Before investing in Lightbridge Academy, Bhavna and Vishal Ajwani were both working parents with hectic, demanding careers. When the couple moved from Michigan to New Jersey for Vishal’s new job, they searched for reliable child care in the area for their two young children, touring six different centers, struggling to find an option that made them feel secure and stayed open late enough for them to commute back from New York City each day.
“After looking at several different child care companies, we came across Lightbridge Academy. Its core values and its multi-faceted educational approach to child care aligned perfectly with what we were looking for,” said Vishal. “Lightbridge checked all of the boxes for us by focusing on the full circle of child development, a tailored early education approach and offering a flexible solution for working parents.”
When the Ajwani’s looked ahead at the next phase of their careers, business ownership offered career flexibility, independence and stability – and Lightbridge Academy, a concept they knew and trusted with their own two children, offered an opportunity to couple their entrepreneurial desire with their passion for education.
Now, the New Jersey couple are gearing up to offer parents dependable, state-of-the-art educational child care with the opening of their first Lightbridge Academy in Fanwood that’s set to open this March.
“Whether you’re a new or experienced business owner, the corporate team is wholly supportive throughout the opening process. They know what it takes to succeed in the child care business and set each franchisee up for success by being a true partner throughout – whether that’s searching for the right real estate being there to promptly answer any question big or small,” said Vishal.
Focusing on family is integral to Lightbridge Academy, and this core value extends to each franchisee as the brand continues to grow. Business skills can be developed, but having a love for community and family are vital qualities for each prospective franchisee.
“Like Bhavna and Vishal, many of our current franchisees were busy, working parents who desired support, needed child care they could depend along with a quality educational program,” said Lightbridge Academy CEO and Founder, Guy Falzarano. “The focus on community is central to our core values. Each Lightbridge Academy franchisee is an active partner in their local community, partnering with organizations and hosting events to build enriching relationships.”
As Lightbridge Academy nears the signing for its 100th location, it’s gearing up for continued development with new locations opening in its core Mid-Atlantic market and into Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. Looking ahead in 2018, the educational child care franchise is focused on partnering with passionate franchisees who want to provide a new standard of excellence and provide the best educational child care experience in the industry. Find out more about franchising opportunities with Lightbridge Academy here: http://lightbridgeacademy.com/.