What is written are our opinions. We initially loved this place when we started because of the Christian values, low turnover and demonstrated care for the children. Although they are probably still one of the best options in the area our opinions have definitely declined as we are overall disappointed and disheartened with so many things.Recently we had an upsetting and traumatic incident which led to written and verbal conversations with this location and eventually DHS. After DHS informed the school of our complaint the school sent an email to other families (excluding us) trying to explain the DHS presence and the incident in ways we did not agree were accurate. We received a call much later that night dismissing us from the school immediately because we didn't keep it internal which was later changed to us not trusting them and not being satisfied with the care provided.I did everything as we've always done it and we should be allowed to do it as parents and patrons. I tried to address it internally first and then I talked to others. I shouldn't have to fear any repercussions for speaking, questioning or reporting. Our children should never be punished because of a disagreement. I'm so saddened this school feels we did something wrong, should censor our speech (blocked original account on Facebook) and dismiss our family so abruptly and late in the night. Our children have had a really hard time dealing with this decision because they weren't allowed to even say goodbye to their teachers and friends, feel at fault and are in fear of being kicked out at their new place now.
Melissa A’s review could not be further from the truth. My son is 2.5 years old and has been at Primrose in SW OKC since 9/2016. I have seen nothing but exponential growth in his understating of the world around him. Comparing his development to his friends in “in-home” daycare's or other childcare facilities is night and day.Primroses’ disciplinary strategies do not sit children in “time-out” all day. While they do utilize time out as a disciplinary strategy, the times are age appropriate, and there communication both during and after the discipline. I can vouch for this personally as my son has both required time outs and has been on the receiving end of other children’s time outs. Primrose is a structured school but they also have teachers there with several years of early childhood experience. They cannot, and should not have children doing whatever they want whenever they want. Your child will not just “sit/listen/perform” but the day is scheduled allowing children to know what is coming next and what to expect. My son has had classmates who have stayed behind longer and/or moved up earlier to accommodate their milestones. They produce a lots of art projects, along with class games and activities, to showcase the day’s/week’s/month’s learning objectives. The idea that the teachers are making these projects is nonsensical. Not only do parents have access to the “tadpoles” app, where pictures of their children making the projects are posted, but the volume of art would be overwhelming for the staff to make themselves.Primrose is an expense school, however it is the best early childhood development program in the OKC metro. This garners the higher price; the facility is new, clean and modern; the meals are balanced, healthy and nutritious; the staff is highly qualified, kind and caring; the curriculum is engaging, nuanced, and creative. Quality comes at a price, and I believe that my son’s care and education is worth that price. More to write length restricted
My son attended SW Primrose and it’s a parenting decision I truly regret. My son received mediocre care and often times spent his days in “time-out”. Majority of the classroom teachers have no credentials let alone any formal childhood education training, If your child doesn’t fit the mold of listening/sitting/performing tasks as directed this is NOT the school for you. There is constant transition from room-to-room, with a HIGH teacher turnover. Every few weeks, there was a new teacher in my sons room. And just when my son would get comfortable in his assigned classroom, he was moved up to make space for other children – even if he wasn’t ready!Aside from the front counter staff, teacher moral is very low. This low moral is passed along to the children in the classroom. In one classroom my son’s teacher expressed to me multiple times that she felt my two-year old had ADD/ADHD and would express frustration when he wouldn’t listen and/or obey. I later discovered that my completely NORMAL son had a slight speech delay. Instead of working with the parents to have a parent paid speech therapist come onsite, Primrose decided that my son wasn’t a good fit for the school.While there is a curriculum calendar, please know that the teachers will send home artwork/activities that the teachers complete themselves. Perfectly cut circles; perfectly potted flowers; perfectly glued sticks. Be aware that the teachers have clear favorites; often the favorite children have parents that work at Primrose. So unless you plan on working at Primrose, I strongly recommend trusting another center for your child’s development. In addition to the outrageous tuition, Primrose will definitely let you know when Teacher Appreciation week is. They will “push” down your throat “gift” ideas that you should bring to the teachers every day. Maybe if the owners spent more time getting teacher moral up themselves, they wouldn’t have to rely on parents buying gifts to keep their staff.