Primrose School Building

Primrose School of Ellicott City

Our Staff

  • Ms. Karen Mullen, School Director

    Ms. Karen Mullen

    School Director

    Hello Ellicott City! I am Karen Mullen, the director of this new and beautiful Primrose School of Ellicott City. I have 30 years of experience in early education and I hope to hear from you soon as I am happy to share any information you may need to make an early learning decision for your child. I have exciting opportunities to tell you about! You can reach me at director@PrimroseEllicottCity.com or call me at (240) 532-8699. I’m originally from Maryland and am happy to return to my roots and direct this amazing school. I have over 30 years of experience in the Early Childhood field and hold a Masters Degree in Education. I love spending time with my family that includes my three children and my four grandchildren. I enjoy training my standard poodle and look forward to all that the Baltimore area offers for exploration. My birthday is on March 27th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Schedule a tour to know more !!

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Name: Karen Mullen

    Hometown: Cumberland, Maryland

    Childcare experience: 30 years

    Education Background: BS in Elementary Education, Masters Degree in Education

    Favorite food: Thai food

    Favorite weekend activity: Going to the dog park and shopping.

    Favorite children’s book: The Energy Bus

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To fill our school with amazing children and lots of learning opportunities for all.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call (410)-200-9898 or email me at director@primroseellicottcity.com

  • Ms. Amanda Rooney, Education Coach

    Ms. Amanda Rooney

    Education Coach

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Amanda.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I’m so excited to be here at Primrose School of Ellicott City! I have worked in the public schools as a substitute, special education assistant, and kindergarten teacher. For the past three years, I was a kindergarten teacher at a private school in Clarksville. I come from a family of school professionals—teachers, assistants, Media specialists, and more!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Amanda Rooney

    Hometown: Savage, Maryland

    Child care experience: 7 years public school and 3 years private school

    Education Background: Associate’s in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, Master’s in Educational Technology

    Favorite food: Seafood, Italian, Southern

    Favorite weekend activity: Reading books, cooking, and visiting historical sites

    Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m so excited to help the whole school have a WOW Primrose experience.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Email (education@primroseellicottcity.com) or call the school (410-200-9898).

  • Mr. Stefan Telford

    Education Coach

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Mr. Stefan. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I’m originally from Boston, MA and happy I made the move to Maryland to be an education coach at this wonderful school. I have experience teaching in early childhood grade levels and mentoring educators. I enjoy swimming, traveling, and listening to podcasts. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Stefan Telford

    Hometown: Boston, MA

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    Favorite food: black pepper and salt chips and Hershey's cookies & cream ice cream

    Favorite weekend activity: going to a good dinner

    Favorite children’s book: The Little Engine That Could

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I can't wait to meet and learn about all of the staff, families, and children!

    Best way to schedule time to talk:  

  • Ms. Sara Cuomo

    Administrative Assistant

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Sara.I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I grew up in New Jersey and attended the University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!) where I met my husband. We currently live in Ellicott City with our two children and our dog. In my free time I spend time snuggling with my family, going on hikes, reading, doing crossword puzzles, working out on my Peloton, and laughing with friends. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Sara Cuomo

    Hometown: River Vale, New Jersey

    Child care experience: 1 year Preschool Assistant

    Education Background: BA from University of Connecticut

    Favorite food: chocolate

    Favorite weekend activity: spending time with my family, watching movies, hiking, and rollerskating

    Favorite children’s book: Mio My Son by Astrid Lindgren

    Primrose character I most relate to: 

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Becoming part of the Primrose village!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call the school (410-200-9898).

  • Mr. J, Food Service Teacher

    Mr. J

    Food Service Teacher

    I’m Mr. J and I’d like to tell you a little about myself. I used to work at a deli. My birthday is on April 12th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    My Favorite Things:

    Name: Mr. Jigarkumar R. Bhavsar

    Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland

    Favorite food: Chips, nuts, chocolate, oranges, carrot juice

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing cricket, listening to music, and eating.

