With mountains to the west and the Atlantic to the east, Virginia has as diverse a landscape as the people who live there. Virginia’s wealthy, developing and underserved areas are in need of quality child care; be the one to afford Virginia’s children the opportunity to learn and unlock their true potential with Lightbridge Academy.
With its proximity to Washington, D.C., and over one million residents and 590,000+ jobs, including 142,000 in the technology sector (the largest concentration in the country, boasts the County), Fairfax is an attractive, economically viable county that only continues to grow – development that goes hand-in-hand with the need for quality child care in the area.
The residents of this county, ranked one of the wealthiest in the country, expect the best out of everything – especially their child care options. A diverse county, Loudon is home to the headquarters of high-tech companies like Verizon Business and Telos Corporation but also retains its rural heritage to the west with an equine industry valued at $78 million.
Prince William County over the years has become more ethnically diverse and urbanized and was the first county in Virginia to be composed of a majority of minorities. Its residents have one of the highest average household incomes in the state, creating a great opportunity to bring in Lightbridge Academy’s brand of quality, inclusive child care methodology to this diverse, wealthy population.
This industrial county is home to such businesses as DuPont, Amazon, Capital One, Honeywell International and Sabra, and is located just 20 miles south of the economic hub of Richmond, making this an attractive place for jobseekers to settle and raise their families. Available to families in Chesterfield is the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program, designed to help low-income families afford safe, quality child care. Families can apply online to see if they qualify for help through the program in order to attend Lightbridge Academy.
Henrico’s claim to fame is that not only is it one of the oldest counties in the U.S., having been established in the 1640s, John Rolfe and his wife, Pocahontas, built their home there. Henrico surrounds Richmond on three sides, making it a viable and convenient place for commuters to settle and start their families.
Located on the picturesque intersection of the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia with a constant calendar of events including the East Coast Surfing Championships and North American Sand Soccer Championship. The tourism industry is lucrative and keeps job growth strong for residents of the area; while their parents are working, give the city’s kids a quality, safe place to learn.
Another picturesque location along the water, Norfolk not only has a booming tourism industry, but also claims the largest Navy base in the world – Naval Station Norfolk. This underserved city with an average of less than a quarter of young residents enrolled in private child care is known as the cultural and economic hub of the Chesapeake Bay region.
Chesapeake is a mix of both urban areas and miles of protected farm and wetlands, making this a diverse and exciting city of nature lovers. Some of the top employers in the area include QVC, Hewlett-Packard and Sentara Healthcare, along with the summer tourism market and two Navy bases located within the city.
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Lightbridge Academy offers a unique Circle of Care, in which the needs of parents are as important as the care and education of their children. Lightbridge Academy serves children from six weeks of age through Kindergarten.