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
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.
The Preschool and Pre-K programs at our school are committed to the first five years of development and instilling a lifelong love of learning.
Our Balanced Learning approach to child care makes us different than an ordinary Lincoln daycare. Right down the road from SouthPointe Pavilions and Adams Elementary School, we are conveniently located on S. 28th Street.
Infant, Toddler, Early Preschool, Preschool Pathways, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Before & After School Care, and Summer Adventure Club
🌟Meet the Boehm's! 🌟 We have been a Primrose family since 2021. We currently have two kids at Primrose: Alice (PreK Class) and Grace (Young Toddler Class). When we first moved to Nebraska for Jeff’s job as a USDA Research Geneticist and Adjunct Professor at UNL, we were contemplating where to send Alice to Preschool. After hearing great things about Primrose, we knew that’s where we wanted her to be. Alice has thrived at Primrose and is excited to be going to school everyday. The teachers at Primrose have been amazing and she has learned so much! As a result, we feel she is well prepared for Kindergarten. Our younger daughter Grace started in the Infant classroom at 5 months old and is presently in the Young Toddler classroom. Primrose has been wonderful for her as well! The care given to both our girls provides us peace of mind that they are in good hands everyday. There are not enough words to express how fond we are of the school, the wonderful teachers, the staff and administrators at Primrose!
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Primrose School of Lincoln at Wilderness Hills is now approved for ChildCare Aware of America. We are proud to serve our military families by offering this benefit. Call our school today to schedule a tour!
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.
90% of a child’s brain develops in the first five years.
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
Our Primrose 360Connect™ email delivers daily peace of mind and engagement in your child’s learning experience. As a Primrose parent, you’ll receive an update on your child’s activities, naps, meals and milestones. We also include photos so you can see what a great day your child is having.
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.