By Sandy Meyer

Primrose School of Bloomingdale is celebrating its second year anniversary as one of the premier child care facilities in the Brandon/Valrico area.  The child care center is part of the Primrose franchise which has been in business for over 30 years. Ketan Gohil and his wife Ami are proud to be part of an educational organization that has won several prestigious awards in excellence, including the AdvancED™ Corporation Systems Accreditation.

The Gohils chose Primrose for their own children when they relocated to the Tampa area several years ago and after an amazing experience, they decided to open their own branch of the school. “The reason that we chose Primrose was because of the focus on early childhood education.  We didn’t want just a safe and nurturing environment, which we would expect any place should have, we expected them to also have an educational focus,” explained Gohil.

The school has ten classrooms with a capacity for up to 190 children.  Infants from six weeks up to Kindergarteners attend the school which has high standards in learning.  Each class has its own specific curriculum designed to develop the whole child based on a balanced learning curriculum, including educational, physical, social and emotional aspects. The academic portion is from 8:30 a.m.  until 12:15 p.m. for those in pre-K and Kindergarten classes and includes an afternoon of enrichment activities for those who attend full time.

Gohil believes that it is important to give young children a sound educational base to begin their student careers.  “Those first five years are foundational.  Change the first five years, you change the rest of their lives,” he said.

Primrose School of Bloomingdale is located at 1280 Bloomingdale Avenue in Valrico.  Child care hours are from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.  More information can be found on their website at and tours of the school are provided upon request.

“Very simply put, for my wife and I, it is a privilege and an honor to work with young children and make a difference in their lives,” said Gohil.


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