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Lightbridge Academy® Ranks 217th on Entrepreneur’s 2022 Franchise 500

The NJ based leading early education and child care brand that provides its Circle of Care philosophy to families as The Solution for Working Parents® landed at 217, as they closed out 2021 with record-breaking center openings.

By Lauren Turner1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSORED 8:08AM 01/12/22

Lightbridge Academy ranked for the 7th year on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 Franchise 500 list at #217.

Entrepreneur’s annual list examines trends and highlights the unprecedented challenges faced over the last two years and the resilience of the franchising industry. Brands are recognized for their outstanding performance in areas including financial strength and stability, unit growth, and brand power. 

Those selected to be on the coveted list were evaluated for factors such as costs and fees, franchisee support, size and growth, brand strength and financial strength and stability. 

Lightbridge Academy was established in 1997, the company was founded as a family business 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. Lightbridge Academy provides quality early education and child care programs to children aged six weeks through kindergarten. The company currently has over 120 child care centers either open or in development throughout Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. In response to COVID-19, Lightbridge Academy launched The Lightbridge Promise as the Gold Standard for health & safety in the child care industry. In 2020, the company was featured on the Inc. 5000 ranking, Franchise Times Top 200+ awards, and Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 and most recently, was recognized on Newsweek’s 2021 list of America’s Best Customer Service.

For a full list of the 2022 Franchise 500 ranking, click here.

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