July 31, 2013 // Franchising.com // FORT WORTH, Texas – Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers announced today an extensive U.S. growth plan – a strategy that will position the educational childcare company to engrain itself for the long-term with communities in all corners of the country. Plans include adding new schools in key markets such as Kansas City, Orlando and Raleigh that will grow the company’s footprint by nearly 70 percent.
“We are growing into new communities with talented franchise owners and investors who share our passion for high quality educational childcare,” said Mike Brown, CEO of Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers and co-founder of the business with his brother Patrick. “We couldn’t be happier about the momentum behind our brand.”
Recent signings in Austin, Raleigh and Southern California exemplify Childrens Lighthouse’s expansion plans into new markets. Additionally, 33 new Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers are in development and/or construction, preparing to join the 34 that are already operating. Up to six new schools will open in the next six months.
The combination of a comprehensive curriculum for young children and nurturing care puts Childrens Lighthouse at the head of its class. Announced today, the expansion strategy calls for the development of more than 100 new learning centers nationwide during the next five years, targeting communities where families put a premium on childcare that offers parents peace of mind.
“The demand for educational childcare is at an all time high. Now more than ever parents are making early childhood development a high priority,” said Stephen Dixon, vice president of franchise development for Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers. “There is not another educational childcare concept that exceeds expectations like we do every time you walk in the door…no matter if you are an owner, family or student.”
Childrens Lighthouse has embedded a highly respected curriculum into its programming. Along with the educational component, their curriculum incorporates technology-enhance learning to keep kids engaged at all times. Plus, Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers give parents peace of mind with online video links to rooms, computerized building entry, security monitoring and transportation to and from area elementary schools.
Launched 18 years ago, Childrens 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 Childrens 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.
Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Childrens 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, Childrens Lighthouse has 34 centers in operation and 33 additional franchise locations in the pipeline. Childrens 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 Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org, (888) 338-4466 x1.
SOURCE: Childrens Lighthouse
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