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Lightbridge Academy Franchise
About Us

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 outstanding reputation and loyal following are the result of our programs and services, created specifically to meet the needs of working parents and their families. This puts Lightbridge Academy in the position of providing an always-in-demand service, meaning that there is a constantly renewing consumer base.
“The Lightbridge Academy Circle of Care isn’t merely a catchy tagline, it’s a belief that we all hold dear. This philosophy attracts like-minded owners, staff, vendors and families that value caring relationships. If everyone is happy and feels cared for, they will – in turn - care and watch out for one another.” - Founder, Guy Falzarano
Early Childhood Education
Why Lightbridge Academy Franchise?


  • 19 years of success in childcare
  • Prime territories available in MD, PA, NJ, NY and VA available
  • Superior franchise training program with 94 hours of hands-on and on-site training
  • On-going support through your dedicated Business Coach
  • Recession-resistant business
  • Strong growth industry
  • Recurring revenue
  • High quality of life – nights and weekends off
  • A NEED not a WANT service
  • A business that MATTERS with a company that CARES


Our Values

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.

Our Core Values *(spells out children)

Care Deeply with every genuine interaction.
Happiness. Creating happy memories in a joyful environment.
Integrity. Being honest and respectful in all relationships.
Lead by example. Set the example for all others to follow.
Deliver consistent “wow” customer service.
Relationships and recognition. Build meaningful relationships while recognizing accomplishments.
Excellence. Never settling for good enough.
Nurture each family member in a supportive & positive learning environment.
What does it cost for a LightBridge Academy Franchise?

The total Initial Investment Range is $502,250 to $686,250

To be considered as a Lightbridge Academy franchise owner, you are required to have at least $200,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of $1,000,000.
Incentive Programs to help you We offer a number of programs designed to reward and support franchise owners including:
  • Graduated Royalty Fee Program — To make it easier as you grow, you only pay 4 percent for the first six months of ownership, then 7 percent from then on.
  • Funding Assistance — Benefit from our expertise in franchise financing as well as our outstanding relationships with lenders offering programs just for franchisees.
  • Lease Assurance — The Lightbridge Assurance Group, in certain instances, will provide financial assurances to the landlords of our franchisees, including guaranteeing the payment of rent.
How much do franchisees make?

$1,968,282 was the Average Gross Revenues with EBITA of $354,062 for all Affiliated locations open over 60 months at 12/31/15.  2016 FDD - Item 19 (Page 47).

Detailed financial performance data is available in Item 19 of the Lightbridge Franchise Company Disclosure Document (FDD).

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.”

Click here to read more about Ketul and Krup Parikh.

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Lightbridge Academy

No. Of Units Currently Open:

26 with 60 in development

Start-Up Costs:

$502,750 to $686,250

Franchise Fee:



4% for the first 6 months, then 7%

Avg Gross Revenues - 2016 FDD Item 19 page 47:


Avg Net Income (EBITDA) - 2016 FDD Item 19:


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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.