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
Karen and Mike Verlardi are the very proud owners of the Primrose School of East Mesa and Primrose School at Palm Valley which both opened 2008. Their 3 children (Nichole, Michael and Danielle) are the primary reason that Karen and Mike decided to open a Primrose. Their endeavor began when searching for quality childcare for their first child - this is where they realized that their high standards would make it difficult to be satisfied with the typical daycare establishment. Their desire to find the best care for their own children quickly developed into a passion to provide an educational and nurturing environment for children of the community as well as peace of mind for parents just like themselves. After they found Primrose, they knew it was a perfect partnership. Their philosophies about the importance of family balance and child security and happiness were a complete match and Primrose had the reputation and experience to help the Verlardis deliver this to the local community. "We are thrilled for the opportunity to bring an exceptional private preschool to the community, and look forward to developing relationships with children and their parents who desire first-rate educational child care." Originally from New Jersey, Mike and Karen Verlardi have been residents of the valley since 1998. After graduating from Montclair State University and marrying - they decided to move to the west coast to further their consulting and sales careers. Karen holds an MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is a member of the American Business Women's Association, and has held corporate positions in systems and product development for more than 14 years. Karen is the former President of Arizona in Action, a non-profit organization which was geared toward the prevention of childhood obesity.
We aren't just a daycare in Mesa, we are a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. We are conveniently located just minutes down the street from Canyon Rim Elementary School and Augusta Ranch Park on S Crimson Road.
Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, After school, Summer adventure club
Augusta Ranch Elementary School, Canyon Rim Elementary School, Meridian Elementary School and Legacy American Leadership Academy
Thank you to everyone who entered our Spring Fling charity raffle! Together we raised $1,854 for Save the Children!!!
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.
Our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students grow our fruits and veggies!!
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.
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.
At Primrose Schools® Summer Adventure Club, learning meets fun through hands-on activities—like sports, robotics, and more—that encourage creativity, compassion and resourcefulness.
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
A successful muffins for moms day!
There’s no question that parents want their preschoolers to grasp the basics of colors, numbers and letters to foster a lifetime of learning.
Our Kindergarten students enjoyed a picnic lunch after visiting the AZ Museum of Natural History in downtown Mesa!
It might seem odd to think about your preschooler exploring data analysis and algebra.
Art is Fun!
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.
The Toddlers joined in the fun of the parade to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America!
Each classroom celebrated Valentines's Day with special activities, healthy snacks, some treats, and of course, giving each other Valentines!