Little Sprouts Named One of America's Fastest Growing Companies

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Little Sprouts, an early education organization, receives recognition on the Inc. 5000- a ranking of the nation's fastest growing companies.

For the second year in a row, Little Sprouts has been ranked on the Inc. 5000. Coming in strong at #3652, Little Sprouts makes a difference through their individualized approach to early education.

Our rapid growth is a manifestation of our team’s relentless emphasis on providing the best in early education. Our mission is not growth for growth’s sake; rather, we strive for growth in order to improve the lives of children.

Inc. Magazine recently released its list of the nation’s fastest growing companies. For the second year in a row Little Sprouts, a local early education organization, has joined corporate giants such as Microsoft, Pandora and Timberland on Inc.’s noteworthy 500|5000 list. The list serves to honor privately held companies that have demonstrated significant growth over the past three years.

Little Sprouts, known for achieving outstanding early literacy results, and providing more than just daycare, tops the Inc. 500|5000 list as the #1 fastest growing early education school. The program has proven itself to be much more that your typical daycare center. Over the past 3 years Little Sprouts has opened 9 schools and added over 160 jobs throughout the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Little Sprouts has also been recognized as the as one of the top 100 education companies, ranking as #56 on the listing.

“We have the best team in early education,” professed Mark Anderegg, Little Sprouts CEO. Mark attributes much of the organization’s success to dedicated employees, set on driving growth. “When you have a group of talented, dedicated professionals, there is no limit to what can be achieved.”

Little Sprouts boasts an impressive 83% growth rate during the past three years. Mark continues, “Our rapid growth is a manifestation of our team’s relentless emphasis on providing the best in early education. Our mission is not growth for growth’s sake; rather, we strive for growth in order to improve the lives of children.” Revenue has increased for Little Sprouts from $9.8M in 2009 to $17.9M in 2012.

Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg believes that companies like Little Sprouts are the foundation to a healthy, growing economy. "Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.” Schurenberg continues “Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is.”

For more information about Little Sprouts, and to find a location near you, visit http://www.littlesprouts.com. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Little Sprouts: Little Sprouts has been a leader in providing award-winning early education and care since 1982. Over 64% of Little Sprouts students score as advanced for early literacy development, with 25% of students being gifted. Little Sprouts is home to 17 schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, supporting families that reflect 56 cultures, speaking 23 languages, from all different walks of social, economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds. To learn more about Little Sprouts and how they expand the power and potential of early education and child care, visit www(dot)littlesprouts(dot)com.

About the Inc. 500|5000: The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 is $2 million.

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