WAYNE, NJ – One of the premier brands in educational childcare, The Primrose School has officially opened its doors in Wayne, celebrating Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the morning and festivities throughout the day.
The Primrose School of Wayne sits on the corner of Valley Road and French Hill Road on a parcel of land that was once empty, but now boasts a large eleven-classroom school. Owners Ambar and Dharati Patel, and Jay and Dimple Patel invested nearly $7M into the property, including changing the light at Valley Road.
Initial planning began years ago, and the event on Saturday for the family Patel was the culmination of a long journey. Mother Nature seemed to be supporting their venture by providing unseasonable warmth on their special day.
“We were blessed with a beautiful day,” said Ambar Patel with a happy smile. “The children were able to take full advantage of all of our playgrounds.”
Mayor Chris Vergano cut the ribbon in the morning with his trademark thumbs up. “I had the pleasure of meeting Dharati and Ambar Patel months before they purchased the property and moved forward with building their dream childcare and educational center,” he said. “I’m very happy for them that this day has come.”
More than one hundred families came to celebrate with the Patels and children could be seen within and without the building throughout the day. A train ride was set up in the parking lot, while Percy, the Primrose mascot greeted families at the door.
Face painting and a bubble show was provided by Johie the Clown and Ferris the Great handed out the World’s Greatest Balloon Animals.
Primrose had their Chef on hand to prepare and showcase the healthy food options available to the students on the campus and each classroom had an activity or a craft set up. Children learned about planting seeds in soil and take home their planted pots; they played in obstacle courses and took silly photos in a photo booth.
“Overall it was a great event that was very well-received by the community,” said Ambar and judging by the smiles on all who were present, he was correct.