Primrose School of Symmes

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Franchise Owner of Primrose School Ruthann Brown and her family
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Ruthann Brown


Ruthann Brown’s path to Primrose

I can remember sitting in class as a first and second grade student dreading being called on to read. I loathed school. School was a place for being teased by peers and being berated for not knowing the answer. I would turn bright red whenever I was called on and I sweat with nervousness about what others thought about me.

By the time I was in high school I had pretty well decided that I wanted to go into education. I can recall telling my family that I wanted to go into teaching and them laughing. They all knew how much I had hated school and could not believe that I would be interested in continuing that endeavor. I gave them the same speech I have told families at open house in my own classroom. I want to be in education because I hated school, and I never want another child to feel the way I did about reading and math. The root of my problems started before first and second grade. The problem began in preschool and kindergarten. I left kindergarten without the foundational skills needed to succeed in the following grades. It is impossible to read to learn when you never really mastered learning to read.

When I entered college at Utah State University I would talk about owning my own preschool and childcare facility as part of my life plan. I used to draw how I wanted the building to look and how the programs would be implemented. As I got further into the Elementary Education program my ideas for my school morphed to incorporate my new found knowledge of teaching styles and ideals. I knew that I would have to spend time in the classroom teaching, gain a little life experience, and get a Master’s Degree before I could stand in front of anyone and expect them to trust that I knew what I was doing.

Fast forward a few years. At this point I had changed districts, grades, got married and added to the number of members in our family. In 2012 I had to find a sitter or daycare for my son, Corbin, and I stumbled across Primrose in West Chester. I met with the director who gave me a tour and walked me through the curriculum as well as the programs offered to the older children. I was in shock. Here was the exact school I had doodled and dreamt about for years. My dream school had already been created and was successful. I enrolled the next month to start my Master’s Degree and began planning how I would join a Franchise that held the same expectations of educators, students, and parents as I did.

Now I have two boys and a little girl as well as my amazing step children! I am so excited to have them enrolled or involved through service at the Primrose School of Mason as well as our sister school in South Lebanon. I know you will feel the same level of excellence in education and childcare that I have experienced at our school.

*Franchise Owner in correlation with the Peace-Norvell Ownership Group

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    Looking for child care in Cincinnati?

    We are conveniently located right down the street from the Governor's Plaza on Governor's Way. Unlike an ordinary daycare in Cincinnati, we provide your child with a robust early education and child care experience.

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    Programs for Any Age

    Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, After school, Summer adventure club

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    We bus to the following elementary schools:

    Symmes Elementary School, Loveland Elementary School, JF Burns Elementary School and St. Margaret of York Catholic School

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    Spring Fling!

    We’ve got some AMAZING raffle items open for bidding in preparation for our annual Spring Fling! The event is THIS SATURDAY, April 22 from 10-1 at the Primrose School of Mason. We will have games, prizes, food, raffles, inflatables, and lots more fun for the whole family! Proceeds benefit the Cancer Free Kids foundation. ❤️ See a member of the leadership team for more information and to purchase tickets! 🎟️

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    Now Hiring!

    Join our team! We offer competitive pay, a variety of benefits, and the chance to make a difference in the lives of young children! Please contact Sally at for more info!

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    Read Across America Week!

    Happy Read Across America week! We have celebrated this week with lots of extra reading, themed activities, dress-up days, special snacks, and our annual book fair! 📚 📖 📕 #primroseproud

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    Santa's Workshop

    You don't want to miss this! Our annual Santa's Workshop Event is next Saturday, December 3rd! Complete with crafts, food, local vendors, secret shopping for kiddos, and pictures with the Big Man himself, it truly is fun for the whole family! 🎅

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    Caring and Giving Drive

    Our Caring and Giving Drive is under way! Donate your non-perishable items to the “pod” of your choice and help them win a pizza party! Donations will be sent to Matthew 25 Ministries.

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    Trunk or Treat!

    Our Trunk or Treat is THIS Friday, beginning with the Parade of Costumes at 5 PM. Parents must be present for their child to participate in the "trunking." Happy Halloween! 🎃

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    Fire Safety!

    We are learning about fire safety this month! 🔥

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    Happy National Working Parents Day!

    We have some adorable future professionals dressed up like their parents for National Working Parents Day! ❤️👨🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍⚕️👨🏻‍🔬

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    Learning all about the letter S! 🥰

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    Celebrating Cultures Event

    This month, we will hold our annual Celebrating Cultures night. This is a night where families can join us at Primrose for food, fun, songs, and celebration. We invite families to the school on Wednesday, September 21st at 5:45

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    Creativity at Play!

    At Primrose, we offer many opportunities for our students to express their creativity and explore the world around them!

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    It's never too early to cultivate a lifetime reading habit! 📖

    Our teachers do such an amazing job promoting early literacy!

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    Donuts for Dad!

    We had so much fun celebrating our AWESOME dads this morning!

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    Learning about United States Geography!

    Our Pre-K class has undertaken the coolest project this year in an attempt to learn more about US geography. They are trying to collect postcards from all 50 states. We still need the following states: Washington, Montana, both North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah, Kansas, New Mexico, Mississippi, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Delaware! If you know any friends or family from these states, please have them mail us a postcard with an interesting fact about that state 😁 Primrose School of Symmes 9175 Governors Way Cincinnati, OH 45249

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    Happy Feet Spring Season!

    Sign up now for the Happy Feet spring season!

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    STEAM Curriculum!

    Our Pre-Kindergarten students are learning about fossils and archeology! So fun! 🦕🦴 #science #STEAM

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    Summer Camp!

    Now enrolling for Summer Adventure Club! Bring fun and learning together with hands-on activities like engineering, sports, arts, field trips, guest speakers, and more. School may be out for summer, but learning is still in.

