“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.
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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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.
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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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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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.
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!
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.
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.”