Children’s Lighthouse of Cypress-Fairfield Teams Up with UTHealth on Educating Early Childhood Professionals
Cypress Childcare Center Partners with UTHealth’s Children’s Learning Institute
July 10, 2019 // Franchising.com // CYPRESS, Texas - Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early-education childcare provider in the United States, announced today a collaboration between Children’s Lighthouse of Cypress-Fairfield and Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth is currently developing new educational and outreach materials for early childhood teachers and other professionals. The organization selected Children’s Lighthouse of Cypress-Fairfield to capture two of their teachers engaging with students in their after-school program on video and in photographs as instructional examples. The school was selected as a “model” due to its best-in-class operations and child care practices.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this initiative with Children’s Learning Institute,” said Randy Craft, owner of Children’s Lighthouse of Cypress-Fairfield. “It is a true honor to have been selected and we are very proud of our teachers that the Children’s Learning Institute felt exemplified premier educational standards.”
The footage will be used as a tool to instruct educators on proper teaching techniques as well as train state education evaluators on how to assess teachers.
“We are very selective when choosing locations for classroom filming, since we look to capture high quality teacher-child interactions,” said Jasmine Wiggins, coordinator of education outreach and special projects at Children’s Learning Institute. “The school was selected to participate in this project because of the quality of the program, its teachers and their teaching practices.”
Children’s Learning Institute develops many resources for early childhood teachers and professionals to use in the classroom and other early childhood settings. Many of these resources include authentic video of teachers working with children in a classroom setting.
Launched 24 years ago, Children’s Lighthouse provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in attractive metropolitan areas. Ownership in 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’s initial and ongoing training and support is led by an experienced team of childcare veterans, providing the franchise owner invaluable insight and leadership for the entire life of the franchise.
About Children’s Lighthouse
Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM are among the leaders in providing value-based educational childcare. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse has 50 schools in operation and 30 additional franchise locations in the development pipeline. Children’s Lighthouse has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals 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 CentersSM, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com.
About the Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth
The Children’s Learning Institute at UTHealth was founded in 2003 and currently impacts children, families, and teachers across Texas and the country through our research, clinical programs, statewide early childhood initiatives, parenting programs and teacher mentoring programs. CLI’s online resources to support quality improvement for early childhood programs, including professional development, child progress monitoring, classroom activities, family engagement tools, and one-on-one coaching, are housed on the online platform CLI Engage. To learn more, visit www.childrenslearninginstitute.org or www.cliengage.org.
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