Primrose Schools Wins Bronze Stevie® Award in 2022 Stevie Awards for Great Employers

ATLANTA (August 17, 2022) – Primrose Schools was named the winner of the Bronze Stevie® Award for Employer of the Year in the Consumer Services category for Large companies in the seventh annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers.

Celebrating 40 years in 2022, Primrose Schools is being honored as Employer of the Year for fostering an environment that makes employees feel valued and supported. As part of its caring, creative and innovative culture over the past two years, Primrose has increased talent mobility in its National Support Center by promoting from within, maintained a low employee turnover rate and continues to experience rapid business growth.

2022 Stevie Award Winner Primrose Schools

“At Primrose, we value the quality of our employees’ personal and professional lives,” said Jo Kirchner, CEO of Primrose Schools. “I am proud of our people-first culture that empowers our employees to grow while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.”

The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.

“We maintain a commitment to recruit and retain people who share the brand’s values and who have a passion for children and working in a purpose-driven culture,” said Sarah Funk, Chief Talent and Performance Officer of Primrose Schools. “This recognition fuels us to continue to be innovative in our efforts to strengthen our support for our team members.”

More than 100 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners. Winners in the Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings of the professional judges and more than 80,000 public votes.

More than 950 nominations from organizations of all sizes in 26 nations were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of HR-related categories, including Achievement in Workplace Safety & Compliance, Employer of the Year, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year, Human Resources Team of the Year, Employee Relations Solution Provider of the Year among others.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the list of 2022 Stevie winners are available at If you would like to learn more about joining the Primrose National Support Center, please visit

About Primrose Schools®

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 475 Primrose schools in 33 states and Washington D.C. today. Each school is independently owned and operated by Franchise Owners who partner 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, 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.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at