What makes Children's Lighthouse Early Learning Schools different from other daycare businesses?

Traditionally, day care centers have focused primarily on providing care and play. Children's Lighthouse didn't want to be just another babysitter. The brand was built with a focus on education using a proprietary Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.(SM) curriculum while also providing a place for children to be cared for, loved and to most importantly, have fun!

What are the minimum qualifications to become a Children's Lighthouse Franchise Owner?

Our most successful franchise owners have a passion for children and a desire to improve the lives of families and communities. Business and management experience is helpful, as is a willingness to get out in the community and build relationships with partners and customers.There are no required educational trainings or certifications needed - simply an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to impact young lives.

The minimum net worth requirement of Children's Lighthouse franchisees is $700,000, with the ability to have (or be able to obtain) liquidity of $300,000. Provided the prospective franchisee has a good credit score and history, Children's Lighthouse provides assistance through several lenders (or any provided by the Franchise Owner) to locate several types of financing. Children's Lighthouse is listed on the SBA registry, which translates to expedited processing.

How much money can I make?

Children's Lighthouse franchise owners whose schools were open for at least 18 months averaged gross revenues of $1,625,330 (see Item 19 in the 2019 Children's Lighthouse FDD for details).

Do I need experience in child care or education?

No prior experience in either field is required. Our comprehensive training program will teach you about the industry and our operational model.

Does Children's Lighthouse provide financing to Franchise Owners?

Children's Lighthouse can direct you toward third party financing sources that have worked successfully with many of our Franchise Owners.

What are your royalties?

Children's Lighthouse has a 7% royalty fee and $250 monthly advertising fee.

What are the hours of operation?

Children's Lighthouse franchises are typically open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed on weekends.

What kind of training will I receive before my school opens?

Our franchise training consists of four weeks: two weeks of training at the Children's Lighthouse home office, one week of in-school training before opening and one week of post-opening training in your school.

What is the process for finding a location for my franchise?

The site selection process is a highly collaborative course of action between you, our national brokerage company and our internal real estate team. We have a detailed site selection manual that guides you and the project in a step-by-step manner.

How long does it take to open a school?

It is generally a 10 to 18 month time frame between signing your Franchise Agreement and opening day at your Children's Lighthouse.

For further clarification or for more answers to your questions, please access our Franchise Owner's Tour.

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