April Lukasik of Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers is SBA’s 2018 Small Business Person of the Year

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Release Number: 
Moraima Gutierrez (860) 240-4654

HARTFORD, CT - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced its annual award winners for 2018. April Lukasik, of Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers with 4 CT locations has been selected to receive the prestigious Small Business Person of the Year award for Connecticut.

"I am pleased to announce that April Lukasik has been named the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2018. Ms. Lukasik has done an outstanding job growing her company through hard work, determination and meeting the needs of working families," said Anne Hunt, SBA’s District Director for Connecticut. "I am delighted that the Small Business Administration has been able to help the company grow by using our SBA lending products,” she added.

Since 1997, Bright and Early Children’s Learning Centers has been providing children with the exact support needed to achieve exceptional educational child care. Each child is met with personal attention, individualized instruction and every resource imaginable in order to help them reach their full academic potential. April, Founder and Executive Director began Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers in response to families in their community who were struggling to find ‘best fit’ daycare. She successfully brought to market high quality child care and early education to four locations in Connecticut – Middletown, North Branford, Old Saybrook, and West Hartford with over 65 jobs created overall.

Over the years, April has created, developed, and implemented a business model that easily competes with the national brands of child care. Currently, Bright & Early is proud to have cared for and educated thousands of children and to have sent them on a path for success. The company philosophy captures the spirit of exceptional child care: “Awakening young minds when it matters most.” With approximately 20 years of experience in the business, an excellent reputation, and detailed systems achieving the highest of standards, is why April is SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year! 

April Lukasik will be honored at an SBA Small Business Awards Ceremony on May 3rd, 2018 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, CT. For more information and to RSVP call 860-240-4654.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953, and assists our nation’s small businesses in creating jobs, preserving free competitive enterprise, and strengthening the overall economy of our nation.