Primary Prep is located in Bradenton, FL.  We are a pre-school with an intimate setting, licensed for 35 children.  We have a beautiful clean facility with an outstanding, shady playground.  Because the health of our children and teachers are important to us, we use organic cleaners and serve healthy fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods at snack time.  Our teachers added tomato plants to our lime and mango trees, and they hope to add new plants in the coming season.   Our students enjoy learning about how they can help our planet by reducing, reusing, and recycling everything they can.

 

Owners:

 

         Dale and Jeannine Elisha have owned Primary Prep for over 10 years.   Primary Prep of Bradenton, Inc. was originally the Academy of Brighter Children and Camp Cowabunga.   When Dale and Jeannine purchased the school from Jeannine's parents, they moved the location and changed the name; however, the quality program and impressive kindergarten readiness is still the same today.
        Dale (Mr. Dale) grew up in Bradenton and graduated from Manatee High School.  He has a degree in religion from Florida State University.  His Christian faith and solid morals make him a wonderful owner.  He is loved by the children, parents, and teachers.  Prior to owning Primary Prep, he was an assistant store manager of a large department store.  This experience brings the business and management skills needed to operate a preschool.   Dale's dedication to Primary Prep lead him to earning his CDA and Director's credential.
        Jeannine (Mrs. Jeani) also grew up in Bradenton.  She too graduated from Manatee High School.  Jeannine spent her youth and much of her adult life working at The Academy of Brighter Children and Camp Cowabunga.  Jeannine is very theatrical and loves literature, so she earned her degree in English Education from Florida State University.  In addition to supporting the school's director and teachers, and playing with the children in the afternoon, she teaches theater at Saint Stephen's Episcopal School.  Jeannine feels blessed to be able to continue her family's legacy.  Now, our school is home to second generation students.  Children who graduated from The Academy of Brighter Children are now bringing their children to Primary Prep.  That is a true legacy.  

 

Teachers:

 

We are very proud of our outstanding team of teachers at Primary Prep.  Their dedication and commitment to teaching young children soars above and beyond what is expected of an early education teacher.  Each member of our staff is trained in infant and child first aid and CPR.  They have received  formal training in in early childhood education.  To continue to improve their skills and increase their knowledge, they meet their yearly in service hours.  All of the teachers and the director have taken the required classes and mandated training to meet state guidelines.  Each teacher has been fully instructed on how to teach their students using Primary Prep’s outstanding curriculum.  Our director and pre-kindergarten teachers have the necessary college degrees in order to effectively prepare your child for elementary school. 

Our teachers have a combined total of 46 teaching years. 

 

HOURS:

Primary Prep is a year round preschool program.  We are open Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM (excluding planned holidays)

 

RATIOS:

Toddlers – 1:6

Two year olds – 1:11

Three and Fours – 1:15

Fours and Fives – 1:20

VPK – 1:10

Total enrollment capacity is 35 children.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Students are accepted at ages 18 months through Pre-Kindergarten.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is available to those students who qualify.