According to the Center for American Progress, 72% of Nevada families lived in an area with little or no access to quality early care options as of 2021. The effects of this shortage are experienced first-hand throughout the state, where the Center’s report found that more than 30,000 parents have had to make career sacrifices in recent years due to issues finding care. A major cause of this supply crisis has been independent child care centers throughout the state and nationwide running at a lower capacity or even closing due to the staffing shortages and other challenges faced by such centers.
Primrose Schools – a high-quality early education and care leader with 480 schools nationwide and one location in Nevada – is working to expand access to early education for local children and families. As part of this initiative, the company has stepped up efforts to acquire smaller, independent centers throughout the state and open new schools in key metro areas like Las Vegas.
“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 essential 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.”
The company has recently completed conversions of 10 early education centers nationwide, 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 across the country in the process of transitioning to a Primrose location.
The company’s acquisition efforts provide independent child care owners with a viable exit strategy while preserving and enhancing the early education offering their community has come to rely on. Similarly, altruistic entrepreneurs can quickly begin ownership, while building on a school’s established presence in the community with its Balanced Learning curriculum.