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
Hello! We are Bill and Yaa McConnell, the proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of South Charlotte.
Our Primrose story began while we were searching for an early education and care experience for our son. We tried a variety of child care arrangements, but we were challenged to find an option that provided the type of quality education we wanted for him — a secure, loving environment that helped him grow both socially and academically. When we enrolled him at Primrose, we immediately knew we’d found what we were looking for.
Within a few months, we knew we wanted to move from being Primrose parents to Primrose Franchise Owners. We had already considered opening our own business as a way to invest in the city of Charlotte. After more than a decade of designing and developing curriculum and instruction, Yaa was drawn to opening a school and saw it as an opportunity to provide more families with the Primrose Balanced Learning® approach, which balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance.
Yaa holds a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the George Mason University and an undergraduate degree in Sociology earned from the University of Ghana. While Yaa’s responsibilities range from managing staffing to supervising the implementation of curriculum, her favorite role is connecting with parents and families at the school. Bill, who earned a degree in Business Management from Florida State University and works as a Territory Manager for a global consumer products company, supports our school’s financial and operational needs.
We are thrilled to see our dream of serving families and children come to fruition by opening a Primrose school. Together, we are committed to providing students with a safe and nurturing environment to learn and grow their Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®, while providing parents with peace of mind, knowing their children are well cared for and receiving a premier education.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We would love to meet you and your family and welcome you to our Primrose family!
We aren’t just a daycare in Charlotte. We are a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. We are conveniently located just minutes down the road from Elon Park off Lancaster Highway.
Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, After school, Summer adventure club
Hawkridge Elementary School, Ballantyne Elementary School, Elon Park Elementary School and Indianland Elementary School
Children who feel valued and included are better equipped to show kindness and compassion to others, including those who are different from themselves.
Each month we feature a classroom book that helps children feel a sense of belongingness. This month we sat down with Markette Sheppard to discuss her book “What Is Light?” and the message she wants to send to children.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, our number one priority continues to be to the health and safety of our families and our staff. All our staff members remain committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment where children can learn and play. We are extremely thankful for that. Since the situation continues to escalate and out of the abundance of caution, we will be taking some additional health and safety measures. These health and safety procedures will remain in place until further notice and we will update as we see necessary.
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.
We’re looking for dedicated teachers who are as excited about helping children develop and learn as we are! Click the "Careers" link on our home page to download an application.
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.
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
There’s no question that parents want their preschoolers to grasp the basics of colors, numbers and letters to foster a lifetime of learning.
It might seem odd to think about your preschooler exploring data analysis and algebra.
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.