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.