Lightbridge Academy News

Founded: 1997

Lightbridge Academy provides early education and child care to children ages six weeks through kindergarten, as well as special programming for children up to 10 years old during school holidays, breaks and summer camp.

June 17th, 2021
Lightbridge Academy announced it is deploying a powerful new center-management tool, Lightbridge Journey, to all of its centers and parents by July, 2021.
June 10th, 2021
Lightbridge Academy has won another prestigious award in the franchising world, this time jumping 91 points ahead of its 2020 position and coming in at No. 143 of Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®.
February 26th, 2021
Lightbridge Academy is not only The Solution for Working Parents®, but a leader in innovative curriculum.
October 14th, 2020
Earlier this month, sisters Cara Clayton and Mia Fidei and their father, Ted Yannotti, opened Lightbridge Academy’s 50th location in Hampton Township, Pennsylvania - marking it as the first in the Pittsburgh area.
August 26th, 2020
Lightbridge Academy® recently ranked among Inc. magazine’s 2020 list of 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America.
August 14th, 2020
The Lightbridge Promise is the Gold Standard in the child care industry for cleanliness, security and peace of mind.
June 23rd, 2020
Early childhood education franchise Lightbridge Academy has been incorporating sign language into its curriculum for children as young as six weeks old for nearly 20 years.
September 5th, 2019
With centers throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Lightbridge Academy has built a solid presence throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Now, the early education and child care franchise is about to break ground on some very coveted...
August 20th, 2019
The fast-growing early education and child care franchise Lightbridge Academy has promoted two of its longstanding executives to senior positions.
June 21st, 2019
The best part of achieving your goals is the ability to set another, higher goal. Early education and child care franchise Lightbridge Academy can attest to this on multiple fronts thanks to a wildly successful year celebrating two decades in...
February 6th, 2019
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Lightbridge Academy has a lot to celebrate in just the first half of 2018, including opening its 35th location in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in June with 79 additional units under construction or in development.
September 11th, 2018
In Lightbridge Academy’s seven years of franchising, the early education and child care brand has grown to nearly 100 centers open or in development.
June 29th, 2018
John has worked to help small businesses start up and become an adjunct professor at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management, but his primary focus has been opening his Lightbridge Academy Center.
May 21st, 2018
Lightbridge Academy, a leading early education child care franchise with 30 open centers serving more than 3,500 children, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in business by giving away one year of child care.
February 22nd, 2018
In 1997, when Guy and Julia Falzarano decided to open a daycare, the construction wasn’t finished on the building in time for the September school year, so the husband and wife had to act quickly.
November 28th, 2017
Lightbridge Academy, a leading early education and child care franchise system with almost 30 locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic is reaching across the country to support the children and families in Texas and Florida.
September 12th, 2017
Lightbridge Academy founder and CEO, Guy Falzarano, learned the hard way when he became a franchisee himself.
August 30th, 2017
As other child care franchises sell out, Lightbridge Academy has territory available in New York, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida.
August 24th, 2017
Demand for top tier child care services has never been higher. With two parents from every household heading off to work every day, families across the country are increasingly in need of a solution for their busy schedules.
July 19th, 2017
With Lightbridge Academy's 20th anniversary on the horizon, the company is building on unparalleled momentum to quadruple its size in the next five years.
June 20th, 2017
With Lightbridge Academy’s 20th anniversary on the horizon, the company is building on unparalleled momentum to quadruple its size in the next five years.
June 1st, 2017
Today, that strong momentum is still evident across Lightbridge Academy’s entire franchise system, which has grown to 89 child care centers that are either open or in development.
May 18th, 2017
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Fueling Lightbridge Academy’s growth is a multi-faceted system that’s increasingly becoming an important force in the booming child care industry.
May 11th, 2017
For the past 20 years, Lightbridge Academy has been setting the bar for excellence in the child care industry.
May 8th, 2017
Since 1997, that’s exactly what has made Lightbridge Academy different from the rest - they’re not just in the day care, child care or preschool business. They are in the trust business.
April 27th, 2017
Lightbridge Academy, the innovative brand that’s changing the game in the child care industry, is a concept that’s designed to provide its local owners with the tools and resources that they need to succeed.
April 24th, 2017
After spending more than a decade in the franchising industry, Teena Patel found her next big adventure with Lightbridge Academy.
April 21st, 2017
In addition to being a part of the increasingly in demand child care industry, Kal Patel has leveraged the success of his centers to tap into the real estate side of the business.
March 28th, 2017
Demand for top tier child care services has never been higher. With two parents from every household heading off to work every day, families across the country are increasingly in need of a solution for their busy schedules. That’s where...
March 20th, 2017
In addition to being The Solution for Working Parents®, the brand’s commitment to living out its core values separates it from the competition.
March 13th, 2017
Mele is bringing his extensive knowledge of the child care segment to his newest role as the Senior Vice President of Lightbridge Academy.
March 8th, 2017
By partnering with the leading innovator in child care, franchisee Jay Thakar has been able to expand his reach as a business owner while simultaneously giving back to his local community.
February 28th, 2017
Lightbridge Academy is targeting Brooklyn, New York for additional development.
February 22nd, 2017
Lightbridge Academy experienced impressive growth throughout 2016. New Lightbridge Academy centers opened their doors for business in three states, and new franchise agreements were signed in four mid-atlantic states.
February 15th, 2017
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The BottleBridge Certification Program offers personalized support to mothers and full-time peace of mind for their newest arrival.
February 1st, 2017
With an increased demand for child care comes the need for something much more than just a traditional child care center. That’s where Lightbridge Academy comes in.
January 17th, 2017
New Lightbridge Academy centers opened their doors for business in three states, and new franchise agreements were signed in four mid-atlantic states.
January 9th, 2017
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.
December 14th, 2016
After being introduced to Lightbridge Academy as a parent, Veenu Parkash now has two centers of her own with development plans for a third already in place.
December 1st, 2016
Ask Phil Harvey how he’d characterize Lightbridge Academy’s evolution over the past year, and he’ll give you one word: accelerating.
November 16th, 2016
With three children of their own, Guy Falzarano and his wife, Julia, were well acquainted with the stress that comes with dropping them off at a child care center every day.
November 11th, 2016
With an estimated 14.5 million children enrolled in some type of program in the U.S. alone, it’s clear that parents are looking for the right fit for their families when they’re working throughout the day.
November 8th, 2016
In an effort to bring its proven model to new communities across the country, Lightbridge Academy is targeting Eastern Pennsylvania for development.
October 12th, 2016
Lightbridge Academy goes above and beyond to ensure that parents can be at ease whenever their child is being cared for at one of the brand’s centers.
October 12th, 2016
Heading back to school can be a stressful time of year for both children and their parents. This is why, at Lightbridge Academy, the brand’s entire system of child care centers are eager to put their renowned “Circle of Care”...
September 22nd, 2016
The Lightbridge Academy Circle of Care philosophy incorporates parents, children, staff members, community and franchise owners as integral components to create a truly caring educational environment.
September 1st, 2016
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As The Solution for Working Parents, Lightbridge Academy is rapidly expanding in the Northeast as it values innovation as one of the keys to staying ahead of the curve in order to prepare children for academic success.
August 30th, 2016
Since 1997, that’s exactly what has made Lightbridge Academy different from the rest—they’re not just in the day care, child care or preschool business.
August 29th, 2016
It’s no surprise that in today’s economic climate, dual income families are continuing to become the norm.
August 29th, 2016
Lightbridge Academy’s 'Circle Of Care' Philosophy Has Long Set Their Franchising Opportunity Apart From Other Early Education And Child Care Centers.
August 29th, 2016

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