Primrose School of Lincoln at Wilderness Hills

Franchise Owner

Betsy Tonniges
Dr. Betsy Tonniges
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Dr. Betsy Tonniges


Welcome to the Primrose School of Lincoln at Wilderness Hills!

Meet Dr. Betsy Tonniges, proud Franchise Owner and operator of Primrose School of Lincoln at Wilderness Hills. Betsy has a passion for childhood development and is excited to bring the Primrose Experience of the premier early childhood education and care to families in Lincoln.

Betsy shares the Primrose belief that who children become is just as important as what they know. Immediately upon stepping into a Primrose school, Betsy was drawn to the research based Balanced Learning™ approach incorporating purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, collaboration, confidence and compassion. When asked about the Primrose Experience Betsy explains, “The Primrose Balanced Learning™ approach focuses on developmentally appropriate academics that are inquisitive and hands-on in nature, there is also optimal time throughout the day for children to make choices about their learning.”

Betsy and her husband, Jesse, are the proud parents of two school age children. A former public school educator, elementary principal and administrator, she was looking for an opportunity that allowed her to give back to the Lincoln community, but stay involved with children, families and learning. The goal she has established is to build lasting and trusted relationships with families to ensure that the choice you make in a childcare provider is one you can speak highly about and be proud of!

Betsy truly is a lifelong learner, graduating from Doane College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Middle School Education with an emphasis in language arts and social sciences. She continued to earn her Masters degrees in Curriculum Instruction and Educational Leadership, along with endorsements in Early Childhood, ELL and Reading Specialist. Betsy earned National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) credentials in the area of Literacy and completed her Doctorate of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In her spare time, Betsy volunteers and serves on the board with several organizations that directly benefit children and families within our community.

We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your hopes and dreams for your child’s early childhood experience! To speak to one of our Leadership Team members to learn more about the Primrose School of Lincoln at Wilderness Hills or to schedule a time to meet and tour, please call (402) 803-8525.

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