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 Alonzo and Bethany Durham, the proud owners of Primrose School of South Reno. My husband and I are so excited to bring the first Primrose School to the state of Nevada! Born and raised in the wonderful state of Nevada – I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada. My passion for educating met my love of sales and marketing as I grew into my career as a Health and Life Insurance Broker. Alonzo moved to Reno to attend the University of Nevada, playing football for the Wolf Pack, and graduated with a degree in Speech Communications. He’s now a sommelier and manager for the largest distributor in the area.
As a dual-career family, we know the difficulty of entrusting our children to someone else's care during the work day. We were able to find suitable care for our children, but I found myself desiring more in their early childhood education. I eventually took a turn in my career to have a home-based business during their preschool years. As they got older and began their elementary school education, I desired to re-commit to my career goals with a new passion: serving families with a nurturing and educational early learning experience they could trust.
While researching opportunities in childcare and early learning, we found Primrose Schools consistently leading the industry. As we explored the option of becoming franchise owners, we were so impressed with the level of care and education being provided to the children at the schools we visited. Every interaction with school locations and franchise support left us knowing, without a doubt, that our community needed a Primrose School. We continue to be amazed by their outstanding approach to education, social emotional enrichment, and character development.
South Reno is our home, and we are so excited to bring an exceptional program to our community’s families.I’m eager to introduce you to Primrose and show you how our belief statement resonates in everything we do: “We believe who children become is as important as what they know”. We deliver more than a curriculum; it’s a life-changing early learning experience for children and their families. Our exclusive early learning approach balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. We strongly believe in the power of our community. The exclusive Primrose Schools Balanced Learning® approach allows us to partner with parents in growing leaders that will truly make a difference in this world.
Outside of work hours, you’ll find Alonzo and I staying active, spending time with our family and friends, exploring the world around us, and laughing a lot with our beautiful children. We are excited to meet you and your family!
We are conveniently located on Double Diamond Pkwy, south of Huffaker Elementary School and up the road from Center Creek Park. Unlike an ordinary daycare in Reno, we provide your child with a robust early education and child care experience.
Infant, Toddler, Early Preschool, Preschool Pathways, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, After School, Summer Adventure Club
At Primrose, your child will get more than an infant daycare experience. Our teachers help your child develop and grow, building one skill upon another, which is why we are the leader in infant child care.
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.
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.