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
Our names are Penny and Matt McCallister. As parents of three wonderful children, we know first hand the passion and commitment of providing excellent early education, care and character development to your children. We want to assure you that we will maintain the highest standards as we provide the quality you have come to expect from Primrose Schools.
As a brief introduction, Penny's lifelong passion to care for children led her to be a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with a Master Degree in Nursing, specializing in Pediatrics from the University of Florida. Matt earned a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. His career led him to a position where he was able to help provide low-income housing for those in need.
Through parental and work experiences, we recognize that quality early childhood education and care with an emphasis on character development nurtures the foundation for one’s future academic and personal successes. We are impressed by the innovative research-based Balanced Learning® curriculum offered through the Primrose experience. We believe we can help forge the path for a brighter future, and are devoted to making a difference for the children of America, starting with the community of Cross Creek.
We are conveniently located on Cross Creek Boulevard, right down the street from the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve and Heritage Elementary School. Unlike an ordinary daycare in Tampa, our Balanced Learning approach to child care makes us the leader in early education and child care.
Infant, Toddler, Early Preschool, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, After School, Summer Adventure Club
Pride Elementary School, Hunter's Green Elementary School and Heritage Elementary School
Our Balanced Learning® approach weaves in character development and life skills into daily learning experiences because we believe who children become is as important as what they know.
At Primrose Schools® Summer Adventure Club, learning meets fun through hands-on activities—like sports, robotics, and more—that encourage creativity, compassion and resourcefulness.
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.
We are currently enrolling for our Pre-Kindergarten and Fall 2022 VPK classes! We accept Florida VPK vouchers for children who are Florida residents and turning four (4) on or before September 1, 2022. Please call today to schedule a tour and see what sets Primrose apart when it comes to your child's early education experience.
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.
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.