Children’s Lighthouse Named to Franchise Times Top 200+ List
Leading Early Learning School Concept Ranked on Prestigious List of Largest United States Franchises
October 09, 2019 // Franchising.com // FORT WORTH, Texas - Children’s Lighthouse announced today that it has been ranked on Franchise Times’ Top 200+ list, the most comprehensive ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States. The distinguished list is based on Children’s Lighthouse’s global system sales and number of locations. The fast-growing early learning school franchise joins the most reputable brands in the nation on the ranking.
The acknowledgement of being named to this ranking verifies the exceptional growth the company has experienced in the past year. The brand currently has over 50 locations throughout the United States.
“Over the past year, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of growth within the franchise system and this recognition is a testament to the hard work our team has put in,” said Michael Brown, president of Children’s Lighthouse LearningCentersSM. “This ranking also gives us the motivation to continue expanding, and I can’t wait to see our continued growth with talented franchisees across the country.”
Franchise Times uses a combination of companies’ voluntary reports and the most recent franchise disclosure documents to rank the 500 largest franchise systems in the United States. To qualify for the ranking, companies must be a legal United States franchise, with its headquarters based in the United States or at least 10 percent of their total units located in the country. Franchisees must also own at least 15 percent of the company’s total units.
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.
Individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit interested in owning a Children’s Lighthouse franchise should have the ability to invest $650,000 to $800,000, which includes working capital. Plus, Children’s Lighthouse is a proud partner of the VetFran program and waives $25,000 of the franchise fee for qualified applicants.
About Children’s Lighthouse
Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Childrens 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 Childrens Lighthouse Learning CentersSM, visit www.childrenslighthouse.com.
About the Franchise Times Top 200+
The Franchise Times Top 200+® is the only ranking by systemwide sales and units of the largest 500 U.S.-based franchise brands. Published in the October issue and available in a searchable database online, the Franchise Times Top 200+ also analyzes industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth, reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures, and includes exclusive news stories about the biggest names in franchising. The rankings and full report, and the searchable online database, are available at www.franchisetimes.com/Top200.
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