Ms. Hart has more than 30 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She began preschool teaching after having her first child because she realized the importance of education and socialization for young children. She has also owned a licensed family childcare home and taught preschool in both corporate and non-profit childcare settings. After earning her Bachelors degree, she worked as a Case Manager with children and families in the field of Child Protections. Ms. Hart holds an Advanced level Director Credential from the State of Florida Department of Children and Families and a State of Florida Staff Credential. Ms Hart has been very involved in the community including Special Olympics and multiple advisory committees in early childhood development. She has served as a board member of Cub Scouts, Tampa Bay Youth Football, and Hillsborough County Head Start. Ms. Hart has a AS in Business Administration and a BA in Applied Behavioral Science and she is close to completing a dual MA in Child Development and Psychology with Industrial and Organizational specialization. Ms. Hart is also First Aid and CPR trained and has her Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
Ms. Hart has raised three young men on her own and is a proud grandparent of a granddaughter and grandson. Ms Hart lives nearby in Lutz with her significant other who is an entertainer and who plays guitar and sings in assisted living centers all over Tampa Bay. Together they have a four legged daughter named Tom Brady aka "Brady".
Ms. Hart is excited to get to know every child and their family here at Primrose School at Collier Parkway. She feels as though every child and family at Primrose is an extension of her own family. Ms. Hart's goal is to provide an excellent education in a safe, nurturing environment where children have fun learning. She is extremely proud that Primrose School at Collier Parkway has earned the highest Accreditation that can be earned by an Early Childhood Education Program, Cognia (Formerly known as AdvancEd with the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges).
Mrs. Maignan is the Education Manager. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 10 years and she is so excited to bring her talents to Primrose School at Collier Parkway. Mrs. Maignan has lived in Florida her entire life and attended USF to study Psychology and Elementary Education. Mrs. Maignan loves all things pertaining to academics and education. It brings her joy to teach, coach and train other educators and to help make each teacher the best they can be. Mrs. Maignan holds a State of Florida Directors Credential and State of Florida Staff Credential and she is First Aid and CPR Certified.
Ms. Braley is the Admissions Manager. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for 8 + years. She recently relocated from Virginia, where she worked as a lead Pre-Kindergarten teacher for the city of Virginia Beach. Ms. Braley is extremely passionate about the development of children and creating a positive environment for them to grow. In 2021 her classroom was selected to represent Read across America. She has attended an extensive amount of trainings and classes to better her knowledge in Early Childhood Education. Since she is new to Florida, she is working on her credentials with the Department of Children and Families. Ms. Braley is trained in CPR and First Aid.
Steve Chojnacki decided to open the Primrose School at Collier Parkway when he had trouble finding availability at a quality educational preschool program in the Land O'Lakes / Lutz area for his young boys, Alex, and Eric, who now are young men. His son Eric is a past Prekindergarten graduate of Primrose School at Collier Parkway and is the main reason why Steve decided to leave the hospitality field after 26 years and build a Primrose School. Being used to long hours, you will find Steve on site every day making sure that the Primrose program is delivered at the highest level. Mr. Chojnacki has prepared himself for this industry by taking all classes required for teachers and directors. He currently holds a State of Florida Staff Credential and a State of Florida Director's Credential.
Primrose School at Collier Parkway provides quality educational programs for infants through Pre-Kindergarten. Additionally, Primrose School at Collier Parkway provides a before and after school program, and out of school time camps for school age children in the Land O'Lakes area.