Childrens Lighthouse | International Franchise Association
Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Opportunity

About Us 
Children’s Lighthouse is an early learning school for ages 6 weeks to 6 years (with after-school care to 12 years). Since its founding in 1994, Children’s 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. Children’s Lighthouse is an educational child care center that is fun, secure and provides values-based learning.  With 125+ years of collective executive team experience with an extensive operational background, the franchise system enjoys an average gross revenue of $1,662,937*.

The Opportunity 
Because nearly 66% of mothers with children are under the age 6 and in the workplace, the birth rate continues to grow, and the child care industry is the fastest growing U.S. service business. Age 5 population is expected to grow 50% from years 2000-2050; therefore, 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 proprietary, comprehensive curriculum focuses not only on intellectual development, but also on healthy, social and emotional growth through systematic character values education . . . a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Children’s Lighthouse offers territories with prime demographics and many open markets available. Finally, we offer royalty abatement for the first 9 months or until you reach enrollment of 100 children (whichever occurs first) . . . we are committed to your success! 

Support and Assistance 
Children’s Lighthouse has established sources of third party financing and is registered with the SBA. Our experienced team 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. 

Although Children’s Lighthouse does not require on-site franchise owners, you must be actively involved. The minimum capital requirements for a franchise owner are $500,000 - $700,000 in liquidity and a minimum net worth of $1,000,000. 

Children’s Lighthouse is a family-owned franchisor with an executive team possessing 125+ years of child care industry experience. Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, today there are franchised schools open in 7 states…and more than 30% of our franchise owners have multiple locations. Because Children’s Lighthouse has formerly operated 8 schools, franchise owners receive all the benefits of the continually evolving experience of our operations team. Our proprietary curriculum, technology, location expertise and unparalleled field support translate to a state-of-the-art franchise system with significant competitive advantages. 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. 

  *For mature franchised Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers (open at least 18 months) for calendar year ended December 31, 2017. Additional details on these figures are included in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Individual financial performance will vary.  


Business Established: 1994
Franchising Since: 1999
Franchised Units: 49
Company Owned Units: N/A
Start-up Cost: $300,000 to $500,000
Total Investment: $693,500 to $4,574,000
Veteran Hired Since 2011: N/A
Veteran Owned Units: N/A
Related Categories
Children's Services
Educational Products & Services

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Vetfran Incentives

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