Franchise Cost & Investments.

The Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning School franchise cost includes just about everything you’ll need to get your preschool up and running and ready to serve!

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Starting a small business takes an investment in time, resources, and money. The good news is because we’ve already helped so many franchisees set up their schools, we have a very good idea about the costs involved, so you likely won’t be surprised by any unexpected expenses.

Our early childhood education franchise cost factors in just about everything you’ll need to get your school up and running. Below are some numbers to consider.

Initial Fees

Initial Fees

Payment of our $75,000 franchise fee gives you access to our processes and strategies, allows you to use and associate with the Children’s Lighthouse brand, making access to lending easier. You’ll also have access… As part of your lending package, you will pay us a School Development Fee and Opening Training Fee. These fees are used to provide you the site-selection, pre-construction, pre-opening, and post-opening guidance and assistance you need to open your Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning School.

Monthly Payments to Us

Monthly Payments to Us

You will pay us a royalty of 3.5% of your school’s gross revenue the first six months your Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning School is open. After that, you will pay us 7%. In addition to investing in local advertising for your school, you will also contribute to our Advertising Fund each month. These payments pay for the development of new programs and processes, as well as advertising and marketing strategies and materials that are current and agile. These programs, processes, strategies, and materials are typically very expensive and time-consuming for anyone who isn’t part of our franchise family, but they come standard when you invest in a franchise with us!

Typical Monthly Expenses

Typical Monthly Expenses

In addition to your royalty and advertising expenditures, you will have other monthly expenses, such as: rent/mortgage payment, utilities, payroll, classroom and food supplies, and insurance. For a complete look at our costs and investment requirements, feel free to request a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Total Start-Up Costs

Total Start-Up Costs

In the decades we’ve been in business, we have helped dozens of hardworking and excited franchisees get their Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning Schools open and operating. Based on information we gather from our franchisees, total costs currently range from $4,270,225 to $6,314,588, depending on the size and location of your school and how long it takes to start operating. This range includes your initial franchise fee and covers just about everything you’ll need to open your Children’s Lighthouse doors and begin serving your community.

Personal Requirements

Personal Requirements

Backgrounds in either education or business ownership are not prerequisites to owning a Children’s Lighthouse franchise. Our experienced leadership and Franchise Business Coach teams will help you achieve your goals as you work through our tried-and-true business model.

Financial Requirements

Financial Requirements

The following requirements can be attained independently or with a group of family, partners or investors:

  • Liquid Asset Range: $700,000*
  • Net Worth: $1,000,000
    • Equity in your home and current/former employer retirement accounts might qualify as liquid assets. Our team is available to assist you with qualification questions.
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While we don’t finance directly, Children’s Lighthouse can help prospective franchisees with good credit scores and histories locate several types of financing. We’re listed on the SBA Registry, too, which translates into expedited processing!

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