phonics, reading, math, science and social studies.

“Our goal is to provide our children with all of the advantages of a private preschool education, while offering our working parents the child care options that they need. We provide a holistic approach to learning in a way that’s exciting and enjoyable for each child,” Dr. Johnson adds.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers provide a safe and secure environment that gives parents peace of mind. Specialized services for families include online video links to classrooms, computerized building entry, security monitoring, and transportation to and from area elementary schools.

Launched 20 years ago, Children’s Lighthouse offers entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in attractive metropolitan areas. Ownership of a Children’s Lighthouse franchise includes a full suite of support services, including site selection, financing guidance, construction administration and grand opening marketing best practices. Children’s Lighthouse also provides ongoing training and support, led by an experienced team of childcare veterans, providing the franchise owner invaluable insight and leadership for the life of the franchise.

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers® is the leading values-based educational childcare system in the United States. The company has approximately 250 employees at its company headquarters and eight company-owned centers. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse has 40 centers in operation and 23 additional franchise locations in the 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. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon@childrenslighthouse.com, (888) 338-4466 x1.

Building A Foundation for a Brighter Future: Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center Opens in May

Educationally-Spirited Entrepreneurial Duo Brings Leading Values-Based Educational Childcare Center to Hometown

SPRING, Texas – Paving a path to academic success for young students, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers recently announced the opening of its new school in Spring, Texas. The new 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 20004 Champion Forest Drive in Spring, Texas. The learning center is nestled in the midst of several neighborhoods and community churches.

Tony Overman and Zach Rogers have opened the new Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center to provide children with a structured experience that is not available in traditional childcare centers. The new learning center is the 34th to open in Texas, and the 43rd nationwide.

“What children learn at a young age, stays with them forever, and we are thrilled to be building tomorrow’s leaders today. We are excited to be able to offer other parents in our community the opportunity to shape their child’s future through Children’s Lighthouse,” said Overman.

The child development expert brings more than three decades of experience working with young people as a motivational speaker and film producer. In his most recent position as a commercial property manager, Overman helped construct several Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers in Texas and Kansas. His experience working with the Children’s Lighthouse team and becoming acquainted with the award-winning concept drove him to launch his own center with his business partner, Rogers.

Spring families have clearly taken to the warm and engaging environment Children’s Lighthouse offers. Tony and Zach’s center is the 11th to open in the market. Existing centers in the Houston-area are located in Fairfield, Friendswood, Copperfield, Katy, League City, Richmond and Spring.

“Our growth is a direct reflection of the dedication we have to providing children with the highest quality education childcare,” said Pat Brown, president and co-founder of Fort Worth-based Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers. “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 Spring center has 10 individual classrooms, covered play areas, a splash pad, basketball court 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 three shaded outdoor play areas, 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.

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers is the leading values-based educational childcare system in the United States. The company has approximately 250 employees at its company headquarters and eight company-owned centers. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse has 40 centers in operation and 23 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. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit https://www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon@childrenslighthouse.com, (888) 338-4466 x1.

Husband and Wife Team to Open Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in Pflugerville

Local Businessman and Former Teacher Sign Agreement to Open Premier Educational Childcare Center

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas – Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers®, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early-education childcare provider in the United States, announced today that an agreement has been signed with Doug and Lindy Peterson to open a new Children’s Lighthouse location in Pflugerville, Texas.

Doug and Lindy, who have three grown children of their own, are excited about this new venture The couple has been actively involved with children’s choirs, scouting, YMCA and sports activities.

“We love teaching and working with children and we view educational childcare as an important part of a child’s development,” said Lindy. “That’s why we are so excited to bring the Children’s Lighthouse educational curriculum to families here in the Pflugerville community.”

Doug spent 25 years in corporate America working for AT&T, Compaq and Dell. . He earned his BSME and MBA degrees from Louisiana Tech. Lindy completed her accounting degree from Louisiana Tech. After working in public accounting, she raised her kids and taught private piano lessons. Most recently, she earned her teaching certificate and taught elementary music in Leander ISD.

The new center will offer classroom and group activity settings, including ample age- appropriate play areas both inside and outside the facility, and will provide on-site meal services. Typical Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers include a 10,500 square foot classroom facility and serve families with children from 6 weeks old to 12 years old. In addition to childcare during traditional school hours, the new Pflugerville center will also provide after-school programs and summer camps.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers are safe and secure environments that give parents peace of mind, including online video links to rooms, computerized building entry, security monitoring, and transportation to and from area elementary schools.

With experienced educational childcare professionals guiding the company’s operations, Children’s Lighthouse has embedded award-winning curriculums into its programming, designed to teach young children reading, math, and science as well as character values. The curriculum also incorporates elements of fun and entertainment to keep kids engaged at all times.

Along with the forthcoming Pflugerville center, 20 new Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers are in development or under construction, preparing to join the 40 that are already operating.

“We are proud to enter new communities and expand in those that already have a Children’s Lighthouse center, with the help of talented individuals such as Doug and Lindy who share our passion for education and values,” said Pat Brown, president and co-founder of Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers. “We are lucky to have this opportunity to carry on the Children’s Lighthouse tradition in Texas with a new school in Pflugerville and doing so with those as gifted as the Petersons. With their qualifications, Children’s Lighthouse has a bright future in the region.”

Launched 18 years ago, Children’s Lighthouse provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in attractive metropolitan areas. Ownership in a Children’s Lighthouse franchise includes a full suite of support services, including site selection, financing guidance, construction administration, and grand opening marketing best practices. Children’s Lighthouse’s initial and ongoing training and support is led by an experienced team of childcare veterans, providing the franchise owner invaluable insight and leadership for the entire life of the franchise.

About Children’s Lighthouse

Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers® is the nation’s leader in providing values-based educational childcare in more than 40 schools in 7 states with an additional 20 in development. Each Children’s Lighthouse franchise is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners who build a strong environment for early childhood learning and future success with parents. Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company has approximately 250 employees at its company headquarters and eight company-owned centers. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company 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. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit https://www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon@childrenslighthouse.com, (888) 338-4466 x1.

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