Primrose School of North Scottsdale

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Franchise Owners of Primrose School Karen & Michael Verlardi with their family
Karen & Michael Verlardi
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Karen & Michael Verlardi


Karen and Mike Verlardi are the very proud owners of the Primrose School of North Scottsdale. Their 3 children (Nichole, Michael, and Danielle) are the primary reason that Karen and Mike decided to open a Primrose. Their endeavor began when searching in the Scottsdale area for quality childcare for their first child - this is where they realized that their high standards would make it difficult to be satisfied with the typical daycare establishment. Their desire to find the best care for their own children quickly developed into a passion to provide both an educational and nurturing environment for children of the community, as well as peace of mind for parents just like themselves. After they found Primrose, they knew it was a perfect partnership. Their philosophies about the importance of family balance and child security and happiness were a complete match and Primrose had the reputation and experience to help the Verlardis deliver this to the local community. After searching for years within the Scottsdale area for the perfect site, in 2015 the opportunity for the North Scottsdale location came into view. "We are excited to bring to fruition, our long held dream of opening a Primrose School in Scottsdale. The community has wanted an outstanding early childhood education program for years, and we are thrilled to finally make this a reality. We look forward to being able to offer a high quality educational based preschool to the families of Scottsdale, and are anxious to develop relationships with children and their parents who desire first-rate child care." Originally from New Jersey, Mike and Karen Verlardi have been residents of the valley since 1998. After graduating from Montclair State University and marrying - they decided to move to the west coast to further their consulting and sales careers. Karen holds an MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is a member of the American Business Women's Association, and has held corporate positions in systems and product development for more than 14 years. In 2008 they opened the Primrose School at Palm Valley in Goodyear and in 2014 took over ownership of the Primrose School of East Mesa.

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