Our Daycare Center Franchise Support
An Education Franchise Dedicated to Discovery
At Discovery Point, we believe it is the role of the franchisor to offer the franchisee a turnkey business opportunity. That means we don’t leave franchisees to figure things out for themselves. Rather, it means our daycare center franchise offers a thorough and dependable support system for our franchisees to rely on in their pursuit of success as business owners. By providing the tools both for high-quality care and smooth business operations, we put each location in the best position for success.
Our support doesn’t simply end when location business begins. Instead, our support is there for our franchisees whenever they need it. Our small size means our franchisees get thorough, personalized support at each and every location. In fact, our in-house operations support staff have over 100 years in franchise education experience. That sort of resource is invaluable to owners looking to thrive in this field.
Center Operations Support
Discovery Point offers franchisees continuing support with an in-house operations support staff that has over 100 years of experience in franchise education. Each child development center has an operations manager to assist with any questions franchisees may have. They utilize their expertise to assist with the day-to-day operations of the center and ensure franchisees are equipped to succeed.
The operations staff offers the following:
- Regularly scheduled visits
- Monthly phone calls
- Ongoing training (virtual & onsite)
- Staff consulting
We will also assist each franchisee with the accreditation program for the state in which they operate. Additionally, we provide operations support in the form of software. Our daycare center franchise locations utilize a computer operating system that is user-friendly and works seamlessly with our approach to child care.
This operating system monitors family accounts, including:
- Medical records
- Immunization records
- Contact information
- Attendance records
The program will also manage the center’s accounts receivable and provide accounting reports. It can even be used as a tool to provide marketing trends for future reference in creating continuing marketing plans for the daycare center franchise.
Real Estate & Financing Support
We assist new franchisees with their site selection. We also take into consideration many factors concerning each site.
As we evaluate a property, we consider the following:
- Property size
We also conduct demographic analyses of the surrounding area, which includes the number and age of the children and the adult population, residential communities, household income, competitors, retail development in the area, and more.
Banks and lending institutions are attracted to the child development industry and to Discovery Point – specifically due to the stability of the daycare center franchise industry and the record of success – and they have several loan options available.
Discovery Point Franchising, Inc., a leading franchisor of quality, affordable child development centers throughout the Southeast U.S. and currently expanding into the South Central States, has been selected for inclusion in the SBA Registry.
To appear on the SBA Registry, Discovery Point submitted detailed operational and financial information, including the current FDD, to the SBA for review and approval as a Nationally Approved SBA Franchise Concept.
Contractor Evaluation & Construction Support
Discovery Point begins each new project using our proprietary building design and site layout. Our team will investigate the local government requirements for your location and building and will incorporate any required modifications into your plans.
We remove all of the stress from the construction process. The Discovery Point construction team will apply for and obtain all of the permits needed for your project and will use our knowledge and years of experience to qualify and hire the right contractor. We oversee the entire project from start to finish, including obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy (CO).
Training & Licensing
As part of our training program, new Discovery Point franchisee owners are able to experience the interaction between parents, children, and staff. The training is led by the Discovery Point operations team, which has over 100 years of experience in the child care industry and daycare center franchise development.
The Discovery Point training program is a detailed four-week program that teaches our new owners the following:
- State regulations
- Marketing & advertising
- Staff scheduling
- Other industry-related topics
Initial training is also provided for the management staff and lead teachers in an operational Discovery Point training center. Discovery Point establishes communications with the appropriate state child care licensing agencies to facilitate the licensing of the center.
Over the years, we have developed long-standing relationships with state licensing consultants and assist new franchisees with the written application for the state child care license. We provide new franchisees with valuable information and guidance regarding the orientations and training required by the state.
Our Quality Assurance consultants schedule regular visits with each Discovery Point center. The Quality Assurance team offers daycare center franchise owners individual support with operations, building, and paperwork.
Discovery Point franchisees receive written assessments from the Quality Assurance team to ensure that the state licensing quality and operational requirements are being adhered to and that the Discovery Point “High Five” Standards of Excellence are being met as well.
Discovery Point is so proud to offer our proprietary Connections® Curriculum to our owners, directors, and teaching staff free of charge.
Our proprietary curriculum focuses on early language development and literacy by featuring current children’s literature in each weekly thematic unit. The child centered learning includes development of social skills, scientific inquiry, music and movement, artistic expression, and cognitive development in language, math, and social studies. Each lesson is built on developmental learning standards for Infancy through Preschool and each plan is flexible enough to be adapted to each individual learner.
The Discovery Point marketing team brings advertising experience and resources directly to our daycare center franchise owners. We will help amplify your center’s name and brand throughout your community using professional marketing materials and online platforms.
Through partnerships with third party vendors and industry experts in the form of advertising agencies, website development teams, and print vendors, we provide a comprehensive marketing approach that positions your center for heightened visibility and success.
Our marketing services include:
- Grand opening marketing strategy and materials
- Social media
- Customizable marketing materials
- Local marketing strategy
To ensure your center has the advantage of a head start, we also provide pre-enrollment marketing support. This helps you get the ball rolling in advertising your new center and quality care services, building excitement within your community before your doors even open.
Forms of pre-enrollment marketing and research assistance include:
- Market surveys
- Fee structures for new centers
- Initial set-up of website, social media, and business center
- Initial market advertising plan
Center Start Up Support
Discovery Point offers a start-up equipment package for our daycare center franchises that supplies all the elements necessary for fulfilling initial licensing requirements. The package is delivered to the center by a professional moving company who off-loads the equipment and places it into specifically marked rooms of the center.
The equipment package includes:
- State-required posted notices
- Daily schedules for each classroom
- Weekly menus
- Detailed equipment list
Owners are provided with an initial floor plan for each specific area of the building and instructions on how to set up each classroom for initial licensing inspections. The Discovery Point operations team then conducts a pre-state inspection for the new center prior to contacting the child care licensing agency to schedule the official inspection. This team will support the new franchisee on the day of the center’s state inspection and provide ongoing assistance as needed.
Discover the Possibilities with Our Daycare Center Franchise!
Whether this is your first business venture or you’re a seasoned pro at this, we provide the structure and the support necessary to help franchisees of all backgrounds succeed. Our thorough support system has been an enormous part of our success over the years and one of the main reasons our franchisees have such high satisfaction ratings with our daycare center franchise.
Not only do we help franchisees give back to their communities through exceptional child development, but we also make it easy for them to do so! As new locations open up, we look forward to the opportunity to help our business owners meet with success in their ventures.
If you are interested in the possibility of owning a business that gives back to the community and makes a major impact on the trajectory of children’s lives, don’t hesitate to reach out to our daycare center franchise team at Discovery Point.