Childcare Franchise Opportunity

Own a Children’s Lighthouse Child Care and Preschool Franchise

The Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning School franchise opportunity is one of the very best in the industry and comes with best-in-class support and guidance.

Recognized as a Growing Childcare Franchise

Our Awards and Accolades

Turn Your Passion into Purpose

Our franchisees, operating a childcare franchise are making a living by making a difference — in the lives of the children we teach and the families we serve. When you join the Children’s Lighthouse day care business for sale brand, you’ll benefit from our decades of experience and our commitment to your success!

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Average Gross Revenue*
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*Based on schools which had been open for 18 months or more as of end of each calendar year shown above. Please see Item 19 of the FDD for details. Numbers are based on 2023 revenue.

Why Own A
Children’s Lighthouse Childcare and Preschool Franchise?

Children’s Lighthouse was launched over 25 years ago, and in that time, we’ve grown to become a top-tier early childhood education franchise, trusted by thousands of families who rely on us every day!

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A Proven Business Model

We’ve laid the groundwork with time-tested systems and procedures that take a lot of the guesswork out of running your preschool.

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Proprietary Curriculum

Our Lighthouse Pathways™ approach to learning incorporates years of experience and research to nurture children and help them reach their full potential.

Comprehensive support

Comprehensive Support

We’ll help you with real estate selection and construction advice and make sure you’re up to speed on everything you need to know to run your preschool successfully.

trusted brand

A Trusted Brand Name

Ours is a name that communities already know and trust, making it far easier for you to establish your own location, grow your business, and meet your community’s needs quickly.

Our Values Make the Difference

Our early childhood education franchise is based on values that have helped to establish us as a trusted and respected childcare resource.

Mission Statement

We give franchisees the tools, guidance, and opportunity to operate a profitable business that is designed to give children a safe, loving place to learn, make friends, and build confidence.

Care with a purpose

Our Industry Is More Important
Than Ever!

Working parents continue to place a high value on educational childcare like that provided by a Children’s Lighthouse preschool franchise.

$ 16 b

Value of the early childcare industry in 2023

35 M

Number of U.S. working mothers in 2022 

15.4 M

Number of children under 6 who require childcare

4.2 %

Projected annual industry growth rate from 2023 to 2030

Our Story

We’re Guided
by Integrity,
Passion, &

Our founders, brothers Mike and Pat Brown, opened the first Children’s Lighthouse School in 1997 because they knew, as parents and uncles of several young children, that the need for quality childcare was a growing one. More than twenty-five years later, our passion to serve children and families still motivates us to strive for excellence in every aspect of our organization. As a result, Children’s Lighthouse continues to be a top-tier early learning and childcare provider. 

Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked 2022

Real Estate

Real Estate

We’ll help you find and develop a school site that’s ideal for your community.



Our marketing team will provide you plans and tools to drive top line revenue.



We’ll help you identify and train qualified staff who reflect our values.



We’ll teach you how to find and retain new families for your school.

Financial Benchmarking

Financial Benchmarking

We’ll help you set and reach your goals for the future.

The way we see it, we’re in this together. Our proprietary technology platform provides transparency across the franchise system, allowing for best practice sharing and financial targeting!


Kids Grow Fast — & We Do, Too!

We’re excited to be growing the Children’s Lighthouse name and are ready to include your community as part of it. Check out our available territories map, and let’s make a difference together!