Day 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 turn-key business opportunity. That means we don’t leave franchisees to figure things out for themselves. Rather, it means that we offer 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 that 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.
Learn more about our support system by calling us at (888) 249-8427!
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 you may have. They offer their expertise to assist you with the day-to-day operations of your center.
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 that state. Additionally, we offer operations support in the form of software. Discovery Point centers utilize a computer operating system that is user-friendly.
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 also be used as a tool to provide marketing trends for future reference in creating continuing marketing plans.
Real Estate & Financing Support
We assist the new franchisee with their site selection. We take into consideration many factors concerning the 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 are attracted to the child development industry and to Discovery Point specifically due to the stability of the children’s franchise industry and the record of success. Discovery Point has several loan options that we explore with you to secure the terms and any specific conditions of the lender.
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.
For more information about our childcare franchise opportunities, contact us today by calling (888) 249-8427!
Contractor Evaluation & Construction Support
Discovery Point begins the new project using the proprietary Discovery Point 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 can 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. We will apply our knowledge and years of experience to qualify and hire the right contractor for your construction project. We oversee the entire project, including obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy (CO).
Training, Child Care Licensing, & Quality Assurance
As a new Discovery Point Franchisee, you will also be able to experience the interaction between parents, children and staff in an operational Discovery Point as a part of the training program. The training is led by the Discovery Point Operations Team that has over 100 years of experience in the child care industry.
The Discovery Point training program is a detailed four-week program that teaches our new franchisees the following:
- State regulations
- Marketing & advertising
- Staff scheduling
- Other children business 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 center licensing. Discovery Point has developed long-standing relationships with the state licensing consultants. We assist the new franchisee with the written application for the state child care license. Discovery Point provides the new franchisee with the information regarding the required orientations and training required by the state.
Each Discovery Point center has an assigned Quality Assurance Specialist who visits each center every month. The Quality Assurance team offers centers individual support on operations, building, and paperwork. Discovery Point franchisees receive monthly written assessments from the Quality Assurance team to ensure that the state licensing quality and operational requirements are being met and that the Discovery Point “High Five” Standards of Excellence are being met as well.
Solid Start – Center Start Up Support
Discovery Point offers pre-enrollment marketing support. This helps you get the ball rolling in advertising your new center and quality care services.
Discovery Point offers assistance with the following:
- Market surveys
- Fee structures for new centers
- Initial set-up of website and business center
- Initial market advertising plan
Additionally, we offer an “equipment package” that supplies all the required elements for 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. Owners are provided with an initial floor plan for each specific area of the center and instructions on how to set up each classroom for initial licensing inspections. The equipment package includes state-required posted notices, including daily schedules for each classroom and weekly menus. Center owners will be provided a detailed equipment list upon the delivery of the equipment to the center.
The Discovery Point Operations staff provide a pre-state inspection for the new center, prior to contacting the child care licensing agency to schedule the official inspection of the center. Staff will support the new franchisee on the day of the center’s state inspection and assist as needed.
Discover the Possibilities with a Discovery Point Franchise!
Whether this is our franchisee’s first business venture or their twentieth, 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 company. Not only do we help franchisees give back to their communities through exceptional child development, we 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 huge impact in people’s lives, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Discovery Point.