Primrose School of Symmes

Franchise Owners

Ruthann and Jenny
CRJ Learning Group
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CRJ Learning Group


CRJ Learning Group is the formal name for our Ownership Group. CRJ Learning Group owns the Primrose School of Symmes and other sister schools in the Cincinnati area.

Candice Peace, Ruthann Brown, and Jennifer McCormick are the founders of CRJ Learning Group and each of them represents an initial in the name of the company.

Candy and Ruthann came to Primrose as a mother and daughter ownership team in 2015 when they purchased the Primrose School of Mason. Candy has always been an off-site owner as she is a tax attorney and accountant for a firm in the Dayton area. Ruthann has a background in education and before becoming a Primrose Owner she was a first grade teacher at a public school in the Greater Cincinnati area.  It was during the transfer of ownership that Candy and Ruthann met Jenny. At the time, Jenny was the Director of the Primrose School of Mason. Jenny started her career with Primrose in 1999 at the Primrose School of Symmes as an Infant teacher. She has been a Teacher, Assistant Director, Director, Area Director, and was asked to join the ownership group we now call CRJ Learning Group.

All three women have strengths that differ greatly from one another, but they share a common mindset and belief system. They believe that doing the right thing for staff, students, and the community always has positive returns in both business and personal health.

*Franchise Owner in correlation with the CRJ Learning 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:

    Please call us for more information as bussing changes occur each year.

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    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Parents are encouraged to join us at 10am on Wednesday, February 14th for a special Valentine's Day snack and party.

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    Spring Fling!

    Our annual Spring Fling is April 27 from 9-2 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. ❤️

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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!

    Read Across America week is February 26th-March 1st! Join us in special themed dress up days, special guest readers, and of course lots of reading! 📚 📖 📕 #primroseproud

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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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    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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    Check out our Facebook Page

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    Og's Bountiful Book Drive

    The Primrose School of Symmes will be hosting Og's Bountiful Book Drive from February 5th-March 1st. Families are encouraged to donate new or gently read books for readers of all ages.

We'd love for your family to meet ours.