2011 Small Business of the Year Awards Little Sprouts

BALTIMORE, M.D. - July 26, 2011- Parchman Vaughan client, Little Sprouts, was named Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 2011 Small Business of the Year.  Parchman Vaughan represented Little Sprouts and its visionary leader Susan Leger-Ferraro in its sale process in 2007 which resulted in Little Sprouts being acquired by American Education Group.

Paul Guzzi, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce said "In recognition of the significant impact that small business has on our region's economy, this year the Chamber will honor Greater Boston's 'Top 10' small businesses, led by Little Sprouts, an innovative leader in early childhood education."

The 2011 Small Business of the Year, Little Sprouts, is dedicated to improving early childhood literary rates and closing the education achievement gap, to help ensure a better future for children in Massachusetts.  Founded 28 years ago in the Merrimack Valley, Little Sprouts now serves over 1,500 children in 13 locations across the state-with plans to open a 14 location in Brighton later this year.  The organization supports families across 56 cultures, 23 languages, and a wide range of social, economic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, and has established itself as an active leader in early education by working on policy issues and curriculum development at the federal and state levels.  Little Sprouts has received the "Preschool Centers of Educational Excellence" award from the US Department of Education for the past seven years, and was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a 2011 Pacesetter-one of the region's fastest-growing privately help companies.

Todd Parchman, Partner, offered the firm's congratulations by saying "Little Sprouts has been a visionary leader in early childhood education.  Susan Leger-Ferraro and her team are truly deserving of this recognition."

For more information visit www.littlesprouts.com