Lightbridge Academy offers parents innovative child care
in education, will open Lightbridge Academy this month. The new child care center is based on a holistic approach to child development with a program consisting of a comprehensive education, core values and a unique “Circle of Care.” Currently accepting registrations for infant, toddler and preschool programs, Lightbridge Academy is located at 1363 Naamans Creek Road, across the street from Booths Corner.
Several features of the new Lightbridge Academy set it apart from other child care facilities, the Minnebos explained in a recent interview. The philosophy of Lightbridge Academy is based on the “Circle of Care.” With the child in the center of the circle, the trusted circle of care surrounding the child consists of the parents, teachers and staff, the owners and the community. Treating all those in the circle of care with equal importance and respect creates a nurturing, caring environment, which translates into a high-quality educational experience for each and every child. The model offers support, not only to the child, but also to families and staff.
“The Circle of Care is the center of the Lightbridge Academy business model,” explained John. “We make it our mission to care for every child and every family member that walks through our doors. Every person involved with the child is equally valued by us because he is equally important in the child’s care and development.”
The owners stressed that Lightbridge is a high-quality early childhood educational program and not a babysitting service. They explained that there are many differences between day care centers and educational child care such as theirs.
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Teacher Mariah Brooks reads stories and sings with children at Lightbridge Academy.
Lightbridge Academy owner Beatrice Minnebo holds up her mobile phone to demonstrate how parents can watch their children as they participate in activities throughout the day at the child care center.