January 31, 2017 // Franchising.com // FORT WORTH, Texas - Childrens Lighthouse Learning CenterSM, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early-education childcare provider in the United States, is celebrating a remarkable year. From significant growth to industry recognition, Children’s Lighthouse is reaching new heights in every aspect of the business.
“The past twelve months have been very exciting for us. We added additional centers in existing markets and expanded into new communities with talented franchise owners and investors who share our passion for high quality educational childcare,” said Steve Dixon, chief development officer for Children’s Lighthouse. “We are looking forward to continued growth in 2017.”
In 2016, Children’s Lighthouse signed ten agreements and built and opened four centers in Birmingham, Alabama; Overland Park, Kansas and Lewisville and Fulshear, Texas. These accomplishments exemplify Children’s Lighthouse’s expansion into new markets. Looking ahead to the new year, Children’s Lighthouse anticipates more than 12 openings in 2017 in cities such as Denver, Orlando, Houston and Chicago, preparing to join the 40 existing centers in communities across the country.
To keep up with franchise growth, Children’s Lighthouse has taken many steps to continue developing resources and training for franchisees and staff at each center. In 2016, Children’s Lighthouse hosted regional training sessions for center directors across the county, had more than 150 owners present for the annual owner’s conference in Cancun, Mexico and hired two additional franchise business consultants to keep up with the brand’s growth.
These resources implemented for franchisees have not gone unnoticed. This year, Childrens Lighthouse Learning CenterSM was certified as a World-Class Franchise® by the Franchise Research Institute®, with franchisees giving 100 percent positive ratings to the overall opportunity provided by the system and a 97 percent positive rating to the overall quality of the franchisor. The brand was also ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® list, considered the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.
“We pride ourselves on being able to provide high quality training and resources to all members of our franchise system,” Dixon continued. “From conferences to curriculum, we all have the best interests of our students, center directors and owners in mind. We relate this year’s success to our ability to identify and provide solutions to areas that need advancement.”
The combination of a comprehensive curriculum for young children and nurturing care puts Children’s Lighthouse at the head of its class. Children’s Lighthouse has embedded Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.SM, a highly respected curriculum, into its programming. Along with the educational component, their curriculum incorporates physical motor skills and technology-enhanced learning to keep kids engaged at all times. Plus, Childrens Lighthouse Learning CenterSM give parents peace of mind with online video links to rooms, computerized building entry, security monitoring and transportation to and from area elementary schools.
“There is not another educational childcare concept that exceeds expectations like we do,” added Dixon. “The demand for educational childcare continues to grow and families in the communities we serve identify us as the best option for their children. We are looking forward to introducing more families in new markets to our world-class childcare.”
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.
Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Childrens Lighthouse Learning CenterSM is the leading values-based educational childcare system in the United States. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse has 40 centers in operation and 20 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 Childrens Lighthouse Learning CenterSM, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.childrenslighthousefranchise.com or contact Stephen Dixon at email@example.com, (888) 338-4466 x1.
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