Durham, NC 27707 (919) 491-5686 Hours M-F 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Ms. Aundria is our Director who is from Durham, NC where she lives with her large family. She is married; the Mother of 4, the bonus Mother of 5, and GlamMa of 1. In addition, Ms. Aundria has two fur children/dogs, Neko and Marlie. Ms. Aundria obtained a Bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University and a Master's from Clark Atlanta University. She loves helping children learn and grow at an early age; to her, they are like little flowers that blossom as knowledge is poured into them.
Ms. Lilli is our Engagement Coordinator who is from Graham, NC where she lives with her fiancé and daughter. She also has two dogs (Cooper and Willow) at home. She has five years of experience working with children. She went to Appalachian State University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in Diversity Studies. Ms. Lilli likes to ride horses and rode competitively while in college. She also loves to cook, hike and spend time with her family. Ms. Lilli has wanted to be a teacher since she was young and finds joy working with small children each day.
Ms. Litia is our Curriculum Coach who is originally from Worcester, Massachusetts. She has N.C. Childcare Credentials and twenty-three years of experience with all ages. Although she is an only child herself, she has three wonderful children of her own and three pets: her dog, Mr. T, and two guinea pigs, Peanut Butter and Jellybean. She thinks that being an only child has contributed to her love of children. She loves to be one of the first people to help children understand that education can be fun!
Ms. Taylor is from Whiteville NC and has been working with children for 7 years. She has a 4-year-old daughter who is also part of our Primrose family. Ms. Taylor has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also attended Southeastern Community College where she obtained her associates degree in early childhood.. In her free time Ms. Taylor loves to read all different kinds of books. Ms. Taylor enjoys working with children and seeing their “Light Bulb” Moments.
Ms. Brooklinn is from Albemarle NC and has been working with children for 5 years now and has volunteered for 2 years prior to that. She is currently working towards her degree at Stanly Community College. Ms. Brooklinn has a big family that includes two brothers, a sister, her mom, dad, and stepdad. Ms. Brooklinn lives with her boyfriend and their 2 dogs named Gus and Kota. In her free time, she loves to be creative and sing karaoke with friends and family. Ms. Brooklinn loves to work with children because seeing them learn new things and discover themselves and their personalities is so exciting.
Ms. Alexus is currently working as our Infant Two Teacher. She is from Durham, NC and has 6 years of childcare experience which includes nannying as well as working at a Primrose childcare center! She has the Edu 119 certificate, and her North Carolina Child Care Credentials are from Central Carolina Community College. Alexus has a younger sister and 2 dogs in her family. Ms. Alexus is very outgoing and loves to do hair and color in her free time. She enjoys working with children because they are always learning new things and they keep her on her toes.
Ms. Aaliyah is from Durham NC and has been working with children for 4 years now. Her 4 years have all been at childcare centers before she made it to primrose. Ms. Aaliyah attended Bennett College for social work. She has 2 siblings who are both younger than her and a 3-year-old dog named Mr. T. One fun thing about Ms. Aaliyah is that she can do hair and make-up. She wants to work with children because she loves watching them grow into amazing individuals.
Ms. Shanta is from Mebane NC and has been working with children for over 25 years. She graduated from Alamance Community College with a bachelor’s in early childhood education. Ms. Shanta is a pet lover and has 3 dogs named: Cookie, Peeper, and Cornbread. She also has a cat named Tom. Ms. Shanta enjoys going to Museums and watching Horror movies in her free time. The reason she works with children is because she loves to see how she can help them learn and grow through everyday learning experiences.
Ms. Sierra is from Long Island NY where she grew up with her 4 sisters and 3 brothers. She has been a regular babysitter growing up and has been with Primrose for almost a year now. She enjoys cooking and cleaning in her free time and loves spending time with her pets, 2 dogs and 3 cats. Ms. Sierra has always wanted to work with children and is excited to be a part of their growing adventures.
Ms. Ke’Shauna is from Pittsboro NC and has 6 years of experience working in childcare centers. She is currently working on her Early Childhood Education degree at Central Carolina Community College. She grew up as an only child and has a wonderful relationship with her grandma and her dad. Ms. Ke’Shauna loves holiday movies, and anything holiday related. She loves working with children because she enjoys watching their unique personalities grow and change.
I’m Ms. Shaniya. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY but moved to Rocky Mount, NC to attend high school. I began working with children during my senior year of high school. During college, I was able to a do a field placement that helped me gain even more experience working with childcare. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science from NCCU. I was raised in a family with seven other children, and have a husky named Lucky. She chose to pursue a career in childcare because she felt like she did not have the best teachers growing up and she would like to be a supportive teacher for someone else
Ms. Susanna is from Durham NC and has been working in childcare for 2 years now, all of which was at this Primrose. She attended Durham Tech where she got her EDU 119, and she is also a Spanish interpreter. She has 2 kids a one-year-old son and a six-year-old daughter. She enjoys working with children because watching their personalities shine through is incredibly fun for her. One fun thing about Ms. Susana is that she is mixed with Salvadorean and Mexican, so she loves to cook! She thinks that children are wonderful and funny, and she is looking forward to helping our Primrose Family continue to learn and grow!
