Primrose School of South Tampa

Franchise Owners

Franchise Owners of Primrose School Jana Radtke and Christy Blackard
Christy Blackard and Jana Radtke
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Christy Blackard and Jana Radtke


License # C13HI0273 Jana Radtke and Christy Blackard (mother and daughter) have worked together at Primrose Schools beginning with the first school they opened in Texas in 1995! After struggling to find a quality, early childhood education option for her own children, Jana decided to build a Primrose School. "I was surprised at how difficult it was to find trustworthy childcare and was overwhelmed with the waiting lists for high quality options. Like all parents, I wanted my children to have the best experience focused on early education. After having my youngest children on the waiting list of a Primrose School for 18 months, we built our first Primrose School and I changed careers! It was the best decision I've ever made!" Jana holds a Bachelor's in Management & Computer Information Systems and a Master's in Business as well as an associates degree in early childhood education and a Florida Director's Credential. In her former life, she spent 20 years as chief information officer, chief operating officer, and chief executive officer with financial and insurance companies in Texas and Florida. Despite success in the corporate world, she missed work-life balance, one of the primary reasons she left the corporate world to invest in her first Primrose School.

Ms. Blackard adds, "All four of my children (Jana's grandchildren) attended Primrose! Now we are pleased that my granddaughter (Jana's GREAT granddaughter) is a Primrose student!" The Radtke and Blackard families have made preschool education a way of life and have been dedicated to positively impacting children's lives through the unmatched Primrose educational experience. Ms. Blackard holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing & Communications and a Master's degree in Elementary Education as well as a Florida Director's Credential. "With deep roots in the Primrose community, we are incredibly devoted to bringing the best possible child care experience to our South Tampa communities. We understand the importance of instilling a love of learning during a child's early years, and we believe this is essential to building a new generation of bright students!", said Ms. Blackard. We are committed to delivering the best possible experience when it comes to your child's education. We are excited to provide the high quality care necessary to prepare your children for future success in school and in life!

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