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
June 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (888) 338-4466 x1.
SOURCE Children’s Lighthouse
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