Discovery Point Blog

October 23, 2019

A Child Care Franchise as a Second Career

At Discovery Point, our franchisees come from a wide range of professional backgrounds. Many of them come from the child care or education sector. Yet others have purchased a child care franchise without any prior industry experience.

The reason for this is that a Discovery Point franchise checks all the right boxes for a second career. It offers meaningful and emotionally fulfilling work. It comes with a turnkey system that doesn’t require prior experience. And it provides a path to financial enrichment and independence.

A child care franchise might not be the ideal fit for everyone. But it can be a great choice if you need a change of pace, want to make a difference in the world, or are looking for a path to financial independence. 

Why a Child Care Franchise Makes Sense as a Second Career

A Chance to Do Meaningful Work

Measuring success in your career isn’t always about how much money you rake in. If you can’t take pride in the work that you’re doing — if you don’t feel like your work is making the world a better place — other achievements can feel underwhelming.

Ideally, you’d be able to find a career where you can achieve financial success and make the world a better place.

A child care franchise meets both of these criteria. As we’ll discuss in a moment, it provides you with a path to financial success. But at the same time, it gives you a way to make a positive change in your community.

Excellent child care not only has a positive impact on young children — it has a lasting one. Studies have shown that early childhood education improves a child’s social skills, problem-solving abilities, and long-term educational performance. In fact, high-quality pre-K child care has been linked with improved test scores as late as college — more than 15 years later!

A Turnkey Franchise Opportunity

When you purchase a franchise in a familiar industry (or one with an easy learning curve), you can afford a DIY approach to ownership. But if you’re entering a new and complicated sector, you’ll need guidance before you’re up to speed.

That’s what makes Discovery Point such an ideal choice for entrepreneurs in their second career. Our turnkey franchise offering takes the guesswork out of developing and operating a child care franchise. We offer full-service site selection and site construction services. We provide equipment, furniture, back-office systems, and other essential resources. And we give franchisees a detailed system for day-to-day operations. Finally, we provide Creative Curriculum and our proprietary Discovery Point Connections, an exclusive mix of evidence-based curricula for use in each center.

On top of all this, we also provide assistance with licensing and licensing compliance. Our detailed franchisee education module will give you the info you need to acquire licensing, while our quality assurance program includes routine checks to ensure that your center meets regulatory standards. This way, you’ll have a safeguard in place to avoid headaches related to licensing.

A Path to Financial Independence

If you’re hoping to ride your second career all the way to retirement, you’ll need a clear and achievable path to financial independence.

That’s another area where a child care franchise holds a lot of appeal. Currently, the child care sector is in a period of steady growth. Plus, demographic data shows that the industry is poised for continuous growth over the coming years. Meanwhile, revenue across the child care industry are due to hit $52.5 billion by 2021.

By starting a child care franchise, you can become part of this thriving industry. And with a Discovery Point franchise, the potential returns are even greater! That’s because, with Discovery Point, you have the chance to own the site on which your center operates. That makes your child care franchise more than simply a business opportunity — it also doubles as a real estate investment!

Learn about child care franchise opportunities with Discovery Point by calling us today at 770-623-1140!