• Small Business Spotlight
  • Tiger Lily Montessori
  • East Providence, RI
  • "We have wanted to expand for years, but never found the right time to do so. SEED was able to answer all of my questions and help me with all the paperwork needed to be approved for the loan. They were nothing but helpful and so kind throughout the process, and Tamarah made me feel reassured through it all. I can't thank SEED enough!"
  • Emily Braunhardt, Director

Tiger Lily Montessori

East Providence, RI 
Loan Amount: $214,000 
Total Project Amount: $535,000   
Commercial Real Estate Acquisition
Job Creation: 2.5
Lender: Tamarah Bacon


Tiger Lily Montessori School is a non-profit child care center that has been providing services to RI and MA-based families since 2017. The daycare supports children up to age six in a safe and educational environment that promotes physical, social, and emotional learning. Class sizes are kept intentionally small and diverse to ensure all teachers have enough time and resources to devote to each child to better foster their development.

Through this financing project, Tiger Lily was able to move its operations to a larger space that is better-suited to the center's needs. This change will not only allow the business to accept more children from Tiger Lily's continuously growing waitlist, but will also allow for the addition of one full-time and three part-time teaching positions.

For more information, please visit their website.


South Eastern Ecomonic Development Corporation home page

80 Dean Street,
Taunton, MA 02780


Business Hours:
Mon-Thu 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-4pm

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