Kristin and Jovan Wilborn, along with their children, Asher, Dylan, and Zachary are our Family of the Month for February. Kristin writes, “We came to Primrose Barker Cypress when our twins were about two months old. It is nearly impossible to say how much the staff and teachers have impacted our lives. Raising three kids away from any family and friends does present a few challenges, but Primrose Barker Cypress has given us the comfort we need, creating an environment that allows us to truly know the staff and teachers.
Indeed, it was the feeling of family that led us to choose Primrose. When we left our old center and came to Primrose, our oldest (who was 2 at the time) started asking to go to school again and our twins were demonstrably happier. One of my favorite memories is when our boy twin, Asher, took his first steps. We previously told their teachers that we wanted to know about any milestones, particularly for him since he was a little behind his twin sister. That day, we received a video of the teachers encouraging him, of him taking his steps, and then a ROAR of applause and cheering. Little did I know that this was such a huge deal to the whole school that they had called in the staff and some of his previous teachers to see the big event. While I knew before that we felt welcomed into the Primrose family, that event solidified that my children were loved in a way that few places could provide.
I would be neglectful if I didn't also mention the lengths to which the staff go to make evidence-based choices for the kids' safety and learning. Using research informed decisions and established best practices means there is one less thing for us to research. We have appreciated how quickly all of our kids have learned their colors, numbers, letters, etc., but also the flexibility with a child- and play-based approach to learning, to allow young children to actually enjoy learning. Furthermore, the additional precautions that have been implemented during COVID to ensure that we can keep the students and staff as safe as possible are very much appreciated.
Having experienced two other daycare centers, we know what a gem we have here, both in the staff and teachers, and feel extremely lucky to have found Primrose Barker Cypress!”