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Lightbridge Academy Opens in Downtown Fanwood

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Mayor Mahr, members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and friends and supporters cut the ribbon at the new Lightbridge Academy. Credits: John Mooney
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Guy Falzarano of the Lightbridge Academy, with Fanwood Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell. Parents can use an app to watch the classrooms at Lightbridge Academy at any time. Credits: John Mooney
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Mayor Colleen Mahr and Vishal Ajwani Credits: John Mooney
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Guy Falzarano, founder and CEO of the Lightbridge Academy Credits: John Mooney
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A young visitor at the Lightbridge Academy on Saturday. Credits: John Mooney
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Guy Falzarano, founder and CEO of Lightbridge Academy, Kathy Mitchell, Mayor Colleen Mahr and Diane, a teacher at the new location in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
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State of the art pre-K teaching tools at Lightbridge Academy. Credits: John Mooney
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A boy paints at the grand opening of the Lightbridge Academy in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
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Kids play at Lightbridge Academy. Credits: John Mooney
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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr and members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, joined Fanwood couple Vishal and Bhavna Ajwani for the grand opening at the new Lightbridge Academy (15 South Ave., Fanwood) on Saturday, June 16. The franchise has taken over what once was the Sun Tavern.

Founded 20 years ago by Guy and Julia Falzarano, the Lightbridge corporation, which is based in Iselin, has grown to nearly 100 centers. The overall business is based on a philosophy called the Circle of Care, in which the needs of parents are as important as the care and education of their children.

When Vishal and Bhavna moved to Fanwood in 2011 with their son, Krish, they found it difficult to find quality childcare in the area – which led them to finally opening a Lightbridge Academy several years later. Lightbridge serves children from six weeks of age through Kindergarten.

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