If you’re researching small business opportunities and are wondering about how to open a childcare business, partnering with Children’s Lighthouse to do so is a transparent and straightforward process. We’re exceptionally proud of our offering and all that it means, not just to the families who rely on us but to our franchisee family as well. Here, we’ll take a brief look at how you can become a part of that family, too.
1. Reach Out Through Our Website
The first step is to visit our website and fill out a brief form with a bit of information about yourself. Once we receive it, someone from our franchise team will give you a call. This will be our first chance to get to know each other better and to find out more about your background and goals. You’ll have time to ask us questions, too, as you learn more about our opportunity.
2. Learn More About Our Brand, Initial Training and Ongoing Support
You’ll have the chance to learn more about our brand and operating philosophy. Initial franchise owner training, ongoing training, and field support are discussed, as well as our real estate and site selection process. You’ll also find out more about our 24/7 technology platform and programs built to help you grow your business.
3. Receive Our FDD
Our Franchise Disclosure Document, or FDD, is a very important document that franchise brands are required to have because it goes over every aspect of our opportunity, from costs to training and support to the history of our brand. You’ll have the opportunity to review ours thoroughly, with an attorney if you like, before moving on to the next step.
4. Get Details About Financing
We know that when it comes to launching a childcare business, details are everything.
Children’s Lighthouse provides financing introductions to experienced SBA lenders and helps answer your questions about project financing categories, timing and much more.
5. Enjoy a Discovery Day
This is the final step of what we like to call the discovery process. You’ll visit the Children’s Lighthouse home office in Fort Worth, Texas, where you’ll meet with the company founders and the Children’s Lighthouse leadership team. At this point, you and the team will make a mutual decision about your candidacy for a Children’s Lighthouse franchise.
6. Sign Your Franchise Agreement
Congratulations! You are now part of the Children’s Lighthouse franchisee family! The next step is what many of our franchise partners find the most exciting — developing your new school. We’ll be with you throughout the entire process: helping you find and build out the perfect location, conducting several pre-opening trainings, and being on hand for your grand opening and beyond.
We know that selecting a franchise brand to align with is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Similarly, we take great care when choosing our new franchise owners because we want to make sure there’s a good fit between us as a franchisor and you as a franchisee.
To find out more about how to open a childcare business with Children’s Lighthouse, get in touch today!