Rank no.476 – Discovery Point Franchising Inc. – US
Products & Services: Childcare center
Number of Locations: 56
Total Investment: $2.67M – 3.33M
Began Franchising: 1990
About Discovery Point Franchising Inc.
Cliff and Diane Clark opened the first Discovery Point child development center in 1988, combining his experience as a small business owner and real estate developer and hers as a teacher. In addition to childcare, the centers offer learning and enrichment programs.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Midwest, South, Southeast, Southwest.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $2,671,585 – $3,344,935
Franchise Fee: $60,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $3.8K/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $350,000
2% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 35. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At existing center : 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #476 (2013), #498 (2012), #290 (2011),
A lifetime of learning begins here. Friendship. Trust. Learning. Play.
At Discovery Point, your child will begin to discover the world and themselves. Offering warm, safe learning environments and loving attention, we blend creative instruction with imaginative play. Children develop friendships through social interaction. We promote the “whole child” experience – learning, fun, discovery through the Discovery Point Experience.
The founders of Discovery Point Child Development Centers, Cliff and Diane Clark, based their philosophy of caring for your children as if they were their own. Creating an environment where children learn, play and develop, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. Children will thrive if they are guided in an environment rooted in love and nurturing. .
Discovery Point Child Development centers opened its first location in 1988. The second location opened in 1990 and franchise sales began in 1991.
Discovery Point is actively looking to expand into new states like Texas and North Carolina, as well as new areas in Georgia and Florida.
Sadly, Diane Clark passed away in October, 2012. Diane’s passion was education of children. She was a former educator who spent much of her professional career in public education prior to establishing Discovery Point.
A charitable initiative was established in her name in December, 2012. “Diane’s Devotion” was created in her honor to help those less fortunate children, and share the love Diane embraced for children and for learning.
Attention • Affection • Approval
We want what you want for your children — only the best. You can entrust your child to us. Our three A’s approach to child development cultivates growth, independence, and confidence and gives your child the freedom to learn and explore.
Discovery Point’s low child-to-teacher ratios mean your child will develop strong, loving relationships. When children feel loved, they feel free to discover more about themselves and the world around them. And when you know that your children are receiving the attention, affection and approval that you want for them, you’ll feel better, too.