Lightbridge Academy Info

Lightbridge Academy Franchise
About Us

Founded in 1997 and franchised in 2011, Lightbridge Academy is now a fast-growing regional network of child care centers. Without a single failure, our system successfully balances quality education, family-focused customer service and genuine sense of care from the core of our business model.

Our outstanding reputation and loyal following are the result of our programs and services, created specifically to meet the needs of working parents and their families. This puts Lightbridge Academy in the position of providing an always-in-demand service, meaning that there is a constantly renewing consumer base.


“The Lightbridge Academy Circle of Care isn’t merely a catchy tagline, it’s a belief that we all hold dear. This philosophy attracts like-minded owners, staff, vendors and families that value caring relationships. If everyone is happy and feels cared for, they will – in turn - care and watch out for one another.” - Founder, Guy Falzarano


Early Childhood Education
Why Lightbridge Academy Franchise?


  • 20 years of success in childcare
  • Prime territories available in DE, FL, MD, OH, NC, NY, PA, and VA available
  • Superior franchise training program with 110 hours of hands-on and on-site training
  • On-going support through your dedicated Business Coach
  • Recession-resistant business
  • Strong growth industry
  • Recurring revenue
  • High quality of life – nights and weekends off
  • A NEED not a WANT service
  • A business that MATTERS with a company that CARES


Our Values

Our Vision- Transform the lives of all families by treating them as part of our own.

Our Mission- To create genuine, caring relationships with every family member, ensuring the educational success and well-being of each child.

Our Core Values *(spells out children)

Care Deeply with every genuine interaction.
Happiness. Creating happy memories in a joyful environment.
Integrity. Being honest and respectful in all relationships.
Lead by example. Set the example for all others to follow.
Deliver consistent “wow” customer service.
Relationships and recognition. Build meaningful relationships while recognizing accomplishments.
Excellence. Never settling for good enough.
Nurture each family member in a supportive & positive learning environment.
Investment and Requirements

Initial Investment Range = $549,228 to $737,635.

To be considered as a Lightbridge Academy franchise owner, you are required to have at least $200,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of $1,000,000.

Incentive Programs to help you We offer a number of programs designed to reward and support franchise owners including:

  • Graduated Royalty Fee Program — To make it easier as you grow, you only pay 4 percent for the first six months of ownership, then 7 percent from then on.
  • Funding Assistance — Benefit from our expertise in franchise financing as well as our outstanding relationships with lenders offering programs just for franchisees.
  • Lease Assurance — The Lightbridge Assurance Group, in certain instances, will provide financial assurances to the landlords of our franchisees, including guaranteeing the payment of rent.
How Much Can I Make With Lightbridge Academy?

Average Gross Revenue = over $2 million* for all affiliated franchises open for over 36 months as of December 31, 2018.

*Detailed financial performance data is available in Item 19 of the Lightbridge Academy's 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).