Primrose Schools, a high-quality early education and care leader with nearly 475 schools nationwide, is stepping up efforts to acquire independent child care centers as part of its mission to expand access to early education for all children and families. 

The company has recently completed conversions of eight early education centers, offering more than 1,400 children the chance to experience Primrose’s time-tested and award-winning Balanced Learning® curriculum. There are more than 10 additional acquisitions in the process of transitioning to a Primrose location.

“Independent child care center owners around the country are entrusting Primrose with their legacy because we share the same commitment to creating a better future for children and families through quality early education and care,” said Steve Clemente, President of Primrose Schools. “The community resource they built is in good hands with Primrose’s award-winning curriculum and franchise model that provides the new Franchise Owners with everything they need to seamlessly transition their acquired school’s operations and ensure the staff, parents and students that depend on them thrive.”

Primrose’s acquisitions team expects the pace of conversions to grow as demand for child care remains strong. The company’s acquisitions and conversion strategy, combined with a continued interest from altruistic entrepreneurs looking to expand local care options, has bolstered the company’s growth. In the first half of this year, the company has awarded 32 franchise agreements — more than in the entirety of 2021 — and opened eight new schools.