Children’s Lighthouse Opens 50th Location in Richmond-Harvest Green
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Children’s Lighthouse Opens 50th Location in Richmond-Harvest Green

Fort Worth-Based Educational Childcare Franchise Reaches Huge Milestone

March 06, 2019 // // FORT WORTH, Texas - Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers?, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early-education childcare provider in the United States, has opened its 50th location in Richmond, Texas. Locally owned and operated by Zeff and Karen Walcher and Patrick and Daniella Simpson, Children’s Lighthouse of Richmond-Harvest Green is located at 4734 Harvest Corner Drive.

The brand, which was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, has early learning schools across the United States, including Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina and Texas.

“This is a huge milestone for Children’s Lighthouse. It is truly amazing to see how much the brand has grown and is beloved by parents and children alike,” said Michael Brown, president of Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers?. “We are excited to continue this momentum throughout 2019 - there is strong consumer and investor interest in the brand and we’re looking forward to further significant growth.”

Children’s Lighthouse currently has 30 locations in development and anticipates adding several dozen more locations to the pipeline in 2019. The brand is currently targeting several markets for growth and is seeking to award franchise opportunities to partners that possess a passion for early childhood education.

“I am thrilled to be opening Children’s Lighthouse in Richmond - and the fact that it is the 50th location makes it even more special,” said Karen Walcher, local owner of Children’s Lighthouse Richmond-Harvest Green. “This organization has given me such a wonderful opportunity to become a local business owner in an industry I love. Not to mention, the brand’s continued growth will provide the same great opportunities to other future entrepreneurs as well as great child care and education to local families.”

The mission of Children’s Lighthouse is to connect families together with independent owners in an effort to enrich communities through a relationship based on safety and trust. Children’s Lighthouse does this by partnering with parents in developing children with character values and physical wellness in a S.T.R.E.A.M.? enriched learning environment. Additionally, franchisees across the network are actively involved with their local communities and regularly give back through volunteering, donations and more.

Launched 24 years ago, Children’s Lighthouse provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in attractive metropolitan areas. Ownership in a Children’s Lighthouse franchise includes a full suite of support services, including site selection, financing guidance, construction administration and grand opening marketing best practices. Children’s Lighthouse’s initial and ongoing training and support is led by an experienced team of childcare veterans, providing the franchise owner invaluable insight and leadership for the entire life of the franchise.

About Children's Lighthouse

Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers? are among the leaders in providing value-based educational childcare. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse has 50 schools in operation and 30 additional franchise locations in the development pipeline. Children’s Lighthouse has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals and has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength and growth.

For more information about Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers?, visit

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SOURCE Children's Lighthouse



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