This Uptown Hoboken daycare is celebrating its 1st anniversary


Children are more likely to thrive in a school environment where they feel comfortable trying new things and are encouraged by loving staff. Hoboken Lightbridge Academy – Willow Avenue, located at 1414 Willow Avenue, is celebrating its first anniversary after opening its doors to Hoboken families with the goal of creating the city’s go-to daycare. Providing a safe space for children to explore as they learn and grow, Lightbridge Academy has become a staple in posh Hoboken. Keep reading to learn more about the school and the experience it creates for young students.

Convenience + comfort for the whole family

Owned by husband and wife team Jean Pierre and Ann Alvarado, Lightbridge Academy of Hoboken – Willow Avenue is designed to be convenient for parents and welcoming for children. With one of the earliest departure times in Hoboken, the 6:30 am opening of Lightbridge Academy makes it easy for working parents to drop off their kids and meet the demands of a busy schedule. Lightbridge Academy is also conveniently located across from a bus stop to New York.

“We know the challenges you face and recognize that in addition to the fact that your child needs a high quality education and nurturing care, you also have needs,” said the center’s deputy director, Carmen FromMichele. hoboken girl. “For this reason, we have developed state-of-the-art programs, including ParentView® Internet Monitoring and an electronic communication application offering a real-time and continuous connection throughout the day. »

With the Lightbridge Academy standard of excellence in health and safety, parents enjoy extended hours, back-up care options and, most importantly, peace of mind. With regard to families’ childcare needs, Lightbridge Academy has thought of everything from nutritious snacks + meal plans, to after-school activities, to occasional babysitting for parents to enjoy a night out.

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A program for every child: from infant to preschool

​​Lightbridge Academy offers full-time and part-time childcare options for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Classes are divided into age groups: Infant program, the Tiny program, the Preschool program, and the Pre-K program. Registration is currently open in all four programs.

Infant program

The infant program creates a solid foundation for the future growth and development of each toddler. By creating strong bonds, learning through play and stimulating their five senses, even the youngest students are encouraged to explore the world around them in a safe and stimulating environment. Key caregivers introduce a thematic curriculum which is enriched with enrichment programs such as Singing Sprouts and Spanish Sprouts.

Toddler program

the toddler The program builds independence through the exploration of math, science, problem solving, vocabulary, and the arts. Teachers monitor a child’s social and emotional cues to advance development and communication. The learning zones are filled with fun, age-appropriate puzzles, games and toys.

Preschool program

The owner Early Childhood Education Program used for the preschool curriculum uses themed lessons to reinforce their emerging skills in reading, writing, science, technology, and math. Pre-K readiness is encouraged using a multi-sensory approach to learning. Teachers encourage discovery through guided instruction and child-directed exploration focusing on effective communication, the ability to follow instructions, and how to work cooperatively with peers.

Pre-K at Lightbridge

Kindergarten readiness is fostered through a multi-sensory approach to learning and discovery. Enrichment programs such as Spanish Sprouts, Signing Sprouts, Singing Sprouts, Yoga + Mindfulness and Handwriting Without Tears® develop the key building blocks that support Lightbridge Academy’s multi-sensory approach.

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Students learn through a variety of methods thanks to the proprietary Early Childhood Education Program and experience early learning in ways that are most developmentally appropriate for their age. Great minds in early childhood education like Maria Montessori, Howard Gardner and Loris Malaguzzi have all influenced the key learnings used in the Seedlings program.

The goal of Lightbridge educators is to engage children with a “learning is fun” philosophy through play + positive reinforcement and building on skills acquired at various stages of development. Classrooms are designed with learning centers to provide opportunities for children to participate in teacher-led activities, interests directed by childrenand individual play.

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Lightbridge Academy is located at 1414 Willow Avenue in Hoboken and is currently open for registration. You can call 201-963-6700 to schedule a visit or contact with questions.


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