Discovery Point Blog

May 24, 2023

A Top Child Care Business Offers Comprehensive Support

Choosing a child care franchise that offers comprehensive support can make all the difference in your success as a child care business owner. At Discovery Point, we are proud to have decades of experience operating successful child care centers, but we don’t expect you to walk-in the door with the same background.

Instead, we believe it is our duty as a franchisor to share what we know so our franchisees can learn, grow, and ultimately thrive. We offer support across a wide range of categories and continue providing assistance during every stage of the growth of our franchise locations. All in all, we provide the tools and roadmap for delivering high-quality child care services, positioning each of our franchisees for success.

Support You Can Rely On

The level of support you’ll receive as a franchisee will vary based on the franchisor you choose to partner with. At Discovery Point, we strive to be an ongoing partner and mentor to our franchisees. We do this while ensuring franchisees have the autonomy to enjoy the benefits of business ownership and can personalize their centers according to the needs of their local community.

Here’s a quick look at how our support plays out for franchisees. 

Support with Real Estate and Construction

When you’re new to the child care market, it’s unlikely you are familiar with the essential details of selecting a site for your business according to local demographics. As we are experts in this area, you won’t have to worry. Our team will perform demographic analyses of your community to determine the optimal location while giving consideration to factors such as visibility, parking, and traffic.

Once we’ve worked with you to identify the best location for your center, we’ll take on the task of evaluating contractors and overseeing the construction of your building. You won’t have to worry about managing the construction process. We do that for you.

We apply our proprietary building design to the layout of the site and incorporate any necessary modifications after investigating local requirements. Finally, our construction team will obtain all the necessary permits and leverage our extensive knowledge to hire the best contractor for the job. 

Support with Center Start-Up and Licensing 

Once your brand-new center has been constructed, there’s still a lot of work to be done before opening day. Of course, you won’t be left to your own devices to figure out these steps. We will provide a start-up equipment package that includes all of the necessary supplies for furnishing and equipping your center. We will even have this package delivered to your center by a professional moving company that will take care of off-loading and arranging equipment as directed. 

Additionally, you will receive a detailed floor plan with instructions for setting up each classroom. To ensure everything is in order prior to initial licensing inspections, we will conduct a pre-state inspection and will also be present to support you on the day of your official state inspection.

Support with Training and Curriculum

Our support goes well beyond the physical aspects of preparing your child care business. We believe it is just as important to prepare you for your new role as a business owner. 

You’ll take part in a four-week training program that will give you plenty of insight and practice in managing interactions with parents, children, and your staff members. This training will also cover essential topics in the areas of scheduling, marketing, and state regulations to lay a solid foundation of knowledge you can draw on as you gain your own experience in business ownership.

Discovery Point owners, directors, and teachers also receive training in our proprietary Discovery Point Connections® curriculum. Use of this curriculum will help ensure you are providing an educational experience for students that can easily be adapted to the needs of individual learners. Additionally, it’s important to note that the use of our curriculum is included in the cost of your franchise. There are no additional fees for its use.

Support with Marketing and Advertising

We offer pre-enrollment marketing support as well as direct access to a wealth of resources that you can use to amplify news of your center throughout your community and online. From a website optimized for local searches to customizable marketing materials, you can look forward to having our help building excitement in your local area about your services and ensuring parents know where to look when they need child care. 

Partner with a top child care franchise that offers comprehensive support! Simply reach out to Discovery Point at 770-623-1140 today to learn more about how we can help you run a successful child care business.