Growing Child Care Franchise, Primrose Schools(R), Announces Plans to Add 10 New Preschools Throughout Boston

BOSTON, Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Primrose Schools, a nationally accredited private preschool franchise with more than 270 locations across the country, announced plans to open more than 10 new schools throughout the greater Boston market in the next five years. Company executives identified key communities throughout New England for expansion after uncovering a shortage of high-quality child care providers in these areas.

Construction on Primrose School of Burlington, Mass. is already underway and franchise agreements have already been awarded for additional schools in Bedford, N.H. and Arlington, Mass.

Primrose Schools will offer its exclusive Balanced Learning® curriculum, which addresses multiple aspects of growth and learning: social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical skills. The program, designed for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, includes a blend of child-initiated and teacher-guided activities with an emphasis on age-appropriate literacy, math and character development skills.

"We are looking for franchise prospects who value our mission of making a positive difference in the lives of the children and families in the communities we serve," said Chris Goethe, Vice President of Franchising with Primrose School Franchising Company. "By growing the Primrose brand, we are making quality, early childhood education accessible to more families across the country."

Primrose executives are actively scouting real estate throughout the area and meeting with aspiring business owners to independently own and operate the new schools. Each Primrose school location will positively impact the area economy by creating approximately 25-30 new jobs and awarding approximately $2 million to $2.5 million in local development contracts.

Primrose Schools is on track to award 30 schools in 2013, growing to approximately 312 schools nationwide by the end of 2014.

About Primrose Schools®

Founded in 1982, Primrose Schools is the nation's leader in providing a premier educational child care experience in more than 270 schools in 18 states. Each Primrose is independently owned and operated by our Franchise Owners. They partner with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life, and offer an environment that helps children have fun while nurturing Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.

The Balanced Learning® system, consistently delivered in all Primrose Schools nationwide, is designed to provide high quality educational experiences to support children's social-emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development. It is made up of an exclusive standards-based curriculum that enables teachers to help children gain the knowledge and skills that will enable them to move successfully from one level of development to the next as well-rounded individuals. The system also offers developmentally appropriate materials and equipment for all classrooms; multiple forms of assessment; and extensive training for teachers.

Primrose is the first early childhood education organization in the country to receive AdvancED Corporation Systems Accreditation under the new Standards for Quality Early Learning Schools. This accreditation ensures all Primrose schools meet the highest quality standards and shows they are continually improving student learning. For more information, visit www.PrimroseSchools.com. Those seeking an education franchise opportunity can learn more at www.PrimroseFranchise.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Monica Rutkowski, Fishman Public Relations, (847) 945-1300 or mrutkowski@fishmanpr.comSource: Primrose Schools Franchising Co