If you’re thinking about joining the childcare industry and are wondering what the differences are between a daycare franchise and an early childhood education opportunity like Children’s Lighthouse, we can tell you there are plenty! While daycare centers are important resources that millions of families rely on every day, their services are generally limited to the care and supervision of babies and toddlers. Early learning centers, however, are much more than that — or should be.
Here, we’ll look at what distinguishes daycare environments from a Children’s Lighthouse early learning center and how we stand out as a leader in the early education sphere.
What Is Early Learning and Why Is It Important?
What is daycare as compared to early learning? As we mentioned, daycare centers provide a very important service — the care and supervision of young children when parents need it most, during working hours. Typically, however, they do not offer an educational component designed to nurture children and help them get off to a good academic start. This is the primary difference between daycare franchises and early learning centers.
Early childhood education occurs at a critical stage in a child’s development and focuses on inspiring and educating children from birth. Centers that specialize in early learning, like Children’s Lighthouse Schools, are geared toward children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development and go way beyond simple supervision.
It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of early learning opportunities. According to Harvard University, early childhood education for children between birth and the age of three lays the groundwork for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation. That means when you can offer an early learning curriculum to your community through a franchise opportunity, you quickly become a valuable resource.
Why Our Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Opportunity?
Children’s Lighthouse is a leader in the early education sphere, and we’ve developed a business model that will allow you to fully leverage our industry. We help establish your new school from the ground up and provide access to proprietary resources and technologies that will put you well ahead of the competition. Our business model takes much of the guesswork out of running your preschool franchise, leaving you more time for what truly counts — being there for the children and growing your business.
Our proprietary Lighthouse Pathways approach to early education is an opportunity for children aged six weeks to 12 years to explore and expand their world through individualized skill development, group learning, self-regulation, and inquiry-based investigation. We’re committed to excellence in early childhood education and believe all children deserve a safe environment that allows them to be expressive and independent learners as they develop their learning styles.
While every Children’s Lighthouse school is staffed by trained professionals who are ready to provide children with the care and supervision they need, our schools (and yours!) will go much further. You’ll be able to offer your community quality childcare that is much more than the simple playtime and babysitting offered by traditional daycare center franchises. You’ll be helping to prepare children for bright futures, and that’s something each and every one of our franchisees takes tremendous pride in.
To find out more about a Children’s Lighthouse franchise opportunity, reach out to one of our team members today!