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Primrose School of Five Forks Kindergarten class ready to deliver 4,415 non-perishable food items to the Salvation Army
Primrose School of Five Forks Kindergarten class ready to deliver 4,415 non-perishable food items to the Salvation Army
Lawrenceville, GA, (December 6, 2013) – Demonstrating their commitment to giving to others, Primrose School of Five Forks recently helped feed hungry families throughout the Metro Atlanta area. On Friday, December 6th, the preschoolers donated 4,415 food items to the Salvation Army.

“Children from Primrose Schools across the nation participated in food drives over the past month, but they did much more than simply bring in items from their parents’ pantry,” says Gil Benjamin, Primrose School owner of Five Forks. “The students earned money by completing extra chores at home, combined their earnings and then counted them in the classroom. They reviewed grocery store sale advertisements and clipped coupons to find best values on nutritional food, created a detailed shopping list and took a field trip to Publix in Snellville to shop for local families in need.”

The donation of nearly $7,726 worth of food items comes when American families find themselves in critical need as men, women and children face hunger. According to Feeding America, a total of 49 million Americans struggle with hunger, including 16 million children.

Giving back to the community was a major focus of the annual food drive, as well as a key component of the Primrose Schools Balanced Learning® system, which blends teacher-directed and child-initiated activities with special emphasis on character development. The Caring and Giving program is a nationwide initiative, with participation from more than 270 
Primrose Schools across the country and helps students understand the value of generosity and creates a hands-on approach to math, nutrition and planning skills.

About Primrose Schools®
Founded in 1982, Primrose Schools is the nation’s leader in providing a premier educational child care experience in more than 270 schools in 17 states. Each Primrose is independently owned and operated by our Franchise Owners. They partner with parents to help children 
build the right foundation for future learning and life, and offer an environment that helps children have fun while nurturing Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.  

The Balanced Learning® system, consistently delivered in all Primrose Schools nationwide, is designed to provide high quality educational experiences to support children’s social-emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development.  It is made up of an exclusive standards-based curriculum that enables teachers to help children gain the knowledge and 
skills that will enable them to move successfully from one level of development to the next as well-rounded individuals. The system also offers developmentally appropriate materials and equipment for all classrooms; multiple forms of assessment; and extensive training for teachers.   

Primrose is the first early childhood education organization in the country to receive AdvancED Corporation Systems Accreditation under the new Standards for Quality Early Learning Schools. This accreditation ensures all Primrose schools meet the highest quality standards and shows they are continually improving student learning. For more information, 
visit www.PrimroseSchools.com.


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