Dallas-Based Early Learning School Reflects on the Past and Looks Towards Future Growth


Children’s Lighthouse Early Learning Schools™, the nation’s leading provider of high-quality early childhood education, has had a lot to celebrate this year, but most noteworthy is its silver anniversary. 



The premier early learning school was founded 25 years ago in 1997 by brothers Mike and Pat Brown. As fathers themselves, the Browns chose to start Children’s Lighthouse because they saw a need for a quality childcare provider that offered more than just playtime for kids. When Children’s Lighthouse first opened, it was one of the first early learning schools that made promoting character values like passion, integrity and excellence a cornerstone in its curriculum. 

25 years later, these core values still guide the brand, helping it to remain one of the nation’s top childcare and early education providers. 

To honor the Browns’ legacy, Children’s Lighthouse also recently created and presented the Founders Award at its annual conference. The Founders award, which was presented for the first time this year, recognizes a franchisee in the Children’s Lighthouse system who embody the same positive attitudes and values of the Children’s Lighthouse Founders. This franchisee follows systems, demonstrates the Browns’ values of integrity, passion and excellence, and contributes positively to the Children’s Lighthouse franchise partnership. This year, the Founder’s Award was presented to Varun and Navi Sharma, owners of Children’s Lighthouse of Arlington-Viridian and Little Elm in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 


To learn more about Children’s Lighthouse, visit https://childrenslighthouse.com/