Childcare Network Acquires Schools in Texas

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Fourth largest private child care provider expands in DFW market with the addition of 7 schools.

Childcare Network, a leading provider of early care, preschool, and school-aged programs, announced the acquisition of seven child care centers from Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers effective July 10, 2015. The acquired schools are located throughout the Dallas - Fort Worth area.

Pat Brown, the President and CoFounder of Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers stated, “For 20 years, Children’s Lighthouse enjoyed owning and operating centers in the Dallas Fort Worth market. We proudly call DFW home. It is where our Company became a leader in early childhood education. Everyone associated with our organization has enjoyed our time in the DFW communities we’ve served — a close connection that will never be forgotten. We look forward to continuing to grow our Children’s Lighthouse franchise network, with 35 locations open and 25 in development. We are confident that Childcare Network will maintain the high standards that we have set and the centers will not have any interruptions.”

"Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers represented a great opportunity to expand our existing footprint in the DFW Metroplex area. We view DFW and Texas very favorable given its growing economy and attractive demographics. We will continue to seek similar growth opportunities in Texas that meet our defined criteria” stated Bob Moffett, Chief Development Officer for Childcare Network. After a brief transition period, the schools will be rebranded to Childcare Network. In addition, the Company will introduce its proprietary curriculum, High Reach Learning, to further enhance the learning environment.

About Childcare Network
Childcare Network was founded in 1988 in Columbus, Georgia, with the initial acquisition of just two schools. Since that time, the Company has continued to expand through its consistent and disciplined acquisition program. Today, Childcare Network is the fourth largest private child care provider in the US consisting of 218 schools in 11 states with an enrollment of over 27,000 children. Childcare Network’s schools are entirely community based that operate five days a week throughout the year. The Company is committed to providing high quality services at an affordable price with planned activities that combine learning and fun. For more information on Childcare Network, visit

About Children's Lighthouse
Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1995, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers is the nation’s leader in providing values-based educational childcare in more than 30 schools in 7 states with an additional 25 in development. Each Children’s Lighthouse franchise is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners who build a strong environment for early childhood learning and future success with parents. Currently, Children’s Lighthouse Franchise Company has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal, and has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength and growth. For more information about Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers, visit To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit or contact Stephen Dixon at sdixon(at), (888) 338-4466 x1.

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