    Favorite children’s book: Seasonal books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Erwin the Dog

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call the school

  • Mrs. Nilufa Hoque, Infant 1 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Nilufa Hoque

    Infant 1 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hello everyone, I’m Ms. Nilufa. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I was born and raised in Bangladesh but moved to the USA eighteen years ago. I have a Bachelors degree in History and completed my MSDE certifications. I have over six years experience in childcare. My birthday is on December 31st!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Nilufa Hoque

    Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland

    Child care experience: 6 years

    Education Background: BA in History

    Favorite weekend activity: Gardening and cooking

    Favorite children’s book: I Love You Because You’re You

    Primrose character I most relate to: Molly the Cow

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I am looking forward to meeting a lot of new people and learning a lot of new things.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Send a Procare message or send in a note

     

  • Ms. Srilatha Joginipally

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Srilatha.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Name: Srilatha Joginipally

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  • Mrs. Komal Patel, Infant 1 Teacher's Aide

    Mrs. Komal Patel

    Infant 1 Teacher's Aide

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Komalben Patel. Here are some great things about me. I am married with one daughter who is three years old. She attends the school, and her name is Pari. My birthday is on July 5th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Komalben J. Patel

    Hometown: India

    Childcare Experience: New to the field- 1st year

    Education Background: General Nursing and Midwifery

    Favorite food: Puffs and burgers

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with my family and cooking

    Salty Snack: Puffs

    Way to contact me: Procare message or send in a note

     

  • Ms. Paola Morales, Infant 2 Teacher

    Ms. Paola Morales

    Infant 2 Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Paola. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I’m 22 years old. I currently enrolled in University. I just moved here from Houston, TX. I originally am from Puerto Rico. I have been loving my time in MD and I love working as an infant teacher. I believe this is an important stage for their development. My birthday is on September 16th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Paola K. Castro Morales

    Hometown: Quebradillas

    Child care experience: Primrose Schools for 2 years

    Education Background: BS in Criminal Justice

    Favorite food: Homemade fettuccine alfredo

    Favorite weekend activity: Going out to eat or sightseeing

    Favorite children’s book: Any “Pete the Cat” book

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the Bookworm

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m most excited to get to know all the students this school year!

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Contact the front office- 410-200-9898

  • Mrs. Siva Kumari, Infant 2 Co-Teacher

    Mrs. Siva Kumari

    Infant 2 Co-Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Siva Kumari. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I love spending time with my family that includes two children and my husband. I enjoy taking care of children. My birthday is on July 1st!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Siva Kumari

    Hometown: Maryland

    Child care experience: 3 years

    Education Background: degree

    Favorite food: Indian food

    Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

    Favorite children’s book: The Cat in the Hat

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: I’m most excited to meet and take care of these wonderful children.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call the school or send a Procare message

  • Ms. Sarala M.

    Infant Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Sarala. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Sarala M.

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  • Mrs. Vijaya Muddana, Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Vijaya Muddana

    Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Vijaya Muddana. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I came from India. I have over 10 years of experience in early child care. I have a Bachelors degree in Language Arts. I love spending time with my family and friends, especially in spiritual activities. My birthday is on July 20th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Vijaya Muddana

    Hometown: Narasaraopet, India

    Child care experience: 10 years

    Education Background: Bachelors of Arts

    Favorite food: Chipotle

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family and friends.

    Favorite children’s book: Animal Babies

    Favorite color: White

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Spending time with children.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call the school or send a Procare message

  • Ms. Ratnavali Dudla, Toddler 1 Co-Teacher

    Ms. Ratnavali Dudla

    Toddler 1 Co-Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hello, my name is Ratna, Here’s a little about myself.

