Our teachers and caregivers are trained, ready and excited to help spark lightbulb moments for your child. We invite you to visit and see our Balanced Learning approach in action
Hello, we are Erin and Rob Pennington, the proud owners of the Primrose School of Chapel Hill East. As parents, we understand how difficult it can be to find both a safe and educational environment that would provide the exceptional level of care we expect for our most precious gifts. We are beyond excited to be a part of the Primrose family and to share this amazing school with the Chapel Hill/Durham communities.
We first discovered Primrose, in 2014 when we were looking for a high-quality preschool for our two boys, Ethan and Brody. We fell in love with the curriculum, the focus on character development and the partnerships formed with parents. Our boys absolutely loved going to Primrose every day, playing with their classmates, making beautiful works of art, singing songs and learning new things. The entire staff at Primrose did such an exceptional job in helping our children grow, learn and strengthen their social skills. We could not have been happier with our decision to enroll them at Primrose. It wasn’t long after seeing the positive impact that Primrose had on our boys; socially, emotionally and intellectually that we decided to open our very own Primrose school.
Prior to making the decision to become Primrose franchise owners, Rob, a Marine Corps veteran, and Erin both worked in the corporate world in a variety of Information Technology leadership and process-oriented positions. While we were living in Texas, we had always talked about our desire to move back east to North Carolina. When an opportunity to open a Primrose in Chapel Hill/Durham was presented to us we jumped at the chance and relocated to Chapel Hill, NC. We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of such a beautiful community.
"Who children become is as important as what they know" is a belief that is at the core of the Primrose Balanced Learning approach, and one that we both feel very passionately about. We are proud to offer the Primrose Experience, and can’t wait to welcome you to our Primrose family. ~ The Pennington's
We aren't just a daycare in Durham, we are a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. We are conveniently located just minutes from Eastgate Crossing Shopping Center on Pope Road.
Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, After school, Summer adventure club
Ephesus Elementary School and Creekside Elementary School
10% discount for all UNC University Employees
To better meet the individual needs of every child, we’re proud to implement Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®-3 and ASQ®:SE-2) in Primrose schools across the country.
Our new exclusive Harmony & Heart® program integrates our proprietary music and books in a variety of thoughtful ways each day. Through learning about music, while simultaneously being exposed to concepts in math, language, and character development, your child will grow as a musician, a student, and a person.
At Primrose Schools® Summer Adventure Club, learning meets fun through hands-on activities—like sports, robotics, and more—that encourage creativity, compassion and resourcefulness.
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
There’s no question that parents want their preschoolers to grasp the basics of colors, numbers and letters to foster a lifetime of learning.
It might seem odd to think about your preschooler exploring data analysis and algebra.
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.