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Children’s Lighthouse Taps Shelly Pair as Director of Operations

Fast-Growing Fort Worth-Based Early Learning School Franchise Expands Corporate Team

July 26, 2019 // Franchising.com // FORT WORTH, Texas - Children's Lighthouse Learning CentersSM, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early learning schools in the United States, announced today the appointment of Shelly Pair as Director of Operations.

Pair brings 26 years of operations, early education and franchise industry leadership experience to the fast-growing early learning school franchise. Prior to joining Children’s Lighthouse, Pair served in executive roles at two early childhood education systems and a healthcare provider. In her most recent role Pair was directly responsible for the growth and profitability of 15 dental offices. Under her leadership, annual revenue grew from $8.5 million to $22 million. Prior to joining the dental industry, Pair served as the Divisional Vice President at a Texas-based childcare provider, where she led the company’s highest net income production brand which consisted of 58 schools.

“Shelly will play a key role for our brand and our franchisees through her proven track record of driving operational efficiencies and growing profitability for franchise and childcare brands,” said Michael Brown, president of Children’s Lighthouse Learning CentersSM. “Shelly’s demonstrated expertise in management and operations is exactly what we need as we continue to grow.”

Pair’s appointment comes on the heels of monumental growth for the early learning school franchise, which opened its 50th location in Richmond, Texas in February and has 30 schools in development. Notably, the brand recently announced Chrissy Barrow as Curriculum and Training Specialist, a new role at the Children’s Lighthouse corporate office.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the growing Children’s Lighthouse team. Values-based early education is more in-demand than ever before, and I’m excited to join the industry leader,” said Pair. “I look forward to making an important impact for our franchisees and working with the team to drive continued success in the months and years ahead.”

Children’s Lighthouse, which was founded in 1995, has early learning schools across the United States, including Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina and Texas. Children’s Lighthouse anticipates adding several dozen locations to the pipeline in 2019.

The mission of Children’s Lighthouse is to connect families together with independent owners in an effort to enrich communities through a relationship based on safety and trust. Children’s Lighthouse does this by partnering with parents to develop children with character values and physical wellness in a S.T.R.E.A.M.SM enriched learning environment. Additionally, franchisees across the network are actively involved with their local communities and regularly give back through volunteering, donations and more.

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 early education 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, Children's Lighthouse Learning CentersSM are among the leaders in providing value-based early education. 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 Children's Lighthouse Learning CentersSM, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com.

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Gautier Lemyze-Young
All Points PR
Office: 847-897-7462

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