Cincinnati parents are fortunate to have an abundance of preschools and daycares to choose from in the city and surrounding areas. But not all schools are the same! If you’re looking for a unique high quality daycare, private preschool or kindergarten for your child, here are just some of the reasons why you should consider the Mason, West Chester, or South Lebanon Primrose Schools.
Character Development Program is Unique to Primrose Schools
“The preschool curriculum, like all Primrose classroom programs, includes rich experiences in character development, social-emotional learning and exposure to concepts that help children understand the world and who they are,” says Ruthann Stidd, franchise owner of Primrose School of Mason and Primrose School of South Lebanon. “Students learn not only academic content, but also build capacity for skills such as kindness, empathy, generosity and sharing.”
At Primrose, educators believe that who children become is as important as what they know. “Our daily curriculum focuses on building a child’s sense of self, positive character and curiosity, in addition to a comprehensive academic focus,” says Susan Mattick, franchise owner of the Primrose School of Symmes. “Children learn how think creatively, work collaboratively, and develop the skills that will help them become successful in the future.”
One of the many ways that staff at Primrose Schools help students learn about character is by introducing the concept to the children in a fun way.
“Our Primrose Friends puppets offer an engaging framework to help children learn character development,” says Roland Young, franchise owner of the Primrose School of West Chester and two private employer-based Primrose Schools in Greater Cincinnati. “Each Primrose Friend represents a character trait. These traits are highlighted each month and incorporated into the daily curriculum. Children come to know the puppets as friends, and are able to model and articulate what it means to be responsible, fair, kind, cooperative and many other traits.”
Classes Build on Each Other
Primrose classroom programs are designed to build on each other. Infants and toddlers enter a Primrose School in the Wonder Program, and then move to the Venture Program for Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and then continue as a school-age student in the Explorer Program.
“In our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms, the skills and concepts in all learning domains are elevated and expanded upon to account for higher developmental levels of our student population,” Young says.
Learning is a Hands-On Experience
In all classes, learning takes place in the context of hands-on experiences, process-art, music, independent exploration, math manipulatives and a literacy-rich environment.
But in the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms, field trips are occasionally incorporated into the school day.
“Pre-Kindergarten students may visit a local farm, fire station, or even a grocery store to help collect cans and food items for those in need,” Stidd says.
At all Primrose Schools during the month of November, staff and parents organize a Caring and Giving Food Drive. It’s a chance for teachers and parents to work together to teach children the importance of generosity in their community, and another way Primrose incorporates hands-on learning in their schools.
Enrollment for the 2020/2021 school year begins in February for all Primrose Schools. For more information about the Primrose Schools in Mason, South Lebanon, Symmes and West Chester, visit primroseschools.com.