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Meet Ms. Sandy and Mr. Shi Deng – proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Carrollwood. Longtime residents of the Orlando area, the Dengs began their entrepreneurial journey in 2013 and relocated to Tampa to open their first Primrose school. They are thrilled to bring the Primrose experience, offering premier early education and care, to families in the Carrollwood community.
Ms. Sandy is the On-Site Franchise Operator and leads the school side-by-side with Ms. Glover (School Director), with support from Ms. Wiggs (Director of Operations) and Ms. Uliana (Director of Education) and their teams.
The Dengs first discovered Primrose Schools in 2009 when searching for child care options for their son, Kobe. Sandy and Shi both worked full time and wanted to ensure Kobe was in a safe, nurturing environment that also fostered his learning. After a few months of Kobe attending a Primrose school, Sandy and Shi were not the only ones who noticed his development; family and friends were also impressed with the improvement of his social, emotional, and cognitive skills.
It would be Kobe’s development while attending a Primrose school and the Deng’s passion for providing high-quality education to other young children that motivated them to open their own Primrose school.
Ms. Sandy and Mr. Shi, originally from Suriname and China, respectively, have always had a passion for education. In fact, both Ms. Sandy and Mr. Shi moved to the United States in pursuit of quality education when they were teenagers. For Sandy, her move meant access to high-quality education that was not readily available in her home country, while Shi’s move to the U.S. allowed him the opportunity to further his education. They would both later go on to earn bachelor’s degrees from Florida Atlantic University and master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida.
Ms. Sandy earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering and Masters of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering Management, while Mr. Shi earned a dual Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Management Information Systems and Master of Science Degree in Business Administration.
The Dengs believe future success stems from an early commitment and dedication to education. They look forward to instilling these values in the children at their school and partnering with parents to provide their children with a safe, caring environment where they can thrive and grow Active Minds, Healthy Bodies, and Happy Hearts®.
“As Primrose parents, we understand the tremendous effect a safe, nurturing, and academically-centered early childhood curriculum can have on a child,” said Sandy. “We feel strongly that the foundation built early in life prepares children for future academic and personal success, and we are ecstatic to bring the Primrose experience to families in the Carrollwood community.”
Primrose School of Carrollwood offers the Primrose exclusive, research-based Balanced Learning® curriculum, which blends teacher-guided and child-initiated activities with a focus on character development for a well-rounded learning experience.
Our Balanced Learning approach to child care makes us different than an ordinary Tampa daycare. Right down the road from I-275, we are conveniently located on W Bearss Avenue.
Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, After school, Summer adventure club
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