How The Lightbridge Academy Franchise Model Empowers to Build Successful Businesses

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    Since its founding in 1997, Lightbridge Academy has provided a top-notch early childhood education franchise opportunity for business owners who want to make a difference.

    Lightbridge Academy, the Iselin, New Jersey-based franchise, provides early education and child care for children ages six weeks through kindergarten as well as special programming for children up to 10 years old. We are known as The Solution for Working Families® and are committed to our Circle of Care philosophy, which places equal importance on the needs of children, their families, teachers, center owners, and the community.

    We franchised in 2011 to expand our distinctive concept throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and our system is currently one of the fastest-growing early education child care center franchise opportunities in the U.S. Franchisees are running their own center as an independent business, but they’re never on their own. Our team treats each owner as an integral part of a network that truly cares, supports, and encourages one another.


    Our Culture

    The work we do is immensely gratifying and the relationships that franchisees build with the families that they support and nurture create a rewarding family-oriented culture. Lightbridge Academy partners with franchisees who embody our core values and are committed to following the Lightbridge System. It is through this mutual appreciation of integrity, leadership, and passion to provide the highest quality of care and early childhood education services and customer experience possible. With this commitment come the richest rewards imaginable – the happiness and well-being of children and their families.

    Trusted Circle Of Care

    Lightbridge Academy
    Circle of Care

    Lightbridge Academy founders Guy and Julia Falzarano started the company in 1997 based on the Circle of Care philosophy, which is still at the heart of everything we do. Simply put, the Circle of Care recognizes the network that surrounds a child’s development by placing equal emphasis on the needs of children, their families, teachers, center owners, and the community.

    Our Mission And Values In Child Care

    Our core values are driven by a desire to nurture and develop meaningful relationships
    with all members of the Lightbridge Academy family, while never forgetting that the heart of our Circle of Care is the child.

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      Care Deeply

      With every genuine interaction.

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      Creating happy memories in a joyful environment.

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      Being honest and respectful in all relationships.

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      Lead by Example

      Set the example for all others to follow.

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      Consistent “WOW” customer service.

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      Relationships & Recognition

      Build meaningful relationships while recognizing accomplishments.

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      Never settle for “good enough” by continuously improving and embracing change.

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      Each family member in a supportive and positive environment.

    Lightbridge Academy Family Profiles

    The ideal franchise owner has solid business management experience in many different industries with a heart for the care and education of young children and a deep concern for serving the needs of the families that love them. If you are looking for a way to make a difference in your community, Lightbridge Academy provides a way to do it. With this comes the richest rewards imaginable – the happiness and well-being of children and their families. Every Lightbridge Academy franchisee must share a belief in our core values and philosophy, a commitment to follow our franchise business model and system, and, of course, a love of children and a deep value for early childhood education.