June 23, 2014 at 1:54 PM
Primrose School at Mountainside demonstrated its commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves this week. On Saturday, June 21, the school held a Spring Fling fundraiser to help raise awareness and raise money for worthwhile causes. This year’s event raised over $2300, which will be split between The Paul Jackson Fund , a local charity that support families in crisis, and the Primrose Children’s Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that supports organizations that focus on the needs of children and families.
“At Primrose, we’re committed to teaching our students about helping others and giving back to the community year-round with our Helping Hands program,” said Ashley Gray, owner of the Primrose School at Mountainside. “Not only were we able to raise funds for a great community cause, but our Spring Fling event also gave local families an opportunity to come together in a fun and exciting way.”
The event was held at the school and featured carnival games, open play on the school's four playgrounds, face painting, sports activities, a silent auction and more.
Funding raised for the Primrose Children’s Foundation will be used to support Reach Out and Read and Save the Children. Reach Out and Read donations will come back to the local community through the organization’s network of local physicians who provide books to patients to improve literacy. Save the Children donations will be used to reach those children who are in the greatest need in poor rural communities throughout our country
Giving back to the community was a major focus of the event and a key component of Primrose Schools’ exclusive Balanced Learning® System, which balances character development with academics and play, and is designed to help establish the Right Foundation to Build Active Minds, Healthy Bodies, and Happy Hearts®.
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.