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August 13, 2019
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What Are the Top Child Care Centers for Entrepreneurs?

As the U.S. child care industry approaches $50 billion in annual revenue, child care centers have a lot to offer for entrepreneurs. But finding your niche in this highly competitive field puts an importance on  choosing the right franchise. 

It’s no coincidence that the top child care centers in any given market tend to be part of a larger brand. By purchasing a child care franchise, you’ll have a path to capturing a sizeable market share.

This, however, depends on which brand you choose. Today’s top child care centers can deliver strong returns as a franchise investment. Yet child care is littered with low-quality franchise offerings that neglect to give franchisees the resources they need and saddle new owners with unnecessary risk.

What sets top child care centers apart from these mediocre franchise offerings? In our experience, the best child care centers have earned this distinction by focusing on the following 5 areas.

What Top Child Care Centers Have in Common

Turnkey Business Model

What You Need: Child care is a complicated business, filled with tough decisions. The franchisors behind top child care centers understand this, providing franchisees with a turnkey business model. This way, you’re making fewer of these tough decisions. What’s more, these decisions have already been made by industry experts.

What We Deliver: Discovery Point offers one of the most comprehensive turnkey business models in the child care industry. You’ll still need to dot the i’s, cross the t’s, and manage the day-to-day operations. But when it comes to center development, curriculum, and branding, we’ve got you covered.

Training & Licensing Assistance

What You Need: With a business as complicated as child care, you need to know exactly what you’re doing. To ensure this, the best child care centers for entrepreneurs come with extensive training for franchisees. They also provide rigorous licensing assistance, helping franchisees navigate any regulatory hurdles.

What We Deliver: Discovery Point provides four weeks of in-classroom training to new franchisees. Our courses cover all aspects of business operations, giving you all of the knowledge and tools you’ll need for your franchise. We’ll also guide you step-by-step through licensing and state accreditation so that you don’t need to worry about bureaucratic hiccups.

Center Development & Outfitting

What You Need: Child care facilities include a number of distinct areas, plus a range of specialized furniture, toys, and equipment. Top child care centers boast sky-high facility standards, which would be tough to meet on your own. But with the right franchisor, you’ll have the guidance and support you need as you develop your center.

What We Deliver: Discovery Point offers a truly exceptional level of guidance and support during center development. As a Discovery Point franchisee, you’ll work with a team of center development specialists, including real estate experts and a site construction manager. Our team will help you find the right location, build your facility, and outfit your center from top to bottom.

Early Childhood Curriculum

What You Need: Wondering what sets the top child care centers apart in today’s market? The answer, more often than not, is their curriculum. With everything we know about early childhood development, parents want to make sure their children get the right mix of fun, exploration, and socialization. Today’s top child care centers distinguish themselves through detailed, evidence-based curriculum that supports all of these areas.

What We Deliver: Discovery Point boasts a nationally recognized curriculum that sets us apart from other child care brands. Our proprietary Discovery Point Connections® curriculum is the perfect entry point to language and literacy. In addition, Discovery Point Connections® is complimented by Creative Curriculum® by Teaching Strategies®, an exploration-focused approach to early childhood education.

Trusted & Recognized Brand

What You Need: No mom or dad is going to leave their child with a care provider who doesn’t seem reliable. So as a child care center, you need to build trust with parents. That’s a lot easier when you’re backed by a widely recognized brand. Top child care brands offer a proven system that parents know and — more importantly — trust.

What We Deliver: Discovery Point has been one of the top child care centers in the southeastern U.S. for over 30 years. We’re instantly recognizable to parents everywhere from Raleigh, NC, to Tampa, FL, to Chattanooga, TN. We’re highly regarded for our education-based approach to early childhood development. And we’re trusted for the children-first values that we bring to our work.

Discover why we’re one of the top child care centers for entrepreneurs! Call Discovery Point at (770) 623-1140 to request detailed franchise information.