Lightbridge Academy Info

Lightbridge Academy Franchise
About Us

Established in 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. The company franchised in 2011 in an effort to expand their distinctive concept throughout the Northeast; it currently has over 100 child care centers either open, under construction or in development throughout Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Guy and Julia Falzarano founded the company based on core values and a Circle of Care philosophy that places equal importance on the needs of children, their families, teachers, center owners, and the community. In 2019, Lightbridge Academy was ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500, and it was featured on the Franchise Times Top 200+ in 2018. To learn more about Lightbridge Academy, prospective families and franchisees are encouraged to visit or call (732) 980-1900 x 199.

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).