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Primary Prep Center

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PHONE: (850) 234-5437

6 Miracle Strip Loop

Panama City Beach, FL 32407

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Primary Prep Center is a preschool located in Panama City Beach, Florida.

The school community has reviewed this preschool and given it an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars.

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Posted on Jan 16, 2013
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We as a family, have to write a review for this wonderful blessing we encountered while our daughter attended Primary Prep last year. After removing her from a Montessori Program that just wasn't the right fit for her, we found that it was the best decision for our daughter, our family, and our schedules. In the beginning, we bagan having our own personal bumps in the road with our daughter (acting out), but this school welcomed us with open arms and great understanding. Jan Hodges, Director, as well as her teachers single handedly made our little girl into a bright and loving leader. We all came together, created a plan, and took action. We were impressed with the one-on-one attention they gave our whole family, not just our daughter. She learned to read, write, and behave like a little person should at her age. Parents, this is a MUST-GO-TO preschool for your children.
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Posted on Oct 13, 2012
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I just absolutely love this school, as well as my son! He made a lot of friends there, and the kids are so well-behaived and organized there. Teachers are amazing, they are really involved in each child and his/her developmental progress. And especially I love the owner and director of the school, Jan! She is wonderful, she definitely puts her heart into working with kids, she feels so responsible for each child, for his/her learning process. She is full of great ideas how to turn every day learning into fun and memorable experience. And she is always there! Plus she first meets a parent and asks about the child, his/her personality, etc. She knows all the parents and kids by name. It makes it like a big family. Thank you, Jan! They make pictures of kids throughout the years they attend, and then they even have graduation ceremony and they give a photo album full of those pics to parents to keep. It is so precious!The facility is always clean and well kept, the yard is huge, a lot of room for kids to run around. Then the teachers line all the kids up to wash hands after outside. My son hasn't been sick in a while, unlike the schools before. It is the best school around! I love it!
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Posted on Jul 23, 2012
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My son attended preschool at Primary Prep through the Pre-K program. He absolutely loved attending this school. The teachers are wonderful and each takes a personal interest in seeing each child excel at his/her own pace. They encourage the children in every aspect of development and work with the parents to ensure the child is evolving a comprehensive skillset to ensure confidence for beginning kindergarten and beyond. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a personalized-focus on their child(ren)--who wouldn't?! +huge playground +great location +caring teachers +limited space +happy children +happy parents
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Posted on Apr 11, 2011
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I have been meaning to write this review for a long time. I am a very protective mother and was very choosy about where I wanted to send my then 3-year-old daughter for school. I was very hesitant about the entire experience, but everyone at Primary Prep was wonderful. It brought my shy daughter out of her shell. The teachers are very knowledgeable and thoughtful. They're very patient with little ones and their accidents. They have a great curriculum where they learn about different letters and subjects throughout the months. I am so glad I made the decision to send her here. It was priceless.
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Posted on Jul 30, 2010
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My sons went to PP-I taught for 10 yrs. as well. I have two VERY active boys who are disciplined at home when they are in trouble at school. The comm. from PP was EXCELLENT; we acted as partners in our child's development. If there was an occasion that I needed to be contacted @my son's behavior, I used it as a learning experience rather than blaming the school. Often, just following up on their strategy was sufficient in guiding their behavior in an appropriate direction. If you slam the kids teachers on the way out of the parking lot, chances are they aren't going to learn to respect their teachers and will respond accordingly. If it weren't for the valuable input from Jan & staff,and their rec. that we get more evaluation- my sons would not be where they are today. Academically and behaviorally successful. I am grateful!!!
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Posted on Jul 30, 2010
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Can not say enough good things about Primary Prep! Our twins both started Kindergarten with the confidence and skills to help them excel. Both were recognized as outstanding readers and one of them was the top AR student in all of K. The individual attention they received at Primary Prep helped build a foundation that will last a life time.
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Posted on Jul 30, 2010
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As first time parents, my wife and I did all our homework on where to send the "most amazing child in the world". Having been raised in Panama City, I had plenty of people to grill on where my child would get the best head start. The only people I asked that didn't have wonderful things to say about Primary Prep were people that had never heard of it. Now, two years later, we have enrolled the "second most amazing child in the world" and couldn't be more pleased! Our oldest son reads better at five than I read in the fifth grade. The way they teach builds confidence and makes learning fun. They take pride in my children and I love that!!! Thank you Primary Prep for taking such good care of my children and for helping prepare them for the rest of their lives.
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Posted on Jun 23, 2010
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My daughter attended this school and it was a great experience. Mrs. Blei was WONDERFUL! She gave my daughter lots of love and attention when she was painfully shy after negative experiences at other day care centers. My daughter was an excellent reader and well prepared for Kindergarten. In fact, she was one of the best readers in her class her first year of school. They have great communication with parents and work as a team to help your child be the best they can be. We still visit regularly because Mrs. Blei was such an important part of our lives. Do not believe the negative comment posted earlier.
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Posted on May 17, 2010
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I have to agree that the negative comment posted below should be considered anything but the norm. I interviewed many schools & spoke with family & others in the community before making the decision to enroll my daughter & without fail, I was told that Primary Prep was a true investment in my child's future. And they have not let me or my daughter down. Jan Hodges, the owner and the teachers are committed to every child s development and early learning. Parents can rest assure that these certified, qualified and caring teachers partner with families and Parent's agressively partner with the school. My daughter has a great RESPECT for her teachers and her family which translates into learning more each day. I, too, am very proud to promote this school every chance I get because I believe in them and Primary Prep's learning and development program.
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Posted on Apr 27, 2010
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The negative comment posted below should be considered anything but the norm. I think most parents who review this school - and talk with community members - will conclude what every parent at this school already knows: Primary Prep is a true investment in a child's future. My husband and I have careers and we do not have the luxury to stay at home and work with our children. Jan Hodges, Primary Prep owner, and the teachers are committed to every child s development and early learning. Parents can rest assured that these certified, qualified and caring teachers partner with families. We had social issues with our daughter, but we aggressively partnered with the school. The result is a well adjusted child with tremendous cognitive and verbal abilities. I proudly promote this school every chance I get because I believe in them and Primary Prep s learning and development philosophies.
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