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Primrose of Bee Cave

3801 Juniper Trace
Austin, TX 78738

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(512) 263-8631

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

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. The Primrose character development program teaches children the importance of helping others and being involved in the local community. The academic, character development and play elements are carefully structured into the day, in all Primrose schools, in age-appropriate ways for every grade level. Primrose serves children from 6 weeks to 5 years old in its child care program, and up to age 12 in its after-school program.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our philosophies on the education of young children
Primrose Schools’ philosophies are based upon the belief that by providing each child with a secure, nurturing and educational child care experience—that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning—we can help to establish a foundation for lifelong success. That is also our mission.
As your partner in your child’s education, we are pleased to share with you the following exemplary educational philosophies we infuse into our Balanced Learning® curriculum and throughout every Primrose School.


A child’s limitless potential should be met with boundless inspiration.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
We believe that every child has something special that can be built upon.
Great teaching balances telling children how to arrive at the answer with supporting them to find the answer on their own.
Learning is a treasure that will follow our children everywhere.
You’re never too young to learn something new.
Education is not received. It is achieved.
New technology doesn’t just affect how we teach. It affects how and what they learn.
Wise beyond one’s years can apply to four-year olds.
What a gift we give when we respect the child's natural need to explore, to reflect, to communicate, to dream, to celebrate!

A Typical Day

Daily Adventure in Learning and Fun!
Each day, teachers plan guided activities for the children to learn through art projects, blocks, toys, and dramatic play. Children learn to cooperate as a group by participating in Circle Time, Rhythm & Notes (Music), Thumbs Up! (Physical Fitness), and Og’s Story Time, using the Primrose Literature Kit for Early Preschool. Small group sessions provide time for teacher-facilitated art and science activities.

Primrose Friends come alive in the Early Preschool classroom, inviting children to develop a keen interest in exploring the world around them. Benjamin the Bear and his weather chart provide opportunities for children to talk about the weather and learn to match, predict, and plan. Peanut’s Picture Cards introduce the children to new vocabulary, and Og builds emergent reading skills with his books full of rhythm and rhyme. The Primrose Friends Puppets accompany the children on adventure in reading, singing, dancing, counting, caring, and sharing.

Encouraging Individual Growth and Development
Young children mature and develop skills at different rates. With this in mind, Primrose Early Preschool teachers focus on each child’s progress throughout the year. They support the development of key milestones, such as exploring a book during learning center time, building with blocks, or verbally labeling basic colors. Each child is given the opportunity to develop at his or her own pace in a setting that is challenging and enjoyable. This is critical to building children’s overall sense of self-worth and competence.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • 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
  • Voice Mail
  • 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