Developing your center

Developing Your Center

How to Build a Discovery Point Child Care Business

Supporting Your Child Care Business Every Step of the Way

There is nothing more exciting than seeing a new business venture come to life. As you develop your Discovery Point child care business, you will be expertly guided and advised through every step of the process, from real estate to equipment set-up.

We make sure you are fully equipped to manage even the maximum capacity of children from day one. Our in-house support team has over 100 years of combined child care experience and can answer any questions you have during this time.

For over 30 years, Discovery Point has helped business owners develop quality child care centers that are safe, reliable, and lasting, both on the outside and the inside. We don’t cut corners when we open a new location, and we continue providing support for center owners throughout their journey of business ownership.

Real Estate

Although building an entirely new center from the ground up may seem like a daunting task, our Discovery Point support team has years of experience in site selection and the real estate process. 

Our experts help you select a site that attracts families to the center—and keeps them there. Before a property location is actually approved, we study and analyze the property for months.

Our real estate support and services include the following:

  • Site selection management by a real estate team
  • Final site approval by the franchisee
  • Protected territories
  • Location within the community
  • Property size and zoning
  • Convenient, accessible, and visible location types
  • Analysis of competitors in the area
  • Strategic location in relation to elementary schools

One of the benefits of becoming a Discovery Point child care business owner is the opportunity to take advantage of this level of expertise. As a franchisee, you can own your property and the structure from the ground up, increasing your long-term equity and making your investment that much more secure.


Our buildings aren’t just inviting, they’re functional as well. At Discovery Point, we incorporate years of child care business experience into the design and construction of our centers. 

Everything from classroom arrangement to interior materials are selected for safety, security, and visibility. Even our playgrounds are designed with age-appropriate activities in separate activity areas.

Our building requirements are as follows:

  • 10,000 sq. ft. building size
  • Professional construction management of the entire process
  • Delivery of a turnkey building
  • Safety and security-focused construction
  • Open design to maximize space and enable visibility
  • Large central cafeteria and activity center
  • Commercial grade kitchen


As with everything else in our centers, all of our equipment is designed to be safe and age-appropriate. Infant cribs, computer equipment, playground equipment, and more are all selected with durability and safety in mind. We’ve done the research for you so you can get your child care business up and running without the hassle of trial and error.

Your initial package includes everything you need, such as:

  • Furniture
  • Fixtures
  • Basic equipment
  • Learning materials
  • Children’s toys

We make sure you are set up for full capacity enrollment of children from your opening day. From real estate support and center construction to marketing, licensing, and operations, our franchise packages cover every detail to set you up for success in running a Discovery Point child care business.