I am Caitlin Harris, Vice President of Operations of Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch.
I graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. I have spent more than fifteen years in the early education field both in the elementary school systems and child care facilities. I am a licensed director across multiple states including Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Florida and Louisiana. One of my favorite parts working with multiple schools is meeting and getting to know new families.
I am a proud mom in the Tampa Bay area to two sons, Ryker and Warrick. We spend a lot of time at the beach, reading and supporting our favorite sports teams - the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. We maintain an active role in our neighborhood library and are just beginning the joys of Little League.
As a working parent that traveled extensively, I found that it was critical to have a child care experience that allowed me to relax knowing my children were well cared for in a healthy environment. Child care that meets all a parent’s expectations is not always readily available, but Primrose Schools is a dependable brand that upholds their quality reputation. My belief in their mission led me to oversee several of their locations in partnership with Early Foundations.
Because we believe who children become is as important as what they know, character development and life skills are as much a part of the Balanced Learning approach as intellectual, creative and physical development. 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.
I am excited to meet you and your family!
Welcome to Primrose Schools!
My name is Amy Hays, Area Manager of Primrose Schools at Lakewood Ranch.
I have been a Florida resident for over ten years but am originally from New England where I grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire. I graduated from Keene State College with a bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology. The field of Early Childhood education has been my passion since 2000 and my career in the field began as a classroom teacher. Since 2000, I have held many roles in childcare facilities including my most recent as Center Director.
I live with my husband of 7 years, Brian, and our two beautiful daughters, Noella, 5 and Henlee, 4.Working in the field of early education, I have been privileged to have my girls attend the schools I’ve been employed at since they were infants. This has given me a unique and important view on how to offer not only the best education experience for children, but also the best professional environment for staff, as well as premier work-life balance for our families. I am excited to partner with Early Foundations Childcare to provide the same hiqh-quality experience for you.
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.
I am excited to meet you and your family!
Hello! I am the Executive Director of Primrose School of Lakewood Ranch North and Primrose School of Lakewood Ranch Town Center . I work in partnership with the administration teams at each location to to ensure your child’s early educational experience sets a lifelong love of learning!
As a working mom, I know how important it is in when choosing the right childcare for your little ones. I love getting to see your children grow and master new skills, as well as getting to know your family.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a focus on Exercise Science. During my clinicals, I spent time at the local Child Development Center teaching them exercises and nutrition. It was then that I realized I had a passion for early childhood education and a natural connection with kids. I started my career in Early Childhood Education in 2015 and have earned my Child Development Associate Credential, Director’s Credential, and VPK Director’s Credentials. I relocated to the Bradenton area in 2021 with my husband, James, and our son Benny. Having been in the industry, it was important to make sure I found the right program for Benny to thrive. We were fortunate to find a home quickly with Primrose School and couldn’t be happier.
I take great pride in the work we all do here at Primrose Schools and genuinely believe in our mission that who children become is as important as what they know. I am here to help, to listen, and to make your experience at Primrose School one that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Hello! My name is Rebecca Sergio and I am the Education Coach at Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch North. My excitement for working with children began when I was a little girl, playing teacher with my stuffed animals and toy dolls! From then on, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the field of education. I have been lucky enough to work with children, ages birth through elementary school, for 15 years and I have loved every minute of it! I completed my Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Education, with a focus in early childhood curriculum and instruction. After many years of working as a preschool teacher, I realized I wanted to further grow my career coaching other teachers in this field, and I was blessed to have the opportunity to start as the Education Coach at Primrose in November of 2020!
Since starting with Primrose School, I have enjoyed training and supporting teachers in all classrooms and being a part of the wonderful leadership team here! It has been so exciting getting to know all students and families and being able to work with teachers through the incredible balanced curriculum Primrose offers! I look forward to meeting you and your family and welcoming you to the Primrose family!
Hello! I am Ms. Kari Klein, the Assistant Director of Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch North. I have been working with children for about 20 years in different environments. What started out as a summer job as a camp counselor so many years ago, turned into a career I love, getting to watch so many little ones grow and learn. I started at Primrose in May of 2017 as the Assistant Teacher in Preschool Pathways and have grown so much since then. I absolutely love the work we do here at Primrose and love being able to welcome all our families with a big smile every day!
Hello! My name is Aimee Reagan, and I am the Administrative Assistant here at Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch North. I help run the day-to-day operations at the school, as well as support the teachers and students in all classrooms.
My passion for working with young children began when I started to help take care of my younger cousins as their babysitter. It was during this experience that I realized how much I loved teaching them and watching them grow and learn! I have been happily working with children the ages birth through pre-k for 8 years now. I recently completed my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in December of 2021 from the State College of Florida.
I have been with Primrose School for 3 years. I love helping support my fellow team members, as well as our students and families to ensure they are happy and always feel like they are surrounded in a great learning environment. I feel blessed to be able to help and be a part of each family’s journey here at Primrose School!