When it comes to the Children’s Lighthouse childcare franchise process, we’re proud to say we make it as easy as possible for new franchisees to become part of our brand family. It’s a process that involves numerous informative and exciting steps as you get closer to owning and operating your preschool franchise with us. Over the course of our nearly three decades of business, we’ve helped dozens of franchisees become part of our recession-resistant industry. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of them.
Compare Your Opportunities
The early learning industry is large, so before making a commitment to any brand in it, it’s important to compare opportunities. But doing your research is only as good as the questions you ask of a franchisor, because their answers will help you narrow down your choices. As you go through each brand’s offerings, make sure to ask the following questions:
- What proprietary resources do they have?
- How long have they been in business?
- What are their plans for growth?
- What kind of training and support do they offer?
- What do their marketing efforts entail?
Questions like these will help you understand your choices better and allow you to make the right decision.
In our case, we’ve been meeting the needs of parents and children since 1997 with a refined business model that takes full advantage of a thriving and important industry. Furthermore, our proprietary Lighthouse Pathways™ approach to education features age-appropriate curriculums that cater to the unique strengths and needs of each child, from infants and toddlers to preschoolers and school-aged children. When you open a Children’s Lighthouse preschool, you’ll enjoy the distinction of delivering premium care and early education in a way the competition can’t match.
Connect with Us
Once you’ve done your homework, we’re confident you’ll come away realizing what an exceptional opportunity a Children’s Lighthouse investment is. Should you decide a partnership with us is something you’d like to pursue, you’ll begin our childcare franchise process. It starts by connecting with us to learn more about our investment, during which time we’ll learn more about you and your goals and background. We’ll also provide you with a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that goes over every aspect of our brand.
Review Our FDD
An FDD is an incredibly important document that all franchisors are required to have, and that goes over every aspect of a franchise brand and investment details. Our FDD covers a broad range of topics, including the numbers that make up our investment, our brand leadership and history, what kind of training and support you’ll receive, and more. Potential investors often review it with an attorney to ensure they understand everything it contains. Receiving a copy of our FDD means we’ve both agreed that a Children’s Lighthouse opportunity is a good one for you to pursue and puts you one step closer to owning a Children’s Lighthouse franchise.
Our franchising process also includes a Discovery Day at our corporate headquarters, where you’ll meet our entire executive team and learn more about the unique Children’s Lighthouse culture. You’ll have the chance to ask any additional questions and share more details about yourself and your goals. A Discovery Day is the occasion for both of us to make a final decision about whether you’ll join our brand, and if both parties agree, you’ll pay your franchise fee and sign your franchise agreement. Your signature makes it official – you are now part of the Children’s Lighthouse brand family!
We know new franchisees have a lot of questions and a lot on their plates, so we strive to make becoming part of our brand family a transparent and straightforward process. Are you ready to join us?
To learn more about the Children’s Lighthouse franchise process, reach out to our friendly team today!