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Discovery Point Announces 48th Location and First Cape Coral, FL Site
Discovery Point Child Development Centers, a leading educational child care franchise, announces an agreement for a new center in Cape Coral, Florida.
Discovery Point currently has 47 locations across the Southeastern U.S., with centers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
The new center is the latest in a series of recent developments at Discovery Point, which includes the launch of the proprietary Discovery Point Connections® curriculum and a new, more customer-friendly website. The childcare franchise has also grown its internal team across marketing, design and development, curriculum, and franchise development to meet franchise expansion needs.
The Cape Coral center will be owned and operated by Dr. Roger Clough and Mrs. Robin Clough and is scheduled to open in 2020. Roger and Robin are originally from upstate New York. They have two teenaged children, McKenzie and Owen, who both are involved in sports and music. The Cloughs are excited about their family moving to Florida and to open a new Discovery Point.
“We’re delighted to welcome Roger and Robin as the newest members of the Discovery Point franchise family. We’re pleased to be able to introduce our high-quality brand of child care to an entirely new community,” said Cliff Clark, Discovery Point Founder and CEO. “We are looking forward to seeing how the Cloughs implement their vision to meet the specific needs of Cape Coral parents and their children.”
Having been a Superintendent of Schools for 11 years in New York State, Dr. Clough brings educational experience and expertise to Discovery Point. During his tenure, he helped implement several successful new programs for younger-aged children. These include broadening Pre-Kindergarten, introducing Junior Kindergarten, and adding reading teachers and teaching assistants in all elementary schools within his district. He also helped establish a STEM program in the elementary schools and helped create after-school and mentoring programs for young children.
Throughout his career, Dr. Clough’s passion has been to engage and educate the next generation
“I have always been inspired by the notion that the measure of a civilization is how it treats its youngest members,” says Dr. Clough. “Children should experience a learning environment that will help them grow from an infant to an adult. I feel the curriculum programs created by Discovery Point will help nurture so many children at an early age and provide them with the tools they need to succeed in the future.”
While her husband’s background is in education, Robin Clough worked for the United States Customs Service and Homeland Security for 25 years. Her roles included a wide variety of administrative and management duties essential to the daily operation of Homeland Security Investigations.
“My wife and I are excited to become a part of the Discovery Point family and to help grow the franchise. Even more so, we are excited to help every child that we have in our center and to develop a strong connection with the families we serve.”
The Cape Coral location will mark the 48th active Discovery Point center, and its 13th in the state of Florida. Discovery Point centers have a distinctive design that incorporates years of childcare experience into their construction and layout. Features include an open floor plan with clear sight lines, easy access between classrooms, efficient use of multi-purpose spaces, and minimal use of hallways. The Cape Coral center will be an updated, modernized version of Discovery Point’s traditional center layout – the first location to reflect this new design. Construction of the Cape Coral center is set to begin in 2020.