Most parents want to invest in the care and education of their children and are willing to adjust their finances accordingly to choose the best childcare business for their children, making the early childhood education industry one of the most recession-resistant sectors in the economy. But if you want to become a franchisee in our industry, it’s important to do so with a childcare business model that’s been tested, preferably over decades. The Children’s Lighthouse model is a proven one, with a track record that spans 25+ years. Keep reading to find out how our franchisees utilize it to help run their preschools.
Some Important Franchise Brand Differentiators
All franchise brands like to position themselves as the best in their industries, but the proof is in their business model and what it has to offer franchisees. Below are just some of the brand differentiators you can look forward to as a Children’s Lighthouse franchise owner.
Curriculum for a Wide Age Range
Our childcare business model goes well beyond providing safe and loving caretaking of children; it also includes an important educational component that will position you as an industry leader. Our Lighthouse Pathways™ approach to early education is an opportunity for children ages six weeks to 12 years to explore and expand their world through individualized skill development, group learning, self-regulation, and inquiry-based investigation.
Our Lighthouse Pathways™ approach includes three age-appropriate curriculums, including Lighthouse BRIGHT™ (Infants & Toddlers), Lighthouse CARES™ (Preschool), and xSTREAM Quest® (School-Age®) each uniquely designed to engage children in their respective learning environments to maximize their full potential. We believe all children deserve a safe environment that allows them to be expressive and independent learners as they develop their skills and become lifelong learners.
Robust Pre-Opening Training
We know it’s vital that you start your Children’s Lighthouse franchise on solid footing, and we don’t leave that to chance. Before your school doors open, you’ll spend four weeks at both our corporate headquarters and in an on-site setting to learn everything you’ll need to know to run your business successfully, including how to teach our proprietary curriculum, how to find, train, and keep qualified staff, how to market your school to reach parents, and much more. You’ll also have access to our Operations Manual, a comprehensive resource that contains important information about our policies and procedures that you can rely on at any time to keep you on track toward growth.
Our comprehensive support prepares you to grow your school in ways that will make you a go-to childcare resource in your community. You’ll enjoy regular guidance from members of our team, including a visit from one of our franchise experts shortly after you open, who’ll ensure all your questions are answered and you’re maximizing everything you’ve learned. From there, you can count on quarterly visits from a franchise consultant whose job it is to help you set and reach goals and keep you abreast of best practices.
Our ongoing support is rounded out by our expert in-house marketing, ongoing research and development, and networking opportunities that will ensure you’re getting the most value for your investment. Our business model has been refined over the years to help our franchise partners enjoy long-term growth and success. With us by your side, you’ll be in business for yourself, never by yourself!
Making an investment in early childhood education is a prudent choice, and selecting the appropriate business strategy for a childcare facility is essential. The childcare franchise model offered by Children’s Lighthouse provides franchisees with a tried-and-true road map to success, complete with a curriculum designed for a wide variety of ages, intensive pre-opening training, and continuous direction and support from an experienced team.
Through targeted skill development, group learning, self-regulation, and inquiry-based investigation, the Children’s Lighthouse approach to early education gives children the opportunity to investigate and broaden their understanding of the world around them. Children’s Lighthouse equips its franchisees with the resources necessary to manage a prosperous preschool that distinguishes itself as a leader in its field by providing safe and loving care for children along with an essential educational component.
Reach out to Children’s Lighthouse today to learn more and to start your franchise journey with us!