ATLANTA (April 1, 2019) Primrose Schools, a high-quality early education and care leader, has awarded 12 locations with donations to local charities for demonstrating its values of serving with passion, living with integrity, treating others with respect, and giving without expectation. The recognition is part of the organization’s Wow Moments Awards program, which celebrates actions that bring to life Primrose values and the character traits developed daily in Primrose classrooms.
“Special moments of kindness, respect and going above and beyond for others happen every day in Primrose schools across the country,” said Annette C. Heng, chief school excellence officer for Primrose Schools. “It is with intention that Franchise Owners, teachers and staff model positive values and exceptional character for children daily. The Wow Moments Awards program is one way we celebrate their outstanding efforts that ultimately prepare children for success in learning and life.”
Of the nearly 400 Primrose schools across the country, the following 12 schools were recognized for the special moments they created in 2018:
- Primrose School of Peachtree Corners hosted a daddy-daughter dance class to encourage healthy habits in young children and create fun memories for families. The school will donate its $1,000 winnings to Bert’s Big Adventure. DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TEXAS
- Primrose School of Bent Trail celebrated its pre-kindergarten and kindergarten graduates in a big way, lining the school driveway with individual signs for each graduate, surprising students with confetti canons during the ceremony, and livestreaming the event for family members who were unable to attend in person. The school was voted the grand-prize winner of this year’s Wow Moments Awards and will receive $3,000, which will benefit the Dallas Elite Track Club.
- Primrose School of West Allen turned a classroom into a science lab by setting up an interactive science table and inviting students up to explore different substances, like syrup, using their senses. The school will donate its $1,000 winnings to The Samaritan Inn. DENVER, COLORADO
- Primrose School at Highlands Ranch Business Park students delivered handwritten notes and gifts to their local sheriff’s department to show support as the community mourned a fallen officer. The school will donate its $1,000 winnings to the Douglas County Fallen Officers Fund. HOUSTON, TEXAS
- Seven Primrose schools in the greater Houston area collected more than 3,000 books to help rebuild the library of a local elementary school, which was destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The schools will donate their $1,000 winnings to Upbring, a nonprofit that provides supportive services to children and families who have experienced abuse. Participating schools included: Primrose School of Cinco Ranch, Primrose School of Eldridge Parkway, Primrose School of Kelliwood, Primrose School of North Mason Creek, Primrose School of West Cinco Ranch, Primrose School of The Westchase District and Primrose School of Woodcreek Reserve. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
- Primrose School of Midlothian Village students hosted a superhero-themed luncheon to thank first responders for the work they do in their community. The school will donate its $1,000 winnings to the Camp Bruce McCoy-Brain Injury Association of Virginia. Many of these moments were inspired by the Primrose-exclusive Balanced Learning® approach. Designed by subject-matter experts, the approach nurtures every aspect of children’s development – from instilling foundational science skills to practicing generosity. “The winning moments illustrate what the Primrose experience is all about,” added Heng. “Through our passionate people, Balanced Learning approach and commitment to excellence, we deliver an unparalleled early learning experience to children, families and communities across America.”
Read more about the winning moments on the Primrose Pointers for Parents blog. To find a Primrose school near you, visit PrimroseSchools.com/Find-a-School.
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Primrose Schools is the leader in providing premier early education and care to children and families in the United States. Founded in 1982, there are nearly 400 Primrose schools in 29 states today. Each school is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners who work together with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life. Primrose believes who children become is as important as what they know. The Primrose-exclusive Balanced Learning® approach is created from the best early education wisdom and balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. For more information, visit www.PrimroseSchools.com, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, explore our blog, sign up for our Pointers for Parents emails and find a Primrose school near you.