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
My name is Christopher Essig, and my wife Jamie and I are the proud owners of Primrose School of North Naples and Primrose School of Estero. Passionate about providing children with a high-quality educational experience, we were excited to bring our first Primrose School to the North Naples community. We've seen firsthand the incredible results of Primrose Schools and its emphasis on a balanced learning approach through our niece who attended a Primrose in Denver. We were blown away by her intellectual development and social interactions after only six months at Primrose Schools. We were incredibly impressed with the unmatched curriculum and teaching method of Primrose Schools. We quickly became passionate and avid supporters of the brand and its dedication to partnering with parents to set children up for success in school and in life.
Our Primrose journey began shortly before we welcomed our beautiful daughter Chloe into our lives. We were underwhelmed with our options for childcare in our hometown in Upstate New York. I had hoped to find something similar to Primrose. Being that Chris is from a family of entrepreneurs, he ran with the idea that I had about opening our own Primrose School. I swiftly changed my career path after practicing Physical Therapy for the last 10 years. We moved to Naples in November of 2013 and opened Primrose School of North Naples in March of 2014. Shortly, after that we welcomed our son Bentley in August of 2014.
To validate our program and the high standards we set for our school, we embarked on a journey to become accredited by two of the leading organizations in education. We began an in-depth self-study assessment of all aspects of our program, including administrative review, classroom observation, staff and family surveys and professional development plans in preparation for a validation visit from the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education. We were awarded NAC accreditation in November of 2015. To further distinguish and validate our quality programming we pursued the most prestigious global accrediting organization, AdvancED (now Cognia). We earned AdvancED accreditation in June of 2016. Accreditation recognizes education providers that demonstrate and sustain their commitments to continuous improvement and better learner outcomes. We have had the honor and privilege to open our second school, Primrose School of Estero in August of 2019.
Both Bentley (6) and Chloe (8) have attended our schools and continue to participate in our afterschool and summer camp programs. They have also developed a passion for early education and can often be found assisting at our school events. Chloe enjoys golf, baseball, basketball, tennis, and swimming. Bentley enjoys riding his bike, swimming, and cleaning.
Together with our Primrose families and staff we have contributed to local charities such as Make-A-Wish SWFL, Cancer Alliance of Naples, JDRF, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, March of Dimes, Grace Place for Children & Families, Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Guadalupe Center, Hurricane Relief Programs, and The Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL. Chris is an active board member at the Golisano Children’s Museum.
We are devoted to providing children with a solid foundation to excel in the future. We understand the importance of instilling a love of learning throughout a child's early years, and we believe this is essential to building a new generation of bright citizens. Primrose Schools is The Leader in Early Education and Care® and we are committed to delivering the best possible experience when it comes to your child's education. We look forward to meeting you!
Our Balanced Learning approach to child care makes us different than an ordinary Estero daycare. Minutes down the road from Miromar Outlets and Three Oaks Elementary School, we are conveniently located on Corkscrew Commons Drive.
Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, After school, Summer adventure club
Pinewoods Elementary School and Three Oaks Elementary School
Primrose School of Estero has the best in health and sanitation. During these unprecedented times, Primrose School of Estero has invested in several additional tools, services, and methods to provide a clean and healthy environment for the safety of our students, staff, and their families.
Fostering a sense of belongingness has been a part of every day at Primrose for the past 40 years, and we’re excited to invite all families, from Primrose and beyond, to join in as we celebrate the annual National Day of Belongingness on September 29.
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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.