Lightbridge Academy Franchise Opportunity

Own a Lightbridge Academy Franchise

Child care is expected to become a $73.8 billion industry by 2027 and the need for quality child care has never been greater. Lightbridge Academy provides high quality early education programs. As Innovators in Educational Child Care®, their forward-thinking approach goes above and beyond to supporting the ever-evolving needs of the busy working family through tools, technology, and the highest level of customer experience, as evidenced by a world-class Net Promoter Score. Lightbridge Academy has received ongoing recognition ranking on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies and on the Franchise Times Top 400.

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Download the Lightbridge Academy Franchisee Satisfaction Report

Only brands that exceed FBR’s franchisee satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. Here’s how Lightbridge Academy franchise owners rated their franchise

Highlights Include:

  • 100% of franchisees are likely to recommend this franchise to others.
  • 95% of franchisees agree that they actively participate in company programs and events.
  • 100% of franchisees agree that they enjoy being a part of this organization.
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Lightbridge Academy
Franchise Owner Satisfaction Report
Review completed: November 2023
0-49 Below average
50-69 Average
70-100 Best
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Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. Lightbridge Academy does. Download the franchisee satisfaction repost on Lightbridge Academy for free.

Lightbridge Academy Awards from Franchise Business Review

2024 FBR Top

Lightbridge Academy Franchise Information

Business Model

A forward-thinking business model offering emotional benefits and an exceptional customer experience are among the factors contributing to the potential for long-term stability with a Lightbridge Academy franchise.

Lightbridge Academy goes beyond providing a high-quality of care and early education programs. As Innovators in Educational Child Care, they are committed to supporting the ever-evolving needs of the busy working family.

For nearly three decades, Lightbridge Academy has been set apart from competitors in the child care and early childhood education sector by providing the highest level of customer service, as evidenced by its world-class Net Promoter Score. This exceptional customer service extends to everyone in the Circle of Care, and Lightbridge Academy is especially focused on easing the stresses of busy, working families. This is achieved in a multitude of ways, and they have employed a suite of industry-leading technologies to keep families connected with their child and seamlessly communicating with their child care center.

In addition to high levels of security, the parents are provided with peace of mind through the use of the ParentView® Internet Monitoring System and eCommunication app, so parents can check in and receive real-time updates at any time. Importantly, The Lightbridge Promise is the Gold Standard for peace of mind, security, and cleanliness and the promise to hold themselves to the highest of standards.

Key Benefits

Child care isn’t only emotionally fulfilling, it has also proven to be an essential service — no matter what the economy or where parents work, they need child care to focus on their day.

  • Child care is expected to become a $73.8 billion industry by 2027, realizing nearly 4% compound annual growth.*
  • The early education and daycare segment dominates the U.S. child care market, with a share of around 46% in 2019.*
  • Government investment in early childhood education is expected to grow;the Federal government recently created a $5.9 billion block grant program targeting this sector.*

If you are looking for a way to make a difference in your community, Lightbridge Academy provides a way to do it. With this comes the richest rewards imaginable – the happiness and well-being of children and their families.

Every Lightbridge Academy franchisee must share a belief in the core values and philosophy, a commitment to follow the franchise business model and system, and, of course, a love of children and a deep value for early childhood education.

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

Marketing Support

Marketing support includes national and local media public relations outreach, national brand and regional advertising, customized digital marketing campaigns, social media content development, dedicated center webpage, SEO, referral programs, and grand opening and open house support. Promotional collateral and marketing assets and templates. An Enroll 360 program with a dedicated customer care specialist is available to franchisees before and after center opening to nurture and convert web leads to booked tours.  This includes an online bookings platform, and a hosted LiveChat directly on the franchisees center webpage.

Training Programs

Lightbridge Academy provides 177 hours of franchise training consisting of in-classroom teaching, webinars, independent learning and hands-on instruction in an operating child care center. This takes place throughout the construction process and continues to grand opening, with ongoing business coaching for the duration of the franchise agreement. The training program exceeds the industry standard and underscores their Circle of Care commitment to franchisees.

Owners Track training includes 20+ hours of classroom training that covers everything from real estate and SBA lending to an overview of launching the business, onboarding, vendors, and enrollment.

Following the Owners Track program, a franchisee attends Lightbridge Academy Franchise Training which consists of a three-week program segmented by week over a four-month period. Topics cover all areas of business including center operations, marketing, and education.

Onsite center opening support continues with 40+ hours of on-the-job training. Each franchisee is also assigned a dedicated Franchise Business Coach to support them throughout the duration of ownership.

Is there a Veteran discount?

10% off the Franchise Fee

Franchise Contact Information

Contact Person: Amy Hudesman
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 732-850-2481
Address: 116 Grand St., 2nd Fl.
Iselin, NJ 08830

Lightbridge Academy Franchise Videos

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Lightbridge Academy Franchise Reviews & Testimonials

Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.

  • Overall, Lightbridge has an excellent education, operation, and marketing training program.

    Anonymous, Lightbridge Academy Franchise Owner

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  • HO staff are the heart of LFC and what makes this brand amazing. They are knowledgeable and accessible. Having an FBC as a primary contact make quick questions easy and navigating through tough Qs much easier.

    Larry, Lightbridge Academy Franchise Owner

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  • I love being a part of this franchise because I do believe in the core values

    Sue, Lightbridge Academy Franchise Owner

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Lightbridge Academy Cost & Fees

  • Initial Investment
    $621,233 - $5,202,500
  • Net Worth Requirement
  • Cash Requirement

Lightbridge Academy is The Solution for Working Families® and a leader in educational childcare for over 25 years providing nurturing care with high quality early childhood education programs.

Request Information
  • Min. Cash Required: $250,000
  • Net Worth Required: $750,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $621,233 - $5,202,500
  • Franchising Since: 2011
  • Franchise Units: 59

Available Markets

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