Balancing your work life with a personal one can be a real dance, one that too many of us have a hard time learning the steps to! Most of us try our best to meet professional responsibilities while factoring in the needs of family, friends, and ourselves, but unfortunately, it can get complicated and stressful.
The good news is, as a Children’s Lighthouse franchisee, managing your preschool franchise will be a straightforward process, aided by a business model that takes a lot of the guesswork out of running your school. You’ll be overseeing things at an executive level with the help of skilled staff, and that can leave you more time for family, vacations, hobbies, and more.
A School Director to Help You Manage and Grow
One of the first things you’ll do as a new Children’s Lighthouse franchise owner is hire a qualified School Director (and we’ll help you narrow down candidate choices) who will oversee the day-to-day operations of your business. Your Director will have the degrees and licensing necessary for the job, and you’ll benefit from their experience in early education. Your role will be to meet with them regularly to set growth goals and determine key performance indicators, hire any new staff that may be needed, plan menus and generally go over routine school matters. Because your Director will be overseeing the bulk of the daily tasks, you’ll be free to spend more time networking in your community and meeting with parents. During the first 12 to 18 months of your new school, you’ll be highly involved in its establishment. But after that, you’ll rely on your Director to handle daily responsibilities, leaving you the freedom to decide how involved you’d like to be going forward.
Managing Your Preschool Comes with Our Child Care Industry Expertise and Help
Your Children’s Lighthouse franchise is your business, an investment in your future, and a valuable asset to your community. As such, you’ll always want to stay involved in it to a certain degree. But ultimately, you could easily find yourself with more free time for pursuits outside of work. This is partly because you’ll be managing things at a very high level, but also because you’ll have the benefit of our ongoing corporate support. Our expert marketing efforts on your behalf, for example, will enable you to reach your best customer, and our industry expertise will help you stay on top of important trends. You’ll also have access to a cache of training materials you can access at any time to help you stay prepared and confident in your abilities to manage your school.
The bottom line is, once your Children’s Lighthouse preschool is up and running and you’ve invested some initial time and energy into it, our business model and ongoing support can mean a far more flexible schedule for you. You can craft one that accommodates your personal needs and that of your family and that lets you enjoy a better balance between life at work and life away from the office.
At Children’s Lighthouse, we make supporting our franchisees a priority. To find out more information about opening a child care franchise with us, reach out today.