The proud owners, Ketan and Ami Gohil, along with the management of Primrose School of Bloomingdale held a flag raising ceremony to celebrate a milestone. The school is now fully accredited by the SACS CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Primrose School of Bloomingdale is a private pre-school that provides a high quality early childhood education. The school is located at 1280 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico.

In July, owners Ami and Ketan Gohil received notice that the school had passed a rigorous examination which took several months and is now fully accredited by the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) CASI (Council on Accreditation and School Improvement), an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools. It is designed to distinguish schools that adhere to a certain set of educational standards.

Primrose School of Bloomingdale underwent the accreditation process by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) CASI (Council on Accreditation and School Improvement).

Ketan Gohil said, “SACS CASI has a newly developed standard for early childhood education facilities. The accreditation process we went through is similar to that which local school districts and universities such as USF go through.”

The accreditation process looks at everything from policies and procedures to classroom environment to teacher and student success and progress. It is essentially a thorough audit of the school. Not every pre-school undergoes this process. In addition to undergoing the accreditation process, Primrose Schools go through three consultations each year to maintain the high standards needed to provide exceptional early childhood education.

Ami Gohil said, “Accreditation benefits our students. Our teachers are highly qualified individuals who are certified in early childhood education. Each one strives for continual improvement.” The state requires that teachers undergo 10 hours of continuing education, but Primrose Schools teachers are required to undergo 20 hours. All of the teachers at Primrose School of Bloomingdale either have a degree in early childhood education or have a CDA (Childhood Development Associate).

Ketan Gohil said, “Our students in the private pre-k program scored in the 97th percentile on the Bracken’s Assessment. This measures a child’s readiness for elementary school. All that we do here at Primrose School of Bloomingdale allows us to achieve these results.”

As Primrose School of Bloomingdale looks forward to celebrating its first anniversary, it also celebrates 30 years of the Primrose School organization.

For more information on Primrose School of Bloomingdale, please visit or call 438-5980.

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