The state’s first Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning School franchise is expected to open at 9468 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet in the fall of 2024.
The early education provider targets infants starting at six-weeks old, toddlers and preschoolers. Children’s Lighthouse will also provide before and after-school care for elementary school-aged children.
Kal Patel, CJ Patel, Danielle Luja and Mariano Luja will own the franchise.
The Mt. Juliet franchise anticipates working with around 180 students and 20-22 teachers plus management and staff with competitive rates to retain employees and reduce turnover, Danielle Luja said.
A site plan will need to be submitted and approved for a new building that will be around 12,000 square feet.
“Mt. Juliet is growing with so many families moving into the area, and those families need high quality childcare that they can trust with their children,” Danielle Luja said.
The Children’s Lighthouse brand was established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1997 and has more than 60 franchises and 25 additional schools in development.
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