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Primrose School of Kennesaw North

3054 North Main Street Northwest
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone:
(770) 218-3500

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

"The accredited Primrose Balanced Learning® curriculum, launched in 2001 and built upon the original school model, blends the two leading philosophies of teaching young children�??the child-initiated approach and the teacher-directed approach�??and balances this with character development and play."

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Desktop & Laptop computers
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Manipulatives & more
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Large Fish Tank in Main Hallway
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Keyboard lessons
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Spanish, Lifeskills, Character Development, Social Studies,

From the Director:

Please visit our website at www.primrosekennesawnorth.com for a more descriptive explanation of our academic, character development and enrichment programs. It is difficult to properly portray the programming that takes place using the above check-boxes. Thank you.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Instructional time is a blend of teacher-directed and child-initiated in both small and large groups.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"A BALANCE
between learning and nurturing; self-discovery and guided exploration

A PARTNERSHIP
between your family and your child�??s teachers; classroom learning and experience learning


A UNIQUE PHILOSOPHY
that leads your child toward lifelong achievement"

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are strongly encouraged to contact the school and the teachers to find out how their child is doing in all aspects of their education.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

If a parent is concerned about their child's transition into the classroom we encourage them to visit a couple of times prior to the child's starting date. This helps familiarize the child to the class, classmates, and school overall.