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 Jamie Essig, and my husband Chris 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.
I have earned an Advanced Director Credential as well as a VPK Endorsed Director Credential from the Florida Department of Children and Families. 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!
We are conveniently located on Executive Drive, right down the street from Korunda Medical Institute and North Collier Fire Station. Unlike an ordinary daycare in Naples, we provide your child with a robust early education and child care experience.
Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, After school, Summer adventure club
Laurel Oak Elementary School and Vineyards Elementary School
Primrose School of Estero is NOW OPEN and ENROLLING! Chris and Jamie Essig are proud to bring their second Primrose School location to the community of Estero. We have limited enrollment left available, please give us a call to inquire 239-330-8030.
Our Balanced Learning® approach weaves in character development and life skills into daily learning experiences because we believe who children become is as important as what they know.
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.
At Primrose Schools® Summer Adventure Club, learning meets fun through hands-on activities—like sports, robotics, and more—that encourage creativity, compassion and resourcefulness.
Our new exclusive Harmony & Heart® program integrates our proprietary music and books in a variety of thoughtful ways each day. Through learning about music, while simultaneously being exposed to concepts in math, language, and character development, your child will grow as a musician, a student, and a person.
The Power of Early Education
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
As of November 30, 2015 Primrose School of North Naples is accredited through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC).
There’s no question that parents want their preschoolers to grasp the basics of colors, numbers and letters to foster a lifetime of learning.
Primrose School of North Naples has the best in health and sanitation. During these unprecedented times, Primrose School of North Naples 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.
It might seem odd to think about your preschooler exploring data analysis and algebra.
The Primrose School of North Naples is seeking full and part time teachers and support staff at our state of the art facility.
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.