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Primrose School Coming To Broadlands

© Leesburg Today - 07/31/2015

A $5.2 million building under construction in Broadlands will soon be home to a Primrose School.

More than three years ago, seasoned teacher Adela Taboada and her husband, Victor, an engineer by training, set out to open a preschool in Northern Virginia.

They researched various school franchises and found Primrose School, a fully accredited early education company with more than 300 schools nationwide but none in the Washington, DC, area.

""We fell in love with the curriculum and the programming, and given that this area didn't have a Primrose School, we decided to open the first,"" Victor Taboada said.

They opened Primrose School of Ashburn in January 2012, and the program's positive reception in the northern Ashburn area motivated them to open a second school 6 miles south in Broadlands.

""This opportunity came up for a fantastic piece of land right next to St. Theresa Catholic School, and we couldn't pass it up,"" Taboada said. ""It's a perfect location in an area with a lot of children and a lot of people who value quality education.""

The couple has invested $5.2 million to build a new 12,000-square-foot Primrose School of Broadlands. The building, on Shale Ridge Court, is under construction and is set to open for classes in January. The Taboadas expect to hire 45 employees to operate the new school.

The school's programming and capacity-with room for 184 children-will be similar to that of the Primrose School of Ashburn. It will offer early education and care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old, as well as after-school care for children up to age 12.

Adela Taboada, whose 25-year teaching experience spans from kindergarten to high school, said of the curriculum, ""We work hard to ensure every child's experience is exceptional, and it's rewarding to know that we're giving them the educational foundation they need to succeed in school and life.""

While the Broadlands location will not be open for tours until early 2016, interested families are invited to tour the Primrose School of Ashburn to get a glimpse of what the new school will be like. The Ashburn school was recently named a finalist for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Best Small Business of the Year Award.

Taboada said it's clear there is a need for a program like Primrose School's in the Broadlands area. Already, several families have enrolled their children.

""We, of course, have a limited capacity, so families who are considering enrolling their children should secure a spot,"" Victor Taboada said.

Enrollment costs vary depending on a child's age, but, generally, Taboada said tuition starts at $280 a week. Contact Primrose School at primrosebroadlands.com, or 703-724-9050, for more details.

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