Founded in 1997 and franchised in 2011, Lightbridge Academy is now a fast-growing regional network of child care centers. Without a single failure, our system successfully balances quality education, family-focused customer service and genuine sense of care from the core of our business model.
Our Vision- Transform the lives of all families by treating them as part of our own.
Our Mission- To create genuine, caring relationships with every family member, ensuring the educational success and well-being of each child.
The total Initial Investment Range is $525,728 to $728,635.
$1,996,027 was the Average Gross Revenues with EBITA of $358,273 for all Affiliated locations open over 24 months at 12/31/16. 2017 FDD - Item 19.
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When Ketul and Krupa Parikh decided to enter into the child care industry, they didn’t do it on a whim. They put in their due diligence—between researching specific educational programs and looking at customer and parent satisfaction, they wanted to know they were working with the best brand in the business before signing on the dotted line. That’s why they decided to invest with Lightbridge Academy.
“Right off the bat, we were incredibly impressed with everything that Lightbridge Academy had to offer. They really stood out to us because they have everything the best child care companies are known for, but then they take it to the next level,” said Ketul. “There isn’t another brand that can match their innovation and credibility in the industry.”
In addition to a dedicated business coach, Lightbridge Academy franchise owners have direct access to the senior level executives in the company and are encouraged to offer feedback and ask for support when they need an extra boost. From signing a franchise agreement to supporting business owners as they establish themselves in their local communities, the franchise company has proven equally committed to the franchisees’ success.
“We’ve been impressed with Lightbridge Academy’s franchise company team since our very first conversation. Because the franchise concept is still young, we have the ability to not just grow as individual franchise owners, but help the brand move forward as a whole,” Ketul said. “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a Lightbridge Academy franchisee, and we’re looking forward to where the brand is going in the months and years to come.”
Successful companies recognize that employees are more likely to bring success to a business and maintain a competitive advantage when they feel like the work they’re doing on a day-to-day basis is actually making a difference. That’s why Lightbridge Academy’s corporate culture fosters an encouraging and positive mentality.
More than 200 executives and decision-makers gathered to celebrate 40 New Jersey-based companies who were recognized by SmartCEO for their unique company cultures. The atmosphere at the Starland Ballroom reflected the positive, productive corporate cultures, which were celebrated that night with fun activities in good company.
Kicking the evening off with a high-energy networking reception, Lightbridge Academy was able to celebrate alongside other New Jersey companies with similar mindsets geared towards impactful practices.
“Celebrating with top New Jersey companies whose cultures foster a creative, collaborative workplace was an honor,” says Guy Falzarano, the founder and CEO of Lightbridge Academy.
Awarded for their unique company culture, the early childhood education daycare and development center was also featured in SmartCEO magazine’s November/December issue.
“The 2016 Corporate Culture Award winners have realized that running a company is more than headcount and the bottom line,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO. “Through their performance-drive cultures, they are able to not only enhance performance and sustain their companies’ competitive advantages, but also enrich the lives of those they employ and inspire them to make a greater impact on the world.”
Falzarano agrees, and he cares deeply about his company’s culture.
“For us, building our company culture was, and is, about creating a place where we can cultivate creativity, energy and ideas. By having a strong culture, we’re able to enrich the lives of our employees and inspire them to make a greater impact on the world in their day to day lives.”
Since 1997, Lightbridge Academy has fostered and reinforced their vision and core values on a daily basis. They’ve taken to more than just providing child care and early childhood education service - they make a positive, life-changing impact on children, as well as their parents.
Lightbridge Academy’s Circle of Care philosophy emphasizes the need for everyone to be included in an inspiring, nurturing environment, from the parents and staff to the children, local community and Lightbridge Academy franchisees.
“Everyone in the organization holds dear Lightbridge Academy’s Circle of Care,” says Falzarano. “We’ve found that this philosophy attracts like-minded owners, staff, vendors and families who value caring relationships as much as we do. It’s our belief that if everyone is happy and supported, they will—in turn—care and watch out for one another. Not only is this good for business, but it’s good for people, too.”
No. Of Units Currently Open:
27 with 60 in development
$525,728 to $728,635
4% for the first 6 months, then 7%
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It all begins with our Circle of Care philosophy, which empowers staff members, franchise owners, and even vendors to go beyond what’s expected, creating a one-of-a-kind educational experience for the children we care for and the families who cherish them. By gaining your trust and always making decisions with your child’s health and happiness in mind, we continually strive to be the complete and total solution for hardworking parents — just like you. Lightbridge Academy provides a solid curriculum for children ages six weeks old to Pre-School and offers extended hours, optional meal plans and summer camp programs. Innovative technology helps parents stay connected to their child throughout the day through our ParentView® Internet monitoring system, allowing parents access to view their child’s classroom at any point in the day via an encrypted, web based system, and the Tadpoles e-communication tool, which tracks a child’s daily achievements and allows teachers to send parent’s daily reports, reminders, photos and even video clips. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you as you navigate through these precious years of life.