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Business Established: 1994

Offering Financial Assistance

Franchising Since: 1999
Franchised Units: 34
Company Owned Units: 8

Special Incentives
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VetFran Incentive
Childrens LIghthouse offers a reduced franchise fee of $25,000 (a 50% discount) for current and former Veterans.

Start-up Cost: $300,000 to $600,000
Total Investment: $550,000 to $3,900,000
Veteran Hired Since 2011 N/A
Veteran Owned Units N/A
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Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Information

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Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Information
About Us

We are a franchisor of educational child care centers for ages 6 weeks to 6 years (plus after-school care to 12 years) with a 0% franchise failure rate. Since its founding in 1994, Childrens Lighthouse has grown to become one of the strongest educational child care franchise systems in the U.S. We were created for parents who seek more than just a place to drop off children. Childrens Lighthouse is an educational child care center that is fun, secure and provides values-based learning. Though committed to growing through franchising, Childrens Lighthouse is the only child care franchise with an extensive group of corporate-owned schools…which allows for a deep understanding of the business. As a result of this operational background and the 150+ years of collective executive team experience, the franchise system has enjoyed a 0% franchise closure / failure rate. 

The Opportunity
Because nearly 66% of mothers with children under 6 are in the workplace and the birth rate continues to grow, the child care industry is the fastest growing U.S. service business. With the under 5 population expected to grow 50% + from 2000-2050, demand will continue to increase. Parents are increasingly seeking high quality early childhood education so their children may enjoy a better chance of later success. Our outstanding curriculum is approved by the American Association of Colleges and Universities and offers a significant advantage in the marketplace. Childrens Lighthouse offers generous protected territories with prime demographic areas open in many markets. Finally, we offer royalty abatement for the first 3 months or until you reach enrollment of 100 children (whichever occurs first)...we are committed to your success!

Support and Assistance
Childrens Lighthouse has established sources of third party financing and is registered with the SBA. Franchise owners can choose either a build-to-suit lease or a purchase option. Our experienced team then leads you through the steps of financing / site selection / construction / pre-opening training / licensing / pre-opening marketing / physical set-up / post-opening training / ongoing operations. A proprietary technology platform shares operational practices, financial performance and marketing techniques among all franchise owners and is an invaluable tool for continuous improvement.

Though Childrens Lighthouse does not require on-site franchise owners, you must be actively involved. The minimum capital requirements for a franchise owner are $200,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $600,000.

Childrens Lighthouse is a family-owned franchisor with an executive team possessing 150+ years of child care industry experience. Based in Ft. Worth, Texas today there are franchised schools open in 5 states…and more than 30% of our franchise owners have multiple locations. Because Childrens Lighthouse owns and operates 8 schools, franchise owners receive all the benefits of the continually evolving experience of our operations team. Our curriculum, technology, location expertise and unparalleled field support translate to a state-of-the-art franchise system and our results are impressive: a 0% franchise failure rate! We invite you to find out more about our growing franchise system and excellent location opportunities, and we look forward to speaking with you in the near future.

*Figure is compiled from franchises open a minimum of 18 months. Actual results vary by unit. Some units have exceeded this amount and others have not.