RDG Design and Planning, specializes in designing buildings for children’s optimal development. The child-friendly architecture uses natural light, lush outdoor learning environments, and warm materials and colors to enrich learning opportunities. 75% of construction costs have been raised and the group anticipates filling the gap with New Market Tax Credits. Construction will begin once those credits have been secured, with the school opening to children and families about 1 year after construction begins. To be notified about new announcements and updates regarding The Franklin School, sign up at www.thefranklinschool.org.