Franchise Opportunities

If you are a passionate educator with an entrepreneurial spirit, A Place to Grow’s franchise offers you the opportunity to grow a sustainable, child-focused center within your community.

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    A Proven Model

    A Place to Grow franchise builds on sixty years of successful child-based educational franchise replication and offers a proven business model developed over 15 years in a highly competitive industry. This time-tested concept, paired with a comprehensive support plan for execution, ensures every franchisee is put on the path to success.

    Our education model is unique because of our “whole child” focus that connects nature with learning both indoors and out. This progressive, experiential curriculum serves as a powerful recruitment tool for both staff and students.

    If you share our eco-friendly vision and believe in the power of nature-based experiential education, A Place to Grow franchise offers you the unique opportunity to build a successful and meaningful business that will have a lasting positive impact within your community.

    Who is the right fit?

    An educator has a heart for children and an enthusiasm for education. An entrepreneur has an adventurous spirit and a resourceful mindset. A franchise owner of a childcare facility? Well, that takes a special individual who has all of these characteristics plus a few more. If you enjoy nature, learning through curious play, are passionate about our environment, connected in your community, and believe in integrity, then A Place to Grow is a great fit for you!


    Why Choose A Place To Grow



    The typical territory will include a defined area with a population of 125,000 - 250,000 or an area within a 10-mile radius (whichever is smaller). Given our demographic research, we believe that this is more than large enough to ensure a successful business model with ample room for growth.

    Support and Training

    We believe that providing progressive training and prompt support is vital to the success of your school. Your training will focus on a three-phase implementation for both sales and marketing, and curriculum and program delivery methods.


    Start-Up Training

    The franchisee, a director or assistant director, and one lead teacher will receive one to two weeks of initial training at our flagship location in New Hampshire. Start up training covers all administrative, operational, sales and marketing skills needed to start A Place to Grow franchise. In some cases, another location may be designated due to convenience or availability.


    Training at Your Location

    We will provide an experienced trainer to provide on-site training for one week to assist in the commencement of business. During that time, they will be onsite to support and review an opening checklist of operations.


    Ongoing Training & Support

    If you are successful, we are successful.

    A Place to Grow will guide and support you in all aspects of your business including operations, client relations, purchasing, the development of your marketing strategy and the design of your branded advertising materials. We will also continue to research successful methods and techniques for franchise operations to enhance each franchise’s methods of education and profitability potential. To support success across A Place to Grow’s network, each franchise owner is required to attend a maximum two-day “refresher” training each year.