Thank you for your interest in 123 Grow Child Center, Inc. At 123 Grow, we strive to provide the very best in early childhood education to every child. Our curriculum is fun, age-appropriate, and offers both child-guided and teacher-directed activites. Our centers are clean, modern, and commuter-friendly with outdoor play yards that are fenced in and gated.
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Our Mission & Philosophy
To provide outstanding, innovative and enriching programs to children of all ages, in a safe, clean fun and rewarding environment.
This announcement was released to the press on October 30, 2018.
123 Grow Child Center Announces Gardner Opening
Sixth Location Latest in Small Business Success Story
123 Grow Child Center announces the grand opening of its sixth location on November 13 at 838 West Broadway in Gardner. The Center, which provides education and childcare for infants through eight-year old children, is a success story among the thousands of start-up businesses that fail within the first ten years — 66% according to Small Business Administration (SBA) statistics.
Hubbardston resident Sandy Welch opened her first preschool not far from her home in 2002. A teacher and mother, Ms. Welch wanted a quality preschool experience for her two young children. Not satisfied with the available options, she decided to “do it right” and open a school herself. Over the next seven years, Ms. Welch opened four additional centers in Barre, Leominster, Fitchburg, and Worcester.
“After overcoming many new construction challenges during the last two years,” states Ms. Welch, “I am proud to say I have realized my goal of creating another preschool to promote the best possible learning environment for young children!”
Ms. Welch’s administrative assistant, a retired small business development director, says Ms. Welch’s success is a testimony to her vision, high standards, and work ethic. “After working with hundreds of start-ups and small business owners,” says Marcia Hopper, “I am impressed that 123 Grow has not only survived, but thrived. Sandy’s positive attitude and tenacity is an example for entrepreneurs; and she is a role model for women and minorities, given her Hispanic heritage.”