**This post has been sponsored by Primrose Schools to bring you this experience. All opinions are 100% our own!**
The first time I heard the director of our son’s Primrose school say, “We believe who children become is as important as what they know”, I was hooked. He was my first born, and I was nervous to give him over to anyone at that point. I was nervous that his sweet and gentle spirit would be seen as a stumbling block to his learning instead of celebrated as who he was.
Primrose changed all that for me.
Primrose School at Klyde Warren Park, opening Spring 2020, is an accredited early education and care school serving infants through preschool (3’s), their families and our community.
Primrose helps to empower children to reach their full potential each day. The Primrose-executive approach, called Balanced Learning, balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence, and compassion. This is more than curriculum, which was so important to me as a mom. Daily classroom experiences, classroom equipment, materials, books and toys, training, assessment, and school-home connection resources are all intentionally aligned to engage children in developmentally-appropriate learning.
On the surface children simply have fun in purposeful play, but underneath is a comprehensive and integrated approach that provides an unparalleled early learning experience.
The Primrose Wonder Program for Infants, Toddlers, and Early Preschoolers (infant to age 3)
This stage taps into your young child’s natural process of learning through observation, exploration, and nurturing interactions with adults and peers. Examples of infant curriculum includes:
- Family members (Mommy, Daddy, sibling)
- Peek-a-boo play
- Paper Texture Exploration
- Sensory Play Bubbles
- Wave, Wave, Kick, Kick
There are equal parts teaching on emotions and expressing them (love, care, happy, sad), physical development (walking, running, movements of limbs), music and culture (songs, instruments, dancing), and learning (older ages start to learn colors, letters, numbers, sight words). My momma heart loves the balance between making them “smart” and making them kind.
The Primrose Venture Program for Preschool (age 3)
In these classrooms, they have pulled the best principals from well-known methods and theories, such as those of Montessori, Piaget and Vygotsky, and blended those with wisdom from today’s leading experts in early education. They do an excellent job of balancing play with guidance and instruction from teachers, which maximizes each child’s opportunity to learn, make choices and become independent, regardless of their learning style.
Examples of this curriculum includes:
- Introduction of Spanish culture and language (my 4-year-old knows all of his numbers in Spanish and basic Spanish vocabulary)
- Distinction of seasons and characteristics of each season
- Writing words
- Physical development (dribbling, balancing, skipping)
- Focus on healthy bodies, eating, and clean habits
- Learning temperatures and reading a thermometer
Primrose schools are well-maintained by Franchise Owners and have separate age-specific playgrounds. Their teachers are all CPR/First Aid certified, and undergo rigorous training before they begin teaching, and many of their teachers have Bachelor’s degrees. Their students also enjoy healthy, freshly-prepared breakfast, lunch, and two snacks daily, prepared by their in-house chef. (So no more packing lunches!!)
If you are nervous about launching your child into the world, I get it. I urge you to give Primrose at Kylde Warren a call. I know that my child is going to the world equal parts smart and kind, and because of the Primrose difference.