Lighthouse Family Services is committed to providing quality early education experiences to the youngest members of our community and to serve a critical role in providing support to families in encouraging healthy growth and development as well as serve as a resource to families.


Success: To succeed in their full potential, our children and families must recognize themselves as individuals and reliable members of a larger community, aware and stimulated to make a mark in the world that they will be remembered by in positive changes they can offer with what we have taught them!

Compassion: We provide deep empathy and a safe, caring environment that enriches and supports each life we touch.

Opportunity: We believe in providing education and information that is designed to promote healthy cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development, and encourage and inspire a love of learning and discovering while creating learners who are critical thinkers and problem solvers, encouraging children and families to reach their full potential for lifelong success.

Respect: We believe that a culture of inclusiveness is rooted in respect and understanding.

Equity: We believe that all children and families can learn and be successful, regardless of race, color, or family income and should have equitable access to quality programming that lays the foundation for a stronger tomorrow.

Lighthouse Family Services is uniquely positioned to address the strengths as well as the needs of children and families that may create barriers to learning and development by connections to services that promote holistic development. Research has highlighted that integrated systems of support can improve child and family achievement.


At the heart of our organization lies a commitment to nurturing learners who are secure in themselves, empathetic, and purpose-driven. Our goal is to empower them to navigate the world with confidence, guided by a resilient mindset that embraces risk-taking and overcomes adversity. We believe that every learner can fulfill their potential through self-discovery while recognizing their role within a larger, supportive community, and leaving a lasting, positive impact through the changes they bring.

We are dedicated to fostering the “executive function” of children’s brains, promoting skills such as focus, communication, critical thinking, and self-directed learning. By helping learners build these foundational skills, we prepare them to thrive individually and collaboratively, laying the groundwork for meaningful contributions to society.

Our core belief is that every child, regardless of race, color, or family income, deserves equitable access to quality education. We strive to create an inclusive environment where students observe, value, and embody compassion, empathy, and understanding, learning from role models who embody these values.

Moreover, we emphasize a collaborative educational journey that requires strong leadership and a shared vision. We work closely with families and stakeholders, ensuring that children are supported by a network that fosters a sense of belonging and community. Equity is at the forefront of our mission; we aim to level the playing field, correcting imbalances and ensuring that each child has the opportunity to succeed.


Dr. Chanda Huston
Exec Director (NED)

Chanda Huston is an Early Childhood Development Specialist with extensive experiences in working with directly with children and families. With over 20 years of Early Childhood Education Leadership experience, Dr Huston has successfully developed and supported early childhood programs across NYC. A Brooklyn native, Dr Huston is proud to serve as a founding member of The Lighthouse Family Services team. Dr. Huston’s role is to serve as both a source of ongoing advice & support. Chanda has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Child & Family Development/Early Education from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership.