Children’s Lighthouse is the second childcare center to purchase land in Woodforest. Kiddie Academy obtained a 2.1-acre site last year also near Stewart Elementary.
“With more than 1,600 homes sold in Woodforest, more and more retailers, childcare facilities and other commercial enterprises are interested in establishing themselves in our community,” said Virgil Yoakum, general manager of Woodforest. “Having an on-site elementary is particularly attractive to child care facilities who typically offer after-school programs.”
Founded in Fort Worth in 1997, Children’s Lighthouse holds a Franchise 500 designation by Entrepreneur magazine and can be found in eight states. The Woodforest location will be the company’s 13th Houston-area center and will offer infant care, preschool programs, kindergarten and lesson plans for school-age children. As like other Children’s Lighthouse centers, the Woodforest facility will blend award-winning curriculums with an emphasis on character values.
Children’s Lighthouse is the newest addition to Woodforest’s growing number of resident conveniences. Besides the two childcare centers, a CVS Pharmacy opened last year in the community and the Church at Woodforest, part of The Woodlands United Methodist Church, has started weekly services at Stewart Elementary before it begins construction of a church in the development.
Children’s Lighthouse recently opened at 2183 Woodforest Parkway West in Montgomery — and is now accepting students ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
The grand opening for the center is slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. A number of fun activities are planned for families. Children attending with their parents will enjoy a bounce house and ice cream from Marble Slab.
Woodforest is ranked about the nation’s 20 top-selling developments. It is located approximately seven miles west of Interstate 45 and five miles north of The Woodlands.