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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Childrens Lighthouse

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Childrens Lighthouse®, widely recognized as the leading values-based, early learning school in the United States, officially opened in Seabrook, Texas on June 15th 2020. Childrens Lighthouse of Seabrook, owned and operated by Frank and Tonya Porter, is located at the corner of Lakeside Drive and Humble Drive, conveniently situated adjacent to Ed White Elementary School.

The demand is growing for educational child care in the area, and more than ever, parents are putting a high priority on placing their children in an engaging environment where fun and learning come together. Filling that need, Childrens Lighthouse of Seabrook offers high-quality early childhood education that helps stimulate intellectual development in a safe, warm and welcoming environment designed to bring out the best in children.

“We saw a void in the early child care sector, and were determined to alleviate the stress of finding proper child care for parents in Seabrook,” said Frank Porter, owner of Childrens Lighthouse in Seabook. “As parents of four children ourselves, we know educational child care is a top priority for families in the area.”

This is the first Childrens Lighthouse location for Frank and Tonya, who are longtime Seabrook residents. Frank works in industrial fire protection consulting and was as a member of the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years. For almost a decade, Tonya volunteered her time to the Girl Scouts by leading three troops (high school, intermediate school and elementary school) as well as supporting local community events. Tonya also works in the medical device/equipment industry as a finance professional. The couple looks forward to bringing an early learning option to their neighbors in Seabrook.

The Childrens Lighthouse building spans approximately 11,200 square feet; the square footage for the whole property is more than 89,000 square feet. The school provides ample space for children to learn in classroom and group settings, while also offering sizeable play areas both inside and out. An on-site kitchen offers healthy meals and snacks daily for students. Childrens Lighthouse of Seabrook serves families with children at six weeks to 12 years of age and accommodates more than 200 children. In addition to child care during traditional school hours, highly interactive after-school programs and summer camps are available to children up to age 12.

Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools™ are safe and secure environments that give parents peace of mind with online links to rooms, computerized building entry, security monitoring and transportation to and from area elementary schools. 

“We want to provide a place in the community where parents can feel confident that their children are safe and secure while developing lasting learning habits and priceless memories,” said Tonya. “I take great pride in the fact that we will provide a program that our neighbors in Seabrook can trust. Our goal at Childrens Lighthouse is to help families raise children with happy hearts and inquisitive minds.”

With experienced educational child care professionals guiding the company’s operations, Childrens Lighthouse has embedded its proprietary Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠ curriculum into its programming at all existing and upcoming schools. The integrated learning strategies of Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠ focus on students’ intellectual development, social and emotional growth, active learning through hands-on lessons and embedded content that emphasizes the fundamental basics of phonics, reading, math, science and social studies.

Childrens Lighthouse is on a rapid ascent to the top of the educational child care industry, and franchise investors are taking notice. Along with the forthcoming school in Seabrook, 11 new Childrens Lighthouse schools are set to open in 2020, preparing to join the 50 that are already operating.

“We are growing into new areas with talented individuals such as Frank and Tonya who share our passion for community, nurturing care and education,” said Michael Brown, president of Childrens Lighthouse. “We couldn’t be happier about adding an early learning school in the community and doing so with such dedicated and passionate entrepreneurs. It’s exciting to see Childrens Lighthouse continue to grow throughout the region.” 

Launched 25 years ago, Childrens Lighthouse provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to open in attractive metropolitan areas. Ownership in a Childrens Lighthouse franchise includes a full suite of support services, including site selection, financing guidance, construction administration and grand opening marketing best practices. Childrens Lighthouse’s initial and ongoing training and support is led by an experienced team of child care veterans, providing the franchise owner invaluable insight and leadership for the entire life of the franchise. 

To learn more about Childrens Lighthouse of Seabrook, please contact or 281-909-4008.


Established in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1995, Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ are among the leaders in providing value-based early education. Currently, Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has 50 franchised schools in operation and 30 additional franchised locations in the development pipeline. Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠ have been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals and Childrens Lighthouse Franchise Company has received the “Franchise 500” designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength and growth. 

For more information about Childrens Lighthouse Early Learning Schools℠, visit

For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit:

Press release provided by Childrens Lighthouse Seabrook. 

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