Discovery Point Blog

July 10, 2019

How We Make It Easy to Start a Childcare Franchise

Starting a business is rarely easy. But it can be especially tricky to start a childcare franchise.

Thankfully, that’s not the case with Discovery Point. Our turnkey franchise model makes it easy for new franchisees to start a childcare franchise, with continuous support from our corporate team.

If you’re looking to start a childcare franchise, we’ll help you:

  • Find out if Discovery Point is the right franchise for your vision and goals
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of the childcare industry and acquire licensing
  • Develop your center from site selection to your grand opening

How to Start a Childcare Franchise with Discovery Point

Discovering Your Opportunity

Before you start a childcare franchise, you need to choose your franchisor. At Discovery Point, we know how important this stage can be, and how much thought goes into purchasing a franchise. That’s why we host Discovery Days for all prospective Discovery Point franchisees.

Each Discovery Day includes a visit to a local Discovery Point franchise and an in-depth face-to-face meeting with our corporate support team.

By visiting a Discovery Point center, you’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how our childcare centers operate. This visit will give you the chance to speak with an experienced franchisee, learn about daily franchise operations, and familiarize yourself with the design of our childcare centers.

Your meeting with our corporate team will give you further insight into our franchise opportunities. During this discussion, you’ll get to know the talented people behind our brand, ask questions about franchise operations, and share your goals and vision for franchise ownership.

We strive to give you all the relevant and necessary information to help inform your decision. At that point, you can decide whether you’re ready to start a childcare franchise with Discovery Point.

Learning the Business

Childcare is a complicated business, even for those with industry experience. So if you’re new to the industry or if you’re moving into an ownership role for the first time, you’ll face a steep learning curve.

At Discovery Point, we know how challenging this can be. To make things easier, we developed a turnkey business model for our franchisees. We then reinforced this business model with one of the top corporate support systems in our field.

When you start a childcare franchise with Discovery Point, you’ll undergo four weeks of in-person training. This training is split between classroom tutorials and onsite instruction in our centers. This way, you can learn the systems used in our childcare centers; making it easier to put these systems into practice in your own center.

We also provide extensive guidance and support for childcare licensing. Our corporate team will guide through the licensing process step by step, helping you avoid common mistakes and speed up the licensing process.

This kind of support will continue even after you open your franchise. We work closely with Discovery Point owners as they market, develop, and grow their locations. We also assist with ongoing Quality Assurance to help ensure that brand standards are continually met, while keeping franchisees in good standing with licensing authorities.

Developing Your Center

In developing our franchise model, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for our owners to start a childcare franchise. To accomplish this, we developed a turnkey package that covers everything from design and construction of your Discovery Point center to the curriculum used at each of our locations.

When you first get started with a Discovery Point franchise, we offer expert assistance and/or full-service management with the following aspects of center development:

  • Site selection
  • Real estate financing
  • Center construction
  • Onsite equipment
  • Back-office systems
  • Local marketing
  • Recruitment and staffing

We provide our proprietary literature and language-based Discovery Point Connections® curriculum. And we also offer the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum® by Teaching Strategies, which combines a focus on fun and creative play with early childhood education.

Our curriculum focuses on hands-on exploration and discovery. This provides children with a fun and engaging way to develop new knowledge, skills, and experiences. Discovery Point Connections® and Creative Curriculum® have helped establish Discovery Point as a leader in education-based childcare, giving our franchisees a competitive edge in their local markets.

Learn more about how to start a childcare franchise with Discovery Care! Call 770-623-1140 today to speak with our team and get info about current franchise opportunities.