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The Solution for Working Parents®

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As a business, child care has attractive attributes you won't find in any other industry!

A fine-tuned system

Lightbridge Academy was founded in 1997 as a family owned business and began franchising in 2011. Now, we are a fast-growing regional network of child care centers expanding throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our system successfully balances quality education, family-focused customer service and a genuine sense of care from the core of our business model.

The Solution for Working Parents®

Our outstanding reputation and loyal following are the result of our programs and services, created by listening to and meeting the needs of working parents and their children. Lightbridge Academy provides the educational  child care program that is always-in-demand, meaning that we provide an essential service with a a constantly renewing consumer base.

Lightbridge Academy features:

A business set for the future

As dual-income families become the norm in society, the businesses that cater to these families will be in ever-increasing demand. Lightbridge Academy has recognized this trend and meets the challenge through our Circle of Care, where the needs of parents are addressed alongside those of children. 

A Lightbridge Academy center provides franchisees with sizeable and steady revenue from tuition, as well as support streams that can be considerable. Your center can generate additional revenue by offering programs such as:

Client loyalty

In 2021, Newsweek recognized Lightbridge Academy for providing America’s Best Customer Service - Newsweekustomer Service Parents spend an enormous amount of time and heart when choosing a child care center. They invest emotionally in the center they decide upon. So they want to stay there for the long-term and come to depend on their "extended" family at the center. To them, Lightbridge Academy isn't a business; it's a home-away-from-home that they want to share with others.

Your community and a growing market need you

1 As reported by the National Association of Child Care Resources & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) in 2010.

2 As reported by IBISWorld, Day Care in the US: Market Research Report. 

3 As reported by  IBISWorld, Day Care in the US: Market Research Report. 

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.