    I am from India but have stayed in Maryland for over ten years. Maryland is like a second home to me. I have 8 years of experience and two of those years are licensed home day care. I hold a degree which I earned in India. I enjoy spending time with my family. My birthday is on June 15th! I look forward to working at Primrose! 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ratnavali Dudla

    Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland

    Child Care experience: 8 years

    Education Background: Bachelors of Arts

    Favorite food: Chinese

    Favorite weekend activity: Watching movies

    Favorite children's book: Little Red Riding Hood

    Favorite colors: White and Green

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting back to a normal routine in school.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call or email

  • Ms. Galina Kilmova

    Toddler Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Galina. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Galina Kilmova

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  • Ms. Harsha Thakker, Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Harsha Thakker

    Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Harsha. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am married and have two grown children. One daughter whose name is Jinal and a son whose name is Dhawanid. My daughter is 32 years old and is also married and my son is 24 years old and is engaged. My birthday is on January 18th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Harsha Thakker

    Hometown: Gujarat, India

    Child Care experience: 4.5 years working with Toddlers

    Education Background: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    Favorite food: any spicy foods

    Favorite weekend activity: listening to music

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally the bunny- responsibility

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know my students and watching them learn and grow.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Message on Procare

  • Ms. Treshelle Whorley, Toddler 2 Teacher

    Ms. Treshelle Whorley

    Toddler 2 Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Tre. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    My favorite hobbies include playing basketball and video games. My favorite sweet treat is fruit snacks. My birthday is on August 5th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Treshelle Whorley

    Hometown: Baltimore, MD

    Child-care experience: 4 years

    Education Background: some college-Criminal Justice

    Favorite food: chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: playing video games and resting

    Favorite children's book: Brown bear, Brown bear what do you see?

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally the bunny

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Meeting new people and learning and growing with my friends.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call the school or send a Procare message

  • Ms. Lauren Johnson

    Toddler 2 Aide

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Lauren.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Name: Lauren Johnson

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    Education Background: high school and college

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    Best way to schedule time to talk:  Ask in person or call the school

  • Ms. Kara Clemons, Toddler Teacher Aide

    Ms. Kara Clemons

    Toddler Teacher Aide

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Kara. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in Ellicott City and I enjoy staying active--hiking and hanging out with friends and family. My birthday is on January 29th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Name: Kara Clemons

    Hometown:  Howard County

    Child care experience: new to childcare, but have worked at Childtime and Longfellow Elementary

    Education Background: high school and college

    Favorite food: pizza, pretzels with French onion dip, brownies, and donuts

    Favorite weekend activity: going to the pool

    Favorite children’s book:   If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Primrose character I most relate to:  Benjamin Bear

    What I’m most excited about this school year:  I am excited to learn new things and making new friends.

    Best way to schedule time to talk:  Ask in person or call the school

  • Ms. Akoele Amouzou, Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Akoele Amouzou

    Early Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Akoele Ocloo-Amouzou.

    I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am from Togo, West Africa. I don’t like eating sweet or salty snacks. My birthday is on April 15th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Akoele Ocloo-Amouzou

    Hometown: Togo( West Africa)

    Child-care experience: a few years

    Education Background: Associate of Arts in Business Administration

    Favorite food: Any Indian dish

    Favorite weekend activity: cooking, cleaning and exercise

    Favorite children's book: Alice in Wonderland

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb

    What I'm most excited about this school year: I’m looking forward to things getting back together- normalcy.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Message on Procare

  • Ms. Suhana Agha

    Early Preschool Aide

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Suhana.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Name: Suhana Agha

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  • Ms. Tracey DiDomenico

    Early Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Tracey. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

     

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Tracey DiDomenico

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  • Ms. Megan Scoughton, Early Preschool 2 Teacher Aide

    Ms. Megan Scoughton

    Early Preschool 2 Teacher Aide

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Megan. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I enjoy baking and my favorite sweet treat is chocolates like Reese’s peanut butter cups and Lindor truffles. My birthday is on April 18th! 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Name: Megan Scoughton

    Hometown: Catonsville, MD

    Child care experience: 5 years

    Education Background: N/A

    Favorite food: sushi, tacos

    Favorite weekend activity:  spending time with family

    Favorite children’s book:  “Are you my Mother”

    Primrose character I most relate to: Og the bookworm

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Seeing new faces and helping them grow in their environment.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Send a Procare message

  • Ms. Shaniqua Gantt, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Ms. Shaniqua Gantt

