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
Shannon and Erik Peterson are the proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of West Bellevue. As native residents of the Seattle area, the couple is excited to share the Primrose Experience with the community they were raised in, and provide the children in their care with a premier early childhood education that is second to none.
Shannon and Erik were first introduced to Primrose Schools while looking for child care for their daughter, Sonja. Like all parents, they were searching for a healthy, warm, and loving environment with a high-quality early learning curriculum. After their first visit to a Primrose School, the two immediately realized they had found what they were looking for, and decided that they wanted to serve other families in the Bellevue community by opening their own Primrose school there.
“From the moment we first stepped inside a Primrose school, we knew we needed to be a part of bringing the Primrose Experience® to the Seattle area,” said Shannon. “The environment, the people, and the Balanced Learning® approach met every expectation we had of premier early childhood education. Erik and I were drawn to Primrose’s time-tested curriculum that combines purposeful play with nurturing guidance to prepare children for a lifetime of learning without losing sight of the fact that who they are is as important as what they know. We want to help families raise their children to become the best people possible.”
The couple met while earning their undergraduate degrees at the University of Washington. Since graduating, Shannon has spent most of her career working as a small business manager and corporate event planner, gaining the skills and experience she calls on while overseeing the day-to-day operations of their school. Erik holds an MBA from London Business School, and manages the school’s finances and human resources while continuing his career in commercial real estate.
The youngest member of Shannon and Erik’s family – their daughter Sonja – is also excited to take on her first professional role as the CPO (Chief Playground Officer) of Primrose School of West Bellevue.
“Our family values education immensely, and we both come from families of educators and business owners – my mom actually used to work in preschool management herself,” said Shannon. “We’re so lucky to be able to pursue both of those passions through our Primrose School.”
The Petersons are thrilled to bring high-quality early childhood education to Bellevue, and look forward to providing parents with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their children are well cared for, well- educated, and happy. They can’t wait to welcome you to their Primrose family!
We aren't just a daycare in Bellevue, we are a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. We are conveniently located on 114th Avenue SE, just minutes down the road from Mercer Slough Nature Park.
Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten
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.
Primrose School of West Bellevue recognized in the 2021 Best of Bellevue Contest! The total votes cast in this year’s contest was 11,925, which ran from April 1 through May 31. Categories ranged from shopping and restaurants to favorite elected officials.
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.
With amazing support from our Primrose School of West Bellevue families, we were able to donate a truck-load of non-perishable food items and toiletries to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank https://issaquahfoodbank.org/.
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.