469-252-1767
10660 Eldorado Parkway
Frisco, TX 75035
Panthercreek@childrenslighthouse.com
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Ages 6 weeks - 12 years
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Our Classrooms
and Curriculum
Children's Lighthouse offers quality care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. We believe in building a solid foundation of early learning and have chosen award-winning curriculums for each age group. Our company offers continued support and training to the management and teachers in our schools across the United States. Our philosophy is to deliver the best support systems that will lead to successful implementation of the following curriculums for the benefit of the children in our care.
Infants
Preschool,
PreK & APreK
2-5 years old
Character Values
School Age
About the Owners
About the Director
Our Values
Character Values are both modeled throughout our centers and taught in our classrooms. Values such as integrity, respect, responsibility, fairness, honesty, caring, self-control, and citizenship are not only defined but role modeled by management and teachers throughout the day. We believe that we can help strengthen the social fabric of our communities and support parents who want their children educated in a strong culture of these characteristics through teaching these values.
What parents are saying
The staff at Children's Lighthouse are exceptional! My daughter has been there for almost two years and LOVES it. She can count in English and Spanish, knows how to spell and write her name, and is always telling me how much fun she has with all of her friends. :)
The attention and love my two boys get has allowed them to LOVE going to school. The staff is truly invested in their lives!!!
The teachers genuinely love and care for the kids, and are happy to be there. Both of our children have flourished in their classrooms both socially and academically, and enjoy going to school to see their friends and teachers.
The teachers made my kids feel welcome and now they love coming here. My oldest even asks to go see his teachers on the weekends when we get in the car! Thanks so much for taking good care of my boys!
Infants & Toddlers
Birth to 24 month old babies begin to learn about the world from their experiences with the adults in their lives. Our teachers are trained to use the Comprehensive Infant and Toddler Curriculum which was developed specifically for the education of your baby. This curriculum provides everything necessary for a teacher to create a classroom environment that will have a very positive impact on your baby’s growth and development. It is our goal that all infants and toddlers in our program will be supported by loving and kind teachers who encourage their early development.
Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠ Curriculum
Our goal is to nurture the development of each child's full potential - intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically - in an atmosphere of safety and trust.
Character Values Education
Our comprehensive curriculum focuses not only on intellectual development, but also on healthy social and emotional growth through systematic character values education.
Active Engagement
Activities are designed to promote active learning through a "hands on" approach that allows children to explore the world in which they live.
Research-Centered Practice
Learning activities are grounded both in time-honored practice, such as learning through play, as well as in current research findings in the field of neuro-education. "Brain-based" learning strategies, for example, reveal that memory and creativity are enhanced by music, movement, and artistic expression.
Embedded Content
Our fully-integrated curriculum is characterized by thematic units which combine the key skills of reading and mathematics with learning in the content areas of science and social studies.
Standards-based Objectives
Every learning activity is carefully planned to meet or exceed both national and state standards.
Core Values
  • We believe that each child is an individual, with his or her own unique set of strengths, talents, and gifts
  • We believe that every child has a right to excellence in all aspects of early childhood education.
  • We believe in the importance of teaching character values, and more important, in modeling their use in our interactions with children, their families, and one another.
  • We believe in the use of positive discipline strategies that lead children to become self-disciplined.
  • We believe that honest and frequent communication between the school and the home positively impacts children’s success.
  • We believe in the importance of continuing professional development and personal growth through educational opportunities and supportive communities learning.
  • We believe that every teacher and staff member can make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.
School-Agers
The school-age classroom is specifically designed to meet the varied abilities, numerous personalities, and complex interest of children ages five through twelve. Based on the Creative Resources Curriculum, our daily plans are organized around exciting themes which incorporate interactive learning in a fun-filled environment. The themes include the culture of Ancient Greece, China, Japan, Rome and themes such as careers, technology, transportation and rain forests. Opportunities to support the development of "Creative Thinking" – the highest level thinking skill in Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning – are also included daily.

Character Value education is included in the "Schoolers" program. Through both modeling and special projects, children develop essential life skills such as cooperation, self-discipline, pride in a job well-done, respect and gratitude. Individual center locations participate in local community projects, such as creating valentines for local children’s hospitals, collecting supplies for Ronald McDonald House, or singing at a retirement center. As the children explore and experience, they establish concrete real- life knowledge that makes learning meaningful.
Character Values
We believe in the importance of teaching character values, and more important, in modeling their use in our interactions with children, with their families and with one another. Helping children develop essential life skills such as cooperation, self-discipline, pride in a job well-done, respect and gratitude is valuable for their future.
Monthly character values are as follows:
Cooperation September
Helpfulness October
Gratitude November
Patience December
Diversity January
Honesty February
Humor March
Responsibility April
Kindness May
These teaching modules will include a send-home activity for the parents. - Character Connections.
About the Owners
Blessed with two kids of their own, son, Jai, 11, and a daughter, Suhana, 4, with a strong educational background, Frisco residents Parkash and Dr. Kiran Arora, husband and wife, bring Children's Lighthouse Learning Center to town to provide children with a structured experience that is not available in traditional childcare centers. "As parents, we understand that everyone wants what's best for his or her child. That's why we feel we're addressing a true need in Frisco with an educational childcare option that meets and exceeds the preferences of today's families," said Parkash, whose professional experience includes two decades in the semiconductor industry and his current position working for a software company. His accolades include a United States patent in 2000 and co-authoring of an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) publication in 2011. "What children learn at a young age, stays with them forever and we are thrilled to be building tomorrow's leaders today. My wife and I share the same conviction and we are excited to be able to offer other parents in our community the opportunity to shape their child's future through our dream center."

The Aroras' commitment to education stems from each of their backgrounds. Parkash's grandfather, the late Mr. Ram Lal, was a high school principal who devoted his entire life passing his educational values on to others. Parkash's father, Mr. Raj Paul, who retired from Texas Instruments, is currently a professor of mathematics at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and Richland College, and is the recipient of one of the most distinguished awards, 2008 Award for Excellence in the field of Education, presented by the Dallas Historical Society. Dr. Arora, a recipient of America's Top Dentist 2011 award, received her doctorate of dental surgery from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), and her Bachelors in Biochemistry from the University of Texas (UT). She runs a successful family practice in Frisco. Parkash earned his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and his Executive M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).
About the Director
Stephanie Gomez, our Center Director, joined the Children's Lighthouse of Panther Creek in the Summer of 2012. Mrs. Gomez comes to Panther Creek with over twelve years of previous experience in the field of Early Childhood Education with six of those being devoted to management and training of Early Childhood Educators. Mrs. Gomez, her husband, Christopher, and four children, Maurice, Markell, Maddox, and Madaleigh all currently reside in Little Elm. Mrs. Gomez obtained her Child Development Associate Credential in 2011 and her bachelor's degree in Business Management in 2015. Mrs. Gomez has a sincere heart for children and a passion for excellence in their care and education.
History
Established in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1997, Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers® is the leading values-based educational child care system in the U.S. Children's Lighthouse has been named "Best Places to Work" by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals and has received a Franchise 500 designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength, and growth.
Safety
All of our employees complete FBI fingerprinting and background checks as well as CPR training and TB testing as required by local regulations. They receive orientation and classroom training during their first few weeks on the job, and they are also required to complete up to 24 hours of continuing education annually. Our buildings have security-controlled access, and each parent is given a unique door code. We have secured internet video monitoring that is overseen by our management at each location and is also available for parents to login online and view throughout the day. Our centers are designed with the hallways as safety corridors for emergencies, and the staff and children participate in fire and severe weather drills regularly to prepare for any such event.