Children’s Lighthouse to Open First School in Missouri

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Leading Early Learning School Bringing Location to St. Louis

LOUIS, Mo. – Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning Schools™, the nation’s leading provider of high-quality early childhood education, announced today that local residents Ashley and Jeremy Fangmann are opening a new school in the St. Louis Metroplex.

“As busy parents ourselves, we were seeking to find a solution that would allow us to spend more time with our children and each other while also achieving our own professional successes full-time,” said Ashley. “After being presented again and again with hefty waitlists for childcare, we started to explore the idea of opening an early learning school that we could take our kiddos to and solve a need in our community. Diving deeper into the importance of early childhood development as a mother of three all under the age of five, we decided to open Children’s Lighthouse to provide trusted care and quality curriculum to the families throughout St. Louis.”

With an extensive background in management and over a decade as a CPA, Ashley has a passion for mentoring others. She has held several roles that attest to this such as her administrative and leadership roles on the board of the Boys and Girls Club. Serving as a Committee Chair as well as a Vice President, seasoned her expertise and fueled her interest in child psychology and development. Combined with Jeremy’s background in various financial advisory roles for over a decade, opening a premium preschool in their community was a no-brainer.

“It is always wonderful to welcome new families to the Children’s Lighthouse ownership community,” said Michael Brown, President of Children’s Lighthouse. “We know that they have experienced firsthand the difference our curriculum and care make in the lives of children in the local community and are confident they will continue to uphold that same standard. Ashley and Jeremy are sure to quickly establish Children’s Lighthouse as an integral part of the St. Louis metropolitan community.”

The mission of 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 does this by partnering with parents 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.


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, Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has more than 60 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.

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