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 Sima Shah, proud Owner of Primrose School of Willow Glen, Primrose School of Cupertino, and Primrose School of Milpitas. As a longtime resident of California’s Silicon Valley, she is excited to help introduce San Francisco Bay Area parents to the premier child care and early education experience Primrose has provided to many other children around the country.
Research-based and Innovative Education is Sima’s passion. She earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles after immigrating to the U.S. with her husband Amar Chokhawala. Sima worked as a computer engineer while also molding young minds as an adjunct professor of at several local colleges and universities in the Computer Science Department. Amar was an early Google employee before he founded his own software company, Reflektion in 2013, where he will continue serving as Chief Executive Officer.
When their first daughter, Amiya, was born in 2005, Sima struggled to find trusted and high-quality care, and eventually decided to keep her daughter at home with a full-time nanny. After the birth of her second daughter, Risa, in 2008, Sima decided to enroll Amiya into a Bay Area preschool. Not long after, Sima found the program lacked the holistic approach she’d hoped to find. It focused too much on structure and teacher-guided activities and did not provide enough opportunities for play and exploration. As a result, Sima tried to create her own “balanced program” by sending her daughter to a structured school three days a week, and a child-initiated play-based program for the other two days.
It was during this time Sima and her husband first learned about Primrose Schools through an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal; however, there were not any Primrose schools in California at the time.
“I knew that children needed both exploration and structure, and I kept thinking that someone had to already have a program that is more balanced. When I found Primrose, I was so pleased to see that they built their entire curriculum around this idea of balance,” said Sima. “Never having experienced it myself, I was skeptical until I flew out to Colorado to visit my first Primrose school. The moment I entered the school, I was wowed by the entire experience: people, culture, approach, environment, and curriculum.
At Primrose School of Cupertino, Sima will strive to provide a nurturing atmosphere and environment that fosters all aspects of their student's development. Her goal is to promote the social-emotional aspect of growth, which enhances learning for children. She wants parents to feel welcome and confident that Primrose is the best option for their children.
“In today’s world, if both parents work, a child spends at least 40 hours a week at her education facility. We always think of making our homes inspiring and comfortable for our children. At Primrose School of Cupertino, we want the same for our students. Our facility will be filled with the same quality of care, attention, and comfort children experience at home,” said Sima.
Primrose School of Cupertino will feature the exclusive Balanced Learning® approach which blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence, and compassion.
We are conveniently located on South De Anza Boulevard, minutes away from Eaton Elementary School and R.I Meyerholz Elementary School. Unlike an ordinary daycare in San Jose, we will provide your child with a robust early education and child care experience.
Infant, Toddler, Early Preschool, Preschool Pathways, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten
At Primrose, your child will get more than an infant daycare experience. Our teachers help your child develop and grow, building one skill upon another, which is why we are the leader in infant child care.
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Here at Primrose School of Cupertino we are firm believers on belongingness. We strive to be as diverse as possible by having a great staff with a huge variety of different languages that help children with language barriers.
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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.
Wondertime is for exploring. What are our Early Preschoolers exploring today?
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
Check out what Preschoolers are learning today!
There’s no question that parents want their preschoolers to grasp the basics of colors, numbers and letters to foster a lifetime of learning.
Today we celebrated our last week of summer with a spirit week full of fun and festive outfits and a little explorers petting zoo at the school.
It might seem odd to think about your preschooler exploring data analysis and algebra.
Our Pre-kindergartener's are learning about the 3 R's. Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.
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.
Learning all about textures
Our Pre-kindergarten class is learning about building with recycled materials.
Personalized Cards with our Pre-kindergartens
Garden Patch Exploration
For this week our Early Preschoolers are learning about self care!
Light & shadow exploration with Prekindergarteners
Getting in tone with their movements and tonal skills
Learning about doctors and nurses
Small Group Literacy Activity
Wonder Time with Early Preschoolers
Today's STEM Project