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Primrose School of Prestmont

4115 Ohio Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

Phone:
(972) 712-7746

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

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
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
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
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Music teacher who visits each class weekly and sings songs related to their weekly themes.
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
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
  • Tricycles
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught 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.

From the Director:

You can trust our exclusive Balanced Learning program to provide the best early education for your child. Our approach has earned high marks for carefully blending child-initiated and teacher-directed activites -strategies based on leading philosophies in early childhood education-with the very special Primrose focus on character and values.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Situations will vary based on classroom. In some situations, the teachers will spend more individualized time with these students. In other classrooms, the curriculum is designed to allow children to progress at their own pace.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

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.

A Typical Day

The schedules for each classroom are posted outside the rooms so that parents can gain a good understanding of the week's and day's activities. The day consists of a series of both child initiated and teacher directed activities. These activities will include such topics as math, reading, science, art and outdoor play. Additionally, we have a music teacher that comes to the school once a week to play new instruments for the children and to sing songs that go along with the weekly themes.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

This will vary by classroom. For all classes, we have annual open houses to offer the parents a time to meet the teachers. We also encourage parent-teacher conferences and our teachers are available for these meetings on a daily basis. In the older classes, we have assessment tests at the beginning and end of each year to demonstrate process. Other classes will have quarterly reports that are sent home.

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
  • 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

Handling Separation: From the Director

Open houses at the beginning of the year often help the children feel more confident as they start in a new class. We generally have additional staff on site during the first few weeks to ease the transition.