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Shaniqua. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. My hobbies include sleeping, swimming and basketball. My favorite salty snack is red hot chips and my favorite sweet treat to eat are Snickers. My birthday is on August 11th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Shaniqua Gantt

    Hometown: Baltimore City

    Child-care experience: 12 years

    Education Background: Carver Vo- tech High School

    Favorite food: crafty crab

    Favorite weekend activity: sleeping and going out to eat (Texas Roadhouse)

    Favorite children's book: Eat Pete

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster

    What I'm most excited about this school year: teaching a new age range

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Procare App

  • Ms. Bhuvaneswari Chandarasekaran, Preschool Pathways Co-Teacher

    Ms. Bhuvaneswari Chandarasekaran

    Preschool Pathways Co-Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Bono. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. My favorite color is black and green.I like taking care of children. I have two children that are girls in middle school. I enjoy reading books to other people. I have lived in Maryland for about 7 years. My birthday is on May 23rd!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Bhuvana Chandarasekaran

    Hometown: Chennai, India

    Child care experience: 2 years experience

    Education Background: Graduate

    Favorite food: seafood, salt fish and chicken fried rice

    Favorite weekend activity: Long drives

    Favorite children's book: Any Dr. Suess books

    Primrose character I most relate to: Ally the Bunny

    What I'm most excited about this school year: Getting to know the kids and empower them through development

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Email or phone call to school during my lunch break

  • Ms. Patrice Carter, Preschool 1 Co-Teacher

    Ms. Patrice Carter

    Preschool 1 Co-Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Let’s get to know each other.

    My name is Patrice Carter. Here are some great things about me. First, I absolutely love my afro. It's so poofy and fun! I am known for my creativity and the ability to be flexible in any situation. Ever since I was a child I have had a love for music. I can play at least 5 instruments. One day, I hope to own a trombone and learn the art of the instrument. I gained a love for children when I met my cousin when she was about 5 years old. I loved being able to explore and play and teach her the things that she wants to learn about like math. My birthday is on April 28th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Patrice Carter

    Hometown: Catonsville, MD

    Child care experience: 1-2 years

    Education Background: BS in Elementary Education with Early Childhood Concentration

    Favorite food: Fries

    Favorite weekend activity: Playing games

    Favorite children’s book: Captain Underpants series

    Primrose character I most relate to: Billy the Duck

    What I’m most excited about this school year: To see students in my class grow and learn while having fun.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: E-mail

  • Mr. Scott Schmidt

    Preschool 1 Aide

    Let’s get to know each other.

    My name is Scott. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Scott Schmidt

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  • Mrs. Varsha Kajvey, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Mrs. Varsha Kajvey

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Varsha Kajvey. I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

    I am so excited to be a part of this school and to be your child’s teacher. My birthday is on December 29th! We are going to have so much fun this year! I can’t wait to see how much your child grows in my class!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Ms. Varsha Kajvey

    Hometown: Bhopal, India

    Child care experience: one year

    Education Background: Bachelor of Education, Master of Arts

    Favorite food: Indian food and pizza

    Favorite weekend activity: Spending time with family. Going for a walk.

    Favorite children’s book: The Wonderful Things You Will Be

    Primrose character I most relate to: Libby the Lamb

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Getting to know the students and families, learning new things, and working with the school team.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: send a Procare message

  • Ms. Soumya Vemuri, Preschool 2 Teacher Aide

    Ms. Soumya Vemuri

    Preschool 2 Teacher Aide

    Let's get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Soumya. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I attended Towson University for a little bit. I recently moved back to this area from South Florida. I love music, art, painting, hiking and spending time with friends. My birthday is on September 14th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Soumya Vemuri

    Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

    Child-care experience: 5 years(2017)

    Education Background: some college- Towson University

    Favorite food: Chicken fettuccini Alfredo

    Favorite weekend activity: spending time with friends

    Favorite children's book: Rainbow Fish/The diary of a Worm

    Primrose character I most relate: Og the bookworm

    What I'm most excited about this school year: meeting all of the new kids and getting to know them

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Call the school or send a Procare message

  • Ms. Fouzia Ahmad, Pre-K 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Fouzia Ahmad

