Children’s Lighthouse Recognized as Top Franchise Company

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Leading Early Education Franchise Ranked #353  On List of the 500 Largest United States Franchise Brands

FORT WORTH, Texas – Children’s Lighthouse announced today it has been named #353 on the 2022 Franchise Times’ Top 500 list.

With nearly 70 locations open, and another 18 in development across the United States, the company is currently on pace to exceed $110 million in systemwide sales for 2022.

“We couldn’t be more honored about being named as a top franchise company,” said Michael Brown, President of Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company. “I watch our franchisees and their teams work day in and day out to live up to our brand promise of creating a safe, fun, and happy place that gives a child confidence, a sense of comfort today, and a lifelong love of learning, friendship, and community. Everything we do is for the child and with that promise in mind, it allows our franchisees to provide the best possible education and care. This is a huge testament to all that they do. I truly can’t put into words how much this means to our entire company.”

“Previously the Top 400, Franchise Times expanded its annual ranking to 500 of the largest U.S.- based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising, along with promising young concepts in growth mode. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available,” said Franchise Times Editor in Chief Laura Michaels.

The collection of systemwide sales data also provides useful insight into the franchise industry’s performance coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every segment gained ground in 2021, with some getting back to or even surpassing pre-pandemic sales.

The mission of Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company, the franchisor to Children’s Lighthouse, is to 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. Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company does this by partnering with Franchise owners at the local level and giving them the skills, guidance, and best practices to develop children through three age-appropriate curriculums designed with specific needs of children in mind. Additionally, franchisees across the network are actively involved with their local communities and regularly give back through volunteering, donations and more.

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The Children’s Lighthouse brand was established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1997. Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning Schools™ are the nation’s leading values-based early learning schools. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company has nearly 70 franchised schools in operation and 25 additional franchised locations in the development pipeline. Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning Schools™ promise to create a safe, fun, and happy place that gives children confidence, a sense of comfort today, and a lifelong love of learning, friendship, and community. Its proprietary curriculum helps children of all ages develop healthy brains, bodies and best behaviors.

About the Franchise Times Top 500.

The Franchise Times Top 500 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 500 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 2022.

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