Children’s Lighthouse began offering educational child care for children (6 weeks to 6 years old plus after-school care to age 12) with its nationally acclaimed curriculum almost 20 years ago. As we offer this distinctive franchise opportunity in new markets, our experienced business model will be the foundation for improving communities through high-quality early childhood care and education.
With its national growth strategy, Children’s Lighthouse is poised to take advantage of several extremely positive industry trends:
As a new franchisee, you’ll benefit from the knowledge and commitment of co-founders Pat and Mike Brown. As a member of the Children’s Lighthouse family, your franchise will gain additionally from the 150+ years of executive team child care industry experience. You’ll align yourself with a growing industry and share the following:
These benefits and others provide a competitive edge for each Children’s Lighthouse franchise owner. Due to our past history and continuous expansion of the child care industry, more of our franchise owners are becoming multi-unit owners. We offer a concrete plan for business ownership and back it up with real estate expertise, unsurpassed training and support and a nationally recognized curriculum. And we are proud that our franchisees average some of the highest sales of any national children’s franchise. You will learn that our franchise locations that have been open longer than 18 months have an average annual sales volumes of $1,476,149 (see Item 19 in the 2015 Children’s Lighthouse FDD for complete details).
The most successful Children’s Lighthouse franchise owners have a passion for children and have a desire to improve the lives of families and communities through early childhood education. Business and management experience is helpful, as is a willingness to get out in the community and build relationships with partners and customers.
The minimum net worth requirement of Children’s Lighthouse franchisees is $600,000, with the ability to have (or be able to obtain) liquidity of $250,000. Provided the prospective franchisee has a good credit score and history, Children’s Lighthouse provides assistance through several lenders (or any provided by the franchisee) to locate several types of financing. Children’s Lighthouse is listed on the SBA registry which translates to expedited processing.
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"The family run business. The fact that the franchisor allows advisory council means they do care and want to listen to franchisees."
"I really appreciate the product they help us provide. It is a strong business model that offers a good opportunity for success."
"Strong track record, aggressive growth prospects."
"Accessibility and support from senior leadership with the franchise organization. "Family" business approach."
"Following their "plan" has enabled us to be extremely successful."
"Franchise consultant is very helpful."
"I like the fact that it is a family run company. I have been impressed by the ethics and values of the company so far."