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
We are Shannan Arbabi and Andrew Gol, proud owners of the Primrose School of West Allen since 2002! We believe that our backgrounds and experiences shaped our vision for our school, and it is a true joy to see it come to life each day.
Shannan was raised in Oklahoma, but moved to Texas after completing law school at OU. Shannan's legal career has been spent mainly in the area of school law, specifically representing school districts in special education litigation, employment matters, as well as student issues. Shannan has also been actively involved in the daily operations of Primrose for the past 20 years. Andrew, a native of Houston, holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from UT Austin and UNT, and also earned his Ph.D at Texas Tech University. After working in school administration, Andrew built a strong family therapy practice over 25 years, working with children and also adults. Together, we embrace the Primrose School of West Allen culture and enjoy relationships with our amazing staff and wonderful families. Over the years, Primrose has become our extended family and we are so proud of the reputation our school has earned.
We also have 2 children, who both attended our school through Kindergarten. Alec, now 23, started Primrose at age 3. Alec recently earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and is pursuing a career in military intelligence and operations. Ali, 17, started Primrose as an infant and is now a junior at Lovejoy High School. Ali has one passion, horses. Ali's interest in started early, and over the past 5 years she has become a serious competitor in multiple national and international equestrian show jumping circuits.
Many parents and staff say there is something unique about the family feel of our school. We agree, and are so grateful that our team of teachers and leadership team members embrace shared values and a sincere passion for the children in our care. We look forward to meeting your family soon!
Shannan and Andrew
We are conveniently located on Tatum Drive, right down the road from Green Elementary Ann's Way and five minutes from Norton Elementary School. Unlike an ordinary daycare in Allen, we provide your child with a robust early education and child care experience.
Infant, Toddler, Early Preschool, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, 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.
At Primrose Schools®, we know robotics and STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art and math) are fun ways to build far more than academic skills. They also help children practice social and emotional skills like problem solving and collaboration. That’s why we introduced the new Ready, Set, Robotics! unit and charity challenge at Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Clubs across the country. During this two-week summer challenge, elementary-aged students solved problems through coding, design thinking and engineering. They worked together to code the classroom robot—Dash—to help it navigate mazes and special missions. Then they brought those new robotics skills into a friendly competition where teams designed and engineered an original solution and created a video showcasing their project. More than 80 schools participated, and the schools of the three winning teams were given funds to donate to local charities of their choice.
It’s November, which means it’s time for our national Caring and Giving Food Drive! Read our blog to find fun ways you can help your child lead their own family food drive at home.
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.
We are conveniently located on Tatum Drive, right down the road from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and minutes away from Ereckson Middle School and Rasor Elementary School. Unlike an ordinary daycare in Allen, we provide your child with a robust early education and child care experience.
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
We are excited to give you a peak inside our school!
There’s no question that parents want their preschoolers to grasp the basics of colors, numbers and letters to foster a lifetime of learning.
An all-in-one online and mobile solution for managing your child's information and payment information, communicating with your child's teachers, and tracking your child's daily activities in real-time!
It might seem odd to think about your preschooler exploring data analysis and algebra.
Our school was named a winner of the 2018 Wow Moments Awards! We are so proud of Ms. Reeves! You are a rock star teacher and we appreciate your hard work and dedication to West Allen kids!
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.
Our Primrose students have been hard at work in the Primrose Patch this spring - and look what they've grown! Beautiful flowers and wonderful herbs to be shared with all our families! Green thumbs abound in our Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Explorer's programs! Way to GO!
In an effort to Go Green to create a better world for our children, we are investing in solar panels. It is exciting to work with Sunpro Solar on this project. Several of our children with their curious minds have asked what the panels are and it has been fun to teach them about solar energy and electricity.
"Shared Vision" is a unique work of art created during a collaborative staff experience. Each staff member worked independently to express their own individual style while keeping our shared vision in mind.