'Bea' Gone with Childhood Cancer Fun Walk at the school, October 1 from 10:00 - 12:00. Join Us!
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
Meet Ankit Patel – proud Franchise Owner of Primrose School of Cherry Hill. As a long-time resident of South Jersey, working dad and an experienced business owner, Ankit is thrilled to bring the Primrose Experience of premier early education and care to the families of Cherry Hill.
Ankit first learned about Primrose Schools in 2015 through his friend and hospitality business partner who opened his own Primrose school in Maryland. Both personally understood the toll that the hospitality industry could have on family life, and as an expecting parent, Ankit knew that his next business venture needed to be more family-friendly and allow him to spend time with his wife, Dr. Padmavathy Parthasarathy, and their future children. He noticed a lack of high-quality early education in their local community, so he decided to combine his strong business background with his passion for education and family to open a Primrose school in South Jersey.
“I have lived in South Jersey all my life, and when my wife and I knew we were expecting our first child, we realized we needed to build a stronger foundation for the children in our community, including our own,” said Ankit. “Our community has been lacking in this area, and all children deserve the high-quality early education and care that our Primrose school will provide.”
With experience in operations, development and management, Ankit will be managing the day-to-day operations of the school. His bachelor’s degree in finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia will also help with the business side of the school. As a pediatric hospitalist, Padmavathy has a passion for children and their well-being, and Ankit’s own passion for early education and children came from his growing family.
“We believe in the research-based Balanced Learning® approach, which encourages curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion because who children become is as important as what they know,” Ankit said. “Primrose Schools promotes the same nurturing, loving and learning environment I want for my own children, and I can’t wait to see the children and families in our community grow with Primrose.”
Slated to open in early 2018, Primrose School of Cherry Hill will feature the Balanced Learning approach, which nurtures intellectual, creative, physical and social-emotional development. Ankit and Padmavathy’s first child will be one of the first students enrolled in the school, and the family cannot wait to provide the Primrose Experience to the children and families of South Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area.
Primrose School of Cherry Hill is located at 1875 Route 70 East. For more information, visit www.PrimroseCherryHill.com.
We aren't just a daycare in Cherry Hill, we are a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. We are conveniently located just minutes down the road from James F. Cooper Elementary School off of Route 70 East.
Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, After school, Summer adventure club
Richard Stockton Elementary School
The toddlers were outside when they found a different bug. It was a praying mantis. They noticed the long legs and watched how it moved. It was the perfect chance for a teachable moment while playing.
Children who feel valued and included are better equipped to show kindness and compassion to others, including those who are different from themselves.
Cherry Hill Fire Department came to visit all the children at the school. The children were speechless to see all what a Fire Truck has on the truck. Thank you Cherry Hill Fire Department for letting us see a real fire truck.
Each month we feature a classroom book that helps children feel a sense of belongingness. This month we sat down with Markette Sheppard to discuss her book “What Is Light?” and the message she wants to send to children.
The Summer Camp hosted an Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer Research. They made flyers, and built a stand and they made the lemonade. The children greeted parents and talked about how the donations were going toward cancer research. They counted the money and they raised $350.00. They were so proud of their efforts, as were we.
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.
The children created their own football catapult in the Engineering Zone using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and bottle caps. To test their catapult model out, the children used plastic cubes to see how far the cube would go. The children were very surprised to see the distance the cubes flew.
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.
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
The Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Summer Camp were entertained by the Children's Theatre group, 'Family Stages', with a presentation of 'Hansel and Gretel'. The twist of the play was the witch ended up liking to eat vegetables instead of Hansel and Gretel. There were giggles and smiles as the actors changed characters and costumes. It was a good chance to be exposed to a live presentation with live actors.
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.
Children learned about electrical circuits as they explore “Squishy Circuits” (conductive and insulating modeling dough). They attempted to use their dough to make LED lights, motors, and fans operate through their dough!
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.
What an exciting time to be in Pre-k!! We are using chocolate and marshmallows to see how they react to the suns heat. Its always a fun experiment when it taste good!
The Splash Pad gives the toddlers the opportunity to experience playing in water. As this child is reaching out to touch or to catch the water as it sprays the Splash Pad, is a sensory experience, and it is fun.
To help the teachers start their holiday weekend off, we surprised the teachers with a luncheon of mini hot dogs and root beer floats. Thank you teachers!
Runner Kids is an enrichment at Primrose this summer that will work with toddlers on building their balance, coordination and running skills. It is done with obstacle courses and games for the children to participate in. Plus, it is fun!
We are so proud to present the Kindergarten Class of 2022. the children had practiced a poem and sang a song for the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, the children danced. There were some tears in the guest's eyes. Well done Kindergarten!
This Spring, we had a gathering of geese make their home near the school. After a few weeks, there were baby goslings. The toddlers get very excited when they see the geese and goslings walk across the school. The children start to scream with excitement and they all gather along the fence to watch.
Today we continued our discussion about plants, and we discovered that we eat different parts of plants! We eat carrots (the roots), celery (the stem), spinach (the leaves), and broccoli florets (the flowers). Eating plant parts everyday helps to keep us healthy!
The teachers need a quiet and peaceful area to take a break from their busy day. During 'Teacher Appreciation Week', we created a 'no kid zone' for the teachers to enjoy during their break. Thank you teachers for all you do for the children.
The Preschool class were encouraged to remain still to keep their balanced. First we balanced on all four parts of our body( both hands and feet). Then we tried to balance on three parts of our body (lifting up one of their legs and keeping their hands on the ground). Next we tried to balance on two parts of your body(placing their balance onto an arm and one foot). Thumbs Up is our physical development curriculum that breaks skills for the children to practice.
The Pre-kindergarten classroom did an experiment in the Primrose Patch to make an observation about biodegradable materials. They dug and buried four different materials, a leaf, a piece of fruit, some plastic and a piece of foam. At the end of the week, they will dig up the samples and see what happened.
The toddlers noticed their image on the door. How did that happen? Then they started to block the light and create new imagines. This play was driven by the children's natural curiosity during the day's Choice Time. The observation made a reconnection to another Unit of Learning about light and dark.
Today the children explored non-toxic soil samples. We learned that soil is made-up of small bits of rocks, minerals, and dead plants and animals. The children had the chance to explore, classify, experiment with, and describes (properties and uses for) physical elements of the Earth (rock, soil, air, water, etc.). They found dead plants, small rocks and some insect legs. This was a hands-on experiment gave the children the chance to get their hands dirty and make observations on their own.