Our Balanced Learning® Approach

Why Balanced Learning Works

It's a fact: children learn better when they are engaged. That's why purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers are key components of Balanced Learning. See how this time-tested approach with a strong emphasis on life skills and character development can help your child develop and excel.

More Than a Curriculum

Early Learning Domains

  • Approaches to Learning
  • Language & Literacy
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Arts
  • Science & Engineering
  • Math

  • Overview
  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Early Preschool
  • Preschool
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten

90% of Primrose students perform at about twice the level of their peer group.

These results are from a third-party survey conducted by Unifocus from 2009-2011.

Developing Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®

At Primrose Schools®, we pay close attention to all facets of a child’s growth including social, emotional, physical, creative, cognitive and character development. Our proprietary programs in music, art, gardening, life skills and foreign language were developed especially for our curriculum. And when it comes to helping your child reach their full potential, we leave no stone unskipped, unpainted or unturned.

Thumbs Up!®

Your child will jump, stretch, skip, throw and kick up some fun. Together the children laugh and enjoy fitness games while helping to build healthy bodies, healthy habits and self-confidence.

Rhythm & Notes®

The Primrose Schools unique music program immerses your child in the language and joy of music at school and at home.

Mud Pies®

Natural curiosity and respect for our planet is awakened in monthly gardening and nature study. Your child plans the garden layout, plants the seeds, observes the plants growing and harvests the vegetables in the Primrose Patch.

Noggin' Joggin'®

Your child begins each day with simple “mind-stretching” exercises to activate prior knowledge and stimulate reasoning, memory and concentration.

Mucho Mundo®

Learning a second language supports children’s language development and helps them learn about other cultures. The Primrose Spanish program is integrated throughout the day and includes simple vocabulary, phrases, polite conversation and songs.

Primrose Promise Giving Events

We believe who children become is as important as what they know. We teach, model and practice ways to be compassionate and generous. We also schedule charitable giving events, so your child can experience the joy of giving without expectation.

Happy Hearts Character Development and Life Skills

When children practice compassion, resilience and gratitude, they are more likely to grow up as confident, happy adults. That’s why Happy Hearts Character Development and Life Skills are at the heart of Primrose Schools. Our exclusive Happy Hearts Character Development and Life Skills programs are embedded into our daily experiences with lessons that teach the importance of values like respect, friendship and honesty in class, at home and in the community.

Building My Character

Nurtures your child’s social-emotional skills, along with character traits that help children become confident individuals, build quality relationships and function successfully in society.

Using My Mind

Nurtures your child’s problem-solving and critical thinking skills that encourage curiosity, creativity, focus and attention.

Taking Care of Myself & My Environment

Nurtures practical and life skills through participation in small tasks focused on safety, personal well-being and healthy habits.

STEAM-Based Learning

We know that a child’s interests can lead to exploration, discovery and understanding of the world. That’s why our Balanced Learning approach integrates science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) throughout the day to make learning fun.

Example Theme

It's Alive! Studying Plants.

Children observe the predictable stages in a plant's lifecycle, exploring parts of plants and discussing how they make our lives better.

Primrose Friends

90% of a child’s brain develops in the first five years.

A child's experiences in the first five years shape health, growth, learning, character and happiness. At Primrose Schools, our teachers bring to life our time-tested Balanced Learning approach to empower your child when it really counts.

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