Early education and child care franchise Lightbridge Academy is eyeing New York as a key expansion state for growth in 2018, with heightened interest in partnering with franchisees to open in Westchester County, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. The New Jersey-based company has already sold out its home market and plans to further establish itself in the Mid-Atlantic market by saturating New York. To jumpstart this mission, Lightbridge Academy team members will be at The Franchise Show held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center on February 17 and 18 to meet with franchise candidates and talk with prospects about the benefits the brand offers to its franchisees and the local communities in which it operates.
Lightbridge Academy already has an operational center in Long Island, with additional locations under development in NYC and Westchester. Prime territories are still open in targeted areas throughout New York, and the brand’s Senior Vice President of Franchise Development Mark Mele is looking to meet with qualified franchise candidates who understand the business market and demographic of New York.
“We’ve already sold out territory in New Jersey, and we know our programs would substantially benefit communities in areas like Westchester County, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island that have parents with similar needs to those we already serve across the Garden State,” said Mele. “Our current development has laid a solid foundation and been growing brand awareness for future franchisees. We believe this is a great opportunity for those looking to dive into business ownership in the early education and child care sector to quickly find success.”
According to Mele, Lightbridge Academy stands apart from competing early childhood education centers in two primary ways. First, they manage each child care center based on a system of core values that create a truly supportive culture of care. Secondly, the brand’s unique focus on meeting the needs of working parents as an equally important component of their program. Finally, their curriculum is designed to impact the “whole” child in a multitude of ways ensuring all developmental areas are met, unlocking every child’s potential.
“We have a high quality curriculum and advanced technology that keep families connected, but what really makes the centers special is our Circle of Care philosophy. The culture that is created within our child care centers is unique and it deeply resonates with the families we serve,” said Mele. “Everyone touched by our company, from the franchisees and the staff, to the children, parents and even the local community, everyone is treated like family. They know we are here to offer them support whenever and however possible.”
Mele hopes to showcase this unique early educational child care opportunity to potential investors at The Franchise Show held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Prospective franchisees will have the chance to connect with Lightbridge Academy, learn more about the brand and discuss territories that are open for development in New York.
“What’s great about The Franchise Show at the Meadowlands Exposition Center the face to face time we get to spend educating potential franchisees about our brand and the support and service we offer.They can also learn crucial information about the franchising industry in general,” said Mele.
The company currently has nearly 100 child care centers either open, under construction or in development and is eyeing major expansion across New York. For more information on Lightbridge Academy franchising opportunities, visit Lightbridge Academy Franchise.