During a time when 40% of childcare centers in the U.S. could close its doors for good, Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company remains resilient. In fact, we recently opened three new schools in Seabrook, Allen and Sugar Land, Texas and have five signed agreements in place in Apex, North Carolina; Jessup, Maryland; and Oak Forest, Forney and Mansfield, Texas.
As a premier early learning school, we promptly realized that we would need to adapt and expand both our curriculum and our franchise support during this ever-evolving time. To do so, we announced the launch of two new proprietary programs,Virtual Learning Assistance and xSTREAM Quest℠ after school curriculum.
The Virtual Learning Assistance program was designed to provide a more connected learning environment for school-age children who are participating in virtual learning this fall. With flex plans that include full-day or block schedule options, the program is customizable to fit each child’s individual needs to ensure a setting conducive to learning.
Additionally, our new afterschool curriculum, xSTREAM Quest℠, is a proprietary new STREAM-based afterschool curriculum designed exclusively for Childrens Lighthouse school-agers. Questers (students) take on solo, team, outdoor and community challenges to earn cog badges, eventually becoming cog masters in different subjects. The curriculum incorporates character values and community service with a STREAM (science, technology, reading engineering arts, math) focus, and will help children develop critical and higher-thinking skills.
“In all of my years as an educator, I have never encountered an afterschool program that has embraced a unique, comprehensive curriculum like xSTREAM Quest℠,” said Dr. Kristi Martin-Smith, Director of Education and Training for Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company. “The amount of engagement and excitement we’re already seeing from students who have participated in the program is remarkable. They’re having so much fun completing challenges and earning badges that they hardly realize they’re developing critical higher-thinking skills.”
By expanding our services, we have been able to equip our franchisees with the tools they need to keep their businesses going and assure parents in their communities that their children are learning in a safe and healthy environment. Our new and veteran franchisees alike are excited to continue to invest in themselves and their communities through their Childrens Lighthouse schools.
Childrens Lighthouse is on a rapid ascent to the top of the educational child care industry, and franchise investors are taking notice. As we continue to grow into new areas, we are seeking talented individuals who share our passion for community, nurturing care and education. If that sounds like you, reach out to us to learn more about how you can become a Childrens Lighthouse franchise partner.