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    Happy Read Across America Day! 📚

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    Superhero Day!

    Check out our superhero preschoolers and preschool teachers!

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    Disney Day!

    Our Kindergarteners (and our whole school) had a great time dressing up as their favorite Disney characters as part of our annual spirit week!

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    Happy Mother's Day!

    Happy Mother's Day to all of our wonderful mommies!

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    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

    We had such a great time this week celebrating our fantastic teachers! 📚

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    Early Literacy

    We get very excited about our literacy curriculum at The Primrose School of Symmes. Obviously, our students share that sentiment!

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    Earth Day Celebration!

    We celebrated Earth Day yesterday with our annual Earth Day parade (warning: cuteness overload)! 🌎

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    Now Hiring: Infant Teacher!

    We are looking for a strong, dedicated infant teacher to join our team as our school continues to grow. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Shannon at

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    Kindergarten Open House Rescheduled

    Our Kindergarten Open House has been rescheduled! Why choose Primrose Kindergarten? -It's a FULL day, private program with a rigorous curriculum -Class sizes are much smaller than public Kindergarten classes -Meals, snacks, and before & after school care are included! We also offer a half-day program and transportation for those attending Loveland, Sycamore, Kings, or SMOY. If you are interested, join us for one of the sessions on April 20th. Zoom links are below: Topic: Kindergarten Open House-- April 20--noon Time: Apr 20, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 875 1137 1518 Passcode: Hh8evL Topic: Kindergarten Open House-- April 20--5 PM Time: Apr 20, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 830 0895 5053 Passcode: 55iwm4

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    Happy Feet!

    We are so glad to be welcoming HappyFeet back to our school! "HappyFeet is an exciting mobile soccer clinic for children aged 2-6." Coach Becky will visit our school each Monday afternoon to work with those who choose to register. For more information, visit

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    Tomorrow is the first official day of SPRING and we are ready! 😎🌷

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    Music class! 🥁🎶

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    Summer Camp Registration!

    Our Summer Camp registration is now open to the public! Please contact administrators@primrosesymmes or 513.697.6970 for more information!

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    Outdoor Play

    Having a BALL in this beautiful weather! 🌞⚽️

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    Happy Read Across America Day! 😍📚

    Share a book with a friend!

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    Dramatic Play!

    Our Preschool Pathways class took their camping-themed curriculum to the next level! ⛺️🔥

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    Book Fair begins TODAY!

    Our Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair starts TODAY and continues until March 7th. Enjoy these special online shopping features: Access to over 6,000 products All orders ship direct to home FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25* All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping: Thank you for continuing to support our school. Happy reading!

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    Early Arts Masters

    Another budding artist! 🎨 At Primrose, Early Art Masters is woven into appropriate lessons as a sensory experience. The focus of art experiences at this age level is on exploring colors, textures, shapes, lines, and exposing the children to a variety of art materials and media. And it's FUN! 😁

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    100th Day of School!

    Our Kindergarteners did a fantastic job with their 100th day of school projects! 👵🧓

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    Upcoming Virtual Book Fair!

    We are excited to announce our Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair from 2/22 to 3/7. Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping:

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    The cold weather can't slow us down!

    Whether indoors or out, we find a way to keep our students active through the winter months. ❄️

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    Exciting science curriculum!

    Science is SO cool! Our curriculum is covering weight and density this week. Here are several of our preschoolers completing an experiment to see which objects sink and which objects float!

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    Parent Appreciation Dinner

    We love our fantastic, supportive families SO much that we decided to provide them with pizza kits to make at home as a family. Thanks for being a "pizza" our Primrose family!

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    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays from all of us at The Primrose School of Symmes! 🎄🎅

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    Early Arts Masters

    Primrose's Early Arts Masters Program utilizes visual and creative arts, which stimulate imagination and critical thinking skills that are essential for success in learning and life! 🎨

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    Protective Measures

    Here are a few of the many precautions we are taking to keep our students, families, and staff safe!

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We wish you a very happy and SAFE holiday! 🦃

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    Disguise the Turkey!

    Our Kindergarten students (and their teacher) are SO creative! Check out their turkey disguises! 🦃

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    Health and Safety Procedures

    -Touchless temperature checks for all students and staff upon arrival -Masks required for all adults and school-aged children -Parent drop-off at the front door -Requiring any children or staff with respiratory illness symptoms or fever to return home and stay home until fever-free for at least 24 hours and consulting a doctor -Frequent disinfecting and sanitizing of high-touch toys -Frequent handwashing by children and staff, which is embedded in our curriculum and daily staff protocols -Continuous health & safety training for our staff

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    Focus on Literacy

    Our teachers use the most creative and innovative strategies for teaching letters! 📚

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    Trunk or Treat Winner!

    Congrats to the Neiberding family, who stole the show at this year's Trunk or Treat Event with their "Legoland Primrose." Well done! And thanks to all of our families and staff who made this a SAFE and fun Halloween experience for our kiddos! 🏆🥇

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    Thumbs Up! Physical Activity

    The rain can't stop us from keeping our students active! As part of the Balanced Learning approach, children at Primrose School engage in physical activity each day through the Thumbs Up!® program. 😀

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    Harmony and Hearts Music and Literacy Curriculum

    Harmony & Heart™ is Primrose Schools’ proprietary music and literature program that teaches key cognitive lessons while reinforcing social-emotional skills in a fun and engaging manner. While character development and music programs have always been fused into the Primrose Schools Balanced Learning® curriculum, we are an industry leader in our innovative, integrated approach.

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    Now Enrolling

    Proudly serving familes in Loveland, Symmes, Landen, Maineville, Deerfield Township and other surrounding areas. Call today to schedule your personal tour to learn more about our Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten & Private Kindergarten programs. (513) 697-6970

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