The following article is a paid West Windsor & Plainsboro News Advertising Feature

A proud member of the Plainsboro community for three years, Lightbridge Academy is conveniently located at 10 Schalks Crossing Road. Director Jessica McKenna enthusiastically points out the myriad benefits that the Lightbridge approach to education provides.

“Being the ‘Solution for Working Parents’ is not just a marketing phrase for us. We firmly believe that everyone deserves the best for their children and we strive to provide that safe, dynamic environment where children can thrive.”

“Our proprietary Seedlings Early Childhood Education Curriculum encompasses solid academic learning with developmentally appropriate practices designed to cultivate the whole child. Children thrive and develop in different ways. Therefore, we cultivate a stimulating environment that expands their innate abilities through various learning areas,” says McKenna.

Each classroom is designed with learning centers to offer children the ability to engage in teacher-led activities, child-led interests and individual play. Lesson plans build on the skills each child acquires at various ages and stages of development. Each child is afforded the opportunity to gain information in the way he/she learns best. Teacher observations of the children’s abilities are used to aid in planning for child-led exploration and Lightbridge acknowledges the importance of play in a child’s growth. Curriculum enhancements such as Spanish Sprouts, Learning Without Tears for handwriting, and Signing Sprouts for sign language provide a well-rounded academic background that insures our students are well-prepared for Kindergarten.

“One exceptional aspect to our ongoing commitment to support busy moms and dads is our integrated platform that provides a way to form a stronger connection between home and school. Our ParentView® Internet Monitoring, a technology that enables parents to stay connected throughout the day. The Tadpoles eCommunication app that sends families pictures and videos with real time reports and milestone updates. These enhancements, in addition to many others, have continued to keep us at the forefront as innovators in educational child care,” McKenna states. “Because this platform allows up to four individuals per account, grandparents and extended family members can be part of the children’s’ lives. We received one joyous call from a grandmother living outside the country telling us about the thrill of seeing her granddaughter’s Halloween parade.”

Lightbridge offers before-care and after-care for students in K-6th grade. “Our hours are 7am to 6:30pm. We coordinate with the Plainsboro school bus system to provide safety and consistency. Parents are assured that children arriving at our door in the morning will be taken to school and returned to us seamlessly. For kindergarteners, we provide care for coordinated with either morning or afternoon sessions.

indergarteners are able to enhance the skills they acquire in the public schools with curriculum reinforcement in our extended-day Kindergarten sessions.”

For students enrolled by August 31st, Lightbridge is offering one free week after the child has attended for one month. Schedule a tour and discuss the options that abound for your child. Lightbridge Academy can be the catalyst your child needs and wants.

Lightbridge Academy. 10 Schalks Crossing Rd., Plainsboro. 609-269-8347. lightbridgeacademy.com.