Ms. Ashlee is from chapel hill NC where she currently lives with her husband and two children. Ms. Ashlee attended Wake Technical Community College where she obtained her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, a bachelor’s in behavioral and social science, and is currently pursuing her master’s in social work/licensed clinical therapy. She has worked with children, for 10 plus years, of all ages but mostly with Pre-k and school aged children. Ms. Ashlee is a business owner and she really likes working with children because she enjoys experiencing new things with the children and helping them learn and grow.
Ms. Sh’Quaia is from Warrenton, NC where she lived with her small family consisting of her mom, dad, brother, and dog (Lucky). She now lives in Chapel Hill NC. She has been working in childcare for 7 years now. In her free time, Ms. Sh’Quaia likes to spend time with her family and friends, going to parks, shopping, and trying new foods. Ms. Sh’Quaia attended Wake Technical Community College where she received her associate degree in Early Childhood. She enjoys working with children because they are fun and joyful. She says, “Children enjoy exploring the world and I love being part of that!”
Ms. Daija is from Virginia and has worked with infants and toddlers for about a year before coming to primrose. Ms. Daija is the oldest of 8 children and has 4 brothers and 3 sisters. In her free time, she loves to teach, dance, draw, and paint. Ms. Daija enjoys working with children because each day brings new things, and she feels like the kids teach her something new every day. She feels lucky that the children in her care as well as their parents trust her to bring them joy and make them feel loved throughout the day.
Ms. Amber is from Charlotte North Carolina and has been working with children for a little over 8 years. She attended Shaw University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood. She has recently gotten married to Ms. Bryana who is also a teacher here at Primrose. She is a soon to be mom, of a beautiful baby boy. Ms. Amber also loves to dance in her free time. She wants to work with kids so she can help provide them with a safe and fun place to learn.
Ms. Nicole is from the windy city of Chicago. She has a degree in Early Childhood education, as well as the EDU 119 course. She graduated from the Johnson Community College in Goldsboro. She has a pet cat name Mogwai, and a pet bearded dragon named Izzy. In her free time, she enjoys exploring cosmetology as much as she can. Ms. Nicole wants to work with children because she loves being a part of helping them grow into themselves as individuals.
Ms. Maya is from Durham NC and has been working with children for about a year. She received her Highschool Diploma from Northern High School and has 2 sisters and 2 nephews whom she loves. She shares a pet dog with her sister, named Harley. Ms. Maya is an avid sneaker buyer. She enjoys seeing the children learn new things and how they always make you laugh.
Ms. Taleyah is from Durham North Carolina and has a 4-year-old daughter. She has worked for DPS, nannied, and worked in childcare facilities for 5 years. She is currently working on her degree in early childhood education, as well as a medical assistant certification. She is close with her mom and Brother and enjoys doing hair outside of childcare. Ms. Taleyah loves being a positive role model to her children and fellow educators. She loves to see them grow and flourish while learning new things.
Ms. Shambria is from Charlotte North Carolina and is the oldest of 3. She is engaged and has a beautiful daughter. She has worked for numerous childcare facilities and has also nannied in the past. She is currently enrolled at North Carolina Central University for graduate school. She loves singing and dancing. Although she has none of her own, she loves pets as well. Ms. Shambria wants to work with children because; she loves impacting future doctors, teachers, presidents, and more through innovative ways they can remember.
Ms. Shondrea is from Kinston North Carolina and is a big family person. Her mom, sister, and grandparents are her heart she says. She has worked with children for four years and has been at one previous childcare facility before starting here. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Winston-Salem State University and is working towards her master’s in social work and North Carolina Central University. She has a puppy named Marley, and she loves to sing even if she doesn’t know all the words. Ms. Shondrea enjoys working with children because they bring out her inner child and as she teaches them, she feels like they teach her as well. She also feels that every day is a new experience of learning and growing.
Ms. Austin is from Durham North Carolina and is a mom herself to a 2-year-old little boy. She has experience working with children in many ways. She used to coach child gymnastics, she nannied, and has worked at a few other preschool facilities. Ms. Austin has a degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. Ms. Austin’s family is from Jersey, and they are very close and all live near each other. She enjoys dancing and watching movies. Ms. Austin loves and cares for all the children she works with and really enjoys seeing them succeed. She also enjoys watching their personalities come out and seeing them learn new things.
Ms. Kate is from Bethlehem PA and has been working with children for about 6 years. In those 6 years she has been a volunteer at a summer day camp, as well as a volunteer at the boys and girls club, and lastly our very own primrose teacher. Ms. Kate has a bachelor’s in Media Studies from Cedar Crest College. Fun fact about Ms. Kate is that she has a twin brother, and she can make almost anything out of duct tape. Ms. Kate enjoys working with children because they are genuinely fun to be around.
Ms. Kayleigh is from Durham North Carolina where she currently lives with her mother and father and sister. She is the youngest of two and her older sister also works with Primrose. She has 2 dogs named Bean and Trooper whom she adores. She has been with Primrose for two and a half years and in her free time Ms. Kayleigh loves to dance and spend time with friends. She enjoys working with children because she gets to see them change and grow in so many ways!
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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