    Pre-K 1 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Fouzia. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I have a loving husband and three amazing boys. I love going camping, hiking, and spending time with my family. Fall is my favorite season. I love seeing children learn new skills and the excitement that it brings. My birthday is on June 25th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Fouzia Ahmad

    Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland

    Childcare experience: 15 years

    Education Background: Early Childhood Education

    Favorite food: Afghani food, Mediterranean cuisine

    Favorite weekend activity: Listening to music while cleaning

    Favorite children’s book: The Little Red Hen and The Three Little Pigs

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster

    What I’m most excited about this school year: This year will be filled with educational opportunities that will guide children’s growth.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Procare

  • Ms. Aishwarya Ramanujam, Pre-K 1 Teacher Aide

    Ms. Aishwarya Ramanujam

    Pre-K 1 Teacher Aide

    Let’s get to know each other.

    Hello, my name is Ms. Aishwarya. Here’s a little about myself:

    I am an art lover that is also interested in gardening, painting, and coffee. I live in Ellicott City. It makes me happy to see children learn new skills. My birthday is on January 11th!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name :Aishwarya Ramanujam

    Hometown: Tamil Nadu, India

    Education Background: MS Computer Science

    Favorite food:Veg. fried rice, Veg. biryani

    Favorite weekend activity: Gardening, painting

    Favorite children’s book: Corduroy

    Primrose character I relate to: Percy

    What I’m most excited about this school year: Help the children to learn new skills

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Send a Procare message

  • Ms. Maria Malivia

    Pre-K 2 Lead Teacher

    Let’s get to know each other.

     

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Maria Malivia

    Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

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    Best way to schedule time to talk: Procare

  • Ms. Malvika Vohra

    Pre-K Aide

    Let’s get to know each other.

    I’m Ms. Malvika.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself. 

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

     

    Name: Malvika Vohra

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  • Ms. Zakia Shakil, Support Staff

    Ms. Zakia Shakil

    Support Staff

    Let's get to know each other.

    I ’m Ms. Zakia. I wanted to tell you a little about myself. I am from Pakistan. I enjoy traveling, shopping and cooking. My birthday is on June 22nd!

    I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

    Name: Zakia Shakil

    Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan

    Child-care experience: 21 years

    Education Background: completed 2 years of college and GED

    Favorite food: BBQ items- beef, goat and chicken

    Favorite weekend activity: visiting close friends and watching tv

    Favorite children's book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Primrose character I most relate to: Percy the Rooster

    What I'm most excited about this school year: The new curriculum and getting to meet new co-workers.

    Best way to schedule time to talk: Face to face or notes

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    Support Staff

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    My birthday is on May 28th!

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  • Falgun & Krishna Patel with Dev & Deeya, Franchise Owner

    Falgun & Krishna Patel with Dev & Deeya

    Franchise Owners

    We are Falgun & Krishna Patel, the proud owners of Primrose School of Ellicott City.

    We migrated to the United States 20 years ago and now live in Ellicott City, Maryland with our two lovely children, Dev and Deeya.

    Our Primrose story began in 2012 shortly after the birth of our first child. Growing up in India, it is not common to send a child to care centers, so when Dev was born, we were lost on what to do. As we searched for a quality child care center in the area, we quickly discovered there were limited options that provided the type of learning, safety and environment we desired for our son and a peace of mind for us as parents. At that moment, we realized there were likely many other parents going through a similar situation, and we knew we wanted to do something to improve this.

    As we started looking to build a business that would help other families and open an early childhood education center, something my father told me as a child continued to come to mind, “one may lose wealth, health and fame - but education and knowledge are the only things that stay with you forever.” So after three years of research, when we found Primrose Schools, we knew we wanted to be part of the Primrose family based on their desire to help build the right foundation for future learning and in life.

    Who children become is as important as what they know is a belief that is at the core of our Balanced Learning® approach. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.

    We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families!!

    We, along with our partners and family friends, Viral & Krupali Patel and Samir & Mital Patel are excited to welcome you and your family to our school, Primrose School of Ellicott City.

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