Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to questions we hear the most from our families.
What will my child be learning?
Our Lighthouse Pathways® page provides an overview of our age-appropriate curriculums. Our balanced approach to learning provides opportunities for individualized skill development, group learning, self-regulation, and inquiry-based investigation with a focus on 4 key areas; Confidence, Connection, Continuous Improvement, and Curriculum.
What is Children's Lighthouse doing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus?
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Children's Lighthouse already followed strict practices for health and cleaning that met or exceeded state and local standards. Since the coronavirus outbreak, we have implemented additional procedures and follow the latest guidance regarding social distancing, symptom monitoring, and sanitizing procedures.
How do I find a Children's Lighthouse School near me?
Enter your City or Zip into the Find Your School box at the top of our website. From there you can find your nearest school and see location specifics like address, phone number, and hours of operation. You can also learn more about the School Owners, Directors, find a menu, and see what events are planned for your child! You can also schedule a tour right from the website!
How can I find out more about tuition rates?
Find your nearest school and give them a call. The friendly staff will be happy to let you know enrollment and tuition rates. All Children's Lighthouse schools are individually owned and operated, and rates vary by location.
I'm interested in working for at a Children's Lighthouse Early Learning School. What do I do next?
All Children's Lighthouse schools are individually owned and operated and hire based on their specific needs. If you're currently a Director or a Teacher looking for a new opportunity, head to the Careers page and see what jobs your nearby Children's Lighthouse Early School is hiring for.
Are Children's Lighthouse Early Learning schools licensed?
Yes. All Children's Lighthouse Early Learning Schools are licensed before they ever open their doors. Being licensed means that each school goes through strict evaluations to ensure it is in compliance with the most up-to-date requirements from local licensing officials. This ensures the well-being and safety of your child. Licensing officials also conduct regularly scheduled visits to ensure compliance.
Do you have a waitlist?
Enrollment availability varies by locations and may fluctuate throughout the year. Please contact your local Children's Lighthouse Early Learning School to find out.
Do you have any discounts or special offers?
Any special offer will vary by location. Give your local School a call and they will be happy to let you know of any offers they have!
Is Children's Lighthouse a daycare or a school?
At Children's Lighthouse, we're committed to excellence in early childhood education.

We live each day by our Brand Promise: We create a safe, fun, and happy place that gives your child confidence, a sense of comfort today, and a lifelong love of learning, friendship, and community.
What is a day at Children's Lighthouse like?
Each day at Children's Lighthouse begins with a parent or guardian entering the school using their unique access code and an initial greeting by our friendly front desk staff as each parent or guardian signs their child in for the day.After that, your child is taken to their classroom where they start their day!

For infant children, our Lighthouse BRIGHT program supports the development of higher thinking skills through a curriculum designed to build healthy brains at the earliest age.

Pre-school children will excel with our CARES curriculum featuring The Learning Wall, Learning Lesson Session, Centers That Shine, and 3E: Outdoor Curriculum that involves exploration, experimentation, and exercise. Your school-aged child will get to experience our xSTREAM Quest before and after school program is an exciting curriculum based on STREAM labs in a Questing Studio where Questers earn Solo, Team, Community and Outdoor Cog Badges on a path to becoming a Quest Master. In the process, they learn using their higher-thinking skills in creative ways.

A day at Children's Lighthouse also includes nap and/or quiet time (depending on age), outside play and learning, and provided meals. Each Children's Lighthouse Early Learning School provides breakfast, lunch, and snack. Special dietary requirements can be met for your child!

After a fun-filled day, a parent guardian will pick their child up and go through the same sign out process as the morning.

Visit our Lighthouse Pathways® page to find out more about our age-appropriate classrooms.
Are your teachers certified?
All of our teachers meet or exceed the required state and/or local regulations and have access to continuous training provided by their state and the Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company support team. Teachers are continually trained on aspects such as health and safety regulations, curriculum, education best practices, and more.
What items does my child need to bring with them to school?
You have probably visited us on one or more occasions, and our intent is for you to have a smooth and informative enrollment and orientation process. We want you and your child to feel comfortable and welcomed on your first day at our Children's Lighthouse School, and we understand no matter how well prepared and excited a family may be, the newness can also be a little scary for everybody. We do not consider any questions or concerns you may have to be unimportant or silly.

To help you prepare, here is a list of suggested items to bring on your child's first day, sorted by age:

Diapers, wipes, premade bottles labeled with your child's first name and last initial, diaper cream/ointment, sleep sack, baby food (if applicable), at least 3 extra changes of clothes, and pacifier (if your child uses one)

Diapers, wipes, diaper cream/ointment, sunscreen, a lightweight blanket, at least 2 extra changes of clothes including a pair of shoes

Preschool (Twos and Older)
A lightweight blanket, at least 2 changes of clothes including closed-toed shoes (consider more if your child is toilet training), training diapers (such as Pull-Ups®) if your child is potty training, diapers if child is not potty training, sunscreen

Sunscreen, refillable water bottle

Your child's teacher will communicate when items need to be replenished.
What do I do if I want to open my own Children's Lighthouse?
If you're interested in owning your own Children's Lighthouse Early Learning School, please visit to learn more. Our Franchise Development team will follow up with you within 24 hours of your inquiry.
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