Health + Safety Come First at Lightbridge Academy in Uptown Hoboken

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Open seats in early childhood education programs are hard to come by in Hoboken, but luckily for parents, Lightbridge Academy is opening a new location in uptown Hoboken at 1414 Willow Avenue, offering families a health and safety conscious place to send their children. Hoboken residents, Jean Pierre and Ann Alvarado, who are parents to four children, are the owners of the new Lightbridge Academy in uptown Hoboken. Keep reading to learn more about the new center and for details on the exclusive offer.

LIGHTBRIDGE ACADEMY PROMO

Early Start Time + Convenient Location

Offering one of the earliest start times in Hoboken, Lightbridge Academy opens at 6:30AM making it easy for working parents to drop children off and meet the demands of a busy schedule. Lightbridge Academy is also conveniently located next to a bus stop that leads into New York City via uptown Hoboken.

Home Away From Home

Teachers aim to create a home away from home environment so students can feel comfortable and parents can feel confident with their experience at Lightbridge Academy. The program focuses on providing quality care and a quality learning environment with a rigorous curriculum. Classrooms are guided by a curriculum that encompasses solid academic learning with developmentally appropriate practices designed to cultivate the whole child. 

Students will learn through a variety of methods thanks to the proprietary Seedlings Early Childhood Education Curriculum and will experience early learning in the ways that are most developmentally appropriate for their age. Great minds in early childhood education like Maria Montessori, Howard Gardner, and Loris Malaguzzi, influenced the key learnings used in the Seedlings curriculum. The goal of Lightbridge educators is to encourage children with a “learning is fun” philosophy through play and positive reinforcement and build upon skills acquired at various stages of development. Classrooms are designed with learning centers to offer children the ability to engage in teacher-led activities, child-led interests, and individual play.

Health + Safety Come First

The Lightbridge Academy administration provides quality care to ensure everyone in their circle of care is safe. Lightbridge Academy’s core values have drawn together thousands of parents, children, staff, owners, and communities to form the supportive relationships necessary for children and families to thrive.

The center features the most advanced 3-in-1 air purification and filtration system, the MicroCon 600, which is installed jointly with the HVAC systems and uses Advanced Oxidation Technology. It continuously produces ionized hydrogen peroxide molecules, which are distributed to every square foot of space, creating a “clean room” environment. The Micro-Con 600 covers the entire center by destroying harmful viruses and bacteria within the air.

The Lightbridge Promise

The Lightbridge Promise is a six-point health and safety gold standard of the child care industry. This standard requires the premises to be cleaned throughout the day, sanitized with an air purification and filtration system, secured via state-of-the-art security and entry system, and inspected via the quality assurance program. Members of the staff are CPR + First Aid certified and combined with company transparency each facet of The Lightbridge Promise works together to ensure a happy family experience. 

In an effort to emphasize that promise of health and wellness, Lightbridge Academy of Willow Ave has its own private and secure outdoor play area, coded secure entry equipped with a facial recognition scanner for enhanced security + large and spacious classrooms.

The Lightbridge Academy Staff

The educators and administration at Lightbridge Academy will work to create endless memories with children in Hoboken. Each individual has had a unique journey that led them to where they are now as a valued part of the team at Lightbridge Academy.

The Center Director, Binita Sheth has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for the last twelve years. Six of those years, she has held the position of Center Director. Sheth holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Administration in Early Childhood Education. The Assistant Center Director for the new Lightbridge Academy location is Carmen Imbimbo. Carmen has been working in the field of Early Childhood education since 2014.

“Lightbridge Academy’s core values have drawn together thousands of parents, children, staff, franchise owners, and communities to form the supportive relationships necessary for children and families to thrive,” Carmen told Hoboken Girl. “There is something special about The Lightbridge Academy, they go above and beyond to care for all of those within their Circle of Care and it truly shows once you step inside of The Lightbridge Academy. Their core values make their center feel like a ‘home away from home’ not only for the families that they serve but for their employees as well.”

Exclusive Offer: The Lightbridge Academy on Willow Avenue is now enrolling the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool programs as construction wraps on the location. Families are eligible to receive $500 OFF the first month of tuition when they register their child.

Families who would like to take a tour can call 201-963-6700 or go online to schedule a virtual tour and learn firsthand what makes Lightbridge Academy unique and be sure to check out their Facebook page for the most up to date status of the brand-new center. 


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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.