By REDC Design Advisor Laura Harper Lake
A Place to Grow is a nature-based early learning center in Brentwood, New Hampshire. REDC began working with A Place to Grow and its owner, Jennifer Legere, in 2013, with in-depth business advising. REDC provided financing to assist the growth of her business in 2015, and we have continued to support the business with technical assistance.
Jennifer has amazed us with her continuous drive and innovation in her approach to her early learning center. The strong focus on nature-based education is a cornerstone of the business, integrated through the education program, an eco-friendly environment, and sustainable business practices. We have continued to assist with business advising and technical assistance throughout the last nine years and have heard first-hand from the families whose children attend A Place to Grow how vital their programs are for the development of their children.
Because of the incredible need for more early learning centers in New Hampshire and nationwide, Jennifer has worked hard to franchise A Place to Grow, providing our community with more childcare opportunities and more jobs.
Besides traditional business advising and financing, REDC also has worked closely with A Place to Grow to develop marketing videos. We assisted in developing scripts for various audiences, filming at the business, and then editing the footage. We even had the opportunity to film parent testimonials and witnessed how the parents felt supported by the A Place to Grow staff, knowing the staff truly cares for the little ones they educate.
Here are just a few of the videos REDC helped develop for A Place to Grow:
“REDC has been an instrumental resource for my business development for many years. As my business has grown, they have been able to offer me the depth of services I have needed from business consultation to marketing video development. They have truly been here for me every step of the way!” - Jennifer Legere
It has also been a pleasure working with A Place to Grow. Multiple times Jennifer has answered REDC’s call for assistance through video interviews regarding advocacy efforts like affordable housing for employees and sharing her experiences with REDC so we may better assist more small New Hampshire businesses. She has even spoken at an event REDC hosted for lenders, to present the challenges a small business like hers has faced. We have always appreciated the readiness Jennifer shows in making New Hampshire a better place to work and live and are glad to have her as a client and a collaborator.